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Official: Cristiano Ronaldo avoids ban for celebration vs Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be hit with a European ban for his controversial celebration during Juventus’ clash with Atletico Madrid last week. Juventus vs Atletico Juve welcomed Atleti to the Allianz Stadium last Tuesday night, in the second-leg of the Champions League last-16 showdown between the clubs. Visitors Atletico headed into the matchup as overwhelming favourites to book their spot in the tournament’s quarter-finals, on the back of their dominant and thoroughly-deserved 2-0 first-leg ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Tottenham, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Espn, Madrid, Diego Godin, Turin, Federico Bernardeschi

Chelsea’s plan to avoid paying Antonio Conte full £9million compensation

Chelsea put their case to Premier League managers’ arbitration tribunal Chelsea are looking to avoid paying Antonio Conte his full £9million compensation package by arguing he didn’t act ‘in the best interests of the club’. Conte took charge of the club after Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea following his third stint at the Blues. In his first season, Conte guided Chelsea to a Premier League title and did so in very impressive fashion. However, his second season certainly didn’t go to plan. ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Champions League, Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC, Times, Roma, Costa, Tbt, Maurizio Sarri, London England

Fan group urges UEFA to curb Champions League ticket hikes

GENEVA (AP) — A group representing European soccer fans has urged UEFA to enforce stricter rules preventing clubs from raising prices for Champions League games. Football Supporters Europe criticized “exorbitant pricing” after hikes for visiting fans by Barcelona and Manchester United for their quarterfinal games next month. After Barcelona set prices at 118 euros ($134) […]
Tags: News, Sports, Barcelona, Ap, Manchester United, Champions League, Geneva, Uefa, Football Supporters Europe

Everton set €40million price tag for Henry Onyekuru amid Bayern interest

Yet to make an Everton appearance Everton have reportedly set a huge €40million price tag for youngster Henry Onyekuru who is yet to play a game for the Toffees. Henry Onyekuru is an unknown entity even to Everton fans after signing from K.A.S. Eupen back in 2017. Though, due to work permit issues, the 21-year-old was sent out on loan to Anderlecht to gain experience and aid Everton in their attempts to get him a permit. Onyekuru would go on to score nine goals in 19 games in the Belgian first ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Anderlecht, Everton, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Galatasaray, Goodison Park, Huddersfield Town, Everton Fc, Bayern, Andre Gomes, Süper Lig, Marcel Brands

Sergio Aguero’s Argentina warning & Leo Messi is knackered

Argentina & Cesar Luis Menotti Argentina are gearing up for their final two warm up matches before this summer’s Copa America in Brazil. Argentina take on Venezuela on Friday, before a match against Morocco on Tuesday. Argentina have been drawn in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar at the Copa America. Prior to the Venezuela game, Argentina’s national team director Cesar Luis Menotti has given an eye-catching interview with Radio Gol. Menotti, 80, is an Argentine legend who played and ma...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Morocco, Champions League, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Agüero, Panama, Copa América

Antoine Griezmann’s sister comments on Barcelona rumours

The sister of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, Maud, has commented on rumours linking the player to FC Barcelona. His sister, who is also his representative, has announced the 27-year-old’s plans for when he returns from international duty with France. Griezmann’s sister: “We will sit down altogether when he returns” MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid (C) celebrates victory following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Club At...
Tags: France, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Champions League, Argentina, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Iceland, Moldova, Antoine, Antoine Griezmann, Madrid Spain

Arsenal on alert as Steven Nzonzi eyes Roma exit

As per a pair of reports from Calciomercato and the Gazzetta Dello Sport, AS Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi is eyeing a summer departure from the Serie A giants. Roma stint Nzonzi, a 30-year-old deep-lying midfielder equally adept either with the ball at his feet or breaking up the attacks of opposing sides, made the move to Roma from La Liga outfit Sevilla last summer. The Giallorossi splashed out an initial fee of 26 million Euro to secure the former Blackburn and Stoke standout’s signature, ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Marseille, Italy, Tottenham, Arsenal, Champions League, Sevilla, Steven Nzonzi, Roma, Gabon, Porto, Fiorentina, Blackburn

Top four bets placed: Man United crushing Chelsea

Premier League: Race for the top four Chelsea blew a great chance to boost their top four hopes last weekend. The Blues were beaten 2-0 at Everton to remain in sixth spot on 57 points. Man United are fifth on 58 points, while Arsenal are fourth on 60 points. Tottenham, despite picking up one point in their last four games, are third on 61 points. Betting: Man United crushing Chelsea Ladbrokes have revealed how the top four will look come close of play this season in the Premier League, based ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton, Champions League, Blues, Ladbrokes, Man City, Man United, United, Xherdan Shaqiri

