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  • Leicester on cusp of miracle in Man Utd clash

    England's miracle club Leicester City are 90 minutes from sporting immortality as they prepare for a Sunday showdown at Old Trafford with Premier League standard-bearers Manchester United. It means that victory at United will give Leicester the crown and they can claim the title this week even if…

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  • Tottenham Hotspur-Chelsea Preview

    Chelsea have known for months they will not repeat as Premier League champions. There is no love lost between the London rivals, and Spurs' history of misery at Stamford Bridge - where they have eight draws and 17 losses without a win since 1990 - only adds to the desire of the Blues (12-11-11)…

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  • Lyon beat Gazelec set up Monaco make-or-break clash

    Lyon beat Gazelec-Ajaccio 2-1 on Saturday to hold on to the coveted Ligue 1 runner-up spot and automatic entry to the Champions League. The former multiple French champions are in a tight battle with Monaco for second, with only goal difference splitting the teams. Monaco kept the pressure on…

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  • Pochettino pins hopes on Leicester collapse

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is doing his best to spook Premier League champions-elect Leicester City as his side prepare to face Chelsea knowing their destiny is out of their hands. With Leicester needing three points to complete a fairytale title triumph ahead of their trip to…

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  • Wenger confident of fans' backing after Norwich win

    Arsene Wenger believes he retains the support of the majority of Arsenal supporters following a day of protest at the Emirates Stadium. A pre-arranged demonstration saw a number of fans hold up signs saying "time for change" during the 12th minute of Arsenal's narrow, 1-0 home victory over…

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  • Sporting beats Porto 3-1 to stay in Portuguese title fight

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Striker Islam Slimani scored two goals as Sporting Lisbon defeated Porto 3-1 on Saturday to remain two points behind Benfica with two rounds left in the Portuguese league.

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  • Lyon and Monaco level on points in Champions League pursuit

    Lyon and Monaco remained level on points in the fight for second spot in the French league after victories on Saturday, setting up an enticing match between the two teams in the penultimate round. Lyon beat relegation-threatened Ajaccio 2-1, shortly after Monaco defeated Guingamp 3-2. The team…

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  • Barcelona beats Betis, moves closer to Spanish league title

    Barcelona scored two second-half goals to defeat 10-man Real Betis 2-0 on Saturday and move closer to winning the Spanish league title. The victory put Barcelona back in first place after both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid had won earlier. Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 behind a late…

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  • Udinese still in danger after 5-1 thrashing by Torino

    Udinese remains uncomfortably close to the relegation zone after being thrashed 5-1 at home to Torino in Serie A on Saturday, while Fiorentina's miserable run continued with a goalless draw at Chievo Verona. Luigi De Canio's Udinese is six points clear of Palermo, which hosts Sampdoria on Sunday,…

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  • Juventus target not ruling out summer move

    After previously playing for Roma and Udinese, Mehdi Benatia could make a return to Italy with the Bianconeri

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  • Arsenal edges past Norwich in 1-0 win on day of fan protest

    Substitute Danny Welbeck's second-half goal helped Arsenal to a 1-0 victory Saturday over relegation-threatened Norwich in the Premier League on a day of protests and division among the home fans. Welbeck scored in the 59th minute after strike partner Olivier Giroud nodded down a cross for him in…

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  • AC Milan defender pursued by Turkish giants

    The Rossoneri's commitment to Cristian Zapata will be put to the test, as a potential future in the Champions League with Besiktas could convince him to depart the San Siro

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  • Protests mark Arsenal win, Townsend lifts Toon

    A quick-fire goal from substitute Danny Welbeck united squabbling supporters as Arsenal defeated Norwich City 1-0 on Saturday to advance their pursuit of a Premier League top-four finish. Fans protesting against long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger were drowned out by supporters backing him…

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  • Wenger 'sorry' for failings amid Arsenal protests

    Arsenal's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged the grievances of fans who protested against him during the north London club's 1-0 Premier League win over Norwich City on Saturday. In a pre-planned protest, a smattering of fans held up A4 posters bearing the words "TIME FOR CHANGE" in…

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  • Mueller wants 'fireworks' from Bayern against Atletico

    Thomas Mueller says Bayern Munich need to produce "fireworks" against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday to keep their Champions League dreams alive after being made to wait for the Bundesliga title. "On Tuesday, as a team we need to set off a few fireworks," said Mueller after Saturday's 1-1 draw against…

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  • Bayern's Bundesliga title celebrations put on ice after draw

    Bayern Munich was held 1-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund kept the Bundesliga title race alive with a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg. Bayern, which would have claimed its 26th German championship with a win, got off to a great start when Thomas Mueller scored in the…

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  • Welbeck brings Wenger solace amid Arsenal protests

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faced supporter protests before Danny Welbeck's goal secured a 1-0 home victory over Norwich City on Saturday that moved his side up to third place. Welbeck scored three minutes after appearing as a 56th-minute substitute to move Arsenal eight points clear of fifth…

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