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The quality of the A-League grand final could be a cause for concern

The A-League grand final produced one the best atmospheres seen anywhere in Australian sport, but did the quality of football match the occasion?

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Real chase first Europe double since 1958

Real Madrid, still crowing from reaching a third Champions League final in four years, will turn their focus to winning their first La Liga title since 2012 when they play Sevilla in their final home game of the season.

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Real through to Champions League final

Defending champions Real Madrid withstood an early onslaught by Atletico Madrid to reach a third Champions League final in four years despite a 2-1 loss to their city rival on Wednesday.

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Wanderers restore Australian football pride with Shanghai win

Western Sydney have salvaged some pride from their dead-and-buried Asian Champions League campaign, defeating big-spending Shanghai SIPG 3-2 in their final group game.

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George Calombaris charged with assault after A-League grand final incident

Police have charged Masterchef judge George Calombaris with assault following video footage which appeared on social media showing him pushing a man after the A-League grand final on Sunday.

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Merrick: I can make the Jets fly

He felt he was no longer the right person to take Wellington forward, but Ernie Merrick believes he’s the man who can haul embattled Newcastle out of the A-League doldrums and back to finals football.

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Adelaide out of ACL amid Amor conjecture

Adelaide United were knocked out of the Asian Champions League with a 1-0 loss to China’s Jiangsu Suning on Tuesday night.

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Juventus into Champions League final

Juventus defender Dani Alves produced an inspired display capped by a stunning volleyed goal in a 2-1 win over AS Monaco that took the Italians into their second Champions League final in three years.

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Amor unsure if he wants some more

Adelaide United coach Gulliermo Amor says he’ll soon decide his future as several players head for the exit door of the A-League club.

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Ninkovic makes a call on Sydney FC future

Milos Ninkovic is an A-League marquee player after Sydney FC rewarded their star player with a one-year contract extension outside the salary cap.

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Australia’s Moya Dodd disappointed after losing FIFA seat

Australia’s most powerful FIFA voice Moya Dodd has expressed disappointment at losing her spot at the world governing body’s decision-making table.

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Merrick all set to land with the Jets

Dual A-League championship-winning coach Ernie Merrick is reportedly set to be unveiled as the man tasked with reconstructing embattled Newcastle.

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Sydney FC are A-League champions, just as they deserve to be

The beautiful game can be cruel sometimes, as an A-League grand final for the ages was settled by a couple of missed penalty kicks.

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“Sydney was a bit more lucky”: Berisha bemoans Victory’s misfortune after grand final loss

Melbourne Victory’s record-breaking goalscorer Besart Berisha believes his side were only short of luck in their quest to be A-League champions.

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Ninkovic will ‘probably stay’ at Sydney FC

It seemingly couldn’t get any better for Sydney FC.

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After more than a few deep breaths, Sydney FC are champions

Sydney FC have completed their historic record-breaking season, taking the 2016/17 crown with one of the greatest grand final wins in the A-League’s short history.

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David Gallop CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA) looks on during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. A year-long government investigation has found widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and links with organised crime. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

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Tom Rogic playing for Celtic in the Scottish premier league

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Milos Ninkovic celebrates for Sydney FC

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Milos Ninkovic celebrates for Sydney FC

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Besart Berisha and Filip Holosko

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John Kosmina Adelaide United

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A-League trophy

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The Roar of the crowd

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Sydney, 2027: A piece of creative writing to celebrate football

It’s the twelfth of June 2027 and a majestic Qantas aircraft lands at Sydney’s international terminal from Belgrade, Serbia.

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Juventus vs AS Monaco: UEFA Champions League semi-final live scores, blog

Juventus will be looking to secure a place in the Champions League final when they host Monaco in the second leg of their semi-final. Join The Roar from 4:45am (AEST) for live scores and commentary.

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Harry Houdini has worked his magic

By Liam Sheedy, 10 May 2017
Harry Houdini has worked his magic

When Harry Redknapp was announced as interim Birmingham manager for the remaining three games of the season it was certainly somewhat of a surprise.

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The classic A-League finale has thrust football into the mainstream

Attempting to write this piece without a goofy smile – as worn by all Sydney FC fans in the aftermath of the A-League grand final – will be tricky.

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Chelsea vs Middlesbrough: Premier League live scores, blog

Chelsea will be looking to all but clinch the Premier League title when they host a struggling Middlesbrough side. Join The Roar from 5am AEST for live scores and commentary.

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2017 A-League grand final player ratings: Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory have gone down to Sydney FC in the 2016-17 A-League grand final, losing narrowly in a penalty shootout after a stellar performance. Here are the player ratings.

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2017 A-League grand final player ratings: Sydney FC

Sydney have run out winners in the 2016-17 A-League grand final, needing a penalty shootout to defeat the Melbourne Victory. Here are the player ratings.

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Arsenal see off United to keep their Champions League hopes alive

Arsene Wenger has recorded his first EPL victory over Jose Mourinho, as Arsenal saw off Manchester United to keep alive their Champions League qualification aim.

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Arsenal vs Manchester United: Premier League live scores, blog

This historical fixture which normally produces fireworks is a huge game for both sides. Arsenal face Manchester United knowing they can’t afford another slip-up if they are to clinch a Champions League spot.

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Five talking points from an epic A-League Grand Final

Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory played out one of the most tightly contested A-League Grand Finals in memory on Sunday evening. Ultimately, only penalties could separate the year’s top two sides – but what were the biggest talking points to emerge from the epic clash?

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Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory highlights: A-League Grand Final live scores, blog

Match result: Sydney FC have completed their historic record-breaking season, taking the 2016/17 crown with one of the greatest grand final wins in the A-League’s short history.

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West Ham derail Tottenham’s title charge

By Elliot Howey, 7 May 2017
West Ham derail Tottenham’s title charge

West Ham have dealt a killer blow to Spurs’s title challenge as the Hammers beat tottenham 1-0.

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Football with Australian characteristics

By Nick Symonds, 7 May 2017
Football with Australian characteristics

Attendance figures for recent A-League seasons have been stagnating and it’s time to change the game.

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West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League live scores, blog

Tottenham will be hoping to keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea by beating London rivals West Ham in the first fixture of Round 36 in the EPL. Follow all the action, live scores and blog on The Roar from 5am (AEST).

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Ronaldo Messi shows competition trumps everything else

I’m not much of stats guru – who has the greatest number of hat-tricks or goals in consecutive appearances is beyond me.

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Last time they met: Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory recap

And then there were two. Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory share a hot rivalry, and once again the ‘Big Blue’ will take centre stage in the grand final.

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Juventus coach Maxi Allegri

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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Harry Kane

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Besart Berisha of Victory celebrates after scoring a goal

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Milos Ninkovic celebrates for Sydney FC

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Phoenix's Head Coach Ernie Merrick (right) prior to the Round 9 A-League match between Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix at NIB Stadium in Perth, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AAP Image/Theron Kirkman)

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Joel Chianese Perth Glory A-League Football 2017

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