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Monaco suffer Lemar, Subasic injury blows

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Monaco (AFP) – French champions Monaco will be without winger Thomas Lemar and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic for their next two Ligue 1 matches, coach Leonardo Jardim confirmed on Thursday.

Subasic suffered an ankle injury in training for Wednesday’s Champions League 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig with close-season signing Diego Benaglio taking his place, while Lemar hobbled off at half-time of last weekend’s 4-0 league thrashing by Nice.

Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Just eight years after starting life in the local leagues, RB Leipzig will enhance their rags to riches tale on Wednesday by hosting Monaco on the German club’s Champions League debut.

Backed by energy drinks giant Red Bull, who bought the licence of a fifth-division club, Leipzig began climbing Germany’s football pyramid in 2009.

Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

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Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Just eight years after starting life in the local leagues, RB Leipzig will enhance their rags to riches tale on Wednesday by hosting Monaco on the German club’s Champions League debut.

Backed by energy drinks giant Red Bull, who bought the licence of a fifth-division club, Leipzig began climbing Germany’s football pyramid in 2009.

Bring on Monaco, boasts Leipzig coach

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl says his side proved they are ready for their Champions League debut at home to Monaco on Wednesday after producing two stunning goals in the Bundesliga.

Leipzig earned a 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday after Liverpool-bound Naby Keita unleashed a fierce drive from outside the area, which hit the top right-hand corner from 20 metres, following a quickly-taken free kick.

Keita, Werner net as Leipzig win at Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita and Timo Werner netted second-half goals to seal RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday to give their Bundesliga club a confidence-booster before their Champions League debut.

It was an important win for Leipzig who play in the Champions League for the first time at home to Monaco on Wednesday.

Keita, Werner net as Leipzig win at Hamburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Naby Keita and Timo Werner netted second-half goals to seal RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday to give their Bundesliga club a confidence-booster before their Champions League debut.

It was an important win for Leipzig who play in the Champions League for the first time at home to Monaco on Wednesday.

Russia in sight for Germany as Kane ends drought

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Paris (AFP) – Mats Hummels fired Germany to the brink of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Friday with a late winner against the Czech Republic, while Harry Kane scored twice as England downed Malta 4-0.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner struck after just four minutes for the world champions in Prague, but Vladimir Darida’s stunning second-half equaliser hauled the hosts level.

Russia in sight for Germany as Kane ends drought

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Paris (AFP) – Mats Hummels fired Germany to the brink of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Friday with a late winner against the Czech Republic, while Harry Kane scored twice as England downed Malta 4-0.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner struck after just four minutes for the world champions in Prague, but Vladimir Darida’s stunning second-half equaliser hauled the hosts level.

Leipzig sign Kampl as cover for Liverpool-bound Keita

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig announced Thursday the signing of Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl as a possible replacement for Guinea international Naby Keita who has agreed to join Liverpool for the 2018-19 season.

The 27-year-old Kampl switches from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported fee of 20 million euros ($23.

Liverpool spend reported £48 million on Naby Keita

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London (AFP) – Guinea international midfielder Naby Keita will join Premier League giants Liverpool next year after the English outfit agreed a reported club record deal of £48 million ($62 million, 51.9 million euros) with German side RB Leipzig.

Liverpool will also reportedly pay an undisclosed premium for the 22-year-old, who scored eight goals in 31 league appearances last term to help Leipzig finish runners-up in the title race.

Liverpool agree record deal to sign Keita

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London (AFP) – Guinea international midfielder Naby Keita will join Premier League giants Liverpool next year after the English outfit agreed a reported club record deal of £48 million ($62 million, 51.9 million euros) with German side RB Leipzig.

Liverpool will also reportedly pay an undisclosed premium for the 22-year-old, who scored eight goals in 31 league appearances last term to help Leipzig finish runners-up in the title race.

Werner double helps Leipzig floor Freiburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner netted twice as RB Leipzig came from behind to floor Freiburg 4-1 on Sunday and get their Bundesliga season on track.

All four Leipzig goals came after the break as they roared back after a poor first half on the back of losing their opening match of the season 2-0 at Schalke last weekend.

