Friday, November 28, 2014

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The defender believes that he lacked the technique to excel at international level at 18, though says that he is now far superior after moving on loan to Fiorentina

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The former AC Milan defender has not played a professional game since October 2013 but teams up with former Italy team-mate and Chennaiyin coach Marco Materazzi

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The Argentina international has scored 17 goals in all competitions in 2014-15 and the Southampton manager insists his side must be at their best to nullify his threat

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The Everton midfielder suffered another hamstring injury in the Europa League defeat of Wolfsburg on Thursday evening and is now set for a spell on the sidelines

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The Ligue 1 side remain unbeaten so far this season and will be confident of getting all three points against the visitors who have won just once since September

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Manuel Neuer admitted the Bundesliga leaders were "drained of energy" after the defeat to Manchester City and the home side will be hoping to capitalise on their wariness

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The Liverpool manager guided his team to a second-placed finish in 2013-14 but has struggled this season, with the Reds currently 12th in the Premier League following a poor start

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After the Spanish club publicly rebuked the Uefa president for expressing his view that a German player should win the Ballon d'Or, two of Goal's writers debate the issue

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The Blues remain unbeaten in all competitions and sealed their progress to the Champions League knockout rounds with a stunning 5-0 win over Schalke in midweek

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The German side have won only three league games so far this season and sit third bottom in the table but the coach is sure they can climb back up

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The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been sidelined since his side's 2-2 draw with QPR on November 8 but is set to make his comeback soon

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The 67-year-old is under pressure with the west London club bottom of the Premier League after 12 matches, while the ongoing speculation surrounding his job is affecting him

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COMMENT: Ronald Koeman's side head into Sunday's clash with Premier League champions Manchester City second in the table after a summer of shrewd player recruitment

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Three men invaded the pitch during the club's Europa League clash with Partizan on Thursday evening and the club are now the subject of disciplinary proceedings

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The Barcelona star has recently returned from a long ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup but insists the public do not see the better side of his personality

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The Villans are without a win in eight games after winning three and drawing one of their opening four matches this season, and face a Clarets side boasting back-to-back victories

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The Dutchman pulled a piece of paper from his jacket pocket and donned a pair of spectacles to read out his medical advisor's notes on the England defender's setback

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The winger recently returned from a 10-month absence against Burnley but has missed both Arsenal's games since as the Gunners' fitness concerns mount