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Ligue 1: Wissam Ben Yedder Double Edges Monaco Past Montpellier | Football News

Captain Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice as Monaco avoided a late fightback in Friday's 3-2 win at Montpellier in Ligue 1. Kevin Volland and Ben Yedder netted within an hour before Elye Wahi and Andy Delort clawed Montpellier back into the game but the Principality outfit moved three points off Lille in third with the victory. "We showed solidarity and intensity. We know at Montpellier it's always difficult to win," Ben Yedder's team-mate Djibril Sibide told Telefoot. "To make the difference in the match we had to be focused from the first to the last minute," he added. The hosts made four changes from last weekend's draw at Nantes as captain Hilton wa...
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Serie A: Lazio Cruise Past City Rivals AS Roma | Football News

Lazio cruised to a 3-0 victory over city rivals Roma on Friday, equalling their best ever derby victory in Serie A. The win moved Lazio up to seventh place on 31 points, just two behind champions Juventus in fourth. Roma stay third with 34 points, but are six points off leaders AC Milan having also played a game more. Ciro Immobile opened the scoring in the 14th minute for his 12th goal of the season. Luis Alberto, in the 23rd and 67th minutes, scored the other two, both with precise strikes. Roma, who had drawn 2-2 with second-placed Inter Milan last weekend, were rescued from further punishment by goalkeeper Paul Lopez who pulled off a series of fi...
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Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes Hits Back At Jurgen Klopp Over Penalty Claims | Football News

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to stop moaning about the number of penalties given to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. United have been awarded 20 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season, while title rivals Liverpool have had just 10. Klopp highlighted the large amount of United spot-kicks after his side had two penalty appeals turned down in their recent 1-0 defeat at Southampton. United manager Solskjaer responded by saying Klopp and other Premier League bosses were trying to influence referees not to give his team penalties. Now Fernandes has joined the United backlash ahead of...
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Paris Saint-Germain Coach Mauricio Pochettino Tests Positive For COVID-19 | Football News

Former Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino has overseen three PSG games so far.© AFP Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the French champions said on Friday, just two weeks after taking up his job. The 48-year-old Argentine will "respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocols", PSG said on Twitter. His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel ...
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Postpone ‘Euro 2020’ Finals To December, Demands Ex-Germany Coach Berti Vogts | Football News

Berti Vogts managed the national teams of Germany, Scotland, Nigeria and Azerbaijan.© Twitter Former Germany coach Berti Vogts has demanded UEFA move the 'Euro 2020' finals to December with coronavirus cases spiking across Europe. "As a former national coach, I'm now appealing to UEFA: postpone the European Championship," Vogts told German news portal t-online. "React now. Otherwise, it will be too late." The...
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Tottenham Hotspur Manager Jose Mourinho Casts Doubt On Gareth Bale’s Future | Football News

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur has won 8 games out of a total 17 in the Premier League so far.© AFP Gareth Bale's future is uncertain as Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said "not one second" has been spent talking about extending his season-long loan from Real Madrid. The 31-year-old's second spell at Spurs has so far failed to live up to expectations as a lack of fitness and form has prevented Bal...
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Premier League Warns Players To Avoid Own Goal Over Celebrations | Football News

Premier League goal celebrations this weekend will be under intense scrutiny after players were reminded of their responsibility to set an example during the coronavirus pandemic. When football in England restarted in June after the Covid-19 shutdown, much was made of strict measures to limit the spread of Covid-19. But footballers are coming under increasing pressure to tone down their celebrations as the country struggles to  contain a highly infectious strain of the virus.Julian Knight, the MP who chairs the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, labelled some of the scenes at matches "brainless", saying they give out an "a...
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Barcelona Presidential Elections Postponed Due To COVID-19 Restrictions | Football News

Barcelona announced on Friday that the club's presidential elections have been postponed after a rise in coronavirus cases prompted heavy restrictions in the region. The elections were set for January 24 but the Catalonian government told the club on Friday morning that exceptions to the rules would not be made to allow people to vote. The delay means Barcelona will not have a new regime in charge for the last week of the January transfer window while Lionel Messi's future is set to remain unresolved for a while longer.  Messi's contract expires at the end of June, when he could leave the club for free, having failed in an attempt to secure an exit ...
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Wayne Rooney Ends Playing Career, Becomes Full-Time Manager Of Derby County | Football News

Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney ended his illustrious playing career on Friday to take up the job of managing Championship side Derby County on a full-time basis. Derby confirmed the 35-year-old former forward had agreed a permanent deal until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November. The club statement confirmed that in accepting the manager's role, Rooney had "elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job". Rooney was in charge for nine matches as interim boss at Derby, winning three and drawing four."We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our ne...
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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: “Fatigued” Arsenal Frustrated In Crystal Palace Stalemate | Football News

Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were suffering from fatigue after their recent revival ground to a halt in a scrappy 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Thursday. Arteta's side had won their previous four matches in all competitions, but they were fortunate extend their unbeaten run to five games. Palace were unable to convert several first half chances at the Emirates Stadium and, although Arsenal improved after the interval, they missed a chance to climb into the top half of the Premier League. "I wanted to see a win and a few goals but we were fatigued. I cannot fault the spirit but it wasn't enough," Arteta said. "We created a lot of situations aga...