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Conte’s Inter on a ‘mission’ to kill off Juventus domination

Rome (AFP) – Antonio Conte begins his second season as Inter Milan coach with a mission to stop his former club Juventus winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title. Conte led Juve to the first three... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Juventus, Inter Milan, Afp, Inter, Antonio Conte, Conte, Juve


Man Utd’s Solskjaer under pressure to dispel ‘nearly man’ tag

London (AFP) – Manchester United made undoubted progress in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge with a third-placed finish in the Premier League and runs to three semi-finals in cup competitions. But with... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Man Utd, Afp, Gunnar Solskjaer, Solskjaer, AFP Manchester United


Liverpool face Chelsea test as Manchester clubs enter fray

London (AFP) – Liverpool face an early test of their Premier League title defence against Chelsea this weekend as Manchester City and Manchester United launch their quest to be champions. Arsenal, Everton and Leicester hope... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester, Leicester, Afp, Arsenal Everton, AFP Liverpool


Sancho back for more at Dortmund despite United charm offensive

Berlin (AFP) – Jadon Sancho is set to show what Manchester United have so far missed out on when he spearheads Borussia Dortmund’s challenge as the new Bundesliga season starts this weekend. Dortmund have spent... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, United, Dortmund, Afp, Sancho, Jadon Sancho


Bayern Munich without fans, Coman, Alcantara for season opener

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich must host Schalke behind closed doors in Friday’s opening game of the new Bundesliga season as the defending champions begin their hunt for a ninth straight league title minus playmaker... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Schalke, Afp, AFP Bayern Munich, Coman Alcantara


Juve parting with Higuain to cost 18.3 mn euros

Milan (AFP) – Serie A champions Juventus confirmed on Thursday they had terminated Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain’s contract by mutual consent. The former Real Madrid and Napoli forward is reportedly set to join David Beckham’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, David Beckham, Real Madrid, Argentina, Juventus, Napoli, Afp, Gonzalo Higuain, Juve


Saint-Etienne end 41-year wait with away win at depleted Marseille

Marseille (AFP) – Saint-Etienne claimed their first win at Marseille since 1979 with a 2-0 Ligue 1 victory on Thursday as Romain Hamouma and Denis Bouanga scored against the depleted hosts. It was a blow for... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Afp, Ligue, Etienne, Romain Hamouma, Denis Bouanga, Marseille AFP Saint Etienne


Juve terminate Higuain’s contract to lose 18.3 million euros

Milan (AFP) – Serie A champions Juventus confirmed on Thursday they had terminated Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain’s contract by mutual consent. The former Real Madrid and Napoli forward is reportedly set to join David Beckham’s... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, David Beckham, Real Madrid, Argentina, Juventus, Napoli, Afp, Gonzalo Higuain, Higuain, Juve


Wolves stunned by second-tier Stoke in League Cup

London (AFP) – Championship outfit Stoke dumped Wolves out of the League Cup on Thursday as the Premier League side’s club record signing Fabio Silva had a nightmare debut in a 1-0 defeat. The 18-year-old,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Afp, Fabio Silva


Iraq’s Al Shorta stun former runners-up Al Ahli for maiden Asian Champions League win

Doha (AFP) – Al Shorta took a giant step towards qualifying for the Asian Champions League round of 16 with their first-ever victory in the tournament with a 2-1 shock win against Al Ahli on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Iraq, Sport, Soccer, Doha, Asian Champions League, Afp, Al Ahli, Al Shorta


Late show saves Spurs from Europa League exit in Bulgaria

London (AFP) – Tottenham scored twice in the final 10 minutes to avoid a humiliating Europa League exit to Lokomotiv Plovdiv as Jose Mourinho’s men came from behind to beat the nine-man Bulgarians 2-1 on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Bulgaria, Jose Mourinho, Europa League, Afp, AFP Tottenham, Lokomotiv Plovdiv


Premier League urges government to stick to October date for fans’ return

London (AFP) – Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Boris Johnson, Afp, AFP Premier League


Bartomeu to face vote of no confidence from Barcelona members

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is set to face a vote of no confidence after a petition to remove him gained the required number of signatures from members on Thursday. If the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Afp, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Bartomeu, Madrid AFP Barcelona


Bayern chiefs clash over Alaba talks after Alcantara exit

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Thursday took the unusual step of criticising the club’s honorary president Uli Hoeness for branding David Alaba’s agent a “money-hungry piranha” amid delicate contract re-negotiations. After... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, David Alaba, Afp, Bayern, Alcantara, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeness, Alaba, AFP Bayern Munich


