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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,...

Cameroon topple Egypt to win Afcon

Cameroon topple Egypt to win Afcon

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Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final in Libreville, Gabon, on Sunday.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half and Egypt looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

But Nicolas Nkoulou, who had...

Big Match Feature: Egypt v Cameroon

Big Match Feature: Egypt v Cameroon

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After three weeks of pulsating football and great goals, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is down to two teams who will contest the final on Sunday, 5 February, at the Stade Stade de l'Amitié in Libreville.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will square up with the Pharaohs of Egypt in what is expected to be an exciting clash between two teams with different styles.

It will also be a repeat of the 2008 edition when Egypt defeated Cameroon 1-0 to lift...

Traore hands Burkina third spot

Traore hands Burkina third spot

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Alain Traore's fine second half strike handed Burkina Faso third place at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday night at Stade Port-Gentil.

Ghana had a bright start in the first five minutes and Agyemang Badu missed a header from close range after a great cross from the left, as the Burkinabe were still...

Payet unable to save Marseille

Payet unable to save Marseille

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Dimitri Payet made his Ligue 1 debut for Marseille on Friday but the star West Ham recruit's appearance failed to pay off as his new employers lost 1-0 at Metz.

The 29-year-old midfielder had come on to a standing ovation in Tuesday's Cup tie against Lyon after 94 minutes with the game deadlocked 1-1 and heading into extra-time.

Marseille went on to win that 2-1 to book their ticket in the semifinals, but his presence failed to help Marseille's...

How Can Nigeria League Clubs Attract Sponsorship?

How Can Nigeria League Clubs Attract Sponsorship?

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The fact we cannot deny is most Nigerians are so obsessed with football. Almost 65% percent of the 180 million Nigeria population consume football somehow. The passion is even more in the north. For instance, even without any form of marketing, the 18, 000 seater Bayero stadium is sometimes filled to capacity when Kano Pillars FC is playing, so why do we find it difficult to attract sponsorship deals? I started making my finding to know why multinationals, bank would rather spend less...

The Aftermath of the Winter Transfer Window

The Aftermath of the Winter Transfer Window

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​​​​​​Just three days have passed since the closure of the January Transfer Window for most clubs - but according to the international media, teams all over Europe are already planning their summer spending sprees.

Our friends at Football Whispers have trawled the European press to pick out the biggest news and the most interesting 

New-look Juve await resurgent Inter

New-look Juve await resurgent Inter

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Fit-again Claudio Marchisio could be restricted to starting on the bench as Massimiliano Allegri's new-look Juventus bid to stretch their 27-game unbeaten run at home against Inter Milan on Sunday.

Allegri has both midfielder Marchisio and key defender Andrea Barzagli back from injury lay-offs that have hampered their bid for a record sixth straight Serie A title.

After conceding only two defeats in a tough two-month period, the Turin giants host Stefano...