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Four people were arrested in Bastia on Monday as part of an investigation into violence which marred the Corsican team’s match against French Ligue 1 rivals Lyon, judicial sources said. A hardcore section of home fans at Bastia’s Armand Cesari stadium targeted Lyon’s players as they warmed up before the game on April 16, causing it to be delayed by more than 50 minutes, and then again as the two sides went in for the break. Two Lyon players Anthony Lopes and Mathieu Gorgelin have filed police complaints after being attacked by Bastia fans during the game. Bastia’s next home…

Former German international and Bayern Munich midfielder Lothar Matthaus believes Alexis Sanchez would be a great signing for the Bundesliga club. Speaking to AZ, as reported by Goal, Matthaus has hinted Carlo Ancelotti’s side are considering making a move for the Chilean international, who has been linked with a move away from the Emirates. ”Sanchez is a great player, he would be a good signing for Bayern, his biggest pro is that he can play in a central role up front and on the wings.” Sanchez is thought be stalling on contract talks at Arsenal, with the Gunners unable to meet…

Barcelona Star Leo Messi has spoken on his Facebook after his exhibition yesterday at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Argentine, who scored two goals in the Classic, was very happy for the victory, but recalled that they have still not achieved anything. ” We went to the Bernabeu to win so we could continue fighting for the league . There is still a long way to go, but we came back with the joy of having taken an important step,” Messi said in his post. The Blaugrana striker knows that there is still a lot of league and that they do…

A Fiorentina fan who was attending the derby between Sporting CP and Benfica has been killed after clashes between supporters in Lisbon. Sporting Club de Portugal released a statement to confirm the 41-year-old died last night, but noted the police are investigating and “the club does not feel it is responsible for what happened.  “We do wish the fan’s family our most heartfelt condolences. ”Fiorentina have long been twinned with Sporting and the supporter had been in Lisbon to attend today’s derby. According to various reports, he was hit by a car when trying to escape running battles between Sporting…

Marcus Rashford has the potential to become a world star in the same bracket as Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, believes Manchester United legend Paul Scholes. Rashford was again the hero for United with an extra-time winner in their Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht on Thursday night after the 19-year-old found the mark in the Premier League victory over Chelsea last weekend. The striker continues to improve after bursting onto the scene last season, and Scholes says the sky’s the limit for the teenager. “Rashford will be a brilliant centre-forward, there is no doubt about that,” Scholes told the BBC. “His pace…

Napoli have announced that Lorenzo Insigne signed a new contract to June 2022 worth a reported €5m per year. The home-town hero had been in negotiations for months and the breakthrough finally came this week. It was confirmed in a Press conference in Naples with Insigne and President Aurelio De Laurentiis, while the player’s parents were also present as he put pen to paper in front of reporters. There were reports the deal was struck after Insigne agreed to sign over his image rights to the club. Insigne turns 26 in June and this has been his most prolific campaign,…

The father of Lazio forward Ricardo Kishna has been arrested for drug possession in Rome, but told police he was “too rich” to be a drug dealer. Dutch player Kisha is currently on loan at Lille in Ligue 1, but his 45-year-old father Dinesh remains in Rome, not far from Lazio’s Formello training ground. According to Radiosei, Dinesh Kishna was arrested in his home with 80 grams of hashish and marijuana hidden behind a painting on the wall. “It’s just for personal use,” he told the magistrate in court. “My son Ricardo plays for Lazio and I work for him,…

Monaco man Andrea Raggi warns they have “unfinished business” with Juventus and Kylian Mbappé “can score two” past their BBC defence. The Champions League semi-final first leg is at the Stade Louis II on May 3 and the decider in Turin on May 9. “It’s certainly a tough draw, as Juve are at the top level and even stronger than they were two years ago. Having said that, so are we, and this is an opportunity for revenge,” Raggi told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “We never did get over the 2015 elimination to Juventus and this is the right chance…

German police on Friday arrested the suspected perpetrator of a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, the public prosecutor’s office said, indicating his motive was financial and not terror-related. Police commandos working on behalf of the federal prosecutor’s office “have arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian national, Sergej W.,” a statement said. It said the suspect was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team’s share price as a result of the attack. The incident, which occurred on April 11, saw three explosions go off alongside the team bus minutes after it left the squad’s hotel heading for a…

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England. “Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club,” said Tottenham’s head of coaching and development John McDermott. “Ugo’s immense presence will be irreplaceable.” Ehiogu made over 200 appearances for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000 and then spent seven years at Middlesbrough.…

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