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  • Abdennour swaps Monaco for Valencia

    Abdennour swaps Monaco for Valencia

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    Abdennour swaps Monaco for Valencia

    Tunisian international defender Aymen Abdennour has joined Valencia from Monaco for an undisclosed fee, the Spanish club has confirmed. "Valencia Football Club has reached an agreement with AS Monaco for the signing of central defender Aymen Abdennour," Valencia said in a statement on their website. The deal comes just four days after Valencia dumped Monaco out of the Champions League to qualify for the group stages for the first time in three years. …

  • James, Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

    James, Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

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    James, Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

    Real Madrid got their season up and running when Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez struck twice in a 5-0 drubbing of Real Betis on Saturday while La Liga champions Barcelona edged Malaga 1-0 to maintain their perfect start. New coach Rafa Benitez restored James to the starting lineup against last season's second division winners after he was controversially left out in the 0-0 draw at another promoted side, Sporting Gijon, on the opening weekend. The Colombian was in scintillating form at the …

  • Mihajlovic furious as Bacca, Adriano score in Milan win

    Mihajlovic furious as Bacca, Adriano score in Milan win

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    Mihajlovic furious as Bacca, Adriano score in Milan win

    Furious AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hit out at his side despite new recruits Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano hitting maiden Serie A goals in a 2-1 victory over Empoli on Saturday. Milan, who like city rivals Inter failed to qualify for Europe this season, started the new campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina last week. Mihajlovic, who has taken over the fallen Serie A giants after a great season with Sampdoria, told Sky Sport: "The only thing positive about tonight was the rest, but …

  • New strikers give Milan first Serie A win of season

    New strikers give Milan first Serie A win of season

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    New strikers give Milan first Serie A win of season

    New strikers Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano bagged their maiden Serie A goals to give AC Milan their first points of the season with a 2-1 home win over Empoli on Saturday. Colombian Bacca, signed from Sevilla last month, outran two defenders to score in the 16th minute at the San Siro. Former Milan player Riccardo Saponara equalised for Empoli four minutes later, sliding the ball under the legs of goalkeeper Diego Lopez. …

  • AC Milan beats Empoli 2-1 for 1st Serie A win of the season

    AC Milan beats Empoli 2-1 for 1st Serie A win of the season

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    AC Milan beats Empoli 2-1 for 1st Serie A win of the season

    MILAN (AP) — Two of AC Milan's new forwards combined to give the Rossoneri a 2-1 win at Empoli on Saturday, but Mario Balotelli remained on the bench following his return from Liverpool last week. …