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Jardim channels spirit of Monaco’s 2004 vintage

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Monaco (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim is drawing inspiration from Didier Deschamps’ Monaco side that made an unlikely run to the 2004 Champions League final as his team attempt to reverse a 5-3 deficit against Manchester City in the last 16.

Barcelona’s heroics against Paris Saint-Germain last week saw them become the first team to recover from four goals down in the competition and showed all is not lost for Monaco ahead of the return at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.

Manchester City dream big as Leicester wrestle Sevilla

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Paris (AFP) – Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is targeting another deep Champions League run, although Pep Guardiola’s side must first negotiate a tricky last 16 second leg against Monaco this week.

City recovered from twice falling behind to outgun the French league leaders 5-3 in the opening leg in Manchester, but Monaco’s formidable attacking threat could still shatter the Premier League club’s aspirations.

City need time to reach Barca standards – Guardiola

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Barcelona (AFP) Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City cannot be expected to compete on equal terms with Barcelona due to the clubs' respective history in the Champions League ahead of their showdown clash on Wednesday.

Guardiola won the Champions League twice in four glorious years as Barca coach between 2008 and 2012 and returns to the Camp Nou for the second time as a visiting boss just two months into his reign at City.

Manchester United vs. Manchester City predicted lineups and preview

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Here it is, then. Ever since speculation swirled about the futures of Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini last season, the clash between Jose Mourinho, the figurehead of Manchester United, and Pep Guardiola, the savvy tactician at the helm of Manchester City, has been anticipated.

The dynamic between these fierce rivals is poised to add another razor sharp edge to an already spiky fixture.

Manchester United vs. Manchester City predicted lineups and preview

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Here it is, then. Ever since speculation swirled about the futures of Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini last season, the clash between Jose Mourinho, the figurehead of Manchester United, and Pep Guardiola, the savvy tactician at the helm of Manchester City, has been anticipated.

The dynamic between these fierce rivals is poised to add another razor sharp edge to an already spiky fixture.

Five big arrivals in Chinese football

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Hong Kong (AFP) AFP Sports looks at five top arrivals at the cash-rich Chinese Super League this European summer:

Manuel Pellegrini (Hebei China Fortune)

The former Manchester City boss became the Chinese Super League's latest big-name foreign manager last week after being replaced by Pep Guardiola,despite winning the Premier League in 2014 and guiding City to the Champions League semi-finals last term.

Five big arrivals in Chinese football

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Hong Kong (AFP) AFP Sports looks at five top arrivals at the cash-rich Chinese Super League this European summer:

Manuel Pellegrini (Hebei China Fortune)

The former Manchester City boss became the Chinese Super League's latest big-name foreign manager last week after being replaced by Pep Guardiola,despite winning the Premier League in 2014 and guiding City to the Champions League semi-finals last term.

Pellegrini appointed manager at Hebei Fortune

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Beijing (AFP) Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed by China's Hebei Fortune, the club announced on social media.

"Welcome Pellegrini", the club which is based in the northeastern port town of Qinhuangdao posted on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, together with a picture of the Chilean.

Pellegrini appointed manager at Hebei Fortune

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Beijing (AFP) Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed by China's Hebei Fortune, the club announced on social media.

"Welcome Pellegrini", the club which is based in the northeastern port town of Qinhuangdao posted on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, together with a picture of the Chilean.

Guardiola news hurt Man City: Pellegrini

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London (AFP) The announcement of Pep Guardiola's appointment by Manchester City had a negative impact on the team's performances, outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini said in an interview published on Monday.

City were second in the Premier League when Pellegrini revealed on February 1 that Bayern Munich coach Guardiola would be succeeding him, but finished fourth after winning only six of their last 15 games.

Guardiola news hurt Man City: Pellegrini

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London (AFP) The announcement of Pep Guardiola's appointment by Manchester City had a negative impact on the team's performances, outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini said in an interview published on Monday.

City were second in the Premier League when Pellegrini revealed on February 1 that Bayern Munich coach Guardiola would be succeeding him, but finished fourth after winning only six of their last 15 games.

Pellegrini backs Guardiola to thrive at Manchester City

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini might be unsure about his own future but he is certain Pep Guardiola will be successful when he takes over as Manchester City manager.

Pellegrini's side ground out a 1-1 draw at Swansea City on Sunday to ensure they pipped neighbours Manchester United to the Premier League's fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth.

Pellegrini backs Guardiola to thrive at Manchester City

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini might be unsure about his own future but he is certain Pep Guardiola will be successful when he takes over as Manchester City manager.

Pellegrini's side ground out a 1-1 draw at Swansea City on Sunday to ensure they pipped neighbours Manchester United to the Premier League's fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth.

