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Berkane sink Pirates on penalties to maintain Moroccan dominance

Uyo (Nigeria) (AFP) – Moroccan dominance of the CAF Confederation Cup continued in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday as Renaissance Berkane beat South Africans Orlando Pirates 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time. Youssef el Fahli scored his sixth goal of the second-tier African competition for Berkane seven minutes into extra time from a penalty awarded after the …

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Klopp refuses to dream of stunning Premier League title triumph

London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he has banished all thoughts of a dramatic finish to the Premier League season that sees the Reds take the title with a little help from former captain Steven Gerrard. Reigning champions Manchester City have a one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table ahead of Sunday’s final day …

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Ecuador World Cup spot at risk after potential ineligible player

Accusations that Ecuador fielded an ineligible player could hold the South American side from playing in the 2022 World Cup. The Chilean Soccer Federation filed a complaint that Byron Castillo used a false birth certificate and nationality. Therefore, the 23-year-old defender should not have been allowed to play in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying. After 18 games, Ecuador finished in fourth. …

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Barcelona set sights on Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry

  Word stemming from the Spanish media on Friday suggests that Barcelona are expressing a keen interest in a 2nd member of the attacking ranks of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The player in question? Serge Gnabry. As per a report from the reliable Cat Radio, Xavi Hernandez and co. have identified Gnabry as a prime target to reinforce the club’s …

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Real Madrid look to Liverpool after goalless draw with Real Betis

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid’s last game before the Champions League final against Liverpool ended in a goalless draw against Real Betis on Friday as Marcelo bid farewell to the Santiago Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti picked a strong side for Madrid’s last La Liga game of the season but with the title long sewn-up and the final in Paris just around …

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