Robin Bairner

 
Robin Bairner • RBairner French Football Expert
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Football expert specialising in French and Scottish football. Contributor to Goal, Football Index, as well as FootballCritic.

Articles written by Robin Bairner

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Ansu to return? - How Barcelona could line up against Levante

Barcelona have drawn their two previous matches in La Liga, but there could be some good news with the return of Ansu Fati after inury.

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Camavinga set for first start – How Real Madrid could line up against Mallorca

Real Madrid will go back to the top of La Liga if they beat Mallorca but have significant injury problems, with Toni Kroos among those missing

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Mbappe a doubt, Messi set for home debut - How PSG could line up against Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of having Kylian Mbappe back as Lionel Messi makes his home debut against Lyon

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Ronaldo to lead the line – How Man Utd could line up against West Ham

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the line for Manchester United as they seek to bounce back following Young Boys loss in the Premier League against West Ham

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Partey to return? How Arsenal could line up against Burnley

Arsenal are seeking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins when they face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday

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Messi, Neymar and Mbappe all in - How PSG could line up against Club Brugge

Paris Saint-Germain could start with their superstar offensive trio against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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LaLiga

Camavinga to debut – How Real Madrid could line up against Celta

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is not short of headaches as Los Blancos prepare to return to the Bernabeu after 18 months away

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No Messi or Neymar but Mbappe should play – How PSG could line up against Clermont

The international break has played havoc with Mauricio Pochettino's squad ahead of a home fixture against in-form opponents

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Messi, Mbappe and Neymar all to start? – How PSG could line up against Reims

Lionel Messi. Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could all be unleashed by PSG in their Ligue 1 encounter against Reims on Sunday.

  • 4 weeks
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Major headaches for Los Blancos - How Real Madrid could line up against Alaves

Real Madrid will be without an array of stars as Carlo Ancelotti seeks to make it two wins from two in La Liga this season

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Messi to debut? How PSG will line up against Brest

Could Lionel Messi feature for the first time for PSG in their Ligue 1 match in Brest? Mauricio Pochettino hasn't ruled it out...

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Memphis and Garcia available - How Barcelona will line up against Real Sociedad

Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia are both available to feature for Barcelona as they start their La Liga campaign against Real Sociedad

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Ligue 1

No Messi, Ramos yet – How PSG will line up against Strasbourg

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos will have to wait on their PSG debuts ahead of a home Ligue 1 match with Strasbourg

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Premier League

Twitter taking the 'easy' option towards racist abuse, PFA says

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has criticised Twitter for failing to take a hard line against racist abuse on its platform

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European Super League

Court tells UEFA to revoke punishments against Super League founders

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are celebrating after winning a key ruling over the Super League at the European Court of Justice

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Player Ratings

England 1-1 Italy (2-3 pens) Player Ratings: Azzurri seal Euro 2020 glory

Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final of Euro 2020 to seal their first major title since the 2006 World Cup.

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Ukraine 0-4 England Player Ratings: Kane and Maguire send Three Lions roaring into semis

England destroyed Ukraine 4-0 in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, with Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson all on target.

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Belgium 1-2 Italy Player Ratings: Insigne and Verratti star as Azzurri march on

Italy claimed a 2-1 win over Belgium to move through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020, with Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne getting the goals.

  • 2 months
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Switzerland 1-1 Spain (pens 1-3) Player Ratings: Alba and Sommer star as La Roja progress

Spain beat Switzerland 3-1 on a penalty shootout to progress to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 following a 1-1 draw

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Player Ratings

France 3-3 Switzerland (4-5 pens) Player Ratings: Swiss stun Les Bleus

Switzerland knocked France out of Euro 2020 to win on penalties, having produced a stunning comeback from 3-1 down in normal time.

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Croatia 3-5 Spain Player Ratings: Morata fires La Roja through in classic

Spain beat Croatia 5-3 after extra-time in a classic Euro 2020 encounter to move through to the quarter-finals of the competition.

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Huge headaches for Les Bleus - How France could line up against Switzerland at Euro 2020

Didier Deschamps is renowned in France as a lucky coach, but a number of injury problems have hit his squad before the last-16 encounter.

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Player Ratings

Italy 2-1 Austria Player Ratings: Super subs send Azzurri through after extra-time

Italy beat Austria 2-1 to move through to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, with Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina on target.

  • 2 months
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Portugal 2-2 France Player Ratings: Ronaldo makes history with penalty double

A pulsating encounter between the finalists of 2016 ended in a 2-2 draw, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both netting doubles.

  • 3 months
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Finland 0-2 Belgium Player Ratings: Lukaku seals victory

Belgium finished Group B with a perfect record thanks to a deserved 2-0 win over Finland in St Petersburg, with Romelu Lukaku getting his third of Euro 2020.

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