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Roma woes find temporary relief with win amid Pallotta protests | Paolo Bandini

Before the unconvincing win over Genoa, banners and posters appeared all over the city telling Roma’s president to ‘go home’It is sometimes said, in a sporting context, that winning cures all ills. But not in Italy’s capital city. Roma beat Genoa 3-2 a…

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Chelsea fans spoken to by police after reports of antisemitic chanting on train

• Three fans talked to by officers after Brighton game• This follows other alleged incidents of racism and antisemitismThree Chelsea supporters were spoken to by police after officers received reports of antisemitic chanting on a train carrying fans af…

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In defence of Lyon manager Bruno Génésio

The Lyon boss is mocked regularly but reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League is a real achievementBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon were without a win in four games before they played Monaco on Sunday on night….

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Europa League: last 32 draw – live!

Updates and news from them the 12pm GMT drawChampions League draw: PSG for Mourinho, Liverpool face BayernSign up now for The Fiver, our free football emailFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.08pm GMT Sasic is asked how she thinks the G…

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Xherdan Shaqiri ‘not surprised’ by shot tally against ‘defensive’ United

• Liverpool player hopeful of bringing title to Anfield• ‘I’m not surprised. We know United plays defensively’Xherdan Shaqiri has said it was no surprise Liverpool registered 36 shots against Manchester United given their defensive approach under José …

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Even a José Mourinho gripped by defensive dogma was better than this | Jonathan Wilson

This feels like a manager shaking a kaleidoscope and hoping for the best – clinging on until you can throw Marouane Fellaini at a problem should not be a long-term planSome time, this purgatory must end. Some time, even a board as laissez-faire as Manc…

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Champions League: PSG await for Mourinho and Liverpool face Bayern

Spurs set for Dortmund test in last 16 of competitionManchester City land Schalke; Atlético meet JuventusManchester United face a monumental task to progress in the Champions League after being drawn to play Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, while Li…

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Death of Christian Gentner’s father at Stuttgart puts game into perspective | Andy Brassell

Stuttgart’s struggles this season paled into insignificance after the death of the father of one of their totemic playersWhen it’s all about the show, it’s easy to overdramatise results, moments, little victories, setbacks. In a season in which VfB Stu…

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Champions League: last 16 draw – live!

Draw starts at 11am GMT | How far will the 16 teams go?Sign up now for The Fiver, our free football emailFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.29am GMT Over on Uefa, they have managed to ask dozens of famous players at Champions League cl…

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José Mourinho safe for now amid business as usual at Manchester United

• No change of manager after defeat at Liverpool• Mourinho has clear week to prepare for Cardiff tripJosé Mourinho is safe as Manchester United manager for the immediate future, with it being business as usual for the 55-year-old despite Sunday’s insip…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen to Barcelona?

Today’s tittle-tattle does not wish it could be Christmas every day The word on Las Ramblas is that Barcelona are in the market for a central defender and have made a formal bid for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen. The 22-year-old Dane has found opportun…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Southampton have had an instant new-manager bounce while Huddersfield and Fulham look as if they must spendMaurizio Sarri fell short of accusing his players of complacency, but admitted something strange keeps happening when his Chelsea team appear to …

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European round-up: Barça go clear at top thanks to Lionel Messi hat-trick

• Levante 0-5 Barcelona; Sevilla 2-0 Girona• Ajax thrash De Graafschap 8-0 in EredivisieLionel Messi scored his 43rd hat-trick for Barcelona as they gained a measure of revenge for their record-wrecking defeat by Levante last season with a comprehensiv…

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Mauricio Pochettino urges fans to ‘kill’ racism as Arsenal quarter-final looms

• Racism is the worst thing in the world, says Spurs manager• Spurs have another north London derby this weekMauricio Pochettino wants to “kill” any bad behaviour and racism from the stands for Tottenham’s second north London derby inside three weeks.S…

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With football this dire you have to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it | Barney Ronay

Romelu Lukaku is another clearly struggling under the regime at Manchester United, with no sign of improvement in sightWith 10 minutes left at Anfield Romelu Lukaku set off on a dummy run towards the touchline, then turned to take the ball back from th…

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Tottenham’s new stadium ‘looks as if the work is done’

New White Hart Lane has the smell of an atmosphere because it’s on the old site, says one lifelong fan allowed to visitI was one of the 6,000 Tottenham fans lucky enough to get a look at the new stadium on Sunday and it’s got an amazing feel to it. It’…

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José Mourinho: My players gave everything, but couldn’t cope with Liverpool’s physicality – video

Under pressure José Mourinho remains confident that Manchester United will finish in the top four of the Premier League, despite Sunday’s loss at bitter rivals Liverpool leaving them 11 points off the pace. United were level at half-time after Ali…

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José Mourinho: We were unable to cope with Liverpool’s physicality

• United manager says he has too many injury-prone players• ‘Liverpool are fast, intense, aggressive, physical, objective’José Mourinho confessed Manchester United could not cope with the intensity or physicality of Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp’s team ret…

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‘We were perfect’: Jürgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool’s victory over Manchester United – video

Two second-half goals from the substitute Xherdan Shaqiri gave Liverpool a 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday as Jürgen Klopp’s side regained top spot with a pulsating performance in the north-west derby. Liverpool back …

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Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United: how they rated at Anfield | Andy Hunter

Sadio Mané and Fabinho stood out for Liverpool but Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera had afternoons to forgetAlisson Continue reading…