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Man City pounce on Varane mistakes to dump out Real Madrid

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City took advantage of two shocking mistakes by Raphael Varane to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their Champions League last 16 second leg on Friday and advance to the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Afp, Raphael Varane, Manchester United Kingdom


Lampard’s Chelsea dreaming of Bayern miracle

Berlin (AFP) – Frank Lampard said on Friday that his Chelsea team must believe they can pull off an unlikely shock at Bayern Munich and overturn a 3-0 deficit to keep their Champions League dreams... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Frank Lampard, Afp, Bayern, Lampard


Ronaldo leads Juve attack, Dybala on bench for Lyon decider

Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will spearhead the Juventus attack as Paulo Dybala starts on the bench for the Italian champions’ bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit in Friday’s second leg of their Champions League... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Lyon, Paulo Dybala, Afp, Juve, Dybala, Turin Italy


FIFA chief Infantino claims he has ‘nothing to hide’ from prosecutors

Lausanne (AFP) – Gianni Infantino has insisted that he had “nothing to hide” in a letter to member federations of football’s global governing body FIFA despite Swiss prosecutors launching a criminal probe against him. In... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Lausanne, Afp, Gianni Infantino, Infantino


Italian Giampaolo appointed Torino coach

Milan (AFP) – Former AC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo has signed a two-year contract with Torino, the Italian top-flight club announced on Friday.  Giampaolo, 53, was sacked after just seven games at AC Milan last... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ac Milan, Torino, Afp, Giampaolo, Marco Giampaolo, Milan AFP Former AC Milan


Union Berlin sign Germany striker Max Kruse

Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga side Union Berlin pulled off a transfer coup on Friday by recruiting former Germany striker Max Kruse, an accomplished poker player and singer, on a free transfer. Having quit Turkish side... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Union Berlin, Max Kruse


Bayern boss Flick mulls starting Coutinho or Perisic against Chelsea

Berlin (AFP) – Either Ivan Perisic or Philippe Coutinho is set to start for Bayern Munich in Saturday’s Champions League clash against injury-hit Chelsea with the Germans’ head coach Hansi Flick demanding full focus despite a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Flick, Philippe Coutinho, Coutinho, Ivan Perisic, Afp, Perisic, Hansi Flick


English lower-league clubs vote for salary cap

London (AFP) – Clubs in League One and Two have voted in favour of squad salary caps, the English Football League announced on Friday. The cap will be set at £2.5 million ($3.2 million) in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Afp, English Football League, AFP Clubs


Neuer wants Bayern Munich to keep Liverpool target Alcantara

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer says he hopes the Bavarians giants can convince Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara to stay beyond the end of this season’s Champions League title. Having won the Bundesliga... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, Thiago Alcantara, Afp, Alcantara, Neuer, AFP Bayern Munich


Action moves back onto the field as Belgian league kicks off

Brussels (AFP) – Many Belgian clubs were unhappy when last season came to a premature halt, and many are disgruntled as the reformatted league starts a new season. In March, Belgium was one of the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Belgium, Brussels, Afp


Bayern Munich to start 2020/21 season against Schalke

Berlin (AFP) – Defending champions Bayern Munich will start the 2020/21 Bundesliga season at home to Schalke in mid-September, but the exact date depends on whether the Bavarians reach the Champions League final, the German... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Schalke, Afp


Aberdeen match postponed after positive virus tests

London (AFP) – Aberdeen’s trip to face St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday has been postponed after two players from the visiting team tested positive for coronavirus. The Scottish government and football authorities... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Aberdeen, Soccer, St Johnstone, Afp, AFP Aberdeen


Return of Scottish football ‘put at risk’ by virus breaches

London (AFP) – Scottish ministers have accused Aberdeen players of putting the return of football at risk following a “clear breach” of coronavirus protocols. The Scottish football authorities were summoned to a meeting by sports... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Aberdeen, Soccer, Afp


Spanish star Cazorla hails Xavi as signs on at Qatar’s Al-Sadd: club

Doha (AFP) – Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla said “Xavi was very important in my decision to come to Qatar” as he signed for the country’s highest-profile team Al-Sadd, where his fellow Spaniard is head... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Xavi, Santi Cazorla, Afp, Al Sadd, Cazorla, Doha AFP Former Arsenal


Gattuso eyes Barca shock in roller-coaster Napoli debut season

Milan (AFP) – Gennaro Gattuso’s reign as Napoli coach may have started amid turmoil but the former Italy international has put the Serie A club on the path towards a potential Champions League triumph against... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Barca, Napoli, Afp, Gennaro Gattuso, Gattuso


