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Irresponsible referee revolts Wenger Champions League England Germany Latest News 

Irresponsible referee revolts Wenger

Arsene Wenger said he was "revolted" by the referee after his "brave" Arsenal side suffered a last-16 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich Referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos denied the hosts a penalty when 1-0 up before later awarding one for a Laurent Koscielny foul on Robert Lewandowski. Koscielny was sent off as Arsenal lost 5-1 on Tuesday and 10-2 on aggregate. "The penalty and red card are absolutely unexplainable and scandalous," Gunners boss Wenger said. "It's irresponsible from the referee. It leaves me very angry and very frustrated." Arsenal faced an…

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Hannover hire Heldt after sacking general manager and sporting director Germany Latest News 

Hannover hire Heldt after sacking general manager and sporting director

HANNOVER, Germany — German second-division side Hannover have sacked their general manager and sporting director to make way for former Schalke GM Horst Heldt. Hannover, who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season, say Martin Bader and sporting director Christian Moeckel have been let go "with immediate effect." Supervisory board members decided "the club's sporting leadership needs to be changed" to secure their immediate top-flight return.

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Chelsea are almost unstoppable England Latest News 

Chelsea are almost unstoppable

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola saw his side move back to third place in the Premier League but warned that leaders Chelsea "are almost unstoppable." Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane left City eight points behind Antonio Conte's team, who face West Ham on Monday. Guardiola told his postmatch news conference: "It's three more points. We are there behind, of course, Chelsea because they are almost unstoppable. "It's a pity that the distance between us and Chelsea is so big. "We started the season winning 10 games in a…

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Benzema impact Real Madrid display Latest News Spain 

Benzema impact Real Madrid display

Shorn of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata, the Frenchman came up big with two goals to see off the Basques Zinedine Zidane hailed Karim Benzema's impact against Eibar and felt the forward was part of an impressive all-round Real Madrid performance. Madrid romped to a 4-1 away victory and were three goals up within 29 minutes despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata while resting the likes of Marcelo and Toni Kroos as part of eight changes ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game at Napoli….

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Alexis Sanchez wants to quit Arsenal England English Premier League Latest News Transfer Window 

Alexis Sanchez wants to quit Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez wants to quit Arsenal at the end of the season after the humiliation of being dropped by Arsene Wenger for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool. The Chilean’s relationship with Wenger, the Arsenal coaches and his team-mates has become strained — culminating in a bust-up after Sanchez stormed off the training pitch in the build-up to the trip to Anfield. He has resolved to look for a new club this summer and the club are aware of his intentions. Sources say Wenger has been unimpressed with Sanchez’s attitude, particularly…

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Vancouver sign attacker from Salzburg Austria Latest News 

Vancouver sign attacker from Salzburg

The Vancouver Whitecaps signed attacker Yordy Reyna from Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg on Monday. Reyna signed a two-year deal with the MLS club, who hold options for a further two seasons and used targeted allocation money to acquire the 23-year-old. The Peru internation has scored 14 goals in 41 league appearances with Red Bull Salzburg and Grodig over the past three seasons.

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RB Leipzig relaxed over possible European Germany Latest News 

RB Leipzig relaxed over possible European

RB Leipzig's CEO has said "there is no nervousness" about the prospect of a ban from European competition for having the same owner as Austrian side RB Salzburg. A report in Salzburger Nachrichten on Wednesday suggested that UEFA has indicated that only one Red Bull club will be able to play in Europe if both sides were to qualify. RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg are both owned by Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which also owns New York Red Bulls as well as two Formula One teams.

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Brexit, Trump, Ranieri all strange England Latest News 

Brexit, Trump, Ranieri all strange

Jurgen Klopp says it was a "strange decision" for Leicester City to sack Claudio Ranieri — comparing it to other major world events in recent months — though he is not expecting anything different when his Liverpool side face them on Monday. Ranieri was dismissed by Leicester on Thursday night, just nine months after guiding the club to their first Premier League title win. Liverpool travel to the King Power Stadium on Monday, with assistant manager Craig Shakespeare and first-team coach Mike Stowell taking charge of Leicester until a new manager…

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Marcus Rashford must be patient to become a star Latest News Others 

Marcus Rashford must be patient to become a star

One year ago, Marcus Rashford was an unknown teenager, focusing as much on his end-of-year exams at Ashton-on-Mersey School as the day-to-day grind of earning a place in Manchester United's Under-21 team. Then 18, the Manchester-born forward was so far down the pecking order at Old Trafford that he had reporters and supporters alike searching the internet for information when, after Anthony Martial suffered an injury during the prematch warm-up, Rashford was named in the starting XI for the Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford on Feb….

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Messi is the best of all time Latest News Spain 

Messi is the best of all time

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the best player of all time, according to Sevilla attacker Stevan Jovetic. Jovetic, 27, has made a bright start to life in Spain since joining Jorge Sampaoli's team on loan from Inter in January. Now playing in La Liga with the two players considered the world's best in Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Jovetic has weighed into the debate regarding who is better. "Messi is the best, no-one can better him," the Montenegro international told La Liga Santander.   "When you see him, he makes…

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