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Neymar world-class but not a defender - Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com67 hits

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed his side decided to target Paris Saint-Germain's left flank as Neymar is "not a defender". Neymar was targeted by Liverpool due to his defensive weaknesses, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the Reds' last-gasp Champions League win. Roberto Firmino came off the bench to rifle in a stoppage-time winner at Anfield after Paris Saint-Germain had battled...Full Story »

Solanke needs to leave Liverpool for the good of his career, says Ferdinand

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by squawka.com68 hits

Former England international Rio Ferdinand has urged Liverpool outcast Dominic Solanke to leave the club if he is to fulfil his potential. Solanke, 21, only joined the Reds last summer from Chelsea having found playing time hard to come by in west London, but he has been faced with a similar problem on Merseyside, currently sitting on the periphery of first-team action under Jurgen Klopp. Th...Full Story »

Man City defender Aymeric Laporte declares international choice

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com33 hits

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has committed to France. At this today's Champions League media conference, Laporte was asked about his international future as he also qualifies for Spain. He said, "I haven't had any news either way and what was said with regard to me playing for Spain, it never happened and I don't think it will happen. It's probably not possible. "If anything, I ...Full Story »

Monaco 1-2 Atletico de Madrid: Rodrigo and Simeone salute Griezmann display

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com39 hits

Antoine Griezmann produced a strong display against Monaco following criticism, and Diego Simeone was quick to sing his praises. Diego Simeone applauded the performance of Antoine Griezmann in Atletico Madrid's 2-1 Champions League win at Monaco, highlighting his link-up play with Diego Costa. Atletico were in control for much of Tuesday's contest in Monte Carlo, with Griezmann playing a par...Full Story »

Bruce backs Villa to kick on after ending winless run with Rotherham victory

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA9 hits

A smiling Steve Bruce expressed his delight with Aston Villa’s 2-0 Championship home win over Rotherham United which took the Midlands club into sixth spot.Villa had failed to win any of their previous six games and the victory over Rotherham was a huge relief.It was Bruce’s 99th game in charge and he is confident that Villa can now kick-on and is predicting another strong promotion ...Full Story »

Derby boss Frank Lampard backs international calls for Mason Mount

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA11 hits

Derby County manager Frank Lampard pressed Mason Mount’s international claims after his on-loan Chelsea midfielder ran the show in front of watching England manager Gareth Southgate in their 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers.Mount hit the woodwork with a sumptuous free-kick and greatly impressed as the Rams failed to make the breakthrough against a dogged Rovers side.Lampard was quick to prai...Full Story »

Villa get back to winning ways

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA10 hits

Aston Villa marked manager Steve Bruce’s 99th game in charge with their first win in seven games, a 2-0 Championship home success over Rotherham.Tammy Abraham put Villa ahead with a 27th-minute goal on his home debut but they had to wait until the 83rd minute before Yannick Bolasie killed the game off.Unfortunately for a battling Rotherham side, who have given a good account of themselves ...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 PA27 hits

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 PA3 hits

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 PA11 hits

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 »

Valencia vs Juventus - Allegri will include Douglas Costa in UCL plans

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA27 hits

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Douglas Costa will be included in his plans for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash in Valencia. Costa has been banned for four matches by the Italian Football Federation after his red card for spitting in Sassuolo forward Federico Di Francesco’s face during Sunday’s Serie A clash. The Brazilian winger was expected to m...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 PA24 hits

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 »

Claudio Yacob could make Nottingham Forest debut against Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA44 hits

Nottingham Forest could hand Claudio Yacob a debut after the former West Brom midfielder signed a two-year deal at the City Ground earlier this month.Greece international Panagiotis Tachtsidis has also joined as a free agent and will hope to be included in the squad.Michael Dawson (calf) was only fit enough for a place on the bench in the goalless draw against Swansea last time out, but could pl...Full Story »

Saeid Ezatolahi in the running for Reading bow

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA20 hits

Reading should have summer signing Saeid Ezatolahi available to face Norwich.The on-loan Rostov midfielder joined last month and got his visa in France last week.Jordan Obita (knee) and Gareth McCleary (ankle) are long-term injury absentees.Adrian Popa (ankle) and Dave Edwards (knee) are also unavailable for boss Paul Clement.Norwich continue to be without skipper Grant Hanley, who is sidel...Full Story »

Salah 'sure' Liverpool can win Champions League

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com79 hits

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.com92 hits

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 »

Mark Hughes bemoans costly late penalty decision

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA23 hits

Mark Hughes bemoaned the award of a “very soft” stoppage-time penalty as Southampton surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with south-coast rivals Brighton.Albion striker Glenn Murray converted the late equaliser after referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot following James Ward-Prowse’s tangle with Shane Duffy.Pierre Hojbjerg’s long-range strike and a penalty from D...Full Story »

Southampton 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion: Late Murray penalty earns Brighton draw at Southampton

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA39 hits

Glenn Murray scored a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at south coast rivals Southampton.The veteran striker converted his fourth goal of the season from the spot after Saints substitute James Ward-Prowse was adjudged to have fouled Shane Duffy by referee Anthony Taylor.Pierre Hojbjerg’s stunning strike and a penalty from Danny Ings looked to have...Full Story »

Spal 2-0 Atalanta: Andrea Petagna brace fires Spal into second place

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA35 hits

Spal have climbed up to second place in the Serie A table after securing their third victory from four matches with a 2-0 defeat of Atalanta.Their latest three-point haul means they trail only Juventus – champions for the past seven years – and are ahead of last season’s runners-up Napoli on goal difference.Andrea Petagna’s two second-half finishes have put the Ferrara cl...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur - Inter Milan will not be overawed by Tottenham

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by PA55 hits

Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti says his side will not be overawed by Tottenham in Tuesday’s Champions League opener.The Serie A side welcome Spurs to the San Siro for their opening Group B game and they could not be in a much worse state, having won just one of their first four league games.Inter are back in the elite European competition for the first time since 2011-2012 and Sp...Full Story »

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