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  • Dybala, Higuain duel to light up Juve-Napoli clash

    They both hold dual nationality but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala can expect thousands of fellow Argentinians to be glued to their sets Saturday when Juventus host Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash in Italy's Serie A. With 24 goals in as many league games Higuain is blazing a record-setting…

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  • Bavarian derby for Bayern Munich, Dortmund welcomes Hannover

    Next up is Augsburg for a Bavarian derby in the Bundesliga, nine days before the Champions League showdown with Juventus in Turin. The games provide welcome distraction from the off-field issues that led to some turbulence at the club, with questions over Guardiola's ability to lead a successful…

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  • Man U seeks world-class stars, won't emulate Leicester plan

    Manchester United will stick with its policy of spending heavily on world-class talent rather than trying to emulate Leicester, which has surged to the top of the Premier League with unproven players signed on the cheap. With a squad that's cost about $75 million to assemble, Leicester is on…

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  • Manchester United set £500 million revenue target

    Manchester United expect to make more than £500 million ($719.5 million, 635.2 million euros) in the 2016 financial year, the club announced on Thursday, despite continued underperformance on the pitch. "Our strong commitment to investing in our squad, youth academy and the broader club are…

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  • Blanc extends PSG contract until 2018

    Paris St-Germain said Thursday that coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract until 2018, giving him a free rein for the tough Champions League campaign ahead. Blanc's current deal runs out at the end of the season and the club's wealthy Qatari owners moved to tie in the 50-year-old to a new…

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  • Ibrahimovic sends PSG into French Cup quarters

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain eased past Lyon 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the French Cup on Wednesday, extending the capital club's winning run to 16 matches. Ibrahimovic bundled in the opening goal just past the hour at the Parc des Princes, and the Swede…

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  • Barca set unbeaten record to see off Neville's Valencia

    An under-strength Barcelona set a new club record of 29 games unbeaten to progress to the Copa del Rey final with a 1-1 draw at Gary Neville's Valencia on Wednesday for an 8-1 aggregate win. Barca's place in a fifth final in six years was assured after a 7-0 first-leg rout last week and without…

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  • Ibrahimovic scores 2 as PSG beats Lyon 3-0 in French Cup

    Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 3-0 to reach the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday and remain on course to repeat its domestic treble of last season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored two second-half goals, will be out of contract at the end of the season and was waiting on a new deal despite…

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  • Scudetto chase puts Sarri, Allegri in spotlight

    While they pore over the minutiae of what is required to win the Serie A title, there is probably little separating Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and Juventus counterpart Massimiliano Allegri. Sarri, who paces the touchline with cigarette in hand, is a dyed-in-the-wool Napoli fan whose arrival in…

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  • Sun will shine for Liverpool youngsters - Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp predicted brighter days ahead for his Liverpool youngsters after they fell to an Angelo Ogbonna buzzer beater against West Ham United in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday. A team featuring two players aged 20, a 21-year-old, two 22-year-olds and 18-year-old midfielder Pedro…

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  • 'No truth' in Chelsea rumours for Juve's Allegri

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has again distanced himself from the Chelsea manager's job amid claims he will replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season. Allegri, who steered the Turin giants to the Champions League final last year, has a contract until June 2017 but is…

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  • Racially abused commuter to attend PSG vs Chelsea match

    The commuter who was prevented by a group of Chelsea fans from boarding a metro train last year because he is black has accepted an invitation from Paris Saint-Germain to attend the French team's next Champions League game against the London club. Souleymane Sylla's lawyer told The Associated…

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  • Nice star Ben Arfa sidelined for a month

    Nice (France) (AFP) - Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa was on Tuesday ruled out for around a month with a hamstring injury, the Ligue 1 side announced.

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  • Marcelo could miss Champions League game because of injury

    Left back Marcelo is expected to miss Real Madrid's game against Roma in the knockout stage of the Champions League because of a right shoulder injury. The first leg against Roma is Feb. 17 in Italy. The goal is to have Marcelo fit to play in the derby against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish…

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  • Juve defender Chiellini to miss Bayern clash

    Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss Saturday's showdown with Serie A leaders Napoli as well as the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Bayern Munich due to a calf injury, the club confirmed on Tuesday. Chiellini, 31, was injured during last weekend's 2-0 victory at…

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  • Ailing Liverpool face West Ham test in FA Cup

    With a convalescing manager, mounting injuries and fans in revolt against the club's hierarchy, Liverpool's preparations for Tuesday's FA Cup replay at West Ham have been less than ideal. A bout of appendicitis caused manager Jurgen Klopp to miss Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland, which…

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