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  • Ronaldinho blasts penalty kick into the stands on his Mexican debut

    Ronaldinho made his debut for Queretaro in their Copa MX match against Tigres and though he was presented with a golden opportunity to start with a bang, it didn't quite work out for him. Tigres jumped out to an early lead when Herculez Gomez scored in the ninth minute.

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  • Pep Guardiola celebrates Jerome Boateng's late winner against Man City by choking him

    Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scored a 90th-minute winner against former club Man City (with a helping deflection off Mario Gotze) and that kicked off a touchline mosh pit starring Pep Guardiola. After Boateng ran over to celebrate with his coach and teammates, Guardiola gave him a celebratory…

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  • Why Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez are not a mismatched duo in Real Madrid's midfield

    Why Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez are not a mismatched duo in Real Madrid's midfield At first glance, Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez didn't look to match up too well. In yesterday's Champions League opener, Carlo Ancelotti trotted out the same formation which floundered against Atlético.

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  • Ajax fans welcome back 'son of god' Zlatan Ibrahimovic and express Paris Hilton support

    Ajax fans welcome back 'son of god' Zlatan Ibrahimovic and express Paris Hilton supportZlatan Ibrahimovic returned to Amsterdam Arena with PSG to face former club Ajax in their first Champions League group stage match and when he walked out onto the pitch

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  • Mourinho: Costa not fit to play three matches a week

    The 1-1 draw against Schalke was particularly frustrating for the extraordinary number and variety of missed chances than Chelsea managed to create and then squander. Costa has a problem and he can’t play three matches in a row at the moment. This lack of fitness is to do with the injury Costa…

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  • Soccer-Bilbao thwarted by Shakhtar on Champions League return

    * Basques held to 0-0 draw by Shakhtar at San Mames * First Champions League appearance since 1998-99 (Adds details, quotes) BILBAO, Spain, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Athletic Bilbao failed to mark their Champions League return with a victory when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk…

  • Soccer-Gutierrez thanks fans after flying home for cancer treatment

    Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on Wednesday thanked fans for their support after flying home to Argentina for testicular cancer treatment. Always looking forward," the 31-year-old said on Twitter after revealing his illness in a television interview in Argentina on Tuesday. When I…

  • The happiness that Manchester City's billions can't buy

    The "punishment” laid out to Manchester City for investing too high a proportion of its revenue on new signings was a blueprint in modern soccer absurdity, and the message was this: Dare to spend too much money and we'll make you spend even more of it. Five years of investment from the ownership…

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  • Yes or No for Celtic in Europa League

    Celtic face a tough trip to Salzburg on Thursday, the day of Scotland's independence referendum, while Everton host Wolfsburg and Tottenham go to Partizan Belgrade as the epic quest for the Europa League reaches the 48-team group phase. The pick of the round however sees holders Sevilla host Dutch…

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  • APOEL next in Messi-inspired Barca's firing line

    APOEL next in Messi-inspired Barca's firing line Barcelona (AFP) - Barcelona begin their Champions League campaign at home to Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday in fine form having romped to the top of La Liga with three consecutive wins to give Luis Enrique a dream start to his reign.…

  • Iranian kicked out of Asian Games over sexual harassment

    Asian Games organisers on Wednesday kicked out an Iranian official for sexually harassing a female volunteer and issued strong warnings after two alleged cases in two days. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) banned football equipment manager Amereh Ahmad from Games sites and asked the Iranian team…

  • Moreno Perseveres on Difficult Evening

    Alberto Moreno called Liverpool's Champions League return a tough, complicated game, but in the end the team earned all three points—in large part thanks to his efforts. There were, though, a few bright spots for a Liverpool side that on the whole struggled to put on a cohesive, convincing…

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  • Revolution Player of the Month, August 2014: Charlie Davies

    August Player of the Month could have easily gone to MVP candidate Lee Nguyen, but the renaissance of Charlie Davies is too spectacular to ignore. Before Davies established himself as the team’s first-choice striker, the position was in a state of flux. Was Davies, a striker who hadn’t scored in…

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  • Here's how to make the U.S. Open Cup even better

    Sounders historian Frank MacDonald first posted a version of this story on his personal website. Soccer got to do to get Joe Fan interested in the Open Cup? It seems that if the Lamar Hunt Open Cup is to survive the next century, it must aspire to do more than just slog along.

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  • Tevez back in the frame for Argentina

    Recently-appointed Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said Wednesday he is set to hand Juventus striker Carlos Tevez an international lifeline after the former Manchester United and City star was left out of their World Cup squad. Martino said the 30-year-old, who began his career with Boca Juniors…