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Juventus

Five talking points in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus closed in on a seventh straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, pulling six points clear of Napoli whose ambitions were dented by a goalless draw at AC Milan.

The champions could secure the 34th Scudetto in their history by next Sunday when Juventus and Napoli go head to head in a top-of-the-table clash in Turin.

Five Serie A things you may have missed

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli matched Juventus with a 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday to regain top spot in Italy from the champions who won the Turin derby by the same score.

The two Serie A pacesetters both bounced back from European setbacks to claim their ninth consecutive league wins.

Here are five talking points from the weekend’s Serie A action:

Diabate keeps Benevento alive

New Malian signing Cheick Diabate kept Benevento’s faint Serie A survivial hopes alive with a last-gasp goal in a 3-2 win over Crotone.

Five Serie A things you may have missed

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli matched Juventus with a 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday to regain top spot in Italy from the champions who won the Turin derby by the same score.

The two Serie A pacesetters both bounced back from European setbacks to claim their ninth consecutive league wins.

Here are five talking points from the weekend’s Serie A action:

Diabate keeps Benevento alive

New Malian signing Cheick Diabate kept Benevento’s faint Serie A survivial hopes alive with a last-gasp goal in a 3-2 win over Crotone.

5 talking points ahead of Manchester City vs. Juventus

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Manchester City host Juventus in their opening Champions League Group D game on Tuesday.

Here, we look at five talking points ahead of the match.

1) ARE CITY FINALLY READY TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

City's superb start to the season suggests they are a different proposition from past seasons.

5 talking points ahead of Manchester City vs. Juventus

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Manchester City host Juventus in their opening Champions League Group D game on Tuesday.

Here, we look at five talking points ahead of the match.

1) ARE CITY FINALLY READY TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?

City's superb start to the season suggests they are a different proposition from past seasons.

English Premier League

Manchester City lose, Sanchez off? Premier League talking points

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London (AFP) – Manchester City saw their long unbeaten run in the Premier League brought to a shuddering halt at the weekend as Liverpool shrugged off the departure of Philippe Coutinho to claim a dramatic 4-3 victory.

A disjointed Arsenal slipped to a 2-1 defeat at struggling Bournemouth, with Arsene Wenger’s misery compounded by the near-certain departure of Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester City lose, Sanchez off? Premier League talking points

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London (AFP) – Manchester City saw their long unbeaten run in the Premier League brought to a shuddering halt at the weekend as Liverpool shrugged off the departure of Philippe Coutinho to claim a dramatic 4-3 victory.

A disjointed Arsenal slipped to a 2-1 defeat at struggling Bournemouth, with Arsene Wenger’s misery compounded by the near-certain departure of Alexis Sanchez.

Five talking points from Arsenal’s awful week……

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Weekly Review BY Galen Sona. We have had 2 very difficult games in the premier league against Manchester United and Southampton. We have seen all what is good and most importantly, the bad things about Arsenal's play. 1) What formation should we use? We seem more confused than ever, 3 at the back, 4 at [.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: 3 major talking points as Diego Costa denies United a win

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Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: 3 major talking points as Diego Costa denies United a win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea stretched their unbeaten run against Manchester United to 11 games thanks to a last-gasp equaliser from Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Red Devils had taken the lead through Jesse Lingard on the hour mark and looked like they were on their way to their first three points against the Blues since 2012.

5 talking points ahead of Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Friday night game

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Aston Villa host Manchester United in the first Premier League clash of the weekend on Friday night.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five of the main talking points ahead of the match.

1) CAN WAYNE ROONEY PROVE HE IS THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNITED'S ATTACK?

Wayne Rooney started last year's draw at Villa Park in midfield, but he will play as a lone front man on Friday night.

5 talking points ahead of Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Friday night game

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Aston Villa host Manchester United in the first Premier League clash of the weekend on Friday night.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five of the main talking points ahead of the match.

1) CAN WAYNE ROONEY PROVE HE IS THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNITED'S ATTACK?

Wayne Rooney started last year's draw at Villa Park in midfield, but he will play as a lone front man on Friday night.

Diego Costa won’t change his overly-aggressive style for Chelsea this season

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Diego Costa sees no need to change the approach which drew some criticism throughout his debut season in England.

The Chelsea striker scored 20 goals as the Blues won the Premier League title, but his all-action style often provided as many talking points as his exploits in the penalty box.

Diego Costa won’t change his overly-aggressive style for Chelsea this season

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Diego Costa sees no need to change the approach which drew some criticism throughout his debut season in England.

The Chelsea striker scored 20 goals as the Blues won the Premier League title, but his all-action style often provided as many talking points as his exploits in the penalty box.