Bale bids farewell to Madrid after loveless marriage leaves lingering disappointment

Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid as the world’s most expensive player and the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo.  After seven years, he will leave for next to nothing, a dramatic return to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Madrid, Afp


Chelsea’s Havertz not feeling pressure despite hefty price tag

London (AFP) – New Chelsea signing Kai Havertz says he does not feel under pressure to justify his £70 million ($90 million) price tag at Stamford Bridge as he sets his sights on emulating manager... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, Afp, Kai Havertz, AFP New Chelsea


Bayern Munich told to start league season behind closed doors

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich must kick off the new Bundesliga season behind closed doors because of a rising coronavirus infection rate in the Bavarian capital, city officials said on Thursday. The decision puts an... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Afp, AFP Bayern Munich


Juve enter unchartered waters with Pirlo at helm

Rome (AFP) – As a player, Andrea Pirlo was a genius on the ball. But as a coach the former Italy and Juventus star remains an unknown entity.  The ‘Maestro turned Mister’ starts his reign... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Juventus, Andrea Pirlo, Pirlo, Afp, Juve


Bayern Munich confirm Thiago Alcantara moving to Liverpool

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed Thursday the club has agreed a transfer with Liverpool for Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara. “I can confirm that FC Bayern have finally agreed with Liverpool FC,”... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern, AFP Bayern Munich, Liverpool FC Visit


Premier League agrees new broadcast deal in China with Tencent

London (AFP) – The Premier League announced on Thursday that it had agreed a new broadcast deal in China for the rest of the season with Tencent Sports. The previous agreement with PPTV was terminated... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, China, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tencent, Afp


Bale to complete Spurs move this week: agent

Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale’s move back to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid will be completed this week, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett told AFP on Thursday. The final details of a complicated deal are... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, Madrid, Afp, Jonathan Barnett


Liverpool close in on deal for Bayern’s Thiago Alcantara

London (AFP) – Liverpool are close to tying up a deal with Bayern Munich for the transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara, it was widely reported on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions are in talks... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Jurgen Klopp, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Bayern, AFP Liverpool


Virus rules leave Sheffield Utd boss Wilder all at sea

London (AFP) – Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says he is baffled by coronavirus rules that allow fans into stadiums for a pilot scheme at the same time as tough new restrictions are in place... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Wilder, Sheffield Utd, Chris Wilder, AFP Sheffield United


Juve enter uncharted waters with Pirlo at helm

Rome (AFP) – As a player, Andrea Pirlo was a genius on the ball. But as a coach the former Italy and Juventus star remains an unknown quantity.  The ‘Maestro turned Mister’ starts his reign... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Juventus, Andrea Pirlo, Pirlo, Afp, Juve


Juve enter unchartered waters with Pirlo at helm

Rome (AFP) – As a player, Andrea Pirlo was a genius on the ball. But as a coach the former Italy and Juventus star remains an unknown entity.  The ‘Maestro turned Mister’ starts his reign... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Italy, Juventus, Andrea Pirlo, Pirlo, Afp, Juve


Five new signings to watch in the Bundesliga

Berlin (AFP) – The 2020/21 Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday when holders Bayern Munich launch their quest for a ninth straight league title at home to Schalke. AFP Sport looks at five new signings... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Afp, Schalke AFP Sport


Bale ‘close’ to Tottenham return, says agent

London (AFP) – Gareth Bale is “close” to sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday, seven years after joining the Spanish giants from Spurs for a world... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Tottenham, Gareth Bale, Afp, Jonathan Barnett


Draxler’s late goal gives depleted PSG first Ligue 1 win of season

Paris (AFP) – Julian Draxler scored in added time on Wednesday night to give depleted Paris Saint-Germain their first league win of the season, 1-0 at home against Metz. Draxler pounced on rebound to nod... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Psg, Julian Draxler, Afp, Paris Saint Germain, Ligue, Draxler, Metz Draxler


Leeds, Southampton crash out of League Cup

London (AFP) – Leeds and Southampton were the Premier League casualties in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday as League One Hull won a Yorkshire derby 9-8 on penalties at Elland Road,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Southampton, Yorkshire, Hull, Afp, Leeds SOUTHAMPTON, AFP Leeds, Elland Road Visit


Neymar banned two matches as league opens racism probe

Paris (AFP) – Neymar received a two-match ban Wednesday for his red card against Marseille as the French league announced it would open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil forward against Alvaro... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Paris, Brazil, Neymar, Afp, Alvaro



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