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Tuchel relishing Dortmund’s Real showdown

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Thomas Tuchel is relishing the prospect of Borussia Dortmund's showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League group stage clash.

Dortmund have never lost at home to Real, who have won just four times in 29 away games against German clubs.

Ronaldo, Bale miss Madrid trip to Espanyol

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid will have to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the quest for a club-record 16th straight La Liga win after coach Zinedine Zidane said both will miss Sunday's trip to Espanyol.

Bale was forced off early by a hip knock as Real came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Ronaldo, Morata rescue Real from Sporting upset

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata struck in the closing minutes to seal a stunning Real Madrid comeback to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 to start their Champions League defence on Wednesday.

Madrid looked to be heading for their first home defeat in the competition for five years after Bruno Cesar's low effort three minutes into the second-half handed Sporting a thorughly merited lead.

Where to find Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon, you've come to the right place.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces his old club in today's featured UEFA Champions League match. Because FOX Sports in the USA has decided to feature golf on FS1, that means that Real Madrid will be on FOX Sports 2 —which not everyone gets (or if you do, it's often in SD).

Where to find Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon, you've come to the right place.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces his old club in today's featured UEFA Champions League match. Because FOX Sports in the USA has decided to feature golf on FS1, that means that Real Madrid will be on FOX Sports 2 —which not everyone gets (or if you do, it's often in SD).

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘the best player in the world’ – Jose Fonte

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English Premier League

Leicester City’s Slimani back to torment Porto

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City may be unfamiliar Champions League opponents for Porto, who visit the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, but Islam Slimani is a player they know all too well.

During his three seasons with Sporting Lisbon, the Algeria striker scored six goals against Porto in six appearances, earning him the nickname 'The Dragon Slayer' from the Lisbon club's fans.

Leicester City’s Slimani back to torment Porto

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City may be unfamiliar Champions League opponents for Porto, who visit the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, but Islam Slimani is a player they know all too well.

During his three seasons with Sporting Lisbon, the Algeria striker scored six goals against Porto in six appearances, earning him the nickname 'The Dragon Slayer' from the Lisbon club's fans.

Slimani slots in as Leicester down Burnley

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Record signing Islam Slimani enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Leicester City as the champions defeated Burnley 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The 28 million pounds ($36.4 million, 32.6 million euros) signing from Sporting Lisbon scored headers either side of half-time before Ben Mee's own goal completed a comprehensive win.

Slimani slots in as Leicester down Burnley

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Record signing Islam Slimani enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Leicester City as the champions defeated Burnley 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The 28 million pounds ($36.4 million, 32.6 million euros) signing from Sporting Lisbon scored headers either side of half-time before Ben Mee's own goal completed a comprehensive win.

FOX Soccer 2GO 7-day free trial returns in time for Champions League

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FOX Sports has brought its 7-day free trial to FOX Soccer 2GO back in time for the latest action in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

With the free trial, you can watch as much live and on-demand soccer as you want during the 7-days including today's matches between Manchester City vs.

FOX Soccer 2GO 7-day free trial returns in time for Champions League

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FOX Sports has brought its 7-day free trial to FOX Soccer 2GO back in time for the latest action in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

With the free trial, you can watch as much live and on-demand soccer as you want during the 7-days including today's matches between Manchester City vs.

Transfer Roundup: Arsenal agreement reached; Chelsea in talks for La Liga star; Liverpool done deal

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With just under two weeks remaining in the transfer window, clubs around Europe are busy strengthening their squad and getting rid of their fringe players.

Here at Soccerlens, we bring you some of the latest stories from the Premier League as well as other European leagues in our transfer roundup column.

Euro 2016 Transfers: Bartosz Kapustka and 23 players whose Euro form put them in the shop window

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Father confirms huge Liverpool bid for Euro 2016 star; Chelsea offered £38m for him this summer

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Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario is a target for Premier League giants Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a central midfielder and has been impressed with the Portuguese international.

Mario had a very good tournament in France and helped his side to the Euro 2016 glory. The Sporting midfielder has been monitored by the likes of Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United as well.

Man Utd set to complete transfer for Spaniard in the summer, hints agent

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Man Utd set to complete transfer for Spaniard in the summer, hints agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Viktor Valdes's agent has hinted that the Manchester United keeper has no future at Old Trafford at the end of this season.

Valdes is out of contract in the summer and Manchester United are not prepared to offer him an extension.

Club asked to pay €12m for defender's controversial Manchester United transfer

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Club asked to pay €12m for defender's controversial Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting Lisbon have lost their case before the Court of Arbitration against Doyen Sports group over their controversial transfer of Marcos Rojo to Manchester United.

Mojo joined United in 2014 for a reported fee of€20m from Lisbon.

Arsenal drop interest in Vidal, club looking at £35m Portuguese star

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Arsenal drop interest in Vidal, club looking at £35m Portuguese star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are have ended their pursuit of Chile international, Arturo Vidal.

Arsene Wenger was thought to be a keen admirer of the Juventus midfielder, but the Frenchman is now exploring alternatives.

FC Barcelona

Sporting Gijon Defender Douglas Suffers Strange Buttock Injury After Falling Asleep In ‘Uncomfortable Position’ On Team Bus

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Barcelona right-back Douglas has done himself no favours in his attempt to shed his reputation as a perma-crock after managing to succumb to injury in his sleep.

The Brazilian, who is currently on a season-longloan at Sporting Gijon, has managed just 379 minutes on the pitch for Barca since arriving ahead ofthe 2014/15 season due to a never-ending spateof knacks and knocks.

