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Ajax finish with 10 men and a goalless draw in Cyprus

Paris, France | AFP | Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL in Nicosia in a playoff round first-leg match. The game was goalless but packed with incident. Ajax, a four-time winner of the competition …

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PSG and French football braced for Neymar exit

Paris, France | AFP | The saga of Neymar’s seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like a fleeting and failed experiment. Having arrived in France in 2017 hoping a world-record transfer to PSG would help …

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Klopp warns Liverpool to deal with Champions League scrutiny

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must learn to deal with their standing as European champions as they kick off their campaign against Premier League winners Manchester City in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley. Klopp admits his side have been under intense scrutiny since their Champions League …

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European defeat fires up Tottenham’s Pochettino for next season

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said Friday that last month’s Champions League final defeat has made him more determined to succeed at the club, after the conclusion of another solid campaign. Pochettino said he was keen to continue with the five-year “project” that has seen Tottenham …

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Klopp hails ‘best night’ of his life after ending final hex

Madrid, Spain | AFP |   Jurgen Klopp revelled in the biggest night of his managerial career on Saturday after winning Liverpool’s sixth European Cup, ending his own run of six straight losses in finals. Klopp had lost his two previous Champions League finals, against Bayern Munich as Borussia Dortmund boss …

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Liverpool too strong for Tottenham

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Mohamed Salah scored one of the fastest ever goals in a Champions League final and Divock Origi struck late as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday and won the trophy for the sixth time. Less than two minutes had been played when …

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