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Schalke in meltdown: Entire sporting staff sacked as club sets unwanted Bundesliga record

Posted Monday, March 01, 2021 by ESPN28 hits

Schalke's problems continued on Sunday as they sacked their first-team leadership to become the first club in Bundesliga history with five different coaches in one season. Following Saturday's 5-1 defeat at Stuttgart, the Bundesliga's worst side in over 50 years have taken dramatic measures in a desperate attempt to halt the free fall towards a first relegation since 1988. "On Sunday, Schalke ...Full Story »

Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Sporting CP teen striker Tiago Tomas

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com19 hits

Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Sporting CP teen striker Tiago Tomas. The Sun says Gunners technical director Edu has been in direct contact with Sporting director of football Hugo Viana over the deal. The 18-year-old signed a new five-year contract with the Portuguese giants in June 2020 with a release clause of £52m. However, due to the current economic climate and Sporting's s...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Arsenal close in on Sporting striker Tomas

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2021 by Goal.com58 hits

Gunners close in on Sporting striker Tomas (The Sun)Sporting are ready to cash in on the teenage forward Arsenal are nearing a deal to sign Sporting striker Tiago Tomas at the end of the season, reports The Sun. The 18-year-old is believed to have a £52 million ($72m) release clause in the five-year contract he signed at the Portuguese club last summer. However, the financial impact o...Full Story »

What footballers eat on Christmas day ahead of a busy sporting calendar, from porridge, yoghurt and protein shakes

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk48 hits

SPARE a thought for footballers at this time of the year. It’s one thing enjoying the lavish lifestyle that comes with being a multimillionaire professional sportsman but when it comes to Christmas it’s about as much fun as sitting in the cupboard under the stairs. Christmas and New Year is virtually the only time in the calendar year when the average Joe can feel superior to the...Full Story »

Man Utd, Juventus blow as Sporting Lisbon increase release clause for Nuno Mendes

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com52 hits

Sporting Lisbon have reached an agreement with Nuno Mendes to increase his release clause. The 18-year-old left-back has been a target for Manchester United, Liverpool, Juventus, Arsenal and AC Milan. He recently signed a new five-year deal with Sporting, which included a €45m release clause. But according to Portuguese newspaper Record, Sporting have now raised that amount to €...Full Story »

Aberdeen bow out of Europa League after Sporting defeat

Posted Friday, September 25, 2020 by PA20 hits

Aberdeen bowed out of the Europa League in the third qualifying round for the second year in a row after a narrow 1-0 loss at Sporting Lisbon.Derek McInnes, who was without Scott McKenna after the defender moved to Nottingham Forest for a club record fee on Wednesday, watched the Dons produce a battling display, but a seventh-minute strike by Tiago Tomas settled the tie.The Scottish Premiership ...Full Story »

CUP FOR IT Uefa confirm Champions League will end with World Cup knockout-style tournament in Lisbon in August

Posted Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk105 hits

And European football bosses still hope that fans can be allowed in the stadiums to give some atmosphere. The Champions League is set to resume on August 7 Credit: EPA But Manchester City will not know until next month whether their last 16 tie with Real Madrid will be completed at the Etihad or in Portugal. European bosses also agreed that the Europa League will be played to a finish under a...Full Story »

Lisbon to host eight-team Champions League knockouts - report

Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by ESPN87 hits

The Champions League final is heading to Lisbon, with UEFA planning an Aug. 23 final to cap seven broadcast nights in a 12-day span of elite European teams playing knockout soccer. The widely reported UEFA wish to hold an eight-team knockout bracket in two empty stadiums in Portugal's capital was confirmed in reports Monday by broadcaster Sky Italia. UEFA's executive committee must agree on ...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Real Madrid and Barcelona vs Napoli to be played in Lisbon

Posted Saturday, June 13, 2020 by Marca.com56 hits

As we wait for confirmation from UEFA on June 17 about the future of the Champions League, different options are already being considered. The tournament is expected to return in August, once many domestic competitions have been concluded. Lisbon has already been suggested a potential host for a 'final eight' format, which German newspaper Bild say will host the remaining last-16 fixtures. ...Full Story »

Lisbon in frame for August Champions League knock-out tournament

Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com45 hits

Lisbon is the favourite to host an eight-team Champions League knockout tournament in August, if it is given the go-ahead by governing body Uefa, reports BBC Sport. Uefa is planning to move the final from Istanbul, where it was due to be held on 30 May, for the new format. The Europa League final, due to be held in Gdansk, Poland on 27 May, is likely to be moved to Germany. Uefa's executive...Full Story »

Champions League set to be decided in World Cup style tournament with Lisbon likely hosts

