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Arsenal and Chelsea in battle to land ex-Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti

March 04,2018 by Express.co.uk

Carlo Ancelotti could be pursued by Arsenal and Chelsea this summer CARLO ANCELOTTI will be at the centre of a summer tug of war between London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. Ancelotti, who has been out of the game since leaving Bayern Munich in September, is now back living in London. He has made it clear that he wants a return to the Premier League and isnt going to be short of job offers wit...

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No war between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho at Man United - Raiola

March 04,2018 by ESPN

The agent of Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, has played down speculation that the midfielder is unhappy at Manchester United and clashing with manager Jose Mourinho. Pogba, 24, cost United a then-world record £89.3 million when he joined from Juventus in 2016 but has been kept on the sidelines of late as rumours of a rift with his Portuguese boss have emerged. Real Madrid are reportedly intere...

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Antonio Conte admires Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

March 04,2018 by Skysports.com

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is an admirer of Man City boss Pep Guardiola Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte admits he admires Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola who is a great coach. City lead fifth-placed Chelsea, the Premier League holders, by 22 points ahead of Sundays Sky Live clash at the Etihad Stadium. Conte expects City to build on their impressive second season under Guardiola,...

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Lazio 0 - 1 Juventus: Dybala strikes late to keep pressure on Napoli

March 04,2018 by Goal.com

Paulo Dybala scored in injury time as Juventus extended their winning run in Serie A to 10 matches with a dramatic 1-0 triumph over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. On his return from a hamstring problem, Dybala shrugged off the attentions of Marco Parolo to tuck home in stoppage time and make sure the Bianconeri remain right on the coattails of Napoli in a two-horse race for the title. The muc...

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Napoli 2 - 4 AS Roma: Napolis title hopes dented as Edin Dzkeo hits double for Roma

March 04,2018 by Skysports.com

Edin Dzeko celebrates as Rome beat Napoli Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma dealt a major blow to Napolis hopes of winning the Serie A title with a 4-2 victory at Stadio San Paolo. Napoli, who last won the Scudetto in 1990, led reigning champions Juventus by four points before the Bianconeri closed the gap to one following their dramatic 1-0 triumph at Lazio earlier on Saturday. It looked like...

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Zinedine Zidane waiting on fitness of key duo ahead of trip to Paris

March 04,2018 by PA

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is still waiting on the fitness of midfield duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos as he switched his attention to Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Paris St Germain after seeing off Getafe.Modric and Kroos were absent again through injury as Madrid defeated 10-man Getafe at the Bernabeu thanks to a brace of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and another from Gar...

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Emery expects PSG big guns to return for Champions League clash

March 04,2018 by PA

Paris St Germain boss Unai Emery is expecting several big name players to be back for next week’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid.Emery’s side bid to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the second leg of their last-16 tie against Real on Tuesday and warmed up with a comfortable 2-0 win at Ligue 1 strugglers Troyes.PSG, already without Neymar after a fractured metatarsal ended his seaso...

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Peter Stoger upbeat after Borussia Dortmund earn point at RB Leipzig

March 04,2018 by PA

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger focused on the positives after his side came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig.The pressure was on both sides in the battle for Champions League qualification, with Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen all having claimed victories earlier on Saturday.Dortmund, who had seen two goals ruled out for offside, found themselves behind when J...

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Players still back me despite defeat at Forest, claims Cotterill

March 04,2018 by PA

Steve Cotterill believes his Birmingham players demonstrated they are still right behind him with their battling performance, even after a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest.The Blues might have escaped with a point, if not for some big saves from Reds keeper Costel Pantilimon, who played a key role in helping Aitor Karanka secure his first home win as Forest manager.Goals from Joe Lolley and Matty...

