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Ajax - Man United to clash in Europa League Final

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Two of the continent's most historic football clubs, Manchester United and AFC Ajax laboured past Celta Vigo and Lyon, respectively, to enter the final of the UEFA Europa League.

Ajax resisted Ligue 1 side Lyon's 3-1 home win to bag an aggregate score at 5-4 on Thursday in France, while United built on their one-goal advantage in the first leg for a 2-1 aggregate against Celta Vigo in Manchester.

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Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0 to reignite Champions League hopes

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Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud scored to lead Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Southampton in the English Premier League (EPL) that puts the Gunners within three points of fourth-place Manchester City and within sniffing distance of Liverpool.

After a dull first half at St. Mary's Stadium on Wednesday, Sanchez received the ball in the area from Mesut Özil and blasted the ball past Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster to put Arsenal 1-0 up in the 55th minute. The Chilean international became the first Arsenal player to score 20 EPL goals in one season since Robin van Persië posted 30 goals in 2011-12.

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Wenger kicks off the mind-games with Chelsea

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that teams battling in Europe and domestically will find it difficult to win the coveted English Premier League (EPL) title.

With the nature of the EPL being physically tough, Wenger stated it will be difficult for teams involved in European tournaments and that he is eager to see how league leaders Chelsea respond next season.

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Moenchengladbach swoop for Nancy midfielder Mickael Cuisance

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Promising midfielder Mickael Cuisance on Tuesday joined German football club Borussia Moenchengladbach from French Ligue 1 club Nancy on a long term contract.

The 17-year-old Cuisance, who plays in Nancy's under-19 squad, will see his spell in the German club until 2022.

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Chelsea close in on Premier League title, Boro relegated

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Chelsea eased past Middlesbrough 3-0 to move within three points of clinching their second English Premier League (EPL) title in three years, while consigning the visitors to relegation.

Following Monday's win, Chelsea have 84 points from 35 matches and are seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and can win the league on Friday with an away victory over West Bromwich Albion.

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One Chelsea star beats another to Footballer of the Year honours

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Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante edged out his teammate Eden Hazard to be voted the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.

The former Leicester City player is on the cusp of becoming the first outfield player since Eric Cantona to clinch back-to-back top-flight league titles in England with different clubs, having played a key role in Leicester City's improbable triumph last season.

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Jose Mourinho: "I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four"

After Manchester United's top-four hopes were damaged by a 0-2 defeat against Arsenal in English Premier League, United's head coach Jose Mourinho said his side have to chase the Champions League by winning the Europa League now. Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck scored in a 2-0 win for Arsenal on Sunday to leave United four points off the Champions League places.

This was Arsene Wenger's first competitive win over Mourinho.

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