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Saint-Etienne vs. Lyon – Football Match Report – January 20, 2019

[ad_1] PARIS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Moussa Dembele's last-gasp goal earned Olympique Lyonnais a 2-1 derby win at St Etienne to take them to third place in France's Ligue 1 on Sunday.Second-half substitute Dembele found the back of the net five minutes into stoppage time to give OL all three points after Nabil Fekir's second-half penalty had cancelled out Romain Hamouma's opener for Les Verts.Lyon are third on 37 points
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David Gallop fails to expand on FFA’s reasons for sacking Matildas coach Alen Stajcic

[ad_1] Tournament of Nations: Sam Kerr (16') Japan 1-2 Australia Matildas' head coach Alen Stajcic believes the Women's World Cup is one of the most open it has been with a number of teams having a good chance of winning the tournament. Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop has failed to expand on reasons for the shock sacking of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic. Gallop fronted a media conference on Monday
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Graham Arnold has Australia playing ‘positive’ attacking football – Aziz Behich

[ad_1] Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Socceroos left-back Aziz Behich is revelling in the attacking emphasis of the team under coach Graham Arnold. The left-back has been an ever-present in the seven matches Australia have played under Arnold and says the
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Chelsea’s Sarri doesn’t plan ‘massive upheaval’ to tactics after Arsenal loss

[ad_1] Steve Nicol sounds off on Maurizio Sarri's comments about not being able to motivate Chelsea, saying he should get out if he can't do that. Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored to give Arsenal a massive London derby win over Chelsea to close the top-four gap to three points. Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored to give Arsenal a massive London derby win over Chelsea to close the top-four
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Manchester United’s Rashford can emulate Rooney Ronaldo – Solskjaer

[ad_1] MANCHESTER, England -- Marcus Rashford has the potential to emulate Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Rashford, 21, made his 150th Manchester United appearance in the 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, reaching the mark at a younger age than both Rooney and Ronaldo. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major
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A-League referees in the spotlight after another controversial weekend

[ad_1] Controversial refereeing decisions sadly dominated the A-League headlines again this week. Rob Brooks explains that voices of discontent over perceived preferential treatment for some clubs are now too loud to ignore. Talking point of the weekend Do big clubs get the rub of the green when it comes to refereeing decisions? Obviously, it's a point well made across not only football, but every professional sport across the globe, and
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Can Delfin follow in the Copa Libertadores footsteps of Independiente del Valle?

[ad_1] Ecuador's Independiente del Valle marched all the way to the Copa Libertadores final in 2016.On Tuesday night, Delfin of Ecuador kick off the 2019 Copa Libertadores when they host Nacional of Paraguay in the qualifying round. Delfin might draw some inspiration from one of their compatriots; three years ago, Independiente del Valle were in the qualifying round of the Libertadores, also against Paraguayan opposition. And had Guarani scored a
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Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele limps suffers sprained ankle against Leganes

[ad_1] BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele sprained his ankle in Sunday's 3-1 win over Leganes and that the forward will undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Dembele opened the scoring against Leganes and produced one his best performances in a Barca shirt before being forced off midway through the second half. The France international collapsed on the ground under minimal pressure,