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Hastie abuse is ‘unfortunate’ – Robinson

Posted Sunday, May 12, 2019 by PA30 hits

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson defended Jake Hastie after the young winger was booed by his own club’s fans during the defeat to St Johnstone.A Scott Tanser spot-kick and a Murray Davidson strike eased the Perth side to a comfortable victory which secured them seventh place ahead of their opponents – but it was overshadowed by the abuse aimed at Hastie, who is joining Rangers in...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 1 Werder Bremen 0: Fortunate Sule strike edges Kovac's side closer

Posted Sunday, April 21, 2019 by Goal.com50 hits

Bayern Munich moved four points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga thanks to Niklas Sule's fortunate goal. Bayern Munich laboured to what could be a vital win in the Bundesliga title race as Niklas Sule's goal saw off 10-man Werder Bremen 1-0. Bayern went into Saturday's encounter having scored 27 goals in their previous six Bundesliga matches, but they were frustrated unt...Full Story »

Fortuna Dusseldorf 1 Bayern Munich 4: Coman double sends Kovac's side top

Posted Monday, April 15, 2019 by Goal.com53 hits

Kingsley Coman scored twice as a dominant Bayern Munich cruised past Fortuna Dusseldorf to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga.     Bayern Munich reclaimed their position at the Bundesliga summit with a comfortable 4-1 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday. Borussia Dortmund had unseated Niko Kovac's men on Saturday after edging past Mainz, but the Bavarian giants restored their one...Full Story »

Bayern back on top of Bundesliga after putting four past Fortuna

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA47 hits

Bayern Munich moved to the top of the Bundesliga table as they thrashed Fortuna Dusseldorf 4-1 with Kingsley Coman scoring twice.Bayern went a point above title rivals Borussia Dortmund as Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka also got on the scoresheet.The home side fought hard in a one-sided contest and were finally rewarded for their efforts when substitute Dodi Lukebakio scored a penalty.By that ti...Full Story »

Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich - Kovac hopeful Robben can play some part

Posted Saturday, April 13, 2019 by PA313 hits

Niko Kovac is still hopeful that Arjen Robben will play some role in the final stage of Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title push. Robben has been absent for four months because of a calf injury and – as the veteran Dutch winger departs at the end of the season – he fears he will not be involved in another game for the champions. While Bayern’s trip to Fortuna Dusseldorf ...Full Story »

Fortuna Sittard boost Eredivisie survival hopes with win over 10-man FC Emmen

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 by PA59 hits

Fortuna Sittard pulled four points clear of the Eredivisie relegation zone with a comfortable 3-1 win over fellow strugglers FC Emmen.The hosts scored all their goals in the first half as they took control of the contest.Andrej Lukic’s own goal in the fourth minute set Sittard on their way before Lisandro Semedo doubled the lead in the 18th minute.Andrija Novakovich put the game to bed in ...Full Story »

Eintracht Frankfurt ease past Fortuna Dusseldorf to move back up to fifth

Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by PA46 hits

Goncalo Paciencia starred on his first start of the season as Eintracht Frankfurt cruised to a 3-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga.The visitors were well on top in the opening 45 minutes but could not breach the Dusseldorf defence as they went into the half-time break goalless.However, Paciencia broke the deadlock just three minutes into the second half when he headed home Jonathan D...Full Story »

Fortuna Dusseldorf 2 Borussia Dortmund 1: Bundesliga leaders suffer shock first loss

Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Goal.com88 hits

Paco Alcacer's late header was not enough to save Borussia Dortmund from a costly defeat at Bundesliga strugglers Fortuna Dusseldorf.Borussia Dortmund's unbeaten Bundesliga start came to a grinding halt as Fortuna Dusseldorf livened up the title race with a 2-1 home win on Tuesday.Dodi Lukebakio's cool first-half finish and a Jean Zimmer thunderbolt condemned leaders Dortmund to their first de...Full Story »

Smith admits Villa fortunate to take draw against Stoke

Posted Sunday, December 16, 2018 by PA34 hits

Dean Smith was honest enough to admit that Aston Villa were somewhat fortunate to earn a point in a hard fought 2-2 home draw against a revitalised Stoke side.In the end Villa was indebted to the performance of substitute Jonathan Kodjia for salvaging a point which enabled them to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.What pleased Smith was the fact Villa had to twice come from behind to earn...Full Story »

Under-fire Kovac rages as Bayern are pegged back by Dusseldorf

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 by PA51 hits

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac declared himself “very angry” after his side squandered a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 against Fortuna Dusseldorf.Bayern appeared on course for a much-needed three points when Thomas Muller slotted the ball in from outside the area to make it 3-1 in the second half, but a last-gasp equaliser from Dodi Lukebakio to complete his hat-trick ensured the points ...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 3 - 3 Fortuna Dusseldorf: Dodi Lukebakio treble denies Bayern Munich overdue victory

