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Firmino hands Liverpool flying start

Atletico undo Monaco as Dortmund pip Brugge LIVERPOOL, Sept 19, (Agencies): Liverpool left it late but showed Paris Saint-Germain have plenty of work to do if they are to challenge for a first-ever Champions League title as Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage time winner in a 3-2 victory at Anfield. …

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Barcelona thrash PSV in CL opener

Inter’s late comeback stuns Spurs BARCELONA, Sept 18, (AFP): Lionel Messi pictures the Champions League ending with him hoisting the trophy and it began with him scoring a hat-trick on Tuesday as Barcelona put four goals past PSV Eindhoven. An early kick-off at Camp Nou meant that before most of …

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PSG test Liverpool title credentials

With new kickoff times, Barca opens CL LONDON, Sept 17, (AP): Barcelona help to usher in a new-look to the Champions League on Tuesday as fans adjust to new staggered kickoff times. Most matches in the group stage will now begin simultaneously at 2100 Central European Time, 15 minutes later …

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Hazard sends Chelsea top

Blues rout Cardiff LONDON, Sept 15, (AFP): Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continued their perfect start under Maurizio Sarri to move top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Sol Bamba’s opener shocked Sarri’s men into life, but the Belgian …

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Richarlison at the double as Brazil thrash El Salvador

Argentina share lacklustre draw with Colombia WASHINGTON, Sept 12, (Agencies): Richarlison capped his first full start for Brazil by scoring twice as the South American giants thrashed El Salvador 5-0 at FedEx Field here Tuesday. The 21-year-old, who was signed by Premier League side Everton from Watford earlier this year …

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Spain humiliate Croatia with thumping win

Belgium rout Iceland ELCHE, Sept 12, (RTRS): Spain showed their remarkable potential under new coach Luis Enrique by destroying World Cup runners-up Croatia 6-0 to hand the visitors their biggest ever defeat and take control of their Nations League group. Midfielder Saul Niguez scored in his home city of Elche …

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Japan crush Costa Rica in dream start for Moriyasu

China’s soccer dream more elusive than ever after latest flops OSAKA, Japan, Sept 11, (AFP): Japan gave Costa Rica the runaround in a 3-0 home victory Tuesday as Hajime Moriyasu got off to a winning start as head coach of the Blue Samurai. Sho Sasaki’s header was turned into his …

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Uruguay, Argentina rack up big wins

Neymar, Firmino on target as Brazil cruise over US LOS ANGELES, Sept 8, (Agencies): A Luis Suarez brace, the second a cheeky ‘Panenka’ penalty, helped Uruguay ease to 4-1 win over Mexico, while Argentina rebounded from a poor World Cup to thump Guatemala 3-0 in a pair of big friendly …

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Lloyd at the double, US dominate Chile

Americans go into qualifying confident and ready SAN JOSE, Calif, Sept 5, (AP): The Americans scored goals in so many ways over the past week. Now it’s time to do it on the big stage of World Cup qualifying. Carli Lloyd entered in the second half and immediately scored on …

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Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment

ABUJA, Sept 5, (AFP): The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 …

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