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Lille trace unlikely path towards French title

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain have claimed statement wins in Barcelona and Munich in the Champions League while leaving the door unlocked at home, giving Lille the chance of a first Ligue 1 title in a decade. Lille stunned PSG in the capital last weekend, winning 1-0 to go three points clear of the reigning…

Italy gives OK for fans at Euro 2020 matches in Rome

Rome (AFP) – The Italian government has given the green light for fans to attend Euro 2020 matches scheduled for Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, including the tournament’s curtain raiser, the country’s football federation said on Tuesday. Rome is set to host the opening fixture for the delayed multi-host nation Euro, between Turkey and Italy in Group…

Henrik Larsson’s best goals for Barcelona

Henrik Larsson is a bonafide legend at Celtic, a footballer who cemented himself as one of the club’s greatest ever footballers during an unforgettable spell in Scotland. Larsson signed for Celtic from Feyenoord and became an instant favourite of the club’s support, spending eight seasons in Glasgow and scoring a staggering 242 goals in just…

Spurs frustrated by Newcastle, Villa sink Fulham

London (AFP) – Tottenham’s bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League suffered a setback as Joe Willock’s late strike rescued a 2-2 draw for lowly Newcastle, while Aston Villa also aided the Magpies’ bid for survival by beating Fulham 3-1 on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side were just five minutes away from moving into…

North Macedonia hails ‘Miracle of Duisburg’ after Germany win

Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia) (AFP) – North Macedonians on Thursday were revelling in their football team’s remarkable victory over Germany, dubbed “the Miracle of Duisburg”, in World Cup qualifying. Goals from veteran striker Goran Pandev and Napoli’s Eljif Elmas helped North Macedonia inflict only a third ever World Cup qualifying loss on Germany, and…

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