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Giants enter CAF Champions League title race

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Johannesburg (AFP) – The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting to build first-leg leads at home in last-32 ties.

Record 19-time title winners Al Ahly of Egypt face South African league leaders Wits, who are playing in the elite African competition for the first time.

Giants enter CAF Champions League title race

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Johannesburg (AFP) – The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting to build first-leg leads at home in last-32 ties.

Record 19-time title winners Al Ahly of Egypt face South African league leaders Wits, who are playing in the elite African competition for the first time.

More prize money for African competitions

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Johannesburg (AFP) All CAF competitions will offer increased prize money from 2017, the Cairo-based African football body said Wednesday.

The announcement came months after French oil-gas company Total signed an eight-year sponsorship deal with CAF reportedly worth more than one billion dollars (915 million euros).

More prize money for African competitions

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Johannesburg (AFP) All CAF competitions will offer increased prize money from 2017, the Cairo-based African football body said Wednesday.

The announcement came months after French oil-gas company Total signed an eight-year sponsorship deal with CAF reportedly worth more than one billion dollars (915 million euros).

English Premier League

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Team News, Key Stats, Preview and Predictions

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Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Arsenal clash on Saturday as English domestic football returns after the international break.

This used to be a fixture between two title rivals, but the fall of United in recent years has taken some of the edge from the match.

£125k-a-week man will be the key to Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes this season

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After Chelsea were beaten in consecutive fixtures by Liverpool and Arsenal, a host of people were writing the Blues off this season, stating that it would be a transitional season for the 2014-15 Premier League champions.

However, a tactical masterstroke by new boss Antonio Conte to revert to the tried-and-tested three-man defence that served him so well at Juventus has got the West London club back on track.

Wenger wants Arsenal to rule the Premier League ‘jungle’

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London (AFP) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger compared the Premier League to "a jungle" on Friday saying every day was a fight for survival.

The 66-year-old Frenchman whose side are on a hot streak of form with seven successive wins in all competitions will hope his players heed such words when they host struggling Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Competition: WIN! A Fantastic ‘Stadium Hoppers’ Map – The Perfect Way To Keep Track Of Your Footballing Adventures

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It's been a while, so we thought we'd treat you, the Pies faithful, to a competition.

Thanks to our buds over at Stadium Hoppers, we have one of their brilliant eponymous football stadium maps up for grabs.

The concept is simple: Visit all 92 Premier andFootball League grounds (plus two national stadiums) and check them off on your Stadium Hoppers map as you go.

WIN! Sing You’ll Never Walk alone and win a trip to watch Liverpool at Anfield

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Do you or does someone you know sing with the voice of an angel? Or with the phlegm-speckled passion of an Anfield regular? Want to win a tripto see a Liverpool game and take in the atmosphere for...

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COMPETITION: Win a trip to watch Liverpool at Anfield courtesy of Skype

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You'll never walk alone. Just those four simple words are enough to stir profound depths of feeling among Liverpool fans, the iconic Anfield terrace chant embedded into the very fabric of the...

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Van Gaal can’t be serious?!

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Despite all the evidence pointing to the contrary, Louis van Gaal has claimed that his tactics at Manchester United are working. The tactics are working, but the results don't support that, he claims.

I think it is working. It is not giving the best results. It is not good enough when you think you have to be a champion, or win the Europa League or the FA Cup.

COMPETITION: And the mystery Liverpool player is….

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Last week on Just Football we teamed up with Skype to offer Liverpool fans (and anyone who likes winning cool free stuff) the chance to win a signed Liverpool shirt. All you had to do to enter was...

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Jurgen Klopp laughs at Bayern Munich’s loss to former team Mainz

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Jurgen Klopp laughs at Bayern Munich's loss to former team Mainz - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager oversaw his team get a delightful 3-0 win over Manchester City that must have soothed the pain of the League Cup defeat days ago. Goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino ensured the Reds went into the eighth place, one point behind Stoke and with a game in hand.

COMPETITION: Guess the Liverpool player, win a signed shirt

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Liverpool fans pay attention, this one's for you. Just Football has teamed up with Skype, official partners of Liverpool FC, to offer one lucky fan the chance to win a signed Liverpool shirt as...

