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Footy on the telly: October 20-27

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It's a Week O'Cups: FIFA U-17 World Cup; England's League Cup; France's Coupe de la Ligue; Germany's DFB Pokal; South America's Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana; the KNVB Beker; Spain's Copa del Rey. Also, a USWNT Friendly, and the Union's Grand Finale.

World class Everton target wants to join Man City, Koeman needs someone like him

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PSG striker Edinson Cavani could leave the French outfit and join Manchester City if recent reports are to be believed.

According to Don Balon, the striker is unhappy since his clash with Neymar earlier this season and the Brazilian wants his teammate sold as well.

Cavani believes that he will succeed under Guardiola at Etihad and therefore, he is considering a move to the Premier League.

European Weekend Preview: Liverpool hosts Man United, Barcelona travels to Atletico, and more

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Domestic returns this weekend across Europe's top leagues and the schedule does not disappoint with some premier fixtures taking place. The top showdown comes on Merseyside as Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield. Seven points separate these sides in the table, with Manchester United sitting five places higher.

Footy On The Telly October 13-20

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Now that we don't have to worry about booking a trip to Russia anymore... We can watch UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; the FIFA U-17 World Cup; a USWNT Friendly; all sorts of domestic and international league and college fixtures; and the Union as they play out the string, and player contracts, too.

Guardiola plotting move for £67m South American, wants him to challenge this Man City star

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is looking to shore up his midfield options and Monaco’s Fabinho happens to be a target.

According to ESPN, the Monaco midfielder is valued at £67m and Guardiola is an admirer of the South American. Fabinho is seen as an ideal candidate to compete with Fernandinho for the holding midfield role.

Sunday European Rewind: Barcelona defeats Palmas, Hertha holds Bayern, and more

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Barcelona continued their unbeaten run in league play, defeating Las Palmas 3-0 in a behind closed doors match at the Camp Nou. Despite a scoreless first-half, Barcelona used a second-half brace from Leo Messi and a goal from Sergio Busquets to down the visitors. Busquets headed home Messi's cross to the center of the goal in the 47th-minute for a 1-0 lead.

European Saturday Rewind: Man City edges Chelsea, PSG routs Bordeaux, and more

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The top match of the day in Europe saw Manchester City edge Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. A game winning goal from Kevin De Bruyne was all Pep Guardiola's side needed to earn three points. De Bruyne's left-footed effort from long range in the 67th-minute was the breakthrough in the second half. Man City remains atop of the league table, while Chelsea drops to fourth.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea hosts Man City, Roma travels to AC Milan, and more

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Coming into this season, many media outlets picked Chelsea and Manchester City to be in the fight for the Premier League title. Both teams are in the top three so far, and only three points apart in the standings. The first of two league meetings takes place this weekend with Chelsea hosting Man City at Stamford Bridge.

Sunday European Rewind: Fiorentina draws Atalanta,  Brighton edges Newcastle, and more

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In the must-watch match of Sunday's European action, Fiorentina was held at home by Atalanta in a 1-1 draw. A late equalizer by Remo Frueler earned the visitors a point in Florence. Frueler's right-footed equalizer in the 94th-minute canceled out Federico Chiesa's opener that came in the 12th-minute.

Saturday European Rewind: Dortmund crushes Gladbach, Atletico beats Sevilla, and more

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In the first Rivierderby of the season, Borussia Dortmund rolled their way to a 6-1 win over rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a hat trick with Maximilian Philipp scored twice for the winners. Philipp opened the scoring in the 28th-minute from a close-range finish. The German doubled the lead in the 38th-minute from a left-footed missile to the top left corner.

European Weekend Preview: Dortmund hosts Gladbach, Celtic travels to Rangers, and more.

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Saturday will see the first installment of the Rivierderbythis season as Borussia Dortmund hosts Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park. The hosts are atop of the Bundesliga table so far, winning four of their first five matches. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the team with five goals while Christian Pulisic has two.

Footy On The Telly September 22-29

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This week, we can watch the WAFU Nations Cup action; UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; a plethora of league and college action; and a double dose of the Union's ever-so crowd-pleasing Process.

Real Madrid Dominate FIFA World XI

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A record number of 13 Real Madrid players have been nominated for long list of the FIFPro World XI, while Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez lead the pool of Premier League nominees.

A total of 25,000 professional footballers were asked to select a team of 11 players – one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers – from across the world, and the 55 players with the most votes have now been revealed.

Sunday European Rewind: Man United drubs Everton, PSG defeats Lyon, and more

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Manchester United kept on rolling in the Barclays Premier League, thumping Everton 4-0 on Sunday. Jose Mourinho's side saw goals from four different players in the dominant home victory. Antonio Valencia opened the scoring in the fourth-minute for United. Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the lead in the 83rd-minute, slotting home a fine finish.

