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Word of his prowess grew on the web, where football fantasies are fed

Tottenham's glory nights roll on after they show gritty side to hold Milan

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Milan 0 (Tottenham win 1-0 on aggregate)

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Star names sit out Scotland friendly

Ronaldinho and Robinho have been left out of the Brazil squad for the international friendly with Scotland later this month.

Pazzini's debut double inspires Inter comeback

Giampaolo Pazzini scored twice on his debut for Internazionale yesterday, as the Serie A champions pulled off a remarkable fightback to defeat Palermo 3-2 at San Siro.

Robinho reveals he talked Kaka out of move to City

Ghosts of Christmas past will stalk Manchester City for as long as they fail to lift silverware. One of them is Robinho, who claimed yesterday that while he was a City player he had talked his compatriot Kaka out of signing two years ago.

Sheik, battle and goal as Messi downs Brazil

Argentina 1 Brazil 0

Robinho: 'I would never protest against being on the bench'

AC Milan striker Robinho insists he is willing to spend time on the bench with three other high-class forwards challenging for a starting role in Massimiliano Allegri's side.

Brazil star Melo came close to quitting football

Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo has revealed that he was ready to quit football following Brazil's disappointing 2-1 World Cup quarter-final loss to Netherlands in South Africa this summer.

City invest hope in rising income after publication of £121m losses

Manchester City expect to carry a £120m annual loss for two years and their wage bill seems on course to top £150m in next October's end-of-year results.

Ibrahimovic and Robinho predict AC Milan success

New AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident the club can land success on the domestic and continental fronts this term.

Robinho 'very happy' as he secures City exit

The curtain finally fell on the chaotic and fleetingly brilliant Premier League career of Robinho yesterday, when Britain's most expensive player concluded a move to Milan for €18m (£14.9m), with a possible €4m (£3.3m) in appearance-related add-ons.

AC Milan complete deal for Robinho

AC Milan have made their second big signing in the space of 24 hours with the addition of Brazilian striker Robinho before the transfer deadline.

Don't expect the beautiful game as Ramires aims to get 'stuck in'

When Roman Abramovich acquired Chelsea in 2003 and was buying new players with indecent haste, he set his heart on bringing the flamboyant talents of Ronaldinho to Stamford Bridge and said as much to the then manager Claudio Ranieri.

Transfer Talk: Move for Robinho is Milan's back-up plan

Manchester City forward Robinho will be a target for Milan should the Italian team fail in their efforts to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to San Siro.

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