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More than bragging rights at stake in the Bernabeu

Barcelona must win tonight’s Clasico at Real Madrid or Luis Enrique’s final season in charge at the Catalan club has the potential to go very sour.

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Brendan Rodgers: Ref owes Celtic defender apology

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told referee Don Robertson he owes Erik Sviatchenko an apology after his Dingwall gaffe.

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Enda McEvoy: FA Cup matters. This year, at least

Just to undeceive you before you begin. This main piece is about the FA Cup semi-finals, what with the weekend that’s in it, and as a result the illustration was supposed to feature Pep and Arsene and Antonio and Mauricio, with — to give you added value after the week that was in it — a certain vociferous Clare man lurking in the background.

 

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Jose Mourinho: We are in trouble

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United are “in trouble” after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo suffered nasty-looking injuries.

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Pep Guardiola admits Man City bosses are disappointed

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits he is some way short of fulfilling the club’s expectations of him.

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Arsene Wenger: It’s time to fight together

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal’s recent poor league form will not impact his side when they face Manchester City in tomorrow’s FA Cup semi-final.

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Conte has captain dilemma for Chelsea's derby showdown with Tottenham

Antonio Conte is seeking a new captain for Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham today as John Terry faces being a substitute at best despite the enforced absence of Gary Cahill.

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Pochettino: Tottenham season already a success regardless of winning a trophy

Mauricio Pochettino insists this season will have been a success for Tottenham regardless of whether they end it by winning a trophy.

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John Caulfield: We’re firing our managers like it’s the Premier League

Cork City boss John Caulfield admits his job could have been in jeopardy if the club had not won the FAI Cup final last year, as expectation levels in the League of Ireland are being compared to the Premier League.

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The week in Fantasy Premier League: Sizing up Zlatan replacements

After a week of speculation around whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic would play both of Man United’s GW34 fixtures, we all got our answer in dramatic fashion last night.

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Shamrock Rovers ready to test Bray’s title credentials

Last week they beat champions Dundalk and next week they face leaders Cork. But, this evening, Bray Wanderers will be hoping to keep their early title ambitions on course as they host Shamrock Rovers at the Carlisle Grounds.

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Marcus Rashford to the rescue as United edge to semi-final

Marcus Rashford made a compelling case for youth as Manchester United stumbled their way into the Europa League semi-finals, moving one step closer towards success in teh competition that is most likely to provide the club with a route back into the Champions League.

 

 

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