Thursday 17 April 2014

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The Brazil international has acknowledged Wednesday's loss was a big blow for the Blaugrana faithful in what has been "a very strange year" for the club

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Manuel Pellegrini's men failed to get the better of Gus Poyet's struggling side and have seen their title odds pushed out as Chelsea and Liverpool shorten in the betting

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The goalkeeper has been rested for Arsenal's run in the competition, with Lukasz Fabianski deputising, but the first-choice shot-stopper wants to help end the club's trophy drought

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The Ivorian's notebook full of musings on the "mysteries of the game" features in the latest of our series chronicling the extraordinary power of belief

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The FAI chief executive believes that the competition will be staged regionally and suggested that the second terminal at Dublin Airport gives Ireland an advantage

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Arsenal were close to agreeing a fee in January for the Germany international but the player's agent expects the 20-year-old to remain in the Bundesliga

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The Welshman was over the moon with his winning goal against Barcelona and is desperate for more silverware this season

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The fight for the Premier League now looks to have been whittled down to two after the Citizens dropped crucial points at home to Sunderland on Wednesday

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The influential midfielder feels the Camp Nou side deserved more from the Copa del Rey final and has urged his team-mates to bounce back in La Liga at the weekend

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Diego Simeone's men have won their last seven games in the Primera Division and are going up against a side currently languishing in 15th place

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Both sides had a player and their coach sent off as the Primeira Liga leaders set up a Portuguese cup final against Rio Ave thanks to a stunning strike from Andre Gomes

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The Scot was at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday evening to cast his eye over Eliaquim Mangala, Jackson Martinez and Ezequiel Garay ahead of the summer shake-up at Old Trafford

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The Italian was delighted with the way in which his troops responded to the unavailability of their star forward, praising Gareth Bale for the "most important goal" of his career

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The Catalan conceded that the Bavarians had initially struggled to play their usual passing game against their second-tier opponents but he was encouraged by their persistence

Wednesday 16 April 2014

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The Argentine coach urged his players to lift themselves up for a final push in La Liga and is baffled at his team's problems in front of goal over the last seven days

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The Chilean's men suffered another blow to their Premier League title hopes and he feels that a quick turnaround from Sunday's decisive loss at Anfield was to blame

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The Portuguese has said that his team-mates must enjoy their Mestalla triumph but has pointed out that there are still two titles to play for - La Liga and the Champions League

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Dimitar Berbatov cancelled out Mustapha Yatabare's opener but the principality club ultimately wilted in extra-time, with both the latter and Fatih Atik on target for the hosts

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Gareth Bale proves to be the match winner in the Clasico as Carlo Ancelotti's men take their first steps towards a potential treble with a victory in the Copa del Rey final ...

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A fine Marc Bartra header cancelled out Angel di Maria's early opener but the Wales international settled a gripping encounter in Los Blancos' favour