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The 2020/2021 season has been a rough ride for Catalan club Barcelona. They suffered an early bumpy start to the season coming from the attempts by the mercurial Argentine, Lionel Messi, to force through an exit from the club, a testy change of managers, the resignation of the entire Board and a slump in results that left them needing to struggle to climb back up.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona boss disappointed with Sevilla defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has extended his contract until 2024, the club announced on Sunday.

Sevilla coach extends contract till 2024

Lopetegui took over in 2019 and oversaw Sevilla qualifying for the Champions League and winning the Europa League in his first season in charge.
Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony

Super Eagles coach, skipper differ in choice of FIFA Best Player awards

Super Eagles German coach Gernot Rohr and the team’s captain Ahmed Musa played a role in crowning the best coach and best men’s player in Thursday’s award ceremony
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on December 5, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER - AFP)

Zinedine Zidane gets breathing space after Real Madrid benefit from goalie’s howler

Zinedine Zidane had some of the pressure lifted on Saturday when an own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win away to Sevilla.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery spoke to 'Marca' prior to the match against Real Madrid. The Basque coach talked in detail about his team's next opponents.

Ex-Arsenal boss nominated for Laliga Coach of the Month award

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s impressive work at Villarreal has not gone unnoticed as he has been nominated for Laliga November Coach of the Month award.
Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that he was approached by Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in 2013 with a view to replacing Carlo Ancelotti.

Andre-Villas Boas: Marcelo Bielsa’s nomination for The Best FIFA Coach award ‘scandalous’

The Argentine has joined a five-match shortlist that also includes Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Bayern Munich’s Champions League-winning coach Hansi Flick.
Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, is set for a bumper pay-rise after securing promotion back to the Premier League.

Leeds, Liverpool managers shortlisted for FIFA men’s coach of the year

Bielsa was an eye-catching inclusion on the five-strong shortlist for Best FIFA Men's Coach, with the Championship-winning manager named alongside Hansi Flick, Julen Lopetegui, Zinedine Zidane and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

The Best FIFA Award nominees revealed

A ceremony on 17 December will see players and coaches from both the women’s game and the men’s game win the prizes up for grabs.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could be sacked by the club if results do not improve over their next two fixtures, according to French publication L’Equipe.

Zinedine Zidane has two games to save his Real Madrid job

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could be sacked by the club if results do not improve over their next two fixtures, according to French publication L’Equipe.
Chelsea are still waiting for a £220 million ($284 million) spending spree to pay off as Frank Lampard’s men began their Champions League campaign with an uninspiring 0-0 draw against Sevilla at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fail to beat Sevilla at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are still waiting for a £220 million ($284 million) spending spree to pay off as Frank Lampard’s men began their Champions League campaign with an uninspiring 0-0 draw against Sevilla at Stamford Bridge.
Sevilla midfielder, Jesus Navas, has said they can be proud in defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup.

Sevilla’s Jesus Navas frustrated after Super Cup defeat

Sevilla midfielder, Jesus Navas, has said they can be proud in defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup.
Sevilla have reportedly turned down a shock €55m offer from Premier League giants Manchester City for central defender Jules Kounde.

Sevilla reject €55 million bid for Jules Kounde from Manchester City

Sevilla have reportedly turned down a shock €55m offer from Premier League giants Manchester City for central defender Jules Kounde.
Everton have submitted a bid for the Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon.

Manchester United want Real Madrid defender at Old Trafford

The Premier League team is in negotiation with Real Madrid for the services of the left-back defender, the Red Devils directors want an outright sale but Los Blancos are hoping to have a buyback option after one or two seasons.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that the organisation were not at war with Lionel Messi, and that he is happy to see the Barcelona superstar stay put.

Samuel Eto’o: Leo Messi alone is not enough for Barcelona

The diminutive Argentine was trying to force a move out of Camp Nou. Such a move proved difficult as Messi still has a year left on his contract and a €700 million release clause (according to the club and La Liga) is binding.
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Finidi George: Why Super Eagles lost to Italy at 1994 World Cup

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has revealed some of the reasons that led to the Super Eagles painful exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States.
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has disclosed the secret behind his team’s Europa League success this season.

Julen Lopetegui: How Sevilla became Europa League champions

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has disclosed the secret behind his team’s Europa League success this season.
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui says they'll throw everything at Inter Milan in the Europa League final.

Europa final: We’ll throw everything at Inter Milan – Sevilla coach

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui says they'll throw everything at Inter Milan in the Europa League final.
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Antonio Conte out to extend Julen Lopetegui’s trophy jinx

Antonio Conte will head into the Europa League final aiming to win a major trophy in his first season in charge of Inter Milan and extend the barren spell of his Sevilla rival Julen Lopetegui when they clash in Cologne on Friday.
Romelu Lukaku will want revenge against Manchester United, according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the Inter striker would love to knock the Red Devils out of Europe.

Dimitar Berbatov: Romelu Lukaku ‘will want revenge’ against Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku "will want revenge" against Manchester United, according to Dimitar Berbatov, who says the Inter striker "would love" to knock the Red Devils out of Europe.

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