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Dortmund sign Yarmolenko to replace Dembele

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund wasted no time in signing Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko on Monday – the same day Ousmane Dembele officially joined Barcelona.

“Andriy is a player who we have been following for a long time and who has been playing at a high level for both his club and country,” said Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc.

Dortmund sign Yarmolenko to replace Dembele

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund wasted no time in signing Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko on Monday – the same day Ousmane Dembele officially joined Barcelona.

“Andriy is a player who we have been following for a long time and who has been playing at a high level for both his club and country,” said Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc.

Hull’s Mbokani ruled out for six weeks

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London (AFP) – Hull’s DR Congo striker Dieumerci Mbokani will be sidelined for six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury, dealing a blow to their hopes of staying in the Premier League.

Mbokani will miss a significant chunk of Hull’s battle for survival after being forced off in the second half of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot in last 16

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica, Besiktas vie for last 16 Champions League slots

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Paris (AFP) As Paris Saint-Germain joust with Arsenal for top spot in their group, Napoli, Benfica and Besiktas will battle it out Tuesday for last 16 Champions League slots.

The Group B trio all have everything to play for in their final pool games as the only one of the eight first phase groups where no side has yet secured a berth.

Misfiring Napoli frustrated by Dynamo

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Milan (AFP) Napoli's Champions League last-16 hopes will be decided by a final group showdown away to Benfica after the Italians were held to a frustrating scoreless home draw by Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Napoli, who will need a draw in Portugal, were given extra incentive to seek their last-16 ticket when Benfica, despite racing to a 3-0 lead, were held to a 3-3 draw by Besiktas in Istanbul.

Misfiring Napoli frustrated by Dynamo

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Milan (AFP) Napoli's Champions League last-16 hopes will be decided by a final group showdown away to Benfica after the Italians were held to a frustrating scoreless home draw by Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Napoli, who will need a draw in Portugal, were given extra incentive to seek their last-16 ticket when Benfica, despite racing to a 3-0 lead, were held to a 3-3 draw by Besiktas in Istanbul.

Benfica must wait after stirring Besiktas fightback in Champions League

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Istanbul (AFP) Portugal's Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey's Besiktas on Wednesday.

The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were pegged back as the Turks maintained their unbeaten record with two goals in the final seven minutes, including a penalty by former Sporting Lisbon and Porto man Ricardo Quaresma.

Benfica must wait after stirring Besiktas fightback in Champions League

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Istanbul (AFP) Portugal's Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey's Besiktas on Wednesday.

The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were pegged back as the Turks maintained their unbeaten record with two goals in the final seven minutes, including a penalty by former Sporting Lisbon and Porto man Ricardo Quaresma.

Subs make impact in Besiktas, Dynamo Champions League stalemate

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Istanbul (AFP) Dynamo Kiev substitutes Nikita Korzun and teenage star Viktor Tsygankov made crucial impacts as the Ukrainians battled to a 1-1 Champions League draw at Besiktas on Wednesday.

Korzun gave away the free-kick that led to Besiktas's first-half opener in Istanbul before Tsygankov came off the bench in the second period to secure a point for Dynamo.

Subs make impact in Besiktas, Dynamo Champions League stalemate

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Istanbul (AFP) Dynamo Kiev substitutes Nikita Korzun and teenage star Viktor Tsygankov made crucial impacts as the Ukrainians battled to a 1-1 Champions League draw at Besiktas on Wednesday.

Korzun gave away the free-kick that led to Besiktas's first-half opener in Istanbul before Tsygankov came off the bench in the second period to secure a point for Dynamo.

Napoli tie Koulibaly to five-year deal

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Milan (AFP) Highly rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly signed a five-year contract extension on Monday that ties him to the Serie A club until 2021, president Aurelio De Laurentiis said.

English giants Chelsea were among the clubs trying to lure the powerful and versatile centre-back away from the San Paolo this summer, with reports claiming Napoli had rejected a 50-million-euro Blues offer for the French-born Senegalese international.

Napoli tie Koulibaly to five-year deal

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Milan (AFP) Highly rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly signed a five-year contract extension on Monday that ties him to the Serie A club until 2021, president Aurelio De Laurentiis said.

English giants Chelsea were among the clubs trying to lure the powerful and versatile centre-back away from the San Paolo this summer, with reports claiming Napoli had rejected a 50-million-euro Blues offer for the French-born Senegalese international.

