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Italian Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo (70') Torino 0-1 Juventus

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West Ham took control early with a solid strike from Robert Snodgrass and never looked back, as the Hammers have now won four straight.

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Internazionale

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Mauro Icardi scored with a Panenka, 10 minutes after missing a point-blank header, to help Inter cap a tough week with a win over Udinese. Inter Milan rebounded from the disappointment of their midweek Champions League exit by scraping a 1-0 win at home to struggling Udinese in Serie A after captain Mauro Icardi converted a Panenka-style penalty late in the game on Saturday.
Udinese appeared to have cleared a corner in the 76th minute but the referee then asked for a video review amid Inter protests and, after looking at the...

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Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring for PSV, who secured another three points on the road to keep their narrow lead atop the table intact.

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Mourinho continues to come out fighting, maintaining that he is enjoying management “more than ever”, but his position is being called into question on a regular basis. Former Arsenal star Keown, who enjoyed some memorable tussles with United in his playing days, believes change is needed in Manchester, with it up to an out-of-sorts squad to take the lead. "These performances are some of the worst we've seen from United in 25 years," the ex-England international told BBC’S Football Focus.

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Jordi Alba says the Barca squad would be happy to see the striker join them

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Alex Ovechkin has had some amazing seasons.  He scored 65 goals in 2017-18, has led the league in goal scoring in seven seasons, and is 15th on the all-time goals list at the age of 33.  Despite that impressive resume, this is the hottest start he’s ever had. It’s hard to believe that we hadn’t previously seen Ovechkin at his peak, but that might actually be the case.  After he scored his second hat trick in as many games, Ovechkin has an incredible 28 goals in 31 games this season.  That’s the most goals he’s ever scored through 31 contests.

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• Real Madrid fans unhappy despite 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano
• Serge Gnabry stars as Bayern Munich beat Hannover 4-0

Real Madrid edged a 1-0 win over minnows Rayo Vallecano, earning a third consecutive La Liga victory and rising to third in the table, but they again failed to sparkle and had to endure booing from their unhappy supporters.

Karim Benzema beat a poorly constructed offside trap to score the only goal of the game in the 13th minute. The win put Santiago Solari’s side on 29 points, one clear of fourth-placed Sevilla who host Girona on Sunday and two behind leaders Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.

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Italian Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo (70') Torino 0-1 Juventus

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West Ham took control early with a solid strike from Robert Snodgrass and never looked back, as the Hammers have now won four straight.

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Internazionale

Udinese

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Mauro Icardi scored with a Panenka, 10 minutes after missing a point-blank header, to help Inter cap a tough week with a win over Udinese. Inter Milan rebounded from the disappointment of their midweek Champions League exit by scraping a 1-0 win at home to struggling Udinese in Serie A after captain Mauro Icardi converted a Panenka-style penalty late in the game on Saturday.
Udinese appeared to have cleared a corner in the 76th minute but the referee then asked for a video review amid Inter protests and, after looking at the...

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Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring for PSV, who secured another three points on the road to keep their narrow lead atop the table intact.

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Luka Modric turned in his best performance in a Real Madrid shirt in some time in a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

After a super-dramatic 2018, Real Madrid end the calendar year with a 1-0 home win against a poor Rayo Vallecano side on Saturday in one of the least entertaining Bernabeu occasions in many a year.

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This was at least a victory to end the year with three points. The early goal was cleverly constructed and nicely taken. Marcos Llorente again showed his worth in holding midfield, with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos either side playing well too. A third consecutive La Liga clean sheet was...

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Alejandro Moreno and Dan Thomas recap all the action from Saturday's array of fixtures in the Premier League.

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Karim Benzema's goal in the 13th minute was all Real Madrid needed to put away Rayo Vallecano at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and secure three points. Real Madrid coach Santi Solari proclaimed himself very satisfied with his team's performance and form despite whistles from a frustrated Bernabeu crowd and anger from local media after Saturday's uninspiring 1-0 La Liga win at home to Rayo Vallecano.
Karim Benzema's well-taken early strike was enough for the three points versus a Rayo team struggling against relegation, with Madrid having just four shots on target all game, and Blancos goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois making a double save in added time...

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Fulham

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West Ham won their fourth successive Premier League game to add to Fulham's woes at Craven Cottage on Saturday, beating their London rivals 2-0 thanks to goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio.
Fulham, yet to keep a clean sheet this season, remain rooted to the bottom of the table with nine points from 17 games, while the Hammers rose to ninth on 24 points.
New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri had been looking to build on the four points his side had taken from their first two home games...

