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#Football

# football - Today’s News

Diego Simeone apologises for crotch-clutching celebration Sorry This post contains videos

Diego Simeone apologises for crotch-clutching celebration

The Atletico Madrid coach enthusiastically responded to Jose Gimenez’s 78th-minute opener.

# football - Yesterday’s News

Millwall secure dramatic win away at Pride Park as Lampard's Derby suffer promotion setback

Jed Wallace boosted Millwall’s hopes of Championship survival with a 72nd-minute winner in their clash with Derby County at Pride Park.

Here are the draws for the 2019 Dublin football and hurling championships

The groups are in with a number of exciting ties on the horizon.

Guardiola labels Bernardo Silva Portugal's 'biggest star' ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Silva has been a standout performer this term with Guardiola suggesting he has usurped Ronaldo in Portugal.

# football - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Juventus star will miss Atletico clash to undergo heart treatment

The Old Lady confirmed Sami Khedira has an “atrial arrhythmia”.

Manchester City dealt double injury blow ahead of Schalke tie

The Premier League side may be missing players at both ends of the pitch in the Champions League tomorrow night.

'Messi is the only genius in world football', says ex-Real Madrid boss Capello

The Italian also heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo as the debate about who is the better player rages on.

# football - Monday 18 February, 2019

Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow

The defender is still in contention to face the Bundesliga champions, but Jurgen Klopp will make a late call.

Saudi Prince distanced from €4.3bn takeover attempt at Manchester United

Talk of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman readying a big-money offer to claim power at Old Trafford has been played down.

Liverpool are favourites against inconsistent Bayern - Kimmich

The Germany international believes the stability established by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield put the Reds in pole position to book a quarter-final berth.

'Give it, Ollie' - Ryan Giggs urges Old Trafford bosses to make Solskjaer permanent boss Ogs

'Give it, Ollie' - Ryan Giggs urges Old Trafford bosses to make Solskjaer permanent boss

The Norwegian has won all but one of his games in caretaker charge since replacing Jose Mourinho.

Alisson: Liverpool can cope with Virgil van Dijk loss

The star defender will not be available for the Reds’ first-leg Champions League clash with Bayern.

# football - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Under-fire Sanchez is far from finished at the top level - Solskjaer

The attacker has not been at his best for Man United this season.

Mauro Icardi did not celebrate win in dressing room, says Inter coach

The out-of-favour star watched the win over Sampdoria from the stands, but Luciano Spalletti was unimpressed by his reaction.

'He has the quality and he has the desire': Wenger backs Henry to bounce back after Monaco flop

Thierry Henry has the quality to make a success of his management career despite struggling at Monaco, according to Arsene Wenger.

‘I’d have no issues whatsoever’: Scholes backs Solskjaer for Man United job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘deserves a chance’ to be permanent manager, according to former team-mate Paul Scholes.

Guardiola lauds Silva's 'incredible' FA Cup performance

David Silva defied a heavy schedule to impress on a tricky pitch at Newport County, attracting praise from Pep Guardiola.

Atmosphere at Man United under Mourinho 'wasn't healthy' – Sanchez

The Chilean said he lost his confidence under the club’s former manager despite claiming the Portuguese was one of the best coaches in the world

# football - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Worst pitch I've played on': Man City hero Phil Foden unimpressed with Newport surface

A pair of second-half strikes did not mean Phil Foden found Manchester City’s FA Cup trip to Newport County an enjoyable experience.

'I had no choice' - Ramos shocked by yellow card fuss

Uefa are investigating the central defender’s comments about his booking, but the Spaniard was not expecting the uproar.

# football - Friday 15 February, 2019

Bayern pile pressure on Dortmund in Bundesliga title race as Coman nets brace in dramatic win

Borussia Dortmund’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga was cut to two points on Friday.

Ronaldo and Dybala on target as Juventus go 14 points clear against Frosinone

Massimiliano Allegri’s men took another step towards the Scudetto on Friday night with a routine win.

Capoue volley secures FA Cup quarter-final berth as Watford see off QPR at Loftus Road

Etienne Capoue’s volley on the stroke of half-time saw Watford progress into the FA Cup quarter-finals against QPR on Friday.

Former Limerick hurling captain makes move into county football coaching

2013 Munster final man-of-the-match James Ryan has been ratified as Limerick’s new minor football coach.

United without Martial and Lingard for big clashes as duo out for up to three weeks

The Red Devils will almost certainly face Chelsea and Liverpool without the duo.

'I highly doubt he'll remember playing against me': Newport star Amond ready for reunion with City's Otamendi

The Carlow native’s FA Cup goals have made him the toast of Newport.

Klopp almost became Bayern coach, says club president Hoeness

The Liverpool manager was identified as a target for the club in 2008 following his successful spell at Mainz.

# football - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Barkley and Giroud on target as Chelsea earn 2-1 win over Malmo

Chelsea recovered some pride after their 6-0 thrashing away to Manchester City with a Europa League last-32 victory in Sweden.

Valencia take control of tie with two-goal defeat of Celtic

Goals from Denis Cheryshev and Ruben Sobrino secured Valencia a handy lead to take back to Mestalla.

Lacazette sees red as Arsenal fall to surprise Europa League defeat in Belarus

Stanislav Dragun headed in the only goal of the game for BATE.

Former Man United starlet Morrison joins Swedish club in bid to relaunch career

Lazio have confirmed the departure of Ravel Morrison, with the 26-year-old joining Swedish outfit Ostersunds.

# football - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Jurgen Klopp charged for questioning integrity of referee

The Liverpool manager has been accused of breaching FA Rule E3.

PSG's Di Maria 'never spoke badly' about United but expected jeers upon return

Manchester United fans gave the winger a hard time at Old Trafford.

Liverpool pair urge German striker Werner to make Anfield switch

Naby Keita and Sadio Mane are both keen for the RB Leipzig star to join Liverpool.

Solskjaer: I can't do anything about struggling Sanchez

The Chilean “must find himself” following another ineffective performance, said the Manchester United caretaker boss.

# football - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Scholes up and running in style as Oldham thrash Yeovil

Oldham Athletic thrashed Yeovil Town 4-1 at Boundary Park to give Paul Scholes a win in his first game in charge of the League Two club.

Nantes have threatened legal action over Sala fee but Cardiff will be 'honourable', says chairman

Cardiff City are looking into all details of the deal to sign Emiliano Sala, which is why they have yet to pay any money to Nantes.

Out-of-sorts Dortmund down several key players, including Reus, for Spurs trip

Marco Reus, Julian Weigl, Paco Alcacer and Lukasz Piszczek are all unavailable for Borussia Dortmund’s clash with Tottenham on Wednesday.

I'm glad he saved my header: Pele still in disbelief at Banks' Save of the Century

‘Even now when I watch it l, I can’t believe it,’ said the Brazilian great of Banks’ save against him at the 1970 World Cup.

'I have left myself wide open' - Scholes expects scrutiny from Mourinho

The new Oldham Athletic manager was critical of the ex-Manchester United boss while acting as a pundit.

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