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Lionel Messi winner maintains Barcelona's title hopes

Barcelona has maintained their slim chances of retaining their La Liga title as they came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Camp Nou.

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Chelsea are the cry babies now

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Jeremy Wilson Surrounded by the comparative calm last summer of a five-star hotel on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Jose Mourinho was asked if he felt a particular responsibility on his return to English football.

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Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

Liverpool on the march.

Joss Reich Liverpool's dream of a first title in 24 years moved closer to reality after a 3-2 win at lowly Norwich City.

Jose Mourinho can still prove he is 'Special One'

Alan Hansen Chelsea are reeling after Saturday's shock defeat - but they could go on to win Champions League, writes Alan Hansen.

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Liverpool goes five points clear in Premier League title race

Raheem Sterling

London Liverpool took a giant step towards its first title in 24 years with a 3-2 win at a plucky Norwich City on Sunday.

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Messi will keep leading Barcelona

Leading light: Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi will continue to be Barcelona's leading light despite the Argentine superstar suffering a stream of criticism in recent weeks, the Spanish team's president says.

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Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy

Paris St Germain collects its first trophy of the season with Edinson Cavani's double in 2-1 victory over Olympique Lyon.

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Central Coast Mariners fuming over finals schedule

Central Coast Mariners.

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners are furious with Football Federation Australia's scheduling of the A-League semi-finals after they were forced to play Western Sydney Wanderers only a day after returning to...

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Juventus edges towards title with Bologna victory

Paul Pogba celebrates with teammate Sebastian Giovinco after scoring against Bologna.

Juventus moved closer to a third consecutive Serie A title when a long-range Paul Pogba goal beat a dogged Bologna side 1-0.

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Juventus still on course for Serie A points record

Juventus remained on course for a record-breaking points haul on Saturday as they closed in on the Serie A title with a 1-0 win over struggling Bologna.

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Mile Jedinak scores as Dylan Tombides honoured in EPL

Socceroo Mile Jedinak scored his first Premier League goal for Crystal Palace in a match in where fellow Australian Dylan Tombides was farewelled with a moving tribute.

Schwarzer makes history in Chelsea loss

Calamity: Mark Schwarzer fails to save a penalty during Chjelsea's shock loss to Sunderland in the English Premier League.

Liam Fitzgibbon Mark Schwarzer forces a rewrite of the record books just about every time he takes the field these days.

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Central Coast Mariners edge Adelaide United to book semi-final place

Winner: Central Coast's Bernie Ibini celebrates his goal that would prove decisive against Adelaide United.

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

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Pablo Contreras likely to miss ACL Korea game

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is likely to rest veteran Chilean defender Pablo Contreras and leave him out of the travelling party that will fly to Seoul on Sunday as his team faces its...

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Mariners v Adelaide 2nd copy

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

With a single goal against Adelaide, Mariners keep finals hopes alive

A lone Bernie Ibini goal was enough to seal victory for the Central Coast in their elimination final against Adelaide on Saturday, keeping their A-League title defence on track.

Cancer kills rising football star Dylan Tombides

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Eamonn Duff Football paid tribute on Saturday to young Australian soccer star Dylan Tombides who died on Friday after a three-year battle with testicular cancer.

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Football fan arrested for anchovy attack

THESSALONIKI, Greece, April 17 AP - Police in Thessaloniki have arrested a PAOK fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the visiting Olympiakos bench, in a stunt that delayed a tense Greek Cup...

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Crime wave rocks World Cup host city

A woman carries bags of goods out of a supermarket that was looted during a police strike in Salvador.

Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the coastal...

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Manchester City's slip-up is crucial lesson, insists Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Manchester City's Samir Nasri reacts after spurning a goal-scoring chance against Sunderland.

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers has warned his players not to believe Manchester City's midweek slip-up has opened the door for Liverpool's coronation as Premier League champions.