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Soccer - Today’s News


Soccer - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Celtic will bounce back against Maribor – Deila

The Hoops lost 1-0 to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in their Scottish Premiership clash on Saturday.

Van Gaal: ‘Kagawa could not fulfil my wishes or philosophy in midfield’

Will the Japanese midfielder prove the manager wrong against MK Dons?

Soccer - Monday 25 August, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to La Liga with a cracking strike tonight

Real eased to a 2-0 win in their opening game against Cordoba tonight.

Jovetic double sees Man City get the better of Liverpool

The Montenegrin attacker scored twice as the champions earned a well-deserved victory tonight.

Derry hit four to ease past Limerick at Thomond Park

The Candystripes never looked back after Patrick McEleney’s goal.

Wes Hoolahan, Pat Fenlon and Karl Fletcher: Relive Harchester United and Shelbourne’s epic ‘Uefa Cup’ tie

It may have been fake, but the emotions we felt during Harchester United vs Shelbourne were real.

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As it happened: Manchester City v Liverpool, Premier League

Monday Night Football saw Brendan Rodgers and Manuel Pellegrini face off for the first time this season.

13 reasons why we’re excited about Mario Balotelli’s Premier League return

The controversial Italian striker has been confirmed as the Reds’ latest addition.

Diego Simeone banned for eight games after Super Cup histrionics

The Atletico Madrid manager is now serving bans in both domestic and European football.

Liverpool confirm signing of Mario Balotelli for reported £16million fee

The Italian is believed to have agreed a three-year, heavily incentivised £90,000-per-week contract.

A tweet from last season has come back to haunt Joey Barton

The infamous English midfielder produced a poor performance against Spurs yesterday.

Death of player hit by missile thrown from stands sees Algerian football suspended

The African country’s football federation has cancelled this weekend’s games in protest to the killing of Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse.

Andrea Pirlo is dangerously close to jumping the shark

The slick Italian refuses to be moved by skill, beauty or bravery.

Watford fans miffed as Irish goalkeeper signs after one league appearance for St Pat’s

The 27-year-old Dubliner has left the Saints for a second spell with the Championship club.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Man United set to break British transfer record for Di Maria

Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck could be on his way out the Old Trafford exit door.

Rodgers reassures Sturridge as Balotelli looms

“I have spoken to Daniel about how important he is to the team,” he said.

Fitness not to blame for late goals, says Coleman

Roberto Martinez’s men are still searching for their first win of the 2014-15 campaign after drawing with Arsenal

5 things to look out for in tonight’s Liverpool-Man City game

Will Rickie Lambert be given the chance to impress and more questions ahead of this evening’s match.

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

Good signs for Spurs while QPR and LVG remain stuck at the wrong end of the table.

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Leo Messi was back scoring at will in La Liga last night

The Argentina captain bullied Elche to get himself over the World Cup.

Soccer - Sunday 24 August, 2014

‘We have to create more chances than penalties’ — Van Gaal

Manchester United’s new boss pointed to a dearth of passing precision as the reason for today’s dropped points.

Van Gaal still searching for first win as Man United fail to fire against Sunderland

Juan Mata’s goal was cancelled out by a Jack Rodwell header at the Stadium of Light.

Shaky-looking Man United pegged back by Rodwell header

Louis Van Gaal’s men are playing with Michael Keane and Tyler Blackett as part of a back three.

United target Di Maria’s Real exit imminent, Ancelotti confirms

The player had previously expressed his desire to leave the European champions.

No happy return for Redknapp as Spurs down QPR

Meanwhile, Stoke had to settle for a point at home against 10-man Hull.

As it happened: Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League

Could Louis Van Gaal help his side to the season’s first win? We went minute-by-minute to find out.

VIDEO: Lamela finally made his home debut for Spurs today, and he played quite well

The £30million man made a lovely assist for Tottenham’s third goal, as they beat QPR 4 – 0.

Did Robbie Keane mean to give this ridiculous assist last night?

Another reminder that sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.

Jonny Wilkinson’s kicking guru tries to teach a thing or two

Dave Alred was in Dublin this week — and Niall Kelly went along to learn from one of the world’s best kicking coaches.

Liverpool would not have deserved title – Pellegrini

Brendan Rodgers’ side looked set to complete a stunning march to the title last year.

Wenger says Everton draw a sign of Arsenal’s title class

The Gunners showed plenty of grit as they battled back from two goals down to rescue a point.

‘You have to be a bit crazed or obsessed to get to Louis van Gaal’s level’ chat to the United manager’s biographer about what the club’s fans can expect from the coach.

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Soccer player dies after being hit by object from crowd

The Algerian interior ministry ordered an investigation to search for the culprit.

Football in Colombia: what happened next when the drug money dried up?

Colombia charmed us at the World Cup but Liga Postobon is “a graveyard of unfulfilled promise,” writes Mikey Stafford from Medellin.

Soccer - Saturday 23 August, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

Seamus Coleman’s performance, Chelsea’s hard-fought win and more.

Angel Di Maria on his way to Manchester United – reports

Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is reporting the news tonight.

This Marseille player should never, ever, ever be allowed take a corner again

Is this attempt at a corner better or worse than Wayne Rooney’s World Cup fail?

Keeper scores brilliant 95th minute goal only for the referee to incorrectly disallow it

Athletic Bilbao won’t have a worse decision go against them this evening.

Celtic slip further off the pace after own goal from Ireland’s O’Connell

Celtic are four points off the top after today’s 1-0 defeat.