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 by PA45 hits

A last-gasp equaliser from Dodi Lukebakio to complete his hat-trick extended Bayern Munich’s poor run as they surrendered a two-goal advantage to draw 3-3 with Fortuna Dusseldorf. Bayern had taken a 2-0 lead within half an hour and looked set to secure three Bundesliga points when Thomas Muller slotted the ball home from outside the box to make it 3-1. But Lukebakio’s stoppage-ti...Full Story »

Bundesliga PREVIEW: Bayern vs Dusseldorf

Posted Friday, November 23, 2018 by PA77 hits

Niko Kovac admits he is feeling the pressure to deliver a Bayern Munich victory against second-bottom Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday. Bayern currently sit in fifth place, having lost two of their last five matches, and they are seven points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. The manager insists the Bavarians’ focus remains on defending the title despite dropping so many point...Full Story »

Graham Potter admits Swansea were fortunate to claim point at Birmingham

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PA83 hits

Boss Graham Potter admitted Swansea were lucky to come away from Birmingham with a point.Swans goalkeeper Erwin Mulder denied the hosts victory on Friday after an inspired first-half display earned a 0-0 draw at St Andrew’s.The 29-year-old, who made his Swans debut last weekend 408 days after signing last summer, pulled off a string of stops from Omar Bogle, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jota.It mo...Full Story »

Danny Cowley: We were fortunate to get three points

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA35 hits

Lincoln manager Danny Cowley admitted his side “rode their luck” after the season-opening 1-0 win against Northampton.Matt Green scored the only goal of the game when heading in Neal Eardley’s cross three minutes into the second half.The Imps had to survive a barrage of pressure for much of the game and were indebted to goalkeeper Josh Vickers, who was in superb form to brillia...Full Story »

Fortunate Kevin McDonald goal sets up another Fulham win

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by PA48 hits

Fulham benefited from a freak goal from Kevin McDonald as they enhanced their Championship promotion chances with a 2-0 win over Leeds.The third-placed Cottagers moved five points behind Cardiff in second after midfielder McDonald scored off his backside before in-form Aleksandar Mitrovic added a second.Fulham, who have won six of their last seven matches, extended their record-breaking unbeaten...Full Story »

Germany 1 - 1 Spain: Thomas Muller cancels out Rodrigo opener as Germany and Spain draw in Dusseldorf

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA135 hits

Thomas Muller’s thunderous equaliser ensured the heavyweight friendly showdown between Germany and Spain finished all-square in Dusseldorf.Rodrigo gave Spain an early lead in the battle between the last two World Cup winners but Muller levelled things up before half-time with an unstoppable 25-yard shot.Both teams had chances to win the game, with Germany defender Mats Hummels hitting the ...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo 'unfortunate' to be playing in Messi's era - Barca's Rakitic

Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 by ESPN238 hits

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic politely disagreed with Cristiano Ronaldo's assumption that he's the best player in the history of football, nominating Lionel Messi for the position instead. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d'Or this week -- drawing level with Messi in the process -- and later told France Football that he believes he's the greatest to ever play the game. Howe...Full Story »

Brechin unfortunate not to beat Dundee United

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by PA27 hits

Winless Ladbrokes Championship strugglers Brechin secured a point from an impressive 1-1 draw at home to league leaders Dundee United - and it could easily have been a win. The Glebe Park side went behind to Scott McDonald's close-range finish on the half-hour, thanks in part to Billy King's cross.After the break, however, Liam Watt flung in a corner and Sean Crighton headed home.Darren Dods' m...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic: Unfortunately Mings jumped into my elbow

Posted Sunday, March 05, 2017 by Goal.com144 hits

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed Tyone Mings "jumped into his elbow" after the pair clashed in controversial circumstances in the two sides' 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The two players stole the headlines after Mings appeared to stamp on Ibrahimovic's head while minutes later they clashed again with the striker appearing to elbow the defender. Speaking after the game Mi...Full Story »

Real Sociedad 1 - 1 Barcelona: Barcelona fortunate to escape with draw at Real Sociedad

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2016 by PA46 hits

Barcelona's terrible record at the Anoeta continued and they were fortunate to escape with even a point as Real Sociedad were denied a clear winner in their 1-1 draw. Not since 2007 have Barca won in San Sebastian and they were thoroughly outplayed by their hosts as they extended their unbeaten run to eight home games against Luis Enrique's side, who now trail LaLiga leaders Real Madrid by six ...Full Story »

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