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  • Fofana and Davies to return
  • Louw undergoes neck surgery
  • Fiorentina join race for Konoplyanka
  • Ospreys put 62 on Edinburgh
  • Al-Khelaifi gives Blanc vote of confidence

Fofana and Davies to return

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Back training: Jonathan Davies

Clermont’s international centres Wesley Fofana and Jonathan Davies are both expected to return for this weekend’s Top 14 clash.

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Louw undergoes neck surgery

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Six weeks out: Francois Louw

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Fiorentina join race for Konoplyanka

Serie A giants Fiorentina are the latest side to have joined the chase for Dnipro hotshot Yevhen Konoplyanka, reports Sport Mediaset.

The highly rated footballer has long been on the radar of Europe’s top clubs and he was on the verge of moving to Liverpool in January.

With his contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign, the 24-year-old is almost certain to leave Dnipro in the January transfer window.

And while Inter seem ready to make a move, their league rivals Fiorentina are also being linked with a January assault on Konoplyanka.

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Ospreys put 62 on Edinburgh

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Two tries: Rhys Webb

Al-Khelaifi gives Blanc vote of confidence

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted coach Laurent Blanc still has a future at the club.

Samuel Umtiti’s late strike was enough to condemn Blanc’s men to a third consecutive draw in all competitions, after Edinson Cavani had given his side a first-half lead, heading home Lucas Digne’s teasing cross.

The result leaves the champions with a league tally of 10 points from their opening six games, their worst start to a Ligue 1 season under the ownership of the Qatar Investment Authority.

Blanc had come in for criticism before this game and will have been disappointed with how his side threw away a lead for the fourth time in all competitions.

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Pulver backs McCabe as referee

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Terrific guy: Pat McCabe

ES Setif 2 TP Mazembe 1: Late winner gives Algerians the edge

Abdelmalek Ziaya’s late strike earned ES Setif a 2-1 lead over TP Mazembe in the first leg of their CAF Champions League semi-final.

Ziaya’s superb turn and long-range finish in the 89th minute gave the Algerians a narrow advantage over their opponents from DR Congo on Saturday, ahead of the second leg next weekend.

Ziaya’s strike capped a stirring second-half comeback from the hosts, who had appeared set to be the masters of their own downfall at one stage.

After creating a handful of early chances, Mazembe were gifted the lead five minutes after the restart when Said Arroussi turned a left-wing cross into his own net.

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