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Another game, another goal and an assist for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

The French superstar, once the world’s most expensive footballer when he rejoined the Red Devils in 2016, is finally proving himself worthy of the £89million price tag.

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The current campaign isn’t even close to being over yet but already Newcastle United fans have got a glimpse of the kit they may be wearing in 2019/20.

Rafael Benitez’s side, who are currently battling against relegation to the Championship, aren’t ever going to be a team to throw up a huge surprise with their new shirts given their legendary black and white stripes.

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Danny Murphy insists Liverpool have NOT blown their chances of dumping Bayern Munich out of the Champions League and are ‘still well in the tie’ after their first-leg stalemate.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were accused of misfiring again after they squandered a host of scoring opportunities in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Anfield.

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Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admitted Javi Martinez faked cramp to waste time against Liverpool on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga champions stifled the Reds’ attack at Anfield to claim a 0-0 draw before the second leg of their last-16 second leg in Bavaria.

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Rio Ferdinand has backed Liverpool to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw against Bayern Munich in their last-16 first leg clash on Tuesday – and face a daunting trip to the Bundesliga champions in three weeks’ time.

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Tottenham Hotspur starlet Marcus Edwards has been praised for his ‘bizarre level’ by Excelsior Rotterdam team-mate Jeffry Fortes.

The on-loan Spurs youngster, 20, has put in some stellar performances in the Eredivisie since the turn of the year culminating in a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win against FC Emmen.

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Chelsea can get rid of manager Maurizio Sarri for £5million – which would be the cheapest pay-off during the Roman Abramovich era.

The Italian is dangerously close to the sack following a run of dreadful results, including a convincing 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night which saw the Blues eliminated from the FA Cup.

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Manchester City defender Gemma Bonner has been recalled to the England Women’s squad for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

However, Phil Neville, the manager, has left Chelsea’s Millie Bright and Jade Moore of Reading out of his selection as the pair continue to build up their fitness following injuries.

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Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic wants to turn his Chelsea loan move into a permanent one, according to reports.

He joined the Spanish giants from Inter for a fee in the region of £25million in 2015, but found himself behind Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro in the pecking order at the Bernabeu and decided to join the Blues on a season-long loan last summer.

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7 hours 38 min

180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for.

Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, England -- There are times when people get carried away with the emotion of a European night at Anfield. The noise, the colour, the fear that makes world-class opposition players freeze in their tracks; all those elements helped drive Liverpool to the Champions League final last season, but Bayern Munich debunked some myths as they secured a 0-0 round-of-16 first-leg draw on Tuesday.

Bayern, five-time European champions just like Liverpool, turned up, shrugged their shoulders...

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Feb 20 (Reuters) - Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on Wednesday.The 31-year-old Khedira, who was part of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning squad, did not travel for Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.Khedira underwent an "electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy", the Italian champions...

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Shaka Hislop and Craig Burley shed some light on Real Madrid's surprising loss to Girona, citing too many changes to the lineup as the problem.
Gareth Bale is still facing an anxious wait to discover if he will be allowed to play in the upcoming Copa del Rey and La Liga Clasicos, with sources telling ESPN FC that a decision on a possible suspension for his goal celebration at Atletico Madrid has been postponed.
La Liga's authorities criticised the Wales international for making "a gesture of possible obscene and derogatory meaning" towards Rojiblanco fans during the 3-1 derbi victory.
The incident was not mentioned in the referee's report...

9 hours 8 min

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but "not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone."
Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood firm in his wish to bring the Spain international back to his boyhood club.
Speaking to AS before facing Juventus, another former club, in Wednesday's Champions...

9 hours 8 min

Kylian Mbappe was the goal-hero for PSG again, as his late goal secured three points for the league leaders on the road.

France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk the ramifications for PSG should they fail to progress in the Champions League for yet another season.
Paris Saint-Germain will speak with right-back Dani Alves' representative this week as they consider a contract extension for the Brazil international, sources have told ESPN FC.
The French champions are keen to tie Alves, 35, to the Parc des Princes for at least another year, while talks are also underway with midfielder Marco Verratti and Lassana Diarra has left the club after his contract was mutually terminated.
Although there is no agreement with Alves yet, sources have told ESPN FC that the...

9 hours 38 min

Thanks to the much-maligned aways goal rule in European football, many consider a 0-0 draw in the first leg of a knock-out tie a good result for the home team. But after Tuesday night's game at Anfield, Bayern Munich walked away by far the happier side.
The German champions probably knew that a goalless draw statistically tilts the tie in favour of the away side. In 31 previous first-leg 0-0 draws in the Champions League, the club hosting the return fixture have gone through 21 times. Based on those...

