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Saturday May 16 2020
Chiellini: 'Ramos on Salah a masterstroke'

Giorgio Chiellini has called Sergio Ramos ‘the best defender in the world’ and his foul on Mohamed Salah in the 2018 Champions League Final a ‘masterstroke’.

Ramos controversially injured Salah early on in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool, having thrown all his weight on the forward’s shoulder, but Chiellini maintains the 34-year-old was merely showcasing his ‘devilish wit’.

“He’s the best defender in the world,” read a new excerpt from his new autobiography, leaked by AS.

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Sunday April 19 2020
Rooney: 'Liverpool like Totti's Roma'

Wayne Rooney has compared Liverpool’s stellar attack to “how Roma used to play with Francesco Totti and two quick runners attacking from wide.”

In his column for The Sunday Times, former England international Rooney discusses approaches to being a striker and makes an intriguing comparison.

“I’ve been trying to explain how scoring is often down to players working together and the Liverpool front three are the perfect example.

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Saturday February 22 2020
Icardi could veto PSG deal

Inter outcast Mauro Icardi may not decide to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, even if the French outfit want to redeem his loan move at the end of the season.

Icardi joined the French giants on loan at the tail end of the summer transfer window, after it was made clear to the forward that his days as an Inter player were over.

Icardi has impressed in France, scoring 11 times in 18 games in Ligue 1.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Serie A stars up for African awards

Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan’s Ismael Bennacer are in contention for the 2019 African Player of the Year award.

Koulibaly has been a virtual ever-present in the heart of the Napoli backline and was also nominated for the award in 2018.

Bennacer, meanwhile, was awarded Player of the Tournament at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations as he helped Algeria win the trophy.

The midfielder was signed by Milan on the strength of his displays for Empoli last season.

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Monday December 2 2019
Messi wins sixth Ballon d'Or

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d’Or, taking him one above Juventus rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi guided Barca to La Liga glory and the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

He scored 51 goals in all competitions during the 2018-19 campaign and has followed up with 11 this term.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, comes third in the contest, with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk second and teammate Sadio Mane fourth.

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Monday December 2 2019
No Ronaldo at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo won’t appear at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris this evening as Lionel Messi is set to win his sixth gong.

Multiple reports claim the Portuguese star isn’t on the podium for the prize, with his Barcelona rival winning for a record sixth time and Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah on either side.

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Monday December 2 2019
Messi to win Ballon d'Or

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is widely expected to win the Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time later, with Cristiano Ronaldo not even on the podium.

Both ANSA and Gazzetta dello Sport claim Messi will win the prestigious prize in Paris tonight, barely a day after scoring the winner against Atletico Madrid in a 1-0 victory.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, is being tipped to place fourth, behind Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

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Thursday September 26 2019
FIFA The Best Messi votes falsified?

There is growing controversy over FIFA’s The Best Award because votes were incorrectly given to Leo Messi, according to at least two participants.

Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport have framed this as Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo being ‘robbed’ of the trophy.

If anything, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk came in second on 38 rank points, followed by Ronaldo on 36, with Messi way out in front on 46.

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Sunday June 16 2019
Report: Salah rejects Juve, but...

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has reportedly rejected a €170m switch to Juventus – but could revisit the situation next summer.

According to The Mirror, which runs the story as an exclusive, Juve and Real Madrid were preparing £150m (€170m) bids for Salah.

The newspaper assures the Egyptian will stay as ‘the timing is wrong’ for a departure now but warns he will consider his options next year, with his sights set on ‘one big final pay day’.

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Saturday June 1 2019
CL: Liverpool see off Spurs for six

Liverpool won their sixth edition of the Champions League, the first for Coach Jurgen Klopp, after a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

It puts the Reds in third place in the all-time charts, behind Milan on seven and Real Madrid's 13 editions.

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