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Lionel Messi

Messi could be playing better, says Ronald Koeman

The Dutchman suffered his first defeat as Barcelona coach and believes his Argentine playmaker is not at the top of his game

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Feature

Messi, Ronaldinho, Cavani and the greatest goals that almost were

A collection of the greatest could have been moments from some of the world's greatest players

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Barcelona

Dembele poor, no plan - how Barcelona lost to Getafe

Ronald Koeman suffered his first La Liga loss as manager of the Blaugrana at the weekend

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Champions League

Formation change? How Dortmund could line-up versus Lazio

The German side are missing a number of defensive players which could lead to Lucien Favre switching things up

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Champions League

Still no Ronaldo - How Juventus could line-up against Dynamo Kyiv

The former Real Madrid superstar is still in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus while with Portugal

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Champions League

How Man Utd and PSG could line-up in Champions League opener

The French side reached the final of the competition for the first time last season, and will be hoping to start the new campaign on a positive note

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Job Security

Job Security: Lampard, Koeman and Zidane have chaotic weekends

Chelsea continue to leak goals, while the Clasico pair were the victims of surprising losses in Spain

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Serie A

Serie A Team of the Week, Round 4: Ibrahimovic wins the Milan derby

The big Swede continues to defy his advancing years as he was the difference maker for the Rossoneri

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Premier League

Wenger and Mourinho in war of words over new book

The Frenchman's new autobiography details his life as manager of Arsenal, with the Tottenham boss not mentioned once

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Premier League

Is it time to admit Roberto Firmino is no longer the answer?

Liverpool’s No. 9 is struggling – but is it simply a dip in form or is this now the Brazilian’s level?

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Premier League

The idea that playmakers can't handle 'intense' Premier League is a myth

The Italian took umbrage to the suggestion that his playmaker would not be able to adapt to England - and he's dead right

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VAR

VAR represents the first regressive change to offside in football history

As the Ayew incident shows the technology isn't good enough to give a definitive conclusion on a 150-year-old doctrine

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Long Read

Martin Odegaard and James Rodríguez: The story of two playmakers

The two left-footed stars are at different points of their career but have a common denominator in the presence of Real Madrid and Zidane

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La Liga

Barcelona & Real Madrid both lose before Clasico for first time in 17 years

It was also two years to the round since both teams lost on the same day as they struggled against Cadiz and Getafe

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VAR

'The game has gone mad' - players and coaches attack 'nonsensical' VAR

Another day of disgraceful decisions has led to increased criticism of the totally out-of-sync system that simply isn't working

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Premier League

Alexis Sanchez: One of the worst Premier League signings ever

After a dismal spell at Old Trafford, the Chilean finally earned a permanent move away from Manchester United to Inter

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As It Happened

Tottenham 3-3 West Ham: Spurs throw away three-goal lead in last 10 minutes

The imperious Harry Kane had pushed the home side into a lead that they somehow squandered in the closing stages

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Player Rating

Harry Kane: Player Rating and Performance v West Ham

The brilliant England man should have put the match to bed with a thrilling two goals and assist in the first 17 minutes of the match

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Sport Science

Van Dijk out for season: What does ACL recovery process look like?

The number of ACL injuries appears to be on the rise and they are various ways of treating the problem

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Injuries

Confirmed: Van Dijk requires surgery on ACL injury and likely out for season

The challenge suffered by the Liverpool defender at the hands of Jordan Pickford has potentially ruined his campaign

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Injuries

Crocked Sergio Ramos faces race to be fit for Barcelona clash

The Spain defender hobbled off in the defeat to Cadiz and faces a week-long fight to line up in the Clasico

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Performance

Barcelona face revolt as senior players reject 30% pay cut

The Catalan giants had made a request to the squad but a group of first-team stars are thought to have rejected the notion

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Player Rating

Bruno Fernandes: Player Rating and Performance v Newcastle

Despite missing a penalty the Portuguese turned the game in Manchester United's favour to clinch a crucial three points

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Player Rating

Timo Werner: Player Rating and Performance v Southampton

The German finally got off the mark for his new club, scoring twice and providing an assist in the 3-3 draw with Southampton

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Performance

What now for Ousmane Dembele after poor Getafe performance?

The winger put in another awkward display despite being given a start by Ronald Koeman - is he running out of chances?

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