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And, while Guardiola has no doubt that Salah remains a lethal threat, the City manager believes the Egypt star must score prolifically over a period of multiple years to match Aguero's achievements. Starting off with Manchester City , Guardiola chose to play with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones at the heart of the defence. The 27-year-old has admitted that City's clash with Liverpool on Sunday will be the Citizens most hard challenge on the road this season.
  • Ancelotti unhappy with Hungarian referee for Liverpool game

    Ancelotti unhappy with Hungarian referee for Liverpool game

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    A few days later, Napoli called me because Klopp had sent them an email inviting me, at their expense, to see the return fixture in Germany. I told him, "Mo, you are a top player, if you look at Messi and Ronaldo, they score a lot of hat-tricks - you have to do the same if you want to compete with them".
  • Champions League: Mourinho reveals players that caused 0-0 draw with Valencia

    Champions League: Mourinho reveals players that caused 0-0 draw with Valencia

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    United won their first match of the Champions League group stage against Young Boys, but had to make do with a point today. United still lacked that sharp edge and creativity that they were once revered for. Judging by United's results and performances, victory against the Premier League's 18th-placed team, who have racked up two points from seven games and scored only four goals in the process, cannot be taken for granted.
  • Spurs lose Alli, Eriksen, Vertonghen and Dembélé for Barcelona match

    Spurs lose Alli, Eriksen, Vertonghen and Dembélé for Barcelona match

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    So the North London giants will be heading into Wembley's crunch Champions League clash with Barca on Wednesday with renewed confidence. Tottenham are facing a number of injury worries ahead of their Champions League game against Barcelona with Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier all missing training on Tuesday.
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    Manchester United vs. Valencia live stream

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    Mourinho was a great manager who knew how to win trophies year after year, but he has morphed into something very different in the second half of his career and it has become clear that he doesn't know how to handle superstar players with big egos.
  • Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards

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    On a forgettable night for everyone but the Rockies , the Cubs had only one at-bat worth remembering. After Strop struck out Ian Desmond to end the ninth with the go-ahead run in scoring position, he pointed to the dugout and exalted with joy.
  • Seahawks unfazed by Earl Thomas' one-finger salute

    Seahawks unfazed by Earl Thomas' one-finger salute

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    It comes after a tumultuous few months between Thomas and the Seahawks. Some of Thomas' teammates said they understood his frustration. "I love Earl. Thomas' future with the team was in question all offseason and has continued to be since he returned on the Wednesday before Seattle's opener. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Sunday morning that the Seahawks were looking for two second-round picks in exchange for Thomas.
  • Guardiola blasts Mendy for abandoning foot injury to watch AJ’s fight

    Guardiola blasts Mendy for abandoning foot injury to watch AJ’s fight

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    City strolled to the title last season, playing only for records over the final weeks of the season, but this campaign is shaping up differently, with Chelsea and especially Liverpool looking capable of providing a serious challenge. Brighton had a late penalty appeal after Fernandinho appeared to handle but their goalkeeper , Mat Ryan, also had to make three impressive saves, from Sterling and Fernandinho in the first half and David Silva in the second.
  • Jose Mourinho Could Be 'Sacked This Week' According To Reports

    Jose Mourinho Could Be 'Sacked This Week' According To Reports

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    Moreover, United's abject performance spoke far more obviously and loudly than did Ferdinand in that there was absolutely nothing about their display which suggested they were a tight unit looking to back their manager out of a corner. "I left Alexis out, and Martial is not a player very focused on his defensive duties so to play him as second striker would be easier for him". United's rocky campaign continued on a negative trajectory at West Ham on Saturday, the home fans taunting them ...
  • Tottenham upset possible as Barcelona continue to make a Messi of it

    Tottenham upset possible as Barcelona continue to make a Messi of it

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    Messi was given a rest by coach Ernesto Valverde , seemingly with one eye on Wednesday evening's (Thursday morning AEST) UEFA Champions League trip to Tottenham Hotspur , but it backfired. Leganes had never earned a point against Barcelona in its three seasons in the first division. However, Ter Stegen explained that Barcelona's reaction to the shock defeat was born out of frustration at their own performance as they gave up two goals in 68 seconds after half-time to lose 2-1.
  • Germany will host Euro 2024

    Germany will host Euro 2024

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    Unlike Fifa, UEFA does not publish who the voters picked. The decision, announced by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, was a bitter disappointment for Turkey , which also failed with bids to host the 2008, 2012, and 2016 tournaments. The UEFA Executive Committee will meet in Nyon, Switzerland , on September 27 to choose the EURO 2024 host. It plans to use 10 stadiums for the 51-game tournament and play the final in Berlin or Munich.
  • Welbeck could dislodge Aubameyang & Lacazette vs Watford, says Emery

    Welbeck could dislodge Aubameyang & Lacazette vs Watford, says Emery

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    That showed me that club had faith in me, blockquote>We also spoke about my development and the boss was clear that I remain at the club and not go out on loan. He continued: "There are three things when we are speaking about an individual". "My focus is the team". Teenage prodigy Emile Smith Rowe makes his full debut for the first-team, starting in attack alongside the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck .
  • Martin Keown questions Jose Mourinho about management of Man United squad

    Martin Keown questions Jose Mourinho about management of Man United squad

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    While the club's fan-base hasn't been a fan of Pogba lately, primarily due to his refusal to rule out a potential departure from Manchester, the midfielder's claim regarding attacking football did receive backing on social media, with supporters also expressing their frustration regarding Mourinho's seemingly clueless tactics.
  • Timberwolves asked Sixers for Simmons in potential Butler trade

    Timberwolves asked Sixers for Simmons in potential Butler trade

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    It's obvious that Tom Thibodeau is uneasy about trading away Jimmy Butler . The Wolves are seeking a combination of veterans, top prospects, future assets and cap relief. The Heat enter '18-19 with a almost identical roster as last season, when they went 44-38 to secure the No. 6 seed. In the eyes Spoelstra, the ability to acquire a star with the talent level of Butler immediately raises the team's chances to win.
  • Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final at Giorgi's expense

    Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final at Giorgi's expense

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    The 20-year-old buried her head in a towel during the changeover and things barely improved in the second set, Osaka whacking her racquet against her sneakers in anger at her wastefulness. 1 Pliskova , who praised third-seeded Osaka for her play throughout the tournament. "I didn't want to try to overpower her because I think she just has more power than me".
  • Klopp happy to give Mignolet a start

    Klopp happy to give Mignolet a start

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    So for us I think it is a bit early. Since then he's been brilliant, he trains fantastic and he deserves that game tomorrow . I don't see the big difference. "Yes, he is ready... so far there is no reason to think about Bobby, it's about thinking about how we can line up in general differently", said the former Dortmund manager.
  • Federer, Zverev extend Team Europe's lead in Laver Cup

    Federer, Zverev extend Team Europe's lead in Laver Cup

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    Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev were in top form in Chicago on Saturday as Team Europe continued to batter Team World in the Laver Cup . Djokovic, who was making his Laver Cup singles debut, partnered with Roger Federer in doubles on Friday night where they lost to Anderson and Sock.