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Arjen Robben inks one year contract extension with Bayern

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Veteran Dutch winger Arjen Robben has agreed to a one-year contract extension with FC Bayern Munich, keeping him at the record German champions until June 30, 2018, it was announced on Monday.

"Arjen is one of the best players in the world in his position. He's played for us for almost eight years now and has become an important part of our club in this time. We're delighted he's going to pull on an FC Bayern shirt for a further year," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a release.

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Serie A: Juventus suffer shock defeat at the hands of Fiorentina

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Defending champions Juventus suffered a setback in their Serie A football title charge as they put up an uninspiring display during a 1-2 defeat to traditional rivals Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Nikola Kalinic (37th minute) and Federico Chiesa (54th) on Sunday night helped hosts Fiorentina earn three points with the win over Juventus, whose sole goal was scored by Gonzalo Higuain.

With the loss, Juventus' lead at the top has been reduced to one point after Roma beat Udinese to move to 44 points from 20 games. The Turin giants, however, have played a match less, while third-placed Napoli have 41 points from 20 matches. The win helped Paulo Sousa-coached Fiorentina jump to the eighth spot with 30 points from 19 games.

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Chelsea legend hopes the Blues will start to feel the pressure

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Chelsea may be enjoying a scintillating run of success in the Premier League at present; however, former Blues ace and current Arsenal star Petr Cech feels the Gunners still have a good chance of beating their city rivals to the coveted trophy.

The 34 year old was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “We need to win these games as you can’t let them have the advantage of making the gap bigger. If everyone gets points Chelsea feels the pressure from behind. This is ­probably the better scenario for those of us who are chasing.”

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Jose Mourinho: "The result is not what we wanted"

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored late to even the score at 1-1 against Liverpool, rescuing a point for the hosts in the English Premier League (EPL) football competition at Old Trafford stadium.

Liverpool, with an eye on the second place in the standings, on Sunday managed to score against the hosts after Paul Pogba handled a corner in the 26th minute and James Milner made the most of the resulting penalty - his sixth goal of the campaign.

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36 year old Ronaldinho looking for a new club

Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho is reportedly aiming to return to football with a South American club.

According to his brother and agent Roberto Assis, the 2002 World Cup winner's preference was to join a club that has qualified for the Copa Libertadores, the continent's top club competition. Among the teams linked to the 36-year-old Barcelona legend are Brazil's Chapecoense and Coritiba as well as Uruguayan outfit Nacional.

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Bordeaux centre back Pablo joins Corinthians on loan

Bordeaux central defender Pablo has described his return to Brazil as an opportunity to jumpstart his career as he begins a one-year loan spell with Brazilian football club Corinthians.

"Corinthians are a huge club and I'm going to give all that I've got," the 25-year-old told reporters upon arriving on Sunday. "I am very happy because it's a great opportunity for me."

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Eredivisie Round-up: Feyenoord and Ajax register wins to open second half of the season

Dutch football league leaders Feyenoord began the second half of the Eredivisie season with a 2-0 win at Roda JC.

Without key midfielder Karim El Ahmadi, who was called up to play for Morocco at the African Cup of Nations, Feyenoord initially had difficulties in finding a gap in the tight Roda defence during the Sunday evening game.

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