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Roma wanted Giroud as Dzeko replacement, sporting director Monchi confirms

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com184 hits

Olivier Giroud was top of Roma's list of transfer targets had Chelsea met the asking price for Edin Dzeko, according to the Serie A club's sporting director Monchi. Although the Premier League champions signed defender Emerson Palmieri from the Giallorossi, Roma rejected offers for striker Dzeko. Giroud eventually moved from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge as part of a deadline day transfer trian...Full Story »

Ostersunds FK 0 - 3 Arsenal: Arsenal hit three goals to take commanding lead over Ostersund

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA192 hits

Arsenal made light work of sub-zero temperatures and an artificial pitch to secure a comfortable Europa League victory over Ostersund.The first leg of this Round-of-32 tie was played in Ostersund’s Jamtkraft Arena, surrounded by snow drifts and furnished with an unfamiliar 4G surface – but a strong Arsenal side overcame trying conditions to win 3-0.Arsene Wenger got out of the group ...Full Story »

Crewe waiting on Eddie Nolan for Colchester clash

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA150 hits

Crewe will hope to have defender Eddie Nolan available again for the League Two clash with Colchester. Nolan was ruled out of the midweek loss to Accrington through illness, with Michael Raynes deputising in the only change from the side that drew with Yeovil last weekend.James Jones (hernia) and Chris Dagnall (knee) are both making good progress and could be back in contention by the end of the...Full Story »

Real Madrid 3-1 Paris Saint Germain: Zinedine Zidane praises Real Madrid following Champions League victory over PSG

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by PA153 hits

Zinedine Zidane lauded Real Madrid for displaying their Champions League pedigree as the holders scored twice late on to claim a first-leg lead against Paris St Germain.PSG had gone ahead in their round-of-16 tie through Adrien Rabiot’s strike and even though Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty levelled matters before the break, the Ligue 1 leaders arguably shaded the contest until the final...Full Story »

Jurgen Klopp: Sadio Mane is back to his best

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by PA105 hits

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Sadio Mane is back to his best after a hat-trick in the 5-0 win in Porto virtually assured his side a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.The Senegal international scored the Reds’ opener midway through the first half when his shot squirmed under goalkeeper Jose Sa on a slippery, wet surface and added a couple more after the break, co...Full Story »

FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool: Sadio Mane scores hat-trick as Liverpool cruise to Champions League win in Porto

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by PA221 hits

Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal run with a 30th of the season as Liverpool won 5-0 at Porto to virtually assure themselves a Champions League quarter-final place.Mane was in the right place at the right time to score twice in the first half before rifling home his hat-trick just before the end, to overshadow the exploits of Salah, whose brilliant individu...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs PSG - Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: “My future is not key”

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA222 hits

Zinedine Zidane insists his own future has no bearing on Real Madrid’s build-up to hosting Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.Zidane’s role as Real boss has come under increasing scrutiny with the Madrid giants trailing bitter rivals Barcelona by 17 points in La Liga.Former France midfielder Zidane helped Real retain the Champions League crown and lift the league t...Full Story »

Paul Pogba would shine under Pep Guardiola, says Jamie Redknapp

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Skysports.com179 hits

Redknapp says Jose Mourinho has a duty to get the best out of Pogba Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would be "one of the star performers" at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, according to Jamie Redknapp. Pogba has come in for criticism after failing to complete 90 minutes for the third straight Premier League game in the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle at St. James' Park last weekend. The ...Full Story »

Di Maria: I would have no problem playing for Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Marca.com147 hits

While some players find it very difficult to play for an old rival, Angel Di Maria has claimed that it would be no issue if Barcelona wanted to sign him. Despite his Real Madrid past, the Argentine stated that the only team he would totally reject any chance of playing for is Newell's Old Boys, who neighbour his first club, Rosario Central. "My relationship with Real Madrid ended," he told F...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola hails ‘amazing’ City after comfortable win over Basel

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA96 hits

Pep Guardiola felt his Manchester City side all but secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals as they thrashed Basel 4-0 in Switzerland on Tuesday.Ilkay Gundogan scored twice and there were also goals for Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva as the Premier League leaders produced yet another commanding display in what is proving a remarkable season.The result means the second leg of...Full Story »

