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    Barcelona keep La Liga title hopes alive

    Bengaluru, July 6: Barcelona thrashed Villarreal 4-1 in an away game to keep their La Liga title hopes alive even as leaders Real Madrid extended their stay at top with a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao. An own goal from Pau Torres put Barcelona in front in the third minute, with Villarreal's Gerard Moreno levelling on the rebound in the 14th before the visitors restored their lead through an outstanding...

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    Liverpool not focused on records, says Klopp

    Liverpool are on course to beat Manchester City's mark of 100 points in a Premier League campaign but the champions are not focused on breaking records, manager Juergen Klopp has said. Liverpool, who won 2-0 at Aston Villa on Sunday thanks to goals by Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones, need 12 points from their final five games to beat City's tally from the 2017-18 season. 'We didn't come here and have the...

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    Pep Guardiola at a loss to explain Manchester City defeats

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is struggling to understand why his team score so many goals and limit the opposition to so few chances but have still lost nine Premier League matches this season. City, who relinquished the league title to Liverpool, lost 1-0 at Southampton on Sunday despite dominating possession (73%) and peppering the Saints goal with more than 20 shots....

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    Manchester City lose 1-0 at Southampton after moment of magic by Adams

    Che Adams scored from a spectacular long-range lob for his first goal for Southampton to earn a surprising 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. Making his 30th appearance of a frustrating first season at the club, Adams pounced on a loose ball after City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko was dispossessed. Adams struck a curling first-time effort from...

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    Lionel Messi will finish career at Barcelona, says club president

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that captain Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine no longer wishes to renew his current contract when it expires next year. 'Messi has said he will end his working and footballing life at Barca,' Bartomeu told Spanish network Movistar after his side beat Villarreal 4-1 away...

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    Barcelona outclass Villarreal after recent disappointments

    Barcelona responded to a trying week by producing a scintillating display to thrash Villarreal 4-1 away on Sunday and stay alive in the Liga title race. The Catalans had drawn their last two matches to hand more momentum to league leaders Real Madrid but Sunday's win took them to 73 points after 34 games, four behind their arch-rivals who won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao earlier in the day. ...

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    Cristiano Ronaldo relieved to score off free-kick: Juventus boss Sarri

    Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri said that Cristiano Ronaldo was relieved to have finally broken his duck from free-kick situations. Ronaldo scored from a free-kick on Saturday against local rivals Torino. While the Portuguese star was known for his proficiency from dead-ball situations at his previous clubs, this was the first time that he scored from a free-kick since...

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    Guardiola: Man City defeat not a question of needing new players

    London, July 6: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola does not believe Sunday's surprise Premier League loss to Southampton highlights the need for the club to sign new players. Guardiola's City suffered their third consecutive away defeat in the Premier League after going down 0-1 to Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday. After routing newly crowned champions Liverpool...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    With goals, Dybala celebrates Covid-19 recovery

    Standing bare feet on the grass, arms wide, Paulo Dybala is looking skywards in the Instagram post. 'My face says it all, I'm finally cured from Covid-19,' is his message. The post came nearly 45 days after the Juventus forward had tested positive on March 22. In an early April video, Dybala had spoken of 'being tired very quickly' at training and being 'short of breath after five minutes'. After...

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    Liverpool make triumphant Anfield return as English champ

    They walked out to another guard of honour, with a huge rectangular banner high up in the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand reading: 'Liverpool FC - Champions Again'. Liverpool's players were back home at Anfield for the first time since winning a first English league title since 1990. It was a triumphant return, too. Lacking the intensity and precision that brought the team the title in...

    • 5 hrs ago

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