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PSG boss Tuchel: Mbappe ‘has hunger to score, score, score’

February 18,2019 by PA

Paris St Germain boss Thomas Tuchel hailed his side’s “exceptional mentality” and described Kylian Mbappe as “a special player” after the 1-0 victory at St Etienne.Mbappe’s winner, his 19th Ligue 1 goal of the season, came in 73rd-minute of the contest when the 20-year-old sent a superb volley into the corner of the net.Tuchel, whose table-toppers are now 12 p...

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Solskjaer has Man Utd revive plans for Wolves midfielder Neves

February 18,2019 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United remain keen on Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves. The Daily Express says United have renewed their interest in the Portuguese midfielder - but they are unwilling to pay the £100m currently demanded by Wolves . The 21-year-old playmaker led the Molineux club to the Championship title last season and has attracted significant interest having continued to impress in the top f...

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Emery can trigger transfer spree with £60m Guendouzi sale

February 18,2019 by Express.co.uk

Guendouzi, 19, joined PSG as a six year-old and spent nine years at the club. But he moved on to Lorient, before heading to Arsenal last summer in a £6million deal. The France Under-21 international has impressed at the Emirates this season and PSG have been scouting him ahead a potential summer move. But the manager has only been handed limited funds to spend on new players this summer....

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Sanchez slump is like waiting for ketchup – Solskjaer

February 18,2019 by Goal.com

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has likened Alexis Sanchezs poor form at Manchester United to the agonising wait for ketchup to emerge from a bottle! The Chilean attacker was ineffective once more as a substitute in Tuesdays home Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain, leading caretaker-boss Solskjaer to proclaim that Sanchez needs to find himself out on the field of play. But as United prepa...

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The reasons behind Real Madrids collapse against Girona

February 18,2019 by Marca.com

After three solid performances in big games against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Ajax, Real Madrid were defeated 2-1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu by Girona. Although Los Blancos took a 1-0 lead, the Catalan team prevailed in the second half and came back to win the match. Real Madrid suffered a blow in their title pursuit and there are six particular reasons behind their collapse on Su...

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Can: No privileges at Juventus, even for Ronaldo

February 18,2019 by fourfourtwo.com

Emre Can has labelled Juventus a family club, and insists that there is no special treatment afforded to the Serie A champions star man Cristiano Ronaldo. Can, like Ronaldo, joined Juve in the close-season, having signed on a free transfer from Liverpool. The Germany midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular under Massimiliano Allegri, though his arrival in Turin was alwa...

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Transfer news LIVE: £90m Man Utd bid, De Ligt to Arsenal, Real Madrid double Chelsea raid

February 18,2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Starsport brings you the latest rumours and gossip ahead of the summer transfer window. - Manchester United looking to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window - Arsenal considering shock swoop for Ajax rising star Matthijs de Ligt - Real Madrid plotting double raid on Chelsea for Eden Hazard and NGolo Kante Liverpool ace to Barcelona? Liverp...

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Icardi did not celebrate Inter win in dressing room, says Spalletti

February 18,2019 by Foxsports.com

Mauro Icardi watched Inters 2-1 win over Sampdoria from the stands but Luciano Spalletti was upset he did not go to the dressing room. Luciano Spalletti was frustrated Mauro Icardi did not celebrate Inters dramatic 2-1 victory over Sampdoria on Sunday with his team-mates. Icardi, who was replaced as club captain by Samir Handanovic this week amid speculation surrounding his future, watched...

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Courtois criticises Bale for not adapting to Madrid lifestyle

February 18,2019 by squawka.com

Thibaut Courtois has claimed that Gareth Bale has failed to adapt to the Madrid lifestyle since his move to La Liga. Bale has enjoyed a successful spell in Madrid since joining from Tottenham in 2013 but has struggled to endear himself the clubs fans and his teammates. Is Bales Real Madrid stay coming to an end? Five key things to know... 1. Bale won the Champions League and the Copa del ...

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Robben picks Anfield as his worst stadium ahead of Champions League return

February 18,2019 by ESPN

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has described Anfield as his worst stadium as he prepares to return to face Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday. Robben has some unhappy memories of Anfield, having suffered elimination from the Champions League twice with Chelsea, in 2005 and 2007, and with Real Madrid in 2009. I think, if you ask [about] the worst stadium for me, its probably ...

