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Bayern aim to learn from City lesson in Berlin BERLIN: Pep Guardiola wants Bayern Munich to learn from their mid-week Champions League defeat at Manchester City to help strengthen their iron grip on the Bundesliga at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.Bayern have a seven-point lead at the top of the table, but are licking the wounds from their first defeat in 22 games on Tuesday although they had already made the last 16 in Europe as group winners."It's good that it's happened and maybe there's a lesson in it for us," said Guardiola."If it happens in the Round of 16 or the quarter-finals, you're out, so we have to learn from this."Defender Jerome Boateng has insisted Bayern will bounce back in his home city of Berlin.Mid-table Hertha have shown little to cast doubt on that having only won four of their last 10 games.Bayern have good memories of the Olympic Stadium as their 3-1 win there in March saw them ...

Juve favourites for Turin derby, Roma host Inter MILAN: Champions Juventus host Torino in the 'Derby della Mole' on Sunday looking to reinforce their lead over title rivals Roma, who host Inter Milan in what will be Roberto Mancini's second game in charge of the Nerazzurri.Following a morale-boosting Champions League win over Malmo, Juventus returned to Turin on a high on Thursday with renewed hope of qualifying for the last 16 of the competition for the first time in two years.Having won all ...
Buoyant Barca target Valencia scalp MADRID: A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona vanquished some early season doubts with back-to-back thrashings of Sevilla and APOEL Nicosia in the past week thanks to two hat-tricks from the Argentine as he became the all-time leading scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League.Luis Enrique's men are expected to face a tougher test on Sunday, though, when they travel to a Valencia side that are unbeaten at home so far this season.Messi's treble in Nicosia ...
Pele says he's 'doing fine' in hospital SAO PAULO: Brazil football legend Pele, who has been hospitalized for three days suffering from a urinary infection, reached out to his fans via social media Thursday to say he's "doing fine."The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said earlier that his condition had "improved" and that the 74-year-old -- widely regarded as the greatest player of all time -- was receiving renal treatment.But contrary to the hospital's assertion that he was in intensive care, ...
Wales eye Springbok launchpad for World Cup CARDIFF: Wales will seek to end a six-year wait for a southern hemisphere scalp when they take on South Africa on Saturday with one eye very much fixed on next year's World Cup.The last Welsh victory over a SANZAR nation was a 21-18 win over Australia in November 2008, coach Warren Gatland's sole winning performance against either the Wallabies, Springboks or All Blacks in 27 matches since he took charge in 2007.South Africa will not, ...
'Painful Gulch' rivals to face off in France PARIS: Reigning French and European champions Toulon tackle their "Painful Gulch" rivals Clermont in the plum tie of the French Top 14 this weekend.As has so often been the case over the last three seasons, they are the top two in the division, with leaders Clermont holding a three-point advantage over Toulon.And the latter's outspoken president Mourad Boudjellal, the comic book magnate, likened Saturday's clash to the eternal rivalry of the O'Haras and O'Timmins in ...
England and Australia in search of final flourish LONDON: England's clash with Australia at Twickenham on Saturday may be a 'preview' of their World Cup pool fixture in just under a year's time, but there will be an immediate benefit to the winners of both sides' final Test of 2014.November has seen England's Twickenham 'fortress' conquered by both world champions New Zealand (24-21) and South Africa (31-28).Australia, adjusting to life under new coach Michael Cheika following the shock resignation of Ewen McKenzie in ...


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