9 hours 44 min

The Port Said Stadium was the site of a disaster in 2012 in which 72 people died.
Egypt has chosen six venues across five cities to host this year's African Cup of Nations finals, local media reported, including the Port Said Stadium where 72 supporters died in the country's worst violence at a football venue in 2012.
After a board meeting, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) confirmed that Cairo Stadium, Borg el Arab Stadium in Alexandria and Ismailia stadium are among the venues chosen for the tournament.
Other venues are the army-owned June 30 Stadium, on the outskirts...

10 hours 26 min

Tomas Repka returned to Sparta Prague after spells at Fiorentina and West Ham.
Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka has been handed another nine-month jail sentence.
The latest verdict comes less than two weeks after he was convicted of fraud on Feb. 7 and sentenced to 15 months in prison.
On Tuesday, The Prague-West county court turned two previous suspended sentences for drunk driving into jail terms because of his convictions for other crimes since receiving the initial terms.
Earlier in February, the 45-year-old was convicted for selling a luxury car to a woman even...

12 hours 44 min

Phil Foden and Manchester City put an end to Newport County's FA Cup run, beating the League Two side at Rodney Parade to reach the quarterfinals.

Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Manchester City keep hold of the top spot and Manchester United drop out.
The parent company of Premier League champions Manchester City, MLS franchise New York City FC and A-League club Melbourne City has bought a stake in third-tier Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu, who will become the seventh club added to their portfolio of football clubs.
City Football Group -- which also owns Japan's Yokohama F Marinos, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay and FC Girona of Spain -- announced the joint purchase of the Chengdu-based China League Two club, along with tech giants UBTECH and China...

12 hours 56 min

Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield.

The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command.
The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.
TOP STORY: A Sporting chance?
Another day, another transfer rumour involving a young star in Portugal. This time, instead of speculating over the possible future of young Benfica magician Joao Felix, there's a debate raging over where...

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Arsenal are at the Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie against BATE Borisov. The north London side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the Borisov Arena earlier this month and they now face a must-win situation to progress further in the competition.

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Chelsea entertain Malmo in the second leg of the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday night. The Blues have a handy 2-1 advantage from the away leg against the Swedes but manager Maurizio Sarri is still expected to field a strong lineup to make progress towards the last 16 phase.

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Spain international Ander Herrera is reportedly prepared to commit his long-term future to Manchester United following fruitful talks with the club's hierarchy.

4 hours 20 min


Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to offer Gareth Bale in a part-exchange deal to lure Eden Hazard from Chelsea at the end of the campaign.

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Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly looking into a move for Roma's Cengiz Under as they seek to replace Eden Hazard at the end of the season.

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France manager Didier Deschamps has been impressed with the progress of Anthony Martial through the current campaign and has hinted that the attacker could earn a call-up for the forthcoming internationals.

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European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are prepared to go head-to-head to pursue the signature of Nicolas Pepe from Lille at the end of the season.

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to test Arsenal's resolve in the summer with a tempting 60m for the services of Matteo Guendouzi.

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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has clarified that he had no plans of parting ways with the Blues during the recently-concluded transfer window.

1 day 9 hours


Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is surprised that Aaron Ramsey has decided to part ways with the Gunners at the end of the season.

8 min 48 sec

• Manager says it is up to player to get career back on track
• Arsenal take on Bate Borisov in Europa League on Thursday

Unai Emery has said it is up to Mesut Özil to get his Arsenal career back on track after revealing he has spoken to the midfielder about his regular absences from the first-team squad.

Özil has featured in only 18 games in all competitions this season and made one start since Boxing Day. He has missed nine games through illness in just over a year and is unlikely to feature when his teammates try to overturn a one-goal deficit in the second leg of their Europa League tie against Bate Borisov at the Emirates.

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45+2 min: Schalke have all their players behind the ball as City try to pick a way back into the game. There’s shades of the Newcastle match here now: will City be able to avoid a similar result?

45 min: There will be at least five minutes added on, owing mainly to the...

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45 min +1: Nope. It’s easily dealt with. Koke blooters clear ... right into poor De Sciglio’s startled coupon! Ooyah, oof, that’s gotta hurt. The Juve defender goes down, to be revived by the magic sponge.

