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Real Madrid coach arguably most successful ever Portuguese manager

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The Welshman is the most dynamic footballer produced in Britain since George Best

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Inter save a draw in fierce local derby

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli is reported to have suffered racist abuse from Inter fans

Another race row for Italian football: Mario Balotelli 'victim of racial abuse' in Milan derby

Inter Milan could face a fine of at least €15,000 after latest incident of racism in Serie A

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Emmanuel Adebayor defends Tottenham Hotspur absence

Emmanuel Adebayor insists poor organisation by the Togo Football Federation, and not his own laziness, was the reason behind his late return to Tottenham following the African Nations Cup.

Steven Gerrard comes to terms with Liverpool’s elimination

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Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

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Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi to use spirit of Sir Bobby Robson when Newcastle meet Metalist Kharkiv

Newcastle are looking to progress in the Europa League

Match Report: Liverpool ensure Swansea pay for dreaming of Wembley final

Liverpool 5 Swansea City 0

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers looks on

Rodgers 'very disappointed' with Premier League over busy fixture list

Liverpool face third game in a week against Swansea on Sunday

Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

Despite comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale insists there is 'a lot of room for improvement'

Tottenham winger scored two brilliant free-kicks in victory over Lyon

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