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#Football

# football - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Bouncing back! Pep Guardiola relieved after 'important' Manchester City win

‘It was not easy to find it, but at end we found the right moment to win the game.’

From Russia with Love: CKSA Moscow stun Real Madrid as Champions League holders suffer away defeat

Nikola Vlasic struck after 65 seconds at the Luzhniki Stadium to give CSKA Moscow a famous win.

Top of the Bundesliga assist charts, one of England's hottest prospects signs long-term deal at Dortmund

18-year-old Jadon Sancho has shone in Germany since moving from Manchester City in August 2017.

Neymar lauds 'winner' Tuchel and insists best is yet to come

Paris Saint-Germain lost their opening Champions League match at Liverpool, but Neymar is expecting the Ligue 1 side to improve.

Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold makes shortlist for best young footballer in the world prize

Having scooped the Gold Boy award in 2017, PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is favourite to win it back-to-back.

# football - Monday 1 October, 2018

Former Man United striker Rossi escapes drugs ban

Rossi is free to sign for a new club after he was told he would not serve a drugs ban.

Guardiola rejects talk of Mbappe-Sterling swap deal

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says talk of Raheem Sterling being swapped for PSG star Kylian Mbappe is disrespectful and inaccurate.

Police investigating after assistant referee struck by object during Rangers game

Linesman Calum Spence had to have his bloodied head seen to after yesterday’s incident at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Mourinho: Some Manchester United players care more than others

The under-pressure United boss was speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Valencia.

Maradona urges Messi to retire from Argentina duty: 'The U15s lose and it's his fault'

Lionel Messi should quit international football, according to his legendary compatriot.

# football - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Ligue 1 game stopped for over 20 minutes due to crowd trouble as rivals clash for first time since '93

Montpellier beat Nimes 3-0 in Ligue 1 on Sunday but the game was paused during the second half due to crowd trouble.

Sam Vokes the match-winner for Burnley as Cardiff slip to fourth successive defeat

Burnley taught Cardiff City a lesson in taking their chances, as Sean Dyche’s men left Wales with a 2-1 win.

'He's my little friend': Griezmann plays down spat with Real Madrid ace Ramos

The Atletico Madrid forward buried the hatchet with the defender following Saturday’s Madrid derby in La Liga.

He can't make Man Utd win on his own – France boss defends Pogba

Didier Deschamps has heaped praise on World Cup winner Paul Pogba amid his struggles at Old Trafford.

# football - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'It was not Mo's best game': Klopp defends Salah substitution after Chelsea draw

The Egypt international was hauled off after a poor performance against Chelsea, but Klopp has no fears about the Liverpool forward’s form.

Real Madrid drop points again as Courtois stars in Madrid derby

Thibaut Courtois caught the eye against his former side Atletico Madrid, as Real Madrid were held to a draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

League cup draw sends Lampard back to Stamford Bridge while West Ham host Spurs

Chelsea great Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge as a manager for the first time next month.

Juve deal Serie A title rivals Napoli an early blow in Turin

Juventus recovered from Dries Mertens’ early goal to ease past Napoli, who had Mario Rui dismissed just before the hour mark.

Messi and Munir combine in the 84th minute to prevent another Barcelona defeat

Barcelona dropped points in La Liga for a third successive game, but it could have been worse had Lionel Messi not set up Munir El Haddadi.

Unai Emery's swaggering Arsenal secure fifth Premier League win in a row with two goals in final 10 minutes

Watford missed a number of fine second-half chances as two late goals from Arsenal secured all three points.

Still unbeaten: Sterling and Aguero on target for champions as Manchester City see off Brighton

Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero moved on to four and five goals respectively in the Premier League this term as Man City beat Brighton.

'I have no complaints with the players' attitude' - Mourinho says Manchester United lacked quality, not desire

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claimed his side lacked quality following a 3-1 Premier League defeat to West Ham.

# football - Friday 28 September, 2018

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Theresa May throws 'full support' behind joint Irish-British World Cup bid for 2030

That’s one way of distracting from Brexit.

Champions Munich stunned as high-flying Hertha Berlin cause upset

Vedad Ibisevic and Ondrej Duda both struck in the opening 45 minutes as Hertha Berlin shocked Robert Kovac’s side.

'At night I couldn't sleep' - Tottenham star Son admits he was 'very nervous' at Asian Games

Having secured exemption from military service by captaining South Korea to Asian Games glory, Son Heung-min confessed he was nervous.

# football - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'Still close to my heart': Joachim Low disappointed after Ozil rebuffs attempts at reconciliation

The Germany boss admits he must accept that the Gunners star ‘does not want to talk to us’ after failing to meet the midfielder while in London.

Vincent Kompany to donate testimonial money to Manchester homelessness fund

He celebrates his testimonial with City this season and has launched a charity push to address homelessness.

Ronaldo free to face United at Old Trafford after receiving only one-match ban

Ex-Man United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo can now look forward to an Old Trafford return with Juventus.

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

Klopp unhappy with use of VAR in Chelsea loss

The Blues struck a fantastic late winner thanks to Eden Hazard, but the Liverpool manager criticised the use of video review earlier in the game.

# football - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Iniesta is on a different planet': 18-year-old Man City star rejects comparison to Barcelona icon

Phil Foden feels it is premature for anyone to compare him with the great Andres Iniesta.

Mourinho and Pogba in frosty training ground exchange

When does this become untenable?

Lampard 'shell-shocked' as his Derby side win at Old Trafford

The Chelsea legend could hardly believe his side beat United away.

# football - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Rafael Benitez charged by FA for referee comment relating to Zaha treatment

The Newcastle spoke about appointed referee Andre Marriner prior to the draw against Crystal Palace, and the FA has taken action

# football - Monday 24 September, 2018

Sunderland sack record signing Ndong after he went AWOL all summer

The midfielder’s dismissal comes just two weeks after Papy Djilobodji was also sacked by the League One club.

World Cup-winning boss Deschamps beats Zidane to Fifa's best coach award

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic was also in the running at Monday’s Fifa Best Awards in London.

'We're in a tough spell but that's football' - Harry Kane

Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Brighton was the first game this season in which Harry Kane has been “truly happy” with his performance.

Pogba risks Mourinho's wrath by imploring United to 'attack, attack, attack'

The manager’s tactics will come under the spotlight after the midfielder’s latest comments

# football - Sunday 23 September, 2018

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Neymar eager to repay supporters' affection after giving shirt to crying boy

An emotional young fan met the forward as he left the pitch, and the 26-year-old insisted he was not angry at being substituted.

'I'd have been disappointed to draw the game but to actually lose is bitterly disappointing'

A 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock means fifth-placed Celtic have dropped eight points already in the Scottish Premiership this season.