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Real Madrid

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Karim Benzema's goal in the 13th minute was all Real Madrid needed to put away Rayo Vallecano at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and secure three points. Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game after 13 minutes as Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
It was a third consecutive La Liga victory, but Madrid again failed to sparkle and had to endure booing from their unhappy supporters.
Benzema beat a poorly constructed Rayo offside trap to score and Toni Kroos came close to doubling Madrid's...

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Borussia Dortmund

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Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged past Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap that guarantees they will stay top going into the winter break later this month.

Goals from the league's leading scorer, Paco Alcacer, and Marco Reus earned unbeaten Dortmund their sixth league win in a row.

It put them on 39 points from 15 games, nine clear of Borussia Monchengladbach, who drew 0-0 at Hoffenheim, and champions Bayern Munich, 4-0 winners at Hannover, with two matchdays left...

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Fulham have reportedly among the leading clubs looking into a move for Chelsea Gary Cahill when the transfer window reopens next month.

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Inter Milan are reportedly prepared to sanction the sale of long-term Manchester United target Ivan Perisic when the season comes to a close.

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly hopeful of reuniting with Napoli forward Dries Mertens in either January or at the end of the season.

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Chelsea are reportedly continuing their pursuit of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson with manager Maurizio Sarri keen on recruiting a new marksman at the turn of the year.

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Arsenal have reportedly been offered the opportunity to acquire the services of out-of-favour midfielder Denis Suarez from Barcelona in the New Year.

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Barcelona are reportedly keen on acquiring the signature of Andreas Christensen from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens next month.

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Manchester United are reportedly prepared to discuss the potential sale of Paul Pogba to Juventus, provided they are offered Alex Sandro in a player-exchange deal for the Frenchman.

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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has welcomed the prospect of compatriot Alvaro Morata joining the club from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens.

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Spain international Isco could reportedly be heading for a winter departure from Real Madrid after struggling for gametime under the guidance of manager Santiago Solari.

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Manchester United are scheduled to face Liverpool on the road in the weekend Premier League clash. The Red Devils have endured a rough season in the top-flight to date and they come into the game with a 16-point deficit to the Reds, who are leading the standings.

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After barely two months in charge, Santiago Solari will be looking for his first title with Real Madrid at UAE 2018. We take a look at the new coach’s management style.

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Last Saturday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ Draw was always likely to provide numerous intriguing scenarios across the six groups. FIFA.com takes a look at just some of the match-ups that will provide more than a hint of déjà vu next year in France.

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• Real Madrid fans unhappy despite 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano
• Serge Gnabry stars as Bayern Munich beat Hannover 4-0

Real Madrid edged a 1-0 win over minnows Rayo Vallecano, earning a third consecutive La Liga victory and rising to third in the table, but they again failed to sparkle and had to endure booing from their unhappy supporters.

Karim Benzema beat a poorly constructed offside trap to score the only goal of the game in the 13th minute. The win put Santiago Solari’s side on 29 points, one clear of fourth-placed Sevilla who host Girona on Sunday and two behind leaders Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.

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Super-rich state determined to defy doubters as it presses on with preparations for 2022 but being in Doha for a few days prompts scepticism

It began almost a decade ago as the most unfeasible bid ever to host a World Cup: an outlandish proposal for “air-cooled” stadiums in the desert summer heat of a tiny, obscure-seeming Arab emirate with one city, Doha, populated by just 300,000 citizens. Qatar is though, the richest per capita state on earth, and on that cold Zurich night in December 2010 its bid succeeded in garnering a majority of Fifa executive committee votes, and claimed the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

Since then Qatar’s planned hosting of the tournament – its ubiquitous slogan in Doha is “Deliver Amazing” with its stated mission to unify people in the Middle...

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Workers from some of the world’s poorest countries are being paid a pittance to deliver the football dream of the world’s wealthiest per capita state

The men employed on building the 40,000-seat al-Rayyan football stadium were having their lunch, in the model accommodation camp of the “supreme committee” organising the 2022 World Cup, when I talked with them about their lives as migrant workers in the wealthiest country on earth. They had come from Ghana, where they said adverts about construction jobs in Qatar were broadcast on the radio, and about 300 of them had taken the opportunity. All four had paid agents, an exploitation that is officially outlawed but is endemic in the recruitment of millions of people from poorer countries to work all over the oil and gas-rich Gulf.

“The agent said to me: ‘Qatar is the richest country in the world; you can Google it,’” one man told me. “He said we would earn a ‘huge salary’. But when we came here, we found it was the...

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The Spain legend is seen as central to emirate’s efforts to improve the national side in time for the 2022 World Cup

The gulf between Qatar’s rank in the global football hierarchy and its vaulting, nation-building project to host the World Cup in 2022, is illustrated by the record of its national team. The “supreme committee” organising the World Cup makes the most of celebrating Qatar’s football history, which is a fascinating example of sports having been taken all around the world by British and European workers – here, in the oil and gas industries. Replicating a worldwide phenomenon, local people in the colonies or trading countries were introduced to sports, and clubs were formed on the European model.

