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Valverde happy with result as Barcelona qualify for last 16 of Champions League

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Ernesto Valverde declared himself happy after Barcelona qualified for the Champions League last 16 following a 1-1 draw at Inter Milan.Barca, who would have sealed first place in Group B with a victory at the San Siro, grabbed the lead in the 83rd minute through substitute Malcom’s strike.Mauro Icardi then levelled four minutes later as the visitors dropped points in the pool for the first...Full Story »

Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can reach Champions League knockout stages

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Mauricio Pochettino remains optimistic of reaching the Champions League knockout stages after Tottenham scraped to a crucial 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven.Spurs’ faltering Group B campaign looked like hitting a new low after Luuk de Jong put the Dutch champions ahead inside two minutes at Wembley.But captain Harry Kane breathed fresh life into his side’s European campaign by equalising ...Full Story »

Carlo Ancelotti feared for Napoli after falling behind to PSG

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted “it could have been a lot worse” after his side battled back to earn a 1-1 draw in their Champions League Group C clash with Paris St Germain at the Stadio San Paolo.The Italians recovered from falling behind in first-half stoppage-time to Juan Bernat’s scuffed finish, the Spanish defender opening his account for the Ligue 1 leaders.It was ...Full Story »

Lee Bowyer confident Charlton can cope with injuries

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Lee Bowyer has faith his squad’s depth can keep Charlton in the play-off places despite seeing injuries continue to pile up following an impressive 2-0 win at Walsall.Goals early in each half – a Lyle Taylor penalty after George Dobson’s foul on Tariqe Fosu and a strike from Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik – lifted Charlton back up into League One’s top six.Top score...Full Story »

Mansfield boss David Flitcroft: We deserve to be in the play-off positions

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Mansfield boss David Flitcroft said his side were no longer in a false position after they broke into the play-off places with a 2-1 home win over Grimsby.The Stags had been left trailing after having two games postponed due to international call-ups.Tyler Walker’s second-half double overturned Grimsby’s first-half lead, meaning the Stags have won both those games, and Flitcroft said...Full Story »

Harry Kewell takes positives from Notts County’s stalemate with Oldham

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Harry Kewell asserted that his Notts County side showed the type of fight they will need to turn their season around as they held Oldham Athletic to a goalless draw at Meadow Lane.The Magpies avoided defeat at home for the first time since October 2 and had their defence to thank for keeping the Latics at bay as goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons impressed with a string of fine saves.Enzio Boldewijn str...Full Story »

Terry McPhillips happy with Blackpool’s latest road trip

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Terry McPhillips insisted racking up the road miles had been worth it following Blackpool’s 1-0 win at Gillingham.Seven days after a trip to the capital for the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal, the Seasiders were in Kent to take on the Gills and had Nathan Delfouneso to thank for the victory.The former Aston Villa forward headed home just after half-time to snap a three-game losing streak in...Full Story »

Inter Milan 1-1 Barcelona: Barcelona qualify for last 16 of Champions League

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Barcelona have qualified for the Champions League last 16 following a 1-1 draw at Inter Milan.Barca looked set for the victory that would have confirmed them as Group B winners when substitute Malcom put them ahead with a strike in the 83rd minute, two minutes after coming off the bench.Mauro Icardi then equalised in the 87th and the visitors’ 100 per cent start in the pool to an end....Full Story »

Napoli 1-1 Paris Saint Germain: Napoli move level with Liverpool after PSG draw

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Napoli moved level with Group C leaders Liverpool after coming from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Paris St Germain in their Champions League clash at the Stadio San Paolo.Following the English club’s surprise 2-0 defeat away at Red Star Belgrade earlier on Tuesday, both teams were looking to capitalise and boost hopes of qualification for the knockout stage.PSG, who are just a point be...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 PSV Eindhoven: Harry Kane brace earns last-gasp Tottenham victory

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by PA

Harry Kane was the familiar hero as his two late goals earned Tottenham a 2-1 win over PSV and kept their Champions League hopes alive.Spurs’ faltering Group B campaign looked like hitting a new low after Luuk de Jong put the Dutch side ahead after only a minute at Wembley, which left Mauricio Pochettino’s men on the brink of being knocked out.But Kane stood up when it mattered to re...Full Story »

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