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Five talking points in European football this weekend

Paris, France | AFP | Several countries may be in the midst of their winter breaks, but the football goes on elsewhere, with Spain’s biggest clubs having an eventful few days in Saudi Arabia while the race for the title continues in Serie A and Ligue 1. AFP Sport looks back …

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Winning return for Real Madrid’s Bale

Vigo, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane promised changes but it was a retro Real Madrid that gave the revolution a winning start on Saturday as Gareth Bale led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo. Bale was back in the team and back in form at Balaidos, …

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Atletico humble Real Madrid 7-3 in friendly

New York, United States | AFP | Diego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid embarrassed La Liga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 Friday in a pre-season friendly at MetLife Stadium. Costa had a hat-trick by halftime and added one more goal before he was sent off in the 63rd, when both …

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Mourinho is not Man United’s Special One

Special One turns sour as Mourinho’s dream job ends in sack London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho reportedly cried when he heard he had not been chosen as the heir to Alex Ferguson’s throne at Old Trafford.Five years on, having finally landed his dream job, Mourinho’s United tenure …

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Man United sack Mourinho, eye Zidane

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after their worst start to a season in almost 30 years, the club announced on Tuesday. The 55-year-old Portuguese’s last match in charge was the 3-1 defeat by Premier League league leaders Liverpool on Sunday which left …

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Zidane fighting for future in PSG Champions League tie

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane inspired France to World Cup glory as a player, but his extraordinary career has to a large degree been defined by the Champions League. His magnificent volleyed goal for Real Madrid in their 2002 win over Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in Glasgow is …

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