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ES Setif
Western Sydney Wanderers
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Borussia Dortmund
VfL Wolfsburg
LIVE 90' +2'
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San Lorenzo
Auckland City
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AFC Bournemouth
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Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United
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Real Sociedad
Real Oviedo
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Arsene Wenger's hidden gem


Ligue 1 is the most exciting title race in Europe at the moment

ESPN FC's Stuart Holden contends that Chelsea has better chemistry in midfield than PSG.

The French are not known for being particularly good at suspense. We are quite a predictable bunch as my British wife will often remind me.

Our back catalogue of films consist of many a twisted love story with a psychological edge, our best writers philosophize and give social commentary and our general elections are a one horse race where politicians make predictable comebacks. However our football is different. We've done suspense pretty well over the last few years, even more so this year.


 By Jim Daly

Ashley Cole has a place in Palace hearts but Roma version is not needed

Ashley Cole impressed while on loan at Crystal Palace in 2000 and has been linked with a return to the club.

Way back in May 2000 when there was barely any coverage of anything outside the Premier League, Wimbledon were still a team and when Alan Shearer had hair, Palace were in trouble. Big trouble.

The team had been in administration for an entire season, had sold off all their good players and replaced them with a bunch of kids barely out of secondary school. Somehow, though, they were still in a chance of avoiding relegation to what was known as the Second Division.

To fill the gaps in the squad, Palace...

There's reason to hold out hope that Garcia's full FIFA report will be released

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti reacts to the news that Michael Garcia lost his appeal to FIFA regarding his ethics report.

You may be bored stiff already by the reporting on FIFA, their ethics investigator Michael Garcia and German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert.

You may be among those who jumped to the conclusion that all football governance is corrupt, there is no way out and that rather than reading this, your time is better spent doing something more valuable, like looking up players who made dubious fashion choices in their youth (here's Ivan Rakitic. ... Enjoy!)

If that's the case, I don't blame you....

 By John Cross

Arsene Wenger has unearthed a gem in Hector Bellerin

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Craig Burley and Stuart Holden are in agreement the pressure is piled on Liverpool ahead of their Capital One Cup match against Bournemouth, with a clash against Arsenal looming.

Arsene Wenger may have unearthed a little gem when he least expected it. The Arsenal boss almost found his hand was forced into playing rookie full-back Hector Bellerin against Newcastle last Saturday because of the club's ongoing injury problems, but the young Spaniard showed a determination and desire that made you think he's got what it takes to eventually become a first-team regular.

Perhaps Bellerin's greatest asset is his lightning pace. He's so fast, in fact, that he beat Theo Walcott's time...

 By Michael Cox

How David De Gea has become one of the Premier League's best goalkeepers

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to discuss the future of David de Gea, after the Spanish goalkeeper starred in the team's 3-0 win over Liverpool in the Premier League.

Hopefully, David De Gea's right leg will still be slightly sore following the save he made from Mario Balotelli towards the end of Manchester United's 3-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. For one of De Gea's predecessors in the Manchester United goal, that pain represented one of the best feelings as a goalkeeper.

Peter Schmeichel remains the man every Manchester United goalkeeper is compared to, and he was famed for spreading his body, using every part of his anatomy to deny opposition strikers...

 By David Mooney

Forgotten man Scott Sinclair could be worth a gamble at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was left to rue injuries to captain Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko, adding a sour note to their 1-0 win at Leicester in the Premier League.

In the aftermath of Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Leicester last Saturday, boss Manuel Pellegrini didn't face too many questions about the performance or the game itself. In fact, in his postmatch news conference, discussion of the fixture took up something in the region of one or two minutes and nothing more.

It was pretty much a sideshow to the bigger issue that faces the Blues ahead of one of the busiest periods of the season.

After Edin Dzeko limped out of the warm-up, the manager was left...