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Bayern Munich sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool until 2025

Bayern Munich on Wednesday completed the much-anticipated signing of Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Liverpool on a three-year contact, the German champions said. 🏆 Premier League champion⏱ Fastest hat-trick in #PL history⚽️ 111 PL goals (90 – @LFC, 21 – @SouthamptonFC)🥇 3x Player of the Month Incredible achievements in the #PL, Sadio Mane! 🇸🇳 pic.twitter.com/BZpzDKNrUX — Premier League (@premierleague) June 22, 2022 Bayern, who won a record-extending 10th straight league title last season, have reportedly agreed on a transfer worth about 40 million euros ($42.10 million), including add-ons, for the 30-year-old, who had a year left on his Liverpool contract. “Sadio Mane is a global star,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said. “He underscores the attractiveness of Bayern and the entire ...
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Bayern Munich to sign Senegal star Sadio Mane from Liverpool: Reports | Football News – Times of India

BERLIN: Bayern Munich are set to sign Senegal star Sadio Mane from Liverpool, according to German media reports Friday. Both broadcaster Sky and top selling daily Bild say the clubs have agreed a transfer fee of 32 million euros ($33.5 million) plus up to nine million in bonuses. Mane is set to receive a three-year contract. The 30-year-old could replace Bayern's Poland star striker Robert Lewandowski who has repeatedly said he wants to leave and has been linked to Barcelona. Mane would be Bayern's third signing this summer after Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and Morocco right back Noussair Mazraoui were both signed from Ajax. if(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; ...
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Haaland set for EPL debut for Manchester City at West Ham London

Erling Haaland’s English Premier League debut is set to come in an away match at West Ham when Manchester City opens its title defense at the Olympic Stadium. The schedule for the league’s 2022-23 season was released on Thursday, with Liverpool — the team widely expected to vie for the title with City again — starting away to promoted team Fulham. City plays its first game a day later. The first meeting between City and Liverpool is scheduled for the middle of October at Anfield, two weeks after City hosts Manchester United. Haaland is the headline signing to the league so far this offseason after joining from Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old striker’s first competitive home game for City should be at home to Bournemouth in the second round. Nottingham Forest was promoted via the Cham...
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Where Liverpool’s record signing Darwin Nunez stands among Europe’s best goal-scorers

Liverpool have bet big on Darwin Nunez. And they usually don’t. The Reds signed the 22-year-old from Portuguese side Benfica for a reported fee of 64 million pounds, which could potentially rise to a club-record fee of 85 million. Nunez was on the radar of some of the top European teams, at one point he was said to be a big transfer target for Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp’s side were always the clear favourites though, and for a team that spends money in the transfer market as judiciously as Liverpool, the reported figures about a relatively unknown player in Europe certainly did raise eyebrows. A closer look at the Uruguayan’s scoring figures allows a deeper understanding of why he was so high on Liverpool’s priority list.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium ...
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UEFA issues apology to spectators for the Champions League Final chaos in Paris

UEFA have issued a written apology to all the spectators who were caught up amid the distressing scenes outside the Stade de France in Paris for the Champions League Final last weekend. “UEFA wishes to sincerely apologise to all spectators who had to experience or witness frightening and distressing events in the build-up to the UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France on 28 May 2022 in Paris”, the football governing body wrote in a statement released this Friday on their website. “On a night which should have been a celebration of European club football. No football fan should be put in that situation, and it must not happen again.” They further outlined the details regarding the independent review that is to take place with the aim to identify the shortcomings and responsibi...
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Real Madrid’s Benzema named Champions League Player of the Season | Football News – Times of India

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has been named the Champions League Player of the Season after a stellar 2021-22 campaign where he finished as top scorer, UEFA said on Tuesday. France international Benzema, 34, won the competition for the fifth time as Real beat Liverpool 1-0 in the final, having netted 15 goals in 12 games including hat-tricks against Paris St Germain and Chelsea in the knockout stages. Benzema's team mate Vinicius Junior, who scored the only goal in the final in Paris, was named the tournament's Young Player of the Season. Karim Benzema = 2021/22 top scorer ⚽️👏#UCL https://t.co/zfgEGxsDdX— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 1654001014000The duo were also named in the Team of the Season alongside Real midfielder Luka Modric and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who ...
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France blames ‘massive’ ticket fraud for Champions League fiasco | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: France on Monday blamed massive ticket fraud for the chaotic scenes that marred the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid that raised questions over the capacity of Paris to host the 2024 Olympics. The French government has faced a barrage of criticism from press and politicians in Britain over police handling of the match on Saturday, which saw thousands of Liverpool fans with tickets struggling to enter. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman told reporters in London many Liverpool fans were in the French capital "in good time". "We're hugely disappointed by how they were treated," the spokesman added. "Fans deserve to know what happened." But after a crisis meeting at the sports ministry, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin defiantly insisted that tic...
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UEFA Champions League Final 2022, Liverpool vs Real Madrid Live Score: Kickoff time extended by 15 minutes

