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  • Lewandowski hits two for Bayern to pass 'Auba' as top scorer

    Robert Lewandowski netted twice on Sunday to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Bundesliga's top scorer as leaders Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Augsburg. Poland striker Lewandowski netted either side of half-time with Thomas Mueller securing the points for the Bundesliga leaders before Raul…

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  • Torres winner takes Atletico joint top

    Fernando Torres's solitary strike after just a minute was enough to move Atletico Madrid back level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 1-0 win at Getafe on Sunday. Torres ended a five-month goal drought to net his 100th Atletico goal against Eibar last weekend and was brilliantly picked…

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  • Love delivers as Monaco snatch Valentine's Day point

    Brazilian striker Vagner Love chose Valentine's Day to deliver his first goal in France's Ligue 1 on Sunday, earning Monaco a crucial point in a 1-1 draw at Saint-Etienne. The result leaves Monaco on 46 points in second place in Ligue 1, which is an automatic Champions League qualifying berth, six…

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  • Lyon romps to 4-1 win against Caen in French league

    Lyon clawed its way back into the battle for the Champions League spots with a 4-1 thrashing of Caen in the French league on Sunday. Coach Bruno Genesio, who replaced Hubert Fournier during the winter break, seems to have found the right balance as his side has now scored 10 goals in its last…

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  • Honda scores 1, sets up another as AC Milan beats Genoa 2-1

    Keisuke Honda scored one goal and helped set up another as AC Milan extended its unbeaten streak to seven matches with a 2-1 win over Genoa in Serie A on Sunday. Milan moved within two points of fifth-place Inter Milan, which was visiting Fiorentina later. It's the first time Milan has gone seven…

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  • PSG's Aurier in hot water after Blanc 'faggot' social media jibe

    Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier could find himself in hot water after insulting manager Laurent Blanc and many of his team-mates in a live video he and a friend recorded with the online app Periscope on Saturday night. French media reported on Sunday that Aurier was "excluded from…

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  • Badstuber's latest blow hurts Bayern and Germany

    Holger Badstuber's latest injury is not just a cruel blow for the centre-back, but also impacts Bayern Munich's plans to win this season's treble and Germany's aspirations for Euro 2016. The 26-year-old fractured his left ankle by mistiming a sliding tackle on his Bayern team-mate David Alaba in a…

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  • Chelsea boss Hiddink pleads for Friday night Euro relief

    Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink pleaded with the Premier League to introduce Friday night football in an effort to maximise his side's chances of Champions League success. Hiddink's team face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday in a tough last-16, first-leg match-up having played on…

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  • Van Gaal turns Manchester United's eyes to Europa League

    Louis van Gaal admitted that Champions League qualification will be "very difficult" after a shock 2-1 defeat at second-bottom Sunderland increased the pressure on the Manchester United manager. A late own goal from goalkeeper David de Gea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday condemned United to a…

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  • Ronaldo scores 2 for Madrid; 1st league victory for Neville

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to lead Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, provisionally lifting it into second place, while Gary Neville finally got his first Spanish league victory in charge of Valencia. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the third minute before Javier…

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  • Juventus beats Napoli to lead Serie A, Man U loses again

    Juventus got a late goal to beat Napoli 1-0 and snatch the lead of Italy's Serie A from its southern rival on Saturday.

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  • Zaza strike downs Napoli as Juve go top

    Italy Euro 2016 hopeful Simone Zaza produced a dramatic late strike as champions Juventus went one point clear at the top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over Napoli on Saturday. Napoli, suffering only their third defeat of the campaign, travelled north looking for a league double over the champions for…

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  • PSG warm up for Chelsea clash with Lille draw

    A much-changed Paris Saint-Germain warmed up for their Champions League showdown with Chelsea with a low-key goalless draw at home to struggling Lille at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. Edinson Cavani had the best chance for the runaway Ligue 1 leaders but somehow missed the target with the goal…

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  • Runaway leader PSG held 0-0 at home against Lille in France

    Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain warmed up for its Champions League encounter with Chelsea by dropping points for only the fourth time in the French league this season, held 0-0 in a scrappy home draw by Lille on Saturday. PSG hosts Chelsea in the first leg of their last 16 match on Tuesday, and…

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  • Terry a doubt for Chelsea's PSG return

    John Terry is a doubt for Chelsea's Champions League game at Paris Saint-Germain after being forced off by injury during his side's 5-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday. The Chelsea captain, who has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season, left the fray in the 38th…

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  • 'Too risky' for Verratti to start against Chelsea - Blanc

    Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has admitted it would be too big a risk to start Marco Verratti in Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Chelsea at the Parc des Princes. The supremely talented Italy midfielder is a vital member of the PSG side but has not started a game in a month due…

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  • Mkhitaryan seals Dortmund win to trim Bayern lead

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan's second-half goal sealed Borussia Dortmund's workmanlike 1-0 win over Hanover 96 on Saturday to trim Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga to five points. Dortmund were without injured star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who missed his first league match of the…

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