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Colombian starlet Yerry Mina to keep Barcelona waiting for a year

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Barcelona target Yerry Mina will remain at Palmeiras until at least next year, the Brazilian club's football director said.

Barcelona have the first right of refusal to sign the Colombia international centre-back in July 2018 as part of a deal struck with Palmeiras in February.


Dourado brace guides Vasco da Gama to 3-2 win over Fluminense

Former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano was on target as Vasco da Gama defeated local rivals Fluminense 3-2 in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Fabiano struck just before the half-hour mark before Henrique Dourado scored twice in five minutes to hand Fluminense the lead at the Sao Januario stadium here on Saturday. But Andres Escobar equalised in the 75th minute and Nene fired in a stoppage time winner to give Vasco their second straight victory.


PSG seal late winner to clinch record 11th French Cup title

Paris Saint-Germain earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Angers as a late own goal in the final of the centennial edition allowed the capital club to lift the French Cup trophy for a record 11th time.

Angers defender Issa Cissokho was the unfortunate player to deflect the ball into his own net as a PSG's corner in stoppage time provided the match-winner.


Aubameyang penalty gives Borussia Dortmund a long overdue German Cup title

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty earned Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final at a sold out Berlin Olympia stadium.

After three straight final defeats, Borussia Dortmund on Saturday lifted the German Cup for the fourth time in the club's history as Thomas Tuchel's men overpowered resilient "Eagles" in a fast paced encounter.


Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

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Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday.

The Gunners dominated the first half at Wembley, pulling ahead with a controversial goal from Alexis Sanchez in the fourth minute. The Chilean striker opened the scoring after a solo run. Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey was ruled offside but Antony Taylor overruled his assistant's decision and allowed Sanchez's goal.


Thibaut Courtois: "I want to say congratulations to Arsenal"

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Chelsea shotstopper Thibaut Courtois showed the true spirit of the FA Cup as he was quick to congratulate the Blues' North London rivals, Arsenal, after the Gunners stunned the Premier League Champions 2-1 to win their thirteenth FA Cup crown.

Speaking to the club's official website after the game, Courtois said, "We are obviously disappointed but I want to say congratulations to Arsenal. They played a good game."


Arsene Wenger: "Nobody gave us a chance"

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was quick to credit his players for a terrific performance as the 'underdogs' from North London stunned Premier League Champions Chelsea, 2-1, to win the FA Cup.

Wenger said after the game, "Nobody gave us a chance. We have responded with attitude and class, and we have seen that today."


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