Juan Mata previews Barcelona vs Manchester United

Mata looks ahead to Barcelona vs Man United Last Friday, Manchester United were thrown up the nightmare scenario as they were drawn against FC Barcelona in the Champions League. The mouthwatering quarter-final tie will take place on April 10 and April 16, with the first-leg at Old Trafford. With just under a month to go, Juan Mata has been looking ahead to the clash with the Spanish league leaders. The Spaniard has produced a rallying cry to his teammates and supporters that challenges like Bar...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Nou Camp, Barca, Psg, Camp Nou, United, Red Devils, Juan Mata, Real Betis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks to VG about Cardiff, Man United & being away from his family

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer & VG Norwegian newspaper VG have sat down with Man United’s interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Is Solskjaer’s shine starting to wear thin at Old Trafford? Last weekend the Red Devils were turfed out the FA Cup at Wolves. In a poor performance from United, they were comfortably beaten 2-1 at Molineux. That was Man United’s third defeat under OGS. PSG won at the Theatre of Dreams in the Champions League, however Solskjaer then lead Man United to a famous 3-1 victory in Paris....
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Noah, Soccer, Manchester United, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Mauricio Pochettino, Champions League, Belgium, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Norway, Luis Suarez, Ed Woodward, Romelu Lukaku

Everton, West Ham & signing striker Edin Dzeko

Roma’s Edin Dzeko up for sale Now 33, Edin Dzeko may be about to make his final major career move. Dzeko has endured a difficult season at Roma as the Bosnian has struggled to hit the high notes. He’s only scored seven goals in 23 league matches, while also contributing three assists in Serie A. In the Champions League Dzeko scored five goals in six games for Roma. However the Italians were knocked out by Porto in the round of 16. Dzeko is under contract in the Italian capital until 2020, howev...
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Everton, Edin Dzeko, Champions League, West Ham, Gary Lineker, Olivier Giroud, Roma, Gary Neville, Porto, Goodison Park, Nabil Fekir, Marko Arnautovic

Real Madrid boss Zidane sets sights on Liverpool’s Sadio Mane

As per a report from France Football (via GFFN), Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reignited his interest in the signature of Liverpool star Sadio Mane. Mane’s Liverpool stint 26-year-old winger Mane has been on the books of Liverpool since 2016. The Senegalese international made the move to Anfield from fellow Premier League outfit Southampton for £34 million. And Mane has since gone on to establish himself as one of the first names on the team-sheet of manager Jurgen Klopp. The pacy Af...
Tags: France, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Champions League, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Zinedine Zidane, Watford, Liverpool Fc, Agüero

Why Arsenal, Chelsea and more could be hoping Man City win the FA Cup

An early start to next season may await one of the Premier League’s top clubs, in the case that Manchester City fail to win the FA Cup. Swansea 2-3 Man City Pep Guardiola’s Citizens ensured that their dream of an unprecedented quadruple remained alive and well on Saturday evening, after travelling to the Liberty Stadium for an FA Cup quarter-final meeting with Swansea City. Hosts Swansea actually raced out to a surprise 2-0 lead inside the matchup’s opening half-hour, courtesy of goals from Ma...
Tags: England, City, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Swansea, Brighton, Champions League, Pep Guardiola, Sergio Aguero, Watford

Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk ‘streets ahead’ in Player of the Year betting – Ladbrokes

As per a report from betting syndicate Labrokes this afternoon, as things stand, Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is the odds-on favourite to take home the Premier League Player of the Year award. Liverpool stalwart Dutch stopper Van Dijk made the move to Anfield in January of last year, for a hefty £75 million, a world-record fee for a defender. At the time, many called into question Liverpool’s wisdom in splashing out such a monumental sum on a player who had not yet proven himself as a co...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Celtic, Raheem Sterling, Champions League, PFA, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp

Cesar Azpilicueta’s Chelsea Europa League warning

Everton 2-Chelsea 0 Chelsea travelled to Everton on Sunday, March 17th as they looked to close the gap on the top four. If Maurizio Sarri’s side beat Everton they would have moved level on points with 4th place Arsenal and above Man United. Chelsea did start Sunday’s clash very brightly and probably should have gone in at half time one or two goals up. They did not though and would be punished four minutes into the second half as Richarlison gave Everton the lead. Gylfi Sigurdsson then finished...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Champions League, Chelsea FC, Europa League, Gary Neville, Perth Glory, UEFA Europa League, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Maurizio Sarri, Perth Australia, Cesar Azpilicueta, United Chelsea

