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Why Real Madrid won the final against Juventus

  A better second half performance Real Madrid looked leggy as they were in quest for the Dup Decima. Allegri’s Juventus started the game with a fine tempo after pressurising the Madrid players and forcing them to make mistakes. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal might have given them the lead, but then Mandzukic produced a goal for the ages. An overhead kick in the final is a scriptwriter’s dream work. However, as the game unfolded in the second half, Juventus started to lose the grip on the match. Dybala and Higuain starved…

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Championship Premier League 

Top 5 Manchester United transfer targets

Antoine Griezmann It is time for Griezmann to make his move and join Manchester United finally. Considered as one of the best players in the World right now, the Atletico Madrid forward suffered a slight dip in form this season. A left-footed genius capable of playing lone striker or a false 9, Griezmann is a treat to watch when in form. He is a set-piece specialist and has impeccable long rangers added to his arsenal. Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of Griezmann since the dawn of time and is…

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Championship Premier League 

Top Arsenal transfer targets this summer

5) Jordan Pickford The English shot-stopper had an impressive season with Sunderland. While the Black Cats were awful, Pickford was the bright spot. His excellent performances have earned him accolades from around the world. While Pickford may still be too young for Arsenal, he would present an enticing option. Petr Cech had some nervy moments this season, while Ospina looks set to leave the club. Pickford could be Cech’s understudy at the Emirates or could stay on loan at Sunderland itself. Whatever may be the case, Pickford is one for…

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Managers who can help Lionel Messi win the World Cup

Manuel Pellegrini: The Chilean has an abundance of experience and helped Manchester City to a Premier League title, and found success in almost every club that he has coached. Tactically brilliant, Pellegrini is known to have a calm demeanour, which he uses to cut short the eccentricity among players and help them play as a team. Pellegrini has worked with Zabaleta and Aguero, helping him understand the two players well, and his style of managing will help Argentina as he would like to play Lionel Messi in a more pivotal…

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Birmingham City: Keeper Kuszczak hoping experience will count in play-off push

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says he hopes his near-miss with Wolves last season will help Birmingham City go one better and qualify for the Championship play-offs this time round. Kuszczak, 33, has kept four clean sheets in five games with Blues only three points shy of the top six. “Last year was really close – just goal difference,” Kuszczak told BBC WM 95.6. “We know we can achieve something – we have to be consistent, take it step by step and all stick together.” After a difficult two-month spell in October…

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Bolton Wanderers: Ownership decision could be made before QPR game

Bolton Wanderers could make a decision on new ownership before Saturday’s home game against Queens Park Rangers, BBC Radio Manchester understands. It is understood that three parties are interested in buying Wanderers from current owner Eddie Davies. Banker Roger Tamraz, Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust and a consortium led by Dean Holdsworth are in the running. The Championship club are scheduled to appear in the High Court on Monday over an unpaid tax bill of around £3m. Bolton could face the threat of a winding-up order from Revenue & Customs if…

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