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Barcelona thrash Sevilla to 30th King’s Cup

Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta © Getty Images

Unstoppable duo Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi helped Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5-0 to win the King’s Cup final for the fourth consecutive season on Saturday as they close in on a likely domestic double. Luis Suarez struck twice in the first half for the Catalans as they won the competition for a record 30th time. However, it was Iniesta and ...

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Gomez, Lovren set to return for Liverpool

Liverpool defenders Joe Gomez

Liverpool defenders Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren will return to the squad for Saturday’s Premier League trip to basement club West Bromwich Albion, manager Jurgen Klopp said. Gomez featured in training this week for the first time since sustaining an ankle injury on international duty with England last month, while Lovren returned from a knock he suffered during last weekend’s ...

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Wenger to leave Arsenal

Wenger to leave Arsenal

Arsene Wenger will finally bring his 22-year stay as Arsenal manager to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season,” Wenger said in a statement posted on the ...

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Man United, Spurs seek FA Cup success

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United head into Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham Hotspur needing to keep their hopes of silverware alive to save their season.However, Spurs are just as hungry as they aim to end a decade-long wait for a trophy and confirm their consistent improvement under Mauricio Pochettino. Jose Mourinho’s men tightened their grip on the Premier League runners-up spot this ...

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Moses keeps Chelsea CL hopes alive

Victor Moses Keeps Chelsea's Champions League Hope Alive

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended misfiring striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard missing a host of chances in a 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday. Victory kept Chelsea’s outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next season’s Champions League alive as they closed to within five points their London rivals with four games remaining. Chelsea meet ...

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Real held at home by Athletic Bilbao

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - April 18, 2018   Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal with Sergio Ramos                 REUTERS/Susana Vera

Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb backheel late in the game earned Real Madrid a point in a 1-1 La Liga draw with Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu stadium on Wednesday. The Portuguese forward flicked Luka Modric’s low drive into the back of the net in the 87th minute with a deft touch, his 24th league goal of the season cancelling out a ...

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DR Congo football chief arrested

FIFA Council member Constant Omari has been arrested on suspicion of corruption

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate said on Wednesday. FECOFA president Constant Omari has been held along with sports ministry secretary general Barthelemy Okito and two FECOFA vice presidents — Roger Bondembe and Theobad Binamungu — since Tuesday evening, the magistrate ...

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Man City dominate PL team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday. Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI. Tottenham were the only other team to have more than one representative, boasting three ...

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Barca survive Celta fightback to draw

Barcelona closing in on La Liga title ahead of Celta Vigo trip

Lionel Messi was thrown on as a substitute but 10-man Barcelona were relieved to escape with a draw as Celta Vigo came within a whisker of inflicting the Catalans’ first league defeat of the season on Tuesday. Messi was introduced after an hour at the Stade Balaidos and looked to have inspired another Barca victory when Paulinho gave the visitors ...

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Mou warns Utd top four isn’t safe yet

during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on April 15, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Jose Mourinho has warned that Manchester United still face a battle to secure a top-four place in the Premier League despite their ambition to finish second. Manchester City wrapped up the title without kicking a ball, thanks to rock-bottom West Brom’s shock 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Sunday. United were a shadow of the side that stormed back to ...

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