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Richie Wellens hails belief in Oldham squad

March 04,2018 by PA

Oldham boss Richie Wellens believes his side’s late victory at Scunthorpe shows the level of belief currently in the Latics squad.He is also pleased with the depth of talent at his disposal, after Patrick McEleney and Eoin Doyle came off the bench to score in the final 12 minutes and fire the visitors to a third win in four matches.He said: “There’s a real positive feel in the ...

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Carlisle boss Curle praises team unity

March 04,2018 by PA

Carlisle manager Keith Curle praised the unity that is driving his team’s run towards the Sky Bet League Two play offs.Ground staff and volunteers shifted tons of snow from Brunton Park and got their reward in the shape of a 2-0 win over struggling Grimsby.Even the parents of one of Carlisle’s player, Kris Twardek, joined in the snow-clearing battle after travelling over from Canada....

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Lee Johnson beaming after Bristol City ‘get their mojo back’ against Owls

March 04,2018 by PA

Bobby Reid’s first hat-trick and an exhilarating team performance against Sheffield Wednesday had Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson beaming at the final whistle.The 4-0 win, which also featured a Josh Brownhill goal, took the Robins back into the Sky Bet Championship play-off places, but it was the manner of the victory that most delighted Johnson.“Some of our football today was ve...

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It’s Southampton’s future, not mine, that matters, says Saints boss Pellegrino

March 04,2018 by PA

Mauricio Pellegrino insists he has no concerns about his future as Southampton manager after their poor home form continued with a goalless draw against fellow strugglers Stoke.Saints dominated the second half at St Mary’s, but have now gone a club record eight Premier League home games without success stretching back more than three months.They remain a point above the relegation zone aft...

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Sean Maguire hailed after match-winning cameo for Preston at Bolton

March 04,2018 by PA

Manager Alex Neil paid tribute to two-goal substitute Sean Maguire after the Republic of Ireland international earned Preston a 3-1 Sky Bet Championship derby win at Bolton.Maguire, on his return to action after being sidelined since November 1 with hamstring trouble, fired home in the 77th and 90th minutes after Tom Barkhuizen cancelled out Mark Beevers’ 11th-minute opener.“I don&rs...

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Ronaldo reaches landmark as Real Madrid see off Getafe

March 04,2018 by PA

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 300th LaLiga goal as Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Portugal forward had been left out of the squad for Tuesday night’s trip to Espanyol, where Zinedine Zidane’s side were beaten 1-0 by a stoppage-time goal.There was, though, no stopping Los Blancos on Saturday, with Gareth Bale brea...

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Foxes boss Puel: One point is not enough

March 04,2018 by PA

Leicester manager Claude Puel was pleased not to lose at home to Bournemouth but felt a point from the 1-1 draw was not enough as their European aspirations fade further.The Foxes are without a Premier League win in over a month since beating Watford 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on January 20.They looked destined to lose for the third time since that home victory on Saturday when Josh King put ...

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Gundogan admits to almost signing for Barcelona

March 03,2018 by Marca.com

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has recently returned to his best form under Pep Guardiola, admitted that he once came very close to signing with Catalan giants Barcelona. The former Borussia Dortmund man also had words of praise for both his present and past coaches. I was very close to signing for Barcelona, but at the end, it didnt happen, Gundogan explained to Sport Are...

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Neymar surgery positive news, says Brazils fitness trainer

March 03,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Neymars surgery on a broken foot will be good news for Brazils World Cup campaign, according to the national teams fitness trainer. Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Wednesday the worlds most expensive player would go under the knife after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the 3-0 weekend win over Marseille in Ligue 1. The surgery could keep the 26-year-old forward ...

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Wenger accused of outstaying Arsenal welcome by the man who appointed him

March 03,2018 by Goal.com

Arsene Wenger has been accused of outstaying his welcome at Arsenal by Peter Hill-Wood, the man who appointed him back in 1996. Arriving in England as a relative unknown, the Gunners could never have imagined that 22 years later they would still be working under the guidance of the long-serving Frenchman. Wenger has proved to be a shrewd addition, with three Premier League titles and seven F...

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