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Manchester United Transfer News: Edinson Cavani, Ilkay Gundogan Rumours Swirl

Louis van Gaal will have been watching as Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani netted a crucial Champions League round-of-16 goal against Chelsea on Tuesday night.<p>The Manchester United manager—who may be searching for a new goalscorer as the Radamel Falcao experiment continues to falter—is …

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5 Bold Predictions for Bayern Munich's Champions League 2nd Leg with Shakhtar

Well it didn't exactly go to plan, did it? One red card and no goals on a cold, February night in Lviv, Ukraine now means that Bayern Munich travel back to Germany with nothing but a 0-0 draw after a rather timid clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.<p>Pep Guardiola will be far from happy with what he saw from …

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Louis Van Gaal Warned by FA over Conduct: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned by the Football Association regarding his future conduct for comments made following an FA Cup fixture against Cambridge United.<p>According to a statement released on the official FA website, the Red Devils chief "alleged and/or implied bias on …

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Police to seek banning orders for racist Chelsea fans

Traveling Blues supporters forcibly prevented a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train before the club's Champions League game on Tuesday night, drawing a stern response.<p>The Metropolitan Police is taking "very seriously" footage of racist behavior from Chelsea fans in Paris on Tuesday …

UEFA Champions League

Ronaldo ends goal drought in Real win

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a three-game goal drought as Real Madrid took control of their Champions League last-16 tie with Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.

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Chelsea Transfer News: Benedikt Howedes' Comments Spark Blues Rumours

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes has ignited rumours he could be on his way to Chelsea by stating that he wishes to play in the Premier League.<p>The German centre-back—who was part of the nation's World Cup-winning team last summer—suggested that he is only looking to move in one direction if his …

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Figo wants '40 or 48' teams at the World Cup

Luis Figo would consider expanding the World Cup, possibly to 40 or even 48 teams, if he is elected Fifa president in May.<p>Luis Figo is proposing an increase from 32 to '40 or 48' teams at the World Cup as part of .<p>The former Portugal international revealed his FIFA presidential manifesto at Wembley …

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10 Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of Feb. 20-23

With the the return of European competition, a packed midweek of action in the world of football has been exciting and intriguing to watch, but the weekend will soon roll around once more, bringing with it domestic delirium and the focus of points.<p>We've done our usual perusal of matches around the …

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Liverpool Transfer News: Adam Lallana Comments on Exit from Southampton to Reds

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is not expecting a warm welcome when he returns to Southampton on Sunday for the Reds' crucial Premier League clash.<p>It is the first time the former Saints skipper will return to St Mary's since his £25 million summer move to Anfield, and the Englishman admits he …

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Messi recovered from last season's problems

Barcelona star Lionel Messi feels he has recovered well from a 2013-14 season in which he suffered "a lot of problems".<p>Barcelona star Lionel Messi claims he has bounced back from a problematic 2013-14 campaign and is back to his best.<p>The Argentina captain suffered a number of injuries last season …

Champions League 2015

This is where it gets serious. The little fish – your Maribors, your Liverpools, your Ludogoretss – have had their moments, have enjoyed the attention, have been roundly patronized by the press all over Europe ... and have been sent on their way with a cheery wave. Now, it's time for the big fish …

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Is Lionel Messi even good anymore?

The legendary forward is just not the same player he once was.<p>Before the season started, there were questions swirling over Lionel Messi. After his injury problems and public disagreements with Tata Martino last year, many theorized Messi was in a downward spiral. The public "feud" with Luis …

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Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba

Louis van Gaal "will be forced" to choose between Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani and Juventus starlet Paul Pogba during the summer, according to Ben Jefferson of the <i>Daily</i> <i>Express</i>.<p>Van Gaal recently admitted he needs to find "creative players" and balance in midfield, reported by the Press …

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