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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Pep Guardiola once again lavished high praise on Philipp Lahm after the Bayern Munich veteran put in a man-of-the-match performance, scoring twice as the defending Bundesliga champion thrashed Werder Bremen 6-0 at the Allianz Arena. Guardiola, who once called Lahm the "most intelligent player" he has ever coached, said after ... Read the whole story
Bruce Arena suggested that Landon Donovan's long MLS goodbye has become a distraction following the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-2 draw with the Seattle Sounders at StubHub Center on Sunday night. "We need to start focusing on playing," Arena said after the game, which saw LA blow a two-goal lead. "We're ... Read the whole story
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's four-goal hero against Tottenham on Saturday, is apparently "useless" at times during the club's practice sessions, goalkeeper Joe Hart tells ESPN. The Argentine, who became City's record goalscorer in the Premier League this weekend, has scored 61 goals in 95 league appearances for City, which means ... Read the whole story
Did Lionel Messi refuse to be taken off during Barcelona's 3-0 win against Eibar? No matter how you interpret the on-field the exchange between the four-time Ballon d'Or winner and Barca coach Luis Enrique, one thing is clear: Messi, who after scoring on Saturday is now one goal shy of ... Read the whole story
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho took a swipe at Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Monday, by suggesting that the Spanish national team did not treat striker Diego Costa properly by playing him during the international break against both Slovakia and Luxembourg despite his ongoing hamstring problem. The Portuguese, who left ... Read the whole story
Shakhtar Donetsk's Donbass Arena suffered serious damage from gunfire on Monday despite the recent ceasefire agreed between the Ukraine government and Russian-backed separatists in the region, Reuters reports. The 52,000-seat venue, which hosted five matches at Euro 2012 and regularly staged Shakhtar's UEFA Champions League matches, has suffered minor damage ... Read the whole story
Frank Lampard was carried off on a stretcher as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad on Saturday, but luckily for the New York City FC midfielder, who is on a short-term loan at City until the 2015 MLS season begins, the injury doesn't sound too serious. After the ... Read the whole story
According to reports on Monday, Gareth Bale will miss a crucial week for Real Madrid after injuring his gluteal muscle, which will keep him out of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash against Liverpool, and likely, Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona. Some reports claim that Bale, who sat out Real's 5-0 win ... Read the whole story

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