‘Evil behaviour’ but China’s free-scoring Wei tipped for Europe

Shanghai (AFP) – Wei Shihao was accused of “evil behaviour” and suspended last year for breaking an opponent’s leg, but a lightning start to the season means he could be China’s next export to Europe.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Afp, Wei, Wei Shihao


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews to announce new Covid cases in press conference – latest news

Coalition U-turns on tougher eligibility rules as economic impact of Victoria’s stage-four restrictions takes effect. Follow liveU-turn on wage subsidy changes amid Victorian second waveFollow our global live blogMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.27am BST Australia’s controversial encryption laws have allowed the Australian federal police to investigate ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Afp, NSW


Bayern hope Champions League success can convince Alcantara, Alaba to stay

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich are hoping Champions League success can convince Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba, who are stalling over extensions, to stay. Bayern host Chelsea at Munich’s Allianz Arena on Saturday in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Chelsea, Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba, Afp, Bayern, Allianz Arena, AFP Bayern Munich, Alcantara Alaba


Barca’s final shot in the dark to save troubled season and Setien

Madrid (AFP) – If Barcelona have been weighed down by the burden of expectation in recent years in the Champions League, they should feel freer than ever ahead of Saturday’s last 16, second leg against... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Madrid, Barca, Afp, Setien


Wolves into Europa League quarter-finals, Sevilla, Basel and Leverkusen cruise

Paris (AFP) – Wolves battled into the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday while Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen and Basel enjoyed far more comfortable victories in the matches that brought the Europa League round of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Europa League, Basel, Afp, Sevilla Basel and Leverkusen, Sevilla Bayer Leverkusen


Sevilla and Leverkusen sweep into Europa League quarter-finals

Paris (AFP) – Sevilla cruised past Roma 2-0 in a one-off Europa League round of 16 tie on Thursday while Bayer Leverkusen beat visiting Rangers 1-0 in a second-leg game to win 4-1 on aggregate... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Rangers, Sevilla, Europa League, Roma, Bayer Leverkusen, Afp, Leverkusen, AFP Sevilla


Bale did not want to play against Man City, says Zidane

Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale told him he did not want to play for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the Champions League last 16 on Friday.  But Zidane said Eden... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Champions League, Gareth Bale, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Man City, Zidane, Afp


Sarri insists Juve future not riding on Lyon result

Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri dismissed talk that his future would depend on the result of Friday’s Champions League last 16, second leg match against Lyon in Turin. Juve trail the Ligue... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Champions League, Lyon, Afp, Maurizio Sarri, Sarri, Juve, Turin Juve, Turin Italy AFP Juventus


South African football to restart amid virus, warning and ban

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African club football resumes Saturday in a coronavirus pandemic epicentre amid a warning from the sports minister and the suspension of a high-profile official. The most popular sport in the republic... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Afp, Johannesburg AFP South


New virus cases are reminder to French clubs of perils of returning to action

Paris (AFP) – It was the one major European league to opt in the spring not to restart when its season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, and now an outbreak of new cases... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Afp


Inactive Nkana crowned Zambian champions

Johannesburg (AFP) – Nkana were crowned Zambian champions Thursday for the first time since 2013 despite not kicking a ball in the final round of a reduced Super League season.  The club from central city... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Super League, Afp


Xavi fined $2,700 by Qatar FA for virus rules breaches

Doha (AFP) – Qatar’s Football Association fined former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez and several other top-flight players and staff $2,700 each for breaching coronavirus rules, it said in a statement on Thursday. Xavi, head coach... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Xavi, Xavi Hernandez, Afp, Doha AFP Qatar s Football Association


Premier League clubs vote against retaining five subs rule

London (AFP) – Premier League clubs voted against continuing to allow five substitutes for the 2020/21 season on Thursday. Following the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign after the coronavirus shutdown, clubs were allowed to name... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Afp, AFP Premier League


Eric Garcia rejects Man City contract extension

London (AFP) – Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has turned down the offer of a contract extension at the Etihad Stadium, manager Pep Guardiola revealed on Thursday. The highly rated 19-year-old centre-back has been linked... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Pep Guardiola, Man City, Etihad Stadium, Afp, AFP Manchester City, Eric Garcia


Guardiola says City are ‘ready’ for Real Madrid test

London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City want to impose their game when they meet Real Madrid in their postponed Champions League match on Friday, believing his side are ready to face the 13-time... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Afp, Guardiola, AFP Pep Guardiola