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Introducing the new improved AC Milan: Is this the year they topple Juventus?

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While there's no doubt that AC Milan remain European football aristocracy, the fact remains that they have not lifted the Scudetto title since the 2010/11 season. Even that single title ended a...

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Lorenzo Pellegrini: AS Roma’s big new signing aiming to continue a proud legacy

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Generation Next is our regular section on Just Football scouting and reporting on the best upcoming young talents in world football today. In our most recent edition we looked at the Senegalese top...

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Transfer Tracker: Is Hakan Calhanoglu AC milan bound?

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Just a few short years ago Hakan Calhanoglu was considered one of the most exciting young players in Europe. Indeed, on these very pages we named the Turkish international among the top 10 most...

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English Premier League

Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City: 5 pre-season talking points as Lukaku and Rashford down City

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It's pre-season, so naturally extensive conclusions and 'things we learned' can be somewhat overstated, but with new faces on show for both sides (along with some old ones ...

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Free Transfer XI: The best bargain Bosman deals your club could sign this summer

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With crazy sums being quoted for potential transfer moves this summer, it might seem that the notion of "value" in the transfer market has fallen by the wayside. Yet, it is not necessary...

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4 summer transfer targets for Brighton as they prepare for Premier League life

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With the new Premier League season fast approaching, clubs are working overdrive to secure new players before the season kicks off. For the three newly-promoted clubs, strengthening is particularly...

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Romelu Lukaku v Alvaro Morata in stats: Who would be the best striker for Manchester United?

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For months it has looked as though Manchester United would be replacing the outgoing Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata. But with both clubs seemingly at an impasse for weeks,...

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Alexandre Lacazette: What are Arsenal getting for their money and is he worth the hype?

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With Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette set to complete a club record £52.7 million move to Arsenal, many Gunners fans will be left thinking "is he the the man to lead our line and maybe...

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Victor Lindelof starter pack: all you need to know about Manchester United’s £31m ice man

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July 1st 2017 will mark the start of a new chapter in the life of Victor Lindelof. The Swedish international centre-back will formally complete his move to Manchester United and link up with the...

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From Lampard to Totti, five football legends who retired in 2017

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When reflecting on the 2016/17 season, it's important to remember more than just the trophy winners and great goals. It's a time to look back on the legends that decided to hang up their...

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4 summer transfer targets for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United

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The first part of the Rafa Benitez revival project at Newcastle United is complete with the Magpies now back in the top flight. However, Benitez knows that his team needs to improve to be capable of...

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From Mesut Ozil to Kevin de Bruyne: The Top 10 Most Creative Players in the Premier League 2016/17

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With the Premier League 2016/17 season done and dusted, the summer is a time for reflection. With the new season lying in wait, who were the most creative players in the Premier League...

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Don’t Panic! Arsenal CAN compete for EPL title and in Europe

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In a way I think it would have been better for Arsenal to have fared even worse in last season's Premier League, as dropping out of Europe altogether may well have helped us to challenge for the title next time, as we have seen with the likes of the last two sides to be crowned [...]

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil: Will they stay at Arsenal or will they go?

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Arsenal's failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in over 15 years seems to have prompted their two biggest stars, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, to seek an exit from the...

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3 players set to leave relegated Hull City as Liverpool plan a raid

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In the final weeks of the season, Hull City's 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday confirmed the Tigers' unwanted status as the final team relegated to the Championship. The Tigers joined...

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Guardiola warns City ‘decades behind’ Europe’s football elite

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted that Manchester City are “decades” behind Europe’s largest clubs despite the 5-0 win away to injury-hit Watford that clinched Champions League qualification.

The City manager was delighted with the result on the final day of the Premier League season for one of the richest clubs in world football, but former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach Guardiola said that wealth did not count as much as experience and status.

Guardiola warns City ‘decades behind’ Europe’s football elite

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted that Manchester City are “decades” behind Europe’s largest clubs despite the 5-0 win away to injury-hit Watford that clinched Champions League qualification.

The City manager was delighted with the result on the final day of the Premier League season for one of the richest clubs in world football, but former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach Guardiola said that wealth did not count as much as experience and status.

UEFA Europa League

An Englishman in Sweden: Graham Potter and the remarkable rise of Östersunds FK

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Ahead of their history-making Europa League qualifier against Galatasaray we look at the remarkable rise of provincial outfit Östersund FK's to the top of Swedish football... "I...

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PICTURE: Europa League trophy now in United museum

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Jose Mourinho brought the Europa League back to Old Trafford for the first time in Manchester United's history. Our 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm last week secured the missing piece of the puzzle.

"I joked with Sir Alex telling him I did some work for him," Mourinho said after the game. "Because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed.

Europa League Final preview: Ajax hope to channel spirit of ’95 against Manchester United

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On Wednesday evening in Stockholm, Manchester United and Ajax will contest the Europa League, each hoping for a victory that would add some shine to a below par season (and provide a back door route...

