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CAF Cup consolation for Kaizer Chiefs after poor season

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Famed South African club Kaizer Chiefs produced a happy ending to a trophy-less season by winning 2-1 at Ajax Cape Town to clinch a 2019 CAF Confederation Cup place. Chiefs, who have won more trophies and command more support than any other football club in the republic, finished third in the Premiership, 12 points behind
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Sundowns advance to Nedbank Cup semi finals

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Mamelodi Sundowns have progressed to the semi finals of the Nedbank Cup following their 2-1 win over Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday afternoon. City got off to a promising start and almost took the lead after five minutes when Roland Putsche’s shot went wide of the upright from close range.
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Last-gasp Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

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Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time to snatch a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Mohamed Salah capitalised on a mistake from Eric Dier to put Liverpool in front in the third minute, taking his tally to
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Crystal Palace fight back to draw relegation tussle with Newcastle

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Luka Milivojevic’s second-half penalty secured a point for Crystal Palace as they recovered from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Newcastle United on Sunday. Mohamed Diame gave Newcastle the lead from a corner midway through the first half when he slotted the ball in at the far post
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Pique silences Espanyol critics to keep Barca unbeaten

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Gerard Pique headed home a late equaliser for Barcelona against Catalan rivals Espanyol to earn his side a 1-1 draw in Cornella and maintain their unbeaten La Liga record on Sunday. The defender, whistled throughout after making provocative comments which upset Espanyol fans after Barcelona knocked their rivals out of the King’s Cup in January,
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Mourinho tells United to forget Sanchez and focus on Burnley

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Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United’s league campaign when they visit Burnley on Saturday. Victory for Mourinho’s team at Turf Moor would cut leaders Manchester City’s advantage at the top of the Premier League to nine points — the first time their lead has
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Chinese FA warns clubs over Aubameyang ‘bidding war’

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China’s football association (CFA) warned Tuesday that it would punish teams who flout its transfer rules, following reports two clubs are battling to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly prepared to pay at least 70 million euros for the Borussia Dortmund attacker, trumping an offer by rivals Beijing
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Wigan denied by late Bournemouth goal

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Premier League Bournemouth survived a giant-killing in the FA Cup third round on Saturday by equalising in added time at home to League One (third tier) leaders Wigan Athletic. Cup winners in 2013, the year they were relegated from the top flight, Wigan led 2-0 at halftime. Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg put them ahead
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Aguero double keeps City’s quadruple hopes alive

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Manchester City kept alive their chances of winning four trophies this season, coming back from a goal down to beat Burnley 4-1 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday with two goals from Sergio Aguero. The runaway Premier League leaders, who are also in the last-16 of the Champions League and semi-finals of the
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Coutinho to join Barca in club record move-Spanish media

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Liverpool’s Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho is on the verge of signing for La Liga leaders Barcelona in a club-record deal, according to Spanish media reports on Saturday. Barcelona-based daily Sport said the two clubs had struck an ‘agreement in principle’ for the transfer of Coutinho worth 120 million euros ($144.34 million) plus 40 million euros
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