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From The42 'Real Madrid decided that Cristiano should not win the Ballon d'Or' - Chiellini Claim

'Real Madrid decided that Cristiano should not win the Ballon d'Or' - Chiellini

The star was robbed of the prize last year, according to his Juventus team-mate.

From The42 Manchester United is a 'closed chapter', says Jose Mourinho Don't Look Back

Manchester United is a 'closed chapter', says Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese boss is hopeful of another ‘beautiful reception’ when he returns to Old Trafford.

From The42 Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi Pipped

Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi

He may have finished runner up to Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but Virgil van Dijk had no qualms about losing out to the Barcelona star.

From The42 Man City won't buy any players in January - Guardiola New Blood

Man City won't buy any players in January - Guardiola

No new faces will be arriving at Premier League champions Manchester City next month, according to boss Pep Guardiola.

From The42 'I am open to projects' - Pochettino ready for swift return to management Job Hunt

'I am open to projects' - Pochettino ready for swift return to management

Almost two weeks on from being sacked by Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino wants a swift return to management with a European club.

From The42 Ljungberg 'disappointed' but sees positives in Arsenal draw at Norwich Interim Boss

Ljungberg 'disappointed' but sees positives in Arsenal draw at Norwich

The interim Gunners manager saw some positives in his side’s display but was disappointed not to get the three points.

From The42 Conte proud of Inter's journey to top spot in Serie A Winning

Conte proud of Inter's journey to top spot in Serie A

After his current team surpassed a former club, Juventus, in the race for the Scudetto the coach spoke of his team’s path to the summit.

From The42 Wasteful Bayern suffer first defeat under interim boss to 10-man Bayer Leverkusen

Wasteful Bayern suffer first defeat under interim boss to 10-man Bayer Leverkusen

Leon Bailey scored a first-half brace to send his side on their way to a 2-1 victory.

From The42 Cresswell hits winner as Lampard's men lose again Happy Hammers

Cresswell hits winner as Lampard's men lose again

It was a big win for the Eastenders in this local derby.

From The42 Alli scores twice as Mourinho maintains winning start Streak

Alli scores twice as Mourinho maintains winning start

The England man is back in form under his new boss.

From The42 Blow to City's title-chase ambitions as Guardiola's side suffer fresh blow at Newcastle Wobble

Blow to City's title-chase ambitions as Guardiola's side suffer fresh blow at Newcastle

Former Anfield midfielder Jonjo Shelvey struck an excellent, late equaliser.

From The42 Carvajal the hero as Los Blancos go top of La Liga Dani Boy

Carvajal the hero as Los Blancos go top of La Liga

Second-half goals from Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos helped Real Madrid to hard-earned away win.

From The42 Crucial first-half brace seals victory for Fulham to maintain promotion push Almost There

Crucial first-half brace seals victory for Fulham to maintain promotion push

Aleksandar Mitrovic was on target as the Cottagers overcame Swansea.

From The42 'Arsenal players always honoured the shirt' - Emery pens heartfelt letter after sacking Farewell

'Arsenal players always honoured the shirt' - Emery pens heartfelt letter after sacking

The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss spent just 18 months with the Premier League side.

From The42 Dalglish 'hugely disappointed' at not guilty verdict over Liverpool deaths at Hillsborough Response

Dalglish 'hugely disappointed' at not guilty verdict over Liverpool deaths at Hillsborough

Match commander David Duckenfield was cleared of gross negligence manslaughter.

From The42 Liverpool announce plans to increase Anfield capacity - and will look into hosting GAA matches there Red Alert

Liverpool announce plans to increase Anfield capacity - and will look into hosting GAA matches there

The Reds have outlined their intent to increase the ground’s capacity to over 61,000 with the expansion of the Anfield Road Stand.

From The42 Gerrard insists 'faultless' Van Dijk deserves Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi Fantastic 4

Gerrard insists 'faultless' Van Dijk deserves Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi

The Rangers manager is backing the Liverpool defender to win the award at the expense of the Barcelona star.

From The42 'Absolute shambles' - Pressure mounts on Arsenal boss Emery as Keown slams club No Holding Back This post contains videos

'Absolute shambles' - Pressure mounts on Arsenal boss Emery as Keown slams club

The former defender urged Arsenal’s board to act after Emery’s reign took another turn for the worse against Frankfurt.

From The42 'I did not deserve ugly Luis Enrique criticism' - Moreno Unhappy

'I did not deserve ugly Luis Enrique criticism' - Moreno

The former La Roja coach has now issued a defiant response to the manager.

From The42 Liverpool striker not guaranteed matches at Palace, warns Hodgson Transfer News

Liverpool striker not guaranteed matches at Palace, warns Hodgson

Rhian Brewster would not be a certain starter if he went on loan to the club, according to the former England boss.

