Lionel Messi was hailed as the greatest player in the world by Ernesto Valverde after his hat-trick helped Barcelona come from behind twice before beating Sevilla on Saturday. Messi cancelled out first-half strikes from Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado before going on to complete his treble – the 50th of his illustrious career. Luis Suarez wrapped up a […]
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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was baffled by referee Roger East’s decision to award Wolves a decisive penalty in Saturday’s 1-1 draw – a game which saw the Cherries awarded two spot-kicks of their own. Josh King gave Bournemouth a 14th-minute lead at the Vitality Stadium after being brought down by Joao Moutinho. That looked to […]
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CS Constantine snatched a 1-1 draw with Ismaily in Saturday’s CAF Champions League clash after a 94th-minute own goal from Emad Hamdi. The match in Egypt was the first for Ismaily since they were reinstated into the competition by CAF, having been initially disqualified following crowd trouble during the meeting with Club Africain last month. […]
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Christian Heidel has announced he is stepping down from his role as Schalke’s sporting director. Heidel’s contract was set to expire in 2020 but he will instead leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season at the latest. Schalke qualified for the Champions League last term, with Domenico Tedesco’s side reaching the last 16 but […]
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Rafael Benitez hailed a great day for Miguel Almiron after Newcastle United’s record signing played a starring role in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on his full debut. The Magpies moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a dominant performance against the Premier League’s bottom club, who were reduced to 10 men when […]
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Kylian Mbappe moved onto 51 Ligue 1 goals as Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead at the top of the table to 17 points with a 3-0 victory over Nimes on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel’s men saw second-placed Lille held by Strasbourg on Friday and took full advantage to widen the gap at the summit. PSG were far from their fluent […]
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Kingsley Coman will need tests after the Bayern Munich winger hobbled off after playing nine minutes as a substitute against Hertha Berlin, head coach Niko Kovac says. Coman replaced fellow winger Franck Ribery in the 58th minute of Bayern’s 1-0 Bundesliga win at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. But, after Javi Martinez scored the only […]
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Norwich City and Leeds United each scored second-half winners as the Championship promotion race kicked up a gear on Saturday. Leaders Norwich twice trailed at home to Bristol City but triumphed 3-2 thanks to Kenny McLean’s brace, while Ezgjan Alioski’s fortunate goal handed Leeds a 2-1 defeat of Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road. A 2-0 home win against […]
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Lionel Messi warned Barcelona that LaLiga’s title race is not yet over after his 50th career hat-trick inspired a 4-2 win at Sevilla. The Catalans twice fell behind at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan thanks to goals from Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado, but Messi put them 3-2 ahead before setting up Luis Suarez for a […]
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It sounds like a cliché, but Lionel Messi has saved Barcelona from disaster. Once again, and how it has happened many times in the past. The Argentinian superstar had one of his best performances of the season when Los Blaugranas needed him the most. Playing on a tough venue such as Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and […]
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