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RB Leipzig win first German Cup trophy

Berlin (AFP) – Ten-man RB Leipzig lifted the German Cup at the third attempt on Saturday  winning 4-2 on penalties having fought back to draw 1-1 against Freiburg after extra-time. “To win with ten men says a lot about our mentality and I’m really proud. It’s great to finally get a first title,” said Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg. Maximilian Eggestein gave …

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Premier League’s most underrated XI in the 2021/22 season

The Premier League underrated XI does not consist of players from Liverpool or Manchester City. Everyone watches those teams week-in and week-out with their wealth of talent. Star players on big teams tend to receive all of the attention from fans and pundits around the world. Plenty of the ‘smaller’ teams in the Premier League have top performers. Here is …

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Marseille secure Champions League place as Bordeaux go down

Paris (AFP) – Marseille clinched automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League group stage on a final night of the French Ligue 1 season on Saturday that was dramatic beyond the announcement that Kylian Mbappe was staying at Paris Saint-Germain. Marseille began the day in third place — which only offered a place in the Champions League third qualifying round …

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La Rochelle boost Top 14 play-off hopes ahead of Euro final

Paris (AFP) – La Rochelle warmed up for next weekend’s European Champions Cup final with a 32-13 win over Stade Francais on Saturday which boosted their Top 14 play-off hopes. Pierre Popelin scored one of his team’s four tries for a personal haul of 17 points with Arthur Retiere, Romain Sazy and Pierre Boudehent also crossing. The win lifted La …

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Ten-man RB Leipzig win German Cup final on penalties

Berlin (AFP) – Ten-man RB Leipzig lifted the German Cup at the third attempt Saturday by winning the final 4-2 on penalties having fought back to draw 1-1 against Freiburg after extra-time. Maximilian Eggestein gave Freiburg an early lead at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium before Christopher Nkunku equalised inside 90 minutes after Leipzig had Marcel Halstenberg sent off. Leipzig’s triumph comes having lost …

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Fiorentina beat Juve to reach Conference League, Atalanta out of Europe

Milan (AFP) – Fiorentina will return to European football for the first time in five years after beating Juventus 2-0 to qualify for next season’s Conference League. Alfred Duncan’s finish on the stroke of half-time and Nicolas Gonzalez’s late penalty gave Vincenzo Italiano’s side the win they needed to guarantee continental competition. Fiorentina ensured seventh spot in Italy’s top flight, …

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