Swansea 0-1 Liverpool: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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Swansea 0-1 Liverpool: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool recorded their eighth win in nine Premier League games to move back within two points of fourth place and Manchester United whom they host next weekend.

Jordan Henderson scored a somewhat fortuitous goal midway through the second half which proved to be the winner.

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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Chelsea 1-1 Southampton: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points with a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton this afternoon.

Diego Costa and a Dušan Tadić penalty inside the opening 20 minutes proved to be the only goals of the game as Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster put in an inspired performance.

Time To Get Tough With The “Already On The Way Down” Brigade?

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I watched a lot of football over the weekend: Manchester United versus Fulham, in which some Dutch bloke scuffed the ball over the line; Chelsea v Newcastle, a mid table clash between the fifth and sixth best teams in England; Stoke v Arsenal, in which a party of brave adventurers including at least one dwarf travelled to Mordor, failed to slay some Orcs and came home again; and, finally, a mugging in Liverpool (I know that's not news, but this one was a footballing mugging, with the away team stealing an undeserved point).

Time To Get Tough With The “Already On The Way Down” Brigade?

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I watched a lot of football over the weekend: Manchester United versus Fulham, in which some Dutch bloke scuffed the ball over the line; Chelsea v Newcastle, a mid table clash between the fifth and sixth best teams in England; Stoke v Arsenal, in which a party of brave adventurers including at least one dwarf travelled to Mordor, failed to slay some Orcs and came home again; and, finally, a mugging in Liverpool (I know that's not news, but this one was a footballing mugging, with the away team stealing an undeserved point).

Premier League 2012-13: Five key opening day talking points

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Premier League 2012-13: Five key opening day talking points is a post from: Just Football

To fireworks, fanfare and an array of messages under shirts, the Premier League is back for another season. Here are five key talking points from an entertaining weekend:

1) Goal difference could be huge in the relegation scrap

Four teams likely to be in a relegation scrap at the end of the year have already accumulated significant goal differentials in their opening matches.

Arsenal

Arsenal v Swansea – Preview and Talking Points (View From The Enemy)

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With the match just a few hours away we are bringing you this week's View From the Enemy, which comes direct from the official Swansea website. The Swans are well aware that they are on a very poor run of form at home, but have had some excellent results on the road this season, and [...]

Chelsea looking to create new record in 192nd derby against Arsenal – View From The Enemy

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This weeks View From The Enemy comes direct from the Official Chelsea website, and is an excellent statistic analysis and preview of Arsenal derbies over the years. It also reveals that Arsenal will have to stop Chelsea creating a new record against the Gunners..... Chelsea v Arsenal talking points Football eyes will turn to [.

10 Talking points ahead of Arsenal v Bayern Munich – All we ask…….

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All we ask by Twig It has been an exhilarating season for Arsenal hasn't it? Exhilarating in a negative way I mean. We began the season as one of the top favourites to clinch the 2016/17 title, but presently we're out of the top four with only about 10 games to play. Shock defeat against [...]

Talking Points of the Week: WTF Walcott and title challenge in jeopardy

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Theo Walcott continues to underwhelm If someone told me last season that both Theo and the Ox would...

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Arsenal’s new boys can help fans forget RVP and Song against Stoke

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Arsenal's new boys can help fans forget RVP and Song against Stoke - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The first Sky televised game on Sunday sees Stoke take on Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium, and the visitors look bankers at 2.1 with bet365 and Paddy Power to come away with all three points.

NYCFC

Revolution vs. Red Bulls: Three questions to consider in week 19

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Can the Revs stay hot in midweek matches? That, and all the other talking points you need to know.

Neither the Revolution nor the Red Bulls have fared well in recent league matches. On Sunday, the Revs endured a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of CJ Sapong and the Philadelphia Union; the Red Bulls lost 2-0 to NYCFC on June 24.

22 short stories about D.C. United’s win over NYCFC

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The Last Word turns to The Simpsons to guide us through United's second straight victory

Last year, after a particularly uneventful 0-0 draw between D.C. United and New England, I paid homage to one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons and divided the game up into 22 talking points. Saturday's game against NYCFC was not so dreary, but I enjoyed the format and promised myself I'd bring it back.

Manchester United

Ibrahimovic might not be the new Cantona, but he doesn’t have to be

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On Sunday, once the dust had settled on the first trophy of the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United, a number of talking points remained. Chief among them was whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic can have the same impact on the current side Eric Cantona had when he crossed the Pennines in November 1992.

