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Daily Archives: September 19, 2015

Nicolas Otamendi set for Manchester City chance in Vincent Kompany’s absence

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to turn to big-money signing Nicolas Otamendi to fill the void left by injured captain Vincent Kompany this weekend. Kompany will miss the Barclays Premier League leaders’ home clash with West Ham on Saturday after suffering a calf injury in the midweek Champions League loss to Juventus. It will be the first time ...

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Sporting KC blitz FC Dallas with three second-half goals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Benny Feilhaber scored twice, Dominic Dwyer added a goal in the 83rd minute and Sporting Kansas City beat FC Dallas 3-1 on Friday night to snap a five-game winless streak. Sporting KC moved into fourth place in the Western Conference. FC Dallas had its three-game winning streak stopped. Feilhaber opened the scoring in the 65th minute ...

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Marseille v Lyon: Preview

Marseille coach Michel has lavished praise on his team ahead of Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter against Lyon at the Velodrome stadium. L’OM followed last weekend’s 4-1 home victory over Bastia with a 3-0 triumph at Groningen in Thursday’s Europa League opener. The victory in Holland was Michel’s third success since the Spaniard took over the team last month following the ...

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Borussia Dortmund perfect so far but Leverkusen their first big test

Borussia Dortmund made it 10 wins out of 10 in midweek as they beat FC Krasnodar in the Europa League but to reach 11 on Sunday, Thomas Tuchel’s men will face their first big test of the season as they face Bayer Leverkusen. The Rhine side are under massive pressure having lost their last two league matches — expectedly so ...

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Bayer Leverkusen seek to end Borussia Dortmund’s winning run

Roger Schmidt hopes to succeed where eight coaches before him have failed already this season – by beating Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. Dortmund have won 10 matches in a row this season, including two-leg qualifying matches for the Europa League against Norway’s Odd and Austrian side Wolfsberg, but the Bayer Leverkusen coach is quite confident that he can find the ...

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Second-division German clubs won’t wear pro-refugee patch

BERLIN — Seven German second division clubs won’t take part in a tabloid-led initiative to declare solidarity for refugees in a backlash against controversial newspaper Bild. St. Pauli, Union Berlin, Freiburg, Bochum, Nuremberg, Duisburg and Kaiserslautern all declared by Friday that their players will not wear a pro-refugee patch promoted by Bild. Amid Europe’s refugee crisis, the newspaper wanted players ...

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AS Roma’s ultras protest is overshadowing the club’s positive start

The season is only four games old, but turmoil is already brewing in Rome. Roma have started the new season encouragingly, picking up seven points from their opening three Serie A games, not only beating but dominating title rivals Juventus in the process, and banishing the ghosts of Bayern Munich with a creditable 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Champions ...

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Pep Guardiola backs Arturo Vidal after Franz Beckenbauer criticism

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has defended Arturo Vidal following criticism from honorary president Franz Beckenbauer of the midfielder’s performance against Olympiakos. Beckenbauer, whose influence at the club is limited, had previously urged Vidal, 28, to work on his discipline in order to help the side fully. The former Bayern player and coach then hit out at the Chile international, ...

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Genoa v Juventus: Preview

Juventus defender Martin Caceres is confident his team will get their Serie A season up and running when they visit Genoa on Sunday afternoon. The Italian champions have endured their worst-ever start to a campaign with just one point from three games. But the club claimed a 2-1 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad stadium on Tuesday in the ...

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Allegri’s Juventus tactical change in UCL could spark first Serie A win

Juventus’ Champions League win against Manchester City was a much-needed positive result for the side. The club not only demonstrated its willingness to work but the victory provides welcome relief and a boost in confidence that should help it obtain points in Serie A. When players understand how to sacrifice for one another then their natural quality shines. Teamwork has ...

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