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Enyimba throw gate open for Bidvest Wits game

Enyimba will open gates for their Caf Confederation Cup play-off return leg clash with Bidvest Wits. The first leg at the Bidvest Stadium, in Johannesburg ended 1-1 after Ibrahim Mustapha cancelled out Daine Klate’s opener. And [...]

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Stellar Bayern crush Leverkusen to reach German Cup final

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich reached the German Cup final by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 away thanks to a Thomas Mueller hat-trick after an early Robert Lewandowski double on Tuesday to stay on track for a treble [...]

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Barcelona is 5 games from Invincibility. Why isn’t that a bigger story?

In England, they are known as the Invincibles. And more than a decade later, they are still revered. In Germany, they are non-existent. And in Spain? They could be mere weeks away from etching their name [...]

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Toronto FC will need one last Herculean effort to make CONCACAF Champions League history

Toronto FC had been waiting for Tuesday night. It had been waiting for some time. As a team, as a franchise, and as a community institution, it had been building. Building toward the sellout crowd that [...]

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Sergio Ramos won’t be suspended for Champions League semifinals (Update)

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will be available for the Champions League semifinals after all. Reports Wednesday indicated that Ramos would be suspended for the first leg of the semis … for his actions while serving [...]

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9 things to know about the Champions League semifinal matchups

The 2018 Champions League semifinal matchups are set. Which means the speculative anticipation can end, and the analytical anticipation can begin. The two ties, Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid and Liverpool vs. Roma, are intriguing for [...]

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Real Madrid survives Juventus’ valiant comeback on controversial late penalty

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after a night of Champions League drama and upheaval that shook Europe, the thought spread everywhere – even, reportedly, to a despondent return flight from Rome to Spain: “Hemos [...]

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Arsenal, Atletico sneak into Europa League semifinals on another wild night of comebacks

It has been a week of upheaval in European soccer. Of upsets. Of turnarounds. Of comebacks. Of drama. And after the Champions League set the tone on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Europa League fell in line [...]