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Alaba free-kick gives Real Madrid win to start title defence

Madrid (AFP) – David Alaba scored with a stunning free-kick immediately after coming on as a substitute as reigning champions Real Madrid came from behind to beat Almeria 2-1 in their opening game of the season in La Liga on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s side trailed to an early goal by Largie Ramazani away against their newly-promoted opponents, but Lucas Vazquez …

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Chippa inflict first loss on Orlando Pirates’ new ‘plumber’ coach

Johannesburg (AFP) – Perennial strugglers Chippa United shocked Orlando Pirates 1-0 on Sunday in a South African Premiership third-round match, condemning new Spanish coach Jose Riveiro to his first loss.    Tanzanian Abdi Banda netted four minutes from time for the Gqeberha-based club, rising unchallenged to powerfully nod a corner past Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori. The goal stunned Pirates supporters, …

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Alexis Sanchez makes Marseille debut in Brest draw

Paris (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to make his debut for Marseille as his new club drew 1-1 with Brest in Ligue 1 on Sunday. The Chilean forward was named among the substitutes by coach Igor Tudor for the game in Brittany, four days after signing a one-year contract. He was introduced at the start of the …

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Juventus gets a boost as McKennie returns from injuryJuvefc.com

Juventus has been handed a massive boost ahead of their season opener against Sassuolo, as Weston McKennie has returned to training. The American missed most of the club’s preseason because of a shoulder problem and he was expected to be out of action for around a month. With Paul Pogba also pulling up, Juve has been desperate to add new …

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Hojbjerg scores controversial equaliser at Stamford Bridge

Tottenham have levelled the match at 1-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a lovely striker from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg The goal came in controversial fashion after Kai Havertz was fouled in his own half by Rodrigo Bentancur but play was allowed to continue and it resulted in a Spurs goal. As the ball moved up the pitch, Chelsea’s Jorginho lost the ball …

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Manchester United open negotiations for La Liga striker Raul de Tomas

Manchester United have reportedly opened negotiations for Espanyol forward Raul de Tomas. According to a recent tweet by the Spanish journalist Pedro Morata of Cope, negotiations between the Red Devils and the Spanish forward have begun for a possible transfer fee of around  £25m (€30m). ? Noticia @partidazocope ? Informa @pedro_morata ? Negociación abierta entre el @ManUtd y @RaulDeTomas9 ? …

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Journalist aims a dig at Declan Rice for his performance vs. Forest

Reporting for iNews, journalist Joe Short wasn’t impressed by West Ham skipper for his performance in loss against Nottingham Forest today. Hammers suffered a tough loss on the road with Declan Rice missing a penalty with a chance to level the game in second half. The 1-0 loss means West Ham are scoreless in the first two games of the …

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