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Atletico Madrid announces death of U14 player

The death was not related to coronavirus.

Atletico Madrid have announced that Christian Minchola, a 14-year-old forward who played for one of the club's youth teams, has died.

Minchola joined Atletico's academy in the 2013-14 season and had most recently played for their U14s in his sixth campaign at the club.

Club sources told ESPN that his death was not connected to coronavirus.

"We are saddened by the tragic news of the passing of our player and we mourn his loss deeply," Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said on Saturday.

"Atletico...

Bayern Munich players take 20% wage hit amid the coronavirus pandemic

Bayern Munich's training session is joined by surprise special guest Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Julien Laurens discusses the various donations made throughout the football world to help tackle Covid-19.
Gab Marcotti reacts to chief executive Christian Seifert's fears surrounding the survival of the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich players will waive 20% of their salaries as Bundesliga clubs brace for the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, the German champions have confirmed to ESPN.

Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin, Cologne, Freiburg and Mainz have all announced that players will partially or completely forgo their salaries.

While many clubs have not revealed the exact hit players will take, Bayern Munich confirmed to ESPN that players would receive 80% of their salaries.

Following...

Coronavirus: Premier League to hold emergency meeting Thursday over season's future

Gab Marcotti outlines the complexities of postponing Euro 2020 until next year due to coronavirus.
Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop feel the correct decision has been made to suspend all major leagues in Europe.

The Premier League will hold a meeting with clubs on Thursday to discuss the fate of the season, an FA spokesperson told ESPN.

On Friday, the league was suspended until April 3 at the earliest after an emergency meeting.

Officials were forced to act when Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hodson-Odoi tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The league's suspension means doubt has been cast over how the 2019-20 season will finish. As it stands, Liverpool are 25 points...

By the numbers: Ole 3-1 Pep, Messi 438-437 Ronaldo

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Arsenal narrowly beat West Ham (1-0) to continue their impressive run of form under Mikel Arteta. Liverpool came from behind to beat Bournemouth (2-1) and tighten that grip on the elusive Premier League trophy. Chelsea dismissed Everton 4-0 while Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 to keep pace with the top four. 

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Manchester United have done the league double over neighbours City for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, last achieving it in 2009-10. In fact,...

Ex-Barca coach Ernesto Valverde prefers Australia to Premier League

Julien Laurens cannot help but feel sad for Ousmane Dembele who is set to miss the rest of the season with injury.
Steve Nicol looks at the options for Barcelona in looking for reinforcements outside the transfer window.

Former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said he would prefer a move to the Australian A-League rather than the Premier League.

Valverde, who won two La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey during his two full seasons at Camp Nou, was sacked in January.

And, despite his impressive trophy-haul in recent seasons, he said he is open to looking outside the top leagues when it comes to making his next managerial move.

"People ask me sometimes: 'How about the Premier League?' and I say: 'Well actually...