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Man City vs. Monaco sets Champions League record Manchester City's enthralling victory over Monaco was every journalist's nightmare. Dimitar Berbatov: '35 is the new 25' Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has rarely rushed things. Keeper's midgame pie sparks gambling probe It started as a hilarious highlight to an otherwise lackluster soccer match: Sutton United's "roly-poly goalie" Wayne Shaw caught snacking on a pie during the second half of the club's FA Cup match against Arsenal. FA Cup hero revels in 'miracle' win It's back to reality for Lincoln City -- having toppled Premier League opposition in a major FA Cup upset, the English team faces a trip to fellow non-league side North Ferriby United on Tuesday. Whose skills would you choose? Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Everybody has their favorite player, but could choose skills from more than one and create an unbeatable superstar?
ROI: Premier League's best-value signings David and Goliath game: In numbers When Sutton United hosts Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round Saturday, it will be one of the greatest disparities in football history. Real's 'Lucky Luka': Tie far from over Since Luka Modric signed for Real Madrid in 2012, the club hasn't gone a year without winning a trophy. End of the road for Arsenal's manager? Even in the litany of recent Arsenal disappointments, this felt like Arsene Wenger's nadir. PSG goalkeeper's 'perfect match' Few face the most feared attacking triumvirate in football and escape unscathed ... but PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp did exactly that.
Brain disease found in former players Four former soccer players who had advanced forms of dementia were also found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a study published Tuesday. Playing on 'the ruins of Aleppo' For football fans in Aleppo, a recent match provided a fleeting glimpse at what life used to look like. Cameroon shocks Egypt in final Cameroon's preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations could hardly have been worse. AFCON 2017: Ghana misery continues If the third-place playoff occupies a somewhat unusual position in modern footbal -- arguably the game no team wants to play in -- it has become all too familiar territory for Ghana. How the Maracana became a 'ghost' stadium It is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and was a showpiece venue for the Rio Olympics, but six months on from the Summer Games the iconic Maracana looks like more ghostly than glitzy.
Cameroon stuns Ghana to reach final Cameroon shocked Ghana Thursday to book its place in the AFCON 2017 final. The top 25 January transfers The Chinese Super League is now making more big money signings than La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga. Meanwhile, one English second division club has spent more on new players this window than Real Madrid and Barcelona combined. Keeper, 44, puts Egypt in final The footballing pasts of Egypt and Burkina Faso could hardly be more different. Chapecoense draws in competitive return Chapecoense played its first comeptitive match since the plane crash which wiped out the majority of its team, taking on Joinville in the first match of the Primeira Liga. Burkina Faso advances to semis