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Coach rues Atletico woes from the spot

Coach rues Atletico woes from the spot

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is frustrated by his team's continued struggles from the penalty spot and is keeping his fingers crossed that the situation will improve.

Fernando Torres missed from the spot against Celta Vigo on Sunday, Atletico's sixth failed penalty out of nine in all competitions this season.

The former Spain striker became the third Atletico player to fail to convert a penalty in three games when he smashed the ball against...

Juve march on as Allegri England rumours swirl

Juve march on as Allegri England rumours swirl

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The prospect of Massimiliano Allegri following Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to the Premier League appear on the increase as Juventus travel to Cagliari on Sunday looking to tighten their grip on Serie A.

Conte led the Turin giants to three consecutive league titles before Allegri took over the helm when former Juventus midfielder Conte took the helm of Italy for Euro 2016.

Juventus hold a seven-point lead on title rivals Roma with Napoli in third at nine...

Bayern must raise game for Gunners - Robben

Bayern must raise game for Gunners - Robben

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Evergreen Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich must raise their game for Wednesday's key Champions League clash against Arsenal with time running out for him to again lift the European trophy.

The 33-year-old scored Bayern's winning goal in the 2013 final at Wembley to seal the 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund.

He has a Bayern contract until June 2018, but time is running out for the injury-prone Dutch winger to get his hands on the Champions League...

RVP, Tosic suspended after derby fracas

RVP, Tosic suspended after derby fracas

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Turkey's football federation on Thursday suspended Fenerbahce's star Dutch striker Robin van Persie for three games and Serbian defender Dusko Topic of Besiktas for four after a standoff in a tense Istanbul cup derby this week.

The two had been involved in an off-the-ball incident in the February 5 game which saw Tosic sent off in the 41st minute but Beskitas fans feel Van Persie also deserved red for exaggerating the contact.

Van Persie collapsed to...

Real president backs Navas

Real president backs Navas

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Thursday the club was satisfied with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but refused to deny local press speculation the European champions would sign a replacement.

Manchester United stopper David de Gea and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois have both been linked with a switch to Real Madrid as Coata Rica international Navas's form has dipped.

"We won't deny all rumours, but we won't be working on a transfer...

Suarez handed two-match ban

Suarez handed two-match ban

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will miss the King's Cup final against Alaves in May after being banned for two games following his sending off in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

The suspension was handed down by the Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday and applies to cup matches only.

The Catalan club had anticipated a one-match ban and had already said they would appeal after Suarez received a second...

Wenger calls for Arsenal unity

Wenger calls for Arsenal unity

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged everyone connected with the Gunners to remain "united" despite seeing the club slip further behind in the Premier League title race.

Successive defeats by Watford and leaders Chelsea have left Arsenal 12 points off the summit and only one point ahead of Liverpool in the race for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying position.

Arsenal last won the Premier League in 2004 and with the title once more...

Atletico rule out Costa, Aguero returns

Atletico rule out Costa, Aguero returns

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo quashed rumours the La Liga side could launch bids to bring back Diego Costa or Sergio Aguero should they get a transfer ban overturned.

Aguero has been dropped by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for Brazilian wonder kid Gabriel Jesus in City's last two outings and hinted an exit was looming at the end of the season after Sunday's 2-1 win over Swansea City.

Despite scoring 102 times in a five-year spell at...

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...