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Danny Welbeck injury casts shadow over Arsenal draw with Sporting

The fearful hush that descended over the Emirates when Danny Welbeck landed in overwhelming pain never really lifted on a challenging night for Arsenal. The Europa League had all been going smoothly, with maximum points and the booster of a win in what…

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Arsenal v Sporting: Europa League – live!

Europa League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offEmail Paul or get in touch via Twitter @Paul_Doyle 7.42pm GMT “A Portuguese born Londoner here,” announces Tiago Marques. “Sportinguista since childhood and adopted Arsenal early on during my upbringing. V…

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Danny Welbeck strikes to take Arsenal to victory over Sporting Lisbon

Momentum is a curious thing. It takes a while to warm up and can go cold suddenly, but right now it is fuelling Arsenal. This was not their most inspiring performance of recent weeks but they possessed enough quality to extend their winning sequence in…

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Sporting v Arsenal: Europa League – live!

Europa League Group E updates, kick-off 5.55pm BSTSporting take aim at Arsenal after year of chaosEmail Michael or tweet @michaelbutler18 5.39pm BST On my way to Guardian Towers (sadly not in Lisbon), I cycle past the Emirates Stadium. I guess this is …

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Sporting v Arsenal: Europa League – live!

Europa League Group E updates, kick-off 5.55pm BSTSporting take aim at Arsenal after year of chaosEmail Michael or tweet @michaelbutler18 5.39pm BST On my way to Guardian Towers (sadly not in Lisbon), I cycle past the Emirates Stadium. I guess this is …

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Unai Emery hopes Arsenal can maintain momentum against resurgent Sporting

• ‘Win this competition and you are in the Champions League’• Portuguese club are rebuilding after turbulent yearSerenity has not been a quality that has come easily to Sporting in recent times. So it felt like some unhealed wounds began to reopen last…

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Europa League draw: Arsenal in group with Sporting, Chelsea to face Vidi

• Arsenal also go to Qarabag | PAOK and BATE for Chelsea • Celtic and Rangers drawn in difficult groupsArsenal will take on Sporting Lisbon in the group stage of the Europa League.The Gunners, last season’s semi-finalists, were drawn in Group E alongsi…

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Sporting crisis deepens as Sinisa Mihajlovic sacked after just nine days

• Serbian coach has contract cancelled by new president• Four of Portugal’s national team have terminated dealsSporting have sacked coach Sinisa Mihajlovic just nine days after he was hired by the Portuguese club.The 49-year-old Serbian was appointed o…

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Sporting meltdown casts shadow over Portugal’s World Cup buildup

The chaos at the Lisbon club, where staff have been attacked and whose president’s outbursts have sparked player unrest, has been an unwelcome distraction for Portugal“Spoiled kids, let’s resolve this then …” wrote the Sporting president, Bruno de Carv…

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Sporting Lisbon players and staff attacked by intruders at training ground

• Forward Bas Dost and manager Jorge Jesus reportedly assaulted• Around 50 people forced their way into training with faces coveredA group of around 50 people forced their way into Sporting Lisbon’s training centre on Tuesday and assaulted players and …

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Marseille into semi-finals after five-star comeback against Leipzig

• Salzburg also overturn first-leg deficit to knock out Lazio• Favourites Atletico Madrid through despite defeat in LisbonMarseille advanced to the Europa League semi-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit to defeat RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate.Le…

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Sporting Lisbon president suspends 19 players after social media spat

Bruno de Carvalho attacks ‘stupid’ defeat to Atlético MadridPlayers release joint statement and reportedly refused to trainSporting Lisbon are left with six players for Sunday’s match with Pacos de Ferreira after president Bruno de Carvalho suspended 1…

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Adrien Silva: ‘I will never understand Fifa’s decision. We’re talking seconds’

Leicester’s midfielder has put a bleak chapter behind him before facing Chelsea, who tried to sign him as a youngster, in the FA CupAdrien Silva is recalling when he was banned from playing after a Premier League club tried to sign him, only this episo…

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Europa League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 12pm GMTWenger will talk to Welbeck if forward dived against MilanEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.04pm GMT “Uefa Europa League is really competitive and umpredictable, everyone has a chance to …

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Inside the Sporting Lisbon academy, where Ballon d’Or winners are made

Sporting have developed Cristiano Ronaldo, Luís Figo and eight of the 11 players who started for Portugal in the Euro 2016 finalBy Alex Clapham for In Bed With Maradona“Effort, Dedication, Devotion, Glory.” Those are the first and last words the young …

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Champions League roundup: Bayern end PSG’s 100% record but come second

• Kylian Mbappé goal stifles German champions attempts to oust French club• Wins for Barcelona and Juventus, while Roma finish top of Group CBayern Munich ended Paris Saint-Germain’s 100% record in Group B but their 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena was…

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Bayern Munich v PSG, Celtic v Anderlecht: Champions League – live!

Live updates from all of Tuesday’s Champions League matchesChampions League tables: check on the latest standingsAnd you can email Nick or ping him a tweet @NickMiller79 7.12pm GMT Just throwing forwards to tomorrow, this is either admirable honesty or…

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Champions League roundup: Atlético hopes of progress hit by Qarabag draw

• Atlético Madrid 1-1 Qarabag; Olympiakos 0-0 Barcelona• PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa scores hat-trick in 5-0 Anderlecht thrashingAtlético Madrid’s Champions League hopes hang in the balance after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by the Group C minnows Qar…

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Champions League: fans from all 32 clubs share their previews and predictions

We asked fans from across Europe how their clubs will fare this season. Only one of them is expecting his team to win itPrediction: Group stage Continue reading…

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Leicester await international clearance from Fifa over Adrien Silva transfer

• Leicester confident Portugal midfielder will complete move form Sporting
• Transfers for Demarai Gray and Riyad Mahrez fail to materialise

Leicester are awaiting international clearance to complete the transfer of Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.

The Premier League club are confident they managed to sign the Portugal midfielder in time, after being granted a two-hour extension to get the deal done after Thursday night’s 11pm deadline passed.

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