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Chelsea Rally Claims FA Cup

Guus Hiddink was handed the FA Cup as a going-away present as Chelsea recovered from conceding the fastest goal in final history to beat Everton 2-1 at Wembley. The contest was less than half-a-minute old when French striker Louis Saha found the net for the Toffeemen but that was to be the high point for…

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Real Madrid announce plans to tour USA

Real Madrid will follow arch-rivals Barcelona to North America this summer on a pre-season tour. DC United have confirmed they will play Madrid at FedExField on August 9, with more games expected to be announced in the coming days. Earlier this month, Barcelona, who were crowned Champions League winners last night, confirmed plans to play…

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Mascherano scoffs at Barcelona rumours

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has denied reports claiming he is set to join Barcelona – and insists he is ‘only thinking of the Reds’. The Argentina international has become a vital part of manager Rafa Benitez’s plans since joining the Anfield outfit on a five-year contract in 2007. That form is reported to have caught…

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Bayern: Ribery is not for sale

Bayern Munich have underlined their intentions to Premier League sides Manchester United and Chelsea that Franck Ribery is not for sale. The in-form Frenchman has been consistently linked with a move away from the Bundesliga, with Chelsea the latest club to be linked with the former Marseille man. The 26-year-old’s contract with Bayern still has…

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Defeat biggest blow for Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo had admitted Wednesday night’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona was one of the biggest disappointments of his career. Goals from Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi were enough to overcome Manchester United in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, denying Sir Alex Ferguson’s men the chance to become the first side to successfully defend the trophy since…

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Superb Iniesta lost for words

Barcelona’s tormentor-in-chief Andres Iniesta was lost for words after helping his side to Champions League glory on Wednesday. The diminutive Spaniard was sensational in Rome as he helped Barca overcome reigning champions Manchester United 2-0. From the moment Iniesta played in Samuel Eto’o for Barca opening goal, the Spanish side took control. Iniesta was a…

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Barcelona Swarms United; Claims Treble

Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o both scored in an impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester United to become European Champions. Barcelona became the champions of Europe for the third time on Wednesday night after defeating Manchester United 2-0 in Rome. Pep Guardiola’s men were at their breathtaking best in the Champions League final as goals from…

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Sir Alex: Take chance to join greats

Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged Manchester United to join the pantheon of all-time great teams by lifting the Champions League title in Rome. Victory over Barcelona would allow United to become the first side to win back-to-back European Cups since it was rebranded in 1992. Liverpool and Nottingham Forest both achieved the feat in the…

Messi, Zidane and the new F50i Tunit
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Messi, Zidane and the new F50i Tunit

Messi will be wearing the new adidas F50i Tunit during tomorrow’s Champions League final.

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Ribery can replace Ronaldo – Evra

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been advising France team-mate Franck Ribery to join him at Old Trafford next season. Responding to the continued speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the club, full-back Evra admitted he did not know whether the Portuguese winger would stay or go but did highlight a ready-made…

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Tevez concentrating on Barca

Carlos Tevez wants to help Manchester United retain the Champions League against Barcelona before giving any further thought to his future. It is expected Tevez will leave Old Trafford next month, once his two-year loan deal expires. United chief executive David Gill is planning more talks with Tevez’s advisor Kia Joorabchian before the Argentina star…

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Messi focused on historic treble

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi says he does not see the Champions League final as a chance to get one over Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or race. Ronaldo has finished first and second in the last two seasons, while Messi was runner-up last time out and third in 2007. The duo are again likely to be…

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Messi: Great season can get better

Barcelona won the Copa del Rey with a stunning 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Mestalla, and were crowned La Liga champions at the weekend when Real Madrid lost to Villarreal. Next up is the Champions League final against Manchester United on May 27, and Messi has set his sights on the treble. He…

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Owen 'offended' by retirement talk

A report in the early edition of the Daily Express on Friday morning claimed the Newcastle and England striker will become a full-time racehorse trainer and owner after quitting the game in the summer. However, amid reports Owen has become increasingly disillusioned with life on Tyneside and his own diminishing returns after years of injury…

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Barcelona Focusing on Treble

No Spanish side has ever landed the domestic league and cup double as well as the Champions League – but Barca stand on the brink of making history after completing phase one of their objective in Valencia on Wednesday night. The Catalan giants overcame the surprise of conceding an early goal to Gaizka Toquero by…