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Manchester City’s ‘Invincible’ dream scuppered by Liverpool

(CNN)Enthralling. Wild. But there was plenty of method in the sometimes madcap approach of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool on Sunday as they ended Manchester City's hopes of remaining unbeaten in the English Premier League this season."You can look at this game in a few different ways," said Klopp on US

Katie Nolan on being a sports personality in the digital age

Image: twitter screenshotKatie Nolan works for ESPN, but her Saturday work shift wasn't a typical made-for-TV broadcast. For one, she was seated in an armchair, legs curled up underneath her, and was dressed in a flannel and jeans.  SEE ALSO: How Shea Serrano went from schoolteacher to leader of

Real Madrid to face Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League glamor tie

(CNN)It is a mouthwatering clash which will be the hot topic of football discussions for many months. It is a match which will put Cristiano Ronaldo -- a five-time Ballon d'Or winner and the highest scorer in the tournament's history -- against Neymar, the world's most expensive player.Jay-Jay Okocha

Atletico Madrid fans long for ‘home’ ahead of Madrid Derby

(CNN)"People were simply happier there. It was our home," Antonio lvarez, a lifelong Atletico Madrid fan, says ruefully.The old stadium, in many ways, had come to reflect the team on the pitch; rugged, rough around the edges, but also impressive.Peru face biggest match in a generationThe 'Viking thunder clap'

Denmark book World Cup spot with 5-1 rout over Republic of Ireland

(CNN)The Danes are on their way to the World Cup after midfielder Christian Eriksen led the way with a hat-trick in an emphatic 5-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland in their playoff in Dublin. The Republic had held the Scandinavian team goalless during the first leg, but it

Golden Goal: Ronaldinho for Barcelona v Chelsea (2005) | Daniel Harris

Though football has infinite possibilities, it delivers very few goals unlike any other, but the genius of Ronaldinho found a wayFootball has lots of worthy aims: identity, community, competition and the like. But important though they are, none are felt quite so profoundly as the simple desire to take the

How Didier Drogba and his Ivory Coast teammates helped end a civil war

(CNN)Sinking to their knees, arms draped over each other's shoulders, footballers for Ivory Coast's national team began to plead with their fans and fellow Ivorians.Though the scene in the changing room was one of jubilation, the players had more pressing concerns on their minds.Peru face biggest match in a

Bibiana Steinhaus: The Bundesliga referee shattering football’s glass ceiling

(CNN)Bibiana Steinhaus had pictured the moment many times before.Follow @cnnsport Football's pioneering woman refereeREAD: Evra in trouble for 'Cantona-style' kickREAD: Zinedine Zidane -- Real Madrid are not 'lost' READ: 'Destiny' against Atletico Madrid in the Champions LeagueREAD: Liverpool star Dejan Lovren reveals 'disgusting' social media death threatSexism on the

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