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    Cristiano Ronaldo in doubt for Messi's visit to Juventus

    AP, Some talking points ahead of the second round of games in the Champions League: NO RONALDO VS. MESSI? The highly anticipated matchup of Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi likely won't happen because Ronaldo has the coronavirus. Juventus has not reported many details of Ronaldo's status but the forward has not played since appearing for Portugal earlier this month and isn't...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    EPL leader Everton beaten 2-0 at Southampton for 1st loss

    AP, Premier League leader Everton slumped to its first defeat of the season and lost Lucas Digne to a second-half red card as Danny Ings inspired Southampton to a 2-0 win at St. Mary's Stadium. Ings is Southampton's top scorer this season but he turned provider against Everton, setting up James Ward-Prowse's 27th-minute opener with a delicate through-ball and then crossing to the far post...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    VAR takes center stage again in Spanish league

    AP, Video review attracted the wrong kind of attention again in the Spanish league after a disallowed goal in the 0-0 draw between Cádiz and Villarreal, a day after VAR helped to award a decisive penalty kick for Real Madrid in its 'clásico' win against Barcelona. Cádiz's first-half goal by Álvaro Negredo was called back for offside after a wait of nearly five minutes...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Crisis never far away for Zidane as Real Madrid doubts linger

    AFP, Real Madrid have released the pressure on Zinedine Zidane temporarily, with the next job to fix their dismal start in the Champions League. Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Clasico on Saturday swerved a third consecutive defeat after losses to Cadiz in La Liga and Shakhtar Donetsk. "There are always bad spells," said Sergio Ramos. "Hopefully this one has...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Real Sociedad back at top of La Liga after hammering Huesca

    AFP, Real Sociedad overtook Real Madrid on Sunday to reclaim their place at the top of La Liga after thrashing Huesca 4-1. Mikel Oyarzabal scored twice, including one from a penalty, before Portu and Alexander Isak rounded off an impressive victory after Rafa Mir had briefly pulled Huesca level. La Real go one point above Real Madrid, although having played one game more than the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Juventus held again as Kulusevski comes to the rescue

    Reuters, Juventus substitute Dejan Kulusevski rescued a point for the champions at home to Verona as they were held to another 1-1 draw in Serie A on Sunday. Andrea Favilli produced a remarkable six-minute cameo for the visitors when he came on in the 55th minute, put Verona ahead five minutes later and then went off injured. Juve, still missing Cristiano Ronaldo who was isolating after...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Olympique Lyonnais spring into life with Monaco rout

    Reuters, Olympique Lyonnais were in devastating form as they demolished visiting Monaco 4-1 to move up to sixth in the Ligue 1 standings on Sunday. Rudi Garcia's side, who are not playing in any European competition this season, prevailed thanks to goals by Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar and a Karl Toko Ekambi double while Monaco could only respond with a Wissam Ben Yedder penalty. The result...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    McKennie back for Juventus, Ronaldo still out with coronavirus

    AFP, US midfielder Weston McKennie has been included in Juventus' squad for Sunday's Serie A game against Hellas Verona after recovering from coronavirus, but Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo remains out. McKennie, 22, tested positive on October 14, a day after the 35-year-old Ronaldo, who tested positive while on international duty with Portugal. Ronaldo remains in isolation having...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Barcelona hit by Coutinho injury blow after defeat to Madrid

    Reuters, Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho injured his left hamstring in his side's 3-1 home defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday, effectively ruling him out of his side's Champions League showdown away to Juventus on Wednesday. A statement from Barca on Sunday said the Brazilian was unavailable due to the injury, without saying when he would return to action. Barca's most expensive...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Mumbai City complete loan move for HernĂ¡n Santana

    PTI, Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC on Sunday announced the signing of mid-fielder Hernán Santana ahead of the 2020-21 season. The 30-year old Spaniard joins the Islanders on a season-long loan from Spanish second division side Real Sporting de Gijón. Santana started his youth career at UD Las Palmas, progressing from their U-19 team to the B team, and eventually to...

    • 23 hrs ago