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Real still have issues despite win, VAR debate for Man United, more

Published: February 19, 2018

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More than most games they’ll play this season, Real Madrid’s 5-3, come-from-behind victory over Real Betis lends itself to


Better deal for Man United?

Published: January 22, 2018

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Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped clubs; who got a better deal? Man United’s squad get an instant upgrade but Sanchez’s wages could unsettle others. Mkhitaryan, meanwhile, must seize his latest chance


Liverpool vs. Man City lived up to hype, Real in free-fall, Wenger woe

Published: January 15, 2018

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Not every game lives up the hype, especially the incessant, percussive kind where commentators and pundits go out of their way to


Wishes for 2018: Peaceful World Cup, transparency over PSG spending

Published: January 3, 2018

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It’s that time of year when I look forward to what I’d like to see in 2018. Some of it is pie-in-the-sky, some of it less so and some of


End of the title race?

Published: December 21, 2017

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If Barcelona beat Real Madrid in the Clasico, the La Liga title race may be over. Lionel Messi & Co. are 11 points clear of their big rivals and victory on Saturday could stretch the gap beyond Cristiano Ronaldo’s reach.


Arsenal, Man United defensive issues; PSG stunned, Barca and Madrid held

Published: December 4, 2017

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As games go, Arsenal vs.


What to expect at the World Cup draw

Published: November 30, 2017

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It’s unlikely a group of four top nations will be drawn together at the World Cup. But there could still be some major matchups selected in Moscow on Friday when the final draw is made. But what could happen


The 2018 World Cup field is set

Published: November 16, 2017

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The 32 teams at the World Cup are complete after Peru clinched the last spot. It’s all about being there, part of the VIP club that will compete for the title of world champions. You don’t want to be left on the outside.


Antonio Conte vindicated vs. Man Utd, Bayern seize on Dortmund’s flaws

Published: November 6, 2017

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Big coaches make big decisions in big moments.


Real aren’t in crisis yet, but Zinedine Zidane needs to halt the slide quickly

Published: November 2, 2017

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Real Madrid have now lost two straight games in all competitions, and while that may prompt some to view it as a cataclysmic event, in


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