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Champions League Round-Up: Dortmund Run Riot, Real Madrid Sneak Late Win

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 14: Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid CF celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Madrid CF and Sporting Clube de Portugal at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on September 14, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The second half of the Matchweek 1 of the Champions League took place tonight, as the likes or Real Madrid, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were all in action. The Group C fixture between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach finally took place having been rained off 24 hours earlier. A Sergio Aguero hat-tick ended the tie as a contest before Kelechi Iheanacho …

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Arsenal Dealt Huge Boost In Pursuit Of Alexandre Lacazette As His Availability Is Confirmed

Arsenal’s summer transfer season was punctuated by numerous failed bids for, and rejections from, some of Europe’s top attacking footballers. Though the Gunners finally managed to sign striker Lucas Perez in the final days of the transfer window, names like Jamie Vardy, Gonzalo Higuain, Riyad Mahrez and Alexandre Lacazette were continually linked with the London club. Ultimately both Leicester City …

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Champions League Group Stage Draw: Dream Group For Leicester, While Pep Returns To Barça

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 24: The draw ball await during the UEFA Champions League Q2 qualifying round draw at the UEFA headquarters on June 24, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

The draw for the Champions League group stage took place in Monaco this evening, and has thrown up a number of very interesting match-ups. Premier League champions Leicester City were guaranteed a top seed entry, meaning they would avoid the heavy hitters but could still have potentially faced the likes of Atlético Madrid or Borussia Dortmund. As it turned out, …

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Revealed: The Outlandish Budget Of Each Top 14 Club

Racing 92 v Northampton Saints - European Rugby Champions Cup

The Top 14 season began last weekend. The French Top 14 is by some way rugby’s wealthiest club competition. Fuelled by multi millionaire owners and massive TV deals, very few of rugby’s biggest names are outside of the reach of France’s elite clubs. Although the Ligue Nationale de Rugby and it’s financial watchdog the Direction nationale d’aide et de contrôle de gestion are …

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List Of Completed Top 14 Transfers On The Eve Of The New Season

ASM Clermont Auvergne v RC Toulon - European Rugby Champions Cup Final

The Top 14 has once again flexed it’s financial muscle this summer. For a number of years now, officials from the French Rugby Federation have been fighting a losing battle against the Top 14’s governing body, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby. On one hand exists an organisation determined to keep the French national team competitive, and on the other, one that …

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Best And Worst New Kits Ahead Of 2016/17 Season


With preparations for the 2016/17 having been under way for over a month now, as the respective managements attempt to ascertain which systems and structures will enhance their prospects the most in reaching their seasonal goals, one facet in which many teams are engaging in is the unveiling of their new kits. With a host of new match-day attire having been …

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Watch: Arsenal Target Alexandre Lacazette Scores Hat-trick In Lyon’s Season Opener

FC Metz v Olympique Lyonnais - Ligue 1

Arsenal’s “will they, won’t they?” pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has been flowing along for the past few weeks. Ever since Lyon made it public that the Gunners had made a €35m bid for Alexandre Lacazette earlier this summer, which was flatly rejected, speculation has been mounting that they would return to Lyon with a higher offer in order to …

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Arsenal Find Exciting Mahrez Alternative As Leicester Refuse To Sell


Arsenal have looked elsewhere for a winger after finally admitting defeat in their bid to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez. However, they have not had to look far in locating an alternative. The Gunners are already chasing down a move for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, scouting the France international in Ligue 1 over the past months, and have been considerably …

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A Northern Hemisphere Bound Super Rugby XV

European clubs are raiding the southern hemisphere for some of the game’s biggest names. With the Super Rugby season after coming to a conclusion, some of the southern hemisphere’s best players are already making their way north to join European clubs. Although this annual migration is nothing new, the age profile of the players leaving Super Rugby is clearly a …

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Reports In France Suggest Alexandre Lacazette Has Agreed To Join Arsenal

Arsenal are thought to be leading the charge to sign Alexandre Lacazette. Throughout this summer, Arsenal have been linked with a series of ill-fated moves for a number of centre forwards who would give them much needed fire power up front. Initially it seemed the Gunners would sign Jamie Vardy, despite the strength of Leicester’s opposition to the deal. However, although it was …

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Chelsea Legend’s Sources Claim Lacazette Will Join Arsenal This Week

LISBON, PORTUGAL - JULY 23: Lyon's forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring Lyon«s goal during the Friendly match between Sporting CP and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 23, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s attempt to sign Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette will be a successful one, according to former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland star Tony Cascarino. The 25-year-old striker appears to be one of Arsène Wenger’s top targets this summer, as he bids to strengthen his squad’s attacking options before the start of the new Premier League season in less than two …

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