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#Football

# football - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Chelsea confirm five-year deal for Ajax forward

Hakim Ziyech was described as “one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe” after finalising a contract with Chelsea.

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Three people dead in Italy as authorities put towns in lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus

A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after the deaths of two people.

Hazard to miss Madrid's Man City and Barca clashes after suffering ankle fracture

Real Madrid will be without Eden Hazard for a crucial period as the forward sustained more ankle woe.

# football - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Hazard injured as Real Madrid suffer shock defeat ahead of Man City tie and El Classico

Jose Luis Morales scored an eye-catching late winner to secure Levante a 1-0 win over Real Madrid, who trail Barcelona ahead of El Clasico.

Jesus strikes late to see Man City past Leicester despite Aguero penalty miss

Pep Guardiola’s team now have a seven-point gap over the Foxes.

'It's not good enough, I'm sorry' - Lampard fumes after VAR botches Lo Celso red

‘It’s harder to speak about it when you’ve lost because people are claiming you’re just shouting, but maybe you need to shout…’

# football - Friday 21 February, 2020

Three-week lay-off leaves Henderson in race against time for Atletico showdown

The Liverpool captain sustained a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat in Madrid.

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Ryan Babel slammed by his own manager for mimicking opponents in Europa League loss

The ex-Liverpool attacker indulged in some amateur theatrics in mocking his Getafe counterpart.

# football - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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Lacazette hits late winner as Arsenal hold advantage to reach Europa League last 16

Mikel Arteta’s men scored a 1-0 win over Olympiacos ahead of the return leg in London.

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Martial nabs crucial away goal as Man Utd hold slight edge ahead of home second leg

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side played out a draw against Club Brugge in their Europa League last-32 tie.

Arsenal star dropped for attitude in training

Matteo Guendouzi could return to the Gunners’ starting XI against Olympiacos after Mikel Arteta left him out of the win over Newcastle United.

# football - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Atalanta put one foot in Champions League last eight after ruthless win over Valencia

Hans Hateboer scored in either half as Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta blew Valencia away.

Man City do their talking on the pitch as Guardiola's men ease to win amid Uefa battle

Kevin De Bruyne scored one and assisted another as City beat West Ham 2-0 in the rescheduled fixture.

Wenger proposes new offside rule for Euro 2020 which would benefit attackers

Football’s offside rule is expected to be discussed by its lawmaking body in Belfast on 29 February.

# football - Monday 17 February, 2020

Solskjaer won't discuss Raiola's comments with Pogba

The France international has missed much of the season at Man United through injury.

Steven Gerrard 'really interested' to see if Man City get Premier League punishment

The former Liverpool captain is waiting to see if the Premier League follow Uefa’s lead in punishing the Blues.

# football - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Ashley Young's first goal not enough for Inter

Efforts from Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic gave Lazio an important victory in Rome.

Mourinho jokes Alderweireld 'scored three goals' in Spurs thriller

The Belgian defender certainly had an eventful afternoon for Tottenham at Villa Park.

# football - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Klopp expresses sympathy for Guardiola and his players following Champions League ban

Manchester City have been hit with a two-season exclusion from European competition but the Liverpool boss wants his counterpart’s work to be respected.

Leipzig replace Bayern at Bundesliga summit while Leverkusen leave it late against Union Berlin

Bayern Munich will need to beat Cologne on Sunday to get top spot back from RB Leipzig, who beat Werder Bremen 3-0.

Liverpool march on thanks to magnificent Mane

Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won 17 consecutive Premier League games as they close in on the title.

Last-gasp equaliser denies PSG in extraordinary contest

The champions came from 3-0 down to lead…and yet didn’t win against lowly Amiens.

# football - Friday 14 February, 2020

'I have my good and bad days. This is normal for people my age' - Pele

Three-time World Cup winner Pele – who turns 80 in October – rejected claims over his health on Thursday.

# football - Thursday 13 February, 2020

'Ole Gunnar has been very important... But Dortmund was the best option' - Haaland

A host of Europe’s leading clubs were chasing Erling Haaland, but the youngster claims he always had eyes for Borussia Dortmund.

Last-gasp Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible scoring run continues as he rescues Juventus

Ante Rebic opened the scoring for Milan but the 10-man hosts were denied a first-leg victory at San Siro.

# football - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Napoli beat Inter to close in on Italian Cup final and PSG stroll into French Cup last four

Elsewhere in Europe tonight there were cup wins for PSG, Ajax and Athletic Bilbao.

# football - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Pele depressed, reclusive because of poor health

The football legend’s son says the star has been left unable to walk.

Juventus target worth at least €70 million

Bologna sporting director Walter Sabatini talked up the value of attacker Riccardo Orsolini.

# football - Monday 10 February, 2020

Woodward views summer transfer window as crucial because Man Utd are 'not where we want to be'

United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has outlined his plans for what he considers to be a crucial year.

# football - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Lukaku goal rounds off Milan derby as Inter come from two down for famous win

A thrilling game sent Inter to top of Serie A.

# football - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Relief for Diego Simeone as off-colour Atletico Madrid win first game in in six

Angel Correa scored his fourth La Liga goal of the season and Atleti’s first in four league games as they beat Granada at home.

Another Ronaldo record not enough as Juventus stunned by late turnaround

CR7 broke yet another record, but Juve collapsed at Hellas Verona.

Error from ex-Real Madrid keeper sees Leeds slump to second straight Championship defeat

Kiko Casilla conceded another soft goal in his side’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.

# football - Friday 7 February, 2020

Joshua King had 'difficult couple of days' after United interest came to nothing

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says the approach was a ‘huge compliment’ for the striker.

# football - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Holders Bayern survive late scare to see off Hoffenheim and reach last eight

DFB-Pokal holders Bayern Munich fought into the last eight with a 4-3 win over fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim at Allianz Arena.

'Milner asked if he could come along' - Critchley

The Reds veteran was quick to offer his support despite being stuck on the sidelines during Liverpool’s FA Cup win last night.

Wayne Rooney will be 'ready' for Man United reunion

Derby County will host the Red Devils in the FA Cup fifth round, with a goal from the experienced striker helping them get there.

Eriksen complains of being treated as a 'black sheep' during final months at Spurs

The Danish playmaker has left for Inter Milan, but admits he held talks with Manchester United.

# football - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Mourinho: I went viral for the wrong reasons after VAR shambles

A spate of decisions angered the Spurs boss during their win over Man City.