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Marseille lose unbeaten run after Nantes defeat

Marseille (AFP) – Marseille’s 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end on Saturday after they fell to a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes. Andre Villas-Boas’s second-placed side have put themselves... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Nantes, Afp, Ligue, Marseille AFP Marseille, Nantes Andre Villas Boas


Dortmund move second as Haaland hits 40th goal of season

Berlin (AFP) – Erling Braut Haaland scored his 40th goal of the season as the teenager continued his phenomenal scoring streak in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday. The 19-year-old flicked home... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Borussia Dortmund, Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Afp, Haaland, Erling Braut Haaland


Messi scores four as Barcelona rout Eibar

Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored four goals as Barcelona began a crunch week in their season by thrashing Eibar 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday.  Barca play away at in-form Napoli in the Champions... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Lionel Messi, Messi, Madrid, Barca, Napoli, Eibar, Afp


Chelsea see off Spurs as Sheffield Utd miss chance to go fifth

London (AFP) – Chelsea strengthened their hold on a Premier League top-four place on Saturday by beating London rivals Tottenham 2-1 but Sheffield United missed the chance to boost their case for Champions League football... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Spurs, Tottenham, Champions League, Sheffield United, Afp, Sheffield Utd, AFP Chelsea


Ex-ref criticises VAR over Lo Celso decision in Chelsea v Spurs match

London (AFP) – Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett said VAR got it badly wrong in Tottenham’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Referee Michael Oliver deemed that Giovani Lo Celso’s rash challenge... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Spurs, Tottenham, Afp, Keith Hackett, Giovani Lo Celso, Michael Oliver, Var, Lo Celso, AFP Former Premier League


Lampard puts VAR in dock after Lo Celso gets away with ‘leg breaker’

London (AFP) – Frank Lampard blasted VAR on Saturday after Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso was not sent off for a “leg breaker” stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Spurs. Blues boss... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Tottenham, Frank Lampard, Afp, Lampard, Cesar Azpilicueta, Giovani Lo Celso, Var, Lo Celso, Spurs Blues


Giroud, Alonso back in favour as Chelsea sink Spurs

London (AFP) – Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso came in from the cold to inspire Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Tottenham as the Blues cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Spurs, Tottenham, Olivier Giroud, Afp, Marcos Alonso, Giroud Alonso


Bordeaux’s bargain Hwang Ui-jo takes on PSG’s stars

Bordeaux (AFP) – When Bordeaux visit Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday they will counter the home team’s costly collection of stars with a player they picked up cheaply last summer.  Hwang Ui-jo was approaching his 27th... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Psg, Bordeaux, Afp, Paris Saint Germain, Hwang Ui jo


Pickford has personality to brush of criticism, says Ancelotti

London (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti believes Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has the personality to shrug off the recent criticism of his performances. Pickford’s mistake, letting Christian Benteke’s equaliser slip under him, in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, London, Sport, Soccer, Everton, Christian Benteke, Afp, Ancelotti, Jordan Pickford, Pickford, AFP Carlo Ancelotti


French international Rami joins Russia’s Sochi

Moscow (AFP) – French World Cup winning defender Adil Rami has joined Russia’s Sochi club, hours after being dropped by Turkey’s Fenerbahce, the Russian Premier League website said Saturday. The 34-year-old soccer star will play... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Russia, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Moscow, Sochi, Adil Rami, Afp, Rami, Fenerbahce the Russian Premier League


Everton face stern test of Ancelotti-led revival

London (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are ready for an acid test of their revival under his leadership as the Champions League hopefuls head to Arsenal on Sunday at the start of a tough... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Arsenal, Everton, Afp, Ancelotti, AFP Carlo Ancelotti


Napoli warm-up for Barca with Brescia comeback win, but Gattuso losing sleep

Rome (AFP) – Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso admitted he was losing sleep ahead of next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona after his team warmed up for the Spaniards with a comeback 2-1 win over... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Rome, Soccer, Barca, Napoli, Afp, Brescia, Gennaro Gattuso, Gattuso


Clubs ‘tremble’ when Real, Barca come calling, says Guardiola

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says clubs “tremble” when Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling after Raheem Sterling created a stir by expressing his admiration for Real. The 25-year-old England... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Raheem Sterling, Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola, Afp, Guardiola, Real Barca, Manchester United Kingdom AFP Manchester City


Rooney scores in 500th league game as Derby draw with Fulham

London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney celebrated his 500th appearance in English league football with a goal before Aleksandar Mitrovic saw second-tier high-flyers Fulham to a 1-1 draw away to Derby on Friday. Former Manchester United... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Wayne Rooney, Rooney, Derby, Fulham, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Afp, Manchester United Visit