Juventus target Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen

Juventus join Eriksen chase According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Juventus are interested in signing Tottenham midfielder, Christian Eriksen, The Serie A giants are believed to have held talks with Eriksen’s entourage and will make a formal bid in the summer. Juventus have held talks with the entourage of Christian Eriksen and are planning a summer bid for the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder. #THFC @cmdotcom — Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) March 18, 2019 Erikse...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Wembley Stadium, Spurs, Tottenham, Champions League, Juventus, Aaron Ramsey, Espn, Christian Eriksen, Benfica, north London, Turin, Ramsey

Pochettino opens up on Real Madrid offers: ‘I don’t have the feeling of having missed the Madrid train’

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino this afternoon spoke openly regarding the links between he and Spanish giants Real Madrid. Spurs stint Argentine tactician Pochettino made the move to North London in the summer of 2014, on the back of an impressive 18-month spell in charge of Southampton. And the 47-year-old has since gone on to establish himself as one of English football’s most highly-regarded managers. Despite Pochettino having splashed out only a fraction of the net spending totted up...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Wembley Stadium, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid, Champions League, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Zinedine Zidane

Will a top four finish be a hard battle for Chelsea?

  This season has been a real roller coaster for all Chelsea fans. The arrival of head coach Maurizio Sarri over the summer of 2018 saw everyone at Stamford Bridge looking forward to the 2018/19 season. Sarri had done great things with his Napoli team in Serie A previously and was a welcome appointment for most fans. Many were excited to see how he would implement his attacking strategy in the Premier League and bring success to Chelsea once more. To be fair, this has happened to a ...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Champions League, Harry Kane, Stamford Bridge, Latest, Napoli, Jorginho, Maurizio Sarri

Cristiano Ronaldo vs UEFA: Ban threat as Juventus star under investigation

Cristiano Ronaldo vs UEFA Could Cristiano Ronaldo be banned for Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals? That possibility has increased on Monday after UEFA have confirmed they’ve opened an investigation against the Juve star. Ronaldo is facing a punishment for “improper conduct” in the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid. Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed that a final decision on the Ronaldo matter will be taken on March 21. UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Cristian...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Cristiano, Gary Neville, Turin, Diego Simeone, Atletico, Simeone, Juve

‘The best there ever was’: Fans react to Lionel Messi’s staggering hat-trick vs Real Betis

Viewers of the meeting between Real Betis and Barcelona have flooded to social media this evening, to wax lyrical about Lionel Messi. Betis vs Barca Barcelona travelled to the Benito Villamarín Stadium a short time ago, for a La Liga matchup. The Blaugrana headed into proceedings aware that a victory would see them open up a hefty 10-point lead atop the Spanish top-flight table, after Atletico Madrid followed their Champions League elimination during the week with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Soccer, La Liga, Raheem Sterling, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Messi, Barca, Lyon, Athletic Bilbao

Griezmann Wants To Leave Atletico Madrid – Again

Antoine Griezmann has reportedly started to regret his decision to turn down Barcelona in the summer and is hoping he can secure a move to the Nou Camp come the end of the season. The French forward was strongly linked with the Catalan club but would go on to announce he was committing himself to Atletico Madrid in a documentary entitled ‘The Decision’, signing a new deal until 2023. However, he now believes he made a mistake with Atletico exiting the Champions League and once again struggling ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Real Madrid, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Barca, Athletic Bilbao, Turin, Antoine Griezmann, Sky Italia, Atletico

Arsenal Lose Out As Monchi Returns To Sevilla

Sevilla have confirmed that Monchi he has returned to become the club’s new sporting director. Arsenal had been confident of appointing the Spaniard as their new technical director after he left his post at Roma earlier this month. However, Monchi has rejected a three-year contract from Arsenal and instead agreed a deal to return to the club where he gained his formidable reputation. Sevilla confirmed his appointment on Sunday with a post on social media, writing: ‘ Monchi has come home.’ The 5...
Tags: Sport, Ajax, Soccer, La Liga, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Champions League, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Europa League, Roma, Marc Overmars, Overmars, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Monchi, Sven Mislintat