Werner double helps Leipzig floor Freiburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany striker Timo Werner netted twice as RB Leipzig came from behind to floor Freiburg 4-1 on Sunday and get their Bundesliga season on track.

All four Leipzig goals came after the break as they roared back after a poor first half on the back of losing their opening match of the season 2-0 at Schalke last weekend.

Burke leaves RB Leipzig for West Brom

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion have signed 20-year-old Scotland winger Oliver Burke from German club RB Leipzig on a five-year contract, the Premier League side announced on Friday.

West Brom did not disclose how much they have paid to sign him, but British media reports said the fee was in the region of £15 million ($19.

Burke leaves RB Leipzig for West Brom

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London (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion have signed 20-year-old Scotland winger Oliver Burke from German club RB Leipzig on a five-year contract, the Premier League side announced on Friday.

West Brom did not disclose how much they have paid to sign him, but British media reports said the fee was in the region of £15 million ($19.

Leipzig boss determined to hold onto stars

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl says the challenge facing his side this season is to fend off bids for star duo Emil Forsberg and Naby Keita while coping with the demands of Champions League football.

The club were a sensation last season, finishing second behind Bayern Munich on their first campaign in Germany’s top flight to qualify directly for the Champions League group stage.

Leipzig snap up Portuguese winger Bruma

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig have signed talented Portuguese winger Bruma from Galatasaray on a five-year deal, the German Bundesliga runners-up announced on Wednesday.

German football magazine Kicker reported the transfer fee for the 22-year-old as 12 million euros ($13.5 million), with three million in potential bonuses.

Leipzig snap up Portuguese winger Bruma

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig have signed talented Portuguese winger Bruma from Galatasaray on a five-year deal, the German Bundesliga runners-up announced on Wednesday.

German football magazine Kicker reported the transfer fee for the 22-year-old as 12 million euros ($13.5 million), with three million in potential bonuses.

Robben hits Bayern winner in nine-goal thriller

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Berlin (AFP) – Arjen Robben’s superb solo goal five minutes into time added on sealed a dramatic 5-4 comeback win for Bayern Munich at RB Leipzig in an electric top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded Bayern, who were already confirmed as Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight year, were 4-3 down on 90 minutes until David Alaba drilled home a free-kick a minute later.

RB Leizpig claim automatic Champions League berth

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig capped off a superb first Bundesliga campaign by securing automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League as Timo Werner scored twice in their 4-1 thrashing of Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Leipzig, founded by energy drinks giants Red Bull in 2009, only reached Germany’s top flight this season after four promotions in seven years.

German Bundesliga

Bundesliga summer transfers: From James Rodriguez to Reece Oxford, 10 signings to get excited about in 2017/18

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RB Leipzig 2017/18 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Last season's German Bundesliga runners-ups and surprise package of the seasonRasenBallsport Leipzig were in action this weekend at Arsenal's Emirates Cup tournament. The eight-year old club recently released their Nike home and away kits for their upcoming league, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League seasons.

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

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

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Liverpool

Liverpool Finally Land RB Leipzig Midfielder Naby Keita

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Liverpool have agreed a club record deal for Naby Keita, but the Guinea international will not be joining Jurgen Klopp's side until next summer.

The RB Leipzig midfielder had Liverpool's number one target this summer, but the deal appeared to be dead after RB Leipzig rejected a second bid worth £70million for the midfielder.

RB Leipzig Director Ralf Rangnick Issues Semi-Apology After Saying Iffy Things About Liverpool Target Naby Keita And His ‘Village’

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One of the more tedious transfer yarns of the summer has taken a turn for the sour, after RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick let some very dubious comments about Liverpool target Naby Keita slip yesterday.

Discussing Leipzig's reluctance to part with Keita, Rangnick claimed that the club were not only fending off pressure from Liverpool, but also from "a whole village in Guinea" who are, at least in Rangnick's mind, attempting to coerce Keita into chasing the money.

Video: Liverpool target Naby Keita makes up with team-mate he injured in training

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RB Leipzig have sought to limit further speculation linking midfielder Naby Keita with a transfer to Liverpool by posting a video of him making up...

