Football will not see a player like Messi again – Lamela

Football will not see a player like the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi again, says Erik Lamela. Messi struck a hat-trick against PSV to get Barca’s Champions League campaign off to a flying start this week, while he has hit four goals in four LaLiga games. Messi missed Argentina’s…

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Spalletti – Mauro Icardi still has more to give

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti believes Mauro Icardi still has more to give following his late heroics in the midweek Champions League win over Tottenham. MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 24: Mauro Emanuel Icardi of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates his second goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and UC…

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Ronaldo is looking forward after red card – Sandro

Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward after he was sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus, according to team-mate Alex Sandro. Ronaldo was dismissed in Juve’s 2-0 win at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling off the ball with Jeison Murillo, appearing to pull the centre-back’s hair. UEFA are yet to…

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ES Setif knock holders Wydad Casablanca out | CAF Champions League

ES Setif knocked holders Wydad Casablanca out of the CAF Champions League as a scoreless second-leg draw sealed a 1-0 aggregate victory on Friday. CAF Champions League review: Wydad Casablanca out The visitors knew a clean sheet would be enough to reach the semi-finals and they battled through sustained pressure to preserve…

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Barton brands Neymar ‘the Kim Kardashian of football’

Joey Barton has branded Neymar “the Kim Kardashian of football” and insists he could train former club Marseille “without any problem”. Neymar (L) and Kim (R) The outspoken Barton criticised Neymar in an interview with L’Equipe, insisting the Brazil international does not deserve to be considered on the same level as Lionel…

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Allegri confirms Costa has paid a fine for spitting at Di Francesco

Massimiliano Allegri confirmed Juventus winger Douglas Costa has paid a fine for spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco and asked the media to move on from the incident. Douglas Costa Towards the end of Juve’s 2-1 win in their last Serie A fixture, Costa and Di Francesco clashed, the Brazilian…

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Traore – I could beat Olympic sprint champion Bolt for speed

Wolves forward Adama Traore claimed he could beat Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt for speed with a ball at his feet after being named the fastest player on FIFA 19. Adama Traore Bolt is currently training with A-League side Central Coast Mariners and while Traore admitted the 32-year-old would still…

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Walker – I would rather play at right-back for England

Kyle Walker would rather play at right-back for England, despite impressing in a central role at the World Cup. Kyle Walker The Manchester City defender featured in a back three at Russia 2018, helping Gareth Southgate’s side produce an unexpected run to the semi-finals. Walker wants to return to his more familiar role at international level…

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Di Francesco to hand Kluivert his first Serie A start

Eusebio Di Francesco will hand Justin Kluivert his first Serie A start against Bologna in an attempt to revive under-performing Roma. Justin Kluivert Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists crumbled to a 3-0 defeat at Real Madrid in midweek that stretched their winless run to four matches. Di Francesco has diagnosed a…

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