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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match
2019-04-20, Belfast Telegraph
Barcelona moved another step closer to retaining their LaLiga title with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. Barca were far from their best and relied on goals from...
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019
2019-04-20, The Independent
Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and secure the Serie A for an eighth successive season, as Cristiano Ronaldo completed an unprecedented set of...
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leicester City, at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Jan.29, 2019.
2019-04-19, Belfast Telegraph
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his players will treat Cardiff and Huddersfield with exactly the same importance as they do Barcelona as they reach crunch...
File - Inside Imām ‘Alī Mosque (before the renovations in 2008)The Imām ‘Alī Mosque has been noted as the third holiest site for some of the estimated 200 million followers of the Shī‘ah branch of Islām worldwide – approximately 15 percent of total Muslims.
2019-04-19, The Independent
Sayed Mohamed-Hussain el-Hakeem is one of the most prominent Shiite scholars in Iraq. When Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani eventually dies, el-Hakeem’s father Mohamed...
Chelsea's Diego Costa reacts after his team lost the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, Sunday, April 16, 2017.
2019-04-19, Indian Express
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club was to fine him for a verbal outburst in a recent defeat by Barcelona,...
File - Catalan pro-independence demonstrators wave "esteladas," or separatist flags during a rally in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tens of thousands are marching in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists standing trial for their attempt to secede from Spain.
2019-04-18, RTE
A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month has said he expected Prime MinisterPedro Sánchez to consider a possible...
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks down during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.
2019-04-18, Irish Independent
Phil Blanche April 18 2019 2:38 PM 0 Comments Liverpool's collective effort can thwart Lionel Messi - Virgil van DijkIndependent.ie Virgil Van Dijk says Liverpool need a...
BRITAIN SOCCER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Tottenham
2019-04-18, Yahoo Daily News
More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham...
The Sun: MANCHESTER UNITED fans rejoiced as Ashley Young was finally dropped by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer from his team to face Everton. The 33-year-old was slated for his disastrous display during the Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday. Reuters 1...
The Sun: BRITS are baking this Easter Sunday as teeming crowds pack out the country's beaches and parks on yet another Bank Holiday scorcher. Met Office meteorologist Dean Hall said the record of 25.3C could be broken as temperatures could "possibly"...
The Japan News: The Associated PressROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It’s the first time in Europe’s five major leagues — Italy, England,...
Yahoo Daily News: ThomasLemar hopes Antoine Griezmann will still be an Atletico Madrid player next season, while the winger accepts he has more work to do to fully adapt to life in LaLiga. Griezmann rejected the overtures of Barcelona to remain with Diego Simeone's side,...
Metro UK: Thorgan Hazard is wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool (Getty Images) Arsenal are preparing to make a move for Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard, according to reports. Hazard, who is the younger brother of Eden, is high on Borussia Dortmund’s shortlist...
Metro UK: Reece James has been linked with a move away from Chelsea in the summer (Getty Images) Chelsea have knocked back a £10m bid from Brighton for their 19-year-old right-back Reece James, according to the Sun. James has been a revelation in the Championship this...
Deccan Chronicle: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Alexis Sanchez and his team mates that the club will not carry players as he looks to rebuild the squad in the close-season transfer window. United were outplayed in a 4-0 aggregate defeat by Barcelona...
90min: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has advised Alexis Sanchez and the entire squad not to rest on their laurels as the Norwegian prepares to rebuild his side in the coming transfer windows. The Red Devils are currently in sixth position in the...
Caughtoffside: Manchester United have made three changes to their team to take on Everton following the defeat to Barcelona in midweek. The post “I love Ole but” – Man United make three changes for Everton, with these fans not convinced appeared first on...
The Independent: Andy Robertson has insisted that Liverpool's clash with Cardiff is as big as their Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona. After beating Porto to book their place in the last four of Europe’s elite competition, attention now returns to the...
The Daily Mail: A father died from 'complications with tonsillitis' just days after returning from a trip to Amsterdam. MarkBramley, 34, complained of a severe sore throat during his three-day trip to Amsterdam in March and spent most of it bed-bound and taking paracetamol...
Independent online (SA): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Alexis Sanchez and his team mates that the club will not carry players as he looks to rebuild the squad in the close-season transfer window. United were outplayed in a 4-0 aggregate defeat by Barcelona...
Yahoo Daily News: Zinedine Zidane must find a way to make his Real Madrid players hungry again, says Clarence Seedorf. Madrid reappointed Zidane as head coach in March after failed experiments with Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari during a desperately disappointing season by...
AOL: Ashley Young has been dropped from the Manchester United team for Sunday's Premier League clash with Everton. The 33-year-old has often been captain under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the...