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Rashford’s stunning cameo shows Solskjær is using deep squad wisely | Paul Wilson

Forward’s hat-trick off the bench and substitute role for Fernandes in 5-0 win are signs of Manchester United strengthOle Gunnar Solskjær keeps saying that having too many good players to use all at once is a sign of Manchester United’s standing and am…

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Dembélé and Messi restore order to Barcelona’s chaos against Juventus

There were times in Turin when you could just about glimpse the Barcelona that had once been, and the Barcelona they were trying to become. For a club desperate to shrug off its fetid present, that at least must represent progress. Ousmane Dembélé’s ea…

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Marcus Rashford hits hat-trick off bench as Manchester United thrash RB Leipzig

Manchester United are showing admirable aplomb in their Champions League campaign. On Wednesday night they emphatically beat RB Leipzig, last season’s semi-finalists, to complement victory over runners-up, Paris Saint-Germain, in their Group H opener. …

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Moise Kean double earns PSG win over Basaksehir but Neymar goes off injured

Istanbul Basaksehir 0-2 PSG (Kean 64, 79)Neymar forced off with thigh problem in first halfOn-loan forward Moise Kean scored twice and Kylian Mbappé grabbed two assists as Paris Saint-Germain overcame a sluggish start and a first-half injury to Neymar …

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Hakim Ziyech stars as Chelsea crush Krasnodar in Champions League

This time Chelsea had the attacking flair to go with the defensive stability. Roman Abramovich picked a good moment to watch a Frank Lampard team in competitive action for the first time. Assured from back to front, Chelsea fought for a third consecuti…

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Manchester United v RB Leipzig: Champions League – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at Old TraffordLive scoreboard | Follow Krasnodar v Chelsea hereAny comments? Email Paul or get in touch via Twitter 7.30pm GMT Julian Nagelsmann wants his team to show what they’re all about today: “We have come here …

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Krasnodar v Chelsea: Champions League – live!

Live updates from the 5.55pm kick-off in RussiaHavertz has started slowly but he will come goodEmail scott.murray.casual@theguardian.com 6.30pm GMT 35 min: Chilwell makes good ground down the left and pulls back for Werner, waiting in space in the box …

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Krasnodar v Chelsea: Champions League – live!

Live updates from the 5.55pm kick-off in RussiaHavertz has started slowly but he will come goodEmail scott.murray.casual@theguardian.com 6.30pm GMT 35 min: Chilwell makes good ground down the left and pulls back for Werner, waiting in space in the box …

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Kai Havertz has started slowly for Chelsea but he will come good soon

In all four of his seasons at Bayer Leverkusen, Havertz improved dramatically after the Christmas breakBy Josh Wright for WhoScoredLanguishing mid-table with only two wins from their opening six Premier League matches, Chelsea are yet to reach the dizz…

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‘I will tackle Solskjær’: Bayern fan Nagelsmann jokes of revenge at Manchester Untied – video

RB Leipzig manager Julian Naglesmann has planned to exact revenge on Ole Gunnar Solskjær as his side head to Old Trafford in the Champions League. The German is a Bayern Munich fan and he was asked by a reporter how he felt coming up against the player…

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Champions League round-up: Real rally to snatch 2-2 draw at Mönchengladbach

Real Madrid avoid fourth straight European loss in GermanyInter held by Shakhtar as João Félix shines for AtléticoReal Madrid scored two goals in the final minutes with Karim Benzema and Casemiro to rescue a 2-2 draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach in thei…

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Liverpool maintain perfect start against Midtjylland but lose Fabinho to injury

Liverpool have reached the top of their Champions League group and joint-top of the Premier League in three games without the cornerstone of their defence but victory over Midtjylland came at a price for Jürgen Klopp. Fabinho, shifted into central defe…

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Ferran Torres opens the scoring as Manchester City beat Marseille

Manchester City are cruising in Group C, this second victory giving Pep Guardiola’s team a maximum six points. Until Ilkay Gündogan’s second Marseille still had a glimmer but, really, their visitors had toyed with them throughout. The German’s goal cam…

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Frank Lampard wants homegrown managers to be shown more respect

Chelsea face Krasnodar in Champions League on WednesdayLampard: ‘We have managers at home who can do the jobs’Frank Lampard has called on homegrown managers to be shown more respect after becoming only the second Englishman to manage in two Champions L…

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Marseille v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at Stade VélodromeLive scoreboard: follow all Tuesday’s games!And you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.19pm GMT Those teams: Aymeric Laporte is back on the pitch for Manchester City for the first time since the…

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Liverpool v Midtjylland: Champions League – live!

All the latest from the 8pm GMT kick-off at AnfieldAlisson puts quick return down to faith and hard workEmail Paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.09pm GMT As you can see from the line-ups below, Klopp has decided to rest his first-choice front three, with Moha…

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Alisson puts quick Liverpool return down to faith and hard work

Goalkeeper came back at weekend after four games outBrazilian set to face FC Midtjylland in Champions LeagueThe Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has attributed his rapid recovery from injury to prayer and six-hour daily rehabilitation sessions at Melwood.A…

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Europe’s richest clubs want a super league: perhaps it’s best to let the greedy go | Jonathan Wilson

If the insatiable elite want to follow the IPL’s example, then let them if it helps counter football’s growing predictabilityConsider the start of this season. What do you see? Do the chaotic results – Manchester City letting in five, Manchester United…

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‘Things need to change’: Zidane reacts to Real Madrid’s shock defeat to Shakhtar – video

Zinedine Zidane admitted it was ‘a bad match and a bad night’ after his Real Madrid side lost at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League Group B opener on Wednesday. The Ukrainian team had been depleted by coronavirus cases and were playing …

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Joe Gomez recovers from shaky start to offer hope of filling Van Dijk void | Ed Aarons

Liverpool centre-back remains a work in progress but his makeshift partnership with Fabinho just about kept Ajax out It was hardly a first touch that was going to inspire confidence. Barely 70 seconds had passed at the Amsterdam Arena when Joe Gomez to…