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Liverpool goes six points clear in EPL as Man City loses at Leicester

(CNN)Liverpool’s pursuit of the English Premier League title received a festive boost as a 4-0 win over Newcastle saw Jurgen Klopp’s side stretch its lead at the top to six points as defending champion Manchester City lost at Leicester City. Goals from Dejan Lovren, Mo Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho gave the Reds a comfortable Boxing Day victory at Anfield …

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Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich, Liverpool gets Roma in Champions League semis

(CNN)Former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko was part of the Champions League semifinal draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday. It was only fitting, since football heavyweights Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were paired together in the last four of Europe’s top club competition while Liverpool’s Mo Salah will make an emotional return to former side Roma. Follow @cnnsport Real and …

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Russia prepare for ‘match of a lifetime’ against Spain after satisfying fans

The bell tolls for Russia and to say the fans are fatalistic before Spain last-16 match would be an understatement The bell tolls for Russia, the country’s first national team to make the knockout stages, and to say the fans are fatalistic would be an understatement. Sunday Stanislav Cherchesov’s side come up against Spain, a squad loaded with more star …

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England extra-time misery after John Stones’ blunder lets in Netherlands

England led through a Marcus Rashford penalty but lost 3-1 after extra time in the Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands It was an ignominious way for England to lose and a reminder, perhaps, that no matter the scale of improvement under Gareth Southgate it is still easy sometimes to slip into bad old habits – in this case a …

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Why Guardian US is supporting Mexico, North America’s team, at the World Cup

As kick-off approaches for Russia 2018, only one team is the logical choice for Americans to cheer Léelo en español As the World Cup kicks off this week without the US men’s national team, American fans are choosing who to put their support behind. Will it be the world champions Germany, the jogo bonito of Brazil, Lionel Messi’s Argentina or …

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Tiki-taxi for Spain as style becomes vice against Russia’s rearguard | Barney Ronay

Finesse was no match for the World Cup hosts tenacity in their Moscow last16 showdown Tiki-taxi for Spain. On a slow-burn, increasingly wild afternoon at the Luzhniki Stadium the outstanding team of the age produced a quietly extraordinary performance, exiting the World Cup with surely the most statistically dominant losing game ever mustered up. At the end Spain’s players sat …

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England’s Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris score to earn draw with USA

Englands Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris scored high-quality goals in a 2-2 draw with the World Cup holders USA in Nashville “A chess match first half and a boxing match second,” said England manager Phil Neville of “an unbelievable advert for women’s football”. A stunning Steph Houghton free-kick had cancelled out an equally impressive Megan Rapinoe strike before Nikita Parris …

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Liverpool and Manchester City set for battle in front of Anfield wall of noise

The home crowd will play its part in a hotly anticipated first leg where neither manager will compromise his attacking belief Before the cameras started rolling, Jürgen Klopp could be found in a quieter moment, leaning against the wall inside the tunnel, with the backdrop proclaiming Liverpool’s crowd as the “12th man” and several verses of prose depicting what the …

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