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Rodriguez double steers Baggies to victory

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA

Jay Rodriguez struck twice as West Brom clinched a thrilling 4-2 win over in-form Bristol City.Dwight Gayle also netted as the Baggies scored three times in 12 first-half minutes to end the Robins’ four-match winning streak.City were run ragged by Leicester loanee Harvey Barnes and were 3-0 down before the break after missing three fine early chances.Barnes added a fourth for the Baggies w...Full Story »

Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint Germain: Roberto Firmino strike gives Liverpool last-gasp win over Paris St Germain

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA

Substitute Roberto Firmino drilled home an added-time winner as Liverpool won an enthralling Champions League opener 3-2 at home to Paris St Germain.Last season’s beaten finalists had squandered a two-goal lead given to them by Daniel Sturridge, on his first start for the Reds in the competition, and James Milner’s penalty inside 36 minutes.However, PSG enjoyed a stroke of luck with ...Full Story »

Resilient Blackburn earn hard-fought point at Derby

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA

Derby were left ruing a series of missed opportunities as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a dogged Blackburn side at Pride Park.The Rams hit the woodwork through Mason Mount and saw several efforts saved by Rovers goalkeeper David Raya and blocked by desperate defending as the visitors claimed a hard-fought point.The suspended Tom Lawrence made way for Mason Bennett for the Rams with boss Frank ...Full Story »

Pochettino hits out at reporters over ‘disrespect’ towards players

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA

A tetchy Mauricio Pochettino accused journalists of disrespecting his players after Tottenham opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan.Spurs were on course for a win at the San Siro after Christian Eriksen put them ahead, but they capitulated as goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino in the final eight minutes of action gave Inter the points.It was the first tim...Full Story »

Barcelona 4-0 PSV Eindhoven: Lionel Messi treble gets Barca off to Champions League flyer

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA

Lionel Messi scored the eighth Champions League hat-trick of his career as 10-man Barcelona eased to an emphatic 4-0 victory over PSV in Group B. The Argentinian was once again in imperious form as the hosts overcame a low-key start to cruise past their Dutch opponents, with Ousmane Dembele also getting on the scoresheet. The only blot on another great Nou Camp night was Samuel Umtiti’...Full Story »

Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Last-gasp Inter Milan winner denies Tottenham point in Champions League opener

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA

Tottenham have lost three successive games under Mauricio Pochettino for the first time after a late capitulation saw Inter Milan win their Champions League opener 2-1 at San Siro.Spurs had looked like coming through a tough encounter with a win after Christian Eriksen’s 53rd-minute opener but two goals in the final eight minutes of action saw Inter snatch the points.Mauro Icardi’s l...Full Story »

Salah 'sure' Liverpool can win Champions League

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com

There was disappointment for Liverpool and Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final but the Egyptian feels his side can win it all. Mohamed Salah is "sure" Liverpool can win the Champions League after Jurgen Klopp's side fell at the final hurdle last season. Salah was injured in a collision with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in May's final, with a pair of Loris Karius mistakes and a su...Full Story »

Coutinho can't explain Barcelona's Champions League struggles

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2015 and Philippe Coutinho is unsure why they have struggled in recent years. Philippe Coutinho said it was hard to explain why Lionel Messi and Barcelona had not won the Champions League more often in recent seasons. Messi, 31, is a four-time winner of Europe's premier club competition, but the last of those successes came in 2015. Barca have been...Full Story »

Griezmann: I am on Messi and Ronaldo's level

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by squawka.com

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann believes he is on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Griezmann, 27, took his game to new heights over the summer after clinching the World Cup with France – an achievement that both Ronaldo and Messi have so far failed to accomplish. The Frenchman was instrumental in Les Bleus' ascent to world dominance, scoring four goals ac...Full Story »

Arthur gets the call up for Barcelona's Champions League opener

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Marca.com

Ernesto Valverde has announced his official list of 18 players for Barcelona's upcoming Champions League opener against PSV Eindhoven and the main headline has been Arthur's return to the match day squad. Meanwhile, Thomas Vermaelen and Denis Suarez were not called up for technical reasons. In addition, Sergi Samper and Malcom, who are still recovering from their injuries will not face the D...Full Story »

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