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FC Barcelona - 2, Sporting - 0 | Full Match Highlights

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FC Barcelona secured a 2-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon in the last match of the league and consolidating their top place in the group. Enjoy the highlights, before it is taken down!!

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Champions League: Young Barcelona Fan Bursts Onto Pitch To Kiss Lionel Messi’s Saintly Feet (Photo & Video)

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Barcelona were hardly at their fluid best but still managed to see off Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday evening thanks to a scruffy Luis Suarez header that deflected in off former Liverpool and Stoke defender Sebastian Coates.

Despite having a quiet night by his own imperious standards, Lionel Messi was still the centre of attention, especially for a young Barca fan who breached the perimeter hoardings in a desperate attempt to interact with his idol.

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Cuadrado, Bernardeschi send Juve through

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi scored in either half to seal Juventus’s berth in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos in Piraeus.

Colombian international Cuadrado turned in Alex Sandro’s cross after 15 minutes with Italian Bernardeschi getting the second in the final minute as last year’s finalists advanced to the last 16 for the fourth straight year.

Much-changed Barcelona still too good for Sporting

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona rounded off an unbeaten Champions League group stage as Paco Alcacer’s header and a late own goal from Jeremy Mathieu secured a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Juventus will join the Spanish giants in the last 16 after they too were 2-0 victors away at Olympiakos, relegating Sporting to the consolation of a place in the Europa League in the new year.

Much-changed Barcelona still too good for Sporting

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona rounded off an unbeaten Champions League group stage as Paco Alcacer’s header and a late own goal from Jeremy Mathieu secured a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Juventus will join the Spanish giants in the last 16 after they too were 2-0 victors away at Olympiakos, relegating Sporting to the consolation of a place in the Europa League in the new year.

Iniesta sidelined by calf strain

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta will miss Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Sporting Lisbon, the Catalan giants confirmed on Sunday.

Iniesta asked to be replaced early in the second-half of Barca’s 2-2 draw at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday, but he could return as early as next weekend for a testing La Liga visit to Villarreal.

Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday.

The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe’s leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona.

Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday.

The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe’s leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona.

Allegri pleased with Juventus attitude despite stalement

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his side’s attitude against Barcelona despite a 0-0 draw in Turin stalling last year’s finalists’ path to the Champions League last 16.

Five-time European champions Barcelona advanced to the knockout rounds and clinched top spot in Group D after the Turin stalemate.

Allegri pleased with Juventus attitude despite stalement

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his side’s attitude against Barcelona despite a 0-0 draw in Turin stalling last year’s finalists’ path to the Champions League last 16.

Five-time European champions Barcelona advanced to the knockout rounds and clinched top spot in Group D after the Turin stalemate.

Messi on bench but Barcelona advance to last 16

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lionel Messi started on the bench but Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday and clinched top spot in Group D after drawing 0-0 with Juventus in Turin.

Last season’s finalists Juventus remain second in the group following the stalemate, a point ahead of third-place Sporting Lisbon, and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.

Messi on bench but Barcelona advance to last 16

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lionel Messi started on the bench but Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday and clinched top spot in Group D after drawing 0-0 with Juventus in Turin.

Last season’s finalists Juventus remain second in the group following the stalemate, a point ahead of third-place Sporting Lisbon, and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.

Juventus battle past Sporting in Champions League

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus rallied from a bizarre Alex Sandro own goal to battle past Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday and move second behind Barcelona in Champions League Group D.

The Portuguese visitors surged ahead after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium when the ball accidentally bounced off the Brazilian left-back and into his own net after Gianluigi Buffon had saved from Gelson Martins.

Juventus battle past Sporting in Champions League

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus rallied from a bizarre Alex Sandro own goal to battle past Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday and move second behind Barcelona in Champions League Group D.

The Portuguese visitors surged ahead after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium when the ball accidentally bounced off the Brazilian left-back and into his own net after Gianluigi Buffon had saved from Gelson Martins.

10-man Barca cruise as club plead for Catalonia dialogue

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona shrugged off an early Gerard Pique red card and the distractions of a first match at the Camp Nou since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia to beat Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday.

A Dimitrios Nikolaou own goal and second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and Lucas Digne ensured a comfortable evening for the hosts on the field, while the political tension sweeping across Catalonia was seen in the stands despite a low turnout due to torrential rain.

Juventus not in crisis, insists Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri insisted Tuesday that the Serie A champions were not in crisis despite recent setbacks.

Italian title-winners in the last six seasons, Juventus lost to Lazio on Saturday - a first home defeat in over two years - to trail leaders Napoli by five points.

Adrien Silva trains with Leicester as club mulls transfer appeal

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London (AFP) – Adrien Silva is now training with Leicester City while the Premier League club consider going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over his transfer saga.

The Foxes’ appeal to FIFA to secure the registration of the Portuguese midfielder was last week rejected by world football’s governing body.

FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

Spain and Portugal ‘Liga Iberica’ mooted

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Lisbon (AFP) – The creation of a ‘Liga Iberica’ involving top clubs from Spain and Portugal has been targeted for 2019, the Portuguese League said on Wednesday.

The Liga Iberica would allow Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and the likes to measure up against Spanish giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Spain and Portugal ‘Liga Iberica’ mooted

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Lisbon (AFP) – The creation of a ‘Liga Iberica’ involving top clubs from Spain and Portugal has been targeted for 2019, the Portuguese League said on Wednesday.

The Liga Iberica would allow Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and the likes to measure up against Spanish giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Every second counts as Leicester scramble to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester face a fight with FIFA to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds.

Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million ($28 million, 24 million euros) deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.

Every second counts as Leicester scramble to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester face a fight with FIFA to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds.

Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million ($28 million, 24 million euros) deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.

Portugal’s Sa Pinto named coach of Standard Liege football club

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Brussels (AFP) – Former Portuguese international Ricardo Sa Pinto, 44, has been named as the new coach of Standard Liege, the Belgian giants announced on Sunday.

Sa Pinto played for Standard towards the end of his playing career. Last season, he coached Greek outfit Atromitos, while he previously coached Sporting Lisbon amongst others.

Glasgow Rangers confirm Caixinha as new boss

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish giants Rangers confirmed the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as their new manager on Saturday.

Caixinha arrived at Glasgow Airport on a flight from Dubai at midday on Saturday and his move to Ibrox was officially announced just hours later.

The 46-year-old Portuguese coach has agreed a three-year contract and will be tasked with ending Celtic’s long reign as Scotland’s preeminent force.

Out of favour Markovic sent on loan to Hull by Liverpool

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) Serbian international winger Lazar Markovic has been sent straight back out on loan to Premier League strugglers Hull on Monday by rivals Liverpool after a spell at Sporting Lisbon was cut short.

The 22-year-old who has joined until the end of the season returned to Liverpool after all three parties agreed it was best to bring his year long loan to Sporting to a premature end.

Transfers & Rumours

The 14-Second Man: Adrien Silva Trains With Leicester City For First Time, Chooses Very Apt Squad Number (Photos)

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While still unable to represent his new club until January, the good news is that Adrien Silva has been cleared to start training with the rest of the Leicester City squad.

The Portuguese midfielder joined the Foxes from Sporting Lisbon on transfer deadline day but, despite being afforded a two-hour extension, the buying club still managed to overshoot the deadline for his registration by 14 seconds.

Leicester: FIFA Reject Appeal Over Botched Adrien Silva Transfer, Midfielder Stuck In Limbo Until January

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Leicester City have had their appeal over the botched registration of Adrien Silva rejected by FIFA.

The Foxes attempted to sign Silva from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day but missed the cut-off by 14 seconds.

The majority of the £22million deal had been agreed earlier in the window, but Leicester left it until the very last moment to start finalising the small print and, even with a specially requested two-hour extension, managed to overshoot the deadline, thus leaving FIFA with no choice but to reject the application.

Leicester City: FIFA Reject Adrien Silva Transfer Application After Deadline Missed By 14 Seconds

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Leicester City have had their attempts to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon nixed by FIFA after the Foxes left it just a smidgen too late on deadline day.

The bulk of the £22million deal had been squared away earlier in the window, but the Foxes left it until deadline day to agree terms and finalise some of the small print.

Rock The Cradle: Bebeto’s Son, As Welcomed Into The World At USA ’94, Has Just Signed For Sporting Lisbon (Photo)

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Romario, Mazinho and new father Bebeto "rock the cradle" at the 1994 World Cup (Photo: PA)

In what is certain to come as alarming news for footballs fans of a certain age, the newbornbaby that Bebeto welcomed into the world at the 1994 World Cup is now a mature and fully functioning adult.

Portugal

Arsenal bid £70m for William Carvalho and Gelson Martins

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Arsenal have lodged a £70m bid for Sporting Lisbon pair William Carvalho and Gelson Martins, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola. The Gunners...

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Wandering Hands: Sporting Lisbon B Substitute Manages To Concede Penalty While Warming Up Behind Goal (Video)

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Poor old Budag Nasirov somehow managed the extraordinary feat of both conceding a penalty and getting himselfbooked over15 minutes before he came on as a substitute during Sporting Lisbon B's recent Segunda Liga tie against Academica.

Bizarrely, the 20-year-old Azerbaijaniwas warming-up behind the Sporting goal when he was penalised for handling a wayward cross before it had gone fully out of touch.

Sporting Lisbon Fined £650 After Rowdy Fans Throw Packet Of Beans At Opposing Goalkeeper

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In what surely must be unprecedented, Sporting Lisbon have been fined after their fans hurled a bag of beans at their opponent's goalkeeper.

According to O Jogo, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have beenstung after a packet of lupini beans were thrown in the direction of Maritimo 'keeper Charles during the 2-2 draw between the two teams on Saturday.

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Arsenal set to bid €15m for Portugal international

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According to RMC Sport, Arsenal are set to bid for Portuguese and Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper, Rui...

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Joel Campbell to return to Arsenal – but for how long?

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Campbell will return to Arsenal, but he doesn't seem too excited! Joel Campbell has become a forgotten man under Arsene Wenger, despite the player offering quite a bit of promise during his time on the pitch. The Costa Rican international was shipped out on loan to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon during the summer, after Wenger [.

The Rest

West Ham Owners Refuse To Comment After Being Called ‘The Dildo Brothers’ By Sporting Lisbon President

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West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are reportedly unprepared to pass further comment after being referred to as 'The Dildo Brothers' by Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho.

The two clubs are currently at loggerheads over a botched deadline day move for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho, with Sporting's director of communications, Nuno Saraiva, branding Sullivan a "liar" and a "parasite" after the latter claimed the transfer collapsed because the Portuguese club failed to leave enough time for a medical.

Sporting Lisbon’s New Away Kit Features Covert Messages In Both Braille And Morse Code (Photo)

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Sporting Libson (or Sporting Clube de Portugal if you'd prefer) have unveiled a couple of new shirts for 2017/18, and one comes with a rather unique feature.

Suppliers Macron have incorporated a special message into the away jerseys, which first and foremost features a motto stamped in Braille under the club crest.

Real Madrid and Porto stars among our #JF70 top young talents of the week, week 10

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Each week on Just Football we analyse and praise the star performers from our #JF70 handpicked 70 best young players to watch this season around Europe. So which young talents shone this past...

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