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Majestic Messi too important to be rested by Barca

April 08,2018 by Goal.com

The Argentine hit a hat-trick in a routine win and made light of his recent fitness problems, as well as calls for him to be left out on SaturdayThere was indignation among some Barcelona fans. When the team was announced for the game against Leganes at Camp Nou on Saturday, Lionel Messi was in the starting line-up. Why was he not being rested, many wondered. And it was a valid question. The ...

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AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso on new deal: My temper is now WORSE

April 08,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso is delighted with his new contract. Gattuso penned terms to 2021 last week. I am hungrier than I was before and have a worse temper, he revealed. “In football all you need is three defeats and Ill find myself outside the gates of Milanello with a suitcase in my hand. I feel more pressure, because this is the club I work for and I am aware we can do so muc...

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Danny Hylton is as good as some Premier League strikers – Nathan Jones

April 08,2018 by PA

Luton manager Nathan Jones lavished striker Danny Hylton with praise after the Hatters moved a step closer to promotion from League Two.Hylton scored twice in the 3-0 win against nine-man Yeovil that kept the Hatters three points behind leaders Accrington and eight clear of Exeter in fourth.Luton’s opener was set up by Hylton, Elliot Lee finishing it off, before the striker scored from the...

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Lack of pressure helping Millwall’s play-off push – Harris

April 08,2018 by PA

Neil Harris believes the lack of expectation on Millwall is aiding his side’s push for the play-offs.The Lions’ unlikely charge received another boost with a 2-0 win over Bristol City which extended their unbeaten run to 15 games and moved them within a point of the top six.Goals from Jed Wallace and Steve Morison dented Bristol City’s chances of making the top six as they fell...

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Jackett pays tribute to Portsmouth after snatching draw at Rochdale

April 08,2018 by PA

Kenny Jackett felt Portsmouth were second best against Rochdale but feels his side deserve credit after managing to “hang on to their coattails” in a 3-3 draw at Spotland.Pompey three times from behind as a brace from Brett Pitman and an injury-time own goal from Matt Done cancelled out Dale’s efforts from Brad Inman, Stephen Humphrys and Ian Henderson.“I thought Rochdale...

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Benitez believes Newcastle need two points to secure Premier League status

April 08,2018 by PA

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez believes his side need two more points to guarantee their Premier League survival.Ahead of Saturday’s game against Leicester Benitez said it would be a “massive achievement” should the club stay up, in what is their first campaign back in the top flight after winning the Championship title last season.Following the 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium...

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Mixed emotions for Neil Lennon after Hibs draw at Ross County

April 08,2018 by PA

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon was left with mixed emotions after seeing his side snatch a last-gasp equaliser to draw a game he felt they dominated.Billy McKay’s 28th-minute goal had looked set to earn Ross County the spoils at Dingwall, only for substitute Oli Shaw to earn a point for Hibs with a 90th-minute leveller.Lennon was delighted with the way his side battled to the end to get someth...

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Warne believes home comforts can usher Rotherham into play-offs

April 08,2018 by PA

Rotherham manager Paul Warne feels his side just need to win their home games to stay in the League One play-off mix after beating Fleetwood 3-2.Rotherham had to work hard for the points. They went behind to Ashley Eastham’s early effort before Nathan Pond turned into his own goal from Joe Newell’s cross.Newell smashed Rotherham ahead with a volley in the second half but Cian Bolger ...

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Guardiola philosophical after Pogba inspires United to stunning comeback victory

April 08,2018 by PA

Pep Guardiola remained philosophical amid the obvious disappointment of Manchester City’s derby capitulation as an astonishing Manchester United comeback delayed the Premier League title party.The stars had aligned to give swashbuckling City what Vincent Kompany called a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to seal the league on home turf against their bitter rivals.The dream was o...

