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Apr 15

Nice see off Nancy to secure podium finish

OGC Nice ensured a Ligue 1 podium finish for the first time since 1976 with a 3-1 home win over AS Nancy Lorraine on Saturday that also keeps them in the thick of the title hunt.

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Apr 15

UEFA.com’s weekly wonderkid: Theo Hernández

“A brilliant player” according to Filipe Luís, his rival for the left-back slot at Atlético Madrid, Theo Hernández has been turning heads with his pace and delivery while on loan at Alavés.

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Apr 15

Dortmund blasts the ‘hardest 15 minutes’ of Bartra’s life (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has said he experienced the “hardest 15 minutes” of his life after fracturing his wrist in Tuesday’s attack on the team bus. The 26-year-old had an operation after breaking the radial bone in his arm …

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Apr 15

Sydney FC break A-League points record to win Premier’s Plate

  • Sydney FC beats Newcastle 2-0 at Allianz Stadium
  • The win was soured by an injury to star Milos Ninkovic

A-League premiers Sydney FC have amassed the greatest points tally in the competition’s history after a final-round 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. But it has come at a cost to the Sky Blues, after goal scorer and standout Milos Ninkovic limped off the Allianz Stadium pitch after a sliding tackle by Ben Kantarovski.

Ninkovic’s 56th-minute goal and skipper Alex Brosque’s 87th-minute effort took Sydney to 66 points from 27 games, one point more than the previous mark of 65 set by Ange Postecoglou’s brilliant 2010-11 Brisbane side over a 30-game season.

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Apr 15

The Week in Quotes

In this edition of The Week in Quotes, we hear from Borussia Dortmund following a difficult week, Didier Drogba on his new Arizona adventure and how a football made a 1,000-mile journey by sea from Scotland to Norway’s northern coast.

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Apr 15

Middlesbrough v Arsenal: match preview

Arsène Wenger may think he has problems at Arsenal but Middlesbrough really are in trouble. The only side in English league football not to have registered a win during 2017, their last top-flight victory (against Swansea) was on 17 December. Wenger meanwhile acknowledges that a top-four finish represents “a massive challenge” for his stumbling team, conceding “we might do it, we might not”. The odds on both he and Boro’s Steve Agnew remaining in charge of these clubs come August appear pretty slender. Louise Taylor

Kick-off Monday 8pm

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Apr 15

Manchester United v Chelsea: match preview

Whatever José Mourinho says publicly he will want to beat his former side, especially given the 4-0 humiliation in October’s reverse fixture. After he called out all five attackers fielded in Thursday’s 1-1 draw at Anderlecht, Sunday’s question is how they will respond against Chelsea. To hear Zlatan Ibrahimovic named in this group was a surprise as without his 28 goals how dismal might United’s season have been? Jamie Jackson

Kick-off Sunday 4pm

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Apr 15

Explosives used in Dortmund attack may have come from German military: newspaper (Reuters)

By Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) – The explosives used in the attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund may have come from supplies belonging to the German armed forces, a newspaper cited a source involved in the investigation as saying on…

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Apr 15

Hyka scores in 94th minute, Earthquakes tie FC Dallas 1-1 (The Associated Press)

Jahmir Hyka scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time and the San Jose Earthquakes tied FC Dallas 1-1 on Friday night. It’s the second straight 90th-minute, game-tying goal for San Jose (2-2-2), which is undefeated at home. Dallas (3-0…

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Apr 15

Montero leads Whitecaps past former Sounders teammates (The Associated Press)

Fredy Montero scored twice against his former team to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Friday night. The Colombian striker opened the scoring the 65th minute, heading Cristian Techera’s cross beyond goalkeeper Stefan Frei’…

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Apr 15

Tim Howard suspended for inappropriate fan interaction (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for profane language directed toward a fan during a game against Sporting Kansas City and an altercation with a fan following the …

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Apr 15

Harrison, Villa score; NYCFC beats winless Union 2-0 (The Associated Press)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jack Harrison scored in the 52nd minute, David Villa added another from 50-plus yards away in the 90th and New York City FC beat the winless Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Friday night.

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Apr 15

David Villa would like to wish you a happy Good Friday with this 50-yard goal

On the second April Friday of this Strange Year of our Lord 2017, David Villa found himself trending on Twitter at night. Villa’s Eastern Conference leaders New York City FC were at the troubled, winless and last-placed Philadelphia Union, holding on to a 1-0 89th-minute lead, courtesy of the 20-year-old

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Apr 15

Evra ‘the example’ for Marseille’s future

Patrice Evra says he tries to be an example to the younger players at Olympique de Marseille to help ensure they set the future of the club on the right tracks.

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Apr 15

Silva tribute to Jardim for Monaco growth

Bernardo Silva has told The Ligue 1 Show AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has been key to him becoming one of the French league leader’s stand-out performers in a stunning season for the principality club.

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Apr 15

Week 33 reactions – Garcia: ‘Something to smile about’

Olympique de Marseille boss Rudi Garcia felt his side found the right formula in the 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne, whose midfielder Henri Saivet called for redoubled efforts in the battle for a European finish.

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