Ryan Babel’s Virgil Van Dijk ‘weakness’ comments come to the fore after Fulham’s equalizer vs Liverpool

The comments of Fulham attacker Ryan Babel regarding a ‘weakness’ in Virgil Van Dijk’s game have been garnering plenty of attention this afternoon. Fulham vs Liverpool Liverpool travelled to Craven Cottage a short time ago, for a Premier League clash with struggling Fulham. The visitors headed into the matchup full of confidence, having secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with an impressive 3-1 victory at German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. In addit...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Champions League, Bayern Munich, James Milner, Sergio Aguero, Jurgen Klopp, Fulham, Times, Roberto Firmino, Virgil Van Dijk, Sadio Mane

James Milner continues impressive record after Fulham 1-Liverpool 2

Fulham 1-Liverpool 2 Liverpool and Fulham went head-to-head at Craven Cottage on Sunday. With Manchester City playing in the FA Cup this weekend, Liverpool would go top of the Premier League with a win over Fulham. Liverpool had drawn a fair few of their recent games and had not looked 100%. However, they did dominate Bayern Munich in the Champions League earlier this week. Their opponents on Sunday, Fulham, have also been in very poor form and look certain to be relegated come the end of the s...
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Claudio Ranieri, James Milner, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Fulham, Liverpool Fc, Virgil Van Dijk, Sadio Mane

Juventus - minus Ronaldo - suffer first Serie A defeat of the season

Juventus - minus Champions League hero Cristiano Ronaldo - fall to their first Serie A defeat of the season as they suffer a shock loss at Genoa.
Tags: Football, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus

Sadio Mane update: Liverpool’s squad revealed vs Fulham

Fulham vs Liverpool Liverpool will be looking to move two points clear of Man City in the Premier League on Sunday at Fulham. Along with Huddersfield, Fulham look doomed for the drop. Fulham are second bottom of the league with only 17 points from 30 games. They are 13 points from safety. Scott Parker is looking for his first win as manager. He’s Fulham’s third gaffer this season. Liverpool will arrive at Craven Cottage full of confidence following their Champions League win at Bayern Munich. ...
Tags: London, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Champions League, Uefa, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Fulham, Sevilla, Man City, Sadio Mane, Scott Parker, Craven Cottage, Liverpool Football Club

Real Madrid fans rejoice as Isco and Navas return to starting XI vs Celta Vigo

Supporters of Real Madrid have flooded to social media to react to the news that Isco, Keylor Navas and Marcelo have returned to their side’s starting XI. Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Los Blancos are set to welcome Celta Vigo to the Bernabeu this afternoon, for a La Liga clash. The matchup of course marks Real’s first following the return of Zinedine Zidane, with the French tactician having replaced Santi Solari on the bench in the Spanish capital earlier this week, less than 12 months after his ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Champions League, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, Man City, United, Copa Del Rey, Courtois, Isco, Celta Vigo, Marcelo, Bernabeu

Petr Cech explains English teams current dominance in Europe

England dominate the UCL quarter-final draw On Friday, March 15th, the draws for both the Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals took place. The Champions League draw saw all four of England’s competitors for the 2018/19 season put into the pot. To get to the quarter-final Man City and Tottenham dominated Schalke and Borussia Dortmund over two legs. Meanwhile, Manchester United completed an epic comeback vs PSG, coming from 2-0 down to win the tie. Liverpool would then beat Bayern Mu...
Tags: Europe, England, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Tottenham, Arsenal, Emirates, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Luis Suarez, Borussia Dortmund

Isco responds to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid return

Getting into Zidane’s good books Real Madrid midfielder Isco has given his reaction to Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu after Santiago Solari was sacked on Monday. In one of the most sensational moves of the season, Zidane has returned to the club he decided to leave last summer. Following his third consecutive Champions League trophy, the Frenchman decided it was time to end his Real Madrid career. Cristiano Ronaldo soon followed him out the door as he joined Juventus. That left former...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Uefa, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Isco, Madrid Spain, Bernabeu, Zidane, Liverpool Man United, Julen Lopetegui

Cesc Fabregas takes to Twitter to provide definitive Champions League prediction

Former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has this afternoon taken to social media to provide his take on who will take home both the Champions League and Europa League titles. European giants discover their fates The respective draws for the quarter-finals of European football’s two top-tier competitions were held earlier today. The Champions League’s final-8 features a quartet of English clubs, along with one side from each of Spain, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands. ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Netherlands, Tottenham, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Cesc Fabregas, Europa League

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