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Ronaldo back in style

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace on his return from suspension for Real Madrid, as Tottenham Hotspur ended their Wembley jinx and Liverpool were held on their Champions League comeback on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/14 23:03:39

Ronaldo back to steer Real Madrid to comfortable win in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo returned with two goals to steer Real Madrid to a comfortable win over APOEL Nicosia in their opening Champions League game of the season.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/14 6:30:37

Marcelo extends stay

Real Madrid vice captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/13 23:33:40

Russia gets ready

A couple walks in front of the digital FIFA World Cup 2018 countdown clock placed in front of Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. FIFA announced that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin Thursday, nine months to the day ahead of the tournament’s kickoff in Russia.
Soure:VCG: 2017/9/13 23:28:40

Great escape

Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai SIPG survived a huge scare on Tuesday night before securing a berth in the Asian Champions League semifinals in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province. Guangzhou Evergrande flirted with history on a dramatic night as they almost pulled off a miraculous comeback.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/9/13 23:18:40

Messi inspires Barca

Barcelona defied an outgoing off-field crisis as another Lionel Messi-inspired display exacted revenge on Juventus to open their European Champions League campaign with a resounding 3-0 win on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/13 22:53:39

Shanghai beat Guangzhou on penalties for AFC Champions League semis

Shanghai SIPG reached their first AFC Champions League semifinals, winning a penalty shootout 5-4 against Guangzhou Evergrande here on Tuesday evening.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/13 6:47:33

De Boer dismissal and Hodgson hire both signs all is not well at Palace

How long is long enough to wait before making the decision to sack your manager? It seems that a mere four Premier League games - five matches in total including a League Cup win over Ipswich Town - over 77 days is not the requisite sample size to warrant pulling the trigger, based on soccer's reaction to Ronald de Boer's dismissal from Crystal Palace.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/9/12 23:38:40

Liverpool to appeal

Liverpool will appeal the length of Sadio Mane's three-match ban after he was sent off during Saturday's 5-0 defeat by Manchester City, according to multiple British media reports.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/12 23:28:39

Sky agrees deal with EFL

Pay-TV group Sky and the English Football League (EFL) has agreed a 600 million pound ($796 million) five-year domestic broadcasting deal, they said Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/12 23:23:40

FA to increase World Cup cyber security over hacking concerns

The English FA will increase cyber security for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after hacking attacks by a group suspected of links to a Russian spy agency, media reports said.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/9/12 23:23:39

Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

Just eight years after starting life in the local leagues, RB Leipzig will enhance their rags to riches tale on Wednesday by hosting Monaco on the German club’s Champions League debut.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/12 23:23:39

Real remain Champions League favorites

Such is Real Madrid’s confidence in creating more Champions League history that while others have spent hundreds of millions trying to catch up, the back-to-back European champions were happy to cash in.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/12 19:43:39

Arsenal halt slide with smooth victory

Arsenal were deep in crisis before the international break, but a home win over Bournemouth was just what was needed to rectify the state of affairs.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/9/11 22:08:40

Crystal Palace sack manager Frank de Boer after nightmare start

Crystal Palace on Monday sacked manager Frank de Boer after a dismal start to the Premier League season that has seen them lose all four of their matches without scoring a single goal.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/11 22:03:40

Poyet leaves struggling Shenhua

Struggling Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai Shenhua confirmed Monday that Uruguayan Gus Poyet has quit as the club’s head coach ­after 10 months in the job.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/9/11 22:03:39

Hughes and Mourinho are latest pair to make football all about hands

Football, they say, is a funny old game and Jose Mourinho has done little to disprove that this weekend. The Manchester United manager refused to shake his Stoke City counterpart's hand after his side labored to a 2-2 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday evening.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/9/10 23:03:39

1st top-league female ref

Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday by becoming the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/10 22:38:40