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Talking points in European football this weekend

Paris, France | AFP | Barcelona won their first game under Quique Setien, Erling Braut Haaland enjoyed a dream debut with Borussia Dortmund and Juventus ominously extended their lead at the top of Serie A at the weekend. AFP Sport looks back at some of the main talking points from around …

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Messi on the bench as record-breaker Ansu Fati starts for Barcelona

Dortmund, Germany | AFP |  Teenage star Ansu Fati became Barcelona’s youngest ever Champions League debutant after being named in the starting line-up for the Catalan giants’ campaign opener away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The 16-year-old, who became the club’s youngest ever scorer with his maiden strike against Osasuna …

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Three great Champions League comebacks

Dortmund, Germany | AFP | Borussia Dortmund must overturn a 3-0 first-leg defeat when they host Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday in their Champions League last 16, second leg. Only three teams — Barcelona, Roma and Deportivo La Coruna — have managed to overturn a deficit of three goals or more in a knockout-phase tie in …

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Son hails Spurs’ strength in depth after downing Dortmund

London, United Kingdom | AFP | In-form forward Son Heung-min said Tottenham are showing they have the squad to cope without the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli after a comprehensive 3-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. Son started a brilliant second-half display in the last-16 first leg at Wembley by opening …

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Chelsea sign American star Pulisic from Dortmund

London, United Kingdom | AFP | American international Christian Pulisic, regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, signed for Premier League side Chelsea for a reported fee of £58 million ($74m) from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. The 20-year-olda right winger — who has had more playing time …

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Dortmund hope to avoid Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday. Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a …

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Belief returning as Bayern climb to third in Bundesliga

Bremen, Germany | AFP | Niko Kovac says the belief is starting to return to Bayern Munich after they claimed a second win this week to climb to third in the Bundesliga table after a 2-1 victory at Werder Bremen. Bayern built on their 5-1 midweek thrashing of Benfica in the …

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