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European roundup: Karim Benzema double fires Real Madrid to the top

Milan’s title hopes fade as Inter move a step closerDortmund stay in top-four race with Wolfsburg in thirdA first-half double from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid cruise to a 3-0 victory away to Cádiz that moved them top of La Liga. Related: Agnelli’s…

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Bundesliga: Schalke relegated as Bayern close on title with win over Leverkusen

Schalke’s 33-year Bundesliga run ends after 1-0 loss to BielefeldBayern open 10-point gap at top as Leipzig lose in CologneSchalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years on Tuesday after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers A…

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Hansi Flick tells Bayern Munich he wants to leave club at end of season

Coach announces decision after 3-2 win against WolfsburgFlick has been linked with the Germany managerial roleBayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says he has informed the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, making the announcement after his si…

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Bayern Munich feel the heat on two counts as PSG loom after Union blow | Andy Brassell

Hansi Flick brought in new faces with Tuesday in mind but dropped points gave hope to RB Leipzig belowHansi Flick’s biggest expression of frustration on Saturday afternoon was saved for five minutes from the end of normal time, when a dogged Union Berl…

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European roundup: Bayern Munich held at home by Union Berlin

Weakened Bundesliga leaders concede late equaliserLeipzig five points behind after win at Werder BremenBundesliga leaders Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at home against Union Berlin on Saturday after conceding an 86th minute equaliser through Mar…

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Dortmund deep in the doldrums as meeting with Manchester City looms | Andy Brassell

Borussia Dortmund are seven points off the top four and may face a wait for big Champions League nights beyond this seasonAs the full-time whistle sounded, Eintracht Frankfurt’s coaching staff embraced but tried to hold something back, conscious that t…

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Hertha Berlin’s Arne Friedrich: ‘Focus on the joy of the game, not fear of losing’

The sporting director places emotional regulation of the players at the centre of his philosophy. Psychology is the starting point to success, he tells Fabrizio RomanoIt has been a rollercoaster few months for Arne Friedrich. The former Hertha Berlin d…

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European roundup: Neymar sees red as Lille grab title initiative against PSG

Real Madrid warm up for Liverpool with win over EibarBayern edge past Leipzig, Frankfurt beat DortmundLille leapfrogged Paris St-Germain to grab the lead in Ligue 1 on Saturday after Jonathan David found the back of the net in a 1-0 win over the French…

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Dortmund’s decline gives Haaland the hump and clouds Raiola’s grand plan | Andy Brassell

The Norwegian goal machine is obsessed by the Champions League but he may have to move to play in it next seasonEven for a man who is making racing through his footballing to-do list his calling card, it was an abrupt exit. It was “exactly 14 seconds a…

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Juventus beaten at home by Benevento in hammer blow to fading title hopes

Adolfo Gaich winner leaves Juve 10 points behind InterHertha Berlin boost survival bid with win over LeverkusenJuventus’ faint hopes of catching Serie A leaders Inter suffered a hammer blow on Sunday as they were beaten 1-0 at home by struggling Beneve…

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European roundup: Bayern win while drone protest halts Athletic Bilbao

Ten-man European champions thrash Stuttgart 4-0Drone used to oppose Euro 2020 games in BilbaoGerman champions and leaders Bayern Munich retained their four-point cushion at the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-0 home rout of Stuttgart on Saturday with Ro…

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Familiar feeling for Leverkusen as shock defeat follows statement win | Andy Brassell

Peter Bosz’s side looked to be back on track after winning at Gladbach, then lost at home to struggling Arminia BielefeldThe fall is always, it seems, on the way after the slippery part of the road has been negotiated. In a difficult start to 2021 for …

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European roundup: Benzema rescues Real to close gap on Atlético

• La Liga leaders held to goalless draw by ten-man Getafe• Robert Lewandowski scores to reach Bundesliga milestoneKarim Benzema rescued Real Madrid again by scoring two late goals to snatch a 2-1 win at home to Elche in La Liga. Related: Dinamo Zagreb’…

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Crystal Palace v West Brom, Football League and more – live clockwatch!

Updates from Saturday’s afternoon kick-offsLive scoreboard: the latest from today’s matchesAnd you can contact Simon by email or on Twitter 2.46pm GMT Roy Hodgson takes umbrage at the idea that this afternoon’s game isn’t as vital for Crystal Palace as…

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Want to compare keepers fairly? Take a deep dive into their clean sheets

It’s tempting to rate keepers by the number of clean sheets they keep, but some clean sheets are more impressive than others By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe phrase “lies, damned lies and statistics” is one that football statisticians hear regularly…

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RB Leipzig’s Angeliño: ‘The pressure is more on Liverpool than us’

The full-back is relishing Wednesday’s Champions League second leg and says his manager Julian Nagelsmann ‘can coach anywhere’There is a brazen directness to Angeliño that is equally evident when he speaks as when he plays. On the field, he tears up th…

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Lewandowski v Haaland, Bayern and Dortmund in microcosm | Andy Brassell

After six consecutive defeats at Bayern by an aggregate of 26-3, there were mixed feelings after Dortmund’s latest Klassiker lossAs Erling Haaland sat on the bench, right boot and sock off, the reasons for his glum demeanour stretched beyond discomfort…

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Lewandowski hits hat-trick in Bayern’s comeback triumph against Dortmund

The champions Bayern Munich came from two goals down to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on Saturday with a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, to remain two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. Related: Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga –…

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Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga – live!

Bundesliga updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offIlkay Gündogan: ‘A surgeon wanted to put a big screw in my back’And feel free to email Scott with your thoughts 5.06pm GMT RB Leipzig have taken over from Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga table. They’ve…

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Have doomed Schalke finally hit rock bottom after latest thrashing? | Andy Brassell

Die Königsblauen are once again searching for a new head coach after Christian Gross’ departure, but few will be tempted by the poisoned chalice Ultimately, there were few surprises. Avoidable goals conceded from set-pieces. A threatened second-half re…