UEFA Champions League Final 2022, Liverpool vs Real Madrid Live Football Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads Liverpool: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, R.Williams, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Keita, Milner, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott, Salah, Mane, Diaz, Jota, Firmino, Origi, Minamino Real Madrid: Courtois, Lunin, Fuidias, Alaba, Militao, Nacho, Carvajal, Mendy, Marcelo, Vallejo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Camavinga, Vazquez, Ceballos, Isco, Benzema, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, Bale, Hazard, Asensio, Jovic, Mariano UEFA Champions League 2022 Final Live Score Streaming Online Today: Real aim for 14th UCL crown. (Twitter) !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(...
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Tens of thousands of Liverpool fans turn Paris red | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Up to 60,000 Liverpool supporters, most without tickets, thronged Paris on Saturday, turning avenues and cafe terraces red in their team's colours ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid. With each club allocated space for just 20,000 supporters in the Stade de France, tens of thousands of the travelling fans were without tickets. The ticketless red-shirted Liverpool supporters packed into a fanzone set up in the east of the city where the match will be shown on giant screens later. They jumped up and down, chanting: "Allez, Allez, we've conquered all of Europe, from Paris down to Turkey." They were greeted to an appearance on stage by club legend Kenny Dalglish, who scored the winning goal in the 1978 final. "What a wonderful way to finish the season, lifting the...
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Liverpool’s Thiago, Fabinho in travelling squad for Champions League final | Football News – Times of India

Liverpool midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho will be part of the squad that is travelling to Paris for the Champions League final against Real Madrid, the Premier League club said on Friday. Liverpool will face Real in Saturday's final at Stade de France with the Merseyside club looking to win a third trophy this season, having claimed the League Cup and FA Cup. The midfielders were injury concerns for manager Juergen Klopp but the club said they are set to come into contention to return. Thiago resumed training after being forced from the pitch with a muscle issue in the first half of their 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final league game of the season last Sunday, as Liverpool finished second in the table. Fabinho has not featured for the team since sustaining a mus...
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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah out to avenge 2018 final loss against Real Madrid | Football News – Times of India

Mohamed Salah is still pained by the memory of going off injured in the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid and the Liverpool forward said he would use the hurt as motivation when the two sides meet again in Paris on Saturday. Salah had to be substituted in the first half of the final four years ago after being hauled down by Sergio Ramos, with Real going on to win 3-1. "I remember when I went out after 30 minutes or something, it was the worst moment of my career," Salah told reporters on Wednesday. "I was really, really down after that. After the game I knew the result because I was in the hospital. I was like, 'We cannot lose the game in that way.' I never had that feeling before in football." Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the final of Europe's elite club compet...
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Liverpool’s Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Year | Football News – Times of India

Liverpool's Juergen Klopp was recognised for his side's tilt at an unprecedented quadruple this season as he was named the League Managers Association (LMA) and Premier League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup and will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. They came up just short in the Premier League title race, finishing a point behind champions Manchester City. "It's a great honour and it was an insane season," said Klopp. "The last matchday when only two games were meaningless and in the rest, we all played for absolutely everything. It was not the best outcome for us, but we are already over it." Your @BarclaysFooty Manager of the Season...🔴👏 Jurgen Klopp 👏🔴#PLAwards | @LFC https://t.co/EKpk5kf3A9— Premier League (@premier...
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Kylian Mbappe says he spoke with Liverpool before signing PSG extension

Kylian Mbappe said Liverpool were one of the clubs he spoke to before deciding to extend his stay at Paris St Germain, and that he had also met with the Premier League side in 2017 when he was still at Monaco. Mbappe had been widely tipped to join Real Madrid this summer but stunned the Spanish champions by signing a contract extension until 2025 with PSG last week. Juergen Klopp said earlier this month that Liverpool were interested in Mbappe and the player said there had been some contact. “We talked a little bit, but not too much,” Mbappe told the Daily Telegraph. “I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you will have to ask her. “It’s a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a...
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Man City retain Premier League title with a dramatic late comeback win against Aston Villa | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City retained the Premier League title in the most dramatic of fashion as they hauled themselves back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 with three goals in the final 15 minutes on Sunday. Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to score twice with Rodri also on target as Pep Guardiola's men held off Liverpool's title charge to win the league by a point. As it happened: Man City vs Aston VillaIn scenes reminiscent of the first of City's now six league titles in 11 seasons when Sergio Aguero scored a 93rd minute winner to deny Manchester United the title on goal difference, the champions produced a remarkable comeback at the Etihad. Goals from Matty Cash and former Liverpool favourite Philippe Coutinho looked set to gift the Reds the title. Jurgen Klopp's men did thei...
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Premier League Highlights: Manchester City defend title, stage dramatic comeback from two goals behind

