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Souness Continues Pogba Tirade: “He Treats Football Like A Joke”

Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United to a 3-0 away win against Young Boys in the Champions League, but it wasn’t enough to impress pundit Graham Souness. United’s performance was not as dominant as the 3-0 scoreline suggests, however, two goals and an assist from captain on the night Paul Pogba was enough to secure all three points. Pogba’s first was a …

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Lyon Stun Favourites Man City In Champions League Opener

Pep Guardiola had to watch on in horror from the stands as Manchester City’s Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start in a 2-1 home defeat by Lyon on Wednesday. Guardiola was serving a touchline ban for being sent-off in last season’s quarter-final exit to Liverpool and the competition favourites failed to live up to their billing. …

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Pochettino Accuses The Media Of ‘Disrespecting’ His Players

Mauricio Pochettino was understandably annoyed at the loss his Spurs side suffered in the Champions League on Tuesday. Despite Spurs holding a 1-0 lead after 65 minutes, Inter Milan struck twice, including just before added time, to condemn the Londoners to their third straight 2-1 defeat after similar losses to Watford and Liverpool. The manager then turned his ire towards …

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Mourinho Wants No Excuses On Plastic Pitch Against Young Boys

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United must not be left making excuses when they begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday on a synthetic surface against Young Boys in Bern. The Old Trafford club have been drawn in a tricky group along with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus and Valencia, which makes starting out with a positive result at the Stade de Suisse …

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Liverpool’s Defence & Other Talking Points Ahead Of Liverpool v PSG

Two of the best forward lines in the world, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain clash Tuesday at Anfield as the Champions League group stage gets underway. ____ 1. How will Liverpool’s new-look defence cope against Neymar, Cavani and Mbappé? Liverpool have spent big on new defensive recruits, £75m on centre-back Virgil Van Dijk in January and £67m for goalkeeper Allison in …

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Real Madrid “More Of A Team” Without Ronaldo Says Bale

Gareth Bale believes Real Madrid can be even better this season in their quest for a 14th European crown despite the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale has shone in the spotlight since Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus, scoring in all of Real’s opening three La Liga wins and providing the equaliser for Isco in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on …

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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal for Juventus.  Barcelona fought back from a goal down to win 1-2 away to Real Sociedad to maintain their 100% start. Two quick-fire goals from Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé in three second-half minutes ensured Barca picked up all three points. French …

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