Sunday, 1 February 2015

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The 20-year-old Algerian ranks among the finest young midfielders in Africa but faces one of the biggest challenges of his career against the continent's player of the year

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Goal looks at the top statistics from the latest round of Premier League fixtures, including Chelsea's clash with Manchester City and Manchester United's win over Leicester

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COMMENT: Massimo Luongo, who opened the scoring in a dramatic 2-1 win in Sydney, perfectly embodies the spirit and dynamism of this relatively young squad

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The Central African side have struggled to make an impact at the Cup of Nations since a successful spell in the 1970s but face neighbours DR Congo for a place in the semi-finals

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The two clubs face each other at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a potential title decider with Jose Mourinho's men five points clear of the Premier League champions

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The Premier League table-toppers have sent 28 players on loan during the season so, ahead of the close of the January transfer window, Goal check on their progress

Friday, 30 January 2015

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COMMENT: Money-spinning friendlies in the Middle East help develop supporter bases and keep the sponsors happy, but they can derail a club’s season on the pitch

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The Chelsea striker has been banned for three matches for stamping on Emre Can but isn't in the same league as the former Liverpool striker when it comes to skulduggery

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The Bayern manager spoke this week in the past tense about his tenure at the Allianz Arena prompting speculation that he might already be plotting his next move

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Manuel Pellegrini's side can close the gap at the top to two points with a win at Stamford Bridge, while Mesut Ozil could make his first league start in almost four months

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THE DOSSIER: The champions have not won in the league without the midfielder this term and must involve David Silva more against Chelsea than he was against the Gunners

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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The four-times African Footballer of the Year has looked out of sorts at the Afcon, unhappy with his team's tactics as his former boss openly touts a move to Inter

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The Manchester City midfielder is unquestionably a Blues legend but he remains a huge threat on the only team capable of denying Jose Mourinho's men a first title since 2010

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The man who awarded Geoff Hurst's infamous World Cup final goal in 1966 has never been forgotten in England and Germany - but in Azerbaijan, he is a national hero

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Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have been in inspired form for Jose Mourinho's side although Manuel Pellegrini will surely have been expecting more bang for his buck

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COMMENT: Gabi and Mario Suarez were sent off, while Arda Turan faces a ban for throwing a boot at the assistant referee in what was anything but a magnanimous loss

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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The Spurs playmaker came up trumps again for Mauricio Pochettino's side as his two goals helped drag his side over the line to book a League Cup final date with Chelsea

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Following his latest sanction after claiming there was a 'campaign' after his side, Goal checks out all the controversial Portuguese's recent punishments