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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Roma-CSKA match stopped briefly for violence

    A Champions League match between Roma and CSKA Moscow was briefly suspended in the second half due to fan violence. With Roma leading 5-0, CSKA supporters began throwing flares at Roma fans and riot police had to intervene. CSKA have already been forced to play their upcoming Champions League match…

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  • 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…

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  • Schoene beauty as Ajax deny Paris

    A viciously struck free-kick by Danish international Lasse Schoene allowed Ajax to come from behind and draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League Group F opener on Wednesday. The French champions had taken a 14th-minute lead at the Amsterdam Arena thanks to Edinson Cavani's 28th…

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  • 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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  • Fiorentina vs Guingamp: Match Preview

    French side EA Guingamp arrived in Florence to face Fiorentina in the first match day of Europa League. Montella must be under pressure from himself before the management or the fans to break the net silence. In other news, Cuadrado and Aquilani talks are still ongoing and are for some reason…

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  • 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…

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  • Young Daniel Sturridge Returns to Training

    Daniel Sturridge is on his way back from injury. Liverpool's attack has lacked sharpness and cohesion, but news that Daniel Sturridge has returned to light training will give some cause for optimism. Sturridge hasn't featured for Liverpool since he played as part of a striking duo in the satisfying…

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  • Predict the Score: FC Barcelona vs APOEL Nicosia

    A chance for you to predict the score of Luis Enrique's UEFA Champions League debut against APOEL Nicosia Luis Enrique will make his UEFA Champions League debut as a coach tonight, as his unbeaten Barcelona take on Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou. With a favourable draw, Barcelona…

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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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  • Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose

    Mandzukic to have surgery on broken noseMadrid (AFP) - Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic will undergo surgery on his nose which was broken during the La Liga champions' 3-2 Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos on Tuesday.The 28-year-

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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…

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