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Sport MATCHDAY: Ibra back for Milan; Bale could start for Spurs

03:35  22 october  2020
03:35  22 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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 Primera Division: Modric takes Luka Modric (35) has taken Gareth Bale (31), who is heavily criticized at Real Madrid, under protection. "I've played with Gareth for most of my career and he's a spectacular guy," Modric told COPE. © Provided by SPOX Luka Modric and Gareth Bale played together for Tottenham and Real Madrid. The criticism of Bale that he would not focus on his career and his club and instead put other interests such as golf in the foreground, Modric rejected: "Everyone has their own behavior. He was like that.

Back then he could barely catch a break, with those key contributions he did make being undone by failures at the other end. In truth, Spurs ’ collapse owed far more to their habit of switching off defensively than to Bale ’s inability to finish off his own fine work.

Like Son, Bale can play anywhere along the frontline and both men can provide the versatility Mourinho is However, while Davies is seen as reliable option at left- back , the arrival of Reguilon would provide a more However, should Spurs manage to bring Bale and Reguilon to north London, Mourinho will

A look at what’s happening in the Europa League on Thursday:

CELTIC VS. MILAN

Zlatan Ibrahimović is back to his best for the Europa League match at Celtic after recovering from the coronavirus. Ibrahimović returned to training last week and scored two goals as AC Milan beat Inter Milan 2-1 in a Serie A derby on Saturday. Milan is the early leader of the Italian league after winning all four of its opening matches. However, it only reached the Europa League group stage after a nervy 9-8 penalty shootout win over Portuguese club Rio Ave, having netted a fortunate last-gasp equalizer in extra time. Celtic comes into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss to fierce Glasgow rival Rangers in the Scottish league.

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He told Spurs TV Online: 'After about 65 minutes my calf started to cramp up a bit but it was a good workout. It was one that I needed and it was good to get a goal as well. Former England captain Gary Lineker posted: 'Gareth Bale who pulled out of the Olympics through injury played for Spurs last night.

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NAPOLI VS. AZ ALKMAAR

Dutch soccer club AZ Alkmaar flew into Naples with 13 players sidelined with coronavirus infections. That includes eight new cases among players following an outbreak reported earlier. Most of those players do not have symptoms. AZ has named a squad of 19 other players for the match. Napoli will be full of confidence after beating high-scoring Atalanta 4-1 at the weekend.

YOUNG BOYS VS. ROMA

Roma and Edin Džeko come into the match at Young Boys in good form. Džeko scored his first two goals of the season on Sunday as Roma came from behind to beat Benevento 5-2. Roma won on its last trip to Switzerland, against Basel in 2010. However, Young Boys has won all three of their European encounters at home to Italian opposition — Udinese, Napoli and Juventus.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic landed at Milan 's Linate Airport for his AC Milan medical ahead of his return to Serie A. The Swedish striker agreed on a 6 months contract with the possibility of renewal

Inter Milan fans can hardly be ecstatic over the news that Gareth Bale will be pitting his pace, power and skill against their side once again on Thursday night. The Spurs boss Harry Redknapp deployed Bale to devastating effect once more, as the pacy winger had his opposite number beaten all ends up.

TOTTENHAM VS. LASK


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After coming on as a substitute against West Ham for his first appearance since returning to Tottenham, Gareth Bale could get his first start in the match against LASK — the fourth-place team in Austria last season. It is the third time Mourinho is coaching in the competition, having won it with Porto and Manchester United having won it twice previously, the Portuguese is targeting a hat-trick. “It is difficult, it is a very long competition, the group phase is tricky, then you go to the knockouts and you get teams coming from the Champions League, which is very unfair,” Mourinho said. “If you play Champions League and you don’t qualify, you go home. In the Europa League group phase, if you finish third you go home.”

RAPID VIENNA VS. ARSENAL

Arsenal is also playing an Austrian team in Rapid Vienna, which came second in the domestic league last season and was subsequently knocked out by Gent in the Champions League qualifying rounds. Rapid's notable runs in Europe have included finishing as runner-up in the Cup Winners’ Cup in both 1985 and 1996. Arsenal may choose to rotate but won't be playing Mesut Ozil, who wasn't included on the Europa League squad list.

Ibrahimović returns and scores 2 as Milan beats Inter 2-1

  Ibrahimović returns and scores 2 as Milan beats Inter 2-1 MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović made a winning return after being sidelined with the coronavirus as AC Milan beat Inter Milan 2-1 in an entertaining derby match on Saturday. Ibrahimović only resumed training this week after recovering from the virus but the 39-year-old Swede scored twice early on. Romelu Lukaku netted for Inter in the 29th minute. It was Milan’s first win in the derby in the league since 2016 and sent the Rossoneri top of the table. Milan is the only team with a perfect record, having won all four of its matches this season.

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Bright future: Bale started his career as a left- back at Southampton before joining Spurs in 2007. But there was one striking aspect of Bale 's explosive The Welshman was the catalyst for Spurs ' victory that day , setting up Aaron Lennon's opening goal with an electrifying run down the left wing, before

BAYER LEVERKUSEN VS. NICE

Leverkusen will likely be without Charles Aranguiz against Nice over fitness concerns, but promising 17-year-old forward Florian Wirtz could return after being injured on Germany under-21 duty. Leverkusen is unbeaten this season in all competitions but three of its four Bundesliga games have been draws.

HOFFENHEIM VS. RED STAR

Andrej Kramaric was riding high last month after scoring twice in Hoffenheim's 4-1 win over Bayern Munich, but the Croatia forward has to sit out this game after a positive test for the coronavirus. Hoffenheim hoped to have around 6,000 fans against Red Star but will now play in an empty stadium because of rising infection rates locally.

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