Pellegrini bows out with City taking Euro prize

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini's reign as Manchester City manager ended with a 1-1 draw at Swansea on Sunday that was enough to effectively ensure his successor Pep Guardiola will be able to lead the club into the Champions League next season.

Pellegrini, whose three-year spell at Eastlands has seen the club win the Premier League title once and two League Cups, saw City live dangerously at times before he was able to sign off with the point needed to almost certainly beat Manchester United to the Premier League's fourth Champions League qualifying spot.

Pellegrini bows out with City taking Euro prize

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini's reign as Manchester City manager ended with a 1-1 draw at Swansea on Sunday that was enough to effectively ensure his successor Pep Guardiola will be able to lead the club into the Champions League next season.

Pellegrini, whose three-year spell at Eastlands has seen the club win the Premier League title once and two League Cups, saw City live dangerously at times before he was able to sign off with the point needed to almost certainly beat Manchester United to the Premier League's fourth Champions League qualifying spot.

Departing Pellegrini eyes Euro berth

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini ends his reign as Manchester City manager on Sunday with a final opportunity to leave a legacy of Champions League football.

Pellegrini takes charge of City for the last time at Swansea before being replaced during the close-season by Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.

Departing Pellegrini eyes Euro berth

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini ends his reign as Manchester City manager on Sunday with a final opportunity to leave a legacy of Champions League football.

Pellegrini takes charge of City for the last time at Swansea before being replaced during the close-season by Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.

Manchester rivals fight for Europe as curtain falls on champs

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London (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini has warned his Manchester City stars to keep their eyes on the prize as they aim to secure a Champions League place at the expense of Manchester United, while champions Leicester will bring down the curtain on their astonishing season at Chelsea on Sunday.

With a memorable Premier League campaign coming to a conclusion with the final round of fixtures this weekend, the focus is split between the Manchester rivals' battle for the last spot in Europe's elite club competition and a fitting finale for Leicester as the fairytale champions bow out at the home of last year's winners.

Manchester rivals fight for Europe as curtain falls on champs

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London (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini has warned his Manchester City stars to keep their eyes on the prize as they aim to secure a Champions League place at the expense of Manchester United, while champions Leicester will bring down the curtain on their astonishing season at Chelsea on Sunday.

With a memorable Premier League campaign coming to a conclusion with the final round of fixtures this weekend, the focus is split between the Manchester rivals' battle for the last spot in Europe's elite club competition and a fitting finale for Leicester as the fairytale champions bow out at the home of last year's winners.

Manchester rivals fight for Europe as curtain falls on champs

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London (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini has vowed to give Manchester City the perfect parting gift of a Champions League place at the expense of Manchester United, while champions Leicester will bring down the curtain on their astonishing season at Chelsea on Sunday.

With a memorable Premier League campaign coming to a conclusion with the final round of fixtures this weekend, the focus is split between the Manchester rivals' battle for the last spot in Europe's elite club competition and a fitting finale for Leicester as the fairytale champions bow out at the home of last year's winners.

Manchester rivals fight for Europe as curtain falls on champs

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London (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini has vowed to give Manchester City the perfect parting gift of a Champions League place at the expense of Manchester United, while champions Leicester will bring down the curtain on their astonishing season at Chelsea on Sunday.

With a memorable Premier League campaign coming to a conclusion with the final round of fixtures this weekend, the focus is split between the Manchester rivals' battle for the last spot in Europe's elite club competition and a fitting finale for Leicester as the fairytale champions bow out at the home of last year's winners.

An American take on Man City v Arsenal

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The Gunners Hold Their Own Against Manchester City Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini showed up to home court Etihad Stadium fighting for a win to close out his final chapter with Man City, instead he thanked his fans, those who hadn't left already, for three great years while expressing a measure of disappointment that he [.

Top four in our hands after City’s draw

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Manchester United's 1-0 win over Norwich on Saturday put us one point behind Manchester City with the same games played.

City played Arsenal on Sunday and took the lead twice, only to be pegged back by goals from Oliver Giroud and Alexis Sanchez. Danny Welbeck started the game but was subbed off in the first half with an injury.

Man City boss Pellegrini pins hopes on favour from West Ham

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini strived to put on a brave face after his team's chances of Champions League qualification were compromised by a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Sunday's result at the Etihad Stadium means that City can only finish in the top four if Manchester United drop points in their two final games or if Arsenal lose at home to bottom club Aston Villa on the final day.

Man City boss Pellegrini pins hopes on favour from West Ham

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini strived to put on a brave face after his team's chances of Champions League qualification were compromised by a 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Sunday's result at the Etihad Stadium means that City can only finish in the top four if Manchester United drop points in their two final games or if Arsenal lose at home to bottom club Aston Villa on the final day.