Nice second after Montpellier point

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) Newly-recruited playmaker Younes Belhanda grabbed a point for Nice in a 1-1 draw at Montpellier with a determined late strike on Sunday meaning his side climb above champions Paris Saint Germain into second place in Ligue 1.

Having come fourth last season, Nice lost their coach Claude Puel to Southampton while Hatem Ben Arfa moved on to PSG.

Nice second after Montpellier point

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) Newly-recruited playmaker Younes Belhanda grabbed a point for Nice in a 1-1 draw at Montpellier with a determined late strike on Sunday meaning his side climb above champions Paris Saint Germain into second place in Ligue 1.

Having come fourth last season, Nice lost their coach Claude Puel to Southampton while Hatem Ben Arfa moved on to PSG.

Steely Fomenko leads Ukraine into Euro 2016

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Kiev (AFP) Drilled in Soviet discipline, Mykhaylo Fomenko has taken a no-frills Ukraine side to the European Championship finals, giving hope to a country at war.

As a teenager, Fomenko was plucked from a machine plant team and virtually forced to become one of Dynamo Kiev's most influential players of the 1970s.

Steely Fomenko leads Ukraine into Euro 2016

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Kiev (AFP) Drilled in Soviet discipline, Mykhaylo Fomenko has taken a no-frills Ukraine side to the European Championship finals, giving hope to a country at war.

As a teenager, Fomenko was plucked from a machine plant team and virtually forced to become one of Dynamo Kiev's most influential players of the 1970s.

Portuguese Fonseca appointed Shakhtar Donetsk football coach

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Kiev (AFP) Shakhtar Donetsk have named Portuguese Paulo Fonseca as their new coach, the Ukrainian club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old, who won the Portuguese Cup this season with Braga and the 2013 Portuguese Supercup with Porto, signed a two-year deal to succeed veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu.

Portuguese Fonseca appointed Shakhtar Donetsk football coach

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Kiev (AFP) Shakhtar Donetsk have named Portuguese Paulo Fonseca as their new coach, the Ukrainian club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old, who won the Portuguese Cup this season with Braga and the 2013 Portuguese Supercup with Porto, signed a two-year deal to succeed veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu.

Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka lead Ukraine squad for Euro 2016

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Kiev (AFP) Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko on Tuesday named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, which is led by Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko and Sevilla's Europa League winner Yevgen Konoplyanka.

The 67-year-old coach cut his squad from a provisional list of 29 players after Ukraine beat Romania 4-3 in a friendly on Sunday.

Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka lead Ukraine squad for Euro 2016

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Kiev (AFP) Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko on Tuesday named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, which is led by Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko and Sevilla's Europa League winner Yevgen Konoplyanka.

The 67-year-old coach cut his squad from a provisional list of 29 players after Ukraine beat Romania 4-3 in a friendly on Sunday.

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Derlis Gonzalez’s agent seems to think transfer is dead

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Paraguay international appears set to remain with Dynamo Kiev.

By now, Seattle Sounders fans should probably be accustomed to the on-again, off-again nature of negotiations for high-profile transfer targets. That doesn't make what's going on with Derlis Gonzalez any easier.

The latest bit of chatter isn't great news, either, as Paraguayan reporter Wilson Gonzalez says he's been told by the player's agent that negotiations are over and that Dynamo Kyiv have decided to keep the 23-year-old midfielder.

We’re going to have wait a little longer on Derlis Gonzalez

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It looks like he'll remain with Dynamo Kiev at least until they finish their Champions League qualifying series.

Hopefully, you didn't think this whole Derlis Gonzalez saga was going to be simple. The Seattle Sounders may still get what seems to be their top transfer target, but it appears as if it will have to wait at least until next week.

Derlis Gonzalez heading to Sounders, according to Paraguay media

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Assuming reports are accurate, this would be quite the signing.

Reports of the Derlis Gonzalez rumors' demise have been greatly exaggerated, it would appear. A couple weeks after the Seattle Sounders reportedly walked away from the negotiating table over Dynamo Kiev's transfer fee demands, reports are now surfacing throughout Paraguayan media that the move is very much back on.

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FC Dynamo Kyiv 2016/18 adidas Home Kit

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Dynamo Kiev’s New Home Kit Features Some Lovely Traditional Ukrainian Embroidery (Photos)

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Dynamo Kiev have unleashed their new home strip for the new season and, by 'eck, is it a Bobby Dazzler.

