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Liverpool keeper Alisson scores winner at West Brom

West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a 95th minute winner as the Reds beat West Brom 2-1 on Sunday to keep a place in next season’s Champions League in their own hands. Jurgen Klopp’s men would have needed favours from Leicester and Chelsea in their final two games of the…

‘Bomber’ Mueller remains legend to Lewandowski and Bayern

Berlin (AFP) – Gerd Mueller remains one of football’s greatest strikers of all time, even after Robert Lewandowski equalled his 49-year-old Bundesliga record of 40 goals in one season, a landmark which many thought would never be matched. Lewandowski wouldn’t have it any other way. “What Gerd Mueller did is incredible. Sharing the record with…

Dani Alves rejoins Brazil for World Cup qualifiers

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil coach Tite recalled 38-year-old veteran Dani Alves on Friday for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay on June 4 and 8. It will be the first international appearance since October 2019 for the Sao Paulo wide player, who was named player of the tournament when Brazil won…

Forsberg third RB Leipzig star to extend contract in a week

Berlin (AFP) – Sweden playmaker Emil Forsberg has become the third RB Leipzig player in the last week to commit to the Bundesliga high-fliers until 2025, the German Cup finalists announced Wednesday. Forsberg has signed a three-year extension to his existing deal. He was part of the Leipzig squad promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016…

Laporte set for Spain at Euro 2020 after nationality approved

Madrid (AFP) – Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has been approved to play for Spain instead of France at Euro 2020 this summer, sources at the Spanish football federation (RFEF) confirmed to AFP on Tuesday. The Spanish Council of Ministers has granted Spanish nationality to Laporte, who was born in Agen, France but never played…

Dortmund wait on injured Haaland for German Cup final

Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are  facing a wait to see if Erling Braut Haaland can shake off a leg injury to be fit for Thursday’s German Cup final. Haaland has scored 37 goals in 38 games in all competitions this season, but sat out Saturday’s 3-2 Bundesliga win over second-placed RB Leipzig. Haaland…

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