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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’ | Football

Nicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorentina the year before as a 16-year-old and knew he had to pursue other opportunities in the game. Some players would have fallen down the league pyramid or given up on football altogether, but Zaniolo rolled up his socks and started a journey that has taken him to the very top. After spending a season at Inter, where he was named their academy player of the year, Zaniolo...
Euro Football

Ten exciting Champions League debutants to watch this week | Football

There will be plenty of familiar faces on show in the Champions League this week, but there are also a number of players hoping to make an impression on the big stage at the first time of asking. We’ve picked out 10 players embarking on their first Champions League campaign who are worth watching. Erling Håland may be familiar to Premier League fans as the son of former Leeds and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge, but the 19-year-old is a very different player to his dad. The striker made headlines over...
Transfer News

McCabe v Prince Abdullah: how battle for control of Sheffield United unfolded | Football

This summer, as Sheffield United prepared for their first Premier League campaign in 12 years, the future of the club was being decided in the high court regarding who controls them. At the centre of the argument were the co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Mossad Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a Saudi royal who bought half of the Blades in 2013 for £1, in exchange for £10m investment. On Monday the judge’s verdict arrived and he ruled in favour of Abdullah. Two weeks of arguments were made on both sides,...
Articles

Liverpool win Champions League after Salah and Origi sink Tottenham | Football

Presumably, none of the Liverpool supporters will care too greatly that the kaleidoscope of banners they had unfurled in Madrid suddenly look so out of date. Liverpool had their sixth star and when we see them again next season we can be sure they will have added “Madrid, 2019” to the red, yellow and white flags that have been fluttering from Spanish balconies, hotel windows and lampposts in memory of Istanbul, 2005, as well as Rome, 1977 and 1984, plus Wembley, 1978, and Paris, 1981. For Liverpool, such devoted collectors...
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