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It’s not just my record, says Valverde as Barcelona equal LaLiga unbeaten record

April 08,2018 by PA

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was quick to share the plaudits with his predecessor Luis Enrique after the Catalan giants equalled a LaLiga record in their win over Leganes.Barca’s 3-1 victory, secured by the 45th hat-trick of Lionel Messi’s career, not only moved them 12 points clear at the summit but saw them match Real Sociedad’s all-time of 38 successive LaLiga games with...

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Jose Morais smiling as Barnsley earn local bragging rights

April 07,2018 by PA

Barnsley boss Jose Morais was delighted as his side secured their first home victory under his management by winning 3-2 against local rivals Sheffield United.The Tykes went ahead through Gary Gardner before John Fleck and Leon Clarke put the Blades ahead by the midway stage of the second half. Oli McBurnie and Tom Bradshaw then struck for Barnsley to secure the three points.The hosts started br...

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Bayern clinch title with win at Augsburg

April 07,2018 by PA

Bayern Munich secured a sixth straight Bundesliga title after coming from behind to win 4-1 at Bavarian neighbours Augsburg.After thrashing Borussia Dortmund 6-0 last weekend, the champagne was on ice – and Bayern recovered from conceding an early bizarre own-goal to wrap up the championship in style at the WWK Arena.Augsburg had taken a shock lead on 18 minutes when Sergio Cordova’s...

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Jurgen Klopp relieved after Liverpool avoid ‘wild derby’ at Everton

April 07,2018 by PA

Jurgen Klopp was happy to avoid a “wild derby” as Liverpool emerged from a tame clash with Everton unscathed and with their unbeaten run over their neighbours intact.Klopp made a number of changes with the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Tuesday in mind but Everton were unable to take advantage as the sides played out a goalless draw at G...

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Bruce slams Villa performance after defeat at Norwich

April 07,2018 by PA

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce admitted his side got exactly what they deserved as they crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Norwich which severely dented their hopes of automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.Villa had been given a chance to cut the gap on second-placed Cardiff to just four points following the Bluebirds’ home defeat against leaders Wolves on Friday night, but failed to ...

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Merseyside rivals share spoils after derby stalemate

April 07,2018 by PA

The 231st Merseyside derby will not live long in the memory as Everton failed to capitalise on a weaker than usual Liverpool side in an uneventful goalless draw at Goodison Park.With a Champions League quarter-final second leg, in which they lead 3-0, against Manchester City on Tuesday the visitors could be forgiven for being preoccupied and manager Jurgen Klopp’s team selection reflected ...

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Reals Madrid derby dilemma: End Atleticos title dream and gift La Liga to Barcelona

April 07,2018 by Goal.com

It is seemingly a no-win situation for Real Madrid on Sunday. Zinedine Zidanes side face Atletico in the derby at the Santiago Bernabeu and there is no result that will be good for Los Blancos. Madrid are on their worst-ever run against Atleti in La Liga at home, having failed to win any of the last four fixtures versus Diego Simeones side at the Bernabeu – three consecutive defeats a...

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Should Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho park the bus at Manchester City?

April 07,2018 by Skysports.com

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will want to spoil Man Citys title party at the Etihad on Saturday Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho should follow Liverpools example and attack Man City at the Etihad on Saturday, says Steve McMahon. City will win the Premier League if they beat United at home on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports PL from 5pm, and the former Everton, Liverpool an...

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Pele believes Neymar is more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo

April 07,2018 by ESPN

VI Images via Getty Images Pele believes Neymar plays with a style more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend told ESPN Brasil. Neymar, who finished third in the voting for the Ballon dOr behind Ronaldo and Messi in both 2015 and 2017, has been compared to both players, particularly in his native Brazil, where he is on pace to break Peles goalscoring record with...

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Arsenal in talks with Aaron Ramsey over contract extension

April 07,2018 by Skysports.com

Aaron Ramseys current deal at Arsenal runs to the end of next season Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal are in talks with Aaron Ramsey over a new contract. The Gunners have come under the spotlight for their contract negotiations in recent months. Mesut Ozil signed a new deal, but Alexis Sanchez was allowed to leave in January once it became clear he had no intention of committing his future ...

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