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Goal-line technology will be used in UEFA competitions, starting with Euro 2016

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UEFA has approved the use of goal-line technology in its competitions, starting with the Euro 2016 tournament in France, the acting head of European soccer Gianni Infantino said Friday.

"We looked at it seriously ... and finally we decided to start with Euro (2016) and then move on to the Champions League," Infantino told journalists following a UEFA executive meeting.

Goal-line technology will be used in UEFA competitions, starting with Euro 2016

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UEFA has approved the use of goal-line technology in its competitions, starting with the Euro 2016 tournament in France, the acting head of European soccer Gianni Infantino said Friday.

"We looked at it seriously ... and finally we decided to start with Euro (2016) and then move on to the Champions League," Infantino told journalists following a UEFA executive meeting.

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Competition: WIN! Art Of Football £25 Gift Voucher To Spend As You See Fit!

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Pies are once again buddying up with our palsover at Art of Football to celebrate the launch of their swanky new-look website with a timely giveaway.

One lucky winner has the chance to win a £25 Art of Football gift voucher to spend however they chose be it on a cracking t-shirt or a beautiful little art print from the vast array of goodies on offer in their store.

Win yourself a luxury Arsenal gift-set with JustArsenal.com

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We have been approached by They'll Love It to give away a host of luxury Arsenal gifts this summer, so we thought we'd run a competition to give you all a fair chance of winning this set of six gifts. The company promoting the gifts also donate to charity with every order, so don't be [...]

Competition: WIN! A T-Shirt Or Print From Art Of Football’s Brand Spanking New ‘Artists’ Collection

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Since the last time we ran a competition in conjunction with them, the chaps over at Art of Football have been busy putting together a brand new collection, inspired by the players that truly made the beautiful game...well, beautiful!

Launched this very day, The Artists range containsa batch of lovely new prints and t-shirts featuring the sainted likes of Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Pele, George Best, Bobby Moore, Eusebio and Ronaldinho all captured in Art of Football's signature splotchy collage style.

Competition: WIN! £25 Gift Voucher To Spend On Any ‘Art Of Football’ Product Of Your Choice

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"It's Christmaaaaaaas!!!"

As we stride headlong into December, we thought it high time to get back in bed with our old chums over at Art Of Football and lay on a pre-Christmas competition for the Pies faithful.

As many of you well know by now, Art of Football specialise in capturinghundreds of the beautiful game's most beautiful moments using their signature splotchy artworks and then turn them into the most exquisite t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and art prints all presented in superb luxury packaging.

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Asia brings in extra refs for goalmouth incidents

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New Delhi (AFP) Asia's football body said Thursday it would use extra referees to help stamp out goalmouth controversies in its top competitions, falling into line with Europe.

The additional assistant referees will patrol each goal area, helping out with the goal line, penalty and offside decisions that can be critical to a game's outcome.

Asia brings in extra refs for goalmouth incidents

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New Delhi (AFP) Asia's football body said Thursday it would use extra referees to help stamp out goalmouth controversies in its top competitions, falling into line with Europe.

The additional assistant referees will patrol each goal area, helping out with the goal line, penalty and offside decisions that can be critical to a game's outcome.

UEFA Champions League

A Look At Lionel Messi’s 500 Goals

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Against Valencia on Sunday, Lionel Messi scored in Barca's 2- defeat to end one of the worst scoring droughts of his career. The goal was Messi's 500th in all competitions, 50 for Argentina and 450 for Barcelona in what has been a remarkable career.

What is really amazing is that when you look at the competitions that Messi has scored in, he is the all-time leader in goals in almost all of them.

Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti’s Tactics at Bayern Munich

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Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti's Tactics at Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Pep Guardiola set to leave FC Bayern Munchen at the end of the 2015-2016 season, 3-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti has been picked to replace the Catalan man at Saebener Strasse next summer.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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It's now or never for many teams on fringe of qualifying for the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League.

In Tuesday's headline match, VfL Wolfsburg hosts Manchester United at Volkswagen Arena. The German club sits one point above its Matchday 6 foe, and has won three of its last four games in all competitions.

