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Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain Without Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes Against Manchester United | Football News

Champions League: Marco Verratti suffered a leg muscle injury while playing for Italy.© AFP Paris Saint-Germain will have to do without midfield duo Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes for their Champions League group-stage opener at home to Manchester United on Tuesday, coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed, but captain Marquinhos could return. Verratti suffered a leg muscle injury on international duty with Ital...
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French Ligue 2 Player Accused Of Biting Opponent’s Cheek Says Was Racially Abused | Football News

A French second division player on Sunday said he suffered racist taunts.© AFP A French second division player on Sunday denied he had bitten the cheek of the opposition goalkeeper and says he suffered racist taunts. Sochaux's Senegalese midfielder Ousseynou Thioune, accused by Valenciennes 'keeper Jerome Prior of sinking his teeth into his cheek after Saturday's goalless draw, said Prior had made comments ab...
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Tottenham Hotspur Rocked On Gareth Bale’s Return, Aston Villa Extend Perfect Start | Football News

West Ham ruined Gareth Bale's Tottenham return with a stunning late fightback from three goals down to rescue a thrilling 3-3 draw, while Aston Villa extended their perfect start with a dramatic 1-0 win at Leicester on Sunday. Tottenham were leading 3-0 when Bale came on as a 72nd minute substitute for his first appearance since joining on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. But he suffered a debut to forget as Tottenham capitulated in astonishing fashion. The Wales star was one of the main Tottenham culprits as he missed a golden opportunity to wrap up the points before West Ham's Manuel Lanzini snatched a stoppage-time equaliser. Tottenham took t...
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Jose Mourinho Questions Tottenham Hotspur’s Mental Strength After West Ham Collapse | Football News

Jose Mourinho questioned Tottenham's mental strength after a stunning late collapse saw West Ham come from 3-0 down in the final eight minutes to draw 3-3 on Sunday. Manuel Lanzini's sensational 94th-minute strike into the top corner capped the comeback after Fabian Balbuena's header and Davinson Sanchez's own goal resurrected David Moyes's men. No side in Premier League history has ever come from 3-0 down after the 81st minute. "This was a game we had in the pocket and we lost two points," said Mourinho. "My guys were not strong enough to cope with it psychologically in the last few seconds." Spurs raced to a 3-0 lead within 16 minutes as the free-...
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Pep Guardiola Defends Sergio Aguero Over Contact With Female Assistant Referee | Football News

Pep Guardiola backed Sergio Aguero after the Manchester City striker was criticised.© AFP Pep Guardiola backed Sergio Aguero after the Manchester City striker was criticised for putting his arm on the shoulder of assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis during Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal. Aguero disputed a throw-in call which went against him early in the second half of the Premier League clash at the Etihad S...
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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Erling Braut Haaland: Champions League Storylines To Watch | Football News

European football is reeling with stadiums largely empty and revenues down, but it is business as usual on the field for the continent's biggest clubs this week as the Champions League group stage gets underway and Bayern Munich begin their defence of the trophy. Hansi Flick's all-conquering team have a glamour tie to get things going, at home to Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Before that, on Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain return to the competition following their defeat by Bayern in last season's final as they take on Manchester United. AFP Sport picks out some of the storylines to watch over the next few weeks:Messi vs RonaldoThey are...
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Man City vs Arsenal: Pep Guardiola Pleads For Time As Manchester City Recover From Slow Start | Football News

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City need time to hit top form after they ground out a 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday to move three points off the top of the Premier League table. City dropped points in their two previous league games before the international break and were again far from their free-flowing best without the injured Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte. But after a short pre-season and a host of positive coronavirus tests and injuries, Guardiola is content just to be back in the pack near the top of the table. "We are not unfortunately able to sustain for 90 minutes the way we want to play, but these games help us achieve it," sai...
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La Liga: Real Madrid Suffer 1-0 Defeat Against Newly-Promoted Side Cadiz | Football News

Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at half-time on Saturday but could not spark Real Madrid into life as his team slipped to a 1-0 defeat by newly-promoted Cadiz in La Liga. Sergio Ramos was the only enforced change at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium as Madrid's captain spent the second half in the stands with ice strapped around his left knee. Madrid said the injury was not serious but it puts in doubt Ramos' involvement in their first Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, as well as the Clasico three days later. If Barcelona's players were watching, they might well feel this Madrid are there for the taking when they meet...
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Luis Suarez Leads Atletico Madrid To Celta Vigo Win But Diego Costa Injured Ahead Of Bayern Munich Test | Football News

Luis Suarez partnered Diego Costa for the first time and scored as Atletico Madrid beat struggling Celta Vigo 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday. But the Suarez-Costa combination came to an early end as Costa was forced off injured in the second half. Sitting in the stands, Costa was seen with his face in his hands and he was also hobbling after the final whistle. He is now likely to miss Atletico's Champions League opener away at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Atletico climb to fourth, two points behind early leaders Real Madrid and one ahead of Barcelona, after the win. Celta, meanwhile, have managed only one win from their first six games and sit 13th. This...
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Premier League: Chelsea Share Spoils In 6-Goal Thriller, Liverpool Held To 2-2 Draw | Football News

Liverpool were denied a cathartic victory against Premier League leaders Everton on Saturday when Jordan Henderson's late strike was controversially ruled out for offside as Chelsea shared the spoils with Southampton in a six-goal thriller. Jurgen Klopp's champions were desperate to atone for their 7-2 humbling against Aston Villa before the international break but had to settle for a 2-2 draw in an incident-packed game at Goodison Park. Everton stayed unbeaten this season to remain three points clear at the top of the table after a number of controversial calls went their way.Klopp was mystified as to why Henderson's goal was ruled out by VAR."Ther...