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#Football

# football - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'I don't like your question': Mourinho shoots down query over how to get the best from Pogba

The French midfielder is set to return to the Man United starting XI after being benched against Arsenal and Fulham.

Yaya Toure leaves Olympiacos after making just five appearances

Manchester City great Yaya Toure has departed Olympiacos, having played in five games for the Super League giants.

Guardiola says racism 'is everywhere' and rallies behind 'incredible' Sterling

Chelsea fan Colin Wing denies racially abusing the Man City star at Stamford Bridge.

Van Dijk says Liverpool can handle double challenge ahead of Napoli decider

The Italian side visit Anfield tonight.

Barcelona withdraws from plan to play LaLiga game in Miami

It had been proposed that Barcelona would face Girona in Miami in January.

# football - Monday 10 December, 2018

22-year-old Bayern Munich attacker suggests he could retire if injury nightmare continues

Kingsley Coman has endured a difficult year due to ankle issues.

From TheJournal.ie Two doctors probed over footballer Astori's death Italy

Two doctors probed over footballer Astori's death

The doctors declared former Italy international footballer Davide Astori fit to play despite evidence he suffered from a heart condition.

Champions League permutations: How Inter, PSG and Liverpool can progress

Several top sides face an anxious final Champions League matchweek as they look to move into the last 16.

Liverpool tie down key defender as Joe Gomez signs new long-term deal

The injured England international has committed his future to the Reds.

Ronaldo wants Messi to 'accept the challenge' by joining him in Serie A

‘I respect him. He is a fantastic player, a good guy, but I do not miss anything here.’

Klopp calls for electric Anfield atmosphere against Napoli

The Reds face a must-win clash against the Serie A side tomorrow night.

# football - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'We need VAR right now': Benitez fumes over Mike Dean's decisions

The Newcastle boss felt his side were denied a stonewall penalty in this afternoon’s defeat to Wolves.

Matt Doherty scores dramatic late winner to snatch victory for Wolves at Newcastle

The Irish defender nodded home deep into stoppage time at St James’ Park.

Bale ends his La Liga goal drought to help Real Madrid to narrow win

The Wales international scored his first league goal in 802 minutes to help Madrid to a fourth straight win.

Mourinho: 19-year-old Dalot can be the new Gary Neville

The teenager is establishing himself at Old Trafford following his summer arrival from Porto.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It doesn't get much weirder than being asked to twerk but Ada Hegerberg reacted like a real star Opinion

Opinion: It doesn't get much weirder than being asked to twerk but Ada Hegerberg reacted like a real star

I was really impressed with the dignity of how Hegerberg handled the sexist question at the Ballon d’Or awards. She is an outstanding role model for young women around the world, writes Louise Quinn.

Sterling claims newspapers 'help fuel racism' following alleged abuse at Stamford Bridge

The Manchester star posted a message on Instagram criticising the media coverage received by black footballers.

Chelsea and Metropolitan Police investigating alleged racial abuse against Raheem Sterling

A video of the Man City forward being berated by spectators is under review following racism allegations.

# football - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Mo Salah gives man-of-the-match award to James Milner as tribute for 500th appearance Classy Gesture This post contains videos

Mo Salah gives man-of-the-match award to James Milner as tribute for 500th appearance

Salah passed the award onto his team-mate on Saturday despite scoring a hat-trick against Bournemouth.

Messi dazzles with two brilliant free kicks as Barcelona demolish Espanyol in Catalan derby Goat This post contains videos

Messi dazzles with two brilliant free kicks as Barcelona demolish Espanyol in Catalan derby

The Argentine scored a double and set up another during a one-sided win for Barcelona.

Son Heung-min stunner buoys Tottenham for Barcelona mission as Leicester fall flat

The striker scored a brilliant opener before turning provider for Dele Alli to seal a routine win for Spurs.

'He has the potential to be a fantastic player': Mourinho challenges Pogba to improve mentality

Manchester United beat Fulham 4-1 with Paul Pogba an unused substitute but Jose Mourinho will give him his chance against Valencia.

Burnley earn first league win since September against Brighton

Elsewhere today, there was no ‘new manager bounce’ for Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton.

Torreira's late strike downs Huddersfield as Arsenal extend unbeaten run to 21 games

Unai Emery’s side left it late at the Emirates this evening.

Ferdinand: Man United’s 2008 Champions League winners better than this Man City team

The 40-year-old believes Pep Guardiola’s side are the most entertaining team to watch but isn’t sure they’d get the better of his former team.

Salah hat-trick sees Liverpool climb top of the league as Klopp’s men ease past Cherries

The Reds have gone top for at least a few hours, as their Egyptian striker inspired a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

Banners, tickets and more - John Delaney holds 'clear-the-air' talks with Irish supporter groups

There’s ‘still plenty of work to do but a real desire was shown from all to get back on track’ according to one fans group.

# football - Friday 7 December, 2018

Mandzukic header settles tight Derby d'Italia as Juve equal PSG's European season record

Juventus moved 11 points clear at the top of Serie A after beating Inter 1-0 in Turin.

Congo Brazzaville emerges as unlikely candidate to host 2019 African Nations Cup

Cameroon lost the right to host the tournament due to delays with preparations and security concerns.

Pochettino responds to Tottenham star's questioning of Spurs' presence at Wembley

The Argentine head coach has praised the national stadium in the wake of Danny Rose’s criticism.

# football - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'There were some excellent tackles': Dyche defends Burnley players after Klopp criticism

The Burnley boss defended his players after a heated affair at Turf Moor with Liverpool on Wednesday.

# football - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Every great player, at least one day, has to play in the Premier League'

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar suggested he may be interested in move to England in the future.

Klopp frustrated by physical Burnley as Liverpool suffer Gomez blow

Joe Gomez had to leave the Turf Moor pitch on a stretcher, leaving Jurgen Klopp frustrated by the physical approach taken by Burnley.

Mourinho: There are things I cannot get from United players

Manchester United and Arsenal played out an entertaining draw, after which the Red Devils praised his players’ spirit, not their quality.

Pele on Neymar: 'The God of football gave you the gift. What you do complicates it'

The PSG star was criticised for perceived theatrics at the World Cup and the Brazilian legend thinks he should focus on using his ability more

Guardiola confident in City's operations amid Uefa probe into alleged financial fair play breaches

The manager is looking forward to the federation finishing a look into alleged breaches, insisting he has trust in the club.

# football - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Perez at the double for West Ham, while Bournemouth secure long-awaited win

The Hammers were 3-1 winners against Cardiff, as Eddie Howe’s side saw off Huddersfield.

'I don't want to update you': Mourinho refuses to provide team news to MUTV

The United boss appears to have fallen out with the club’s in-house TV channel.

'I never said I'd like to leave': Liverpool's £39 million midfielder dismisses link to PSG

Fabinho said he has no interest in leaving the Reds to join the Ligue 1 champions.

Mourinho clarifies comments after reportedly saying United need a 'miracle' to finish in top four

The club are a whopping 16 points behind bitter rivals and pacesetters Manchester City.