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Feb 23

West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town: match preview

Alan Pardew has put his faith in Jonny Evans to lead West Bromwich Albion out of trouble saying “God teaches us to forgive” with regard to reinstating the defender as captain. Pardew seems to recognise the importance of moving quickly on from the Barça…

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Feb 23

Preston North End v Ipswich Town

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Preston North End and Ipswich Town.

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Feb 23

Burton Albion v Millwall

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Burton Albion and Millwall.

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Feb 23

Birmingham City v Barnsley

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Championship game between Birmingham City and Barnsley.

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Feb 23

Football fans clash ahead of Athletic Bilbao v Spartak Moscow match – video

A police officer has died in Bilbao, Spain, after fans fought before the Europa League tie between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow on Thursday night. The officer died of a heart attack after trying to prevent the violencePolice officer dies after fa…

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Feb 23

Premier League and Carabao Cup final: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A grudge match at Old Trafford, Arsène Wenger looking to settle his affairs and Jonny Evans seeks to appeaseEven those in Arsenal’s “Leave” camp might indulge Arsène Wenger’s chance to tick off missing items in his résumé. Winning the Europa League wou…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/feb/23/premier-league-and-carabao-cup-final-10-things-to-look-out-for-this-weekend

Feb 23

UEFA.com wonderkid: Meet the new Marco Asensio

“He’s the complete package technically,” Spain Under-17 coach Santi Denia said of Ferrán Torres, who is starting to make first-team headway at Valencia aged 17.

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Feb 23

Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi accuses Atalanta fans of racism

• Striker says he was abused while on loan at Borussia Dortmund• Belgian hits out on Twitter over ‘monkey noises’ from standsBorussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi says he was subject to racist chants from Atalanta fans during a Europa League game i…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/23/chelsea-forward-michy-batshuayi-accuses-atalanta-fans-of-racism

Feb 23

‘We were too complacent,’ says Arsène Wenger after Östersund scare

• ‘We were not focused and had no ideas,’ says Arsenal manager• Arsenal through to last 16 of Europa League despite home defeatArsène Wenger questioned the mindset of his Arsenal players, saying they were guilty of complacency, after he saw them suffer…

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Feb 22

Marcel Schmelzer strikes late as Borussia Dortmund down Atalanta to reach Europa League last 16

Returning Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer struck an 83rd-minute equaliser as the Black-and-Yellows saw off Atalanta on…

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Feb 22

Fifa flexes muscles in Australian football’s governance saga | Jonathan Howcroft

The world governing body has established its authority but we wait to see if Fifa 2.0 really existsWe still don’t know how Australian football’s civil war will end, but we now know Fifa will orchestrate its conclusion. “Fifa will now decide on the term…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/23/fifa-flexes-muscles-in-australian-footballs-governance-saga

Feb 22

RB Leipzig through to UEFA Europa League Round of 16 after beating Serie A leaders Napoli on away goals

RB Leipzig lost 2-0 on the night, but advanced to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 on away goals after the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate.

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Feb 22

Leon Bailey: 10 things on Bayer Leverkusen’s Jamaica-born flying winger

Leon Bailey’s stunning performances with Bayer Leverkusen have put him and Jamaica on the global football map in the same way his…

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Feb 22

Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie

• Officer has heart attack while dealing with scuffles in Bilbao• Five people arrested by Basque policeA police officer died in Bilbao last night after clashes with Spartak Moscow fans before the Europa League match against Athletic Bilbao.The officer …

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Feb 22

Bayern Munich vs. Hertha Berlin: Probable line-ups and stats

After a crushing Champions League win over Besiktas on Tuesday, Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action and go in search of a record…

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Feb 22

Mainz vs. Wolfsburg: Probable line-ups and stats

A crucial relegation six-pointer kicks things off on Matchday 24, as 16th-placed Mainz host fellow strugglers Wolfsburg on Friday night…

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