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Manchester United poem for Europa League final

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France

The Magic of Marcelo Bielsa: Sometimes brilliant, sometimes bad, never boring

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On 8th March 2012, Athletic Bilbao stormed past Alex Ferguson's Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford in the Europa League last-16. Their performance was so impressive that Sir Alex later admitted...

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Griezmann is ‘Europe’s busiest player’

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Lausanne (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s France striker Antoine Griezmann played 63 games this season racking up 5,454 minutes on the pitch, making him the most used player in Europe, the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) said on Tuesday.

Griezmann, thought to be close to a transfer to Manchester United, played all but two league games and racked up 12 Champions League matches combined with domestic cup and international appearances to top the heap of most minutes played.

9 underrated footballers around Europe whose stock rose dramatically in 2016/17

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With the 2016/17 season coming to an end, let's take a look at some players who started the season more in the background but have now become fundamental players for their clubs. Despite...

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Ismaila Sarr: Meet the young Sengalese winger taking Ligue 1 by storm

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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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German football

Bundesliga team of the season: Who were the best players in Germany in 2016/17?

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Another Bundesliga season is over and although the league of the reigning world champions does seem a bit one-sided at the top, it still produced surprising winners and losers. Here is our Just...

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The decline of VfL Wolfsburg: From Bundesliga champions to the brink of doom despite Arsenal influence

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Champions of Germany less than 10 years ago, VfL Wolfsburg nearly slipped down the trapdoor of relegation this season. So what went wrong exactly? Volkswagen must be casting envious glances at Red...

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Real Madrid

Who is the world’s most marketable footballer – Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar?

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When considering the marketability of top sports stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, or that of corporations or properties in any field, for that matter, the first thing to...

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Zinedine Zidane’s managerial record: Is he the best manager in the world?

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Back-to-back Champions League winners medals has never been done before in the modern era (27 years), but Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid pulled it off in some style with a 4-1 win over Juventus...

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Five great sides that dominated Europe

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid made history on Saturday by beating Juventus to become the first side to retain the Champions League for 27 years.

Victory also means Madrid have won three Champions Leagues in the past four years to solidify their status as Europe’s most successful club with 12 European Cups in total.

Five great sides that dominated Europe

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid made history on Saturday by beating Juventus to become the first side to retain the Champions League for 27 years.

Victory also means Madrid have won three Champions Leagues in the past four years to solidify their status as Europe’s most successful club with 12 European Cups in total.

Buffon knocking on Ballon d’Or door

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Milan (AFP) – As Juventus look to end a 21-year-wait for the Champions League title, there are those who believe goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon can end a 54-year wait and be officially crowned the top shot-stopper in Europe.

The rock of a team that recently embellished its growing pedigree with a record sixth consecutive title and record third successive league and Cup double, Buffon, many believe, is in firm contention for the Ballon d’Or.

Buffon knocking on Ballon d’Or door

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Milan (AFP) – As Juventus look to end a 21-year-wait for the Champions League title, there are those who believe goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon can end a 54-year wait and be officially crowned the top shot-stopper in Europe.

The rock of a team that recently embellished its growing pedigree with a record sixth consecutive title and record third successive league and Cup double, Buffon, many believe, is in firm contention for the Ballon d’Or.

Celtic in the 1967 European Cup

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 15, 2017) US Soccer Players – Europe has seen many great clubs over the decades. Spanish giants Real Madrid dominated the tournament, now known as the UEFA Champions League, since the 1950s. The club has won the trophy more times than any other team.

The Rest

Forget Mbappe and Lacazette – Arsenal must go all out and get Aubameyang

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Arsenal have been linked with just every available striker in Europe so far this summer, but it has just been revealed that the best and most established striker in Europe has now become available, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will be the perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez. Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François [.

Confederations Cup hosts Russia fail to build on Euro 2008 success as World Cup looms large

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The Confederations Cup in Russiamarks the start of the countdown to the country's World Cup in 2018. Widely seen a dress rehearsal for the real thing, allowing the host nation to fine tune its...

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Major Link Soccer: Zlatan set to become a free agent

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Now on his way out of Manchester, we don't have much time until he is linked to an MLS side

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It wasn't too long ago when many were questioning Deandre Yedlin's move to Europe, but those questions have not traveled with him to Newcastle.

The Sounders have continued to move up the power rankings across publications, climbing to number 11 in RSL Soapbox's Power Ranking Averages.

United players dominate Europa squad of the season

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Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (United), Sergio Álvarez (Celta Vigo)

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Antonio Valencia (United), Gustavo Cabral (Celta de Vigo), Jérémy Morel (Lyon), Matthijs De Ligt (Ajax)

Midfielders: Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (United), Pablo Hernández (Celta Vigo), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht), Corentin Tolisso (Lyon), Amin Younes (Ajax)

Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (United), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Bertrand Traoré (Ajax).

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Ajax – Europa League final

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Romero, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan; Rashford.

Subs: De Gea, Jones, Rooney, Martial, Lingard, Carrick, Fosu-Mensah.