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Salah, Sterling, Aubameyang... Barnes; how Burnley star is rivalling the elite

There was a time when Ashley Barnes was being touted for a call-up by Austria. Now there is a legitimate case to answer over whether an England cap should be out of the question. Despite being born in Bath – and having the West Country twang to prove it – the 29-year-old has represented Austria, the country of his paternal grandmother’s birth, at under-20 level. His hopes of a senior call-up...

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Zinedine Zidane runs Real risk of ruining Madrid legacy

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. It certainly did for Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane left the Spanish capital in the summer of 2018 after claiming three consecutive Champions League titles.  He returned in March with Los Blancos already out of Europe’s premier club competition and languishing 12 points behind Barcelona in LaLiga.  The Frenchman wasn’t taken for granted at the Santiago...

Five summer signings who will thrive in the Bundesliga this season

The Bundesliga returns tonight with champions Bayern Munich kicking things off in Bavaria against Hertha. Niko Kovač’s star-studded squad has been added to this summer, with the 29-time German champions recruiting Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez and one-time Borussia Dortmund player Ivan Perišić.  But their rivals for their Bundesliga crown have also strengthened with BVB using the money r...

Sánchez's legacy cemented but United have an opportunity to save face

Alexis Sánchez: the worst signing in Manchester United history? It’s certainly difficult to argue against such a statement. There have been several high-profile players to have struggled at Old Trafford – think Juan Sebastián Verón, Kléberson and most recently Ángel Di María – and instances of money being squandered: Bebé, anyone? Yet none of these signings had club-altering ramifications. N...

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