Saturday European Rewind: Barcelona beats Getafe, Man City blasts Watford, and more

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After a huge Champions League win midweek over Juventus, Barcelona used a pair of second-half goals to earn a 2-1 comeback victory against Getafe on Saturday. Paulinho scored the winning goal for the visitors, finishing off Leo Messi's assist in the 84th minute. Denis Suarez drew Barcelona level in the 62nd minute as his right-footed effort found the top left corner.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea hosts Arsenal, Lyon visits PSG, and more

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Following the opening of both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages this week, domestic action returns with a London Derby on tap in England.

Sunday sees Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in a highly anticipated showdown. Chelsea was victorious in this fixture last season, 3-1, on their way to another league title.

Footy On The Telly September 15 – 22

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This week, we can watch the US OPEN CUP on Wednesday. Other watchables include WAFU Nations Cup action; Copas Sudamericana and Libertadores; England's League Cup; 2 USWNT Friendlies; a surfeit of league and college action; and The Union's ever Sisyphean Process on ESPN.

Sunday European Rewind: Lazio defeats AC Milan, Newcastle edges Swansea, and more

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The mouth-watering European fixture on Sunday came from Rome as Lazio rolled past AC Milan 4-1. Ciro Immobile's hat-trick propelled the hosts to their second league victory of the new season. The Italian opened the scoring at the 38th-minute mark, scoring from the penalty spot. Immobile extended the lead five minutes later with a right-footed effort.

Saturday European Rewind: Man City thumps Liverpool, Hoffenheim shocks Bayern, and more

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In Saturday's must-watch match across Europe, Manchester City cruised to a huge 5-0 home victory on Saturday over 10-man Liverpool. Pep Guardiola's men used braces from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane in conjunction with a red card to the Reds' Sadio Mane to claim all three points.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 24th-minute as he rounded Simon Mignolet.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The international break is over, which means its time for a return to club soccer all over your television, computer, and phone screens this weekend.

The headliner takes place in England, where Manchester City will play host to Liverpool on Saturday in a clash of Premier League giants. Both teams are on seven points after unbeaten starts to the new campaign, and each know a loss could drop them even further behind red-hot Manchester United.

European Weekend Preview: Man City hosts Liverpool, Bayern travels to Hoffenheim, and more

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After a lengthy international break filled with transfer sagas and World Cup Qualifiers, domestic action returns this weekend across Europe.

The top showdown this second weekend of September comes from Manchester, as Manchester City welcomes Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium. Both sides are 2-0-1 so far in their opening three matches, with the Reds holding a slim lead on goal difference.

Footy On The Telly September 8 – 15

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This week, we can watch the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; the WAFU Nations Cup; Copas MX, Sudamericana, Libertadores and Argentina; England's League Cup; a USWNT Friendly; a ton of league and college action; and The Union's ever trustworthy Process.

Monaco star to join Arsenal in January, Wenger hoping Sanchez will stay

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Monaco star Thomas Lemar will sign for Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Gunners failed with a £92 million deadline day move for the player, but the Daily Star says a deal has been agreed in principle with the French side.

A five-year contract worth around £250,000-a-week will bring Lemar to the Premier League, and Arsene Wenger has told associates the deal does not hinge on Alexis Sanchez being sold.

Arsenal move was possible, says Kylian Mbappe

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Paris Saint-Germain’s 18-year-old superstar Kylian Mbappe has revealed that joining Arsenal this summer was a ‘real option’.

The Parisians signed Mbappe on a season long loan deal from AS Monaco. The deal could be made permanent at the end of the 2017-18 season with the fee expected to rise up to £166 million.

Manchester City are not under investigation, confirms UEFA

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European football’s governing body UEFA has confirmed that Manchester City are not under investigation for Financial Fair Play infringements.

UEFA were forced to issue a clarification after La Liga president Javier Tebas alleged that City’s “funding by state-aid distorts European competitions and creates an inflationary spiral that is irreparably harming the football industry”.

Monaco chief reveals the two clubs Lemar wanted to join this summer

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AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar was wanted by a plethora of clubs this summer.

The France international’s stellar form for both club and country had convinced some of the biggest clubs in Europe to fight for his signature. Manchester United, Arsenal, Juventus and Liverpool are a few clubs who were reported to be keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.


Lyon Defender Marcelo Shown Farcical Red Card After Accidentally Flicking Yellow Out Of Referee’s Hand (Video)

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Not that we can claim to have seen them all, but Pies are prepared to go out on a limb and declare that Lyon defender Marcelo was the recipient of the harshest red card administered anywhere in world football over the weekend.

The Brazilian centre-half was shown a soft yellow card for 'obstructing' Angers forward Baptiste Santamaria, only to receive a second caution just seconds later after accidentally flicking the yellow card out of the referee's hand.