From the moment he arrived at United, Ibrahimovic's arrogance and swagger coupled with his exquisite technique triggered memories of Cantona and, in the last few days, pundits have fallen over themselves to either vocally support or swiftly dismiss the notion that the Swede can emulate his French predecessor.

Five talking points as Manchester United visit Club Brugge in Champions League

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Manchester United take a 3-1 lead to Club Brugge for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff. The winners move onto the competition's group stage. The losers book a ticket to the Europa League.

Here, we lookat five key talking points ahead of Wednesday's match.

CAN LOUIS VAN GAAL'S MEN HOLD THEIR NERVE?

Five talking points as Manchester United visit Club Brugge in Champions League

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Manchester United take a 3-1 lead to Club Brugge for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff. The winners move onto the competition's group stage. The losers book a ticket to the Europa League.

Here, we lookat five key talking points ahead of Wednesday's match.

CAN LOUIS VAN GAAL'S MEN HOLD THEIR NERVE?

New England Revolution

Revolution v. Red Bulls: Three Thoughts

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The Revs need to finish their chances and two more thoughts.

On Friday night, the New England Revolution collected three points for the first time in 2016 by beating the New York Red Bulls 1-0. Was it controversial? Sure, but we've already discussed that, so let's take a look at three other talking points.

Revolution v. DC United: Three Thoughts

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Kelyn Rowe has to put his 93rd minute shot on frame, and two other thoughts.

For the fourth straight year, the New England Revolution failed to score in their home opener as they tied D.C. United 0-0 on Saturday afternoon. The game might not have yielded any goals, but it did produce some talking points.

Talking Points: #LAvNE

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The New England Revolution's title hopes fell just short in Sunday's 2-1 MLS Cup final loss to the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center. Here are some talking points surrounding the local XI's bitter Cup defeat.

Revs fall short again

In both 2002 and 2005, the New England Revolution fell to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup, both by a score of 1-0 in extra time.

2012 MLS, Week 26: Predictions

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Montreal and Columbus headline a busy holiday weekend. (Getty Images)

I probably should open up this post with a little housecleaning item. This week has been crazy busy at work, which would explain the lack of posts going on here. It happens. Plus, I've been working for a couple weeks on the side at getting this site a little more mobile friendly, which is something I hope to roll out either today or sometime next week.

2012 MLS, Week 25: Predictions

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Salt Lake hopes to get back on track in league play this week against Philadelphia. (Getty Images)

Yet another busy week in Major League Soccer kicks off tonight with the first of eight games this weekend.

This weekend will be a big one for a number of reasons. Here are the talking points I put out yesterday on that matter.

San Jose Earthquakes

"Off The Bench" Episode 22: Guest Kristi Colvin (Women's United FC), MLS Reactions, Referees and What Makes a Beard Manly

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In this episode Pedro and Luke discuss the weekend's best talking points. The San Jose Earthquakes are still league leaders, but with SKC, NYRB and RSL at their heels, can they hold on? Dramatic referee decisions in New York, woe for Portland, a solid match between Houston and Columbus, plus is Montreal a playoff contender?

2012 MLS, Week 24: Predictions

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Seattle and Vancouver renew their rivalry this weekend. (Getty Images)

Are you ready? That's probably a question a lot of coaches will be asking this weekend of their players mainly the ones that will be pulling double duty this week.

MLS heads into a busy, busy weekend with nine games spread out over two days.

The Rest

Five talking points from Bundesliga weekend

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski equalled his manager’s Bundesliga record of scoring in 11 consecutive home games but Jupp Heynckes was not on Bayern Munich’s bench to witness the feat.

Bayern kept their 18-point lead in the table with a 2-1 victory over Schalke as Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller netted superb first-half goals with head coach Heynckes, 72, watching at home on Saturday.

Five Talking Points From Hoffenheim Away

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1) Trent double A What a goal from the youngster and what a superb way to open your score card, by netting your first goal for the club in a Champions League qualifier with a beautiful free kick that also happens to make you the youngest Liverpool goalscorer the competition has seen (both as the European Cup and as the Champions League).

McClaren Praise For Two Unlikely Lads

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One of the real talking points that came out of the game on Saturday was the experience of Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote where a very patched up side put in one of the best performances of the season against West Brom and we won a must-win game 1-0. But a 5-0 scoreline would [...]

Uncool runnings

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All part of the "process." Jamaica 2, United States 1 Part of me didn't even want to do a postgame analysis, talking points, rant, etc. The simplest thing would have been to simple run a list of what Twitter had to say about Jermaine Jones following the match, which was some variation of the following: I hope Jermaine Jones never wears a U.

Supporters Summit highlights

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PSP recaps some of the major talking points from Thursday night's Supporters Summit at PPL Park.