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Sundowns cruise, Chiefs crushed in CAF Champions League

South African clubs had vastly contrasting fortunes in the CAF Champions League Sunday (February 28) with Mamelodi Sundowns romping to a four-goal victory and Kaizer Chiefs suffering a four-goal hiding. Themba Zwane scored twice as Sundowns took advantage of Algerian...

Serie A – Lukaku, Inter on a roll

by Emmeline MOORE Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and set up another in Inter Milan's 3-0 win over Genoa on Sunday (February 28) to keep their title push on track ahead of city rivals AC Milan, who beat Roma...

Bundesliga – Freiburg pile misery on Leverkusen, Schalke perform mass clear-out

Bayer Leverkusen's miserable run of form continued Sunday (February 28) as they fell to a shock 2-1 home defeat to Freiburg thanks to a brilliant second-half performance from Lucas Hoeler. Having topped the Bundesliga in December, Leverkusen are now five...

Last-gasp winner caps fightback as Leipzig keep pace with Bayern

A last-gasp Alexander Sorloth goal sealed RB Leipzig's dramatic 3-2 comeback win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday and kept them in the thick of the Bundesliga title race. Leipzig fought back with second-half goals by Christopher Nkunku and...

Arsenal hit back to beat Leicester, Bale stars for Spurs

Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive 3-1 win, while the revitalised Gareth Bale struck twice in Tottenham's 4-0 rout of Burnley on Sunday. Mikel Arteta's side fell behind to...

Jorge Sampaoli named as new coach of French crisis club Marseille

Marseille have appointed Jorge Sampaoli as their new coach, the troubled French club's American owner Frank McCourt announced in a statement on Friday. Sampaoli, a much-travelled Argentine, replaces Andre Villas-Boas who was suspended on February 2. McCourt, who promised "profound changes"...

Bundesliga wrap Saturday Match day 25: Bayern thrash Köln as Leipzing complete improbable comeback

Bayern Munich returned to winning ways in the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-1 thrashing of FC Köln as the Bundesliga entered match day 25.Bayern Munich took the lead on 18 minutes as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting met Leon Goretzka’s...

Mbappe on target twice in PSG cruise

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his tally to 18 goals in Ligue 1 this season as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 4-0 victory at bottom club Dijon on Saturday (February 27) to keep the pressure on leaders Lille...

EPL: Man City stride clear, Brighton pay the penalty amid refereeing chaos

Manchester City's centre-backs Ruben Dias and John Stones both struck as the Premier League leaders beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday, while West Brom enlivened the battle to beat the drop with a controversial 1-0 win over Brighton in...

Bundesliga: Last-gasp winner caps fightback as Leipzig keep pace with Bayern

A last-gasp Alexander Sorloth goal sealed RB Leipzig's dramatic 3-2 comeback win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday and kept them in the thick of the Bundesliga title race. Leipzig fought back with second-half goals by Christopher Nkunku and...