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European Super League Officially Announced

European Super League

The idea of a European Super League has been rumored for years. But on Sunday those rumors became reality when twelve of Europe’s top clubs announced they were launching a breakaway Super League.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said:

“We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.”

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FA Cup Final: Leicester City v Chelsea

The FA Cup final is set up as Leicester and Chelsea will meet in the final on May 15 at Wembley. The matchup means that either Thomas Tuchel or Brendan Rodgers will win their first domestic trophy in England.

Chelsea ended Manchester City’s hopes of winning an historic quadruple as they edged a closely-fought FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

City and Chelsea had both secured their places in the last four of the Champions League this week – but Pep Guardiola’s side had their sights set on a unique haul of four trophies as they close in on the Premier League title and also face Tottenham here in the League Cup final on 25 April.

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Europa League Semi-Final: Man Utd v Roma And Arsenal v Villarreal

The Europa League semi-finals are set as Manchester United will take on Roma and Arsenal face Villarreal. Both games will feature a reunion as former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling will face his former club for the first time, while former Arsenal manager Unai Emery will try and outmaneuver the man who replaced him Mikel Arteta.

Here is a look at the two semi-finals.

Manchester United v Roma
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Why this is their year

Last season’s semi-final defeat to Sevilla hurt Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his players. United paid a heavy price for their profligacy that night but are determined not to make the same mistakes this time around.

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Champions League Semi-Finals: Man City v PSG And Chelsea v Real Madrid

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The Champions League semifinals are set with Real Madrid facing off with Chelsea and Manchester City set to clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

The headline tie is between runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City and French giants Paris Saint-Germain. City booked their place in the last four with a 4-2 aggregate win against Borussia Dortmund, while PSG knocked out Bayern Munich in a repeat of last year’s final.

Here is a look at the four semi-finalists starting with Chelsea.

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Ole Continues His Dominance Over Pep As United Beat City Again

Manchester in red

Once again Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the better of Pep Guardiola as Manchester United won 2-0 at the Ethiad on Sunday.

With the win Solskjaer He is the only manager to have won more matches against Guardiola (four) than he has lost (three), and the first United coach to win their first three away games against their city rivals.

The latest, on Sunday, was perhaps the best of the lot, as the Red Devils lifted themselves from their recent lethargic displays to end City’s 21-match winning run in style, winning 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in a result that though unlikely to reignite their own title bid, again proves that when Solskjaer gets it right, they can beat any opposition.

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Klopp Out Of Answers As Liverpool Lose At Home Again

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool suffered a sixth consecutive home defeat on Sunday, this time to Fulham, as their hopes of securing a top-four finish now look almost over.

Less than a year ago this Liverpool side was being called the best side ever in the Premier League era. But after six home losses in a row for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the decline of this Liverpool side has been astonishing. They are still Premier League champions for the time being, but they are a team in free fall. Their league form, post-Christmas has seen them win just three of their 14 fixtures. They have taken just 12 points out of a possible 42 in that time.

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Liverpool Fire First Shot In Club vs Country Battle

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players cannot be allowed to travel for March’s international break if they have to quarantine when they return.

In the UK at present, anyone returning from coronavirus ‘red list’ countries is required to quarantine for 10 days.

Fifa says clubs can prevent players leaving if they need to quarantine for five days or more on their return.

“I understand the need of the different FA’s but it is a time where you cannot make everybody happy,” said Klopp.

“The players are paid by the clubs so that means we have to be the first priority. You cannot make everyone happy in this period of our lives.

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Inter Milan Miss Loan Payment To Manchester United

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I wrote earlier this week about the financial troubles that Inter Milan’s Chinese owners are in. Inter owe over €200m in transfer fees to other clubs, with their biggest debt being too Manchester United for the signing of Romelu Lukaku back in 2019.

Inter still owe United over €50m for Lukaku, and it appears that they have failed to make a €5m bonus payment to the Premier League side.

According to Italian outlet Il Corriere dello Sport, that missed payment has triggered a clause in the contract that states that Inter need to pay outstanding fee in full by March 31. The problem is that Inter does not have €50m. They obviously don’t even have €5m!

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Worrying Times At Anfield

Liverpool’s defeated body language at the final whistle and the resignation in manager Jurgen Klopp’s post match interviews sounded like a club that know that their title defence is over. Liverpool have climbed mountains under Klopp before but they now stand 10 points behind a team which has reeled off 14 successive wins in all competitions. They have also played one game more than City.

Last season, Liverpool caught lightening in a bootle. They were brilliant throughout the season, picking up an almost perfect 67 points from their first 23 games last season.

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Liverpool Aim To Have Highest Revenue In World Football

The Kop Anfield Stadium Liverpool FC

Liverpool are slowly putting the steps in motion to create a long-term blueprint which will see their revenue rival that of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Often praised for their shrewd business off the field, Liverpool have emerged as one of the fastest growing football clubs in the world when it comes to monetary terms.

And now the Merseyside club have plans in place to emulate the world leaders Madrid and Barca when it comes to boosting profits and maximizing their brand, and aim to storm past Manchester United in the process.