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Liverpool edge Chelsea on penalties to win UEFA Super Cup

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |  Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday after a richly entertaining match in Istanbul finished 2-2 at the end of extra time. Every penalty in the shoot-out had found the net before Tammy Abraham’s effort was saved by …

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Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he …

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Barca lack firepower without Neymar – Busquets

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reiterated his call for the club’s board to strengthen in the transfer market on Tuesday, but warned replacing the departed Neymar will be almost impossible. The Brazilian’s absence was noticeable as Barca fell to a 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg defeat …

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Ronaldo sent-off, but Real roll over Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards …

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Barca seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona host rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday (2000GMT) badly in need of a morale-boosting win following the world record sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. Despite banking 222 million euros ($261 million) for the Brazilian, Barca’s …

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Man United can benefit from Madrid lesson, says Mourinho

Skopje, Macedonia | AFP | Jose Mourinho insisted that Manchester United had emerged from their trip to Skopje for the UEFA Super Cup reinforced despite the scoreline flattering them in a 2-1 defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid. The Portuguese manager had expected his side to struggle against the reigning European …

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Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

Skopje, Macedonia | AFP | A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje on Tuesday. Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy …

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Mourinho ready to make move for Bale

Skopje, Macedonia | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sent a message in the direction of UEFA Super Cup opponents Real Madrid by declaring his readiness to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Speaking to reporters in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Monday, Mourinho said he would wait …

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Ronaldo in Madrid squad for Man Utd reunion

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo could feature against his former club Manchester United in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup after being included in Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s squad for the trip to Skopje, Macedonia. Ronaldo’s summer has been overshadowed by accusations of tax evasion in Spain, which led to …

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