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Cristiano Ronaldo only ranked 29th in list of Europe’s best forwards as Real Madrid star’s great rival Lionel Messi tops charts

• Cristiano Ronaldo ranks an astonishing 29th according to statistics • Lionel Messi ranks first out of the top forwards in Europe • Eden Hazard and Mesut Ozil are the joint-top attacking midfielders • Manchester City’s Gael Clichy has been crowned Europe’s best full back • CIES Football Observatory compile the rankings by focussing on shooting, chances created, take-ons, distribution, ...

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Real Madrid starlet Jack Harper targeted by Spain after Scotland snub

The 19-year-old was labelled as a “luxury player” by the Under-19s boss Ricky Sbragia, and the player’s father has now revealed Spain have been in contact Real Madrid starlet Jack Harper has attracted interest from the Spanish national side after being snubbed by Scotland Under-19s, according to the player’s father. The 19-year-old, who has been at Madrid’s academy since 2009, ...

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Scotland 1-0 Northern Ireland: Berra the unlikely hero for hosts

The Ipswich Town centre-back rose highest at the near post to head in a Matt Ritchie corner five minutes from time and condemn the visitors to back-to-back defeats Christophe Berra scored a late winner as Scotland prepared for a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland at Hampden Park on Wednesday. Both teams have performed well ...

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Germany 2-2 Australia: Podolski rescues draw for World champions

Marco Reus fired the home side ahead before Mile Jedinak and James Troisi reversed the scoreline, but the Inter forward pulled Joachim Low’s men level reports Goal.com Lukas Podolski showed no sign of rustiness on Wednesday as he came off the bench to rescue a 2-2 draw for Germany against Australia in Kaiserslautern. The Inter striker has not enjoyed the most ...

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