Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that Angel di Maria was replaced as a precautionary measure, rather than because he was injured. The Argentinean winger made his Premier League debut against Premier League new boys Burnley following his British record transfer from Real Madrid. But the £60 million winger hobbled off the field […]
Gazzetta Dello Sport have cleared up a sighting of Arturo Vidal’s agent during Juventus’ 1-0 win over Chievo on Saturday night in Serie A. Fernando Felicevich was spotted in the crowd in Verona, leaving many to wonder whether the Chilean’s representative may have been present to discuss the ongoing pursuit of Man United to land the sought-after midfielder. […]
There is a major shift in tone on Sunday in the attempts of Benfica to land Arsenal forward Joel Campbell before the end of the transfer window. For several days the Portuguese press has been linking Benfica with the Gunners Costa Rican international, however until now all the pressure to get the deal done appeared to […]
Morning all, Premier League football makes a fleeting return before the international break as Arsenal travel to Leicester City. A win would see the first segment of the season end with third place secured, depending on the outcome of Liverpool’s visit to White Hart Lane. What should we construe for the remaining weeks following yesterday’s […]
When it rains it pours for Manchester United. With less than 48 hours left in the summer transfer window, all of a sudden the Red Devils look in need of a new centre-forward as the People reveal that Robin van Persie needs a knee operation. According to the Sunday tabloid, Van Persie knew he needed to […]
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that the club will not be selling striker Alvaro Negredo before the transfer window slams shut. Rumours had suggested that the striker was wanted by various clubs across Europe, including Spanish giants Real Madrid. And although Pellegrini acknowledged that there had been enquiries about the Spaniard from abroad, […]
The Seattle Sounders claimed a narrow 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night in the MLS, and the match was settled by a terrific winner from former Tottenham and Fulham man Clint Dempsey. Dempsey broke the deadlock at the start of the second half when the American World Cup hero volleyed home a stunning […]
Here’s an interview with Denis Hill-Wood from the Arsenal programme at the start of the 1979-80 season. There were some similarities with the situation Arsenal are currently in, having just won the FA Cup, their first trophy for eight years. If DH-W’s words teach us anything it’s that the more football changes, the more it…
It was a nail-biting game but it ended with our aggregate victory. It would have been a major blow if we had failed to reach the Champions’ League Group Stage but our team managed to secure our 17th consecutive participation in the Champions’ League – only Real Madrid have been longer in the best European […]
News sites in Turkey, quoting supposed reports in the Portuguese press, are touting a late move in the transfer market for Arsenal. In a piece of transfer gossip which feels like it’s way off the pace, Arsenal are being reported as having an interest in Galatasaray winger Bruma, who has a €10m release clause.
For several days now it’s been reported both in England and in Germany that Japanese star Shinji Kagawa is returning to Borussia Dortmund. Kagawa left Dortmund to join Manchester United for 13 million pounds two years ago, but since arriving at Old Trafford the Asian hero has struggled. David Moyes failed to get the best out of […]
Aritz Aduriz put Bilbao in front just after the half-hour mark by meeting an Ibai Gomez corner at the near post and flicking home. A Gomez set piece would provide the second goal as well, with Ander Iturraspe getting up to head home his free-kick..
Atletico Madrid began their title defence with a nervy 2-1 win over Eibar. The Rojiblancos took an early stranglehold on proceedings when headed goals from Miranda and Mario Mandzukic made it 2-0 in 25 minutes.
Sevilla took the lead on 34 minutes when Carlos Bacca caught his opponent napping to reach Coke’s cross before tucking the ball beyond Francisco Casilla. The visitors extended their lead after the break as Vicente Iborra rose to meet a pinpoint Denis Suarez’s cross before putting his effort past a helpless Casilla.
Reigning champions Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at Schalke as Robert Lewandowski got off the mark for the Bavarians. Marco Reus incpired Borussia Dortmund to a 3-2 win at Augsburg on Friday night.
Arsenal are reportedly confident of signing Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos after launching an improved bid for the player, according to reports in the Metro. The Greek international has now fallen down the pecking order following the recovery of first-choice defender Neven Subotic who missed the most of last season through injury, and will now partner new Dortmund captain Mats […]
Champs Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Saturday in the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski scored his first competitive goal for Bayern Munich in the 10th minute, however the visitors were pegged by in controversial circumstances just after the hour when Benedikt Höwedes bundled the ball over the line.
After losing 2-0 at home in week one to Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund got off the mark in the Bundesliga on Friday night in a 5 goal thriller at Augsburg. Marco Reus was the star of the show for Dortmund with a goal and an assist in the win. Reus opened the scoring in the […]
Bayer Leverkusen twice came from behind to beat Hertha Berlin 4-2. Leverkusen youngster Tin Jedvaj put the ball into his own net in the first half, only to score at the right end shortly after the restart. Julian Schieber restored the visitors’ advantage against the run of play before Emir Spahic, substitute Julian Brandt and […]
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