The first match day of the Champions League has been and gone, and it was a mixed couple of nights for the British clubs.   Chelsea 6 – 0 Qarabag If Chelsea didn’t win handsomely here, it would be a worrying start to the competition. Although many pundits say that no game in Europe is 

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Manchester City versus Liverpool FC was the best way to kick-off the Premier League weekend after an international break. Goals were expected considering the strength both the sides have in their attacking unit. However, not many would have predicted that the Citizens would thrash Liverpool 5-0 on Saturday. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 

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Week 21 of the MLS season is in the books and there were some clear winners and losers this week around the league. Player transfers, coaching changes, and goals-galore made the action extra exciting entering the All-Star break. In the Eastern Conference Toronto FC showed why they are the clear favorite for silverware this season 

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Whilst the majority of fans inside of the Hong Kong Stadium travelled to see the stars from Merseyside, Leicester City looked every bit of Liverpool’s equal in the final of 2017’s Asia Cup. Liverpool emerged as 2-1 winners in a deserving victory, however one cannot take anything away from the effort put forward by Leicester. 

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No doubt, the embarrassing defeat of Chelsea to their former manager’s team, Manchester United, last week has snatched three important points from them allowing their chasers, Spurs, to call the title race back. However, the five-time Premier League champions, already on the top of the table, have marked another step towards their sixth by recording 

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Swansea fans were singing with joy after a thrilling 3-2 victory over title contenders Liverpool lifted them out of the relegation zone. Goals from Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson put an end to the Reds impressive one year unbeaten run at Anfield in all competitions. After being billed as the best attack against the worst 

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The charismatic Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took the decision to take his team to Barcelona after last weekend’s defeat to AFC Bournemouth. Warmer weather training sessions and a group-bonding visit to the Nou Camp to watch the Catalonians thrash Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 appeared to have meaning behind it, rather then a quick getaway from the 

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FC Porto 5-0 Leicester: Silva (2), Corona, Brahimi and Jota scored for Dragões Premier League champions Leicester were hit with a reality check after their fairytale unbeaten run in the Champions League came to an abrupt end. Leicester City travelled to Portugal for their final Champions League Group G game against FC Porto without needing 

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How far can RB Leipzig go? The Bundesliga new-boys’ spectacular start to the season has brought comparisons with last year’s Premier League champions, Leicester City. Though obvious differences (not least the level of fan support and financial backing), Leipzig sit comfortably at the top of the table heading into match day 12 after six straight 

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The Gunners dream of finally shooting to the top of the league table shattered after they drew against Tottenham Hotspur, and it looked like Arsenal had every tool they needed to go all the way to the top of the EPL, what with rivals like Manchester City fumbling in the most unlikely of places. However, 

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For me the sign of a good manager is being able to totally hoodwink your players into delivering a fine performance and, by this token, Claudio Ranieri is a very good manager.     All hail Ranieri Ranieri told all the players to listen to the Champions League anthem on the way into work on 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. At the October international break, it is normally a good time to reflect back on clubs’ starts to the season, see where they are at, and a time to assess. This is a look at Manchester United’s 2016/2017 season so far:   Premier League – 6th: 13 points (4W, 

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Manchester United registered a runaway victory over Turkish side Galatasaray in their second pre-season match of the summer. Although the match was purely for gauging the fitness levels of the players, it was pleasing to see the lads enjoying themselves as United emerged 5-2 winners on the day, with goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney 

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Despite their recent rise up the English football pyramid, things never seem to be straightforward at Crystal Palace. Since arriving in the top flight in 2013, they have had a number of managers, indifferent results, players have come and gone, and even after the fairytale move of Alan Pardew taking over the managerial reigns, things 

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Manchester United horribly dented any hopes of qualifying for the Champions League on Tuesday night when they suffered an agonizing 3-2 defeat away to West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s charges registered a slow start to the game despite the volatile nature of the match, so much that it didn’t come as a surprise when 

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Chelsea have been poor this season. After another disappointing result vs Watford,  Chelsea faced Man Utd with both teams in dire form and in need of a win to rejuvenate their seasons. The two teams grabbed every opportunity they had with amazing efforts from Rooney and lovely crosses from Willian – one of Chelsea’s brighter 

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Analysis of the Big Three after summer transfers and pre-season friendlies As ever, the summer transfer market has seen many of the Primeira Liga’s top players leaving Portugal in exchange for more high-profile leagues or a huge hike in their salaries, or for the exceptional few, both. As for the incomers, a mixed bag of 

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