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Alavés revel in beautiful madness and pile pressure on Lopetegui's Madrid | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian
Manu García’s last-gasp goal gave Alavés their first home win over Real since 1931.

Eden Hazard torn between new Chelsea contract and ‘dream’ Real Madrid move | Football | The Guardian
Eden Hazard has cast fresh doubt over his future after revealing that he is torn between signing a new contract at Chelsea and pursuing his dream of playing for Real Madrid.

Premier League stats: Manchester City could improve on last season, says Gracenote - BBC Sport
Manchester City may be even better now than the team who earned a Premier League record 100 points, football analysts at Gracenote suggest.

Manchester United: Are the players trying for Jose Mourinho? - BBC Sport
Is there any validity to pundit claims the Manchester United players have stopped putting in the effort for their manager?

Fran Kirby humbled to be compared to Marta but calls for England ruthlessness | Football | The Guardian
Fran Kirby praised the confidence-boosting management of Phil Neville.

Three years of Klopp: Liverpool’s systematic shift has left them with only one option | FourFourTwo
After a seismic period of progress, the German must now deliver on his ambition.

Alex Iwobi is thriving for Arsenal under Unai Emery – The Athletic ($)
The Arsenal academy grad doesn't act like a superstar, but he is beginning to play like one.

Eugenie Le Sommer brace sinks Matildas in friendly in France | Football | The Guardian
An understrength Australia suffered a 2-0 defeat against Women’s World Cup hosts France in a friendly in Saint Etienne.

Man United dealt hammer blow after shock De Gea U-turn - Football365
It seemed inevitable that David de Gea would extend his Man United contract. Perhaps not.

England women face litmus test against ‘World Cup dark horses’ Australia | Football | The Guardian
England’s women face another test of their World Cup potential when they face Australia in a friendly at Craven Cottage on Tuesday.