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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Feb 04

European football round-up: Higuaín scores hat-trick in 7-0 Juventus win

• Juventus keep pressure on Napoli with rout of Sassuolo• Barcelona held to 1-1 draw at EspanyolGonzalo Higuaín scored a second-half hat-trick as Juventus beat Sassuolo 7-0 to keep the pressure on Napoli in the Serie A title battle.Juve were already fo…

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Jan 29

Milan’s spirit under Gennaro Gattuso starts to win over the doubters | Paolo Bandini

Milan’s manager has plenty to learn tactically but the 2-1 win over Lazio suggests his man-management is paying dividendsGennaro Gattuso accepted his punishment. Walking out on to the pitch after Milan’s game against Lazio, he bowed his head and entere…

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Jan 27

European roundup: Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid sink Valencia

• Madrid bounce back from Copa del Rey defeat with a 4-1 win• Bayern survive early scare against Hoffenheim to win 5-2Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Real Madrid hit back from their miserable start to 2018 with a rousing 4-1 win at Valencia.M…

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