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Liverpool have new £66m bid for Naby Keita rejected

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Liverpool have failed with a fresh offer for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, according to The Times. The Guinea international, aged 22, has emerged...

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Klopp: Our Stars Are Not For Sale

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he isn't worried about the club's limited business in the transfer window so far while stressing how keeping his current squad together is as important as making new signings.

Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke are the only two arrivals at Anfield so far this summer with Klopp still keen to strengthen at left-back, central defence and central midfield.

Are Liverpool willing to shell out £70m for Naby Keita?

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Liverpool have not been deterred by RB Leipzig’s £70m demand for Naby Keita, and are willing to make a club-record bid for Naby Keïta.

The 22-year old has sparked the interest of the Premier League side. Leipzig, during discussions, said that the midfielder will not be sold this summer, but later came back with a hefty asking price.

Liverpool consider £50m Naby Keita bid

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Liverpool are mulling over launching a bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, according to The Guardian. The Reds have reportedly been given some...

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Midday Ticker: Premier League schedule revealed, Bayern sign Tolisso, and more

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Though the season may have ended only a month ago, the next season of the Premier League is already in sight.

The fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season is out, with play commencing on August 13. The season ends on May 13, 2018. (REPORT)

The Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made their fourth signing of the summer, adding French talent Corentin Tolisso from Lyon.

PL Roundup: Klopp confident of sealing £100m double deal; Man Utd closing in on £85m star

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Premier League clubs are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2017/18 season and most clubs have already identified their priority targets for this summer transfer window.

The likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are expected to spend heavily in order to challenge Chelsea next season and here at Sportslens, we look at some of the players they have been linked with.

13 talented African footballers who could move this summer transfer window

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Bundesliga

Official: West Brom Sign Sprightly Winger Oliver Burke From RB Leipzig In £15m Deal (Photo)

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West Brom have pulled off a mildly interesting signing by bringing in young Scottish international Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig on a permanent deal.

The fee involved is reported to be around £15million, roughly akin to that recouped by Nottingham Forest when Burke left for Leipzig at the start of last season.

Schalke 04 Celebrate First Bundesliga Game Of Season By Offering Every Fan (Over 16) Free Beer On The House

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Schalke 04 are planning to celebrate the start of the new season by buying what they're calling the biggest round of drinks in Bundesliga history!

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the club's association with the local C. & A. Veltins brewery, Schalke are planning to ply every single fan (over the age of 16) that attends this Saturday's opening match againstRB Leipzig with a free beer.

ESPN Deportes to broadcast Emirates Cup featuring Arsenal, Benfica, Sevilla and RB Leipzig

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ESPN Deportes will broadcast the ninth edition of the Emirates Cup to viewers in the United States.

Hosted by Arsenal, this year’s tournament will feature three of the top teams from Europe including RB Leipzig (Germany), Benfica (Portugal) and Sevilla (Spain). The matches will be played across the weekend of July 29-30, live from Emirates Stadium in north London.

ESPN Deportes to broadcast Emirates Cup featuring Arsenal, Benfica, Sevilla and RB Leipzig

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ESPN Deportes will broadcast the ninth edition of the Emirates Cup to viewers in the United States.

Hosted by Arsenal, this year’s tournament will feature three of the top teams from Europe including RB Leipzig (Germany), Benfica (Portugal) and Sevilla (Spain). The matches will be played across the weekend of July 29-30, live from Emirates Stadium in north London.

The Rest

Manchester United's three alternatives to £48.5m star

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Manchester United have completed three signings so far in the summer transfer window as defender Victor Lindelof, striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Nemanja Matic have all arrived at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has publicly expressed his desire to bring in four new faces to the club as he is targeting an attacking player.

Thursday Kickoff: Man United nearing Lukaku deal, Casillas re-signs and more

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A major transfer could be coming soon while two Spanish legends have re-upped with their current clubs.

Manchester United has reportedly agreed to a £75 million deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton. (REPORT)

Iker Casillas has signed a new one-year contract to remain with FC Porto.