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#Football

# football - Monday 9 April, 2018

'Maybe it is my fault' - City goal collapses worrying Guardiola

City face Liverpool on Tuesday having leaked goals in their last two outings.

# football - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'It is very difficult to explain': Conte bemused by Chelsea's failure to beat West Ham

Chelsea were unable to turn their dominance against West Ham into three points, much to the frustration of boss Antonio Conte.

'Sometimes he needs to rest': Zidane explains Ronaldo's derby withdrawal

Real Madrid were level at 1-1 with rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu when Zinedine Zidane withdrew Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chicharito's late equaliser leaves Chelsea's top-four bid in tatters

Willian and Alvaro Morata missed a host of chances as Chelsea’s faint top-four hopes were all but extinguished by West Ham.

Wenger happy to keep winning run going after 'hectic' finish against Southampton

A thrilling clash at the Emirates saw the hosts narrowly prevail.

Ronaldo continues goal spree but Real held by stubborn Atletico

The Madrid derby ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

# football - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Everton rue late misses as Merseyside derby ends goalless at Goodison

Mohamed Salah’s absence left Liverpool lacking attacking quality as Everton held them to a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.

# football - Friday 6 April, 2018

Liverpool 'trying everything' to have Salah fit for Everton

Jurgen Klopp is still unsure of his top scorer’s condition ahead of tomorrow’s Merseyside derby.

# football - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'I wanted to play attacking football' – Mkhitaryan's Mourinho dig

The chance to join Arsenal was too good to turn down for the midfielder, who felt constrained at Manchester United.

Merseyside Police confirm two officers injured in Manchester City bus attack

Law enforcement will look into the attack on City’s bus prior to Wednesday’s Champions League fixture at Anfield

# football - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'It's never happened to me' – Ronaldo thanks Juve fans for ovation

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was taken aback by the reaction of Juventus fans to his bicycle kick last night.

# football - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Gareth Bale left on bench for Champions League quarter-final

Zinedine Zidane has named Isco in the starting line-up to face Juventus.

Lallana injury not as bad as first feared, and he could play again this season

The midfielder could return from injury to play for the Reds before the end of the season.

Herrera: McTominay can replace Carrick at United

“As we say in Spanish, he has his ears open to listen and to learn.”

Man City midfielder expresses gratitude to Klopp ahead of Champions League showdown

Gundogan: “We lived through many different experiences together.”

'I believe I deserve' Player of the Year - De Bruyne

The Manchester City playmaker said he is worthy of winning the award and insists he cannot be compared to Mohamed Salah.

Tough-tackling Juventus defender Chiellini doesn't expect to stop Ronaldo scoring this evening

The experienced Italian accepts that the Real Madrid superstar is likely to be on the scoresheet in their Champions League quarter-final.

# football - Monday 2 April, 2018

Cardiff close in on automatic promotion thanks to Ireland winger's last-gasp equaliser

Anthony Pilkington scored in injury-time as the Bluebirds snatched a draw, while Sunderland look doomed after another loss.

Winning title against Man United would be 'wonderful' – De Bruyne

The opportunity to wrap up the league by beating the Red Devils this weekend is a prospect that the Belgium international is relishing.

Zidane a better coach than player, says former team-mate

Alessio Tacchinardi played alongside him in Juventus’ midfield.

'I can let him shoot... It's good for his confidence'

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang passed up a hat-trick penalty to boost Alexandre Lacazette’s morale.

Mourinho: United deserve second place, no matter what critics think

Runaway leaders Manchester City will win the title if they beat the Red Devils in the derby next weekend.

# football - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Tottenham star Alli: I'll still be criticised despite heroics against Chelsea

Dele Alli produced a starring role in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, but he does not think his critics will stay quiet for long

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'

After Monaco were left frustrated in their Coupe de la Ligue final loss to PSG, French World Cup-winner Bixente Lizarazu has offered an interesting take.

Pogba has 'no problem' with Mourinho, side-steps Man United exit speculation

It’s too early to talk about leaving the Premier League club, according to the French midfielder.

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Zlatan nets derby-winning brace - including 40-yard screamer - on MLS debut

Ibrahimovic scored a 91st-minute winner after the Galaxy trailed 3-0 into the second half.

# football - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Juve fasten grip on Serie A title as they capitalise on Napoli slip up

Leonardo Bonucci scored on his return to Turin but it proved inconsequential as Juventus earned a vital win in the Scudetto race.

Messi rescues leaders with late late show in Seville

Barcelona scored twice in 53 seconds during a frantic finish to Saturday’s La Liga clash with Sevilla.

Gareth Bale bags brace as Madrid warm up nicely for Juve showdown

Karim Benzema was also on the mark ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Juventus.

Lewandowski nets hat-trick against old club as Bayern annihilate Dortmund in Der Klassiker

Bayern Munich claimed a famous 6-0 Der Klassiker victory over Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund this evening.

Napoli hand Juventus chance to extend lead atop Serie A after slip up

Juventus could go four points clear at the Serie A summit on Saturday after Napoli could only draw 1-1 at relegation battlers Sassuolo.

Klopp delighted as Liverpool raid Palace to pick up 'dirty three points'

But there is concern over Adam Lallana’s hamstring injury.

United bump Liverpool back out of second place thanks to Lukaku and Sanchez

Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal as Jose Mourinho’s side overcame Swansea City.

Unstoppable Salah marks Klopp milestone with late winner at Selhurst Park

Liverpool scored twice in the second half to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Jurgen Klopp’s 100th Premier League game in charge.

Former England captain Ray Wilkins critically ill in hospital after suffering heart attack

The former Chelsea and England midfielder suffered a heart attack and fall at home, leading to him being placed into a coma

# football - Friday 30 March, 2018

Mourinho has 'no problem' picking Luke Shaw despite recent criticism of defender

The left-back has had a rocky relationship with his coach, but the Manchester United manager says he is still willing to play the defender

Klopp jokes about Can's Liverpool demands but insists contract talks remain 'open'

‘The situation is open, which is what we said before. As long as nothing is decided, it’s open.’

'If you compare him with normal people, they are still living at home with their parents'

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino gives his support to England midfielder Dele Alli.

# football - Thursday 29 March, 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.