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Dortmund apologise over fans' violence

Dortmund apologise over fans' violence

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Borussia Dortmund's CEO and president met their RB Leipzig counterparts on Thursday to apologise for last weekend's violent attacks by hooligans as police say they have started prosecuting the culprits.

Dortmund police have reportedly started criminal proceedings in 32 cases after violent attacks broke out before last Saturday's German league match when hooligans set upon Leipzig fans, including women and children.

During the attacks, four police...

Juve extend lead, 9-man Milan win

Juve extend lead, 9-man Milan win

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Champions Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to seven points with a 2-0 win at Crotone as nine-man AC Milan stunned Bologna 1-0 on Wednesday.

Having seen their lead cut by Roma's 4-0 success over Fiorentina on Tuesday, second-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain kept Massimiliano Allegri's team on course for a sixth straight scudetto.

"We could have done better in the first half, especially in the speed of our...

Ranieri hopes Cup success revives Foxes

Ranieri hopes Cup success revives Foxes

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Claudio Ranieri hopes Leicester's FA Cup victory against Derby can provide a springboard to ease the spluttering champions' relegation fears.

Ranieri's side got a welcome boost as they moved into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win in a fourth round replay at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

Goals from Andy King, Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray sealed Leicester's first win in six matches at a most opportune moment.

Leicester...

Inside Paul Pogba’s £2.9million Mansion (Photos)

Inside Paul Pogba’s £2.9million Mansion (Photos)

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See inside Manchester United star Paul Pogba's new £2.9million Cheshire mansion

The world's most expensive footballer paid £2.9m for a swanky five-bedroom Cheshire mansion that was up for sale at £3.49m

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has proved himself a dab hand in the property market - by netting a new home for £600,000 less than the asking price.

The world's most expensive footballer paid...

Real’s Game at Valencia Rescheduled

Real’s Game at Valencia Rescheduled

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Real Madrid's postponed league game at Valencia will be played on February 22, La Liga announced on Monday.

The 16th round encounter, which will take place at the Mestalla stadium, was originally scheduled to be played in December but was moved due to Real's participation in the Fifa Club World Cup, a tournament the Spanish giants won.

The trip to Valencia will add to a busy calendar for the La Liga leaders, who will play eight games in the space of...

Hamsik Chases Maradona Record

Hamsik Chases Maradona Record

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Marek Hamsik says he remains in awe of Argentina legend Diego Maradona, but the Slovakia midfielder won't hold back as the former Napoli hero's 115-goal club record comes into sight.

Hamsik and Dries Mertens struck memorable hat-tricks in a 7-1 rout at Bologna on Saturday as Napoli boosted their hopes of a first title since Maradona inspired the southerners to the second of their two titles in 1990.

The Slovakian international's first Serie A...

Football As a Means To Tackle Unemployment

Football As a Means To Tackle Unemployment

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At the beginning of every summer, a list of free agents is circulated amongst British clubs and managers.

Unemployment and the anxious search for work are simply not things associated with top flight football, as being a free agent from a Premier League club is ostensibly a financially profitable position to be in; attracting a bumper signing-on fee and an increased wage packet in the absence of a financial transfer lump.

The wages in top flight football...

Five things we learnt from Bundesliga

Five things we learnt from Bundesliga

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Bayern Munich go four points clear with a little help from Borussia Dortmund while RB Leipzig want answers to violent attacks on their fans.

Here are five things we learned from the 19th round of matches in the Bundesliga:

Lahm demands more tempo

Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the table to four points after Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Schalke, but captain Philipp Lahm has demanded the tempo be raised.

Bayern have...

Five things we learnt in the EPL

Five things we learnt in the EPL

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Chelsea effectively ended Arsenal's title challenge, Liverpool lost again and the Manchester clubs both made strides in the battle for Champions League qualification.

Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend:

The end may be nigh for Wenger

Arsene Wenger's touchline ban meant he watched Arsenal's 3-1 defeat at Chelsea from a vantage point high in the stands, but everything else about the occasion was grimly familiar.

It was...

Five things we learned from La Liga

Five things we learned from La Liga

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The inclement Spanish weather was the protagonist as postponements and awful conditions blighted week 21 in La Liga as Barcelona closed the gap on Real Madrid at the top.

Here, supersport.com looks at five things we learned:

Weather beaten

The weekend started as it meant to go on as Real Betis' visit to Deportivo la Coruna was called off first thing on Friday morning due to wind damage caused to Deportivo's Riazor ground.

Just...

MFM stun Sunshine, Plateau stay top

MFM stun Sunshine, Plateau stay top

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Plateau United and MFM FC continue to set the pace early in the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as both teams posted good results on Sunday.

Table-topping Plateau United played out a scoreless draw at Nasarawa United in a Middle Belt derby at the Lafia City Stadium though the host team will be pained by the fact that they failed to take their scoring chances.

Hassan Adamu, Thomas Zenke, Buhari Jafar and Douglas Achiv were all guilty...

Barca close in as Real game called off

Barca close in as Real game called off

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Lionel Messi struck another trademark free-kick as Barcelona moved to within one point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Madrid have two games in hand, the first of which was supposed to take place on Sunday at Celta Vigo.

However, that match has been called off after wind damage to Celta's Balaidos stadium left the ground unsafe to hold the game, La Liga confirmed after a security evaluation was carried out...

Ancelotti unhappy, but Bayern extend lead

Ancelotti unhappy, but Bayern extend lead

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Carlo Ancelotti was unhappy with Bayern Munich's lack of control in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Schalke before Leipzig's defeat at Dortmund left the Bundesliga leaders four points clear.

Robert Lewandowski's deft chip gave Bayern an early lead in Munich before Schalke defender Naldo drilled home a free-kick on 13 minutes to level the scores.

Both sides had clear chances to grab the winner as both Schalke striker Guido Burgstaller, then...

Juve end Inter streak, Milan lose again

Juve end Inter streak, Milan lose again

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A spectacular piledriver from Juan Cuadrado gave Serie A leaders Juventus a 1-0 win over Inter Milan, ending a run of seven successive Serie A wins for their opponents in a pulsating end-to-end match on Sunday.

Marco Parolo scored four goals in Lazio's emphatic 6-2 win at basement side Pescara while AC Milan's season continued to nosedive as they were booed off the San Siro pitch after a 1-0 home defeat against Sampdoria.

Juve's 28th successive...

Mourinho taunts Chelsea in style wars

Mourinho taunts Chelsea in style wars

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Jose Mourinho took a swipe at his old club Chelsea as the Manchester United boss accused the Premier League leaders of lacking style.

Mourinho's side cruised to a 3-0 victory at Leicester on Sunday and he was quick to highlight the difference between the dominant United display and what he perceives as the more prosaic efforts of Antonio Conte's men.

Frustrated by criticism of the cautious nature of his teams when he was in charge at Chelsea,...