Lionel Messi broke a tie with Cristiano Ronaldo as his eighth Champions League treble made him the most prolific hat-trick scorer in the competition’s history, and Ernesto Valverde hailed him for “making the extraordinary routine” after Barcelona’s 4-0 win over PSV. The Argentina superstar had been level with Ronaldo, but lit up Camp Nou with an […]
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Roberto Firmino came off the bench to snatch a late 3-2 victory for Liverpool against Paris Saint Germain at Anfield on Tuesday night. The Brazilian, who was a doubt prior to the game, was introduced with just over a quarter of an hour remaining to fire home in the closing minutes. The Reds had roared […]
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After a difficult start to 2018-19, Luciano Spalletti believes Inter’s stunning comeback against Tottenham will give his side huge self-belief. The Nerazzurri came into Tuesday’s Champions League Group B opener with just one win from their first four Serie A outings of the campaign. And it looked as though their toils would continue at San […]
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Iker Casillas made Champions League history after starting for Porto in their Group D clash with Schalke on Tuesday. Casillas – who already holds the record for number of Champions League appearances – made his debut in the tournament against Olympiacos on 15 September 1999, becoming the youngest goalkeeper ever to feature in the competition at the time, aged […]
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Mauricio Pochettino felt his Tottenham players deserved more from what he described as their best performance of the season in a dramatic 2-1 defeat at Inter. With five minutes remaining at San Siro in their Champions League Group B opener, Spurs led thanks to Christian Eriksen’s heavily deflected strike. Pochettino’s side looked in little danger […]
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Lionel Messi scored a marvellous hat-trick as Barcelona got their Champions League campaign up and running with a 4-0 win over PSV at Camp Nou. Barca were off the pace for much of the first half of Tuesday’s Group B clash, but Messi broke the deadlock with a trademark free-kick. They moved through the gears after […]
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Inter mounted a stunning late turnaround to come from behind and shock Tottenham with a dramatic 2-1 Champions League victory at a raucous San Siro on Tuesday. With five minutes of normal time remaining, the home side were trailing to Christian Eriksen’s heavily deflected strike until Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino netted in quick succession […]
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Football is an unforgiving game, and even if you make the slightest of mistakes it can cost you in a big way. That’s something we saw play out before our very eyes tonight, as Tottenham Hotspur were punished for sitting back by an Inter Milan side who were able to come from behind and register […]
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Massimiliano Allegri and Giorgio Chiellini defended Douglas Costa after the Juventus winger was banned for four Serie A games after spitting at an opponent. Costa will serve a suspension for spitting in the face of Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco on Sunday, also headbutting and elbowing the attacker during the clash. Allegri previously suggested Costa was […]
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Roberto Firmino will start Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain on the bench after sustaining an eye injury at the weekend. The Brazil striker was poked in the eye by Jan Vertonghen during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham and, despite Jurgen Klopp hinting he would be fit, has been named among the substitutes. Daniel Sturridge […]
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