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Why Liverpool will/won't go unbeaten in the Premier League

Liverpool could seal a record-equalling 18th consecutive league win vs. Man United on Sunday, but can they go the whole season unbeaten?

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How realistic are the Allegri to Man United rumours?

Julien Laurens questions Man United making a managerial change with rumours of the club pursuing Max Allegri.

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India salvage a point, while Bangladesh make one

Bangladesh came to India unknown, unappreciated, underestimated. They return having changed all that.

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Fans star as insipid 'Indiaaaaa' revert to normal

Though India were below par against Bangladesh, the fans in Kolkata showed how much they can get behind their side even on a bad day.

Ratings: Shaky Sandhu 3/10 as India drop points at home again

Adil Khan's late goal saved India's blushes in a largely disappointing display against Bangladesh.

Barcelona

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Messi's Barcelona debut, by those who were there in 2004

Lionel Messi didn't look the part at 17, making his Barcelona first-team debut, but the way he played made people realize he was special

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Looking back on 15 years of Lionel Messi

On Lionel Messi's 15th anniversary of his La Liga debut, Steve Nicol waxes lyrical on his career to date.

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Messi gets the Cirque du Soleil treatment: A surreal tribute to the Barca legend

"We don't want to celebrate him like a God, we don't want to worship him and he has the same feelings as well." Inside the surreal Messi10.

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European Championship Qualifiers

France haven't looked this bad since before they won World Cup

France would have hoped to secure their spot in Euro 2020 over the October international break but familiar flaws got in their way.

English Premier League

Luck Index: Liverpool's lead should be half what it is

We're eight games into the Premier League season, and the ESPN Luck Index shows that Liverpool's lead at the top should be just four points rather than eight.

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Transfer talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Spurs poised for Isco if Eriksen makes Madrid exit

If Christian Eriksen heads to Real Madrid, the Spurs will make a run for Spanish star Isco. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Next stop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Fiorentina?

The FC crew examine how Zlatan Ibrahimovic would fit in at Fiorentina should he depart LA Galaxy this January.

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Looking back on 15 years of Lionel Messi

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How should Mbappe handle Real Madrid's interest?

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Alexis Sanchez's injury 'a huge blow' for Inter

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How realistic are the Allegri to Man United rumours?

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Next stop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Fiorentina?

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How the Catalonia protests may impact La Liga

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Marcotti: Lots of cautious excitement surrounding Italy

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Response to racism in Bulgaria is 'unprecedented'

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Nicol: Spain lacked a cutting edge vs. Sweden

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Top 5 Golden Boy candidates

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Why Neymar's injury isn't a major setback for PSG

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Portugal still 'trying to find balance' after Ukraine defeat

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The Toe Poke

Barca vs. Real Madrid in Buenos Aires? Alternative Clasico venues

With the Oct. 26 Clasico in doubt due to ongoing political protests in Catalonia, here are some other places Barcelona and Real Madrid could play.

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