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Shock As Salah’s Merseyside Derby Strike Wins Puskas Award

Salah scoring against Everton

There was some surprise at the FIFA Best awards in London tonight as Liverpool’s Mo Salah won the much coveted FIFA Puskas award for his lovely, curling strike in last season’s Merseyside derby.  There is no doubt that it was a sublime individual piece of play and skill but when you consider some of the other goals which were also …

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UEFA Orders ‘Further Investigation’ Of PSG Over Financial Fairplay

Neymar and Mbappe of PSG

UEFA said Monday it had ordered accusations that PSG has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit “for further investigation”. European football’s governing body initially opened an investigation into the Qatari-owned club’s spending in September 2017 under pressure from some of Europe’s biggest clubs after the French club signed Brazilian midfielder Neymar for a …

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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 a thriller at Camp Nou. Spain  Gerard Piqué salvaged a point for 10-man Barcelona after clearing one shot off the line and making mistakes for each of Girona’s goals in an enthralling 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick as …

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Watch: Ronaldo Bounces Back From CL Red With Late Goal In Juve Win

Cristiano Ronaldo erased the frustration of his Champions League red card by scoring the opener and setting up Federico Bernardeschi for a second as Juventus maintained their perfect record in Serie A after five games with a 2-0 win at promoted Frosinone on Sunday. The Portuguese star had threatened several times at the Stadio Benito Stirpe but finally found a …

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Report: Barcelona Want Prem Hitmen To Replace Suarez Next Season

Barcelona are reportedly looking at Premier League duo Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino as potential replacements for Luis Suarez, with the 31-year old set to leave the club next season. Spanish newspaper Don Balon are reporting that Tottenham’s Kane and Liverpool frontman Firmino are the top of Barcelona’s list to take Suarez’s place as they look to sign a younger …

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Luka Modric Reaches Spanish Tax Settlement To Avoid Jail: Report

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has reached a deal with Spanish prosecutors, admitting he evaded taxes and agreeing to an eight-month jail sentence likely to be converted into a fine, daily El Mundo reported Saturday. The Croatian star, one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or in December, has been accused of evading 870,728 euros ($1 million) on revenue …

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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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