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Sevilla Through to UCL Last 16 on Munir’s Last-Gasp Winner

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USA’s Dest Scores for Barcelona in Champions League

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor Sergiño Dest‘s first goal in a Barcelona shirt came on the Champions League stage. The U.S. men’s national team fullback scored the go-ahead goal for Barcelona at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday, giving his shorthanded side a 1-0 lead.......

Chelsea Shows Promise, Improvement in Sealing UCL Last-16 Berth

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Report: Top Players Plan to Object to Likenesses Being Used in FIFA 21

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton Thousands of players are expected to object to EA Sports using their likenesses without what they consider “proper consent” in the FIFA 21 video game, according to The Athletic‘s Ali Humayun.  AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tottenham Hotspur’s......

Barcelona’s Griezmann denies rift with Messi

Reuters
(Reuters) – Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has dismissed talk of a rift with team mate Lionel Messi and said he had nothing to do with recent comments about the Argentine forward from his former agent and his uncle. Earlier this month, Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats said Messi’s “reign of......

Suspension of African football boss opens field for new faces

Reuters
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The suspension of Confederation of African Football chief Ahmad Ahmad on Monday has thrown wide open the future leadership of the regional soccer governing body, with his ban from the game coming just months before CAF’s presidential elections. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – 2022 World Cup......

Solskjaer seeks big Man Utd response as Basaksehir come calling

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Manchester United – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – November 7, 2020 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill (Reuters) – Manchester United may need six points from their three remaining Champions League group stage games to qualify......

African Soccer Chief Banned for Five Years Over Ethics Violations

New York Times
Tariq Panja FIFA on Monday banned the top official in African soccer from the sport for five years, upending the leadership of one of its six regional confederations only months before a presidential election and offering a new reminder that corruption continues to plague global soccer even at its most......

Crystal Palace-Burnley Preview

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Southampton-Wolverhampton Preview

Sports Illustrated
Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed discussions are ongoing as to how the Premier League can help teams during a congested schedule this season. Nuno’s Wolves host high-flying Southampton on Monday, as the Premier League returns from the final international break of 2020. Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,......

Kane drops deeper to propel Spurs to Premier League summit

Reuters
(Reuters) – In his last three Premier League campaigns, Harry Kane recorded just eight assists for Tottenham Hotspur but he is already up to a league-high nine assists this season, with the record of 20 well within his sights. Soccer Football – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City......

West Ham United-Sheffield United Preview

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