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Aston Villa's injury crisis deepens as Diego Carlos suffers hamstring problem in training – leaving Unai Emery with just two senior centre-backs in Clement Lenglet and Pau Torres

Aston Villa's injury crisis deepens as Diego Carlos suffers hamstring problem in training – leaving Unai Emery with just two senior centre-backs in Clement Lenglet and Pau Torres

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Aston Villa defender Diego Carlos sustained a hamstring injury in training Setback is a huge blow for Unai Emery, with his side chasing a top-four spot  Will Harry Kane regret joining Bayern Munich? The Bundesliga champions looked broken in Leverkusen – Listen to the It’s All Kicking Off podcast  By David Wood for MailOnline Published: 12:45 EST, 14 February 2024 | Updated: 12:55 EST, 14 February 2024 Aston Villa have suffered another injury blow after Diego Carlos reportedly limped out of training. The Athletic report that Carlos sustained a hamstring injury and will now undergo tests to determine its severity.  The 30-year-old Brazilian has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season and has started ten of Villa’s last 12 Premier League games.  The setback i...
'The FIRED ONE': Italian papers mark Jose Mourinho's Roma sacking with 'the capital in shock' at dismissal of coach who 'wrote an unforgettable story' by guiding the club to two European finals

'The FIRED ONE': Italian papers mark Jose Mourinho's Roma sacking with 'the capital in shock' at dismissal of coach who 'wrote an unforgettable story' by guiding the club to two European finals

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Jose Mourinho has become the ‘Fired One’ after Roma sacked him with the club languishing ninth in the Serie A table. A poor run of just one run in six league matches sealed Mourinho’s fate as they fell further behind in the race for European qualification. Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho, 60, led Roma to success in the Europa Conference League during his first season as their coach. Last season, they made it to the final of the Europa League but were defeated on penalties by Sevilla. But Mourinho’s classic third season syndrome has now kicked in with results – and his increasingly erratic behaviour on the touchline, which saw him sent off twice in a few days this month – seeing him dismissed on Tuesday. The sacking of Jose Mourinho by Roma unsurprisingly dominates ...
Watch: Porto's Galeno floors Arsenal with sumptuous 94th-minute curler

Watch: Porto's Galeno floors Arsenal with sumptuous 94th-minute curler

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. Where did that come from? In a dreary match trundling its way toward a seemingly inevitable goalless draw, Galeno made the Estadio do Dragao erupt with a beautiful long-range curler. Although Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya‘s positioning will be questioned, there’s no doubting the quality of the Brazilian winger’s 94th-minute strike. FC Porto will now take a 1-0 advantage to north London for the second leg on March 12. (Available to view in U.S. only) PORTO STUN ARSENAL IN THE 94TH MINUTE 🚀😱 pic.twitter.com/dtirILHRcA — CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 21, 2024 (Available to view in Canada only) GALENO WINS IT FOR PORTO IN THE FINAL MINUT...
Alexis Mac Allister's brother Kevin is sent off for PIGGYBACKING on rival player in Brussels derby… as fans joke the Union Saint-Gilloise defender 'got the ball' and it 'seems fine to me'

Alexis Mac Allister's brother Kevin is sent off for PIGGYBACKING on rival player in Brussels derby… as fans joke the Union Saint-Gilloise defender 'got the ball' and it 'seems fine to me'

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Alexis Mac Allister’s brother found himself in hot water after deciding to jump on the back of a striker who was clean through on goal in the Belgian Cup.  In an act of desperation, Kevin Mac Allister launched himself and dragged down Anderlecht striker Kasper Dolberg as he rampaged through on goal.  His intervention kept Union Saint-Gilloise 1-0 up, but at the cost of being given a straight red card.  Union Saint-Gilloise, who played Liverpool in this year’s Europa League group stages, kept their cool to ultimately win 2-1 and book their place in the Belgian Cup semi-finals, dumping out their Brussels rivals.  Some fans mocked Mac Allister’s daredevil act by suggesting it was completely fine, while others were in sheer disbelief.  Kevin Mac Allister jumped on the back of Kasper ...
Salah shines on return as leaders Liverpool rout Brentford

Salah shines on return as leaders Liverpool rout Brentford

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Find the biggest stories from across the soccer world by visiting our Top Soccer News section and subscribing to push notifications. Mohamed Salah returned in style with a goal in Liverpool’s 4-1 rout of Brentford as the Premier League leaders survived a rash of injuries to step up their title charge on Saturday. Salah came off the bench to replace the injured Diogo Jota in his first Liverpool appearance since their win over Newcastle on New Year’s Day. Having returned from the hamstring injury he sustained on Egypt duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, Salah made up for lost time with his first goal for the Reds since the Newcastle game. The 31-year-old’s 19th goal in all competitions this term put Liverpool on course for a sixth win in their last seven league games. The much-maligned Darwi...
Former Manchester United star Angel Di Maria nets directly from a CORNER in Champions League clash to keep Benfica in Europe… as fans slam the 'horrendous goalkeeping' on social media

Former Manchester United star Angel Di Maria nets directly from a CORNER in Champions League clash to keep Benfica in Europe… as fans slam the 'horrendous goalkeeping' on social media

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Angel Di Maria netted directly from a corner as Benfica kept their European dreams alive in a crunch-match win over RB Salzburg on Tuesday. With his side needing a victory to leapfrog Salzburg into Group D’s Europa League place, the Argentine forward whipped an inswinging corner towards Orkun Kokcu at the front post – the first goal of the game before the Portuguese side ran out 3-1 winners in Austria. Despite the Turkish midfielder failing to make contact with the cross, the ball continued past goalkeeper Alexander Schlager to give As Aguias the lead. A VAR check for a potential foul by Nicolas Otamendi offered Salzburg and Schlager a brief hope of a reprieve for the mistake but a subsequent review confirmed that the goal would stand.  Following the goal, fans took to social media to que...
Former Chelsea and Wolves striker Diego Costa joins Gremio on a free transfer as veteran stays in Brazil after short spell with Botafogo

Former Chelsea and Wolves striker Diego Costa joins Gremio on a free transfer as veteran stays in Brazil after short spell with Botafogo

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Diego Costa has completed a free transfer to Gremio after leaving Botafogo The 35-year-old spent four months with Botafogo after leaving Wolves   Does winning the League Cup change the perception at Chelsea? It’s All Kicking Off podcast By Spencer Morgan For Mailonline Published: 04:19 EST, 9 February 2024 | Updated: 06:10 EST, 9 February 2024 Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa will continue the twilight of his career in Brazil after completing a free transfer to Gremio. The 35-year-old was without a club after his contract with fellow Brazilian side Botafogo was allowed to expire after a four-month spell. Costa had previously spent a season with Wolves but failed to have anywhere near the impact in England that he did during his successful years with Chelsea in the p...
When is Man City vs Arsenal? Premier League title rivals set for blockbuster at Etihad

When is Man City vs Arsenal? Premier League title rivals set for blockbuster at Etihad

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The Premier League title race is proving to be a special one with three teams in with a chance of getting their hands on the trophy.  Tottenham and Aston Villa remain in close contention, but it’s Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool that are likely to remain in the race until the end.  2 Arsenal and City are major players in the title race againCredit: Getty Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions are in scintillating form and they have put a poor spell behind them to look like favourites for the title again.  However, March is set to be a blockbuster of a month as Man City take on both of their main title rivals within a few weeks.  Fans will be looking ahead to these fixtures as they will surely play a huge part in deciding who will win the Premier League this season.  City take on Live...