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J-League, Yokohama F Marinos v Urawa Red Diamonds: New Roo can’t get a game as Ange nabs first win

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FORMER Socceroos manager Ange Postecoglou has his secured his first J-League victory, with the Yokohama F Marinos registering a 1-0 victory over reigning Asian Champions League winners the Urawa Red Diamonds.

Hugo Viera notched the winner for Postecoglou’s men, while Socceroo Milos Degenek played a full 90 minutes for his former national team boss.

Andrew Nabbout, who signed for Urawa from the Newcastle Jets a few short weeks ago, was absent from the Red Diamonds’ squad for the clash.

The striker has been named in Bert van Marwijk’s squad to take on Norway and Colombia next week, but will be wary of keeping up regular game time with his new club side in the lead up to the World Cup..



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Football news: Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive to coronavirus, COVID-19, Serie A, AC Milan

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AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday but responded: “Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea.”

“I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today,” said Ibrahimovic, who turns 39 in a week’s time, on Twitter.

“No symptoms whatsoever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea.” The Swede is now self-isolating and missed the team’s Europa League third qualifying round tie against Norwegian club Bodo-Glimt in the San Siro Thursday.

The positive test is a blow for Ibrahimovic who has been in stunning form despite his advancing years.

He scored a double in Milan’s Serie A opener against Bologna on Monday having also netted against Irish side Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League.

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Liverpool player ratings: Minamino and Jones shines as Reds run riot against Lincoln

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Liverpool trounced Lincoln City 7-2 in the Carabao Cup to progress to the fourth round to set up an Arsenal tie.

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Liverpool thrashing of Lincoln was defining transfer audition for three Jurgen Klopp stars

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp got the chance to see several fringe stars in action in the Carabao Cup at Lincoln as the Reds run out 7-2 winners.

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