Pellegrini makes low-key Manchester City farewell

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini could not conceal his disappointment after his final home game as Manchester City manager ended in a damaging 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

The result means that City's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four and qualifying for the Champions League are no longer in their own hands, raising the prospect that Pellegrini's successor, Pep Guardiola, will start life at the club in the Europa League.

Pellegrini makes low-key Manchester City farewell

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini could not conceal his disappointment after his final home game as Manchester City manager ended in a damaging 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

The result means that City's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four and qualifying for the Champions League are no longer in their own hands, raising the prospect that Pellegrini's successor, Pep Guardiola, will start life at the club in the Europa League.

Sanchez upstages Pellegrini to hit Manchester City’s top-four bid

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Alexis Sanchez's 68th-minute equaliser dealt a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes as Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

In his final home game as City manager before handing over to Pep Guardiola, Manuel Pellegrini saw Kevin De Bruyne put the hosts in front after Sergio Aguero's early opener was cancelled out by Olivier Giroud.

Sanchez upstages Pellegrini to hit Manchester City’s top-four bid

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Alexis Sanchez's 68th-minute equaliser dealt a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes as Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

In his final home game as City manager before handing over to Pep Guardiola, Manuel Pellegrini saw Kevin De Bruyne put the hosts in front after Sergio Aguero's early opener was cancelled out by Olivier Giroud.

Alexis Sanchez upstages Pellegrini to hit Manchester City’s top-four bid

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Alexis Sanchez's 68th-minute equalizer dealt a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes as Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

In his final home game as City manager before handing over to Pep Guardiola, Manuel Pellegrini saw Kevin De Bruyne put the hosts in front after Sergio Aguero's early opener was cancelled out by Olivier Giroud.

Alexis Sanchez upstages Pellegrini to hit Manchester City’s top-four bid

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Alexis Sanchez's 68th-minute equalizer dealt a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes as Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

In his final home game as City manager before handing over to Pep Guardiola, Manuel Pellegrini saw Kevin De Bruyne put the hosts in front after Sergio Aguero's early opener was cancelled out by Olivier Giroud.

Manchester City vs. Arsenal predicted lineups and team news

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After a lethargic performance in the Champions League last Wednesday, Manchester City turn their attention to securing a top four spot in the Premier League when they host Arsenal on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini's men saw their European dreams killed by Real Madrid 1-0 on aggregate and they must now concentrate on keeping their spot in Europe's elite competition for next season with Manchester United and West Ham also in the race.

Manchester City vs. Arsenal predicted lineups and team news

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After a lethargic performance in the Champions League last Wednesday, Manchester City turn their attention to securing a top four spot in the Premier League when they host Arsenal on Sunday.

Manuel Pellegrini's men saw their European dreams killed by Real Madrid 1-0 on aggregate and they must now concentrate on keeping their spot in Europe's elite competition for next season with Manchester United and West Ham also in the race.

Pellegrini promises City will attack Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has promised his side won't be afraid to attack Real Madrid in their bid to reach a first ever Champions League final on Wednesday.

City travel to the Spanish capital with the tie finely balanced at 0-0 hoping to stop a Madrid side that has scored 18 goals without reply in five European games at the Santiago Bernabeu this season.

Pellegrini promises City will attack Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has promised his side won't be afraid to attack Real Madrid in their bid to reach a first ever Champions League final on Wednesday.

City travel to the Spanish capital with the tie finely balanced at 0-0 hoping to stop a Madrid side that has scored 18 goals without reply in five European games at the Santiago Bernabeu this season.

No regrets for all-change Pellegrini as City eye Madrid

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini insisted he had no regrets about making eight changes to his Manchester City side ahead of this week's trip to face Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

The City manager admitted his team's 4-2 defeat against Southampton at St Mary's stadium could affect confidence as the Premier League club prepare for the visit to the Bernabeu Stadium.

No regrets for all-change Pellegrini as City eye Madrid

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manuel Pellegrini insisted he had no regrets about making eight changes to his Manchester City side ahead of this week's trip to face Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

The City manager admitted his team's 4-2 defeat against Southampton at St Mary's stadium could affect confidence as the Premier League club prepare for the visit to the Bernabeu Stadium.

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Pellegrini threatens Hebei shake-up

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Shanghai (AFP) Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in his first two games in charge.

The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

Pellegrini threatens Hebei shake-up

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Shanghai (AFP) Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in his first two games in charge.

The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Pep warns City players against complacency

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola on Monday warned his on-fire Manchester City team they must guard against complacency or risk seeing a great start to the season disintegrate once again.

City are top of the Premier League after winning five and drawing the other of their opening six matches, while also enjoying victories over Feyenoord in the Champions League and West Brom in the League Cup.