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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Arsene Wenger praised his players for their comprehensive 3-0 victory against Manchester City in the FA Charity Shield on Sunday, describing the win as "important" for Arsenal's confidence heading into the new season, which begins next weekend. "To win today gives us a positive platform to prepare," the Frenchman said. ... Read the whole story
Jose Mourinho on Monday hailed new signing Cesc Fabregas, saying that the Spaniard represents Chelsea's future, while departed midfielder Frank Lampard, currently on loan at Manchester City, represents the Blues' past. Fabregas scored the winning goal, a fantastic solo run and finish, in Chelsea's 2-1 defeat of Hungary's Ferencvaros on ... Read the whole story
Despite missing most of preseason with European champion Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Los Blancos' 22-man squad for Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla, winner of last season's Europa League, in Cardiff. Ronaldo has been battling a tendinitis problem in his left knee since the end ... Read the whole story
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice while missing a penalty and an open goal in Paris Saint-Germain's eventful Ligue 1 opener against Stade de Reims on Friday, which finished 2-2 at the Stade Auguste Delaune. The big Swede opened the scoring in the 7th minute before missing a sitter set up by ... Read the whole story
German World Cup winner Miroslav Klose on Monday announced his retirement from international competition at the age of 36. Klose, who broke Brazilian legend Ronaldo's World Cup record this summer by scoring his 15th and 16h goals in the competition, said that bowing out after winning the trophy is the ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Monday was named Germany's player of the year in an annual poll of sports journalists organized by Kicker magazine. Neuer finished nine votes ahead of Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus, who missed the World Cup with a knee injury, in the poll, ... Read the whole story
Barcelona on Monday confirmed that new signing Thomas Vermaelen is struggling with a hamstring injury that could keep him out of action for an indefinite period of time. Though the Belgium international passed a medical last weekend following his 19 million-euro ($25.4 million) move from Arsenal, the Catalan club has ... Read the whole story
Manchester City's protracted chase of French international Eliaquim Mangala finally ended on Monday as the defending Premier League champ agreed a 40 million euro ($53.5 million) fee with FC Porto for the 23-year-old central defender. Read the whole story

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