Thursday, January 29, 2015

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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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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

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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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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PREVIEW: The Catalans failed to beat Diego Simeone's side in six fixtures last season as they were knocked out of the Champions League by Atleti, plus losing in La Liga

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COMMENT: The outstanding player of the Cup of Nations has been man-of-the-match in both of his country's games but is focusing his attention on a surprise quarter-final berth

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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COMMENT: Sadio Mane is seen as Alain Giresse's most valuable player but the defender, who can also play in midfield, can score goals and stop them and will be vital against Algeria

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COMMENT: Neither are likely to have the all-round impact at Anfield as the legendary 34-year-old, but for Brendan Rodgers to build a trophy-winning team, they won't need to

Monday, January 26, 2015

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The Chelsea and Liverpool managers, who share the same birthday on January 26, were once good friends, but their top-of-the-table clashes have fired up a degree of animosity

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COMMENT: The Feyenoord youngster has been in incredible form this season and his remarkable performance against Ajax shows he is ready to make the step up

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The Premier League's top three all crashed out, with Manchester City and Chelsea humbled by lower league opposition, while Michel Vorm had an afternoon to forget too

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CORRESPONDENT COLUMN: Arsene Wenger is bringing in Gabriel to strengthen the Arsenal squad, but Manchester United seem happy to keep their powder dry and risk top-four failure

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The pressure is on for Filippo Inzaghi as reports circulate that he could be replaced if the Rossoneri lose in their midweek Coppa Italia clash, while Filip Djordjevic is out

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REFEREE'S COLUMN: The former top-flight official believes Mike Riley and the PGMOL passed up a golden opportunity to provide transparency after another season of poor decisions

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COMMENT: The Gunners are through to the fifth round with many of their rivals eliminated or facing replays but, they lapsed into bad habits of old against Brighton on Sunday

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COMMENT: The Frenchman scored another cracking goal to rescue his side against Chievo - his fourth strike in successive games. No money in the world can substitute the 21-year-old

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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The Liverpool manager again preferred to play with no recognised striker against Bolton and will select Sturridge - after five months out - before picking the Italian