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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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Dec 09

Internazionale hold Juventus to goalless draw and stay top of Serie A

Internazionale remain in top spot in Serie A after holding Juventus to a goalless draw in Turin.Victory for Juve would have seen the defending champions usurp their Derby d’Italia rivals but they could not find a breakthrough despite dominating the cha…

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Nov 26

Barcelona draw in Valencia after Lionel Messi controversially denied clear goal

• Argentinian’s shot clearly crossed the line but is not given by officials• Serie A: Napoli return to top of the table with win over UdineseLionel Messi was controversially denied a perfectly good goal as Barcelona, La Liga pacesetters, hit back to ea…

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Nov 05

European roundup: Paco Alcácer double helps Barcelona beat Sevilla

• Barcelona four points clear at top of La Liga after 2-1 victory• Sampdoria beat Genoa 2-0; Edinson Cavani hits 100th Ligue 1 goalPaco Alcácer was Barcelona’s match-winner, his double helping the La Liga leaders to a 2-1 home success over Sevilla for …

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Sep 24

European roundup: Milan beaten by Sampdoria as Serie A struggles go on

• Duván Zapata and Ricky Álvarez condemn Milan to defeat
• Barcelona claim sixth win, Dortmund top Bundesliga

Milan’s problems with consistency continued as a poor performance saw it lose 2-0 at Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday. Milan didn’t even have a shot on target as late goals from Duván Zapata and substitute Ricky Álvarez condemned the Rossoneri to their second defeat of the season.

“Samp were superior to us and deserved the victory,” the Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said. “We didn’t perform. We were insufficient on a mental level and in our determination as well as technically. It’s a defeat which hurts us and we will have to understand why it happened. We’ll need to analyse everything without hiding ourselves.”

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