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  • Van Gaal rules out transfer remedy for Manchester United

    Van Gaal rules out transfer remedy for Manchester United

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    Van Gaal rules out transfer remedy for Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that he would not jump into the transfer market to solve his side's goal-scoring problems following their 2-1 defeat at Swansea City. Juan Mata gave United the lead in the 48th minute at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, but after Swansea manager Garry Monk had altered his midfield configuration to a diamond, the hosts struck twice in five minutes. Andre Ayew equalised in the 61st minute with a smart downward header that beat Sergio Romero and then …

  • Cavani steals Di Maria's thunder as PSG win

    Cavani steals Di Maria's thunder as PSG win

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    Cavani steals Di Maria's thunder as PSG win

    Angel di Maria made his debut as a second half substitute as champions Paris Saint-Germain maintained their perfect start to the season with a 3-0 win at Monaco on Sunday. Argentine Di Maria played his first 24 minutes for the Parisians following a 63 million-euro ($68.9 million) move from Manchester United and even set up PSG's final goal. "I'm satisfied, overall it was a positive match," said PSG coach Laurent Blanc. …

  • PSG's Cavani on target, Di Maria impressive in Monaco win

    PSG's Cavani on target, Di Maria impressive in Monaco win

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    PSG's Cavani on target, Di Maria impressive in Monaco win

    It took him some time but when Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani found his range he netted a second-half double to help snatch a 3-0 win at Monaco that extended the champions' perfect Ligue 1 start on Sunday. Uruguay striker Cavani was his usual wasteful self in the first half, missing a couple of chances, until he found the net in the 57th and 73rd minutes to put PSG on a maximum 12 points from four games. Ezequiel Lavezzi added a third seven minutes from time after being perfectly set up by …

  • Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

    Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

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    Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

    Italian champions Juventus have lost their first two league games of the season for the first time after they were outplayed and had a man sent off in a 2-1 defeat at AS Roma on Sunday. Not since Bologna in 1941 have the title holders begun the defence of their crown with successive defeats and Juve, beaten 1-0 at home by Udinese last week after losing only three games all last season, have never previously suffered such a start. Roma were on top throughout and unlucky not to be ahead at …

  • Pjanic, Dzeko score as Roma beats Juventus 2-1

    Pjanic, Dzeko score as Roma beats Juventus 2-1

    Associated Press
    Pjanic, Dzeko score as Roma beats Juventus 2-1

    ROME (AP) — Bosnia internationals Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko scored in the second half as Roma beat bitter title rival Juventus 2-1 Sunday, leaving the Turin power with two straight losses to start Serie A for the first time in its history. …