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Mbaye Diagne: ‘I shouldn’t have taken the penalty but Brugge banished me’

The Senegal striker was frozen out in Belgium after a spot-kick miss but says linking himself to Nottingham Forest was accidentalMay has been a strange month at the end of a controversial season for Mbaye Diagne. But the Senegal striker says unhappy re…

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Mbaye Diagne: ‘I shouldn’t have taken the penalty but Brugge banished me’

The Senegal striker was frozen out in Belgium after a spot-kick miss but says linking himself to Nottingham Forest was accidentalMay has been a strange month at the end of a controversial season for Mbaye Diagne. But the Senegal striker says unhappy re…

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Two Club Brugge players sent off for celebrating late leveller at Galatasaray

• Goalscorer Krépin Diatta gets second yellow for removing shirt• Clinton Mata sent off after breaking corner flag in celebrationClub Brugge scored a 92nd equaliser but then had two men – including goalscorer Krépin Diatta – sent off for their celebrat…

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Fenerbahce at a crossroads as Turkish Super Lig gets ready to kick off | Emre Sarigul

The club had a debt of €621m in 2018 and finished sixth last season – but can a shift in focus towards young, talented Turkish players propel the club back into contention?The phrase “no pain, no gain” seems to sum up the state of Turkish football as t…

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Başakşehir’s push to upset old order in Turkey gets ultimate examination

Istanbul’s upstarts, featuring Adebayor and Robinho, go to Galatasaray level on points with them at the top of Süper LigYou could not write a more dramatic script. Galatasaray and Ba?ak?ehir, tied on 66 points at the top of Turkey’s Süper Lig, face eac…

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Ten big games to watch this weekend in the European leagues

The Premier League has ended but there is still a lot at stake in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Turkey and Italy By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe Premier League has come to its conclusion, but there is plenty to play for across Europe. Here are …

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Fair play: Galatasaray youngster intentionally misses penalty – video

The Under-14 captain of Galatasaray’s youth team has been widely praised for his reaction to wrongly being awarded a penalty.Beknaz Almazbekov fell over without being touched during his team’s match against Istanbulspor but, instead of using it as…

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Europa League: four intriguing fixtures worth following this week

All the facts and figures for Celtic v Valencia, Galatasaray v Benfica, Krasnodar v Bayer and Shakhtar v Eintracht FrankfurtBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe return of the Champions League has taken centre stage this week, but there are plenty of int…

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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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Ready for some club football? Enjoy these four huge derbies on Saturday

The big leagues are returning in style with four big derbies: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal, Roma v Lazio, Basaksehir v Galatasaray and Atlético v Real MadridBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThe first North London derb…

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Manchester United poised to complete Nemanja Matic signing from Chelsea

• Juventus keen on Matic but midfielder wants to link up with José Mourinho
• Galatasaray set for talks with United over buying Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United are poised to complete the purchase of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea and are due to hold talks with Galatasaray at the start of the week over a deal to sell Marouane Fellaini.

The signing of Matic would be a significant boost to José Mourinho after United drew a blank in efforts to purchase Eric Dier from Tottenham Hotspur.

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Galatasaray’s 14-year-old Mustafa Kapi makes first-team debut in friendly

• Kapi makes brief cameo in 2-0 away win over Levski Sofia
• Midfielder born in 2002 has spent three years in club academy

Galatasaray handed 14-year-old academy player Mustafa Kapi his first-team debut in a friendly against Levski Sofia.

Mustafa, a midfielder who joined from Denizlispor in 2013, replaced Sinan Gumus in the 89th minute at Levski’s Georgi Asparuhov Stadium in the Bulgarian capital.

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Galatasaray and Besiktas fans brawl during wheelchair basketball match

• Seven injured as around 60 fans fight in Champions Cup game in Germany
• Champions Cup match was abandoned after fighting broke out

A wheelchair basketball match in Germany was abandoned after a huge fight broke out in the crowd between fans of rival clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas, leaving seven supporters needing treatment.

Around 60 fans, some armed with weapons including knives and baseball bats, were involved in the brawl that took place during an IWBF Eurocup game at a sports hall in the Saxony town of Zwickau. However police confirmed but there were no serious injuries.

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Istanbul: Galatasaray-Fenerbahce derby called off over security concerns

Match postponed two hours before kickoff after ‘assessment of serious intelligence’, with no further details given

Turkish authorities called off the Galatasaray-Fenerbahçe derby in Istanbul about two hours before kickoff on Sunday, citing an unspecified threat, and said the match would be played at a later date.

A brief statement from the Istanbul governor’s office said the match was cancelled following “the assessment of serious intelligence”, but didn’t provide details. It said the decision was made following “the request and the agreement” of the two bitter rivals.

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Galatasaray v Fenerbahce derby postponed amid potential security threat

• Match was due to be played on Sunday night
• Suicide bomber killed himself and four others on Saturday in city

The derby between the Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Galatasaray scheduled for Sunday evening has been postponed and fans evacuated after the Istanbul governor’s office said “serious intelligence was obtained” about a potential security threat, CNN Turk TV said.

Related: Two dead and 49 injured after violent clashes during Raja Casablanca match

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Galatasaray striker Umut Bulut loses father in Ankara car bombing

• Club cuts short training so Turkey international can join family
• Father was leaving Genclerbirligi game after supporting son

Galatasaray cut short their training session on Monday after they learned that the father of their international striker Umut Bulut had been one of the victims of the car bombing in Ankara.

At least 37 people were killed and more than 70 injured in the atrocity in the Turkish capital, one of the casualties being Kemal Bulut who was in Ankara to watch his son play in the 1-1 draw against Genclerbirligi at the city’s 19 Mayis stadium on Sunday.

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Galatasaray given one-year European ban over financial fair play breach

• Uefa bans Turkish club for not complying with rules on financial losses
• Galatasaray already out of Europa League and Champions League this season

Galatasaray have been banned from European competition for one year by Uefa over their failure to follow financial fair play regulations, the Turkish broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.

Uefa said in January that the club had failed to comply with its rules governing the permitted level of financial losses, paving the way for a potential ban being issued by its Club Financial Control Body.

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Trabzonspor player sent off for showing referee the red card against Galatasaray

• Salih Dursin brandished card after team-mate Luis Cavanda was dismissed
• Referee Deniz Bitnel sent off four Trabzonspor players during 2-1 defeat

Trabzonspor player Salih Dursin was sent off after showing dissent to the referee by picking up and brandishing his red card, moments after his team-mate has been sent off.

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Don Howe

Footballer who became one the greatest coaches in the British game

Don Howe, who has died aged 80, made a bigger name for himself in football as No 2 to a succession of managers than most have done from being in the hot seat itself. Following a successful playing career in the 1950s and 60s for West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal and England, he was intermittently appointed to a number of high-profile managerial posts. But it was in the influential position of head coach or assistant manager that Howe really made his mark.

An instrumental backroom figure with Bertie Mee’s league and cup double-winning Arsenal side of 1971, he was a more than able lieutenant to the England managers Ron Greenwood, Bobby Robson and Terry Venables, and helped to engineer FA Cup wins for Arsenal under Terry Neill in 1979 and for Wimbledon under Bobby Gould in 1988. A master tactician with great insight into the game, particularly in terms of defence, he was one of the best coaches Britain has ever produced.

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How Galatasaray scout for future stars – video

In the 2014-15 season Galatasaray became the first team in Turkey’s Süper Lig to win 20 league titles. They won their latest trophy thanks to a squad built and informed by statistics and scouting reports from their innovative in-house team. Galatasaray opened their doors to Andy Brassell

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