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  • Pogba doubts as Juventus face scudetto rivals Roma

    Pogba doubts as Juventus face scudetto rivals Roma

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    Pogba doubts as Juventus face scudetto rivals Roma

    Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie A season on Sunday. Pogba's first league outing of the campaign ended in disaster, for both the star midfielder and the Italian champions as he adjusts to life without former teammates Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo. Juventus dominated throughout, failed to hit the target on nearly a dozen occasions and Pogba, who looked lost …

  • Leverkusen out to keep Bayern off Bundesliga top spot

    Leverkusen out to keep Bayern off Bundesliga top spot

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    Leverkusen out to keep Bayern off Bundesliga top spot

    Bayer Leverkusen head to Bayern Munich on Saturday planning to keep the Bavarians from the top of the Bundesliga table, but resigned to losing South Korea striker Son Heung-Min. With the transfer window set to close on Monday, Son is talking to Tottenham Hotspur and is the latest Bundesliga star poised to join the Premier League. The 23-year-old, under contract with Leverkusen until 2018, is reportedly set to sign a deal worth an estimated 30 million euros ($34 million, £22 million), if he …

  • Navas warns pace-setters Man City not to rest on their laurels

    Navas warns pace-setters Man City not to rest on their laurels

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    Navas warns pace-setters Man City not to rest on their laurels

    Manchester City winger Jesus Navas has warned the Premier League pace-setters not to get complacent after their blistering start to the season. Manuel Pellegrini's side have surged to the top of the table with three wins from their opening three matches and the swaggering manner of their performances suggests City are back to their best after tamely surrendering the title to Chelsea last season. With Raheem Sterling bedding in nicely after his move from Liverpool and a big-money deal for …

  • Pellegrini hopes City learn title lessons

    Pellegrini hopes City learn title lessons

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    Pellegrini hopes City learn title lessons

    Manuel Pellegrini has challenged his Manchester City stars to prove they have learned the lessons of last season's failure to retain the Premier League title. This has come as a surprise to those who witnessed their decidedly unconvincing pre-season form, but it would appear that the players have answered Pellegrini's call for consistency. "We analysed what happened last season," Pellegrini said. …

  • Courtois expects Pedro to help Hazard return to form

    Courtois expects Pedro to help Hazard return to form

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    Courtois expects Pedro to help Hazard return to form

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the arrival of Pedro Rodriguez will help Eden Hazard to rediscover his peak form when Crystal Palace visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Last weekend's win at West Bromwich Albion was Chelsea's first of the Premier League campaign and prompted the champions' manager Jose Mourinho to shout into a pitchside microphone at the final whistle. …