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Sports MATCHDAY: Tottenham hosts West Ham with Bale hoping to play

14:25  18 october  2020
14:25  18 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

Back from Madrid anguish, Bale's Tottenham 2nd debut awaits

  Back from Madrid anguish, Bale's Tottenham 2nd debut awaits LONDON — It was a moment of magnificence Tottenham had become accustomed to seeing Gareth Bale produce: A shot unleashed from 25 yards, curling into the top corner of the net. As so often, Bale was Tottenham's saviour on May 19, 2013. But the match-winner against Sunderland wasn't enough to squeeze Tottenham into the Champions League or convince Bale to stay at the club that transformed him from a left back into a left winger terrorizing defences. The 100 million euros (a then world-record $132 million) offered by Real Madrid was too irresistible to reject for Tottenham. A move to a European powerhouse was just what Bale had been seeking.

Tottenham host West Ham at Wembley in pick of the Carabao Cup fourth round ties as Everton travel to Chelsea. Elsewhere Arsenal host Championship outfit Norwich and Wolves will take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace go away to Bristol City while

Опубликовано: 3 апр. 2018 г. Matchday - West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur | Boleyn Ground, Green Street, London (4K). From the 2016–17 season, West Ham United have played their home matches at the London Stadium in nearby Stratford.

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Sunday:

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ENGLAND

Gareth Bale could make his first Premier League appearance in seven years in Tottenham’s home game against in-form West Ham in the Premier League. Bale, on loan at his former club from Real Madrid, has been in full training with Spurs during the international break and could make up an exciting-looking forward line with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. Leicester hosts Aston Villa in a match between teams who have started the season strongly, while both Sheffield United and Fulham go looking for a first point of the season when they meet at Bramall Lane. Also, Brighton travels to fierce rival Crystal Palace.

3-0 lead playful! Dream goal shocks Spurs at the last minute

 3-0 lead playful! Dream goal shocks Spurs at the last minute Tottenham Hotspur looks like the sure winner against West Ham United. But the guests score three goals in the final phase - the last one is tough. © Provided by sport1.de 3-0 lead playful! Dream goal shocks Spurs at the last minute An unbelievable long-range goal took Tottenham Hotspur out of victory in Gareth Bale's comeback on matchday five of the Premier League.

Gareth Bale 's late winner earned Tottenham a 3-2 win at Upton Park and took them up to third in the As was typical of this match , West Ham reacted to Spurs pressure by launching direct attacks on The hosts should have gone to extend their lead further, but having been put clean through Matt

Dimitri Payet fired a shot off of a corner kick that Michail Antonio drilled into the back of the net to give West Ham an early lead over Tottenham .

ITALY

High-flying Sassuolo will hope to maintain its unbeaten start to the season at Bologna. Sassuolo is one of three unbeaten teams in Serie A and can move into a surprise second spot, two points below early leader AC Milan, with a win. It has won two of its three opening matches, scoring nine goals and conceding three. At the other end of the table, Udinese and Torino are still looking for their first points and they host Parma and Cagliari respectively. Also, Roma welcomes Benevento and Fiorentina visits Spezia.

SPAIN

Unai Emery’s Villarreal hosts Valencia in a regional derby featuring several old Valencia players who now wear bright yellow. Emery coached Valencia for four seasons before holding jobs at Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla, and Arsenal prior to his return to Spain this season. Villarreal signed long-time Valencia team leader Dani Parejo this summer, along with Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin. Villarreal striker Paco Alcácer also came up through Valencia’s youth squads. Valencia is mired in a club crisis after selling several of its top players and not replacing them. Elsewhere, Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis hosts Real Sociedad with both teams looking to continue their promising starts to the season. Athletic Bilbao hosts Levante in need of a win after losing three of four games so far. Elche is at Alavés with both on the edge of the relegation zone, and last-place Valladolid seeks its first victory at Huesca.

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  Aurier: Why Tottenham can stun Premier League in strange season Even though the right-back continues to divide opinion, he would play important part as Jose Mourinho seeks unprecedented title in North LondonJose Mourinho’s team had raced into a 3-0 lead by the 16-minute mark, carried that seemingly unassailable advantage into half-time and would have made it four had Harry Kane’s 79th-minute left-footed shot from range been a few inches inside the post.

Tottenham – West Ham : Gareth Bale could make his first Tottenham appearance in seven-and-a-half years when Spurs host West Ham at Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham – West Ham is always a feisty affair, long time London rivals ready to scrap in North London after the international break.

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GERMANY

Schalke bids to end a club record 19-game run without a win and climb off the bottom of the Bundesliga with a victory over Union Berlin. The Gelsenkirchen-based club fired David Wagner and hired Manuel Baum as coach in his place but Baum’s first game ended in a 4-0 defeat at Leipzig. The international break came at the right time to take stock, but Union is a tough side and will present a stern challenge. “Defensively they are one of the nastiest teams in the league,” Baum said of his first home game in charge. “They’ll probably come with a back five, but they’re very flexible. And of course they’re very good at set plays, and when they close from the wings.” Union defeated Mainz 4-0 for its biggest Bundesliga win before the break. But Urs Fischer’s side is just concentrating on avoiding relegation in its second season in the top flight. Like Schalke, Cologne has also lost its first three games of the season and is aiming for its first points against visiting Eintracht Frankfurt.

Mourinho speaks out against 'Spursy' coverage after West Ham capitulation

  Mourinho speaks out against 'Spursy' coverage after West Ham capitulation The Portuguese dismissed any suggestion that his side are lacking a winning mentality while reflecting on a disappointing result against the HammersTottenham missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League standings after throwing away a 3-0 advantage at home to the Hammers.

Cheikhou Kouyate headed West Ham in front at White Hart Lane. Diafra Sakho doubled Hammers' Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Tottenham host West Ham at Tottenham fans sent into a frenzy as leaked image claims Gareth Bale is booked in for a round of

Read the latest Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United headlines, all in one place, on NewsNow: the Tottenham tease Gareth Bale return against West Ham with four-word cryptic social media Predicted West Ham XI to play Tottenham : Moyes resists 30-year-old as impressive trident start

FRANCE

Lille and surprise frontrunner Lens contest first place when the northern sides meet in their local derby. A win for either will move it above Paris Saint-Germain at the top. Lille is the only side still unbeaten in the French league along with Rennes, while promoted Lens has lost only once and beat PSG early in the season. Elsewhere, Montpellier travels to play Monaco after 10 of its 12 positive COVD-19 tests among staff and players turned out to be negative following a retest on Friday. Also, Memphis Depay gets back to the business of helping Lyon climb back up the table after the Dutch striker's dream move to Spanish giant Barcelona fell through. Struggling Strasbourg hosts a Lyon side which reached the Champions League semifinals last season, but is languishing in 14th place after winning one and drawing four of its opening six matches.

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AC Milan, Arsenal win; Tottenham loses in Europa League .
AC Milan cruised past Sparta Prague 3-0 for its second straight win in the Europa League on Thursday, while Tottenham fell to a surprising 1-0 loss at newcomer Antwerp. Milan easily overcame a missed penalty by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to remain unbeaten in 23 games in all competitions, dating back to least season. Tottenham saw its 10-match unbeaten run end, despite having Gareth Bale in the starting lineup for a second straight time in the competition. Fellow Premier League clubs captured their second straight win. Leicester beat AEK Athens 2-1 away while Arsenal scored three goals in a four-minute span either side of halftime in a 3-0 victory over Irish club Dundalk.

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