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Lacazette scores on return as Lyon edge Ajaccio in season opener

Paris (AFP) – Alexandre Lacazette scored on his return to Lyon as the hosts edged promoted Ajaccio 2-1 in a hard-fought Ligue 1 opener on Friday where both sides finished with ten men. Former France international Lacazette has returned on a free transfer five years after he joined Arsenal for a then club record fee of £46.5 million ($58 million). …

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MLS Ticker: D.C. United signs Christian Benteke, Miazga joins FC Cincinnati, and more

Wayne Rooney and D.C. United made one of the final big splashes of transfer news near the MLS transfer deadline, which came Thursday. D.C. United announced the signing of Christian Benteke, an ex-Liverpool and Crystal Palace striker and Belgian international. Benteke will be a Designated Player and his contract is reportedly two-and-a-half years. “Christian is a top player who has …

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Juventus still interested in buying AS Roma man ZanioloJuvefc.com

Juventus remains interested in a move for Nicolo Zaniolo despite it appearing as though they have turned to other transfer targets. The attacker has been on their radar for a long time and they initially considered him the replacement for Paulo Dybala. However, the Bianconeri have brought Angel di Maria to their squad and they are also linked with a …

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Ivan Toney could return to Newcastle United as striker hunt continues

It can take time for a player to properly develop and actually find their level, so past performance should never be the only thing taken into consideration when evaluating a signing target. Newcastle United fans will remember Ivan Toney as the prospect who was never good enough for the first team rather than the free-scoring striker he became at Peterborough, …

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‘Feels normal’ as Bayern rout Frankfurt 6-1 in Bundesliga opener

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said he didn’t mind if it was beginning to feel “normal” for his team to win the title, after thrashing an overwhelmed Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 away at Deutsche Bank Park on Friday. Munich got their quest for an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title off to the best possible start, with teenage forward Jamal …

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William Saliba’s debut stats for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

It’s taken some time for William Saliba to work his way into the Arsenal side, and it eventually reached a point where you wondered if he might have to leave to earn regular playing time on a permanent basis. He proved he could play consistently for a huge club at Marseille last season and there were plenty of noises about …

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Arsenal see off Palace in strong start to Premier League season

London (AFP) – Arsenal ensured there was no repeat of their disastrous start to last season as Mikel Arteta’s men saw off Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday to open the 30th season of the Premier League. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 at Brentford on the opening night of last year’s season, which triggered their worst start to a league campaign …

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