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Boss Hopkin praises players after Livingston secure back-to-back promotions

May 21,2018 by PA

David Hopkin hailed a “magnificent achievement” after seeing his Livingston side clinch a return to the Scottish Premiership.Livi beat Partick Thistle 1-0 at Firhill to claim a 3-1 aggregate victory over the two legs of the play-off final and secure a return to the top flight after 12 years away.Keaghan Jacobs scored the only goal of the second leg, but Livingston were always in cont...

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Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham set for talks with ex-Manchester City manager

May 20,2018 by BBC.com

Manuel Pellegrini was replaced as Manchester City manager by Pep Guardiola Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is set for talks with West Ham about the vacant managerial position. The 64-year-old has been identified as a possible replacement for David Moyes, whose contract was not been renewed. Chilean Pellegrini managed City between 2013 and 2016 and led the club to the Premier Lea...

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Bayern Munich 1 - 3 Eintracht Frankfurt: Frankfurt shocked Bayern to win the German Cup final.

May 20,2018 by BBC.com

Ante Rebic joined Eintracht Frankfurt from Fiorentina in 2016 Ante Rebic scored twice as Eintracht Frankfurt shocked Bayern Munich to win the German Cup final. The Croatia striker pounced on James Rodriguezs error to give Eintracht the lead, but Robert Lewandowski equalised. Rebic clipped in his second before Bayern were denied a penalty in a disputed VAR call late on as Kevin-Prince Boate...

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Zidane says Real Madrid are ready for Champions League final

May 20,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Real Madrid squandered a two-goal lead at Villarreal but Zinedine Zidane was still upbeat as he looked ahead to the Champions League final. Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said the two-time reigning Champions League holders are ready for their European showdown with Liverpool despite Saturdays draw at Villarreal, while he praised Gareth Bale following his goal-scoring performance. Madr...

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Jose Mourinho proud of Manchester United players despite FA Cup final defeat

May 20,2018 by Skysports.com

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praised the performance of his team, despite seeing them lose the FA Cup final 1-0 to Chelsea. Eden Hazards penalty was the only goal of the game at Wembley, meaning United were unable to add any silverware to their second-place finish in the Premier League this season. However, despite the disappointment, Mourinho applauded the efforts of his players. M...

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Man Utd, Liverpool in contact with departing Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon

May 20,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United and Liverpool are in contact with agents for departing Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon. Tuttosport says United have contacted representatives of the veteran stopper, who is leaving Juventus this summer after 17 years with the club. PSG have tabled a contract offer, while United and Liverpool are exploring the prospect of bringing him to England. Buffon initially planned to...

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Chelsea losing a serial winner if the let me go, says defiant Antonio Conte

May 20,2018 by ESPN

LONDON -- Antonio Conte insisted that he cannot change and warned that Chelsea will be losing a serial winner if they decide to let him go after winning the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. Eden Hazards first-half penalty proved the difference as Chelsea ended a disappointing season by edging United in an underwhelming final at Wembley, securing Conte the trophy that elude...

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Mario Balotelli recalled to Italy squad for first time since 2014 World Cup

May 20,2018 by ESPN

Mario Balotelli is back in the Italy squad after receiving a summer call-up from Roberto Mancini, his former boss at Manchester City. The 27-year-old Nice striker, who has scored 13 goals across his 33 appearances for the Azzurri, last featured for Italy at the 2014 World Cup, subsequently being overlooked by Antonio Conte and Giampiero Ventura. New national team head coach Mancini knows Bal...

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Real ready for Champions League final- Zidane

May 20,2018 by PA

Zinedine Zidane insisted his Real Madrid team were “ready” for their Champions League final showdown with Liverpool despite throwing away a two-goal lead as Villarreal battled back to earn a 2-2 draw in their last LaLiga match of the season.Zidane handed a debut to his 20-year-old son Luca as first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas was rested ahead of the European clash in Kiev on May 2...

