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VAR-cical

For years pundits, players and fans had been complaining about referees and the inconsistent decisions they made every weekend. It had virtually become part of the game. So the news that VAR – video assistance referee – would be introduced to the Premier League this season was greeted largely with applause – and a little relief. Other countries had already

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Martin Braithwaite, Barca’s New Striker

  Barcelona’s emergency signing from Leganes impacts both ends of LaLiga table   Barcelona have exercised their right to make an ‘emergency transfer’ by signing Danish international forward Martin Braithwaite from LaLiga rivals CD Leganes, a move which could generate repercussions at both the top and bottom of the LaLiga Santander table. With transfers outside the summer and winter windows

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Friday Night Lights

Battling for position towards the top of LaLiga takes precedence as Champions League challengers Valencia and Atletico Madrid meet in Friday evening’s eagerly awaited Mestalla clash. Both Valencia and Atletico go into the game separated by just two points and three places in the table, with two of Spain’s biggest historic rivals caught up in a very dramatic race to

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PSG PRESURES ON

Every year Paris Saint-Germain are outsiders for the Champions League, no matter how much money their owners throw at the team. Will this year be any different? Ever since Paris Saint-Germain were taken over by the oil-rich QSI, Champions League glory has been the No.1 priority. There have been plenty of Ligue 1 titles – along with French Cup triumphs

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GOLD CHASERS

Soccer is now officially a year-round sport. After years of hinting at it the game has officially found a way to make things interesting pretty much day, week, or month on the calendar. At any point time a fan can pull open their laptop or turn on their television and watch a captivating league game, tournament, or friendly from across

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Champions Ready

Sometimes regarded as a mere appetiser to the rest of the competition, the Champions’ League group stages have hosted some impressive displays, Dan Roberts writes. JUST THE START There is a school of thought that suggests that the Champions League doesn’t get going until the knock out rounds and nothing of note really happens in the group stage. But there

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