Preview: Rangers vs. Lyon 

September 16, 2021

Scottish Premiership champions Rangers will host Ligue 1 giants Lyon in their opening Group A clash of the Europa League on Thursday night. The two sides last faced each other in the 2007-08 Champions League group stages, and on both occasions the away side won 3-0. After an historic invincible title triumph last season, Rangers were hoping to follow that up with qualification for the Champions League. However, a disappointing…

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UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

June 25, 2021

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra-time. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. “However, the question of its abolition has been debated…

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Preview: Netherlands vs. Georgia

June 6, 2021

The Netherlands will complete their preparations for Euro 2020 with a friendly against Georgia at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede on Sunday evening. Frank de Boer’s side played out a 2-2 draw with Scotland in their last match on Wednesday, while Georgia will enter the contest off the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 success away to Romania. Memphis Depay scored twice for the Netherlands in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Scotland,…

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Barcelona v Real Madrid: Mourinho Vows To Turn Tables In Nou Camp

TEAM NEWS Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola could play the same XI that won 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu last week. Goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto replaces Victor Valdes – the 36-year-old understudy has played every cup match this season. David Villa is out with a broken leg, while Mali’s Seydou Keita is away at the African Cup of Nations. Jose Mourinho has said controversial Real defender Pepe will play if fit….

January 25, 2012
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“I Wont Leave Real” Says Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has not created divisions within his squad, ahead of the Blancos’ Copa Del Rey quarter-final with Barcelona on Wednesday. Punto Pelota reported on Sunday that the Portuguese trainer would vacate his post in June, and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was the mole who leaked the story which allegedly saw team-mate Sergio Ramos participate in a bust-up with the coach in training. However,…

January 24, 2012
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Mourinho Not Worried By The Jeers From The Fans

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said he is not worried by the jeers from fans in the 4-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Mourinho received whistles from the Santiago Bernabeu crowd during the match as the fans presumably protested against the club’s inability to overcome Barcelona in direct confrontation. “There is no problem, it did not happen to me at Porto, Chelsea or Inter, but there is always a…

January 23, 2012
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