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Manchester United to pay tribute to Nigerian fans killed in Calabar

  Manchester United has revealed plans to honour Nigerian football fans who died last week following an accident in the south-eastern city of Calabar. The tragedy, which claimed the lives of at least seven people, happened when an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV. The English club tweeted that its players will wear black ...

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Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley

    Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a see-saw contest, Joshua dropping the former unified world champion in the fifth round, before being ...

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Antonio Conte wants Chelsea, Tottenham to kick off at same time

Premier League title rivals Chelsea and Tottenham should kick off their last three matches of the season at the same time, says Blues boss Antonio Conte. Leaders Chelsea will temporarily go seven points clear if they win at Everton on Sunday (14:05 BST) before Spurs entertain Arsenal (16:30 BST). But Conte wants his side and Spurs to start the last ...

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The statistics behind El Clasico

Sunday’s El Clasico is as hotly anticipated a clash between the two giants of the Spanish game as there has been in recent memory with the LaLiga title potentially being decided, however there are a number of statistics behind the match that help set the stage for such an encounter. Real Madrid and Barcelona have been competing with each other ...

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Pique: Juventus deserve to progress, they can win the tournament

  It was a perfectly delivered masterclass by Juventus on Wednesday as Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League 3-0 on aggregate with Gerard Pique suggesting that the Italian giants deserved to progress and could in fact go on to win the tournament.Massimiliano Allegri’s charges were aggressive in their pressing and defending their 3-0 first-leg lead for their lives as ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 100 Champions League goals

  Cristiano Ronaldo brace ended a run of six games without a goal in the competition and took his tally up to 100 in Champions League competition. The Portuguese forward now has four strikes in this season’s tournament. More importantly, however, it means he is the first player to find the net 100 times in European club competition. It was ...

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Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini make peace

  After the biting incident at the 2014 World Cup, all eyes were on Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini during the Juventus-Barcelona clash, but the pair quickly buried the hatchet.They were pictured with arms around each other, indicating that what had happened previously was now forgotten.In the 2015 Champions League final, the defender was ruled out at the last minute, ...

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Another Barcelona debacle

  Barcelona’s Champions League aspirations are once again in serious trouble after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus in their quarter-final first leg on Tuesday night at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.The reigning Serie A champions put on a masterclass of football from back to front and a first-half brace from Paulo Dybala and a second-half header from Giorgio Chiellini have ...

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