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#Football

# football - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Mahrez missed Man City's Community Shield win due to doping control worries

Pep Guardiola did not risk Riyad Mahrez against Liverpool to avoid any complications with the winger’s medicine and doping control.

Young Arsenal defender scores own goal before Suarez nets Barcelona winner Joan Gamper Trophy This post contains videos

Young Arsenal defender scores own goal before Suarez nets Barcelona winner

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal ahead but an Ainsley Maitland-Niles own goal helped Barcelona bounce back in the Joan Gamper Trophy.

Klopp: 'We know we are still here, we can still play proper football'

Manchester City won the Community Shield on penalties but Jurgen Klopp was still very encouraged by Liverpool’s performance.

Hernandez stars as Bielsa's Leeds make winning start

Leeds United beat Bristol City 3-1 at Ashton Gate to kick-off their Championship campaign in style.

Guardiola reveals City were priced out of move for United-bound Maguire

Harry Maguire is close to completing a transfer to Manchester United but Pep Guardiola said he could have been on his way to the champions.

Pochettino's Spurs end pre-season campaign with shootout defeat to Inter Milan

Inter beat Tottenham 4-3 on penalties in London after Stefano Sensi cancelled out Lucas Moura’s goal in normal time.

Everton complete signing of highly-rated Juventus teen Kean

Big things are expected of the former Bianconeri youth player, who has signed on at Goodison Park until 2024.

AC Milan snap up Algeria's Africa Cup star and former Arsenal midfielder Bennacer

The Gunners are said to have opted against exercising an option to match an offer for the 21-year-old.

# football - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Christie nets hat-trick as Celtic smash seven past St Johnstone in Scottish Premiership opener

Celtic issued a stern warning to their would-be title rivals on the opening day of the new season in Scotland.

Messi given three-month Argentina ban for accusing CONMEBOL of 'corruption'

Messi was sent off as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America third-place play-off last month.

Klopp: Liverpool must learn to move on from Madrid glory

The Reds are still learning to deal with the emotion of last season’s European victory, according to Jurgen Klopp.

# football - Friday 2 August, 2019

Brazilian winger Malcom completes €45 million switch to Zenit

The 22-year-old leaves La Liga champions Barcelona to move to Russia.

'I have no desire to leave' - Mbappe apologises to Paris Saint-Germain

The striker had hinted he may move on from PSG at an awards do at the end of last season.

Manchester City 'a little bit surprised' by Jurgen Klopp's transfer comments

The Liverpool boss said that City are in a transfer ‘fantasy land’ alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG.

Solskjaer: Man United's clean sweep of pre-season wins means nothing

‘We need to improve and we need to be better,’ the Norwegian boss said.

Henderson insists Premier League title race 'more than just Man City and Liverpool'

The Reds captain believes that the Premier League won’t be a two-horse race again this season.

# football - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Wolves progress in Europe as Jimenez's double downs Crusaders

The Premier League side were comfortable winners tonight and on aggregate.

Liverpool's Melwood training ground sold to property developers

With ‘a heavy heart’, the Reds have announced the sale of the site to Torus.

New Liverpool wonderkid apologises for using derogatory language in offensive Kane video

The footage of Harvey Elliott appeared on Snapchat.

'I was very impressed with him' - Lampard hails Pulisic following brace New Signing This post contains videos

'I was very impressed with him' - Lampard hails Pulisic following brace

The winger came in for special praise as the Chelsea head coach reflected on his side’s 5-3 win against Salzburg.

# football - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Firmino scores on return as Liverpool see off Lyon despite Alisson's dose of the Kariuses Warming Up This post contains videos

Firmino scores on return as Liverpool see off Lyon despite Alisson's dose of the Kariuses

Roberto Firmino and Harry Wilson scored either side of a Joachim Andersen own goal as Liverpool beat Lyon 3-1 on Mohamed Salah’s return.

Nicolas Pepe to join Arsenal for club-record fee plus add-ons, confirms Lille president

Pepe hit 22 Ligue 1 goals last season as Lille finished second in the table behind Paris Saint-Germain.

Pochettino insists he has no input into transfer dealings

Tanguy Ndombele is the only major arrival since Spurs reached the Champions League final in June.

Guardiola and Klopp lead nominees for Fifa coach awards

Jill Ellis and Phil Neville are among the contenders for the Women’s accolade.

Blow for Man Utd as Bailly to miss 'four to five months' with knee injury

The defender may not play again this year for Manchester United after undergoing surgery

# football - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Late Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly Tuning Up This post contains videos

Late Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly

A Manchester United side lacking sharpness escaped with a last-gasp 1-0 friendly win against Norwegian side Kristiansund on Tuesday.

Own goal and Shved strike sees Celtic advance to Champions League third qualifying round

The Bhoys will play Cluj after tonight’s victory in Estonia.

Two-time World Cup-winning coach Ellis to step down from USWNT after five years

The 52-year-old guided her team to eight tournament victories during her time in charge.

Wolves beef up attacking options with signing of AC Milan striker Cutrone

The one-cap Italy international joins for a deal worth £20 million.

Lukaku offer 'fair and important', insists frustrated Inter chief Marotta

The Nerazzurri chief has confirmed his club made what he considers a reasonable offer for the Red Devils frontman.

# football - Monday 29 July, 2019

Bale to miss Tottenham reunion after being left out of Real Madrid preseason squad

The Welshman is the most notable absentee from Los Blancos’ squad for the Audi Cup.

Lukaku omitted from United squad for Norway trip as exit speculation continues

The striker appears close to an Old Trafford departure after being left out of Solskjaer’s panel for their friendly against Kristiansund.

Ozil and Kolasinac 'not 100% there' after carjacking drama

Days after being set upon in London, the pair didn’t feature in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon yesterday.

Klopp fears City could give Liverpool 'a proper knock' on Sunday

The Liverpool boss is demanding defensive improvement from his side for the Community Shield clash.

# football - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'I don't want to hear that' - Lampard condemns Chelsea chanting at Reading

Blues supporters sung about their manager during their win over Reading, but the club’s record goalscorer has called for fans to scrap it.

Insigne too hot for Klopp's men as Liverpool slump to preseason defeat against Napoli

Harvey Elliott made his Reds debut in a 3-0 friendly defeat after joining the club from Fulham.

Kompany suffers shock home loss in first league game as Anderlecht player-manager

Oostende inflicted a first competitive defeat for the former Manchester City captain at Lotto Park.

Real Madrid block Bale China move over fee

The Welshman will be staying at the Santiago Bernabeu for the forseeable future.

Andres Iniesta has 'no regrets' about leaving Barcelona at 34 to play in Japan

The World Cup winner played against former side in a friendly and insists he is happy with his decision.

# football - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Rodgers: Harry Maguire no closer to Leicester exit despite Man United speculation

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers offered an update on the England defender’s future on Saturday.