It was only in 1970, the year of Brazil’s third World Cup triumph in the celebrated Mexico tournament lit up by Pelé, that Qatar even established a national team at all. That was a year before the country gained independence, under the rule of the al-Thani dynasty...

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With four years to go until the 2022 World Cup, our photographer Tom Jenkins has been to check out the preparations and take in a Qatar Stars League game

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Our panel of 169 experts from 63 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2017. Click on an individual to read more about their year.

Messi edges Ronaldo to No1 | The data behind our 100 | Watch: our top 10
Meet our panel of judges for 2017 | 2016 edition |...

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Seventy-two judges from 30 countries have had their say and here is our top 100 of the best players in the world. In association with The Offside Rule

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Who has ‘one skill’? Who bunked off? Who swung and missed?

Deontay Wilder threw 430 punches in his fight against Tyson Fury. What percentage of them landed?

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Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or on Monday night and became the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award in a decade. Who won it in 2007 before Messi and Ronaldo started to dominate?

Ronaldinho

Thierry Henry

Fabio Cannavaro

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Ada Hegerberg was awarded the first ever women’s Ballon d’Or at the ceremony in Paris. Which of these statements about her is false?

She plays for Lyon and her sister Andrine plays for PSG

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This week’s roundup also features a British boxing love-in, a jazzy hockey song for the World Cup and Kevin Keegan singing

1) Let’s have a look at the first ever women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg being really good at football, rather than concentrate on some whopper asking her to twerk. Here’s more on the Lyon and Norway star.

Related: Ada Hegerberg: first women’s Ballon d’Or marred as winner is asked to twerk

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From Lilian Thuram’s son to Real Madrid-bound Rodrygo and the ‘Croatian Neymar’, the Guardian picks 60 of the most talented players born in 2001. Check out the progress of our 2017 class | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


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Diego Simeone and Diego Godin praised Atletico Madrid’s character after they overcame a second-half scare to beat Real Valladolid 3-2. Antoine Griezmann dispatched a penalty on the stroke of half-time having created Nikola Kalinic’s 26th-minute opener at Estadio Jose Zorrilla. The hosts responded impressively and Saul Niguez’s own goal after Fernando Calero’s header brought them level […]

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Crystal Palace won for the first time in 14 Premier League attempts without star man Wilfried Zaha against Leicester City, and manager Roy Hodgson was relieved to end the curse. With Zaha suspended on Saturday, Palace earned a battling 1-0 home win courtesy of Luka Milivojevic’s excellent long-range strike in the first half. Jamie Vardy […]

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Real Madrid rebounded from their midweek Champions League embarrassment by securing a 1-0 home victory over lowly Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Karim Benzema, who limped off late on, struck in the 13th minute to ensure there was no repeat of the forgettable 3-0 loss to CSKA Moscow that summarily ended a run of four successive triumphs. Marco […]

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West Ham executed a devastating counter-attacking display at Craven Cottage to beat basement side Fulham 2-0 on Saturday. The Hammers’ fourth consecutive Premier League win was all but secured before half-time, with Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio on target as Fulham’s flaws were laid bare in the London rain. The struggling hosts wasted several clear-cut […]

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Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock says the selection of officials for his side’s 3-2 Premier League defeat at Watford on Saturday was “a disgrace”. Two late goals from Cardiff made a tense finish of a match Watford had totally dominated for 80 minutes, with Gerard Deulofeu, Jose Holebas and Domingos Quina sending the home side […]

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VAR came to Inter’s rescue as Mauro Icardi’s penalty ensured Luciano Spalletti’s side bounced back from their Champions League exit with a 1-0 win over Serie A strugglers Udinese. Spalletti was in bullish mood ahead of Saturday’s clash, insisting that his side would not suffer the same mid-season crisis that beset them last term. But […]

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The post Inter 1 Udinese 0: Icardi penalty gets lethargic Nerazzurri back on track appeared first on Soccer News.