As you've probably noticed by now, Dynamo's new home shirt features a swatch of traditional Ukrainian embroidery around the neck thus giving it that authentic 'ethnic' feel and furthermore lending Adidas' now-familiar template a tinge of individual identity.

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Yarmolenko must stay cool in Euro 2016 heat

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Kiev (AFP) Ukraine forward Andriy Yarmolenko is one of a host of players hoping to use Euro 2016 to get a ticket out of his crisis-hit country to England's Premier League but he may have to calm his temper.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City are among clubs linked to a 32 million euro bid to sign the 26-year-old playmaker.

Yarmolenko must stay cool in Euro 2016 heat

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Kiev (AFP) Ukraine forward Andriy Yarmolenko is one of a host of players hoping to use Euro 2016 to get a ticket out of his crisis-hit country to England's Premier League but he may have to calm his temper.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City are among clubs linked to a 32 million euro bid to sign the 26-year-old playmaker.

Manchester City fans ready to stage ticket prices walkout

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Manchester City supporters are considering walkout protests after criticizing the club's ticket prices for the forthcoming Champions League quarter-final showdown against Paris St Germain.

City claim the £60 ($86) cost of top-priced tickets is a "fair reflection of the profile of the game", with the cheapest seats available for £45.

Manchester City fans ready to stage ticket prices walkout

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Manchester City supporters are considering walkout protests after criticizing the club's ticket prices for the forthcoming Champions League quarter-final showdown against Paris St Germain.

City claim the £60 ($86) cost of top-priced tickets is a "fair reflection of the profile of the game", with the cheapest seats available for £45.

Cosmos sign Premier League veteran Niko Kranjcar

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Niko Kranjcar has been training with the New York Cosmos throughout the preseason, and the veteran has now made his stay with the club official, at least on a short-term basis.

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder has signed a deal with the Cosmos for the NASL Spring Season. The 31-year-old had previously been a free agent after leaving Dynamo Kiev following a lengthy loan stint with Queens Park Rangers.

Pellegrini banks on Manchester City experience to advance in Champions League

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Manuel Pellegrini backed his Manchester City team to make a mark on the Champions League's latter stages after they overcame Dynamo Kiev to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

City fell to Barcelona in the last 16 in both of the past two seasons, but they will take their place in Friday's draw for the last eight after Tuesday's drab 0-0 stalemate completed a 3-1 aggregate success.

Pellegrini banks on Manchester City experience to advance in Champions League

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Manuel Pellegrini backed his Manchester City team to make a mark on the Champions League's latter stages after they overcame Dynamo Kiev to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

City fell to Barcelona in the last 16 in both of the past two seasons, but they will take their place in Friday's draw for the last eight after Tuesday's drab 0-0 stalemate completed a 3-1 aggregate success.

Manager confirms star to miss Manchester United v Manchester City derby clash

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Vincent Kompany will be out on the sidelines for at least a month after the centre-back picked up a calf injury during his side’s goalless draw against Dynamo Kiev.

The Premier League club progressed to the quarter final of the Europe’s club competition, but have lost their captain due to injury.

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UCL Rewind: Atletico, Man City progress to quarterfinals

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While Manchester City made history reaching the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Atletico Madrid fended off PSV Eindhoven in a dramatic penalty-kick shootout.

Atletico Madrid controlled most of the possession, outshot PSV at the Vicente Calderon and eventually topped PSV, 8-7, in penalties after a 0-0 tie on aggregate.

Kompany and Otamendi missing derby day?

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Vincent Kompany went down with a calf injury five minutes in to Manchester City's game against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night. This is his fourth calf injury of the season, and his 14th since joining the blues since 2008.

The City captain, who improves the defence of his team considerably, has recently returned from an injury which kept him out from Boxing Day until the middle of February.

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Kranjcar feeling at home with Cosmos after time away from the field

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Even after years of playing the game at the highest level, Niko Kranjcar still loves to simply compete with a soccer ball glued to his foot. For months, that love was taken from him as he struggled to find the field, but the Croatian star has been given a chance to return to action once again with the New York Cosmos.

City v United preview: the final battle of a lost season

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It's Derby day in Manchester on Sunday, with both City and United looking to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

City currently lie fourth in the table, four points ahead of their local rivals in sixth, and both teams desperately need a victory to boost their chances of a top-four spot.