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English clubs make CL history

Premier League clubs have created Champions League history, with five qualifying for the knockout stage. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all progressed, making England the first country to have five teams in the competition's last 16. This was also the first time the Premier League had five representatives in the group stage, United earning their place by winning th ...

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Chelsea do not fear Barca or PSG in last 16 – Hazard

Eden Hazard says Chelsea do not fear facing Paris St Germain or Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 after his side were held to a draw by Atletico Madrid and missed out on top spot in their group. As it stands, Turkish side Besiktas are the only other possible opponents for the Blues in the knockout stages. "It's not a problem who we get, we are Chelsea," said the attacker. "We know PSG and Barcelona ...

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Simeone leaves Costa out of Chelsea clash

Diego Simeone has decided to leave Diego Costa in Spain as Atletico Madrid prepare for Tuesday's Champions League clash with the striker's former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Costa left Chelsea in September following a breakdown in relations with head coach Antonio Conte and returned to Atleti, having departed to join the Premier League champions in 2014. The Spain international is not eligible to make ...

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Sterling strike extends Man City’s winning run

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling's new self-belief is behind his brilliant form after seeing him sink Southampton with a 96th-minute winner. Sterling's 13th goal of the season gave City a club-record 12th successive Premier League victory which restores their eight-point lead at the top of the table. Sterling had scored decisive late goals in City's previous two wins, over Feyenoor ...

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Shearer, Jenas wants punishment for Ayew

Andre Ayew has been in the news since Friday's Premier League meeting between West Ham United and Leicester City. A second half substitute in the 1-1 draw at London Stadium, the Ghanaian has taken a lot of stick for what looked like an attempt to deceive referee Martin Atkins for a penalty following a Harry Maguire challenge. Considering the fact that Everton’s Oumar Niasse was retrospectively banned for a ...

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AC Milan appoint Gattuso as head coach

AC Milan have confirmed that they have sacked head coach Vincenzo Montella, with Gennaro Gattuso entrusted to lead the Serie A club in his stead. Milan drew 0-0 with Torino on Sunday, leaving the club seventh in the league table, a mammoth 18 points behind leaders Napoli. The club's domestic woes come after a massive summer of investment which saw the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Hakan Calhano ...

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Pistorius’ jail term doubled by S.A court

A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled his sentence be increased to 15 years, less time already served. Pistorius claimed he shot dead Ms Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013 after mis ...

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What’s behind the $6bn global trade in footballers?

Football transfers were catapulted off the sports pages into the global media spotlight this year when Paris St-Germain broke - or rather smashed - the world record fee to snatch Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona this summer. The French club paid an eye-watering 222m euros ($260m; £200m) for the player, more than doubling the previous record set when Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United from Juventus ...

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Sevilla coach reveals cancer following draw with Liverpool

Sevilla have confirmed their head coach has been diagnosed with cancer after coming from 3-0 down to draw with Liverpool in the Champions League. Spanish media say Eduardo Berizzo, who is suffering with prostate cancer, told his players at half-time in Tuesday's game at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla's players rushed to Berizzo after Guido Pizarro scored an injury-time equaliser in the 3-3 draw. A c ...

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Former Wimbledon tennis champion, Novotna, dies aged 49

The former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died from cancer aged 49. The Czech player, who won the 1998 singles title at SW19, lost her battle with the disease on Sunday, the WTA announced on its website on Monday morning. A statement read: “It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna. After a long battle with cancer, Jana died peacefully, surrounde ...

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