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Friday Kickoff: Griezmann, Mane, FIFA and more

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A number of the world's biggest teams continue their pursuit of one of the world's best forwards, headlining Friday's news.

Antoine Griezmann's adviser says the Atletico Madrid forward is a target of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Sadio Mane is officially ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 5 latest players linked to summer moves

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Arsenal are fighting for their UEFA Champions League qualification next season. They will face Wigan Athletic this afternoon of May 14, 2013, and there are already rumors flying as to what and or whom manager Arsene Wenger will be approaching this summer to keep the club on the up and up.

Euro 2012: Can Ven Persie replicate his Arsenal form? Plus: Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Soviet Russia

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Euro 2012: Can Ven Persie replicate his Arsenal form? Plus: Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Soviet Russia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Euro 2012 got underway on Friday night with two entertaining games in Group A.

Poland and Greece played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw after an elaborate opening ceremony, with sendings off, missed penalties and a lot of passion on show.

Friday Kickoff: Racism at Dutch training, Polish Dortmund trio on move and more

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Euro 2012 has yet to begin, but the fears of fan racism have already begun to be realized.

During an open training session in Krakow, Poland, the Netherlands national team was reportedly subjected to monkey noises and chants from fans in the crowd. The Dutch FA is not submitting a formal complaint, so no action will be taken, but the incident highlights a bigger issue with the tournament's opening games just hours away.

Borussia Dortmund

Piszczek rescues Dortmund at 10-man Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Lukasz Piszczek saved Borussia Dortmund's blushes with the winner in a 2-1 victory at 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday to lift them up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

A Dortmund side missing predator Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trail leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points, but climbed up from sixth with their first league win since the start of December.

Piszczek rescues Dortmund at 10-man Bremen

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Berlin (AFP) Lukasz Piszczek saved Borussia Dortmund's blushes with the winner in a 2-1 victory at 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday to lift them up to fourth in the Bundesliga.

A Dortmund side missing predator Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trail leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points, but climbed up from sixth with their first league win since the start of December.

Rampant Dortmund win again

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the fifth time in five Bundesliga games this season as Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 on Friday to move level on points with league leaders Bayern Munich.

Aubameyang tapped in after fine work by livewire Ousmane Dembele to give Thomas Tuchel's side the lead on the stroke of half-time at the Signal Iduna Park.

Rampant Dortmund win again

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Berlin (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the fifth time in five Bundesliga games this season as Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 on Friday to move level on points with league leaders Bayern Munich.

Aubameyang tapped in after fine work by livewire Ousmane Dembele to give Thomas Tuchel's side the lead on the stroke of half-time at the Signal Iduna Park.

Busy Summer Ahead for UCL Finalists Borussia Dortmund

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This has been somewhat of a "dream" season for Borussia Dortmund. The German team was not able to win the Bundesliga, however, they were able to make it to the UEFA Champions League final, a match that has yet to be played. In the final, they will face their fierce league rivals, Bayern Munich, who have already secured the league title.

Arsenal Scout Lukasz Piszczek as Possible Bacary Sagna Replacement

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Lukasz Piszczek is being hunted down by London's finest in order to replace Bacary Sagna this summer.

The 27-year-old Poland international has been an integral part of Borussia Dortmund' side this season. Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph reports that Arsene Wenger has requested several reports on Piszczek in the past few months, indicating that there is some interest in seeing the right-back at Arsenal if Sagna were to leave this summer.

Where Borussia Dortmund’s Trio of Star Polish Players Could Be Heading in the Premier League

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Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykowski, and Lukasz Piszczek are three of Borussia Dortmund's deadliest players. "Polonia Dortmund," as they are called in Germany, were major parts in Dortmund's league and cup double last term, and seem to be replicating that scintillating form for the second year running.

Talking Tactics: Borussia Dortmund’s three at the back

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Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Schalke 04: Jurgen Klopp, the Borussia Dortmund manager, used this weekend's Ruhr derby match against Schalke to experiment with a back three but his plan backfired.

Video: Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek wraps his nuts round the post

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The first thing Lukasz Piszczek did after Borussia Dortmund's 1-1 with Hannover at the weekend was go for a pee check (i.e. make sure he was still capable of passing water). The Poland international saw a couple of balls rebound off the post in particularly painful fashion. One of the finest performances of the Babb [.