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European success for Liverpool good for England – Southgate

May 20,2018 by PA

Gareth Southgate wants to see Liverpool win the Champions League next weekend as the England boss believes it will be a boost for his squad ahead of the World Cup.The Reds travel to Kiev to face holders Real Madrid on Saturday with a number of England internationals in their ranks.Jordan Henderson could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Steven Gerrard by lifting the famous European Cup tro...

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Brendan Rodgers wants a three-peat after Celtic make history

May 20,2018 by PA

Brendan Rodgers will crack the whip to ensure Celtic follow up their historic double treble with further domestic domination.The Hoops boss has achieved a feat that escaped Jock Stein and Sir Alex Ferguson after leading his side to back-to-back clean sweeps.The William Hill Scottish Cup was added to this year’s haul after a masterful 2-0 win over Motherwell at Hampden as the Parkhead men b...

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Allegri pays tribute to Buffon as goalkeeping great plays last game for Juventus

May 20,2018 by PA

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri paid tribute to departing goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon following the 40-year-old’s emotional final game of the club.Buffon received a guard of honour as he left the pitch after being substituted in the 63rd minute of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Hellas Verona.There were tears among the fans who gave him a standing ovation following his 17 years with th...

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Antonio Conte defends himself and his position after winning FA Cup

May 20,2018 by PA

Antonio Conte says he is a “serial winner” who “can’t change” as he challenged Chelsea to back him or sack him after Saturday’s FA Cup success.Speculation has been rife all season that Conte will be axed as head coach this summer.The Italian won the Premier League 12 months ago in his first campaign, only for the Blues to finish fifth this term, missing out on...

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Blue is the colour at Wembley as Chelsea win the FA Cup

May 20,2018 by PA

Eden Hazard fired Chelsea to FA Cup glory against Manchester United as Antonio Conte’s expected farewell ended with a memorable triumph against old foe Jose Mourinho.The 137th FA Cup final – and first utilising a video assistant referee – was not as cagey as some had feared but was hardly a rip-roaring affair as the Blues looked to atone for last season’s shock finale def...

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Real Madrid held by Villarreal after losing two-goal lead

May 20,2018 by PA

Real Madrid blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Villarreal in their final LaLiga match ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.Real coach Zinedine Zidane handed a debut to his 20-year-old son Luca as first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas was rested ahead of the European clash in Kiev on May 26, but otherwise named a strong side.Gareth Bale, deployed in a more central role, broke t...

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Nabil Fekir hails perfect ending after Lyon qualify for Champions League

May 20,2018 by PA

Nabil Fekir hailed the perfect ending after Lyon clinched qualification for the Champions League in dramatic fashion.OL needed to beat Nice to secure third place in Ligue 1 and they did so thanks to a hat-trick from Memphis Depay in a 3-2 victory.It looks set to be Fekir’s last match for Lyon, with the playmaker heavily linked with a summer move to Liverpool, and if that is the case then h...

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Real Madrid are really interested in Alaba - agent

May 19,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Real Madrid are interested in signing David Alaba from Bayern Munich, according to the players father and agent. Alaba has spent his whole career at Bayern, barring a loan spell at Hoffenheim, winning seven Bundesliga titles at the club. The versatile Austria international has long been linked with Madrid, suggesting in a March interview he could be ready for a new challenge. And the 25-...

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You know nothing - Wilshere hits out at journalist over World Cup snub

May 19,2018 by Goal.com

Jack Wilshere says feeling he should be in the England squad does not mean he is self indulgent as he hit out at a journalist over his World Cup snub. Wilshere was among the headline absentees from Gareth Southgates 23-man squad for the tournament, along with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Arsenal midfielder did not make Southgates reserve list either, with the manager indicati...

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Parma back in Serie A after securing a third straight promotion

May 19,2018 by Skysports.com

Parma sealed promotion back to Serie A with victory over Spezia Parma returned to Italys Serie A on Friday, securing a third successive promotion after being dumped into the fourth division following a series of financial crises which led to bankruptcy. Parma sealed second place behind Empoli in Serie B after a 2-0 win at Spezia while rivals Frosinone could only draw 2-2 against Foggia. Duri...

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