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Under-fire Julen Lopetegui leads Real Madrid stars in training ahead of Viktoria Plzen clash

Under-fire Julen Lopetegui leads Real Madrid stars in training ahead of Viktoria Plzen clash

Lopetegui will be hoping for a response from his players in their Champions League tie against Viktoria Plzen before they face Barcelona in the El Clasico on Sunday.

Barcelona president rules out sensational swoop for Neymar

Barcelona president rules out sensational swoop for Neymar

Speculation has been rife recently, with a lot of talk about Neymar going back to Spain and his old club Barcelona. But the club's president has ruled out a return.

Alexandre Lacazette is quickly becoming Arsenal's main man

Alexandre Lacazette is quickly becoming Arsenal's main man

If there is one game that sums up Arsenal's new-found resolve under Unai Emery, it is their narrow 3-2 win over Cardiff City in early September. Twice in front and twice pegged back by a resolute side.

Manchester United stars arrive for training ahead of Juventus clash 

Manchester United stars arrive for training ahead of Juventus clash 

Manchester United stars arrived at their training base on Monday morning ahead of what will be another tough test against Champions League rivals Juventus.

Manchester City stars jet off to Ukraine a day early ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk clash

Manchester City stars jet off to Ukraine a day early ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk clash

Manchester City's stars jetted off to Ukraine a day early ahead of their Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Ross Barkley has tattoo of his Everton debut date removed from arm

Ross Barkley has tattoo of his Everton debut date removed from arm

Ross Barkley appears to be moving on from boyhood club Everton on and off the pitch with the Chelsea star now nailing his colours to the Stamford Bridge club.

Eden Hazard gives Chelsea an injury scare ahead of games with BATE and Burnley

Eden Hazard gives Chelsea an injury scare ahead of games with BATE and Burnley

The Belgium star suffered a slight injury to his lower back in the draw against Manchester United and is a concern for upcoming games against Bate Borisov and Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp appears to have successfully solved Liverpool's defensive deficiencies

Jurgen Klopp appears to have successfully solved Liverpool's defensive deficiencies

After Liverpool kept a sixth clean sheet in their first nine league matches at Huddersfield on Saturday, no Reds team in the club's history has started a season so frugally.

Nemanja Vidic reveals Didier Drogba was the hardest opponent he faced

Nemanja Vidic reveals Didier Drogba was the hardest opponent he faced

Nemanja Vidic has named Didier Drogba as the toughest opponent he faced during his playing career.

Sri Lanka spin ace Rangana Herath to retire after first England Test in Galle

Sri Lanka spin ace Rangana Herath to retire after first England Test in Galle

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month.

PSG defender Marquinhos mocks talk of Neymar leaving for Real Madrid and Barcelona

PSG defender Marquinhos mocks talk of Neymar leaving for Real Madrid and Barcelona

Real Madrid are favourites to sign him next summer, but reports in Spain surfaced last week suggesting that Barcelona are also ready to welcome him back with open arms.

Cristiano Ronaldo's brother insists rape allegations are 'rubbish'

Cristiano Ronaldo's brother insists rape allegations are 'rubbish'

Cristiano Ronaldo's brother has dismissed the rape allegations made against the Juventus star as 'rubbish' and says his home island of Madeira 'will stand behind him'.

Phil Neville says Chelsea should sack Marco Ianni for his 'absolutely disgraceful' celebration

Phil Neville says Chelsea should sack Marco Ianni for his 'absolutely disgraceful' celebration

Phil Neville has called on Chelsea to sack assistant coach Marco Ianni for his role in the unsavoury scenes which followed the Blues' late equaliser against Manchester United.

Mourinho to launch probe into how Man United's line-up was leaked

Mourinho to launch probe into how Man United's line-up was leaked

EXCLUSIVE BY SIMON JONES: Jose Mourinho is to launch an internal investigation into how Manchester United’s line-up was leaked ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri urges Chelsea fans to show Jose Mourinho more respect

Maurizio Sarri urges Chelsea fans to show Jose Mourinho more respect

Maurizio Sarri has told Chelsea fans to show Jose Mourinho more respect after sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd appeared to throw verbal assaults at their former manager on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund eye Liverpool starlet Bobby Duncan

Borussia Dortmund eye Liverpool starlet Bobby Duncan

The Bundesliga leaders have seen Jadon Sancho thrive since his £10million arrival from Manchester City last summer and are hoping his success will coax fellow English hopefuls.

Cowleys' ambitions look Taylor-made for Lincoln City success

Cowleys' ambitions look Taylor-made for Lincoln City success

ON THE ROAD: Lincoln fans say that one of the biggest mistakes in the club’s history was not doing enough to stop their manager Graham Taylor leaving to join Watford.

Lewis Hamilton made to wait for fifth world championship title

Lewis Hamilton made to wait for fifth world championship title

JONATHAN McEVOY IN TEXAS: At moments under the Texan sun, with his foot to the floor, Lewis Hamilton pressed his case as the greatest performer his fast-living sport has ever known.