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David Wagner remains confident Huddersfield Town can turn things around and avoid Premier League relegation after Newcastle United inflicted their fourth successive defeat on Saturday. It was a frustrating day for the hosts at the John Smith’s Stadium, as Huddersfield dominated with 74 per cent of the possession, but they struggled to muster clear-cut chances. Salomon […]

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Antoine Griezmann thinks a hectic year for club and country has taken its toll despite a match-winning performance in Atletico Madrid’s 3-2 triumph over Real Valladolid. Griezmann laid on Nikola Kalinic’s first-half opener before marking his 300th LaLiga appearance by converting a penalty after Kiko Olivas handled his shot on the stroke of half-time. Atletico’s […]

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Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with the character shown by his Tottenham players as they claimed a 1-0 Premier League win over Burnley. Christian Eriksen struck the only goal of the game in second-half injury time to secure all three points for the home side in heavy rain at Wembley. The result, just four days on […]

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Manchester United have handed a new contract to defender Chris Smalling, which could keep him at Old Trafford until 2023. Smalling, 29, has signed a deal running to June 2022, with an option 00001527 for a one-year extension. The centre-back joined United from Fulham in 2010 and has won all major trophies in English football during […]

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Crystal Palace could go five points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone with a win at home to Leicester on Saturday.

The Eagles lost 3-2 to West Ham last weekend and are the joint-lowest scorers in the top flight.

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are the joint lowest scorers in the Premier League

Roy Hodgson’s side have won just once in their last 10 league games, with four defeats in their last six games leaving them 16th in...

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Rangers were knocked out of the Europa League after suffering a 1-0 defeat away to Rapid Vienna.

With Group G finely balanced, Steven Gerrard’s men knew they had to win to secure them at least second place in the group.

Rangers showed fight, but it was not enough to see them through

However, with just six minutes remaining, Dejan Ljubicic played a neat one-two on the edge of the box before tucking the ball past Allan McGregor.

Although Steven Gerrard’s men lost just twice throughout the group stages, it is Rapid Vienna and Villarreal who will progress to the knockout phase.

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Cesc Fabregas believes it is “really unfair” to point the figure solely at Chelsea fans when it comes to the wider issue of racism in football.

The west London side hit out at the behaviour of a minority of supporters for the second time in a week after anti-Semitic chanting was heard during their Europa League game against Mol Vidi in Budapest.

Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea fans are being made scapegoats for racism in football

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted he needs to strengthen his side with “quality” reinforcements after they crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Ibrox men required a win against Rapid Vienna to qualify for the last 32, but were undone by Dejan Ljubicic’s 84th-minute winner in Austria.

Steven Gerrard saw his side crash out of the Europa League in Austria

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Wayne Rooney and his family attended the White House children’s Christmas Party on Sunday night.

The Manchester United legend was invited by Donald Trump’s football-mad son, Barron, who is a huge fan of the former England captain.

Rooney poses at the White House Christmas Party

Rooney and his wife Coleen brought their four sons to the event in Washington DC.

The 33-year-old was reportedly personally invited by the...

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Craig Gordon was brutally mocked and compared to Liverpool flop Loris Karius after his mistake cost Celtic a goal in their Europa League tie against Red Bull Salzburg.

The keeper was in a hurry to get the game moving at Parkhead in the belief the Bhoys needed to score to progress from their group.

Gordon looks on in disbelief after his horror error

However, in his haste he threw the ball right onto the foot of opposition striker Fredrik Gulbrandsen, who tapped home after being gifted the ball.

As the cameras panned to an exasperated and embarrassed Gordon, fans on Twitter immediately drew comparisons...

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Gurban Gurbanov, the Qarabag manager, says Arsenal should be playing Champions League football after his side fell to a 1-0 loss at the Emirates in their final Europa League group match.

Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half goal consigned Gurbanov’s men to defeat in north London, though he was proud of his side’s performance against a team he believes will go all the way in the competition.

Qarabag manager Gurban Gurbanov says Arsenal are too good for the Europa League

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Celtic are through to the Europa League knockout stages despite a 2-1 home defeat to Red Bull Salzburg in Group B.

Brendan Rodgers’ men knew they could afford to get a draw and qualify as runners-up behind the already-qualified Austrian side.

Brendan Rodgers applauds the home fans after the full time whistle

However, the result in the Rosenborg and RB Liepzig game meant their 2-0 deficit would see them crash out.

Craig Gordon’s intercepted throw was the pick of the goals, with fans comparing the Scot to Liverpool flop Loris Karius.

But Tore Reginiussen’s equaliser for Rosenborg ensured the...

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Brendon Batson fears the issue of racism in football is only going to get worse, but insists it is society’s problem to resolve.

Batson was one of the leading pioneers in the 1970s who helped break down the racial barriers when he played for Arsenal, Cambridge United and West Brom.

Brendon Batson has been saddened by the latest ugly high-profile incidents in football

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Former Liverpool player Jason McAteer says he would not be surprised to see the Reds win the Premier League if they beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next month.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are currently top of the table, visit the reigning champions on January 3rd after playing out a goalless draw at Anfield in October.

The Reds have already played City at Anfield in the Premier League this season

It’s been an impressive season for the Reds so far, who...