Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Real Madrid and Barcelona both registered impressive wins as several players impressed a week before their meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday

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COMMENT: The Dutch icon's top-level career appeared to be over after he missed a penalty in the 2012 Champions League final loss to Chelsea. But he has bounced back brilliantly

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COMMENT: The two parties looked like a match made in heaven last season but they have been locked in an ugly war of words following the defender's summer departure to Bayern

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As CSKA Moscow prepare to play Manchester City behind closed doors, Goal analyses what Russian football is doing to solve the problem of racism in their country

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The two bright stars of modern football are chasing Raul's 71-goal mark in the European showpiece, with both likely to surpass the record very soon

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EXCLUSIVE: The Germany-born Portugal international has been mentioned as a possible transfer target for a number of Bundesliga clubs but he says he is happy in Lisbon

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COMMENT: Another topsy-turvy display put paid to the Red Devils' hopes of picking up three important points ahead of clashes with the Premier League's top two

Monday, October 20, 2014

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The Big Boss has departed, but will Super Eagles fans look forward or dwell upon their one-time hero's departure?

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COMMENT: Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League clash against Real Madrid, the England winger has been in the headlines after missing an England game due to being "tired"

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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The Reds were fortunate to beat QPR at Loftus Road and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will be licking their lips ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash

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The Big Boss ought to leave the Nigeria job with his pride intact following typically undignified behaviour from the administrators in the NFF

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COMMENT: The Brazilian netted a sublime free kick to give his team the lead early on and dropped deep to dominate the game before laying on a superb winning goal for Cesc Fabregas

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ANALYSIS: Rafael Benitez has long taken the blame for the Nerazzurri's regression in recent years but the club were just as culpable for failing to strengthen an ageing squad

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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COMMENT: The two teams turned it on in their last Liga games before next weekend's meeting, when the Argentine attacker will look to become the competition's greatest goalscorer

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As the Gunners prepare to face Hull City five months after their FA Cup triumph at Wembley, have the winds of change really blown through the Emirates Stadium?

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The Spurs frontman has only scored once this season and, although he might not feature at Manchester City, his decline is a major concern for the north Londoners

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This extract from Marti Perarnau's new book on Pep Guardiola reveals the background to Bayern's crushing home loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League semis last season