Posted Thursday, June 04, 2020 by Express.co.uk80 hits

UEFA are set to vote on plan which would see the Champions League decided in a tournament similar to the World Cup. The Champions League this season could be decided in a ‘Final 8’ World Cup style tournament in Lisbon. UEFA are due to meet on June 17 to decide how to finish the Champions League and Europa League tournaments this season, after the COVID-19 crisis brought football to ...Full Story »

'Lautaro is not for sale' - Inter sporting director insists Barca must pay €111m clause to sign striker

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Goal.com41 hits

The Blaugrana have made the Argentine forward their top priority this summer, but will only be able to land him for a nine-figure transfer feeInter sporting director Piero Ausilio has insisted that star forward Lautaro Martinez is not for sale and that Barcelona must pay the Argentine's €111 million (£97m/$121m) release clause if they wish to sign him. Goal has reported that the Ca...Full Story »

Juventus sporting director: We're speaking about a Arthur-Pjanic swap with Barcelona

Posted Monday, May 04, 2020 by Marca.com56 hits

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has revealed that the club are in talks with Barcelona about their summer plans. Reports have linked the Bianconeri and Blaugrana with a swap deal that would see Arthur Melo head to Turin and Miralem Pjanic go to the other way to the Camp Nou, and Paratici added further fuel to these rumours. "Swap deals with Barcelona like Arthur-Pjanic? We're speak...Full Story »

'Sporting merit' will decide qualifiers for next season's Champions League, confirms UEFA

Posted Friday, April 24, 2020 by Goal.com48 hits

European football's governing body met on Thursday to discuss 2020-21 continental club competitions, and says teams will be chosen on league form. UEFA has stated that qualification for its club competitions next season must be done on "sporting merit", while reaffirming its belief that the 2019-20 season should be played to a complete finish where possible. The football season has been post...Full Story »

Sporting Gijon B goalkeeper racially abused by Ibiza ballboys after giving his shirt to them

Posted Monday, February 24, 2020 by Marca.com67 hits

Sporting Gijon B player Christian Joel has reported an act of racism from ballboys after a game away at UD Ibiza. The goalkeeper had given his shirt to the boys after a match in Ibiza before they insulted him in a video. "After the match at Ibiza, the ball boys sent me a video calling me an 'immigrant' with the shirt that they'd got from me," he wrote on social media. "These situations can'...Full Story »

Rangers vs Sporting Braga - Gerrard warns Rangers players to be mindful of VAR

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2020 by PA105 hits

Steven Gerrard has warned Rangers to be on their best behaviour as his players come under the watchful eye of VAR for the first time.The video assistant referee system will be in use as Rangers host Braga in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday.In UEFA competitions, VAR can be used to correct calls relating to goals, incidents in the penalty box, red cards and mistaken identity – b...Full Story »

Man Utd confirm £55m Bruno Fernandes transfer is agreed as Sporting ace jets in for medical in Homer Simpson T-shirt

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk85 hits

BRUNO FERNANDES has touched down in Manchester after United finally reached a £55million agreement with Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese midfielder flew in on Wednesday evening to undergo his medical after weeks of negotiations. Bruno Fernandes and his agent jetted to Manchester for a medical after United confirmed they have agreed a fee with Sporting Fernandes - wearing a black Homer Sim...Full Story »

Man Utd move for Bruno Fernandes off as Sporting refuse to budge on €80m asking price

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 by Goal.com118 hits

Manchester United’s protracted move for Bruno Fernandes has collapsed after co-chairman Joel Glazer ruled out a transfer due to his concerns over Sporting C.P.'s asking price of €80 million (£68m/$89m). Sporting had expected the move to be completed before the end of the January transfer window, but Goal can confirm that the deal is close to unsalvageable after Glazer express...Full Story »

Bruno Fernandes’ Man Utd transfer message to Sporting Lisbon

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk102 hits

Bruno Fernandes has told Sporting Lisbon he is ‘desperate’ to complete a transfer to Manchester United, it has been claimed. Starsport understands Old Trafford chiefs are at loggerheads with their Portuguese counterparts over the signing of Fernandes after refusing the meet the asking price of €80m. A €50m has been lodged for the 25-year-old but talks have stalled becau...Full Story »

Man Utd hit roadblock in Bruno Fernandes transfer talks and refuse Sporting Lisbon demands

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by Express.co.uk114 hits

Man Utd transfer news: Bruno Fernandes talks have hit a roadblock (Image: GETTY) Manchester United are not close to reaching a transfer agreement for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Bruno Fernandes’ transfer to Manchester United has hit a roadblock after Sporting Lisbon hiked their valuation of the midfielder to £68million. The two parties had looked close to agreeing a...Full Story »

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