Napoli warm-up for Barcelona with Brescia comeback win

Milan (AFP) – Napoli warmed-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona with a comeback 2-1 win over lowly Brescia 2-1 on Friday. Jhon Chancellor had put the northeners ahead after half an hour,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Napoli, Afp, Brescia, Milan AFP Napoli, Jhon Chancellor


Lewandowski double edges Bayern past bottom side Paderborn

Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich squeezed past bottom side Paderborn 3-2 on Friday as Robert Lewandowski netted twice to spare goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s blushes in their final game before facing Chelsea in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski, Afp, Bayern, Lewandowski, Paderborn


Dortmund wunderkind, 15, picked for Germany Under-19 squad

Berlin (AFP) – After scoring a record number of goals in the German Under-17 league last season, Borussia Dortmund’s 15-year-old striker Youssoufa Moukoko has made the Germany Under-19 squad for next month’s games. While 19-year-old... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Borussia Dortmund, Afp, Youssoufa Moukoko


Platini considers return to football after ban

London (AFP) – Michel Platini revealed on Friday he is considering a return to football as the former UEFA president bids to restore his tarnished reputation following his ban from the game. Platini was banned for... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Uefa, Michel Platini, Afp, Platini


Klopp writes to ‘cheeky’ Man Utd fan who wants Liverpool to lose

London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has sent a letter to a “cheeky” young Manchester United fan explaining that he can not grant his request for Liverpool to lose matches so they do not win the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Afp


Ferguson, Charlton among mourners at funeral of Man United great Gregg

Coleraine (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton were among the mourners at the funeral of Manchester United great Harry Gregg in the Munich air crash hero’s home town on Friday. Charlton was... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Munich, Soccer, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, United, Bobby Charlton, Afp, Charlton, Gregg, Harry Gregg, Ferguson Charlton, Coleraine United Kingdom


Reaching Champions League would be among top triumphs, says Mourinho

London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says delivering Champions League football for Tottenham next season would be among his greatest managerial achievements as he battles what he calls the worst injury crisis in Europe. The Portuguese... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, London, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Champions League, Jose Mourinho, Mourinho, Afp


Leipzig to alter Euro travel plans to avoid ‘jet lag’, says Nagelsmann

Berlin (AFP) – Julian Nagelsmann says RB Leipzig will no longer fly back immediately from future Champions League away games to prevent him and his players suffering from disturbed sleep patterns which feel “like jet-lag”.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Champions League, Leipzig, Afp, Julian Nagelsmann, Nagelsmann


Lesotho Prime Minister Fails To Appear In Court To Face Charges In 1st Wife's Murder

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's previous wife was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017. His current wife has already been charged in the murder.(Image credit: Samson Motikoe/AFP via Getty Images)
Tags: News, Lesotho, Afp, Thomas Thabane, Samson Motikoe


Lesotho Prime Minister Fails To Appear In Court To Face Charges In Wife's Murder

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's previous wife was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017. His current wife has already been charged in the murder.(Image credit: Samson Motikoe/AFP via Getty Images)
Tags: News, Lesotho, Afp, Thomas Thabane, Samson Motikoe


Lampard denies conflict with Chelsea over Kepa axe

London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Frank Lampard  denied on Friday reports of a rift with the club’s board over his decision to drop Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Kepa cost a world-record transfer fee for a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Frank Lampard, Afp, Lampard, AFP Chelsea, KEPA, Kepa Arrizabalaga Kepa


Setien optimistic on Barca’s chances in Champions League, despite Messi doubts

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona coach Quique Setien has insisted they can win the Champions League, despite Lionel Messi claiming the team are not playing well enough to go all the way in Europe this season. ... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Barca, Afp, Quique Setien, Madrid AFP Barcelona, Setien


Rudiger demands German fans, FA and league do more to combat racism

London (AFP) – Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says fans must report racist abuse they hear in Germany’s football stadiums or be “guilty by association” following two incidents in the country this month. “People must stand... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Antonio Rudiger, Rudiger, AFP Chelsea


Guardiola calm over Sterling’s praise of ‘fantastic’ Real Madrid

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he had no problem with Raheem Sterling expressing his admiration for Real Madrid after the England winger’s comments sparked talk of a move to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Raheem Sterling, Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola, Sterling, Afp, Guardiola, Manchester United Kingdom AFP Manchester City


Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for three weeks

London (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, the Premier League leaders announced on Friday. Henderson picked up the injury... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Jordan Henderson, Henderson, Afp, AFP Liverpool, Atletico Madrid The Premier League


Distracted PSG seek to rouse themselves against Bordeaux

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain go into Sunday’s home game with Bordeaux with a comfortable 10-point lead in Ligue 1, but life has been anything but comfortable for the French champions over the last week.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Psg, Bordeaux, Afp, Ligue, AFP Paris Saint Germain