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VAR needs to be binned, says West Ham forward Michail Antonio

West Ham had a goal disallowed after Jarrod Bowen was adjudged to have fouled keeper Edouard Mendy in the build up Listen to the latest episode of The Footballer’s Football Podcast on BBC Sounds. West Ham forward Michail Antonio says the video assistant referee (VAR) system needs to be “binned”. The Hammers were controversially denied …

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WSL predictions: Who will challenge for 2022-23 title and who will struggle?

Chelsea won the WSL for a third successive season in 2021-22 The Women’s Super League is back on Saturday and it is set to be the biggest season yet following England’s success at Euro 2022. Ticket sales have soared, teams have strengthened in the transfer window and there’s more competition for silverware and Champions League …

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Ajax 4-0 Rangers: Ibrox side must wake up from nightmare week

Rangers’ John Lundstram acknowledges the Rangers support who remained until full-time on Wednesday “The dream turned into a nightmare.” Speaking in the immediate aftermath of Rangers’ defeat in Amsterdam, Ally McCoist did not miss. Sadly for the former Rangers striker and manager, neither did Ajax. Four goals for the Dutch champions found their way into …

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Richarlison: New Spurs signing proves he is a powerful addition on Champions League bow

Richarlison’s two goals were his first for Tottenham and came on his first appearance in a European competition for any side Richarlison had craved the moment and how it showed as he tearfully embraced friends and family at the end of his match-winning Champions League debut for Tottenham. The talented 25-year-old had everything he wanted …

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Inter Milan 0-2 Bayern Munich: Leroy Sane inspires Bayern to victory in Italy

Bayern Munich (six) and Inter Milan (three) have been crowned champions of Europe nine times between them Bayern Munich got their Champions League campaign off to a good start as Leroy Sane inspired the German champions to victory in their opening Group C game at Inter Milan. Former Manchester City winger Sane showed great control …

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Barcelona 5-1 Viktoria Plzen: Robert Lewandowski warms up for Bayern return with hat-trick

This was Barcelona’s fourth straight win and they remain unbeaten this season Robert Lewandowski warmed up for next week’s meeting with former club Bayern Munich by scoring a magnificent hat-trick in Barcelona’s crushing Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen. The 34-year-old Poland forward demonstrated his value by making it eight goals in five games since …

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Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Sporting Lisbon: English winger Marcus Edwards scores in Champions League

Marcus Edwards scored one and made one as Sporting Lisbon defeated Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany He was born in Enfield and left Tottenham without making a Premier League appearance, but Marcus Edwards put his name up in lights on the Champions League stage for Sporting Lisbon. The 23-year-old English winger set the Portuguese club on …

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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: The Napoli flyer with a Diego Maradona tag taking Serie A by storm

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has scored four times in five Serie A games Expectation does not come much greater than being nicknamed after your club’s most iconic ever player, especially when that player is Diego Maradona and the adoring fans are those in the Italian city of Naples. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s arrival may not have sparked the same …

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