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Will Jesse Marsch’s move to Europe stop the jokes about US coaches?

Coaches who start their careers in MLS have often been treated as walking punchlines in Europe. But that perception may be changingMinutes before kick off, Domènec Torrent and Chris Armas shook hands on the touchline. This, a derby match between New Yo…

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Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup

While events in Russia have hogged the headlines, the market has rolled along. Catch up on the summer’s big deals in Europe’s top leaguesThe Unai Emery era has begun at Arsenal, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving and…

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Germany open World Cup defence to backdrop of fears over the future | Donald McRae

The Nationalmannschaft are enjoying unprecedented success but, according to the experts, the domestic game is awash with troubling developmentsOn a lazy Sunday afternoon in Berlin, while the rest of the city sinks into summery lethargy, Uli Hesse is ha…

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Transfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the moves in the top leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany as well as club-by-club guides for all the ins and outs this summer Continue reading…

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Riotous final day captures the paradoxes of Bundesliga 2017-18 | Andy Brassell

There has been plenty of entertainment but it has been an unusual and not always satisfying season in GermanyThe clock, since you asked, kept on ticking. As the curtain fell on Hamburger SV’s unbroken presence in top flight since the Bundesliga’s forma…

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Hamburg suffer historic relegation and leave Bundesliga with a bang

A 2-1 home victory against Mönchengladbach was in vain for the Bundesliga’s only ever-present club thanks to Wolfsburg’s win, and fireworks and flares rained down at the endThe city of Hamburg has seen significant regeneration in the last decade. In an…

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The top 10 breakthrough stars of the season in Europe’s big leagues

Some exciting talent has emerged across Europe this season, from Liverpool to Lyon and LeverkusenBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkTrent Alexander-Arnold has profited from injuries to both Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez over the…

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Mainz use Klopp masterclass to topple Dortmund and seal survival | Andy Brassell

Sandro Schwarz’s team pulled off one of the shocks of the weekend – and they were inspired by highlights of Liverpool“Und das Reste ist Party,” as ZDF’s Das Aktuelle Sportstudio put it. The best nights out are often spontaneous ones and so it proved fo…

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European roundup: Ademola Lookman sends Bundesliga survival fight to wire

• Everton loanee hits double to leave Hamburg and Wolfsburg in peril• Valencia qualify for Champions League after Betis lose at BilbaoThe scrap for Bundesliga survival between Hamburg and Wolfsburg will go to the final day of the season after both fell…

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The Premier League outcasts who are flourishing across Europe this season

Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne needed two attempts in the Premier League. Perhaps these players will be the sameBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkFootball clubs can be quick to write off foreign imports as flops if they do n…

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Hamburg launch their greatest Bundesliga escape attempt of all | Andy Brassell

Just a fortnight ago, HSV were staring squarely down the barrel of a first-ever relegation. Now they’re out to make historyTeetering on the edge of the precipice might be a near-annual occurrence but this time, they’re balancing on one leg, juggling an…

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The statistics and tactics that explain how Wolves won the Championship

Wolves built a lot of their success this season on the passing ability of their centre-backs and defensive midfieldersBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe race for the final automatic promotion spot in the Championship took an…

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Hoffenheim hit the heights to make Nagelsmann more desirable than ever | Andy Brassell

Coach’s stock has risen again after managing a heavy workload expertly to bring his club into the Champions League reckoningIt was, according to Julian Nagelsmann, “a strange game”, as he resisted basking in the latest episode of his Hoffenheim side’s …

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European roundup: Napoli win cuts Juve’s Serie A lead to four points

• Two sent off in first 15 minutes in Lazio’s 4-3 win at Fiorentina• Niko Kovac’s Eintracht Frankfurt reach German Cup finalNapoli twice came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2 and cut Juventus’s lead at the top of Serie A to four points after the Turin s…

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Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkRyan Sessegnon won’t fo…

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Players called back to pitch for penalty during half-time amid Mainz VAR chaos

• Mainz v Freiburg referee called half-time after rejecting penalty• VAR official spotted handball and players recalled for spot-kickMainz’s Bundesliga match against Freiburg could be set for a place in the record books after the home side scored just …

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Domenico Tedesco’s bravery returns joy and European football to Schalke

The 32-year-old coach has transformed Schalke with a defender three years his senior and victory over Dortmund in the Revierderby left them on the verge of the Champions LeagueIt began with a 31-year-old rookie boss, with just months of head coaching e…

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European roundup: Donnarumma dents Napoli title hopes with wonder save

• Last-gasp save earns Milan 0-0 draw at San Siro• Schalke see off Dortmund in Bundesliga derbyGianluigi Donnarumma produced a stunning save from Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time as Milan held Napoli at the San Siro to further damage their opponents’ f…

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Bayern Munich confirm Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as manager

• Eintracht Frankfurt manager to take up post in July• Kovac has agreed three-year deal to manage BayernBayern Munich have confirmed that Niko Kovac will take over as the club’s new manager in July.The 46-year-old former Croatia midfielder will succeed…

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Who should win the Premier League young player of the year award?

Peter Barnes was the last City player to win the award. Who deserves it more this season: Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sané?By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe votes for the PFA Player of the Year awards have been cast and the od…