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Bayer Leverkusen crash out of DFB Pokal to third-tier club on penalties

Lotte came back from a goal down twice and beat Leverkusen in penalties to advance to the third round of the German Cup.
Lotte's Kevin Freiberger went for the audacious panenka penalty, but his attempt went down terribly.

Bayer Leverkusen were dealt a stunning second-round exit from the DFB Pokal as they fell to third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte on penalties on Tuesday.

The minnows -- who were only promoted to the 3. Liga for the first time in May -- held on with 10 men to force the game to penalties at 2-2 and survived the shootout 4-3 despite missing their first two attempts.

Leverkusen took a 25th-minute lead through Kevin Volland but defender Roberto Hilbert turned the ball into his own net to give the hosts...

Wigan target Ryan Giggs for manager after sacking Gary Caldwell - sources

Former MLS manager Steve Nicol gives reasons why Ryan Giggs should stay in the Premier League for his first manager job.
Craig Burley has no sympathy for Wayne Rooney and says better players simply have taken his place.

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Wigan Athletic, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

Wigan are searching for a new manager after Gary Caldwell was sacked on Tuesday, with the club second from bottom of the Championship.

Meanwhile, sources also said Giggs is keen to begin his career as a full-time manager and is open to offers.

Giggs is currently out of work after ending his long association with United in the summer following the arrival...

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Valencia bottle thrower implies Barcelona players feigned contact

Andres Iniesta suffered a brutal injury early, while Messi saved the day scoring the game-winning penalty at the death.
Barcelona won late against Valencia, despite losing Iniesta to injury, Luis Enrique says it shows the team's quality.
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The 17-year-old who threw a bottle onto the Mestalla pitch on Saturday that hit Barcelona players Neymar and Luis Suarez has written a letter to Valencia radio acknowledging his mistake and accusing Neymar of provocation, according to Spanish media reports.

La Liga president Javier Tebas said that Barcelona players provoked Valencia supporters during the Catalan side's dramatic 3-2 win at the Mestalla at the weekend and implied that the Barcelona players even faked injury over the bottle thrown.


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Real Madrid offered Santos a friendly in 2011 Neymar bid - report

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the details of Neymar's lucrative new five-year contract with Barcelona.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique looks ahead to the trip to Valencia and what Neymar's new contract means for the club.
Alejandro Moreno and Mark Donaldson wonder if Neymar is better off at Barcelona or leaving the shadow of Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid in 2012 offered Brazil club Santos a deal to host the Spanish Primera Division club for a friendly at their new stadium in exchange for the signature of rising star Neymar, according to Brazil newspaper Globo Esporte.

Neymar's initial transfer to Barcelona in 2013 is currently under investigation by Spanish prosecutors based on a complaint filed by investment company DIS, which claims it is due more money for the transaction.

Neymar, 24, has recently signed a new five-year contract at...

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Eric Bailly aiming to return from knee injury for Man United in two months

Pep Guardiola doesn't think Manchester United's recent poor form will affect the game when the pair meet in the EFL Cup.
Craig Burley steams up at the wretched state Jose Mourinho and Manchester United currently find themselves in.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly says he hopes to return to action "before two months."

Bailly, who has impressed at Old Trafford since his summer move from Villarreal, limped off after 52 minutes of Sunday's defeat to Chelsea with a knee injury, and manager Jose Mourinho said "I am afraid he is badly injured."

But on Tuesday, Bailly thanked fans for their support on social media and said that he was aiming for a return around the holiday fixtures.

Wigan sack Gary Caldwell after one win in 12 Championship games

Gary Caldwell has moved on.

Wigan have sacked manager Gary Caldwell but chairman David Sharpe admitted it was "the toughest decision'' of his tenure.

Caldwell guided the Latics to the League One title last term but they have struggled on their return to the second tier.

Wigan, currently 23rd in the Championship, have won just two league games this term and the decision was made to end Caldwell's 18-month stint in charge at the DW Stadium.

Sharpe, who took over as chairman from his grandfather Dave Whelan in March last year,...