DTotD: Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek collides painfully with the goalpost

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While Bayern Munich won their seventh league game in seven attempts over the weekend, Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund suffered their third draw of the campaign when they were held 1-1 at Hannover. But no one suffered more than Dortmund's Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek, who paid homage to Phil Babb by forcefully apprehending the goalpost with his gentleman's lunchbox.

Eye-Watering: Lukasz Piszczek Ruptures Conkers On Post ‘Phil Babb-Style’ vs Hannover (Video)

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Gentlemen, set your phasers to eye-watering. Here's Borussia Dortmund right-back Lukasz Piszczek giving the upright a good, hearty 'Phil Babbing' against Hannover presented in glorious HD slow motion for your viewing pleasure...

*Gip*

We suggest Mr Piszczek checks his peas after that one.

Lewandowski and Piszczek could go to United and Madrid, says coach

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Lewandowski and Piszczek could go to United and Madrid, says coach - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Poland manager Franciszek Smuda, the Poland striker Robert Lewandowski (who currently plays for Borrusia Dortmund) is "going to Manchester United". Manchester United recently signed Lewandowski's Dortmund (former) teammate Shinji Kagawa and were strongly rumoured to be interested in Lewandowski as well although Dortmund have so far refused to acknowledge that a transfer might happen.

Euro 2012 Co-Host Poland May Just Be the Surprise Team

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The quadrennial UEFA European Football Championships are not often kind to the host nations. Only once, in 1984, has the home side won the tournament. Four years ago, Switzerland and Austria didn't survive the group stage despite some high hopes, particularly in the former's case (true story: on...

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Euro 2012 Co-Host Poland May Just Be the Surprise Team

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The quadrennial UEFA European Football Championships are not often kind to the host nations. Only once, in 1984, has the home side won the tournament. Four years ago, Switzerland and Austria didn't survive the group stage despite some high hopes, particularly in the former's case (true story:...

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Euro 2012 alternative team guide: Poland

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OTP gives you the lowdown on all the Euro 2012 teams. 10 word description: Lowly hosts banking on home advantage and a decent draw. Coach: Franciszek Smuda The 63-year-old veteran has been in the post since 2009. He's coached in Germany's lower leagues and if you're a Polish club and he hasn't managed you, you're [.

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England And Poland Draw 1-1

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A day after a water-logged pitch postponed there World Cup qualifier, Poland and England finally played their match 20 hours. And after sitting trough a rather tedious 90 minutes, most fans will wonder why they bothered!

The home side started the brighter and created a couple of half-chances inside the first 15 minutes, with Kamil Grosicki missing his kick from Glik's cut-back and Joe Hart taking the ball off Ludovic Obraniak's toes following Łukasz Piszczek's cross.

Blues identify top transfer target

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Following the impending departures of Jose Bosingwa and Paulo Ferreira, Chelsea have identified the right-back position to be their number one need this summer, with Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek being the specific target.

The Blues have previously expressed a strong interest in signing Ajax right-back Gregory van der Wiel but the Dutchman is reportedly no longer considered the club's top priority.

The Rest

Football Team Lineup for Dortmund v Ajax at Signal Iduna Park on September 18, 2012, 7:45 pm

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Playing at Signal Iduna Park Champions League Home Team Dortmund Keeper Roman Weidenfeller Midfield Ilkay Gündogan; Sebastian Kehl; Jakub Blaszczykowski; Mario Götze; Marco Reus; Forwards Robert Lewandowski; Defense Lukasz Piszczek; Neven Subotic; Mats Hummels; Marcel Schmelzer; Subs Away Team Ajax Keeper Kenneth Vermeer [.

Euro 2012: Greece-Russia, Poland-Czech Republic Game Thread

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Greece Lineup (4-3-3): Michail Sifakis; Jose Holebas, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Vasilis Torosidis; Kostas Katsouranis, Giorgos Karagounis, Giannis Maniatis; Georgios Samaras, Theofanis Gekas, Dimitris Salpigidis.

Russia Lineup (4-3-3): Vyacheslav Malafeev; Yuri Zhirkov, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksei Berezutski, Alexander Anyukov; Igor Denisov, Roman Shirokov, Denis Glushakov ; Andrei Arshavin, Alexander Kerzhakov, Alan Dzagoev.