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Reds sink Villarreal, set up Sevilla ‘final’ – Holders on track for 3rd straight title

LONDON, May 6, (RTRS): Liverpool romped into the Europa League final with a 3-0 win over Villarreal on another magical night at Anfield to tee up a showpiece clash with holders Sevilla who swatted away visitors Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1. Five times European champions Liverpool reached a 12th continental final thanks to …

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Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in final – Zidane is doing great job, says Ronaldo

MADRID, May 5, (RTRS): As soon as the final whistle confirmed Real Madrid’s berth in the Champions League final against local rivals Atletico with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Manchester City on Wednesday, memories of 2014’s all-Spanish final came flooding back. Sergio Ramos headed in a 93rd-minute equaliser in Lisbon …

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Liverpool’s Klopp chases lost ‘spark’ in Villarreal reunion – ‘Chance of a lifetime’

LONDON, May 4, (AFP): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that his team will rediscover their mojo in time for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg at home to slick Spanish opponents Villarreal. After a 1-0 first-leg defeat, Klopp saw a much-changed side beaten 3-1 by Swansea City on Sunday …

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Klopp frustrated by young Liverpool’s learning curve

SWANSEA, United Kingdom, May 2, (AFP): Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool’s young players have much to learn after his weakened side slumped to a lacklustre 3-1 defeat against Swansea. Two goals from Andre Ayew and one from Jack Cork at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday proved enough for Swansea to guarantee …

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Martial, United make Leicester wait – Hair-raising moment for reporter as Van Gaal makes point

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 1, (AFP): Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Foxes needed three points to win the league for the first time, but with …

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Legendary Indian footballer visits Kuwait – Goans, Keralites always been dynamic footballers: Arnold

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Ask football fans to name the best ever Indian midfielder, and chances are they will come up with the name Arnold Rodrigues, even if they are too young to have ever seen him play. The name speaks volumes about the legend. Many considered Arnold one of …

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Juve celebrate title in Turin – Milan hit back, Balotelli misses penalty

MILAN, May 1, (Agencies): Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri kept his cool as the Italian giants celebrated their fifth consecutive title in Turin with a convincing 2-0 win over Carpi to leave them teetering on the edge of relegation. Brazilian midfielder Hernanes hit his maiden goal for Juve to give the …

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Barca await Real, Atletico Europe hangover – Ronaldo to miss third straight game

MADRID, April 29, (AFP): Barcelona hold the slightest of advantages in a thrilling three-way La Liga title race with just three games remaining ahead of their trip to Real Betis on Saturday. The Catalans lead Atletico Madrid solely thanks to their better head-to-head record with Real Madrid just a point …

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Villarreal strike late, dent Liverpool hopes – Sevilla well placed for Europa final again

VILA-REAL, Spain, April 29, (AFP): Adrian Lopez’s stoppage-time winner put Villarreal on the verge of reaching their first ever Cup final with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. A game of few chances was decided by a brilliant goal at …

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Ice-cool Martial sends Man U to final – Everton fall

LONDON, April 23, (AFP): French forward Anthony Martial scored a nerveless stoppage-time winner as Manchester United edged Everton 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday to reach their first FA Cup final since 2007. Martial set up Marouane Fellaini to score against his former club in the 34th minute, but after United goalkeeper …

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