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Harrop had scored a hat-trick for United's reserve team at Old Trafford in front of the watching Jose Mourinho on Monday, but the boyhood United supporter said early touches of the ball were crucial to settling his nerves. There is an air of disappointment and expectancy around Old Trafford as Crystal Palace come visiting. The match will be United's 64th and last of the season, and Mourinho used his programme notes on Sunday to blast pundits - including Graeme Souness - who claimed ...
  • Real will treat 15th European Cup final like a first - Ramos

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    It's hard to argue because Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's squad rotation system has netted Madrid the Spanish league title and yet another Champions League final . Dani has won this competition and has four or five years left in his career but I have to exclude this possibility. "The emotions I might feel may be different to a younger player".
  • Buffon eyes final 'fairytale' with Juventus

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    We are living something spectacular, for quite some time now. They will be playing on the same side of the pitch on Saturday, attacking and defending against each other. "It's going to be very open on both sides". While 11-time champions Madrid possess the competition's sharpest attack, Juve boast its meanest defence, having successively shut down the sparkling attacks of Barcelona and Monaco en route to Cardiff .
  • Jake Guentzel Sets NHL Rookie Record with Game-Winner in Game 2

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    Subban sure isn't letting it show. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne sits on the ice after being scored on by Jake Guentzel in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final . Murray is now 5-1 with a 1.54 GAA and.943 save percentage since returning to the lineup after suffering a lower-body injury in warmups for Game 1 of the Penguins' first-round series against the Blue Jackets.
  • CL Final 2017: Juve's Allegri fires warning at Real Madrid

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    Real arrive in Cardiff already on a high after winning the Spanish title for the first time in five years. Since the reincarnation of Europe's top competition in 1993, no team has ever managed to win the trophy in consecutive years, with AC Milan the last team to do so in 1989 and 1990 when it was the European Cup.
  • 2000 police officers deployed for Champions League final

    2000 police officers deployed for Champions League final

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    All the trophies, and all the victories we've had this year, have been a sort of training for tomorrow. Juventus will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday at National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff . Gianluigi Buffon has collected every major prize in club soccer, except the Champions League . Zidane , 44, has already led his team to glory in La Liga, ending a five-year league title drought, as well as the Club World Cup and European Super Cup.
  • Guentzel shines again as Pens pull clear of Preds in Game Two

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    This was the first time this has happened during a Stanley Cup Finals since the National Hockey League began recording shots in 1957-58, and this allowed Nashville to score one in the second. The Predators rallied to tie before Guentzel's go-ahead goal with 3:17 remaining put the Penguins ahead to stay. In Game 2 , those goals game in the form of a backhand in the first period that Guentzel squeezed through the tightest of spaces past Pekka Rinne and a quick shot off a rebound.
  • After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim

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    In 2013, the Heat lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Spurs before recovering to win a thrilling seven game series. When LeBron won it all in the 2012, 2013, and 2016 National Basketball Association seasons, his team loss Game 1 in all three of those Finals series.
  • Tony Adams 'prayed' Arsene Wenger would quit Arsenal after FA Cup win

    Tony Adams 'prayed' Arsene Wenger would quit Arsenal after FA Cup win

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    This means that the 67-year-old's tenure at the North London outfit will extend to at least 23 years. We'll regroup and plan for next season'. "We want to support this way (of playing) all together". "You don't fire good people, you don't fire people who are world-class, you don't fire people who are driven to improve". "We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere".
  • Terry Frei Out at Denver Post After Racial Takuma Sato Tweet

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    Sato secured his - and Japan's - first Indy 500 win at his eighth attempt at the Brickyard after emerging victorious from an 11-lap battle with three-time victor Hélio Castroneves , rookie Ed Jones and Max Chilton. "I apologize to Takuma Sato ", Frei continued. His employer also sent out an apology Sunday before announcing Monday that he was no longer with the paper.
  • Juve must be "fiendish" to beat Real, says Allegri

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    In the return game , Bayern was able to match the first-leg result over 90 minutes. If battle-hardened teams featuring athletes who thrive in pressure situations, and who have all tasted the agony of defeat and bathed in the euphoria of victory is your cup of tea, then Saturday's Champions League final is probably for you.