Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Mikel Rico gave the home side the lead after 17 minutes but Diego Simeone's men responded in ruthless fashion to keep their title challenge firmly alive

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The visitors were 2-0 up at half-time but Mateo Kovacic's thunderous volley and the Argentine's poked finish ensured a point for Roberto Mancini's men

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The midfielder admits he is delighted with his choice to have stayed at Barcelona this season but concedes it will be difficult to replicate their success under Pep Guardiola

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The former Scotland international resigned last week and was set to work a 12-month notice period, but will now hand over the reins to assistant Kenny McDowall

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The Marseille boss has rejected claims the pair has fallen out despite the 27-year-old France international being left out of Sunday's victory over Lille

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The England international has only made three Premier League appearances this season and has travelled to Boston as he looks to make his recovery

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The German side currently sit joint bottom of the Bundesliga having suffered a tenth domestic defeat on Saturday, but the sporting director has faith in the coach

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The Germany coach has suggested he could leave his post in the near future, having been in charge of the national team since 2006

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The coach insists the players will not require any extra motivation heading into the Supercoppa Italiana clash with Juventus as their mentality and intensity is enough

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The Magpies have lost four consecutive derbies for the first time in their history, though the former Southampton boss says they perhaps deserved to win on Sunday

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The winger was set to be replaced by Will Buckley before convincing the Sunderland manager to keep him on, and hopes the win over rivals Newcastle will serve as a festive boost

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The former Manchester City winger struck in the last minute to seal all three points in the Tyne-Wear derby and, having downed the Magpies previously, is reveling in his record

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After winning the Club World Cup, the Portuguese attacker is aiming for even more success and hopes they can defend their European crown in the second half of the season

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The two sides meet in the Supercoppa Italiana on Monday and the Partenopei star believes his side have shown already this season that they have what it takes to win

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The striker scored his second goal for his new club on his second start, and his team-mate hopes the Colombian will kick on after overcoming niggling injury concerns

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The convicted rapist is looking for a new club after being released from prison, with the League Two outfit linked with the striker following comments from their new manager

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The 24-year-old attacker was tipped for big things at Barcelona but failed to make the grade and is now resurrecting his career with Stoke, where he is "playing like an animal"

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The Liverpool attacker, who has been picked to lead the line in recent matches, is hoping to "get on the front foot from the off" just as the Reds did in last season's 5-1 victory