Jurgen Klopp uses 'dog toy' analogy to explain why Liverpool aren't using the high press

Jurgen Klopp uses 'dog toy' analogy to explain why Liverpool aren't using the high press

Jurgen Klopp came out with an unusual 'dog toy' analogy when describing how his Liverpool team have changed their approach this season. They beat Huddersfield 1-0 on Saturday.

Ref reports Mourinho's touchline tangle at Stamford Bridge to the FA

Ref reports Mourinho's touchline tangle at Stamford Bridge to the FA

Jose Mourinho could face further action over his touchline behaviour — if the FA decide a spat involving Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew sets a precedent.

Hollywood star Will Ferrell hypes up LAFC supporters during MLS clash with Vancouver Whitecaps

Hollywood star Will Ferrell hypes up LAFC supporters during MLS clash with Vancouver Whitecaps

While Will Ferrell may be one of the joint owners of LAFC, he certainly hasn't shied away from fully immersing himself with the club's fans after he was recorded conducting chants on Sunday.

DC United 3-1 New York City: Wayne Rooney scores twice as hosts secure play-off place

DC United 3-1 New York City: Wayne Rooney scores twice as hosts secure play-off place

Wayne Rooney struck twice for DC United as they confirmed their post-season MLS play-off place with a convincing victory over New York City FC at Audi Field.

Lewis Hamilton rues Mercedes strategy after United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton rues Mercedes strategy after United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton cursed Mercedes’ ‘double bogey’ performance that cost him a possible coronation in Sunday’s US Grand Prix, where he finished third at the Circuit of the Americas.

Jack Wilshere says he would have stayed at Arsenal had Arsene Wenger decided not to leave the club 

Jack Wilshere says he would have stayed at Arsenal had Arsene Wenger decided not to leave the club 

Jack Wilshere has said that had Arsene Wenger still been manager at Arsenal he would have stayed at the club. Wilshere ended his 17-year stay at the club in the summer.

Minnesota United 1-3 LA Galaxy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target

Minnesota United 1-3 LA Galaxy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in his fifth straight game and added an assist as the Los Angeles Galaxy kept their play-off hopes alive with a 3-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday.

EIGHT things you missed from the US GP as Kimi Raikkonen triumphs 

EIGHT things you missed from the US GP as Kimi Raikkonen triumphs 

Lewis Hamilton may have just missed out on claiming his fifth world championship but fans were given a thrilling race in Austin, Texas. Here are eight things you missed from the US Grand Prix.

Toulouse 28-27 Leinster: Holders' unbeaten run in Champions Cup comes to an end

Toulouse 28-27 Leinster: Holders' unbeaten run in Champions Cup comes to an end

After last weekend's bonus-point victory over Wasps, Leinster - who won all their games on their march to the title last season - started the match at Stade Ernest Wallon as favourites.

KRIS COMMONS: Gerrard must pray the right Rangers turn up for double-header

KRIS COMMONS: Gerrard must pray the right Rangers turn up for double-header

KRIS COMMONS: Life is like a box of chocolates. For Forrest Gump in 1994, see Steven Gerrard's Rangers team in 2018. He just doesn't know what he's going to get. It's just a lottery.

Lopetegui's sacking at Real Madrid edges closer as B-team coach hints he's on standby

Lopetegui's sacking at Real Madrid edges closer as B-team coach hints he's on standby

PETE JENSON: On Sunday, Solari told reporters: 'We are all here to help the club and even more so in difficult times,' after watching his B-team pick up a point away in Vigo against Celta B.

Gary Neville wants Manchester United forwards to learn from Liverpool

Gary Neville wants Manchester United forwards to learn from Liverpool

Mane and Salah have become two of the Premier League's most prolific marksmen by frequently running inside and beyond Liverpool's No 9. Neville wants United's wide attackers to do likewise.

Is the end finally near for Roger Federer?

Is the end finally near for Roger Federer?

MIKE DICKSON: Next week the Swiss master plays his hometown event of Basle, marking 20 years that he made his debut in the very same event. But he does so with nagging questions developing.

Manchester City have banked over £60m more than their top-six rivals through flogging academy stars

Manchester City have banked over £60m more than their top-six rivals through flogging academy stars

Manchester City's academy has produced £70,672,876 in player sales in just four years. The Premier League champions have eclipsed their big six rivals in the amount made.

Los Angeles Chargers 20-19 Tennessee Titans: Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams score touchdowns

Los Angeles Chargers 20-19 Tennessee Titans: Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams score touchdowns

PETER CARLINE AT WEMBLEY: To stick or to twist? Buoyed by his side scoring their first touchdowns this month, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel took a gamble.

