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Tottenham 4-0 Ludogorets: Vinicius off the mark as Winks nets outrageous 54-yard lob
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Tottenham 4-0 Ludogorets: Vinicius off the mark as Winks nets outrageous 54-yard lob

Two goals from Carlos Vinicius and a long-range strike from Harry Winks helped Tottenham to a big win over Ludogorets in the Europa League. Carlos Vinicius scored twice as Tottenham claimed a comfortable 4-0 win over Ludogorets and edged closer to a place in the Europa League knockout stage. Brazilian striker Vinicius, on a season-long loan from Benfica, netted for Spurs for the first time with two clinical finishes in a one-sided match on Thursday. But the pick of the goals belonged to Harry Winks, as a spectacular long-range effort drifted over Ludogorets goalkeeper Plamen Iliev from 53.7 yards, before Lucas Moura added a fourth with a crisp finish.
Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham: Kane scores 200th goal in routine win
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Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham: Kane scores 200th goal in routine win

Harry Kane scored one and set up another in his 45 minutes on the pitch against Ludogorets, reaching 200 Tottenham goals in the process. Harry Kane scored his 200th Tottenham goal in a comfortable 3-1 Europa League victory over Ludogorets at the Huvepharma Arena on Thursday. Captaining the team on his 300th appearance in all competitions, Kane became the third Spurs player to score a double century of goals when he headed in Lucas Moura's corner in the 13th minute. The England international and Lucas then reversed roles for the latter to double the scoring after the half-hour mark, with Jose Mourinho's decision to make seven changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp in their previous Group J outing paying dividends.
Brazilian Footballer, Wanderson Cristaldo Farias Rushes To Kiss Wife After Scoring, Then The Goal Gets Disallowed
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Brazilian Footballer, Wanderson Cristaldo Farias Rushes To Kiss Wife After Scoring, Then The Goal Gets Disallowed

The hilarious moment a Brazilian footballer rushes to kiss his wife after scoring a goal that was almost immediately disallowed was captured in a video now going viral. The footballer, Wanderson Cristaldo Farias jumped into the crowd to kiss his wife after he scored a goal, only to find out that the goal had been disallowed once he ran back on to the pitch. Farias thought he had opened the scoring for Bulgarian side Ludogorets in their First Division game against Slavia Sofia and excitedly ran off the pitch to kiss find his wife. Delighted, his wife hurried down the stairsto meet the midfielder. The moment she arrived at pitch level, the beaming pair leaned over the advertising hoarding, exchanged some brief words and shared a passionate kiss. Sadly, his joy was short lived...
Liverpool’s Return To UCL Shows That Klopp Must Go Full Throttle
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Liverpool’s Return To UCL Shows That Klopp Must Go Full Throttle

It has only been three years since the Reds last sampled Champions League football, yet it feels like an eternity for a club which has seen so much change since Brendan Rodgers last guided them there. On the back of a second-place finish that promised the dawn of a a new era, Luis Suarez was sold, over £100m was spent and Rodgers lasted just over a year. It was Liverpool's first venture into the Champions League in five years, and much was expected of a young side who had come so close to a shock league title win. But the upheaval that arrived in the summer of 2014 rocked a tight-knit side that had been on an upward curve. Nine players were brought in for a total of £117m, Mario Balotelli the most eye-catching of them all, but they failed to fill the considerable Suarez-shaped ...
Mane, Salah & Liverpool’s Attack Will Take Europe By Storm
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Mane, Salah & Liverpool’s Attack Will Take Europe By Storm

This very week three years ago, the withdrawal symptoms had finally abated with the iconic anthem echoing around Anfield again as Liverpool returned to "the main event." It was the moment Steven Gerrard had been “craving” after consuming Champions League football as a spectator rather than a participant for four seasons, during which he was filled with “jealousy and envy.” And, typically, it was the captain that ensured the Merseysiders edged Ludogorets on matchday one with a penalty at the death after Mario Balotelli’s fine hold-off and finish was cancelled out by Dani Abalo on 91 minutes. That home test against the Bulgarians was considered Liverpool’s easiest fixture in a group that also consisted of Basel and Real Madrid, but they toiled, requiring late drama to get over the l...
Arsenal Face Cologne, Red Star Belgrade in Europa League
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Arsenal Face Cologne, Red Star Belgrade in Europa League

Arsenal face a tricky Europa League group stage with ties against Cologne and Red Star Belgrade as Arsene Wenger’s side play in Europe’s second-tier competition for the first time since 1997. The Gunners were also paired with Belarus club Bate Borisov in Friday’s draw, but it was kinder to another European giant, AC Milan, who face Austria Vienna, AEK Athens and Rijeka of Croatia. Wayne Rooney’s Everton have a stern test in a group containing French club Lyon, who host the final on May 16. Europa League groups in full Group A: Villarreal, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Astana, Slavia Prague. Group B: Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys, Partizan Belgrade, Skenderbeu. Group C: Braga, Ludogorets, Hoffenheim, Istanbul Basaksehir. Group D: Milan, Austria Vienna, Rijeka, AEK Athens. Group E: Lyo...