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North Carolina Courage edge Washington Spirit in NWSL Challenge Cup final

The North Carolina Courage’s decorated trophy cabinet got another piece of hardware in the form of the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup on Saturday. In front of their hometown fans, the Courage claimed the third-ever Challenge Cup at Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina on Saturday, topping the Washington Spirit 2-1. A late own-goal plus an opener from Brazilian newcomer Kerolin …

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Jurgen Klopp provides take on Tottenham’s defending vs Liverpool

  Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was not shy in making his feelings crystal clear, when drawn on the defensive nature of Tottenham’s display at Anfield on Saturday evening. Klopp’s troops, of course, welcomed Spurs to Merseyside earlier this evening, for a Premier League clash. The Reds headed into proceedings aware that nothing but a victory would suffice, amid the club’s …

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Antonio Conte reveals Liverpool factor which threatened to disturb Tottenham rhythm at Anfield

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte spoke about the Anfield atmosphere as having an impact on his players during their 1-1 draw with Liverpool. The north London outfit kept their Champions League qualification hopes alive by sharing the spoils with Liverpool on Merseyside. Heung-min Son reached 20 Premier League goals for the first time in his career when he put Tottenham in front. The …

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Tau stars as champions Ahly hit four, Wydad beat Petro

Johannesburg (AFP) – South African Percy Tau scored two goals and created two as CAF Champions League title-holders Al Ahly of Egypt thumped 10-man Entente Setif of Algeria 4-0 on Saturday in their semi-final first leg. Tau opened and completed the scoring in Cairo, while Taher Mohamed and Mohamed Sherif also netted as 10-time champions Ahly took advantage of Setif …

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Nantes beat Nice to win French Cup final

Paris (AFP) – Nantes won the French Cup for the first time in 22 years on Saturday, beating Nice 1-0 in the final at the Stade de France. Ludovic Blas drilled home a penalty at the start of the second half to bring Nantes the club’s first major trophy since winning the Ligue 1 title in 2001. For much of …

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Alba strikes late as Barca secure top-four spot with Betis win

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona secured qualification for next season’s Champions League on Saturday as Jordi Alba’s 94th-minute winner against Real Betis guaranteed the Catalans’ place in the La Liga top four. Alba’s stinging injury-time volley snatched a 2-1 victory for Barca at the Benito Villamarin to ensure they will play in the Champions League next term, an achievement that is …

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