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Conte: Lukaku and Lautaro must improve to be compared to the greats
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Conte: Lukaku and Lautaro must improve to be compared to the greats

The Nerazzurri duo are in fine form this season but the coach says they must do even more if they are to be compared to the best Antonio Conte says Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez can still improve as Inter prepare to face Shakhtar Donetsk once again. The Nerazzurri made light work of Shakhtar in their previous meeting, winning 5-0 in the Europa League semi-final in August. Lukaku and Martinez each scored twice in that emphatic victory in Dusseldorf as they became the first Inter striker duo to hit at least 20 goals each in a single season since Adriano and Obafemi Martins in 2004-05.
How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great
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How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great

Teammates at Inter Milan called him a mix between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian Ronaldo - but just as he was reaching his peak, heartbreaking news changed his life forever. "He got a phone call from Brazil: 'Adri, dad is dead'," said Inter legend Javier Zanetti of pre-season training in 2004. "I saw him in his room, he threw the phone and started screaming. You couldn't imagine that kind of scream... I get goosebumps even to this day." The striker had become a national hero just weeks earlier. An injury-time equaliser in a Copa America final against Argentina ultimately led to Brazil's victory. It was a standard Adriano screamer - turning to rifle the ball home with a left foot that could either be a magic wand or a rocket launcher. It was the stuff of childhood dreams, short...
From Ridiculous To Sublime, Tite Turns Brazil Around
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From Ridiculous To Sublime, Tite Turns Brazil Around

No one could have imagined just how influential the former Corinthians coach would be but nine wins in 10 World Cup qualifiers are just reward for a return to the form that won them a record five World Cup titles. "There is no questioning the enormous quality of Brazil's players, Tite and backroom staff," the normally cautious former World Cup winner Tostao wrote before the final two qualifiers against Bolivia and Chile. "The team is ready." Tite retained several players who had misfired under Luiz Felipe Scolari during the 2014 World Cup and his successor Dunga but he transformed their front line with the introduction of attack-minded youngsters Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus. In midfield he recalled Paulinho and Renato Augusto, his former charges at Corinthians. With Real Madrid...
Alexis Sanchez Could Face Jail Term For Tax Evasion
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Alexis Sanchez Could Face Jail Term For Tax Evasion

Alexis Sanchez is being investigated by Barcelona’s Public Prosecutor for evading almost £900,000 in tax in 2012 and 2013.. Catalan newspaper El Periodico say that Sanchez, who is the sixth Barcelona player to be accused of tax evasion, has been accused of ‘actively withholding’ taxes during his time at Barcelona. Prosecutor Miguel Angel Perez de Gregorio is said to have signed a complaint against the Chilean, who spent three seasons at the Nou Camp before joining the Gunners in the summer of 2014. El Periodico claim that Sanchez failed to pay tax due on his image rights after simulating the transfer of them to Numidia Trading, a company based in Malta. It is said that the 27-year-old evaded £530,000 (587,677 euros) of tax in 2012 and £357,000 (395,766 euros) in 2013 after hiding t...