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Neymar, Haaland, Mbappe - the youngest players to score 100 goals

Erling Haaland made more history on Saturday by reaching 100 career goals quicker than Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Borussia Dortmund striker scored the first two goals of Der Klassiker against Bayern Munich, although his side would go on to lose the match 4-2. Haaland


Sebastian Tagliabue on target as Al Nasr beat Sharjah

Sharjah suffered a second successive defeat to fall further down in the Arabian Gulf League standings. The defending champions went down to Al Nasr 2-1 in matchweek 19 at Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday. Sebastian Tagliabue put the home side in front just before half-time and then regained the lead


Joan Laporta back at Barcelona with fans hoping that club can rule world again

The group of veteran footballers who all wear shirts with Johan Cruyff’s No 14 on the back play each Saturday morning overlooking the Mediterranean south of Barcelona. Last Saturday, they unfurled a flag before the game. “Joan Laporta. President,” it read, in Barca’s colou


Atletico's title pursuit stalled by late Karim Benzema equaliser in Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid squandered the chance to ruin Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes on Sunday as Karim Benzema's late equaliser earned the champions a 1-1 draw and kept them in the race at the top. Luis Suarez's flicked finish early in the first half looked to be enough to give Atletico a crucial win


Man City face Manchester United test on march toward history

Manchester City have history in their sights as the runaway leaders bid to take a huge step toward the Premier League title in Sunday’s showdown with fading challengers Manchester United. City are 14 points clear of United with 11 games left and victory in the derby would effectively end th


Djokovic takes Federer’s world number one record, eyes Grand Slam history

Novak Djokovic will on Monday set a new landmark of 311 weeks as world number one, surpassing Roger Federer whose hold on a record-equalling 20 Grand Slam titles is now firmly in the Serb’s sights.The 33-year-old Djokovic, already the winner of 18 majors, has time on his side with Federer tu


Altargi drops Zamalek by three

Tunisia's Esperance Sports Club won a precious victory over its Egyptian guest Zamalek (3-1), in a meeting that brought them together today, Saturday, in the third round of the group stage of the African Champions League.


Zidane hopeful of Karim Benzema return for Real Madrid clash with Atletico

Real Madrid were hopeful that Karim Benzema will return in Sunday's derby battle with Atletico Madrid, although manager Zinedine Zidane said they will take no risks with their key forward. The striker has missed Real 's last three games with a groin injury and Zidane is confident the Frenchman ca


David de Gea returns to Spain as Manchester United prepare for derby

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was more than happy to allow goalkeeper David de Gea to return to Spain after the birth of his first child as Dean Henderson steps in for Sunday's derby clash against Manchester City.   The 30-year-old was conspicuous by his absence from Wednes


Ozil is badly injured

The German, Mesut Ozil, suffered a severe injury during his team's match against Antalya Sport (1-1), which brought them together on Thursday, as part of the 28th round of the Turkish Football League. Ozil received a blow to the ankle by the Angolan player, Alfredo Gómez Ribeiro, in the 67


Atletico train for Madrid derby as La Liga title race takes decisive turn

Atletico Madrid will aim to move eight points clear of Real Madrid in a much-anticipated derby on Sunday that could go a long way to deciding La Liga's title race.   Atletico sit five points ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona, with a game in hand over both. After consecutive slip-ups again


Jurgen Klopp defends Mohamed Salah substitution as Liverpool crash to defeat against Chelsea

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp raised eyebrows when he replaced Mohamed Salah in Thursday's 1-0 defeat by Chelsea but the German defended his decision, saying the striker was "feeling the intensity".   Klopp took off Salah, the league's leading scorer with 17 goals, for Alex Oxlad


Defending champion Simona Halep out of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to injury

Defending champion Simona Halep has been forced to withdraw from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to injury. Halep, who defeated Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the title last year, had been nursing a lower-back problem ahead of last month's Australian Open. The Romania


Manchester United drift to draw at Crystal Palace

Manchester United drew another blank to hamper their chances of a return to next season's Champions League after a dismal 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. In foggy conditions at Selhurst Park, United failed to see a clear route to goal as they were involved in a sixth goalless draw in 27


Barcelona reach Copa final with epic comeback win over Sevilla

Barcelona pulled off a stirring comeback to beat Sevilla 3-0 after extra time in Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at the Camp Nou, and reach the final 3-2 on aggregate. Danish forward Martin Braithwaite grabbed the decisive goal with a scrappy diving header early in the extra period


Edinson Cavani prepares to return as Manchester United train for Crystal Palace clash

Edinson Cavani trained with Manchester United on Tuesday, eyeing a return against Crystal Palace. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team are looking to revive their Premier League title bid and their efforts got a boost with the news of a possible return of their experienced forward who missed the last four


Manchester City make history with 21 wins in succession

Manchester City's latest victory saw them extend the all-time record for English top-flight clubs. Pep Guardiola's side beat Wolves 4-1 for a 21st successive win, seven more than the achievements of Preston in 1891-92 and Arsenal in 1987. During that time they have reached the fina


Brazil great Pele gets Covid-19 vaccine

Brazilian football legend Pele hailed an "unforgettable" day after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday and urged people not to let down their guard against the deadly virus. Pele, 80, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, posted a picture of himself on Instagram with the




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