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British government wants Gazprom-backed Champions League final out of Russia
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British government wants Gazprom-backed Champions League final out of Russia

The biggest game in the European season is scheduled 28 May at the Gazprom Arena, which is named after the state-owned energy giant that has sponsored the men's competition for a decade.

Premier League: Manchester United survive Leeds storm to tighten grip on top four; Wolves edge Leicester
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Premier League: Manchester United survive Leeds storm to tighten grip on top four; Wolves edge Leicester

Manchester United survived blowing another half-time lead to open up a four-point advantage in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a thrilling 4-2 win at relegation-threatened Leeds.

ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal's Antonio Perosevic served show cause notice for 'violent conduct against referee'
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ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal's Antonio Perosevic served show cause notice for 'violent conduct against referee'

The charge notice issued by the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) disciplinary committee states Perosevic was "expelled for using excessive force against referee".

ISL 2021-22: All eyes on ATK Mohun Bagan, acid test for NorthEast United FC
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ISL 2021-22: All eyes on ATK Mohun Bagan, acid test for NorthEast United FC

All eyes will be on ATK Mohun Bagan's dugout when the heavyweights of Indian football take on NorthEast United FC in their Indian Super League match at Margao on Tuesday.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says he is buying first club Cruzeiro
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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says he is buying first club Cruzeiro

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo said he was buying Cruzeiro, the club where he made his professional debut, but which has been languishing in Brazil's Serie B for two seasons.

ISL 2021-22: FC Goa play first draw after thrilling contest with Hyderabad FC
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ISL 2021-22: FC Goa play first draw after thrilling contest with Hyderabad FC

FC Goa played out a highly entertaining 1-1 draw with Hyderabad FC in their Indian Super League fixture at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Saturday.

ISL 2021-22: All-round Mumbai City FC start favourites against Kerala Blasters
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ISL 2021-22: All-round Mumbai City FC start favourites against Kerala Blasters

Reigning champions Mumbai City FC will look to extend their four-game winning run when they take on Kerala Blasters FC in an Indian Super League match in Margao on Sunday.

Premier League: Spiralling coronavirus crisis leaves managers jittery
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Premier League: Spiralling coronavirus crisis leaves managers jittery

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard revealed his 'constant paranoia' over the medical status of his players after the coronavirus crisis forced a glut of Premier League postponements.

Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski bags record as Bayern Munich go nine points clear in Germany
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Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski bags record as Bayern Munich go nine points clear in Germany

Bayern opened a nine-point lead at the top of the table with a 4-0 home win over Wolfsburg as goal-scorers Lewandowski, Mueller and Upamecano all celebrated milestones.

Serie A: Inter Milan crush Salernitana to tighten grip on lead
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Serie A: Inter Milan crush Salernitana to tighten grip on lead

Leaders Inter Milan thrashed last-place Salernitana 5-0 on Friday to close in on the honorary title of Serie A 'winter champion'.

ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC, Odisha FC aim to steady ship after setbacks
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ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC, Odisha FC aim to steady ship after setbacks

Chennaiyin FC will look to bounce back from their heartbreaking last game loss when they take on Odisha FC in the ISL at Vasco on Saturday.

ISL 2021-22: NorthEast United aim to bounce back against winless SC East Bengal
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ISL 2021-22: NorthEast United aim to bounce back against winless SC East Bengal

Their backs to the wall after two consecutive defeats, NorthEast United FC would look to get back to winning ways against a struggling SC East Bengal in their ISI match in Margao on Friday

ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC test for high-flying Odisha FC
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ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC test for high-flying Odisha FC

Two in-form teams in Jamshedpur FC and Odisha FC will look to outdo one another in what could be a battle of attrition in the Indian Super League in Vasco on Tuesday.

ISL 2021-22: Upbeat Hyderabad FC face NorthEast United FC challenge
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ISL 2021-22: Upbeat Hyderabad FC face NorthEast United FC challenge

After an impressive all-round show against Bengaluru FC, Hyderabad FC will be up against a fresh challenge from NorthEast United FC in an ISL match in Bambolim on Monday.

ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan continue to falter, Mumbai City FC look unstoppable, FC Goa show resurgence
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ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan continue to falter, Mumbai City FC look unstoppable, FC Goa show resurgence

Chennaiyin FC remain unbeaten but a victory has eluded them for two consecutive games. Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal continue to slip into the lower trenches, while Odisha FC continue to stitch together vital victories

La Liga: Real Madrid extend lead to 13 points after win over Atletico Madrid; Barcelona held to draw by Osasuna
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La Liga: Real Madrid extend lead to 13 points after win over Atletico Madrid; Barcelona held to draw by Osasuna

Real Madrid strengthened their already-commanding position in the title race on Sunday by defeating Atletico 2-0 to move 13 points clear of the defending champions in La Liga.

West Indies great Michael Holding praises England footballers for taking the knee
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West Indies great Michael Holding praises England footballers for taking the knee

The former paceman last year called for meaningful change to tackle injustice, saying he had encountered abuse as a young player in England and Australia.

Champions League: Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to build on Leipzig win
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Champions League: Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to build on Leipzig win

Liverpool threw off the shackles of three straight Premier League defeats with a slick performance and clinical finishing to dominate Leipzig in the first-leg tie in Budapest on Tuesday.

Premier League: Manchester United move to second spot with Wolves win; Leeds rout West Brom 5-0
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Premier League: Manchester United move to second spot with Wolves win; Leeds rout West Brom 5-0

Marcus Rashford's 93rd minute strike beat Wolves 1-0 to move Manchester United into second in the Premier League. Leeds, meanwhile, thrashed West Brom 5-0.

Premier League: Chelsea's Frank Lampard 'amused, not annoyed' at Klopp's spending jibe
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Premier League: Chelsea's Frank Lampard 'amused, not annoyed' at Klopp's spending jibe

Lampard has invested around £200 million ($257 million) on Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and Ben Chilwell, with Thiago Silva arriving on a free transfer and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy reportedly set to join from Rennes.