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GIF: Red Bull Salzburg's Alan Scores on Perfect Bicycle Kick

We've found the goal of the night from the Europa League. Red Bull Salzburg's Alan put his team ahead 3-1 against Standard Liege with a perfectly executed bicycle kick.<p>Salzburg would go on to win the match by the same score, confirming their place in the knockout round.<p>GIF via Reddit.

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6 of the Most Overrated Players in World Football

Link to Media<p>The beautiful thing about the game of football is that everyone has an opinion, particularly when it comes to players.<p>There are those who are universally seen as being among the best, the truly outstanding such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who even if you don't really like …

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Real Madrid Sign 9-Year-Old Wonderkid Takuhiro Nakai; Watch 'Pipi' Play

Real Madrid have been planning for the future by signing a nine-year-old to their youth program, but given the skills Takuhiro Nakai, also known as "Pipi," displays in this video, you can see why they were so desperate to bag him early.<p>According to <i>Marca</i> (Spanish, reported in English via 101 Great …

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Why Lionel Messi Will Beat Cristiano Ronaldo to Another Ballon d'Or

Link to Media<p>Despite Real Madrid and Barcelona splashing out in excess of €150 million on Gareth Bale and Neymar, respectively, it is two extremely familiar La Liga foes who are back to their old ways—Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi<i>.</i><p>Although the 2013/14 season remains in its infancy, both …

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Jose Mourinho walks out of Chelsea Champions League press conference

Jose Mourinho walked out of his press conference ahead of Tuesday’s vital Champions League tie away against Steaua Bucharest after again being pressed about team selection.<p>Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho walked out of a news conference on Monday ahead of a Champions League match at Steaua Bucharest …

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Ranking the 20 Premier League Stadiums

Link to Media<p>With a month-and-a-half having passed in the new Premier League season, many new fans to the top tier of English football have surely noticed the different ambiences at each match.<p>This stark contrast arises from the diverse stadiums and locales of each club.<p>After all, some teams have …

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Neymar Tipped to Hurt Celtic in Lionel Messi's Absence Says Cesc Fabregas

Link to Media<p>Neymar will fire Barcelona to Champions League victory against Celtic in Lionel Messi’s absence, according to Cesc Fabregas—as reported by John Greechan of the <i>Daily Mail.</i><p>Fabregas was full of praise for his new teammate:<p>Neymar can make the difference. Celtic are very strong defensively …

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David Beckham Reportedly Close to Becoming Owner of New MLS Franchise

David Beckham looks set to return to America to become the owner of a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami, according to Charles Sale of the <i>Daily Mail</i>.<p>The former England captain had a clause in his original contract with LA Galaxy allowing him to buy an MLS club with a 25 per cent discount …

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Wayne Rooney Comments Are Words of Warning over His Manchester United Future

Link to Media<p>Manchester United were crushed by rivals Manchester City on Sunday, and Wayne Rooney has made his feelings known—stating that the performance was "not good enough."<p>Those are words that could rattle the United hierarchy, given the turbulent few months the forward has recently gone …

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What Exactly Does Marouane Fellaini Offer Manchester United?

Originally it was suggested I might like to choose a midfielder from Manchester United’s history that Marouane Fellaini most resembled and in time could develop into their natural heir at Old Trafford.<p>The idea has its merits, but when giving it more thought, it soon became clear it's very difficult …

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Introducing Manchester City's Spectacular New Training Complex

Link to Media<p>Since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover of Manchester City back in 2008, much has been made about the amount of money spent on players. Mark Hughes was given £200 million during his 18 months in charge, and Roberto Mancini had a further £285 million. City won the FA Cup and the league title, …

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Sir Alex Ferguson breaks silence to praise Wayne Rooney and ease fears player will leave Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson has paved the way for Wayne Rooney to finally end the uncertainty over his Manchester United future by breaking his silence over the forward to claim he is back to his best.<p>Having rejected the opportunity to submit an official transfer request last month to force through a move to …