From The42 'Do you believe me now?' - Gerrard marvels at '£50million' Morelos Main Man

'Do you believe me now?' - Gerrard marvels at '£50million' Morelos

Rangers’ superstar striker has repeatedly been linked with moves to the Premier League.

From The42 'Liverpool can be controlled' - Ancelotti explains Napoli tactics after holding Reds Strategy

'Liverpool can be controlled' - Ancelotti explains Napoli tactics after holding Reds

The Serie A side put in yet another fine performance against last year’s champions to lift the spirits in the camp.

From The42 Alfredo Morelos makes history but Rangers a point away Prolific

Alfredo Morelos makes history but Rangers a point away

An enthralling Europa League contest between Feyenoord and the Gers ended level.

From The42 Matt Doherty helps Wolves progress amid 6-goal thriller Irish Eye This post contains videos

Matt Doherty helps Wolves progress amid 6-goal thriller

The Irish international helped his side earn a draw in the Europa League away to Braga.

From The42 Three years on from tragic plane crash, Chapecoense suffer relegation Drop

Three years on from tragic plane crash, Chapecoense suffer relegation

The Brazilian side has dropped out of the top flight.

From The42 'It might not be as severe as we first thought' - Lampard hopeful over Abraham injury Stretchered Off

'It might not be as severe as we first thought' - Lampard hopeful over Abraham injury

Tammy Abraham appeared in significant discomfort as he was withdrawn from Chelsea’s match at Valencia.

From The42 Former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli forward ready to call time on career Exit Plan

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli forward ready to call time on career

Ezequiel Lavezzi is out of contract with Hebei China Fortune next month.

From The42 Teenager Haaland makes Champions League history Prodigy

Teenager Haaland makes Champions League history

Patson Daka, Takumi Minamino and Hwang Hee-chan were also on target as Salzburg eased to a 4-1 win.

From The42 Liverpool suffer Fabinho setback Blow

Liverpool suffer Fabinho setback

Two minutes before Dries Mertens scored against them, the Reds lost a key player to an apparent ankle injury.

From The42 Romelu Lukaku inspires Inter to victory Rejuvenated

Romelu Lukaku inspires Inter to victory

A brace from Lautaro Martinez and one from the Belgian gave the Serie A side victory at Slavia Prague.

From The42 Messi breaks Champions League record in Dortmund win Superstar This post contains videos

Messi breaks Champions League record in Dortmund win

Borussia Dortmund need to win on the final matchday to qualify from the Champions League group stage after a 3-1 loss away to Barcelona.

From The42 'I don't talk about things that are not real' - Wolves boss Nuno not distracted by Arsenal links Speculation

'I don't talk about things that are not real' - Wolves boss Nuno not distracted by Arsenal links

Unai Emery’s insecure position at Arsenal has led to suggestions Nuno Espirito Santo could take over.

From The42 Solskjaer to give Man United debuts to academy trio against Astana Teenage Kicks

Solskjaer to give Man United debuts to academy trio against Astana

There could be as many as 14 teenagers in United’s 18-player squad for the Europa League clash.

From The42 Luis Enrique criticises 'disloyal' ex-assistant Moreno over Spain coaching 'ambition' Succession

Luis Enrique criticises 'disloyal' ex-assistant Moreno over Spain coaching 'ambition'

The unseemly fallout to Spain’s managerial change continues.

From The42 Ibrahimovic becomes part-owner of Swedish club Moving Upstairs

Ibrahimovic becomes part-owner of Swedish club

The striker’s hint at playing for Hammarby proved a red herring, but the enigmatic striker does have a new role with the club.

From The42 Mourinho apologises to Dier for early Champions League substitution Dire Experience

Mourinho apologises to Dier for early Champions League substitution

The England international didn’t see the 30-minute mark in last night’s comeback win over Olympiacos.

From The42 'What the f*** are you shooting from over there?' – Sarri responds to Dybala stunner Worldy

'What the f*** are you shooting from over there?' – Sarri responds to Dybala stunner

The No 10 scored an outrageous free-kick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

From The42 VAR chaos and late comeback sees Real and PSG share the spoils in Madrid thriller European Nights This post contains videos

VAR chaos and late comeback sees Real and PSG share the spoils in Madrid thriller

Paris Saint-Germain served up late drama to secure a draw and top spot in Group A.

From The42 'You want to come?!' - Birmingham hit back at ex-boss Monk after Clotet blast Best Of Enemies This post contains videos

'You want to come?!' - Birmingham hit back at ex-boss Monk after Clotet blast

The Sheffield Wednesday manager was surprisingly sacked by the Blues in June.

From The42 2020 football league opens with repeat of All-Ireland final as GAA release fixtures We Go Again

2020 football league opens with repeat of All-Ireland final as GAA release fixtures

Dublin and Kerry meet again on day one, while All-Ireland champions Tipperary face league holders Limerick in the hurling.