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The pressure is also on Jurgen Klopp to live up to fans' expectations, which he has failed to do so far in England. Losing out on Philippe Coutinho, who has undoubtedly been the star player for the club over the years, is another huge blow that will hurt Klopp's confidence.
As we approach the start of the new English Premier League season, indianexpress.com takes a look at three promoted teams - Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Brighton.
"I've been lucky to play two [Super Cup finals] and I've been unlucky to lose two," 29-year old Juan Mata of Manchester United said in a recent interview. He went on to add that the task at hand against Real Madrid is not going to be an easy one.
Manchester United's trusted center-back Eric Bailly has received a three-match ban from European tournaments. Phil Jones has been handed a two UEFA match ban for abusing a doping official at Europa League final clash against Ajax.
Wayne Rooney is not the only former Red Devils star the Everton has signed this season. The 25-year old Burnley defender Michael Keane, who started his career with Manchester United, and was reported to be a target for Mourinho, has also made his way to Everton.
Wayne Rooney's overhead bicycle kick against Manchester City in 2011 remains the most memorable moment of his Manchester United career for the fans and critics alike.
On paper, Alvaro Morata appears to be the ideal candidate for Manchester United - a 6 ft 2 in striker, with physical capabilities inside the box, who can hold the ball and make others play inside the six-yard box.
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In the last two decades, Juventus and Real Madrid both have played five UEFA Champions League Finals. The record for both stands reverse with Juve losing all five contests and Real, on the flipside, winning all five. On Sunday, this statistic could be very different.
Zinedine Zidane will have familiar faces wearing the Juventus jersey and in the stands when his Real Madrid side face his former team in the final of the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff. Zizou spent five years at the Turin based club from 1996-2001.
Delhi Education Department issued a letter to Ramjas School which said “it was found that the school administration is involved in corporal punishment."
Juventus reached Champions League final for the second time in the last three years and will face Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid at Cardiff.
Antoine Griezmann has been in excellent form for Atletico Madrid in the past two years with 60 goals in his bag.
Against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final stage of European competition, Cristiano Ronaldo went on to score 42nd hat-trick of his career
Apart from a tremendous performance from Lionel Messi for Barcelona, Real was let down by some major tactical errors in El Clasico.
For the Clasico on Sunday, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s inclusion remains shrouded in mystery.
A win against Real Madrid would be a huge boost for Barcelona, as it would take the defending champions to first position in the table.
Real Madrid, Juventus, Monaco, Atletico Madrid are through to the semi-final stage of the Champions League.
Paulo Dybala's absence will put more pressure on Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Manduzkic in the forward line.
Diego Costa has been able to score despite disciplinary issues but his attitude needs to be checked if Chelsea are to win the title.
Real Madrid maintained their top spot in the La Liga table with a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon with Isco scoring a brace.
Paulo Dybala proved that former Juventus player Paul Pogba’s nickname given to him is not far from truth.
On a day when the top two in the Spanish league could swap places, Real Madrid drew with local rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona lost at Malaga.
Barcelona played too deep against Sevilla, quite happy to contain the lead and the match ended at 3-0.
Barcelona proved they can get the job done in Lionel Messi's absence when they beat Granada 4-1.
As Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire, was his short-lived stay in Manchester one to forget quickly?
Virat Kohli has time and again been aggressive in the series against Australia while his bat has failed to do the talking.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay survived Australian bowling attack putting together 102 runs for the second wicket.
Champions League last-16 stages were rounded off with another series of successful comebacks involving Monaco and Leicester City.
La Liga table continued to prove to be exciting as Barcelona slipped and Real Madrid built on that chance at the top.
On one hand in the Champions League, there was history by Barcelona against PSG, on the other there was a repeat of history from Arsenal.
Real Madrid have conceded nine goals in their last five league games and invited undue pressure on their goal.
Claudio Ranieri's sacking at Leicester City has once again brought into question the romance and heart of the 'beautiful game'.
Radamel Falcao scored a brace for Monaco while also earning a penalty and Kylian Mbappe bagged one against Manchester City.
Over the years, AMU has not been able to exert the same influence over the political affairs of the country.
On 6th February, 1958, British European Airways Flight 609 crashed at the Munich-Riem airport and ended the 'Busby Babes' era of Manchester United.