Premier League Live: Klopp and Guardiola’s legacy will be beyond titles and numbers At the final whistle of the first duel between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the English Premier League, a scrappy game Liverpool nailed 1-0 at Anfield in December 2016, the DJ played out the Starship track Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now. Nothing, though, seemed to suggest the mesmerising brand of football both managers would produce to enchant the world over the next five years. The match was a turgid affair with just three shots on goal. City finished third that season, Liverpool just behind them. The steering of English football seemed secure in the hands of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, runaway leaders, and the emerging Mauricio Pochettino. Klopp and Guardiola were afterthoughts than protagonists that sea...
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Premier League most satisfying and difficult trophy to win, says Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said winning the Premier League title is more satisfying than the Champions League with the Spaniard out to dampen his disappointment at missing out in Europe by clinching a fourth English top flight crown. City lead Liverpool by a point heading into the final round of the season on Sunday and Guardiola has the opportunity to clinch the title on home turf for the first time when they welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola said he was not dismissing the Champions League, admitting they would "love to be in Paris" playing in next week's final, but added that winning a title over 38 games was more satisfying as it was "more difficult". "A lot of weeks, a lot of games we struggle with injuries, good and bad moments, different situations. The ...
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Liverpool’s Klopp has ‘no reason’ to talk to Gerrard before title climax | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he'd no intention of contacting club great Steven Gerrard to offer words of encouragement before the climax to a thrilling Premier League title race this weekend. Klopp's much-changed side beat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday to move just one point behind leaders Manchester City with one match to play. Liverpool, seeking to become champions for the second time in three seasons, complete their campaign at home to Wolves on Sunday, hoping an Aston Villa team now managed by Gerrard can do them a major favour away to City. Klopp is confident Villa, who also host relegation-threatened Burnley on Thursday, have sufficient motivation of their own to pull off a shock result at the Etihad Stadium. "No, of course not," replied the German, when asked if he pl...
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How Gerrard can win Liverpool the title when his Aston Villa face Man City in season finale

If Liverpool goes on to win the Premier League title this season then they will require a huge helping hand from Steven Gerrard and his Aston Villa. Villa will be travelling to Manchester City next Sunday and if they manage to take points from the final Premier League game then the trophy will be lifted by Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Reds are currently four points behind Man City with a game in hand which will be played on Tuesday night at Southampton. Their final match is against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Commenting on the possible scenario, former England footballer and current sports broadcaster, Gary Lineker tweeted, “What a finale to the season,” after Man City’s draw against West Ham. “Could Steven Gerrard finally win the Premier League title for LFC?” What a finale to the season. Co...
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Liverpool beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Liverpool won an absorbing English FA Cup final on Saturday as they prevailed 6-5 in a penalty shootout after the Wembley showpiece somehow ended 0-0 after extra time. Subtitute Kostas Tsimikas slotted the winning penalty after Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta's had hit the post and Alisson had saved Mason Mount's effort. As it happened: Chelsea vs LiverpoolLiverpool's Sadio Mane also missed. It was a carbon copy of the League Cup final in February, which Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties after that game also finished goalless. Saturday's win means Liverpool remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies. They are three points behind Manchester City in the Premier League race with two games to go and meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28. !(functi...
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Liverpool desperate for FA Cup success, says manager Juergen Klopp | Football News – Times of India

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his squad was not deep enough to challenge for multiple trophies earlier in his reign as they look to end a long FA Cup drought in Saturday's final against Chelsea. The Merseyside club advanced to the FA Cup final for the first time under Klopp, who took over at Anfield in 2015, and are chasing an unprecedented quadruple this season having already won the League Cup in February. Liverpool, seven-times FA Cup winners, beat Manchester City to reach their 15th final but their first in 10 years, and have not lifted the trophy since 2006. While Liverpool have won the Premier League and Champions League in previous seasons under Klopp, the German had not managed to lead them past the fifth round of the FA Cup before the current campaign. "It was never that...