The third group stage matches of European competition took place this week, with Greece’s Olympiacos and AEK Athens both involved. Olympiacos were hoping for a miracle away to Spanish giants Barcelona in the Champions League, while AEK travelled to Italy for a headline Europa League clash against AC Milan.   Olympiacos overturned in Barcelona Let’s 

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Manchester City’s 7-2 demolition of Stoke City on Saturday was one of the great Premier League performances, often in these situations the losing team is viewed as being unimaginably poor, however at the Etihad Stadium Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City looked very much like Barcelona/Bayern Munich. To be a little more specific, they played in a 

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As it seems, Crystal Palace will never catch a breather. After safely negotiating a potential relegation last season, the Eagles are back in the relegation catfight having lost their first seven games of the 2017/18 Premier League season. A gamut of emotions surrounded the club following the dismissal of Frank de Boer after only four 

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Swansea have scored five Premier League goals this season. Tammy Abraham has scored four Premier League goals this season. Paul Clement lost Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente in the summer window, and was in need of attacking reinforcement. A few arrived, including once Swansea hero, Wilfried Bony. Abraham was brought in early in the window, 

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Week seven of the Greek Super League saw plenty of exciting fixtures take place. High flying Panionios took on struggling champions Olympiacos, league leaders AEK looked to pick up an important win against Xanthi, and Panathinaikos were hoping to earn a second consecutive victory at the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium.   Olympiacos grab a hard-fought three 

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Whilst many were shocked by Leicester City’s decision to dismiss Craig Shakespeare on Wednesday, the fact that the club had won just one of their opening eight Premier League matches can’t be hidden. Leicester City were always going to be in a difficult position after they bungled the Claudio Ranieri dismissal. The coach who had 

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A defeat in Sunday night’s Derby della Madonnina – their fourth in eight matches – has left many AC Milan supporters questioning whether Vincenzo Montella is the right man to take their club forward. In fact, there is little doubt that both Marco Fassone (CEO) and Massimiliano Mirabelli (technical director) will have asked themselves that 

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Nemanja Matic has proven to be the most mercurial signing for Manchester United in the summer. The Serbian has had a metrical transformative effect since his arrival at Old Trafford, one that has added to their credibility as Premier League challengers and jolted United into life in the Champions League.   Stability He was never 

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Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace did what was almost unthinkable this weekend. In beating Antonio Conte’s champion Chelsea, they ended a record-breaking run of seven matches without a goal scored or a point won. Had Hodgson fallen to another shutout defeat, he would have been the second manager in Premier League history to lose his first 

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This time last season Sunderland were in the Premier League. Again, they had started the season poorly despite having managed to send bitter Tyneside rivals Newcastle back down to the Championship at the end of the last season after a major resurgence towards the end of the campaign. This was something that Sunderland fans had 

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The euphoric scenes in San Siro which marked the end of Inter’s dramatic 3-2 victory over arch-rivals AC Milan were symbolic of much more than mere Derby Milano jubilation. The Nerazzurri faithful will never tire of getting one over on their city cousins – true – but this particular triumph served to represent something of 

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Manchester United have been firing on all cylinders this season, one that has seen them mount a legitimate challenge to Chelsea’s status as champions of England. The Red Devils have been ruthlessly efficient in converting their chances while less than generous in their defending; scoring 21 goals while only letting two past David De Gea 

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In their biggest domestic challenge of the season so far, Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde illustrated their tactical versatility in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid and the newly constructed Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Following the international break, the clash was an intriguing one on paper with the Catalan club the league leaders whilst Diego Simeone’s charges 

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