Mark Warburton: From City Trader to Glasgow Ranger – The Rise Of One Of England’s Brightest Young Managers

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Portugal

The #JF70 Class of 2017 – Top 10 best young players to watch in Portugal Primeira Liga in 2016/17

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Sporting Lisbon Stage Proper Contract Signing Ceremony For Five-Year-Old Fan Fighting Cancer (Photo)

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The wee little chap you see up there is Bruno de Carvalho, the president of Sporting Lisbon (or Clube de Portugal if you're going to be picky about it), and he's knelt down and shaking hands with the club's latest signing, five-year-oldFrancisco.

Sadly, Francisco is bravely fighting cancer so, to help give him a VIP day to remember, Sporting set up a special meeting so they could "sign" the youngster as their official 12th man.

Video: Former Arsenal and Man Utd target William Carvalho scores the winner for Sporting

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Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho scored the winner for his side in their victory over Belenenses at the weekend. The skipper, who has been...

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Best XI: Just Football’s U21 Euro 2015 Team of the Tournament

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Leagues: Primeira Liga

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Arsenal

Arsenal in talks to sign 31-goal striker in £25M deal

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Arsenal are said to be in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to sign Islam Slimani this summer. The Algerian striker scored an impressive 27 league goals last season, as well as another four in other competitions, and has been on the radar of the North-London club for some time now. A deal was [.

Are Arsenal using Campbell’s loan to snare this wantaway striker?

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Joel Campbell has joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan deal which will come as a surprise to some Arsenal fans, but could it be part of a bigger picture? The winger had impressed last season, and had appeared to have earned his place in the Gunners playing squad, but following the emergence of Alex [.

Jesus persuades William Carvalho to snub Arsenal and stay with Lisbon

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Sporting Lisbon boss Jorge Jesus has revealed he has persuaded Arsenal target William Carvalho to remain with the Portuguese club for the coming...

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Manchester United

Ronaldo enters last chance saloon for Euro glory

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Lisbon (AFP) For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal.

Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's fourth and at 31 possibly last European Championship finals.

The previous three have all promised much only to end in varying degrees of disappointment for the three-time World Player of the Year.

Ronaldo enters last chance saloon for Euro glory

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Lisbon (AFP) For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal.

Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's fourth and at 31 possibly last European Championship finals.

The previous three have all promised much only to end in varying degrees of disappointment for the three-time World Player of the Year.

Ronaldo enters last chance saloon for Euro glory

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Lisbon (AFP) For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal.

Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's fourth and at 31 possibly last European Championship finals.

The previous three have all promised much only to end in varying degrees of disappointment for the three-time World Player of the Year.

Ronaldo enters last chance saloon for Euro glory

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Lisbon (AFP) For a player that has won almost everything on an individual and collective level, the one honour that agonisingly evades Cristiano Ronaldo is an international trophy with Portugal.

Euro 2016 will be Ronaldo's fourth and at 31 possibly last European Championship finals.

The previous three have all promised much only to end in varying degrees of disappointment for the three-time World Player of the Year.

Man United With A Foot In Champions League Group Stages After Win

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Two brilliant goals from Memphis Depay saw Manchester United take a huge step towards returning to the Champions League group stages as they beat Club Brugge 3-1 winners at Old Trafford on Tuesday in their play-off first leg match.

While United, who missed out on Champions League action last year, will take a comfortable looking two-goal lead to Belgium, Sporting Lisbon will have a slender one-goal advantage to bring with them to Moscow, although their 2-1 win over CSKA ended the Russian side's nine-game unbeaten streak in Champions League qualifying games.

Video: Ex-Man Utd man Nani’s goals for Sporting Lisbon

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Luis Nani: Remembering The Good Times

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Much-derided and oft-mocked for being soft as warm Dairylea, Luis Nani is now on the cusp of leaving Manchester United after eight years on the payroll.

The 28-year-old Portuguese winger, who spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, has been subjected to thecustomary 'terrifying Turkish airport greeting' this morning ahead of completing a £3.

loan deal

Coates loan deal with Sporting extended

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Lisbon (AFP) Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates has had his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon extended until the end of next season, the Portuguese club announced on Tuesday.

The Uruguayuan international initially moved to Sporting in January on a deal until the end of this term, but he has impressed as Jorge Jesus' side have stayed in the Portuguese title race ahead of the final matches of the season on Sunday.

Coates loan deal with Sporting extended

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Lisbon (AFP) Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates has had his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon extended until the end of next season, the Portuguese club announced on Tuesday.

The Uruguayuan international initially moved to Sporting in January on a deal until the end of this term, but he has impressed as Jorge Jesus' side have stayed in the Portuguese title race ahead of the final matches of the season on Sunday.

The Rest

More European Clubs Reportedly Chasing Fanendo Adi

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As is tha fate of any successful striker, Fanendo Adi has been repeatedly linked to a number of European clubs during the silly season. The latest supposed suitors for the Portland Timbers forward are Scottish giants Celtic, linked to Adi by Danish tabloid BT.com.

Beyond Celtic, Adi has been linked to Rubin Kazan, Cardiff City, Werder Bremen, Sporting Lisbon, Shanghai SIPG, and more during the current European transfer window.

The Tale Of Martunis: Sporting Lisbon’s Latest Signing Has One Hell Of A Back Story!

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By Chris Wright

On Wednesday afternoon, Sporting Lisbon swore a 17-year-old Indonesian lad by the name of Martunis into their academy. Nothing overly exciting aboutthat, you may argue.

However, the Portuguese club's latest acquisition comes with one hell of a back story a tale of tragedy, hardship, loss and incredible fortitude.