Kompany leaving Manchester City for player-manager role at Anderlecht
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Kompany leaving Manchester City for player-manager role at Anderlecht

Vincent Kompany announced an end to 11 trophy-laden years at Manchester City on Sunday. The next stop in his career will be Anderlecht, where he began his football…

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Anatomy of a miracle: Breaking down Spurs' winning goal against Ajax
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Anatomy of a miracle: Breaking down Spurs' winning goal against Ajax

Wow. Amid the manic celebrations, the flailing limbs, and the stunned screams of the commentators trying to grasp what just happened, it was difficult to comprehend how, exactly,…

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Delight and despair: Best images from a historic night at Anfield
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Delight and despair: Best images from a historic night at Anfield

The impossible is only improbable for continental authorities Liverpool, and on a raucous Tuesday night at Anfield, the Reds proved as much. A latest European comeback propelled the…

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Liverpool did almost everything right – and then Messi took over
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Liverpool did almost everything right – and then Messi took over

Lionel Messi is a true force of nature. No matter how many precautions you take and how much you prepare, he is inevitable. Liverpool tried to stop Messi…

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Can Barca study Manchester City's blueprint to find Liverpool's flaws?
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Can Barca study Manchester City's blueprint to find Liverpool's flaws?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Clubs will scout forthcoming opponents by examining past results, probing tactical approaches that have proved successful in order to determine an…

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Ranking the top 10 players in the Champions League semifinals
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Ranking the top 10 players in the Champions League semifinals

The Champions League semifinals are finally here. Ahead of this week’s enticing matchups, we’re scrolling through the four respective squads to determine which of the remaining players are…

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Why each semifinalist will, and won't, win the Champions League
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Why each semifinalist will, and won't, win the Champions League

Ahead of the Champions League semifinals, we’re analyzing the title credentials of the four remaining sides, looking into why each team will – and won’t – capture European…

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How Spurs, not VAR, destroyed City's quadruple dream
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How Spurs, not VAR, destroyed City's quadruple dream

The most important thing in Pep Guardiola’s managerial repertoire is control. He seeks it through possession, but that alone isn’t enough. He wants excellence at every position, the…

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Ajax show Juventus that winning requires more than individual quality
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Ajax show Juventus that winning requires more than individual quality

All this time, Juventus thought they needed someone the caliber of Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the next stage of their evolution. But in two matches, Ajax showed them…

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Why Salah's struggles against big sides could sink Liverpool's season
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Why Salah's struggles against big sides could sink Liverpool's season

Few footballers are as infallible as Mohamed Salah. The always smiling, seemingly approachable, and buoyant Egyptian star is both a top-tier footballer and an ostensibly quotidian presence among…

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