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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left baffled after being dropped from Borussia Dortmund’s squad to face Stuttgart on Friday.
Dortmund announced on Thursday that the Gabon international had been omitted from Peter Bosz’s selection for the Bundesliga clash at the Mercedes-Benz Arena for “disciplinary reasons”.
No further clarification was provided by the club, with some reports suggesting the 28-year-old had been reprimanded for repeatedly turning up late for training sessions, while others implied a trip to Barcelona during the international break had angered Dortmund officials.
“I didn’t turn up late for training,” he is quoted as saying.
“After my trip to Milan I could understand my suspension because I ignored an announcement that time.
“This time I really can’t understand it.”
Dortmund host Tottenham in the Champions League after their league trip to Stuttgart, Bosz’s men needing to win to have any chance of progressing beyond the group stage.
Zinedine Zidane refused to rule out a stunning move to bring Neymar to Real Madrid as he spoke ahead of this weekend’s La Liga derby with Atletico Madrid.
The Brazil star became the world’s most expensive player when he swapped Madrid’s Clasico rivals Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in August.
However, reports have linked the 25-year-old with a return to Spain, at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Zidane conceded anything could happen in the future.
“Neymar is a very good footballer, that’s true,” said Zidane as he prepared for Saturday’s meeting with Atletico.
“I have the best players here at this club and the same goes for the dressing room. You can only work with and focus on the players that are here. As for the future, who knows?”
It was put to the Frenchman that Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo may have an issue with having to share the spotlight with Neymar, but the Bernabeu boss was evasive on the matter.
Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that the loss of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea has weakened the Real Madrid team.
Morata opted to leave Madrid in the summer transfer window as Antonio Conte moved quickly to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old signed for the Blues back in July and is seen as the main replacement for Diego Costa at the west London club.
Morata has been making a steady start to life in London, with the striker having netted six goals in the Premier League so far this season.
And Ronaldo admits that the loss of Morata in the summer has hampered Real Madrid, who were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ronaldo is quoted: “The players who have come in have great potential.
“But Pepe, Morata and James Rodriguez made us stronger – now the team is younger.
“We are also without [Dani] Carvajal and [Gareth] Bale. ‘It’s not a worse squad, but it has less experience and that is very important – though it is not an excuse. I’m happy and don’t want to set off alarms.”
Morata will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues head into that game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 10 games of the new campaign.
Neymar paid a surprise visit to his old Barcelona team-mates at a training session on Sunday.
The Brazil international turned up at a session at the Ciutat Esportiva as his old club began their preparations for their Champions League trip to Olympiacos.
Barca even posted a picture of the 25-year-old on their official Twitter account, with the simple caption: “Neymar visits his ex-team-mates.”
Neymar, who is locked in ongoing legal disputes with Barca regarding allegations of a breach of contract and the club’s refusal to pay him a loyalty bonus, was pictured chatting with Barca first-team players including Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
The former Santos man was banned for PSG’s 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Nice on Friday but is expected to return for the midweek clash with Anderlecht.
As expected, ace Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the FIFA Best Player of the Year for the second year running.
The Portuguese superstar enjoyed yet another terrific season where he was integral in ensuring Real Madrid won the Champions League for two successive years.
He was also brilliant for Portugal in the Confederations Cup too.
The award was presented by two of the greatest names in football – Diego Maradona and former Brazilian striker Ronaldo.
Also in contention were Lionel Messi and Neymar, who were acknowledged by CR7 in his winning speech.
He is now the two times winner of the special prestigious award
Comeback kings Watford handed Arsenal a first defeat in eight matches as Marco Silva’s men recovered from a one-goal deficit to snatch a dramatic 2-1 triumph at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Per Mertesacker marked his first Premier League start in 532 days with the opening goal, the defender converting Granit Xhaka’s corner in the 39th minute, to put Arsene Wenger’s side on course for a fifth successive win in all competitions.
However, Watford – who had scored late goals to pick up points away at Swansea City and West Brom in their last two outings – once again demonstrated their new-found resiliency under manager Silva.
A 71st-minute equaliser from the penalty spot by substitute Troy Deeney got the hosts on level terms and set up a thrilling finish.
After Etienne Capoue hit the post, the game appeared set to finish all-square until Tom Cleverley popped up with an injury-time winner, completing the recovery mission and sending Watford above Arsenal and up to fourth in the table.
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