Feb 20

Jack Grealish’s progress is pushing Aston Villa towards promotion

Jack Grealish has been around for a long time – having played under five managers in five years – but he is now growing upBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAston Villa’s season has been shaped by injuries, for better and for wo…

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Feb 19

Cengiz Under’s talent no longer a secret as he profits at Roma | Paolo Bandini

Turkish forward reaps rewards from Eusebio Di Francesco’s new tactical approach with four goals in three gamesUdinese were served with ample notice of Cengiz Under’s threat. The Roma forward had scored three times in two games leading into his visit to…

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Feb 19

Juventus and All Blacks turn to TV shows to win fans

Netflix and Amazon sign up big sports teams for docu-series like Last Chance U aimed at broadening clubs’ global appeal Sports clubs hoping to expand their fan base in an increasingly competitive international market are turning to Amazon Prime and Net…

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Feb 18

Juventus’ derby win over Torino marred by Gonzalo Higuaín ankle injury

Juventus’s 1-0 derby win against Torino on Sunday came at a cost, with Gonzalo Higuaín limping off with an apparent left ankle injury before Alex Sandro’s first-half winner. Related: First the knife but then Juve’s assassin turns into a Sunday League f…

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Feb 13

Juventus have not conceded a goal in 2018. Over to you, Harry Kane

Tottenham’s away form is concerning and they are about to face a team that has conceded just one goal in 16 matches By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkTottenham have emerged from a tricky run of league matches against Manchester…

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Feb 12

Napoli show finesse and fortitude to strengthen Scudetto credentials | Blair Newman

The warning signs were there for another Napoli implosion, but Maurizo Sarri’s side responded emphatically to beat LazioNapoli went into their Saturday night meeting with Lazio under real pressure. For a club with a recent history of implosions, this d…

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Feb 12

Winter may catch up with the English elite as Champions League resumes | Barry Glendenning

The Premier League’s lack of downtime is much maligned – but few clubs are truly idle over an ever more frenzied ChristmasThe Champions League returns this week and, for many, the most thrilling football tournament in Europe and arguably the world star…

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Feb 10

European roundup: Real Madrid go third thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick

• Real beat Real Socieded 5-2; second-placed Atlético beat Málaga• Robert Lewandowski equals record as Bayern go 18 points clearCristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid moved into third place following a 5-2 thumping of Real Sociedad at the …

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Feb 06

Bournemouth: from worrying about relegation to dreaming of Europe

Bournemouth were 18th at Christmas but wins over Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Stoke have left them top of the form tableBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAfter Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham could only manage draws a…

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Feb 05

Inter’s art of drawing risks mid-season slump becoming a total collapse | Paolo Bandini

Luciano Spalletti’s side have drawn their past five games, have not won in 10 and seem stuck in their own Groundhog SeasonAt this rate, Luciano Spalletti might want to contemplate learning the piano, helping a homeless man and declaring his love for An…

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