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Bernardo Silva ready to step into injured Sane’s boots

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Bernardo Silva is hoping to kickstart his Manchester City career by capitalising on the creative void left by Leroy Sane’s absence over the next couple of months.

Germany international Sane faces up to seven weeks on the sidelines with ankle ligament damage picked up in City’s FA Cup victory over Cardiff last weekend.

Man City keep quadruple dream alive, Chelsea also through

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London (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne starred as Manchester City stayed on course for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies in the one season with a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday that saw the runaway Premier League leaders into the last 16 of the FA Cup.

City, 12 points clear at the summit of English football, are bidding to bring the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League titles to the Etihad.

Man City keep quadruple dream alive, Chelsea also through

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London (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne starred as Manchester City stayed on course for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies in the one season with a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday that saw the runaway Premier League leaders into the last 16 of the FA Cup.

City, 12 points clear at the summit of English football, are bidding to bring the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League titles to the Etihad.

City stay top after Sterling display

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored with his first touch as Manchester City stayed five-points clear atop of the Premier League with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Sterling, who replaced Bernardo Silva in the 61st minute, scored his ninth goal of the season in all competitions as City extended their club record number of wins to 13.

City stay top after Sterling display

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored with his first touch as Manchester City stayed five-points clear atop of the Premier League with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Sterling, who replaced Bernardo Silva in the 61st minute, scored his ninth goal of the season in all competitions as City extended their club record number of wins to 13.

City have found killer instinct, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record equalling 11th consecutive victory.

Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s history, with his 177th goal for the club, a first-half penalty awarded after goalkeeper Nick Pope was judged to have tripped Bernardo Silva.

Aguero equals Man City scoring record

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time scoring record after netting a penalty in the first half of his side’s Premier League home game against Burnley on Saturday.

It was the Argentina striker’s 177th goal in City’s colours, taking him level with Eric Brook, who played for the club between 1928 and 1939.

Aguero equals Man City scoring record

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time scoring record after netting a penalty in the first half of his side’s Premier League home game against Burnley on Saturday.

It was the Argentina striker’s 177th goal in City’s colours, taking him level with Eric Brook, who played for the club between 1928 and 1939.

Monaco to reinvest in football training centre

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco may have sold a swathe of top players but the club said Thursday they will invest 50 million euros ($60 million) on the training ground that helped produce the 2017 French champions.

Club vice president Vadim Vasilyev announced that work would begin in 2018 at the club’s La Turbie training centre.

Monaco to reinvest in football training centre

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco may have sold a swathe of top players but the club said Thursday they will invest 50 million euros ($60 million) on the training ground that helped produce the 2017 French champions.

Club vice president Vadim Vasilyev announced that work would begin in 2018 at the club’s La Turbie training centre.

Aguero dropped for Man City’s Bournemouth trip

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Striker Sergio Aguero was dropped to the bench by manager Pep Guardiola for Manchester City’s game at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Guardiola named Gabriel Jesus as a loan striker at the Vitality Stadium, meaning Aguero had to make do with a place among the substitutes.

Aguero dropped for Man City’s Bournemouth trip

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Bournemouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Striker Sergio Aguero was dropped to the bench by manager Pep Guardiola for Manchester City’s game at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Guardiola named Gabriel Jesus as a loan striker at the Vitality Stadium, meaning Aguero had to make do with a place among the substitutes.

Guardiola delighted with Bernardo bargain

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has suggested that he got a bargain when he signed Bernardo Silva, arguing that he would be even more expensive to sign now.

Silva, the playmaker signed from Monaco in a deal worth £43 million ($55 million, 49 million euros), has looked promising in his two substitute appearances so far.

Guardiola delighted with Bernardo bargain

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has suggested that he got a bargain when he signed Bernardo Silva, arguing that he would be even more expensive to sign now.

Silva, the playmaker signed from Monaco in a deal worth £43 million ($55 million, 49 million euros), has looked promising in his two substitute appearances so far.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree not over, Guardiola says

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are “still looking” to add to their £200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe.

City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of £200m (223 million euros, $260 million) to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree not over, Guardiola says

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are “still looking” to add to their £200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe.

City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of £200m (223 million euros, $260 million) to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later.

Monaco’s Silva to join Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva is to join Manchester City from French champions Monaco on July 1, the English Premier League club announced Friday.

Silva’s arrival is the first high-profile signing by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Monaco take step closer to French title

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Paris (AFP) – Player of the year nominee Bernardo Silva was on target as Monaco eased to a 3-0 win at Nancy on Saturday to leave them on the brink of a first French title since 2000.

Monaco had seen nearest challengers Paris Saint-Germain trounce bottom club Bastia 5-0 earlier in the day, but they responded in style with a comfortable victory at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Monaco take step closer to French title

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Paris (AFP) – Player of the year nominee Bernardo Silva was on target as Monaco eased to a 3-0 win at Nancy on Saturday to leave them on the brink of a first French title since 2000.

Monaco had seen nearest challengers Paris Saint-Germain trounce bottom club Bastia 5-0 earlier in the day, but they responded in style with a comfortable victory at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Monaco held ahead of Man City trip

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Paris (AFP) – French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco had to come from behind to draw 1-1 away to Bastia on Friday in an unconvincing performance ahead of their impending Champions League showdown with Manchester City.

Sadio Diallo had given the struggling Corsicans the lead in the first half before Bernardo Silva headed Monaco level early in the second period.