Emre Can unlikely to face Man United after Juventus reveal he 'will undergo clinical tests'

Emre Can unlikely to face Man United after Juventus reveal he 'will undergo clinical tests'

The midfielder played against United during his four-year spell at Liverpool but is expected to be absent this time around. Can joined the Serie A side for free in the summer.

Roy Aitken hoping Scott Brown turns down move to Australia

Roy Aitken hoping Scott Brown turns down move to Australia

Roy Aitken hopes Scott Brown will reject any advances from Western Melbourne - even if the A-League hopefuls table a bumper offer to the Celtic skipper.

Barkley, Martial and more in 10 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM PL

Barkley, Martial and more in 10 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM PL

AMITAI WINEHOUSE: The Premier League threw up plenty of the usual talking points. Chelsea and Manchester United played out a thrilling draw while Liverpool beat Huddersfield.

Nice 0-1 Marseille: Morgan Sanson shoots down Mario Balotelli and Co

Nice 0-1 Marseille: Morgan Sanson shoots down Mario Balotelli and Co

Marseille moved up to fourth in the Ligue 1 table on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 win at Nice. Midfielder Sanson scored his second in as many games to leave Nice winless in their last three matches.

Wanted! Newcastle are now looking for three teams worse than they are

Wanted! Newcastle are now looking for three teams worse than they are

It was Rafa Benitez's use of the word 'worse' which was most telling. 'We will try to find three teams worse than us, that's it,' said the Newcastle boss, delivering a demoralising yet sober statement.

Why versatile John Stones is ticking every box for Pep Guardiola

Why versatile John Stones is ticking every box for Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has made it known to friends that he has never encountered a defender like John Stones before. That is partly why Stones is being used as the utility man this season.

Tony Woodcock relives his quintet of strikes as Arsenal downed Aston Villa in First Division 

Tony Woodcock relives his quintet of strikes as Arsenal downed Aston Villa in First Division 

MATCH OF THEIR DAY: There was a headline this month in 1983 that sign-posted what had just gone on between Aston Villa and Arsenal in the First Division.

John Terry is also mucking in and grafting at Aston Villa... even conducting drills before kick-off

John Terry is also mucking in and grafting at Aston Villa... even conducting drills before kick-off

Dean Smith rightly took all the plaudits as he got his reign as Aston Villa head coach off to a winning start, but you couldn’t fail to notice he wasn’t the only new face on the home bench.

Mauricio Pochettino's vision and impact are best in the Premier League

Mauricio Pochettino's vision and impact are best in the Premier League

Should Tottenham defeat Manchester City at Wembley next Monday evening, Pochettino’s side will move ahead of Pep Guardiola’s juggernaut 10 games into the season.

From thrilling to miserly... is THIS the way Liverpool can win the title?

From thrilling to miserly... is THIS the way Liverpool can win the title?

IAN LADYMAN: As thrilling as it was it couldn’t really go on. Watching Liverpool last season was too often like a visit to a theme park. You didn’t quite know what would happen, only that you would enjoy yourself.

Edmund wins first ATP title by beating Monfils in European Open final

Edmund wins first ATP title by beating Monfils in European Open final

Edmund struggled with the occasion in his first ATP final in Marrakech earlier this season but held his nerve superbly here, coming from a set down to see off his highly-experienced opponent.

Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace: Super-subs Calvert-Lewin and Tosun score

Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace: Super-subs Calvert-Lewin and Tosun score

LAURIE WHITWELL AT GOODISON PARK: Everton snatched all three points away from Crystal Palace after Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun both came off the bench to score late on.

Inter Milan 1-0 AC Milan: Mauro Icardi pops up with stoppage-time winner

Inter Milan 1-0 AC Milan: Mauro Icardi pops up with stoppage-time winner

Mauro Icardi popped up with stoppage-time winner as Inter Milan ran out 1-0 winners in the Milan derby at the San Siro. Both sides had the ball in the back of the net but each effort was ruled out for offside.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Monday, October 22

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Monday, October 22

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Monday's meetings at Pontefract, Windsor, Kempton and Plumpton.

Brooks Koepka is the new world No 1 after four-stroke win at the CJ Cup

Brooks Koepka is the new world No 1 after four-stroke win at the CJ Cup

With his victories over Tommy Fleetwood at the US Open and Tiger Woods at the USPGA, Brooks Koepka had already shown he was the man for the big occasion.

Lee Westwood seeks fairytale victory at Valderrama Masters 21 years on

Lee Westwood seeks fairytale victory at Valderrama Masters 21 years on

Valderrama was the place where Westwood started his fabulous Ryder Cup career way back in 1997. It is the venue where he will seek a victory six years after his last success on European soil.

Roaring Lion in Breeders' Cup finale after claiming the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot

Roaring Lion in Breeders' Cup finale after claiming the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot

Racing Correspondent Marcus Townend picks out the highlights of British Champions Day at Ascot. There was no hiding the pride Sheik Fahad and his brothers derived from the victory of Roaring Lion.

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