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Lee Johnson plays down half-time incident in Bristol City’s defeat to Wolves

February 18,2019 by PA

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson described a half-time tunnel incident as “a bit of handbags” following his team’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat against Wolves.There appeared to be friction and words exchanged between the respective coaching teams as the sides went off at Ashton Gate.And City’s assistant head coach Jamie McAllister was understood to have been cautioned by referee Martin...

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Tony Pulis praises Middlesbrough’s makeshift defence after win at Blackburn

February 18,2019 by PA

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis wants his side to be more ruthless but was pleased with the response to a defensive reshuffle in the 1-0 win at 10-man Blackburn.Boro kept their first clean sheet of 2019 in the absence of the injured Aden Flint and suspended Daniel Ayala, while fellow defender George Friend was forced off just after the hour mark.Britt Assombalonga’s 19th-minute close-range h...

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Rodgers excuses Brown’s red card as Celtic claim late Kilmarnock win

February 18,2019 by PA

Boss Brendan Rodgers excused Scott Brown’s red card at Kilmarnock which came after the Celtic skipper’s deflected 90th-minute strike gave his side a 1-0 win to see them move eight points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.Steve Clarke’s men gave as good they got until defender Kirk Broadfoot was sent off for a high challenge on Brown in the 75th minute.But – wi...

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Potter believes James could end up playing in Premier League

February 18,2019 by PA

Swansea boss Graham Potter believes Dan James is destined to play in the Premier League if he does end up leaving the Welsh club.James played a starring role as Swansea produced an astonishing second-half comeback to beat Brentford 4-1 and reach the last eight of the FA Cup.The Wales winger scored an incredible solo length-of-the-field goal – his run was measured at covering 84 yards in ju...

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Roy Hodgson praises Palace’s professional performance at Doncaster

February 18,2019 by PA

Roy Hodgson was pleased with the professionalism of his Crystal Palace side as they negotiated a potentially tricky FA Cup tie with Doncaster to reach the quarter-finals.Palace bookended the first half with goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer as they secured a 2-0 away win in the fifth-round tie.“It was a very tough game,” Hodgson said.“We had prepared for a tough game. We...

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Inter 2 Sampdoria 1: Nainggolan salvages win in Icardis absence

February 18,2019 by Goal.com

Mauro Icardi had to watch from the stands as Inter were made to work for a 2-1 victory over Sampdoria, with Radja Nainggolan the hero.     Radja Nainggolan came to Inters rescue in Mauro Icardis absence to seal a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday. Icardi, who was this week stripped of the captaincy amid ongoing speculation over his future, watched from th...

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Craig Levein admits Hearts’ defeat to Motherwell was emotional roller coaster

February 17,2019 by PA

Hearts manager Craig Levein admitted his emotions went from one extreme to the other after Colin Doyle’s stoppage-time blunder gifted Motherwell victory at Fir Park.The goalkeeper spilled David Turnbull’s 30-yard free-kick into his net in the third and final minute of time added on to hand the hosts a 2-1 win.Steven Naismith had levelled for Hearts before the break after Jake Hastie ...

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Santiago Solari retains hope of leading Real Madrid to LaLiga glory

February 17,2019 by PA

Santiago Solari insisted the title was not lost after his Real Madrid side slumped to a shock LaLiga loss to Girona on Sunday.Captain Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 25th time in his club career as Real surrendered a lead to go down 2-1 to the Catalan side at the Bernabeu.The defeat ended Real’s five-match winning run and left them third in the table, nine points behind leaders Barcelona...

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Wolves dig deep to eliminate in-form Bristol City

February 17,2019 by PA

Wolves booked a first FA Cup quarter-final appearance for 16 years after they ended Bristol City’s long unbeaten record with a 1-0 win at Ashton Gate.Midfielder Ivan Cavaleiro’s first-half finish brought City’s 15-match undefeated run and nine-match winning streak to a halt.The Championship club had their moments, but ultimately could have few complaints after they struggled to...

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