Sport Picture of the Day: Tearing up the Pitch

A challenge goes photogenic as the player's boot tears across the surface at the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana during an Apertura Tournament match. The artificial pitch might not be the most comfortable for sliding tackles, but it certainly makes them look spectacular

Wayne Rooney timeline of a protracted transfer saga

Wayne Rooney's omission from Champions League squad to face Real Madrid was the first sign that his days at Old Trafford might be numbered. Now, after a summer of speculation, Sir Alex Ferguson may have settled the matter once and for all.<p><b>Mar 5 2013</b>: Rooney is dropped by Sir Alex Ferguson as United …

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Ronaldo: Messi better than Cristiano

Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo has said he believes Lionel Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>Ronaldo, who played for both Barcelona …

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Manchester City v Manchester United: 10 of the best Manchester derbies

Sunday's Manchester derby at the Etihad stadium will be the 166th competitve meeting between City and United, and so far the visitors have notched up 69 victories while the home side have 46 and there have been 50 draws. But which have been the most notable classic encounters?<p><b>1. Manchester United 4</b> …

Usain Bolt Takes Credit for Manchester United's Midfield Improvement in Europe

Link to Media<p>Usain Bolt is a massive Manchester United fan, this you will already know. The world's fastest man has made cameo appearances at Old Trafford over the years and once pleaded with Sir Alex Ferguson for a trial with the club, as per the <i>Daily Mail</i>.<p>But perhaps Bolt's talent lies on the …

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Why La Liga May Have the Most Star Power in the World

Of all the transfer sagas of the past 12 months, only two have really centered on the big hitters of the world game.<p>The transfers of Neymar and Gareth Bale to Barcelona and Real Madrid topped up the star quality of La Liga almost to the point of engorgement in deals worth in the region of €160 …

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Top 10 Dribblers in La Liga This Season

Link to Media<p>La Liga is not short on talent. Aside from boasting two of the best players the world has ever seen—Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi—the division is filled with skilled players.<p>Attacking football is what the fans crave, and Spain leaves them fully satisfied. Both the top and the …

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Robin van Persie 'loves playing alongside' 200-goal Wayne Rooney

• Van Persie welcomes Rooney's reacceptance into side • Manchester United write to fans to justify transfer dealings<p>Robin van Persie has endorsed Wayne Rooney's reacceptance into the side following the England striker's protracted transfer wrangle over the summer.<p>"I love to play alongside Wayne," …

Here Now, Conceptual Renderings for a Pier 40 Soccer Stadium

An in-the-know Reddit user spilled these beans yesterday: <b>conceptual renderings of a Major League Soccer stadium for Pier 40</b>. (We spotted 'em via Gothamist.) Though discussion of an MLS stadium for NYC has shifted to focus on Queens and the Bronx, Pier 40 was in the running enough to generate these …

Champions League Draw: Barcelona Meets AC Milan; Arsenal, Dortmund Land In 'Group Of Death'

<i>By Goal.com</i><p>Nine-time European champion Real Madrid has been paired with Juventus in the pick of Thursday afternoon's Champions League draw in Monaco.<p>Carlo Ancelotti's men and the current Serie A champions, who met in the final in 1998, have been joined by Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen in Group …

Gareth Bale transfer is being held up by Daniel Levy Spurs, according to Real Madrid vice-president

The spat between Tottenham and Real Madrid over Gareth Bale's transfer to the Bernabeu continued on Thursday after the Spanish club's vice-president accused Daniel Levy of holding up the deal.<p><b>Tottenham</b> manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Wednesday that Bale could move to Madrid "very, very soon" …

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Manchester United reject Ravel Morrison puts his teething troubles behind him at West Ham

When Mike Phelan was asked this week why Ravel Morrison failed to make the grade at Manchester United, he replied: “It was something that was going on between his ears.”<p>Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Old Trafford, was referring to the 20-year-old’s notoriously troubled private life. Rated …

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