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  • High-flyers Nice seek boost after European woe

    High-flyers Nice seek boost after European woe

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    High-flyers Nice seek boost after European woe

    Lucien Favre's extended honeymoon on the Cote d'Azur pits his surprise Ligue 1 leaders Nice against Lorient this weekend, while Lyon host bitter foes Saint-Etienne in the Rhone derby. "To have 17 points after seven matches is magnificent," said Favre, following Sunday's 1-0 victory at Nancy that kept Les Aiglons a point clear of neighbours Monaco. The Italy striker has netted a brace in both of his Ligue 1 appearances since his arrival from Liverpool on a free transfer and struck again with a …

  • Liverpool seek Swansea success without Sakho

    Liverpool seek Swansea success without Sakho

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    Liverpool seek Swansea success without Sakho

    An in-form Liverpool head to Swansea City this weekend without Mamadou Sakho as he looks to repair his rocky relationship with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp. The France international claimed in a late-night Snapchat post before Liverpool's 5-1 win over Hull City last weekend game that the club were telling "lies" about his fitness. Asked if Sakho had to work hard and keep quiet in order to regain a Liverpool first-team place, Klopp said: "That's not a route for Mamadou Sakho, it’s a route for …

  • Ronaldo back for 'stronger' Portugal

    Ronaldo back for 'stronger' Portugal

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    Ronaldo back for 'stronger' Portugal

    Portugal will welcome back Cristiano Ronaldo for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and the Faroe Islands. …

  • Allardyce casts shadow over Premier League action

    Allardyce casts shadow over Premier League action

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    Allardyce casts shadow over Premier League action

    Premier League chiefs will hope attention returns to on-field matters this weekend after an uncomfortable few days in the spotlight for English football. Sam Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a shock end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters, which continued Thursday with Southampton assistant manager Eric Black filmed offering alleged advice on giving bribes to officials at other clubs. Allardyce, 61, was also …

  • Dembele can be next Drogba - Rodgers

    Dembele can be next Drogba - Rodgers

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    Dembele can be next Drogba - Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers is reminded of Chelsea great Didier Drogba when he watches Celtic forward Moussa Dembele. …