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  • Marseille in dramatic collapse against in-form Caen

    Marseille collapsed dramatically from a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Caen at the Stade Velodrome on Friday in a defeat that struck a major blow for the south coast giants' title hopes. Andre Ayew and Andre-Pierre Gignac seemed to have sealed the deal for Marcelo Bielsa's team but Caen proved once…

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  • UEFA extends probe of Monaco accounts, closes Liverpool case

    The ongoing case was announced Friday, two days after Monaco's 3-1 win at Arsenal made it a strong favorite to reach the Champions League quarterfinals and earn at least 40 million euros ($44.9 million) from UEFA this season. UEFA said its club finance panel also ordered more scrutiny of accounts…

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  • After Arsenal, mean Monaco look to lock out PSG

    Monaco follow up their stunning defeat of Arsenal in the Champions League in midweek by hosting French champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Leaders Lyon, who are two points ahead of second-placed PSG, travel to lacklustre Lille, while third-placed Marseille were desperate to stop…

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  • Wenger slams suicidal Arsenal after Champions League shocker

    Arsene Wenger slammed his Arsenal flops as naive and suicidal after their defensive meltdown allowed Monaco to clinch a stunning 3-1 win in the Champions League last 16 first leg. Geoffrey Kondogbia's first half strike was followed by a cool finish from former Tottenham forward Dimitar Berbatov…

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  • Champions League crystal ball: Who will advance from the round of 16?

    Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid should be able to overcome off days in their first legs. But not Arsenal.

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  • Old flaws harpoon Arsenal in Champions League

    Arsenal supporters accustomed to seeing their team qualify for the Champions League year after year are beginning to adjust to a new routine: wretched elimination in the competition's last 16. Wednesday's crushing 3-1 home defeat by Monaco left Arsenal on the brink of a fifth successive last-16…

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  • Monaco reunion holds no romance for Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he hasn't been wasting any time on nostalgic reminiscences ahead of his reunion with former club Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday. Wenger made his name as a manager during a successful seven-year spell at Monaco, which included leading them to the…

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  • We'll play Arsenal our way says Monaco coach

    Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has warned Arsenal ahead of their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday that the French side with the mean defence will be tough to break down. Monaco may be finding it difficult to find goals after the departure of James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao last…

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  • Wenger warns against complacency in Monaco tie

    Arsenal are strongly fancied to beat Monaco in their Champions League last-16 tie but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has warned fans not to expect an easy ride. The Premier League side have been knocked out at this stage by Bayern Munich in each of the last two seasons but they could scarcely have…

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  • Population 7,500, Guingamp takes on the world's best

    The coaches went to their club president with a modest request: could he buy them a hut, locker or something to store their footballs and equipment? ''No,'' replied Bertrand Desplat, ''it costs money.'' With one of the puniest budgets in France's top division, Guingamp can't splash the cash like…

    The Associated Press
  • Cameroonian Kameni defies Barcelona again

    Paris (AFP) - Former Cameroon goalkeeper Carlos Kameni was the standout African in Europe at the weekend as he helped Malaga stun Barcelona in La Liga.

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  • Madrid extends lead in Spanish league, Liverpool wins

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema made sure Real Madrid increased its lead over Barcelona in the Spanish League on Sunday while Liverpool continued its revival in the Premier League.

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  • Lyon reclaim top spot as Marseille lose ground

    A Nabil Fekir goal was enough for Lyon to beat Nantes 1-0 on Sunday and move back to the top of the Ligue 1 table, while Marseille had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Saint-Etienne. Lyon broke the deadlock midway through the second half against Nantes at the Stade de Gerland when Yoann Gourcuff and…

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  • PSG beat Toulouse to go top in Ligue 1

    Paris Saint-Germain went top of the Ligue 1 table for the first time this season on Saturday as teenage midfielder Adrien Rabiot scored twice in a 3-1 win against Toulouse. Rabiot struck in each half at the Parc des Princes and Thiago Silva added the third goal after Wissam Ben Yedder had pulled…

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  • Police probe another racist incident involving Chelsea fans

    British police launched an investigation into further suspected racism involving Chelsea fans as the London club used Saturday's Premier League game to celebrate diversity in football. Stickers emblazoned with ''Support Chelsea Support Equality'' were handed out at Stamford Bridge after a week…

    The Associated Press
  • Hollande speaks with black man abused by Chelsea fans

    PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has spoken with the black man abused by Chelsea supporters at a French metro station before a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain.

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  • PSG look for boost in Ligue 1 title race

    Laurent Blanc's French champions Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to build on an encouraging display in Europe in midweek as they turn their attention back to the fight with Lyon and Marseille at the top of Ligue 1. Paris came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League…

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