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Four things to look for as European football picks up speed this week

The European club football trophies should already be stowed in the cabinets, instead most of the top leagues are only just resuming after the coronavirus interruption.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/15 16:18:40

Barca rout Mallorca

Lionel Messi returned without a beard and with a goal and two assists as Barcelona resumed their La Liga title challenge on Saturday with a thumping 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/14 16:53:40

Haaland's late winner keeps Bayern waiting

Erling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score a spectacular 95th-minute winner for Borussia Dortmund in their 1-0 victory at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday that kept Bayern Munich waiting for an eighth straight Bundesliga title.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/14 16:48:40

Bayern into final

Bayern Munich remain on course for the double after the Bundesliga leaders squeezed past Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in Wednesday's German Cup semifinal behind closed doors, with both teams supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/11 15:58:42

Comeback kids

When the English Premier League returns to action with Project Restart's first game next week it will be nearly three months since a ball was last kicked in anger.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/11 15:28:40

Loan rangers

ile Manchester United's loan deal for Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo initially raised eyebrows but has since raised expectations of a top-four finish for the English Premier League side, the Nigerian is far from the only short-term scoring solution in football.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/11 15:23:40

High and 'Lo

When Manchester United convinced Shanghai Shenhua to allow Odion Ighalo to stay in England rather than return to China, it marked a remarkable renaissance for the Nigeria striker.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/11 15:18:40

A year to go but postponed Euro leaves UEFA with plenty to ponder

In different circumstances, the eyes of the football world would have been on Rome for the opening game of Euro 2020 this Friday, but instead the tournament was postponed by a year and UEFA is considering changes to the unprecedented format in a Europe shaken by the coronavirus pandemic.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/10 16:03:41

Oyarzabal urges team to give surprise season a final flourish

“I am happy where I am, I feel loved,” says Mikel Oyarzabal, Real Sociedad's captain and creator, often linked with Manchester City but whose best chance of playing in the Champions League next season might be to stay where he is.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/10 16:03:40

Sterling speaks out on racism

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has urged English football to use the global anti-racism protests to initiate debates and find solutions regarding the lack of black ­representation in top leadership positions in the sport.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/9 16:33:41

Blue firepower

When Timo Werner seals his imminent move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea, the German's turbulent rise from national pariah to one of Europe's most feared forwards will be complete.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/9 16:28:42

La Liga returns

“I've missed this place,” Lionel Messi said after stepping onto the Camp Nou grass for the first time in three months, but when Barcelona return to action he knows it will not be the same.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/8 16:58:42

Werder slip toward drop

Werder Bremen were staring at relegation from the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 1-0 home defeat to Wolfsburg, while Union Berlin edged towards safety on a day that featured a renewed show of solidarity with the ­global protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/8 16:58:40

Bayern inch closer to title

Bundesliga players wore black armbands and took the knee in displays of support for the Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday, as Bayern Munich kept title rivals Borussia Dortmund at bay with a ninth successive win.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/7 17:18:42

The one that got away

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez got a lot of football fans excited this week, particularly those who follow Manchester United.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/4 15:18:41

Super subs

The term "super sub" is one that football loves, at least when fans see a player that fits the bill.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/6/4 14:58:42

FIFA president praises Sancho

World football's governing body FIFA has joined sports leagues, teams and players around the globe to express solidarity amid outrage over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in the United States.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/6/3 17:08:40

Leipzig 'back on course' for Champions League

RB Leipzig returned to third place in the Bundesliga with an entertaining 4-2 victory at Cologne on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/6/2 16:43:40