Monaco held ahead of Man City trip

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Paris (AFP) – French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco had to come from behind to draw 1-1 away to Bastia on Friday in an unconvincing performance ahead of their impending Champions League showdown with Manchester City.

Sadio Diallo had given the struggling Corsicans the lead in the first half before Bernardo Silva headed Monaco level early in the second period.

Monaco held ahead of Manchester City trip

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Paris (AFP) – French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco had to come from behind to draw 1-1 away to Bastia on Friday in an unconvincing performance ahead of their impending Champions League showdown with Manchester City.

Sadio Diallo had given the struggling Corsicans the lead in the first half before Bernardo Silva headed Monaco level early in the second period.

Last-gasp Silva rescues Monaco at PSG

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Paris (AFP) Bernardo Silva struck an injury-time equaliser as Monaco salvaged a deserved point in a 1-1 draw at reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain to keep the visitors top of Ligue 1.

Edinson Cavani scored his 21st league goal of the season with an 81st-minute penalty at the Parc des Princes, but Portugal international Silva fired home in stoppage time to thwart the hosts.

Acclaimed Monaco keep cool ahead of Marseille clash

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Paris (AFP) Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva brushed off comparisons between the Ligue 1 title contenders and Europe's heavyweights ahead of Saturday's visit of traditional French giants Marseille.

Leonardo Jardim's side qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League in midweek as winners of Group E following a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur and find themselves locked in a three-way battle with Nice and Paris Saint-Germain in France.

Acclaimed Monaco keep cool ahead of Marseille clash

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Paris (AFP) Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva brushed off comparisons between the Ligue 1 title contenders and Europe's heavyweights ahead of Saturday's visit of traditional French giants Marseille.

Leonardo Jardim's side qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League in midweek as winners of Group E following a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur and find themselves locked in a three-way battle with Nice and Paris Saint-Germain in France.

Nani scores brace as Portugal thrash Gibraltar

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Lisbon (AFP) Nani scored a brace as European champions Portugal warmed up for the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign by thumping minnows Gibraltar 5-0 in Porto on Thursday.

In the absence of the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani took centre stage, opening the scoring on 27 minutes and adding a second 10 minutes into the second half.

Sanches included in Portugal Euro squad

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Lisbon (AFP) Bayern Munich-bound starlet Renato Sanches was included in the 23-man Portugal squad for Euro 2016 named by coach Fernando Santos on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Sanches will move to Bayern this summer for an initial 35 million euros ($39.6m, £27.4m) from Benfica after an outstanding breakthrough season with the Portuguese champions and he has been rewarded for his form with a place in the national squad.

Sanches included in Portugal Euro squad

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Lisbon (AFP) Bayern Munich-bound starlet Renato Sanches was included in the 23-man Portugal squad for Euro 2016 named by coach Fernando Santos on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old Sanches will move to Bayern this summer for an initial 35 million euros ($39.6m, £27.4m) from Benfica after an outstanding breakthrough season with the Portuguese champions and he has been rewarded for his form with a place in the national squad.

Manchester City

Citizens Arrest: Liverpool End Man City Unbeaten Run After Thrilling 4-3 Win At Anfield (Video)

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Manchester City's hopes of an 'Invincible' season came to a crashing halt at Anfield on Sunday, with the runaway league leaders beaten 4-3 by Liverpool.

The Reds, shorn of Philippe Coutinho, produced a superb attacking display and took the lead after just nine minutes, with a revitalised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain firing home a thunderous effort.

Is Burnley boss Sean Dyche related to Benjamin Franklin?

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“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”.

When Benjamin Franklin wrote that phrase back in the 18th century, it’s fair to assume he hadn’t thought it could be linked to the Premier League in 2017.

Step forward Mr Sean Dyche.

The Burnley manager’s criticism of the Football Association’s review of the disputed penalty involving Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva last weekend was as certain as death and taxes.

France

How AS Monaco turned their back on big spending – and conquered PSG

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Usually, when a football club becomes a billionaire's plaything, it only heads in one direction when the money dries up: down. It wasn't so long ago that it looked like Monaco could be heading in...

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After Griezmann, Manchester United Plan Mega Signing Of Chelsea Target

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Manchester United are planning a move for Monaco winger Bernardo Silva this summer in a deal worth £70 million, according to various reports.

The Red Devils look set for a huge summer with the club widely expected to bring in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann worth up to €100m.

Reports have even claimed that the France striker has already agreed a deal to join the club while manager Diego Simeone has admitted Atletico Madrid will not stand in his way.

From Michy Batshuayi to Sofiane Boufal: Grading our #JF60 10 best Ligue 1 young players of 2015/16

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Dele Alli – Premier League Young Player of the Year? #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 13

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The JF60 2016: Top 10 Best Ligue 1 Young Talents to watch in 2015/16

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The Rest

Ligue 1: Monaco Midfielder Joao Moutinho Scores Exquisite First-Time Chip Against Bordeaux (Video)

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Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho scored one of the goals o the season in Ligue 1 on Saturday, with the Monaco star perfectly executing a first-time long-range chip.

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The goal came on 74 minutes, with league-leaders Monaco already 1-0 up.

Receiving a pass from fellow countryman Bernardo Silva well outside the Bordeaux box, Moutinhoconnected beautifully with the ball, directing an exquisite chipped effort which sailed into the top corner of the net.