world soccer 20.11.2017 10:38 pm

Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again

Marcelo Bielsa’s Lille slipped back into the automatic relegation places in Ligue 1 on Monday after crashing to a 3-0 defeat away at Amiens in a rearranged game.

The match had initially been abandoned in late September after a pitch-side barrier collapsed under the weight of Lille fans celebrating their team taking an early lead, leaving 29 supporters injured.

Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again
Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again

Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again

Marcelo Bielsa’s Lille slipped back into the automatic relegation places in Ligue 1 on Monday after crashing to a 3-0 defeat away at Amiens in a rearranged game.

Liverpool’s Klopp not concerned of Barcelona audition for Coutinho
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Liverpool’s Klopp not concerned of Barcelona audition for Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp insisted Philippe Coutinho’s mind is only on Liverpool ahead of the Brazilian’s first appearance on Spanish soil since a prolonged transfer pursuit by Barcelona failed to prise the playmaker away from Anfield.
‘Spurs have big-game mentality’ insists Eriksen
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‘Spurs have big-game mentality’ insists Eriksen

Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham Hotspur can bounce back from defeat at Arsenal with a key Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Arsenal name Mislintat head of recruitment
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Arsenal name Mislintat head of recruitment

Arsenal have appointed Borussia Dortmund’s chief scout Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment, the Premier League club announced on Monday.
West Brom sack manager Tony Pulis
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West Brom sack manager Tony Pulis

West Bromwich Albion sacked manager Tony Pulis on Monday after a miserable run of form that has seen the Chinese-owned club slump to 17th in the Premier League table.
No regrets over hosting World Cup, says Qatar 2022 chief
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No regrets over hosting World Cup, says Qatar 2022 chief

Qatar’s most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the “abuse” he claims the country has received since being chosen as host.
Italy football federation chief Tavecchio resigns amid World Cup chaos
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Italy football federation chief Tavecchio resigns amid World Cup chaos

Italian football federation chief Carlo Tavecchio became the latest victim of the Azzurri’s World Cup qualifying disaster falling on his sword Monday, days after the sacking of coach Gian Piero Ventura.
WATCH: Spectacular centreline own goal
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WATCH: Spectacular centreline own goal

Vitesse Arnhem had a disastrous night when they faced Groningen at the Noordlease Stadium recently.
Mourinho welcomes end of Lukaku goal drought
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Mourinho welcomes end of Lukaku goal drought

Jose Mourinho said he was delighted to see Romelu Lukaku back on the scoresheet after a barren spell as Manchester United try to keep runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City in their sights.
Spurs boss Pochettino says no problem with Rose
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Spurs boss Pochettino says no problem with Rose

Mauricio Pochettino says he has no issue with England defender Danny Rose despite leaving him out of Tottenham’s squad for the north London derby at the weekend.
Focused Coutinho heals Liverpool rifts
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Focused Coutinho heals Liverpool rifts

Philippe Coutinho’s long-term future might lie away from Liverpool, but the Brazil star’s ability to focus on the present has helped heal the wounds from his flirtation with Barcelona.
Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder
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Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

In a recurring theme of Real Madrid’s stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby.
Juventus crash as Buffon, Barzagli rested
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Juventus crash as Buffon, Barzagli rested

Captain Gianluigi Buffon and defender Andrea Barzagli were rested by Juventus in the wake of Italy’s World Cup exit as the Serie A champions lost 3-2 at Sampdoria on Sunday.
Five things we learned from La Liga
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Five things we learned from La Liga

Barcelona and Valencia were the big winners of a La Liga weekend that saw Real Madrid’s title defence stumble once more in a bad-tempered capital derby at Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United ready to reel in City: Ibrahimovic
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Manchester United ready to reel in City: Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Manchester United can catch runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City after he and Paul Pogba made a triumphant return from long-term injuries.
Scouting, the quest for football’s next wonderkid
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Scouting, the quest for football’s next wonderkid

Hundreds of banal matches, thousands of miles on the road, gatecrashing training sessions and cultivating relationships with teachers and parents, such is the life of the football talent scouts scouring playing fields for the next wonderkid.
Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase
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Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase

Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina to beat a luckless Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday.
Five things we learned in the Bundesliga
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Five things we learned in the Bundesliga

Bayer Munich are six points clear in the Bundesliga after Robert Lewandowski struck twice in a 3-0 victory against Augsburg as Jupp Heynckes chalked up his 500th league win.
Barcelona appeal Pique ban, Suarez yellow
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Barcelona appeal Pique ban, Suarez yellow

Barcelona announced on Sunday they will appeal yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Leganes.
Tibet flag scandal mars China’s U20 debut in Germany
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Tibet flag scandal mars China’s U20 debut in Germany

China’s Under-20 team stormed off the pitch in the first in a series of friendlies against German fourth-division clubs as pro-Tibet activists demonstrated in Mainz.
Schalke soar to second in Germany
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Schalke soar to second in Germany

Goals by strikers Franco di Santo and Guido Burgstaller sealed Schalke 04’s 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday as the Royal Blues climbed to second place in the Bundesliga.
Moyes makes losing start as Watford sink Hammers
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Moyes makes losing start as Watford sink Hammers

David Moyes suffered a miserable start to his West Ham United reign as Watford eased to a 2-0 win over the Premier League strugglers on Sunday.
We shut some mouths, roars Bellerin after derby win
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We shut some mouths, roars Bellerin after derby win

Hector Bellerin says Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby has silenced the doubters.
Five things we learned in the Premier League
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Five things we learned in the Premier League

Leaders Manchester City maintained their grip on the Premier League title race despite John Stones’s injury, while Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United on his return to fitness.
Coleman confirmed as Sunderland boss
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Coleman confirmed as Sunderland boss

Former Wales coach Chris Coleman was confirmed as manager of Championship strugglers Snderland on Sunday.
Real Madrid confirm Ramos nose break
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Real Madrid confirm Ramos nose break

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos had his nose broken in a bad-tempered Madrid derby at Atletico Madrid, tests confirmed on Sunday.

fixtures

FS Stars vs Chippa Utd
P Stars vs Celtic
AmaZulu vs Chiefs
P City vs Maritzburg Utd

results

Wits 0-2 Sundowns
Pirates 0-0 Arrows Utd
CT City 1-1 Baroka
Pirates 1-3 Sundowns

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Baroka FC 11 18
2 Golden Arrows 11 16
3 Cape Town City 10 16
4 Mamelodi Sundowns 8 15
5 Bloem Celtic 9 15
6 Orlando Pirates 11 15
7 Kaizer Chiefs 10 14
8 Chippa United 10 14
9 AmaZulu 9 12
10 Free State Stars 9 11
11 SuperSport United 5 10
12 Polokwane City 10 10
13 Maritzburg United 8 9
14 Ajax Cape Town 9 8
15 Bidvest Wits 10 8
16 Platinum Stars 10 7

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