Mourinho not concerned with reception facing Fabregas

Mourinho not concerned with reception facing Fabregas As Cesc Fabregas prepares to make his first return to Arsenal, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not concerned about his midfielder ahead of Sunday’s clash at the Emirates Stadium. Fabregas left Arsenal in 2011 for Barcelona, before returning to the Premier League ahead of this season with Mourinho’s…

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Nedved eyeing history after Juve draw Real

Nedved eyeing history after Juve draw Real Juventus have the chance to make history after drawing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, club legend and current board member Pavel Nedved claims. Massimiliano Allegri’s side booked their place in the semi-finals by edging past Monaco 1-0 on aggregate – Arturo Vidal’s penalty in the…

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Johnson not suspended by Sunderland despite underage sex charges

Johnson not suspended by Sunderland despite underage sex charges Sunderland and England winger Adam Johnson remains available for selection, despite being charged with underage sex offences. Johnson was charged with three counts of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16 and one count of sexual grooming on Thursday. A Sunderland statement on Friday read: “The…

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Butragueno hopes to have Real stars back for Juve semi

Butragueno hopes to have Real stars back for Juve semi Real Madrid legend Emilio Butragueno is hopeful the UEFA Champions League holders will be able to call on their currently injured players when they face Juventus in this year’s semi-finals. In Friday’s draw in Nyon, Real were paired with Juve, in a repeat of the…

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Breitner expecting tough tussle with Barca

Breitner expecting tough tussle with Barca After Bayern Munich were paired with Barcelona in the last four of the UEFA Champions League, Paul Breitner is aware that the Bundesliga champions are in for a difficult test. The semi-final tie sees Bayern coach Pep Guardiola return to his former club, with whom he won this competition twice as…

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PFA guarded on Johnson support

PFA guarded on Johnson support The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is staying kept tight-lipped on any support they may be providing to Sunderland winger Adam Johnson after he was charged over sexual activity with a teenage girl. Johnson was charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 years old, plus one offence…

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Inter owner Thohir fuels Toure speculation

Inter owner Thohir fuels Toure speculation Erick Thohir has talked up the prospect of Inter signing unsettled Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. Inter coach Mancini was in charge of City when they signed Toure, who has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium following a season in which his form has…

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Sevilla face Fiorentina in Europa League semi

Sevilla face Fiorentina in Europa League semi Holders Sevilla will need to overcome Fiorentina in order to return to the UEFA Europa League final after being pitted against the Italian side in the semi-finals. Unai Emery’s men lifted the trophy last year after beating Benfica in a penalty shoot-out to win the competition for the…

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Guardiola to make Barca return with Bayern

Guardiola to make Barca return with Bayern Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola will face his former club Barcelona for the first time in the last four of the UEFA Champions League. Guardiola spent 11 years at Camp Nou as a player, which included winning the European Cup in 1992. He then returned to manage…

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Hull have provisions for relegation – Bruce

Hull have provisions for relegation – Bruce Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed that provisions have been made to protect the club should they suffer relegation to the Championship. Bruce’s men sit fourth-bottom of the Premier League with six games to go and are only outside of the drop zone because of a marginally…

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