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  • Guardiola eager to break Spanish semi curse

    Guardiola eager to break Spanish semi curse

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    Guardiola eager to break Spanish semi curse

    Pep Guardiola insists Bayern Munich can make it third time lucky against Spanish opposition in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final return leg with Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena. Atletico come to Munich holding a slender lead after Saul Niguez's early solo strike in last Wednesday's first leg sealed Madrid's 1-0 home win. Guardiola, who will coach Manchester City next season, wants to sign off in Munich by winning a sixth European title with Bayern in the Champions League final in …

  • Ronaldo practices again, looks fit to face Man City

    Ronaldo practices again, looks fit to face Man City

    Associated Press
    Ronaldo practices again, looks fit to face Man City

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of facing Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday were boosted as he returned to full training, having missed three consecutive games because of an injury to his right leg. …

  • Ribery fit to face Atletico in Champions League semi-final

    Ribery fit to face Atletico in Champions League semi-final

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    Ribery fit to face Atletico in Champions League semi-final

    Pep Guardiola expects a battle versus Atletico in the Champions League semi-final but the Bayern boss will be able to call on Franck Ribery. …

  • Bayern winger Ribery ruled fit for Atletico semi-final

    Bayern winger Ribery ruled fit for Atletico semi-final

    Reuters
    Bayern winger Ribery ruled fit for Atletico semi-final

    Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has recovered from a back injury in time for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, coach Pep Guardiola said. "Today Franck trained with us and he is here with us," Guardiola told reporters on Monday. "He is an option for us tomorrow and that is very good." Ribery missed Bayern's league game on Saturday against Borussia Moenchengladbach and fellow winger Arjen Robben is already sidelined through injury. …

  • Vokes sends Burnley back to the Premier League

    Vokes sends Burnley back to the Premier League

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    Vokes sends Burnley back to the Premier League

    Burnley returned to the Premier League at the first attempt as a 1-0 win over QPR at jubilant Turf Moor sealed promotion from the Championship on Monday. Sean Dyche's side kicked off knowing a lucrative place in the top-flight, worth an estimated £180 million ($264 million) was within touching distance after promotion rivals Brighton were held to a draw by Derby earlier in the day. With Middlesbrough, the other of the three teams battling for automatic promotion, having drawn at Birmingham on …