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Premier League/England

Super Robert Pirès | These Football Times
The rarest of talents, at his best Robert Pirès was a joy to behold, often unplayable, and the man Arsène Wenger called Arsenal’s “oil in the engine”

Liverpool John Lennon Airport: Private plane overshoots runway - BBC News
A jet that skidded off the runway at Liverpool Airport was carrying one of the owners of Liverpool FC.

Jordon Ibe to face trial over crashing Bentley into coffee shop | UK news | The Guardian
I mean, we’ve all been there, right #relatable

Tired, worn Old Trafford a symbol of Manchester United’s faded grandeur | Football | The Guardian
The stadium was once a jewel, but now it needs an urgent upgrade as Tottenham and others lead the way.


Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo aggravated after fan runs onto pitch
Security at the BayArena in Leverkusen should take a good long look at its practices.

Champions League’s full English another staging post in march of the superclubs | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
For the third year in a row all the Premier League clubs are in the last 16, with Manchester City perhaps the most likely winners.

Atlético Madrid ease past Lokomotiv Moscow despite Trippier penalty miss | Football | The Guardian
Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow guaranteed them a place in the Champions league last 16.

Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli name former AC Milan boss as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor - BBC Sport
Napoli appoint Gennaro Gattuso as head coach following the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Ryan Sessegnon scores on full debut as Spurs lose - BBC Sport
Ryan Sessegnon cannot prevent Spurs from losing to Bayern Munich in their final Champions League group game.

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Atalanta: Italian side reach Champions League last 16 - BBC Sport
Champion League debutants Atalanta reach the knockout stages after losing their first three games.


Michael Bradley to re-sign with Toronto FC on reported TAM deal | Pro Soccer USA
The new deal would involve TAM and free up a designated player slot.

Next MLS TV rights deal could be make or break for U.S. league - World Soccer Talk
An industry analyst estimates that the MLS expansion fees could increase from $200 million to as much as $600 million, because the TV revenue numbers don’t work otherwise.


Fifa is advised to take legal action against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini - BBC Sport
Football's world governing body is advised to launch legal action to recover more £1.5m.

MLS players and their cleats: Answering common questions about footwear with Atlanta United’s equipment manager – The Athletic ($)
From sponsor restrictions to what to do with a growing pile of old boots, there’s a lot to consider around what pros wear on their feet.