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Qarabag – from wartime exile to the Champions League

Qarabag – from wartime exile to the Champions League

Dundalk are in Azerbaijan for the second leg of their second round Champions League qualifier with Qarabag, a side that has gone from losing their home to war, to becoming regulars in the group stages of European soccer. The Lilywhites' opponents are now the dominant force in the Azerbaijani Premier League, having won six successive…
Dest continuing to make most of Ajax first team chances

Dest continuing to make most of Ajax first team chances

By: Larry Henry Jr. | 5 hours ago Sergino Dest has continued to prove his worth with the Ajax first team. The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defender made his third start of the season in all competitions on Saturday, playing the full 90 minutes in Ajax’s 4-1 Eredivisie win over VVV Venlo. It was…
Champions League Round-Up: Ajax Draw Blank, Olympiakos Take Healthy Lead & Other First Leg Results

Champions League Round-Up: Ajax Draw Blank, Olympiakos Take Healthy Lead & Other First Leg...

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Eamonn Sweeney: ‘We’re behind Liechtenstein, Albania, North Macedonia and Moldova. League of Ireland clubs are Eurotrash’

Eamonn Sweeney: ‘We’re behind Liechtenstein, Albania, North Macedonia and Moldova. League of Ireland clubs...

The League of Ireland is my Frankie. When I write about it I know what Joe means when he says, "when it's your brother sometimes you look the other way." I agree with him that when "a man turns his back on his family he ain't no friend of mine." All the same, I know…
Leeds to beat Brentford in midweek Championship battle?

Leeds to beat Brentford in midweek Championship battle?

By Derek Bilton Gab Marcotti rates the likelihood that Inter Milan and Man United are able to agree a deal on Alexis Sanchez before the end of the transfer window. Another fine weekend for the column as our treble won while we also called Rennes' shock win over PSG in Ligue 1 at 13/2. There's…
Eamonn Sweeney: ‘Our league is football’s Eurotrash’

Eamonn Sweeney: ‘Our league is football’s Eurotrash’

The League of Ireland is my Frankie. When I write about it I know what Joe means when he says, "when it's your brother sometimes you look the other way." I agree with him that when "a man turns his back on his family he ain't no friend of mine." All the same, I know…
Football: Spurs midfielder Nkoudou seals Besiktas move

Football: Spurs midfielder Nkoudou seals Besiktas move

Sport FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - October 22, 2017 Tottenham's Georges-Kevin Nkoudou before the match Action Images via Reuters/Matthew
Champions League 2019 Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule for 3rd Qualifying Fixtures

Champions League 2019 Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule for 3rd Qualifying Fixtures

Soccrates Images/Getty ImagesAjax return to the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday as they enter in the third qualifying round and face Greek Super League winners PAOK.Eredivisie champions Ajax lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of this competition last season, but they'll be wary of suffering a premature slip-up before they even reach the play-offs…
Lilywhites manager concedes his side ‘deserved’ to lose

Lilywhites manager concedes his side ‘deserved’ to lose

Perth: ‘We will bounce back’. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile Down, but not out. After management said their piece in the Dundalk dressing room, senior players chimed into the post-mortem that followed a draining experience for the League of Ireland champions. "They see it as half-time in their European adventure," said Dundalk boss Vinny Perth, a…
How Linfield are two Europa League wins away from a £4m cash bonanza – Belfast Telegraph

How Linfield are two Europa League wins away from a £4m cash bonanza –...

Linfield manager David Healy got a special cake to mark his 40th birthday on Monday. Linfield will enter tonight's Europa League tie against FK Sutjeska in Montenegro (7.15pm) knowing the pathway to a potential £4m windfall lies ahead. Already in Europe this season, the Blues have earned £1m in Uefa prize money - the most…

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Schone: ‘Genoa the right decision’

Lasse Schone explains why he decided to leave Ajax for Genoa. “It’s the right decision for us as a family and for me as a football player.” The Denmark international was a key figure in the side that reached the Champions League semi-final last season, eliminating Juventus along the way. This morning, he signed a…

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