Le Cringe: French Journalist Tricked By Spoof Report That Bordeaux Have Signed Younger Brother Of Brazilian Winger Malcom, Named ‘Douwi’

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Bordeaux winger Malcom is currently enjoying something of a breakout season in Ligue 1 this year, having already contributed three goals and four assists in the space of just seven appearances so far.

As such, it's perhaps only natural that Bordeaux might think to scour the20-year-old Brazilian winger's family tree in search of more as-yet unearthed footballing gems.

Ligue 1: Marseille Fan Scores Beautiful Goal Past Toulouse ‘Keeper Alban Lafont After Cycling 2,000km To Match (Photo & Video)

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The man you see before you is none other thanKamel Zaroual, the perhaps somewhat unlikely first goalscorer in Marseille's 2-0 win over Toulouse on Sunday evening.

Zaroual has recently completed a mammoth 2,000-ish kilometre cycle ride between his hometown of Arles and the northern city of Amiens to raise money for local disadvantaged children.

Ligue 1: Montpellier Conjure Up Novel Way Of Getting Rid Of All Their Misspelled Shirts

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Due to a rather unfortunate production error, Montpellier HSC recently found themselves with a large surplus of misspelled jerseys they were unable to shift.

A glitch in the manufacturing process meant that every Montpellier shirt produced for the 2017/18 both player issue and the replicas being sold in the club shop ended up with an 'L' being accidentally dropped from the club crest.

Ligue 1: Montpellier Misspell Own Club Name On All 17/18 Shirts, Both Player Issue And Replicas (Photos)

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Montpellier HSC have apologised to fans after realising that every single one of their 2017/18 shirts has been sold with a rather egregious spelling error plastered on the chest.

As reported by Le Figaro, the Ligue 1 club have been made aware that they've managed to spell their own name wrong on every jersey, both those sold as replicas and those worn by players in the opening matches of the season.


Reports: Edinson Cavani Rejects €1m ‘Sweetener’ From PSG Owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi To Relinquish Penalty Duties To Neymar

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Murmurings in the French press this morning suggest that shock horror several PSG players aren't overly enamoured with Neymar and that the pedestal he's been thrust upon by the club's owners has caused an "atmosphere of tension" among the squad.

The Brazilian had a very public altercation with strike partner Edinson Cavani during a recent match against Lyon when the former attempted to wrest penalty taking duties from the latter.

PSG Got Kylian Mbappe On Loan For Free This Season

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Paris Saint-Germain are confident they will comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules despite European football's governing body opening an investigation over the signing of Neymar this summer for a world record fee of €222 million and the extraordinary deal for Kylian Mbappe that could rise to €180m.

UEFA Champions League

Delighted Rangers fans react to Celtic's Champions League defeat on social media

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Celtic crashed to a humiliating defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night and it seems that the Rangers fans are rather happy about it.

It is no surprise that the 5-0 loss was a reason to celebrate for their bitter rivals. Celtic’s outstanding run in the Scottish Premiership coupled with Rangers’ failure to qualify for the Champions League group stages has worsened the rivalry between the two sets of fans.

Michael Owen makes surprise prediction for Celtic vs PSG game, the Hoops fans will love it

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Former England striker Michael Owen seems rather optimistic about Celtic’s chances against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

In his column with BetVictor, the BT Sport expert Owen predicts that Celtic will either win or draw against the French outfit. Considering PSG’s form and squad strength, Michael Owen’s claim is quite surprising.

4-2-3-1 v PSG: Celtic without these three first team players for vital CL game tomorrow; Injury Update and Predicted Lineup

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Celtic host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League tomorrow and Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to get something out of the game especially in front of their own fans.

The Scottish champions have been handed a very tough group and even a point against PSG could prove to be crucial for them.

Club legend warns top class Celtic star: He must not do this against PSG

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Scottish footballing legend Kenny Dalglish has urged Celtic captain Scott Brown to stay calm during the Champions League game against PSG this week.

The former Liverpool player believes that Unai Emery’s side will try to wind him up but Brown will have to ensure that he stays on the pitch.

PSG release statement following UEFA investigation

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Paris Saint-Germain have assured that they have fully complied with the Financial Fair Play rule after UEFA opened an investigation into the club.

The Parisians broke the world transfer record by signing Neymar from Barcelona and have also signed the highly talented AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe on loan this summer.

UEFA set to investigate PSG over financial fair play

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UEFA have confirmed that French outfit Paris Saint-Germain will be investigated over financial fair play after the outrageous spending during this summer’s transfer window.

The Ligue 1 outfit spent a world record sum of £200m on the Brazilian winger Neymar. The Qatari owned club then went on to splash £165.

The Rest

Footy On The Telly October 6 – 13

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This week, it's World Cup Qualifying time again! Also, the U17 Club World Cup; second and third-tier league and college action; and the Union rest for the final Playoff (PLAYOFFS!???) stretch.