Wrapup: Messi, Salah score two goals each in Champions League goal rush

The Champions League was packed with goals on Tuesday and it was hardly a surprise to see Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah among the scorers. Converting penalties taken late in their game, Messi and Salah scored 3–2 victories for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool respectively, on a chaotic night when 35 goals were scored in eight …

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All areas are a problem, says Indian football coach Igor Stimaka

Igor Stimak seemed optimistic, as he always does. But it felt like an SOS call to the people in charge of Indian football.The head coach was asked if the national team lacked a quality central defender for fellow Sandesh Jhingan, playing club football in Stimac’s homeland, Croatia. Stimac did not leave an open goal. “Not …

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Lacazette equalizes late for Arsenal in draw with Palace

Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette drew a dramatic late equalizer to finish 2-2 against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Monday. Patrick Vieira’s return to Arsenal as Palace manager almost haunted the home crowd at Emirates Stadium, leaving the visitors deep in injury time. But Lacazette bounced back in the fifth minute of extra …

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De Bruyne out to make new, better memories in Champs League

Kevin De Bruyne really wants to play in a second Champions League final as he doesn’t remember his first. The Manchester City midfielder sustained a fractured nose and eye socket during their 1-0 loss to Chelsea after hitting Chelsea to Antonio Rudiger in Porto in May. Looking dazed and confused, de Bruyne needed help off …

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La Liga: Aguero debuts, Fati shines again as Barcelona beat Valencia 3-1

In the absence of Lionel Messi, Anu Fati is fast becoming Barcelona’s favorite player. 18-year-old Fati made his debut for Barcelona after a protracted injury on Sunday, scoring a goal and earning his side a penalty as the Catalan club halted their losing streak in the Spanish league with a 3-1 win over Valencia. . …

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Newcastle lost 3-2 to Tottenham in a disappointing start to the new era

new owner. Same old problems. Callum Wilson led Newcastle in a new era under Saudi ownership in just 107 seconds before losing 3-2 to hosts Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. This leaves Newcastle with three points from eight games stuck in the relegation zone and no ability to spend on new players until …

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Fati shines again in Barcelona’s rallies to beat Valencia 3-1

In the absence of Lionel Messi, Anu Fati is fast becoming Barcelona’s favorite player. 18-year-old Fati made his debut for Barcelona after a protracted injury on Sunday, scoring a goal and earning his side a penalty as the Catalan club halted their losing streak in the Spanish league with a 3-1 win over Valencia. . …

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Newcastle vs Tottenham game halted after fan collapse

Newcastle United’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’s Park on Sunday was suspended after a fan ran into a crowd, the Independent UK website reports. Spurs were leading 2-1 in the 41st minute when referee Andre Mariner called off the match after the medical emergency of players in the crowd was brought …

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Bayern beat Leverkusen to top Bundesliga

Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 on Sunday as Julian Nagelsmann’s side rioted and silenced a stunned BayArena, scoring all five goals by halftime to take the Bundesliga top spot from Borussia Dortmund. A brace each from Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry extended Bayern to 19 points, one point ahead of Dortmund, while Leverkusen finished …

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Serie A: ‘We lost our heads’, beaten by Inter in controversial goal

A controversial goal saw Inter Milan suffer their first defeat of the season in a 3-1 loss to Lazio in Serie A on Saturday. Felipe Anderson made a late winner while Inter fullback Federico DeMarco was injured. The goal angered Inter but the rules state that the referee should interrupt play only when there is …

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