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Dnipro & Sevilla reach Europa League final

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Dnipro will play holders Sevilla in the final of the Europa League after defeating Serie A side Napoli. The Ukrainians’ striker Yevhen Seleznyov headed the only goal of the night to end Rafael Benitez’s side’s 10-game unbeaten run in the competition and seal a 2-1 aggregate win. Sevilla of La Liga completed the job against Fiorentina, winning 2-0 in Italy ...

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Real Madrid: Gareth Bale will return ‘stronger’ after exit

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Gareth Bale says he will return stronger for Real Madrid after receiving criticism from his own fans during their Champions League semi-final defeat by Juventus. The 25-year-old Wales forward missed several opportunities as Juve set up a final against Barcelona. “There have been some ups and downs but I think I’ve played well,” he said. “What doesn’t kill me makes ...

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Barcelona FC to face tax fraud trial over Neymar transfer

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A Spanish judge has ordered Barcelona Football Club to stand trial over claims it tried to mislead tax authorities. The club bought the Brazilian player Neymar in 2013 for what they said was €57m euros ($41m; $65m). But a judge in Madrid said he believes the club knew the fee was far higher – and so more tax should have ...

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Inaki Williams is fastest player in La Liga this season

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Spanish born Ghanaian midfielder, Inaki Williams is now the fastest player in the Spanish top flight this season according to aupaAtletic.com. The midfielder has been in fine form this season with his club Athletic Bilbao resulting in attempts by the Ghana Football Association to snaffle him from the clutches of the Spanish Football Federation. The 20 year-old was reported to ...

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I couldn’t stop Luis Suarez leaving Liverpool, admits Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reiterated he had no opportunity to stop Luis Suarez leaving Anfield. The striker left Merseyside in the summer for Barcelona and Rodgers’ side has struggled in the wake of his exit. A serious lack of firepower has hit the team hard, with Daniel Sturridge hampered by injuries and Mario Balotelli well out of form. But ...

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Pep Guardiola: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as good as Pele

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has compared Lionel Messi to Brazil legend Pele as he backed former club Barcelona to win the Champions League. Messi inspired Barca to a 3-0 first-leg victory that Bayern could not overturn, despite a 3-2 win in the return game. “He is the best player of all time, I compare him with Pele,” said Guardiola, ...

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Barca in Champions League final

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-Barcelona will meet Real Madrid or Juventus in final -Spanish club remain on course for treble -Bayern end four-match losing streak -Neymar, Messi and Suarez have 114 goals in 2014-15 Barcelona reached their first Champions League final since 2011, despite Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich salvaging pride in the return leg in Germany. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Bayern revived ...

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Ronaldo, Messi, Beckham all feature in Gerard Pique’s huge football shirt collection

Collection: Some of the many shirts Gerard Pique has acquired over the course of his career

The shirts – acquired over the course of the Barcelona star’s illustrious career – include nearly all the biggest names in football over the last decade. Gerard Pique’s football shirt collection is rather impressive. The Barcelona defender has kept the shirts he’s swapped throughout his career, and has taken to Twitter to show them off. He tweeted pictures of them ...

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La Liga strike: Court could decide on action

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A Spanish court could decide on Wednesday if the strike affecting the end of La Liga season is legal. The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has suspended the end of the season and the players’ union (AFE) also decided to strike in a row over TV rights. The proposed action puts the final two rounds of league games in doubt, as ...

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