Liverpool

Win Liverpool vs Newcastle tickets and matchday experience by singing You’ll Never Walk Alone

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Competition: Sing YNWA for the chance to win Liverpool tickets and matchday experience

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Leicester Join Fellow Euro Giants Barcelona, Real Madrid & Bayern Munich In Pre-Season International Champions Cup Line-Up

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The schedule for this summer's fourth annual International Champions Cup pre-season tournament has been released, with shock Premier League leaders Leicester taking their place among the big boys of European football in a mouth-watering line-up.

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The Foxes, along with Chelsea, Liverpool and Celtic will take part in the main competition, which will be mostly held in the USA, with the Blues and the Reds going head to head inPasadena.

#SkypeSurprise signed Liverpool shirt competition – winner announcement

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Sponsored post Thanks to everyone who entered our recent competition to give away a Liverpool shirt signed by a mystery player. Our friends at Skype...

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Competition: Win a signed shirt from a mystery Liverpool player

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We've teamed up with our friends at Skype to give you the chance to win a shirt signed by a Liverpool star. The only catch is we're not going to tell...

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Hanover

In-form Aubameyang sets sights on hapless Hanover

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hope to add to his phenomenal tally of 30 goals in all competitions already this season when Borussia Dortmund host Hanover in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The Gabon striker is enjoying a superb campaign and has scored more goals on his own than struggling Hanover have managed all season.

In-form Aubameyang sets sights on hapless Hanover

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hope to add to his phenomenal tally of 30 goals in all competitions already this season when Borussia Dortmund host Hanover in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The Gabon striker is enjoying a superb campaign and has scored more goals on his own than struggling Hanover have managed all season.

The Rest

Arsenal’s opponents announced for Emirates Cup competition

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The Emirates Cup line-up has today been confirmed, with Arsenal to take on Benfica and Seville, with Leipzig also in action. The competition makes it's return after a year out, with last summer's European Championship as well as necessary pitch reconstruction work having forced the club to cancel last year's edition.

Footy On The Telly April 21-28

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This week, watch the Union, Pulisic (twice), Barnetta, Beach Soccer, CONCACAF Champions League, the FA Cup and the DFB Pokal. So many competitions, so little time. As always, we try to make these listings as accurate as possible, but matches get cancelled, broadcasters change their listings, we make mistakes, etc.

World's end comes at an awkward time for Spurs.

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We took to the lifeboats briefly but didn't completely abandon ship. . The JimmyG2 Column. Another home Premiership win, our 10th consecutive and 13th. in all competitions. We seem to be leaving the old WHL at exactly the wrong moment but that's in the script for Spurs. Just seconds away from winning the Champions' League, last minute of extra time and 2-0 up against Real Madrid when a

This Part Of Newcastle’s Game Important In Next 4 Fixtures

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When Newcastle went on a 9 winning streak in all competitions after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on 24th September, we had 5 clean sheets during that run and it was important the defense play well so we didn't need to score too many goals to win the game. With Dwight Gayle now out [...]

Competition: Win an England Euro 2016 home shirt

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We've teamed up with Poki games to give you the chance to win the new England home shirt, which will be worn by Roy Hodgson's side at...

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Win Tickets To Watch England In France With Pies And Continental

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It's Euro 96. Thoughts turn to past England trips to France, chief among them that World Cup 98 quarter-final match against Argentina. A match that ended in defeat under the tyranny of penalties, featured David Beckham's red card for his brainless kick at the conniving Diego Simeone, two more spot kicks and a sensational goal from Michael Owen on his debut.

Roma Sack Rudy Garcia

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Having won just three of their last 12 games in all competitions, AS Roma have decided to fire manager Rudi Garcia, who had been in charge for two-and-a-half years

"On behalf of myself and everyone at Roma, I'd like to thank Rudi Garcia for all of his hard work since joining the club," stated President James Pallotta.

Landmark Goals

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Continuing to update stats, here's a look at the landmark goals in Sporting KC's history. In the 2015 season KC hit three landmark goals, 1,000 goals in all competitions, 500 league goals at home, and 600 goals in all competitions at home. All of the record goals in 2015 were scored by the same person as Krisztian Nemeth scored all three of those landmark goals.