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    Roger Federer hails Basle win over Manchester United: 'Words can't describe this incredible moment'

    Basle's most famous supporter, Roger Federer, has been revelling in his team's memorable Champions League win against Manchester United.Swiss full-back Michael Lang scored in the 89th minute to condemn United to a 1-0 defeat and deny Jose Mourinho's side qualification for the last 16 ahead of matchday six.It was also United's first loss in Group A and gave Basle hope of qualifying for the knockout round. Raphael Wicky's team are now second and ahead of third-placed CSKA Moscow heading into the final matchday. Swiss full-back Michael Lang scored in the 89th minute to condemn United to a 1-0 defeat  Basle's most ...

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    Burnley keeping a close eye on Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones as they bid to strengthen in January

    Burnley are monitoring Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones ahead of the January transfer window.The 23-year-old has been starring for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League prompting an international call-up from Michael O'Neill who also handed him the No 7 shirt for their World Cup play-off against Switzerland.O'Neill believes Jones has the potential to become an established Premier League player, fulfilling promise he first showed as a trainee with Middlesbrough. The seven shirt, symbolic among Irish fans with George Best, was handed to him as an incentive. Burnley monitoring Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones ahead of the January transfer window The 23-year-old has been ...

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    Neymar shows off sparkling Floyd Mayweather jacket after PSG thrash Celtic in the Champions League

    PSG star Neymar is not the retiring type and the Brazilian once again showed his willingness to stand out from the crowd on Wednesday night. Following his side's latest demolition job against Celtic in the Champions League, Neymar left the stadium wearing a black and gold 'Floyd Mayweather' jacket.One would hope the jacket would have stayed in his bag if he hadn't scored two goals on his way to victory.   Neymar shows off his black and gold Floyd Mayweather jacket after PSG thrash Celtic  The Brazilian star stormed past the press whilst wearing the dazzling new coat  Despite the win, ...

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    Arsenal set to play the kids in Europa League meeting with Cologne... so who are the young Gunners hoping to make an impression?

    With Arsenal already through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League, Arsene Wenger is likely to seize the opportunity to rest a few key players when they take on Cologne on Thursday night.Their side at the Rhein Energie Stadion could have a distinctly youthful complexion as Wenger keeps one eye on Sunday's Premier League trip to Burnley.We profile some of the kids who could be in the Arsenal team or on the bench for the meeting with the Bundesliga strugglers. Arsene Wenger could field a few youngsters in Arsenal's side against Cologne on Thursday Arsenal have already secured ...

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    Marcelo Bielsa suspended by Lille for 'unauthorised trip to Chile to see friend battling stomach cancer'

    Lille have suspended manager Marcelo Bielsa.Reports in France say the Argentinian coach went on an unauthorised trip to Chile to visit former national team assistant Luis Bonini, who is battling stomach cancer.Lille currently sit second-bottom in the Ligue 1 table after suffering seven defeats in their opening 13 matches, including a 3-0 humbling at Amiens on Monday evening. French club Lille have suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa, but have not yet confirmed why The statement, which was posted on the club's official website on Wednesday evening, read: 'Lille has decided today to momentarily suspend Marcelo Bielsa from his coaching duties as ...

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    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger identifies ex-Gunner Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the man to replace him as manager

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has earmarked one of his former players to succeed him at the Emirates when he finally leaves his post as manager, according to reports.The Frenchman is the longest serving manager in English football and is approaching 23 years in charge of the Gunners.Wenger's current deal is set to run until the end of the 2018-19 campaign, after which he has tipped his former defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst to take the reins, as report the Daily Star. Arsene Wenger has tipped Giovanni van Bronckhorst to replace him, according to reportsFollowing a successful playing career Van Bronckhorst turned ...

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    Liverpool make contact with PSG over ambitious January loan move for Julian Draxler as the German slips down Paris pecking order

    PSG star Julian Draxler has emerged as a January transfer target for Liverpool as the midfielder slips down the pecking order in Paris.According to French publication L'Equipe, Liverpool have already made contact with the Parisian club over an ambitious loan move.The 24-year-old only joined PSG in January of 2017 but has struggled to cement is favourite attacking position due to the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Liverpool eye an ambitious loan move for PSG star Julian Draxler in the January window   The Anfield club were previously interested in the German playmaker before his move to Ligue 1 but reports ...

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    If Arsenal fans won't accept that one season makes Tottenham the better team, then they can't read too much into one game either... plus, the problems with jumping recklessly into the Andy Carroll elbow row

    The first time that Arsenal have been able to play their first team and they look hot. Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as a front three will always score goals – and every time Shkodran Mustafi has partnered Laurent Koscielny they have not conceded a goal. When their players are injured and they have to play children like Alex Iwobi and Francis Coquelin it is a different story. It really is not rocket science. ClassWillOut, London.It most certainly isn’t because, with rocket science, if you just simply toss out random pieces of under-researched material, and confuse opinion with ...

