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The forwards whose new year’s resolution should be to score goals

Simone Zaza has taken 26 shots since he last scored. Wilfried Zaha has taken 31. Sandro Ramírez should look away nowBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA new year is a time for a new start. A few Premier League strikers took the spirit of new year’s resolu…

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One death, alleged racist abuse and a Boxing Day of shame in Serie A

A fan was killed before the Inter v Napoli match while Kalidou Koulibaly faced alleged racist abuse from the stands during itIt should have been an occasion to celebrate. For the first time since 1971, a round of Serie A fixtures was being played on 26…

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‘Next time we will stop the match,’ says Ancelotti after alleged racist abuse of Koulibaly – video

Carlo Ancelotti has said his attempts to stop the match between Napoli and Inter were ignored, after his side’s centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly was reportedly subjected to racist chants. The Senegalese defender has since said he is ‘proud’ of his skin co…

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Carlo Ancelotti slams racist chanting aimed at Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly

• Senegal defender sent off in 1-0 defeat to Internazionale• ‘Maybe we have to take matters into our own hands next time’Carlo Ancelotti said the referee repeatedly ignored Napoli’s request to stop the game after Kalidou Koulibaly was reportedly subjec…

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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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Alisson the rock in Liverpool’s solid defence, says Van Dijk

•Goalkeeper vital to defensive improvement this season•’It’s very important to have such a guy behind’There was a grin from Virgil van Dijk before giving his assessment of Alisson’s vital contribution to Liverpool’s victory over Napoli. “He was there t…

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Jürgen Klopp ‘could fill bottles’ with adrenaline after Liverpool’s win over Napoli – video

‘This game was just amazing,’ said a giddy Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Anfield. Mohamed Salah scored a fine solo goal from an acute angle in the 34th minute to seal Liverpool’s place in the Champions League’s knockout stage at the expense…

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Klopp says £67m Alisson ‘worth double’ after save puts Liverpool through

• Alisson keeps out Napoli in stoppage time• Carlo Ancelotti says Van Dijk deserved red cardJürgen Klopp said he would have paid double for Alisson after the £65m “lifesaver” secured Liverpool’s place in the Champions League knockout with a crucial sto…

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Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: how the players rated in the Champions League

Georginio Wijnaldum proves the outstanding player for Liverpool at Anfield, while Kalidou Koulibaly shines for NapoliAlisson 9/10 One save to make all night and delivered. In the 92nd minute too. The difference between pain and progress. Continue readi…

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Mo Salah, Liverpool’s kangaroo, looks ready to bounce through winter slog

The Egyptian just keeps on keeping on, and does so with a rare lightness. Against Napoli he got his reward, and hinted at what may be to come over the next few monthsJust past the half hour at a chilly, angsty Anfield Mo Salah was suddenly free in spac…

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Salah and Alisson heroics ensure Liverpool qualify at Napoli’s expense

Perhaps it would be stretching the truth a little to say this victory for Liverpool be remembered among on the list of great European nights here. That, however, is only because the list is already so extensive and the jubilation at the final whistle t…

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Liverpool v Napoli: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT Anfield gameBarcelona v Tottenham – live! Join Paul Doyle for MBM updatesSend your emails to Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.03pm GMT “Oh my god, there’s two jerseys in the corner of that photo facing the …

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Jürgen Klopp urges Liverpool ‘to put right our mistake’ against Napoli

• Klopp says Champions League predicament is ‘our fault’• ‘We didn’t win often enough to be through already‘Our responsibility. Our mistake. The words peppered Jürgen Klopp’s Napoli press conference, leaving no doubt that blame for Liverpool’s Champion…

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Napoli gear up for Anfield in style amid flurry of Serie A late shows | Paolo Bandini

Truth be told, this was a weekend of high drama but only modest consequence for most of Serie AThis was not a good weekend for those Serie A fans who prefer to leave a game early and beat the traffic. Cagliari salvaged a point at home to Roma with a go…

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Champions League roundup: Messi’s spectacular solo goal helps Barça through

• Barcelona beat PSV to confirm place in knockout stage• Napoli keep pressure on Liverpool with win over Red StarBarcelona ensured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-1 win over PSV in Eindhoven. Lionel Messi’s fired in a spectacular solo goal …

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When should a football club retire a player’s shirt number?

Moore, Baggio, Maradona, Maldini and ‘the 12th man’ have all been given the honour but is it really a sign of weakness?By Ricci Potts for The Gentleman UltraNot long ago I was speaking to some Napoli fans about Lorenzo Insigne. He was born in Naples, s…

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Claudio Ranieri’s journey to Fulham and back to the Premier League – video profile

Fulham have appointed Claudio Ranieri as manager in a bid to end an alarming run of form that has seen the club take five points from 12 matches this season.Best known for leading Leicester City to their first ever Premier League title, Ranieri ha…

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Champions League roundup: Lorenzo Insigne saves Napoli against PSG

• Insigne penalty earns 1-1 draw at home to PSG• Thierry Henry’s Monaco lose 4-0 to Club BruggeNapoli’s Lorenzo Insigne converted a second-half penalty to cancel out Juan Bernat’s goal from first-half stoppage time for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in…

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Champions League: previews for the crunch games this week

Form guide, fitness news and facts on Juventus v Manchester United, Spurs v PSV, Napoli v PSG and CSKA Moscow v RomaBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredWe’re halfway through the group stage in the Champions League and it’s getting tight. The results of these f…

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Liverpool’s Naby Keïta had back trauma not heart problem against Napoli

• Scans rule out damage to Liverpool midfielder’s spine• Keïta flies back by private jet after overnight hospital stayNaby Keïta returned to Liverpool by private jet from Naples on Thursday having had tests that confirmed he did not sustain spinal dama…