Sunday, February 1, 2015

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The Swindon Town man was one of the stars of the Socceroos' Asian Cup triumph - scoring in the final win over South Korea. He is now being tipped to reach the top of the game

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Goal took in the action at Estadio de Bata, where a shambolic refereeing display saw the hosts gifted a late penalty to send the tie into extra time, where they scored to win it

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COMMENT: The outrageous decision to award the Africa Cup of Nations hosts a spot-kick in the final minute of normal time will dominate the headlines, which is a shame

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Goals from Massimo Maccarone and Maicon cancelled each other out at Stadio Olimpico, with both sides reduced to ten men in a hard-fought and competitive Serie A evening affair

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The Blues maintained their five-point cushion at the top but only after a resolute and unadventurous display which saw them fail to register a shot in the second half

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Goal took in the action at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium, where the visitors did the damage in the first half with three goals before half an hour to keep things tight at the top

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COMMENT: The Frenchman scored two and was superb in the absence of the suspended Cristiano, but the Welsh winger wasted two clear chances and was jeered again at the Bernabeu

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Six second-half goals made for a thrilling contest in Bata, with Dieumerci Mbokani bagging two goals and using his physical presence to be a real nuisance throughout the match

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Goal took in the action at the Bernabeu, where the home side put on a consummate attacking display to re-open a four-point lead at the top of the table

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COMMENT: Australia wrote a new chapter in their football history in dramatic fashion by beating South Korea in the Asian Cup final. So what did we learn from the game?

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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 young squad of champions

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SPECIAL REPORT: The Blues have allied a lucrative mass loan system to shrewd player trading, while the Premier League champions have pioneered a global network of clubs

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Mino Raiola suggested that Milan and Inter might be better served by merging. But if that was mirrored in all big cities, who would have the best team?

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COMMENT: The Central African side have struggled to make an impact at the Cup of Nations since the 1970s but the Almeria star has inspired them to the last eight this year

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With the group stage dispensed with, we pick out six of the most impressive players so far at the Africa Cup of Nations who will be key to their teams' progress

Friday, January 30, 2015

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COMMENT: Money-spinning Middle Eastern friendlies may keep the sponsors happy, but Pep Guardiola's side have joined their counterparts in falling foul of the winter distraction

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COMMENT: In the most difficult of settings, Wolfsburg turned the Bundesliga champions over on an emotional night at the Volkswagen Arena