Saturday February 24 2018

Archive for Football

  • November 6, 2017

    Melbourne Victory 1 Western Sydney Wanderers 1: Riera penalty miss proves costly

    Oriol Riera’s penalty miss cost Western Sydney Wanderers all three points at the Etihad Stadium on Monday as Melbourne Victory earned a 1-1 draw. Riera had given the visitors the lead just after the half hour in Melbourne as he converted a slick move involving Raul Llorente and Alvaro Cejudo...

  • November 3, 2017

    Neymar, Di Maria out of Angers clash

    Paris Saint-Germain will be without Neymar for Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash with Angers, head coach Unai Emery has confirmed. The Brazil star is one of four senior players who will miss the trip to Stade Raymond-Kopa in the league leaders’ last match before the international break. Neymar took a knock...

  • November 3, 2017

    Melbourne City 0 Sydney FC 1: Cahill injury compounds hosts´ misery

    Tim Cahill’s injury compounded Melbourne City’s misery as their 100 per cent record this season was ended by a 1-0 loss to Sydney FC, who remain unbeaten and are now top of the A-League. Former Everton star Cahill limped off with an ankle injury in the first half of the...

  • November 3, 2017

    No distractions for Sanchez at Man City, insists Wenger

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is sure there will be no distractions for Alexis Sanchez as he prepares to face his transfer-window suitors Manchester City this weekend. Chile forward Sanchez appeared destined to make the switch to the Etihad Stadium in the close-season, but a deal failed to materialise reportedly because...

  • November 3, 2017

    Lewandowski was overburdened not injured – Heynckes

    Jupp Heynckes explained that Robert Lewandowski was omitted from Bayern Munich’s win over Celtic due to an “overburdening”, not injury, and is motivated to face Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker. Lewandowski recently spoke of the difficulty of leading the line in three competitions, with Bayern lacking a recognised back-up striker to Poland’s...

  • November 3, 2017

    Lewandowski v Aubameyang: The numbers behind a fierce Klassiker goal-scoring rivalry

    Der Klassiker is a fixture guaranteed to whet the appetite of football purists the world over and an intriguing subplot involving Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund hitman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will once again come to the fore. Since Aubameyang made the move to the Bundesliga from Saint-Etienne in...

  • November 3, 2017

    Royal Antwerp youth player Lobanzo dies aged 17

    Belgian outfit Royal Antwerp are in mourning following the death of 17-year-old Joel Lobanzo, who passed away from cardiac arrest. Youth-team player Lobanzo suffered a sudden heart attack after collapsing during a training session with the under-19 side on Tuesday. Lobanzo was taken to hospital but the Antwerp teenager died...

  • November 3, 2017

    Kane urges Alli to stay calm as Spurs eye silverware

    Tottenham star Harry Kane warned team-mate Dele Alli he must keep his cool if Spurs are to win titles this season. Alli inspired Tottenham’s stunning 3-1 victory over Champions League titleholders Real Madrid with a brace on Wednesday, but the England international’s temperament has proved problematic previously. The 21-year-old attacker...

  • November 3, 2017

    Seattle Sounders 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 (2-0 agg): Dempsey brace sends champs through

    Seattle Sounders kept their MLS Cup title defence alive after overcoming Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on aggregate in the Western Conference semi-finals. United States international Clint Dempsey was the hero in Thursday’s second leg, with his second-half brace sending the defending champions through to the Conference finals. The play-off tie was...

  • November 3, 2017

    Mourinho ´surprised´ Matic was offered to Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho has admitted his surprise that Manchester United were offered the chance to buy Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in the close-season. Serbia midfielder Matic has impressed since making a £40million switch to Old Trafford, playing every minute of United’s Premier League campaign thus far. Many viewed Chelsea’s decision to...

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