Coutinho, Semedo & Arthur start Copa del Rey final after injury problems

Philippe Coutinho, Nelson Semedo and Arthur all start for Barcelona against Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday after recovering from injuries just in time. Coutinho has endured a particularly difficult season for Barca, with supporters regularly getting on his back in response to underwhelming performances. He had been considered a major doubt […]

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Outgoing Ribery and Robben on Bayern bench as Neuer starts DFB-Pokal final

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have been named on Bayern Munich’s bench for the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig, with Manuel Neuer starting. Long-serving duo Ribery and Robben came on as substitutes against Eintracht Frankfurt in their final Bundesliga appearances for Bayern last time out, both scoring in a 5-1 win that sealed a seventh-successive […]

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Injured Keita named in Guinea´s provisional AFCON squad

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been included in Guinea’s provisional Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad as he continues his recovery from a thigh issue. Keita, 24, injured his adductor muscle in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona at the start of May and was initially ruled out for around eight weeks. Guinea […]

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Edouard brace fires Celtic to historic treble-treble

Odsonne Edouard’s second-half brace saw Celtic come from behind to clinch a third consecutive domestic treble with a 2-1 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts. Having wrapped up the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup, Celtic’s hopes of another clean sweep were in doubt as they trailed early in the second half to Ryan […]

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Gattuso: Champions League not imperative for Milan job prospects

Gennaro Gattuso claims AC Milan have outperformed more fancied teams this season and that Champions League qualification is not a condition of his employment. Milan visit SPAL in their final Serie A fixture on Sunday knowing victory is essential to their hopes of sneaking into the top four. Third-placed Atalanta and city rivals Inter both […]

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Mancini confident of taking Italy into a new era

Roberto Mancini is confident Italy can replicate the likes of France and Spain and usher in a new era heading into Euro 2020. Italy failed to qualify for World Cup 2018, but have enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2020 qualification under Mancini, winning both of their opening games – 2-0 over Finland and 6-0 against Lichtenstein. Their qualification […]

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Experience will serve Inter well in ´cup final´ – Spalletti

Luciano Spalletti referred to Inter’s last day Serie A clash with Empoli as a “cup final” but insisted his players are prepared to deal with the pressure. The Nerazzurri come into the 38th round of league fixtures in fourth place and primed for Champions League qualification, yet they are just a point ahead of rivals AC […]

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