Napoli's defeat at Shakhtar exposed Sarri's centre-forward conundrum

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Maurizio Sarri had the look of a man who needed a cigarette. OK, so perhaps that is always true of the Napoli manager – so fond of his smokes that his hometown fan club baked one into a cake for him. Watching him chew his fingers and hang a pen out the corner of his mouth in the away dugout at the Metalist Stadium on Wednesday, though, you More...

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By sportsnews On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Anti-Mourinho: Manchester City's 'PlayStation football' can stun Europe

Jose Mourinho grew irritated by Manchester United‘s second-half display against FC Basel on Tuesday. Despite having long-ball magnet Marouane Fellaini on the pitch from 19 minutes in, the United ranks More...

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3 takeaways from Wednesday's Champions League action

Jason Cairnduff / Reuters The good, the good, and the ugly. Three Premier League clubs took the pitch as part of Wednesday’s Champions League agenda, and, while two of them More...

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Coutinho awaits 1st club outing of season on Liverpool bench

Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough Philippe Coutinho could make his first competitive appearance for Liverpool this season in Wednesday’s Champions League visit from More...

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Asensio and the absentees: 6 footballers shelved for odd reasons

Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio will miss Wednesday’s continental soiree with Cypriot minnow Apoel Nicosia with an infected pimple sustained whilst shaving his legs. Related: Asensio to miss Champions More...

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Juventus' Allegri: Higuain has to improve 'mental strength'

Alex Caparros / Getty Images Sport / Getty Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri singled out Gonzalo Higuain following Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Barcelona, insisting the Argentine More...

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Celtic's Rodgers condemns pitch invader who attempted to kick Mbappe

Andrew Milligan – PA Images / PA Images / Getty Brendan Rodgers was quick to bemoan the pitch invader who disrupted play at Celtic Park on Tuesday. Following Paris Saint-Germain‘s More...

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By sportsnews On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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3 takeaways from Tuesday's Champions League action

Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith Tuesday’s opening slate of Champions League matches wasn’t one for the romantics. Qarabag FK, hailing from an Azerbaijani town More...

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What crisis? Barcelona still among world's best after thrashing Juventus

Reports of Barcelona‘s death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite Neymar‘s departure, growing animosity towards club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, and a change in manager, Barcelona showed in More...

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By sportsnews On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Juventus youngster Bentancur thrown into the fray vs. Barcelona

by Anthony Lopopolo 56m ago Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC / Juventus FC / Getty Juventus More...

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