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Lunchtime Sports Update

Aug 26, 2020 13:08 By brendan
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SOCCER

UEFA will allow fans to attend the European Super Cup final.

The fixture between Champions League winners Bayer Munich and Europa League victors Sevilla, will be used as a trial event for supporters back in stadiums.

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The game will take place in Budapest on 24th of September.

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Lionel Messi has handed in his transfer request to Barcelona.

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The six time Ballon D'Or winner sent a recorded letter by burofax to the club expressing a desire to exercise a clause in his contract which would allow him to leave on a free transfer.

Barcelona believe the clause has expired and the Argentine is duty bound to stay until next year.

33 year old Messi has been at Barcelona since 2000 and has scored 634 goals in 731 appearances.

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Spanish football expert Graham Hunter thinks Lionel Messi has lost faith in Barcelona's recruitment.

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New Dundalk head coach Filippo Giovagnoli will be formally introduced at Oriel Park this afternoon.

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He was confirmed as the short term replacement for Vinny Perth last night despite having no experience as a manager.

First team coach John Gill has left the club and it's believed assistant coach Alan Reynolds will follow him out the door.

Derry City endured extra-time heartache in the Europa League last night.

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Declan Devine's side lost 3-2 away to Lithuanian side Riteriai.

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Celtic will look to make another step towards the group phase of the Champions League tonight.

Neil Lennon's side welcome the Hungarian champions Ferencvaros to Parkhead for a second qualifying round tie.

Kick-off is at 7.45.

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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been withdrawn from the England squad for their matches against Iceland and Denmark.

Maguire was found guilty yesterday of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and bribery following an incident in Greece.

He received a suspended jail sentence.

Maguire maintains his innocence and his legal team will be appealing the verdict.

Local Kerry Soccer Wednesday 26th August 2020

Denny Premier A

7-30  Classic Fc   v  Killarney Athletic  ,  Venue Mounthawk Park.

Denny Youth League Semi Final (extra time & pens if needed)

7-00  Killarney Celtic   v  Dingle Bay Rovers  ,  Venue Celtic Park.

 

RACING

There's an eight-race card at Bellewstown today.

The first is off at quarter-to-4.

Tomorrow's meeting at Tipperary is off as the track is unraceable.

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