45 min: Alex Sandro dribbles down the left and purchases a corner off Godin. One last chance for a first-half goal.

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England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. Banks played 73 times for England and was a key figure in Sir Alf Ramsey's legendary 1966 side. However it's Banks's twisting save from Brazilian superstar Pelé that he is often best remembered for, a save deemed 'one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping'

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For a while, as the 60s bled into the 70s, Gordon Banks, who has died at the age of 81, was accepted as the finest goalkeeper in the world

Not all of the 11 players who won the World Cup for England in 1966 would claim he was the best in his position the country has ever produced. Two or three might have a good shout, but the one over whom there could be no dissent was Gordon Banks.

He was, in short, the ideal goalkeeper for any age. Calm but ever alert, organising his defenders, watching his angles, plucking the ball out of the air, anticipating what a forward with the ball at his feet might do next, as brave as a lion in an era when strikers had a licence to intimidate, his qualities were beyond dispute.

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Plus: Old Trafford’s mysterious semi-final snub, back-to-back penalty misses and unused subs. Mail us or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU

“Tottenham have currently played 30 consecutive Premier League games without drawing one,” notes Wouter van Dael. “What is the longest ever such league run?”

The short answer is that Spurs are Premier League record-breakers, Wouter, but only just. “Bolton previously held this title with a run of 28 games between March and December 2011,” writes James Clarke. “But in the wider context of English league history, Spurs have a long way to go yet. Twenty-nine clubs have had longer streaks without a draw at some point – and seven have gone more than 40 consecutive league games without a stalemate: Birmingham (43 games), Walsall (44), Leicester (44), Bradford Park Avenue (44), Stoke (46), Sunderland (46) and Aston...

14 min 49 sec

A full-tilt Liverpool charge, Napoli’s epic collapse, missing boots, broken Hearts and Cantona’s economical brilliance feature

Hooliganism, Heysel and the Bradford fire had left English football on the brink of oblivion in 1985. On-field action desperately needed to take centre stage again and Ron Atkinson’s Manchester United came waltzing out from behind the curtain to hog the spotlight, winning 10 on the bounce and opening up a 13-point lead over runaway reigning champions, Everton. “It’s all yours, Ron!” screamed one headline in November. It was a leap to imagine that by April “Atkinson Out” banners would be on display at Old Trafford after a side light on physicality crumbled, losing 10 games.

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The former England defender talks of how Alan Sugar and a smoke alarm changed a career that took him from Wimbledon to Anfield to Spurs

The Fox and Grapes sits just off Wimbledon Common. Tucked down a side street, it is now a posh gastropub with pints for £5.75 and well-groomed dogs adorning the floor. It has not always been this way. John Scales sits in a quiet corner in the back, describing the eve of the 1988 FA Cup final and how the Wimbledon team arrived to let off steam the night before facing Liverpool.

Related: Steve Ogrizovic: ‘I enjoyed the police. I was good at clearing bars and clubs’

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2 hours 56 min

• Week’s delay agreed to 27 February for €6m payment
• Cardiff want answers to questions over accident

Cardiff and Nantes have agreed to push back the date for payment of the first instalment of the £15m transfer fee for Emiliano Sala until 27 February.

The Premier League club had been asked to pay €6m (£5.27m) to Nantes on 20 February but it is understood a week’s delay has been agreed.

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2 hours 56 min

38th over: West Indies 245-4 (Gayle 103, Bravo 13) Rashid is bowling more googlies than legspinners, a sensible tactic to make it harder for left-handers to pick him up over the leg side. So far he has bowled very effectively at Gayle.

37th over: West Indies 242-4 (Gayle 102, Bravo 11) A leg-stump yorker from Woakes is clipped behind square for four by Bravo,...

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Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has thanked fans for their support after he underwent treatment on a heart problem. Khedira withdrew from the squad to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday following the detection of an irregular heartbeat. He is not expected to return until late March after Juve confirmed he had been treated successfully but the […]

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1 hour 38 min

Rayo Vallecano are set to be disciplined by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) following the display of “racist and xenophobic flags” at the club’s Estadio de Vallecas during the clash with Atletico Madrid, despite them appearing in the away supporters’ area of the ground. The RFEF has initiated a disciplinary case against Rayo even […]

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1 hour 38 min

Krzysztof Piatek insists he is not yet worthy of some of the praise that has come his way since his move to AC Milan in January. The Poland international has scored six goals in five matches since arriving from Genoa for a reported fee of €35million, sparking optimism that he could be the man to […]

