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Cork City will face ‘onslaught’ in Genk, says ex-manager Alex McLeish

Former Genk manager Alex McLeish has warned Cork City to brace for “an onslaught” in tonight’s Europa League first leg clash in Belgium.

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We need Genk to have an off-night, admits realistic John Caulfield

Cork City, Genk, and the nearby provincial town of Hasselt, have all been devastated by the closure of Ford motor company plants over the years, but tonight at Genk’s new 25,000-capacity Luminus Arena, John Caulfield will be hoping to keep his Europa League dream motoring along for another week, at least.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers hails Eoghan O’Connell display

FC Astana 1 Celtic 1: Brendan Rodgers praised his young Irish centre-back Eoghan O’Connell as resilient Celtic came from behind to grab a crucial 1-1 Champions League draw against Astana in Kazakhstan.

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Stephen Kenny: Dundalk can turn it around

The last time Stephen Kenny left Belarus with a 1-0 defeat, he guided his side to a magnificent 3-0 win in the second leg.

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Arsenal feel the pressure to win silverware

Arsene Wenger admits Per Mertesacker’s knee injury means Arsenal are back in the market for a defender, as chief executive Ivan Gazidis accepts the club is feeling the pressure to win a major trophy.

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Real boss Zinedine Zidane plays it cool on chase for Paul Pogba

Zinedine Zidane has hinted that Real Madrid are still interested in signing the Manchester United target Paul Pogba, insisting “anything can happen”.

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Dundalk facing tough task after bruiser in Belarus

BATE Borisov 1 Dundalk 0: Substitute Mikhail Gordeichuk’s 70th minute strike for BATE Borisov in the Borisov Arena last night finally broke Dundalk’s resistance to leave the League of Ireland champions with it all to do if they are to realise their Champions League dream.

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Gavan Holohan a live option for Cork City boss John Caulfield

Competition for places in the centre of Cork City’s midfield is such that manager John Caulfield has the luxury of being able to call on Gavan Holohan to come off the bench, as in the closing stages against BK Häcken in last week’s Europa League second qualifying round second leg.

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Gonzalo Higuain’s moves to Juventus for €90m

Gonzalo Higuain has become the third-most expensive signing in football history after completing his move to Juventus from Serie A rivals Napoli.

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Joe Allen ‘excited’ after £13m move to Stoke

Stoke have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool.

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Sam Allardyce: No Wayne Rooney guarantees

Sam Allardyce has offered Wayne Rooney no assurances over his role in the new England set-up, admitting Manchester United manage Jose Mourinho could hold the key to his future.

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Robbie Benson says Dundalk can take one more giant leap

Louth is known as the Land of Legends.

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John Caulfield: European run ‘not about the money’

Striking the balance between defensive solidity and the quest for an away goal is the key challenge for Cork City as they head to Belgium today for Thursday’s Europa League third qualifying round clash with KRC Genk, according to manager John Caulfield.

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