Monday, 22 December 2014

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The Argentine coach admits that his side struggled early on against Athletic Bilbao due to key suspensions but hails the French forward's game-changing hat-trick

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The BVB skipper is astonished by his side's poor form as they sit joint-bottom of the Bundesliga table and says that the players are concerned that they could be relegated

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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The France international admits Sunday's win at Athletic Bilbao was his best game for the club after he bagged three goals in the 4-1 victory at San Mames

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The Croatia midfielder unleashed a thunderous volley to help his side to a 2-2 draw with Lazio but admits he is disappointed they could not win the game

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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