Europe

Sunday 21 December 2014

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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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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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Capitalising on Paris Saint-Germain's draw on Saturday, the home side were able to open up a three point gap heading into the new year

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The 21-year-old has impressed for Lyon this season, prompting reported interest from Arsene Wenger, and Mohamed Fekir feels the Frenchman's guidance would benefit his son

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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 winger scored twice on Saturday but remains level-headed about his side's fine start to the campaign and the prospect of winning the title

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Paris Saint-Germain's slip-up means Marcelo Bielsa's men could head into the winter break with a three-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 if they can win on Sunday

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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 Club World Cup winners are on a 22-game winning streak and have been backed to continue that run of form by Edgardo Bauza, whose side were powerless to resists los Blancos

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The winger was fined over half a million euros for driving without a license last week but the star has been defended by the former Germany international striker

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The Italian believes the dramatic Copa del Rey final victory over Barcelona gave his side the confidence which has seen them win 22 straight games in all competitions

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While the club remain unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season, the defender admits things are not going as planned after another disappointing draw - against Montpellier - on Saturday

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The Saints are in pole position to sign the Chile international, though a deal would have to wait until late January, but money could dash their hopes of buying Wesley Sneijder

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ANALYSIS: The Magpies boss has an appalling record in the Tyne-Wear derby, including back-to-back 3-0 defeats at home, and defeat will see fans turn against him once again

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The Serie A champions are looking to finish 2014 on a high as they take on the Coppa Italia holders in Qatar and the Argentine has been backed to make a serious impact

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Our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides explains why backing goals at both ends in the Basque Country on Sunday evening is the wisest selection for punters hoping for profit

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The Rossoneri coach thinks that Pablo Armero's red card was "excessive" but is proud of his side after they secured an important point in the battle for the top three

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The Real Madrid forward remains on frosty terms with the Uefa president following the Frenchman's comment that he should be overlooked for the Ballon d'Or this year