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Leading Morocco to Russia 2018 ‘my most beautiful moment’ – Benatia

Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia says that leading Morocco to the World Cup is ‘the most beautiful moment’ of his career. The Atlas Lions last featured in the global football showpiece in 1998 when France hosted it. But a 2-0 victory over close contenders Cote d’Ivoire – with the former Bayern …

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Napoli v AC Milan: Hosts to win entertaining clash to stay in hunt for Serie A title

Napoli will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of Serie A when Milan visit the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. A point clear of Juventus, Maurizio Sarri’s men are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with dabblebet to underline their Scudetto credentials even further with a high profile victory here. Sitting down in …

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‘Modric the best player in the world’ – are these the top 25 footballers of 2017?

Luka Modric the No.1 player in the world in 2017, Lionel Messi only seventh best and not a single Juventus player among the top 25 – those are the controversial views of Goal’s Peter Staunton. As ever, the Goal 50 is already provoking plenty of debate – despite the fact …

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Mbappe tops Lewandowski and Belotti for former Monaco team-mate Glik

Kamil Glik admits Kylian Mbappe is the best player he has worked with, placing him above the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Andrea Belotti. The teenage forward spent just one season working with Glik at Monaco, but it proved to be a memorable campaign as the Ligue 1 title was …

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I never should have left Juventus – Morata admits longing to return to Italy

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata admits he misses living in Italy and feels he should never have left Juventus to return to Real Madrid. The Spain international spent two seasons in Turin, winning two domestic doubles and reaching the 2015 Champions League final, before Madrid activated a buyback option in his …

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Napoli star Milik ahead of schedule in recovery from knee injury

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury, his surgeon has suggested. The Poland international injured his right knee in Napoli’s 3-2 win over SPAL in September, having spent four months sidelined by a similar injury in his left knee last season. Napoli …

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‘That experience destroyed me psychologically’ – Adel Taarabt on his time at AC Milan

Adel Taarabt has reflected on his time at AC Milan, saying the experience destroyed him psychologically. The Morocco international joined the San Siro in January 2014 on a six-month loan spell from Queens Park Rangers and made a total of 16 appearances, scoring four goals. And the winger, back in …

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Spalletti hails Inter’s derby hero Icardi as ‘complete striker’

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti lauded Mauro Icardi as the complete striker after his captain cast himself as the hat-trick hero in a stunning 3-2 Derby della Madonnina triumph over AC Milan. Argentina international Icardi opened the scoring with his first goal from open play since August and another brilliantly instinctive …

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Ronaldo, Messi, Zidane, Pirlo and Baggio – Buffon struggles to pick five-a-side teams

Gianluigi Buffon has attempted to draw up various five-a-side teams, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Andrea Pirlo making the grade. The legendary Juventus goalkeeper has been fortunate enough to have played with and against some iconic figures down the years. With so much talent from which …

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‘Better late than never’ – Matuidi delighted with start to life at Juventus

Blaise Matuidi says he is adapting well to Italian football after finally making a switch from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus. France midfielder Matuidi joined Serie A champions Juve late in the transfer window having been deemed surplus to requirements at PSG, where he spent six trophy-laden years. 8/1 for Fiorentina …

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Juventus can’t stop Dybala leaving, admits Marotta

Juventus will be powerless to stop Paulo Dybala leaving the club if he decides he wants to move, according to general manager Giuseppe Marotta. The Argentina international has started the season in exceptional form, scoring eight goals in five Serie A appearances, including a spectacular hat-trick in the 3-1 win …

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Higuain challenged by Juventus boss Allegri following Argentina snub

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has urged Gonzalo Higuain to prove a point to Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli by rediscovering top form at club level. The 68-time international was left out of the Albiceleste’s squad for next month’s final round of World Cup qualifiers despite the uncertainty surrounding their qualification chances. …

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Chiellini in doubt for Champions League opener against Barcelona

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt for his club’s Champions League opener against Barcelona on September 12.  Chiellini suffered a right calf injury while on international duty with Italy, and was subsequently ruled out of the Azzurri’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Israel. Juventus 12/1 to win the Champions League Related …

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Liga MX side Atlas lands Ravel Morrison from Lazio

Liga MX club Atlas on Thursday signed Ravel Morrison on loan with an option to buy from Serie A side Lazio.  Once widely thought of as a promising young midfielder with Manchester United, the troubled 24-year-old has struggled to find a home over the course of his career.  El nuevo Rojinegro, …

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Mihajlovic: Belotti showed he is worth €100m with stunner

Andrea Belotti showed he was worth €100million with his stunning goal in Torino’s win over Sassuolo, coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said. The Italy international scored his first Serie A goal of the season in spectacular fashion, his flying volley sending Torino on their way to a 3-0 win on Sunday. Belotti, …

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AC Milan deny offering Donnarumma captaincy in new contract

AC Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella has refuted claims from Mino Raiola that Gianluigi Donnarumma was promised the club captaincy in contract talks. The teenage goalkeeper found himself caught up in an unfortunate saga regarding his future when it was announced that he would not be committing to fresh terms …

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