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Lionel Messi reaches European goals century as Barcelona see off Olympiacos

Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in Europe as 10-man Barcelona maintained a winning start to their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Olympiacos. Leading through Dimitris Nikolaou’s 18th-minute own goal, Barcelona suffered a setback when defender Gerard Pique, who had earlier been booked for pull… UEFA Champions League Football News

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Crystal Palace are reportedly ready to step up their interest in Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to the Mirror. The 26-year-old has been linked to Newcastle and Tottenham, but the paper says Roy Hodgson wants to take the transfer chase to the next level after another im… Premier League Football News

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Jose Mourinho hopes Marcus Rashford knee injury is not serious

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hoping for the best after Marcus Rashford limped off with a knee injury. The 19-year-old forward secured a 1-0 victory at Benfica after his free-kick caught out teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar in Wednesday’s Champions League encounter. But shortly afterwards Rashford sat fr… Premier League Football News

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Three and easy for Bayern as Celtic ruthlessly brushed aside in Munich

Celtic discovered Bayern Munich are still very much a European force as the Hoops suffered a 3-0 drubbing in their Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena. The German giants had replaced Carlo Ancelotti with Jupp Heynckes following their 3-0 Group B defeat by Paris St Germain last month but any thoughts of demi… UEFA Champions League Football News

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Under-fire Ronald Koeman confident he still has backing of Everton board

Ronald Koeman is confident he retains the support of Everton’s board ahead of their crunch Europa League tie with Lyon. The Toffees boss met with members of the club’s hierarchy, including majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright, when they were at Everton’s training base last week. Moshiri and… Premier League Football News

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The TLO: Just another team player

Team Liaison Officers (TLOs) are the link between teams and organisers Mohsin Kahn, Jitendra Kumar, and Ritesh Patnaik are TLOs at India 2017 All three have garnered a new level of interest for football Arriving in a foreign country thousands of miles from home can be a challenging experience for even the most seasoned traveller. While for those who do ...

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Marcus Rashford stuns Benfica record-breaker as Manchester United win in Lisbon

Manchester United continued their charge towards the Champions League knock-out phase as Benfica’s Mile Svilar, the competition’s youngest-ever goalkeeper, was embarrassed by a Marcus Rashford free-kick. Jose Mourinho arrived at his former club looking to make it three victories from as many Group A matches, wi… UEFA Champions League Football News

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The Best: 4 days to go

There are just four days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium. 4 identical trophies will be handed to the winners of the individual men’s and women’s player and coach awards. The design sees the ball used in the first FIFA World Cup™ Final between Uruguay and Argentina ...

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Messi cracks another milestone

Barcelona forward and The Best nominee Lionel Messi has achieved yet another goalscoring milestone after netting his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday. Messi scored with a trademark inch-perfect free-kick in the second half of Barcelona’s comfortable 3-1 home UEFA Champions League victory over Olympiacos. The Argentinian set up numerous other opportunities for his team-mates, before one such opening ...

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Video Vault: Simonyan's Sweden 1958 journey

A key player for the Soviet Union in the 1950s, Nikita Simonyan had the honour of not only donning the captain’s armband in his country’s first-ever FIFA World Cup™ game, but also scoring the side’s first goal at the global finals. Despite making their World Cup debut, the Russians went into Sweden 1958 as the reigning Men’s Olympic Football Tournament ...

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