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Marcus Thuram takes a knee, scores brace in Gladbach rout of Union Berlin

May 31, 2020 9:56:32 pm

Marcus Thuram, the son of 1998 World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, scored two goals to help Borussia Monchengladbach crush Union Berlin 4-1 to reclaim third place in the Bundesliga standings.

Lionel Messi on Covid-19 impact: ‘Football, life will never be same again’

May 31, 2020 9:33:36 pm

Ever since mid-May, football has been introduced to several health protocols — empty stadiums, virtual crowds, and elbow celebrations — which has marked a distinct change in the sport.

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PSG sign Mauro Icardi on permanent deal

May 31, 2020 5:45:42 pm

Argentine Mauro Icardi, 27, joined PSG in September from Inter Milan on a season-long loan with a buy-out option.

‘Tendulkar won World Cup after six tries, so we remain motivated’: Sandesh Jhingan

May 31, 2020 4:59:35 pm

Sachin Tendulkar previously co-owned Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters, in which Sandesh Jhingan played for six years.

A Danish club uses Zoom as fans attend game virtually, but in real time

May 31, 2020 1:15:06 pm

The stands remain empty, but the club says thousands of faces will continue to flicker across the three giant screens — the world’s first ‘virtual grandstand’.

No positive results in latest Premier League coronavirus tests

May 31, 2020 11:20:06 am

The Premier League’s planned restart on June 17 received a further boost on Saturday when the latest batch of novel coronavirus tests produced no positive results.

La Liga clubs free to start full training from Monday

May 31, 2020 9:17:41 am

Teams returned to individual training at the start of May before progressing to training in groups of up 10 players two weeks later and groups of 14 players from last Monday.

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Five-star Bayern Munich thrash Fortuna Dusseldorf to close in on league title

May 31, 2020 8:52:17 am

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick, who became the club’s first coach to win 22 of his opening 25 games in charge and surpassed Pep Guardiola’s record of 21, stressed he only cared about filling the trophy cabinet.

Sahal Samad to be India’s next big scorer after Sunil Chhetri retires: Bhaichung Bhutia

May 30, 2020 11:47:16 pm

One of the youngest members of the Indian line-up, Sahal, who made his debut in the 2019 Kings Cup, has impressed coach Igor Stimac and Chhetri with his dribbling and passing abilities.

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15 fit players enough for teams when Premier League resumes in pandemic

May 30, 2020 7:04:41 pm

Premier League clubs with only 15 fit players are still likely to have to play matches if the season resumes as planned on June 17 during the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA mulls Champions League final host away from Istanbul

May 30, 2020 4:54:40 pm

UEFA is planning to move the Champions League final away from Istanbul and is considering other locations as planning and scheduling is shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kai Havertz goal gives Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 win at Freiburg

May 30, 2020 10:29:45 am

Havertz netted a 54th-minute winner for the visitors when he poked a close-range shot through goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow’s legs after Leon Bailey threaded a superb pass through to the 20-year-old.

Coppa Italia final to be played before Serie A restart

May 30, 2020 9:43:17 am

Serie A said in a statement that the “the sporting activity of the 2019/2020 season will resume firstly with the Coppa Italia” with the final to be played on June 17.

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Salzburg win Austrian Cup as season restarts

May 30, 2020 8:33:10 am

It is the seventh time that Salzburg have won the competition, all of them in the last nine seasons. The league season is due to restart on Tuesday.

AIFF decides to delay start of upcoming domestic season due to pandemic

May 30, 2020 8:18:21 am

Due to 'an exceptional circumstance' like Covid-19, the AIFF decided to delay the start date of the domestic season. Last year, the ISL began on October 20 while the I-League started on November 30.

Atletico’s Diego Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge

May 29, 2020 6:38:00 pm

Diego Costa defrauded the Spanish state of 1,014,416 euros during his 2014 transfer from Atletico to Chelsea in his tax return, as well as more than one million euros in image rights.

La Liga considers virtual crowds before June 11 restart

May 30, 2020 8:19:03 am

La Liga chief Javier Tebas said the league and the government are already working to allow the media to cover this season's matches on-site from June 11. The next season will start on September 12.

Liverpool title decider set to be in neutral stadium as police seeks to control crowd

May 29, 2020 6:09:08 pm

Liverpool, which leads by 25 points, could clinch the title by beating Everton if second-placed City loses to Arsenal on June 17. The police want the derby to be played away from Merseyside.

‘Only cricket can restart in India if Bundesliga rules are followed’: Bhaichung Bhutia

May 29, 2020 4:27:27 pm

For the purpose of resumption of sports, Bhaichung Bhutia agreed that playing in empty stadiums is the need of the hour. "The show must go on," said the former India captain.

Schalke 04 switches financial troubles for sporting troubles in Bundesliga

May 29, 2020 2:46:49 pm

Schalke lost to rival Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in its first game back, then 3-0 at home against struggling Augsburg, before Wednesday’s 2-1 setback at relegation-threatened Fortuna Düsseldorf.

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