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    Jose Mourinho keeping calm despite Basle defeat as he insists Manchester United 'can lose by some numbers' in final group game and still go through

    A bemused Jose Mourinho was left counting the cost of a first Champions League defeat of the season after Manchester United lost to a late goal in Basle on Wednesday night.Michael Lang's 89th-minute winner means that United, Basle and CSKA Moscow can all finish on 12 points in Group A if the Russians win at Old Trafford next month.However, CSKA would have to beat United by six goals, meaning that Mourinho's side are almost certain to progress to the knockout stage despite losing their 100 per cent record. Jose Mourinho is remaining calm despite a last-gasp defeat by Basle in ...

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    French club Lille provisionally suspends coach Marcelo Bielsa following their poor start to the season

    Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa has been provisionally suspended by the club, the Ligue 1 side said in a statement on Wednesday that gave no further details.The northern side are second from bottom in Ligue 1 after losing seven of their first 13 games in the league this season.Bielsa, who coached Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1 in 2014-15 before resigning after the first game of the following campaign, was named Lille coach during the close season.  French club Lille has provisionally suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa The 62-year-old has previously managed the Argentina and Chile national teams and a host of clubs including ...

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    Ipswich 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Mick McCarthy's side's play-off bid takes a hit after super sub Atdhe Nuhiu strikes to deny them at the death

    Carlos Carvalhal's Sheffield Wednesday players were booed off at Hillsborough at the weekend when they drew 0-0 against Bristol City, having not recorded a single shot on target.Carvalhal was rescued on Wednesday night by Atdhe Nuhiu, who scored a last-gasp header to earn Wednesday a share of the points that they probably didn't deserve.Marytn Waghorn's header and Joe Garner's strike either side of Gary Hooper's penalty looked to be enough to move Mick McCarthy's up to eighth and one point off the Championship's top six. Super sub Atdhe Nuhiu celebrated after heading in a last-gasp equaliser to earn a point'It's ...

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    Wolves 4-1 Leeds: Barry Douglas, Ivan Cavaleiro, Diogo Jota and Helder Costa bag as leaders thrash visitors

    There will come a point when the question stops being if Wolves will gain promotion this season but when.In empirical terms, this win moved them four points clear at the top of the Championship. But more than that it is their style and confidence, which makes it mightily difficult to fathom how any team will finish above them.Nuno Santo's team, assembled with the help of Jorge Mendes, possess such attacking quality that Leeds will not be the only ones on the end of a rout like this. Barry Douglas and his Wolves team-mates celebrate after his free-kick put his side ...

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    Anderlecht 1-2 Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski bags 50th goal in 2017 as German giants set up showdown with PSG for top spot in Group B

    Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso scored to earn already-qualified Bayern Munich a scrappy 2-1 Champions League win at Anderlecht, stretching their winning streak under coach Jupp Heynckes to nine matches in all competitions.Lewandowski put the visitors ahead six minutes after halftime but Sofiane Hanni's volley on the hour gave the Belgians, who had missed a bagful of golden chances in the first half, their first Champions League goal of the season.France's Tolisso, however, rose high to head in a Joshua Kimmich cross in the 77th minute and leave Anderlecht bottom of the group and without a point from five matches.  ...

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    Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea: Willian, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas secure progression to knockout stages as Antonio Conte's side breeze past 10-man minnows

    This is all very unlike Chelsea. What happened to the second season managerial curse? A season of success followed by one of failure, eventually leading to the manager's sacking? We've seen the movie enough times, we know it off by heart.Antonio Conte is rewriting the script, though. When Chelsea lost to Burnley on the opening day of the Premier League season, we all thought: 'Here we go again'. Eden Hazard set Chelsea off on the right foot when he slotted home a first-half penalty to give the English side the lead Pedro (right) seemed delighted as he celebrated with Hazard after ...

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    Tottenham Hotspur's new 61,559-capacity stadium continues to take shape as club release latest pictures of their future London home

    Work on Tottenham's new stadium continues apace as the latest pictures of their new home have emerged.Construction on their new 61,559-capacity stadium, which is being built adjacent to the club's old White Hart Lane ground, continues as the stadium starts to take shape.They have been playing their home matches this season at Wembley Stadium while construction takes place, and have not lost at their temporary home in the Premier League since the 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.  Tottenham's new stadium is beginning to take shape as the club showed off an aerial shot The club also released what the view is like ...

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