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2 hours 14 min

Harry Kane has returned to full Tottenham training as he nears the end of his recovery from an ankle injury. Kane has been missing since damaging ankle ligaments against Manchester United in January and he was initially expected to be out until March. The England captain has missed seven matches for Spurs, including last week’s […]

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4 hours 20 min

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. Wenger stepped down as Gunners boss after 22 years in charge at the end of last season, having won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in north London. Sarri, meanwhile, is under increasing pressure […]

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4 hours 20 min

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says N’Golo Kante is not being utilised in his favoured defensive midfield position as he does not move the ball quick enough. One of Sarri’s first decisions as boss was to bring deep-lying playmaker Jorginho with him to Stamford Bridge from Napoli, beating Manchester City to the sought-after Italy international. Initially […]

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4 hours 20 min

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has told Mesut Ozil he must consistently be available without injury or illness if he is to have a future at the club. Ozil, 30, is enduring a difficult season with the Gunners, having appeared in just 14 of their 26 Premier League matches. Injuries and sicknesses have been contributing […]

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4 hours 20 min

Inter players will welcome Mauro Icardi back into the team “with open arms” despite his seemingly fractious relationship with the club, according to Antonio Candreva. There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Icardi, as the Argentina striker and the Nerazzurri hierarchy are at loggerheads due to a series of issues. Not only are contract […]

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4 hours 20 min

Antonio Rudiger admits “no player on Earth” would like to have been involved in Chelsea’s recent poor run of results under Maurizio Sarri. The Blues have won only two of their past five games in all competitions, losing 4-0 to Bournemouth, 6-0 to Manchester City and 2-0 to Manchester United. Their FA Cup exit at home to […]

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6 hours 38 min

Maurizio Sarri has conceded there is a problem with his system at Chelsea but insists he is planning on staying at the club for “a long time”. The Blues head coach is under severe pressure following a disappointing run of results, which has included 4-0 and 6-0 Premier League defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City […]

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Another game, another goal and an assist for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

The French superstar, once the world’s most expensive footballer when he rejoined the Red Devils in 2016, is finally proving himself worthy of the £89million price tag.

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The current campaign isn’t even close to being over yet but already Newcastle United fans have got a glimpse of the kit they may be wearing in 2019/20.

Rafael Benitez’s side, who are currently battling against relegation to the Championship, aren’t ever going to be a team to throw up a huge surprise with their new shirts given their legendary black and white stripes.

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Danny Murphy insists Liverpool have NOT blown their chances of dumping Bayern Munich out of the Champions League and are ‘still well in the tie’ after their first-leg stalemate.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were accused of misfiring again after they squandered a host of scoring opportunities in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Anfield.

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Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admitted Javi Martinez faked cramp to waste time against Liverpool on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga champions stifled the Reds’ attack at Anfield to claim a 0-0 draw before the second leg of their last-16 second leg in Bavaria.

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Rio Ferdinand has backed Liverpool to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw against Bayern Munich in their last-16 first leg clash on Tuesday – and face a daunting trip to the Bundesliga champions in three weeks’ time.

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Tottenham Hotspur starlet Marcus Edwards has been praised for his ‘bizarre level’ by Excelsior Rotterdam team-mate Jeffry Fortes.

The on-loan Spurs youngster, 20, has put in some stellar performances in the Eredivisie since the turn of the year culminating in a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win against FC Emmen.

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Chelsea can get rid of manager Maurizio Sarri for £5million – which would be the cheapest pay-off during the Roman Abramovich era.

The Italian is dangerously close to the sack following a run of dreadful results, including a convincing 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night which saw the Blues eliminated from the FA Cup.

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Manchester City defender Gemma Bonner has been recalled to the England Women’s squad for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

However, Phil Neville, the manager, has left Chelsea’s Millie Bright and Jade Moore of Reading out of his selection as the pair continue to build up their fitness following injuries.

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Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic wants to turn his Chelsea loan move into a permanent one, according to reports.

He joined the Spanish giants from Inter for a fee in the region of £25million in 2015, but found himself behind Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro in the pecking order at the Bernabeu and decided to join the Blues on a season-long loan last summer.

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The pick of this week’s Champions League ties sees Liverpool take on Bayern Munich at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The atmosphere is sizzling at the iconic stadium as Jurgen Klopp looks to mastermind a victory over the Bundesliga giants, who were his nemesis when he managed Borussia Dortmund.

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