Tony Mowbray dedicates win over Portsmouth to travelling Blackburn fans

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA100 hits

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray dedicated his side’s 2-1 win at Portsmouth to their travelling fans.More than 800 supporters journeyed 250 miles to the south coast to see Adam Armstrong’s double fire 10-man Rovers to victory, which moved them level on points with second-placed Wigan in Sky Bet League One.Mowbray said: “It is a difficult place to come, particularly in the second ...Full Story »

Neil Warnock pleased with Cardiff’s attitude in win against Bolton

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA76 hits

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock praised his team’s professional display as they brushed aside Bolton 2-0 to maintain their promotion push.First-half goals from Armand Traore and captain Sean Morrison gave Warnock’s side a comfortable victory that leaves them just a point behind second-placed Aston Villa in the Championship.Bolton never looked like managing a comeback at Cardiff City Stadi...Full Story »

Darren Ferguson blasts ‘unacceptable’ Doncaster display

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA77 hits

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson labelled Rovers’ performance “unacceptable” as a 4-2 defeat at Walsall stretched their winless run to eight league games.Rovers fell 4-0 behind as Joe Edwards scored twice in two first-half minutes, Kieron Morris added a third before the break and Amadou Bakayoko netted in the second half.Doncaster pulled back two late goals through skipper Tommy ...Full Story »

Nathan Jones hails ‘outstanding’ Hatters

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA69 hits

Luton boss Nathan Jones labelled his side “outstanding” as they hammered Crawley 4-1 at Kenilworth Road.James Collins scored twice against his former side, while Olly Lee and Luke Berry were also on target.Jones said: “That was absolutely outstanding and to be honest with you, it should have been a lot, lot more. We were better tonight than when we won eight and seven.“So...Full Story »

Cardiff return to winning ways with home defeat of struggling Bolton

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA53 hits

Cardiff kept up the pressure on the Sky Bet Championship’s top two as they returned to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bolton.First-half goals from debutant Armand Traore and captain Sean Morrison put Neil Warnock’s team in total control in the Welsh capital.Bolton offered little in their attempts to get back into the game and this result means they will continue to ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola unsure if Man City are ready to win Champions League

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by ESPN175 hits

Pep Guardiola says he's not sure whether Manchester City are ready to win the Champions League yet ahead of their round-of-16 clash with Basel. City have only gone beyond the first knockout stage of the competition once before -- in 2015 when they reached the semifinals. Guardiola has said City lack the experience to compete with the best sides in Europe asked if the big teams in Europe woul...Full Story »

Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers - Gary Madine could miss reunion with former club Bolton

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by PA202 hits

Cardiff striker Gary Madine hopes to be passed fit to take on former club Bolton.Madine – who left Bolton on transfer deadline day last month – was in the wars during Cardiff’s 1-1 draw at Millwall last Friday, with Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock saying his new signing had his nose “smashed”.Lee Peltier was on the bench at The Den after five weeks out following minor s...Full Story »

Marcus Maddison set for Peterborough return

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by PA103 hits

Marcus Maddison could return for Peterborough in their Sky Bet League One clash against Scunthorpe.Maddison missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Gillingham with a calf injury.Alex Penny (shoulder) and  Gwion Edwards (ankle) both remain sidelined.Posh will host Scunthorpe without a victory from their last four matches.Duane Holmes and Rory McArdle will both be assessed by Iron manager Gr...Full Story »

Sheffield Wed. vs Derby County - Sheffield Wed. welcome back Glenn Loovens and Daniel Pudil

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA276 hits

Sheffield Wednesday pair Glenn Loovens and Daniel Pudil will return to contention for the home game against Derby.Loovens missed the weekend draw at Barnsley through illness while fellow defender Pudil served a one-match ban.Defender Jack Hunt could also return to contention and midfielder David Jones has recovered from the knock which forced him off on Saturday.But boss Jos Luhukay still has a ...Full Story »

PSG are more like Barcelona than Real Madrid, says Angel Di Maria

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by squawka.com319 hits

Angel Di Maria has risked the ire of his former fans at Real Madrid by comparing the style of play of his current club, Paris Saint-Germain, to that of their bitter rivals Barcelona. The 29-year-old believes Les Parisiens play a possession-based game similar to Barcelona, while Real Madrid play on the "counter-attack." The old Spanish adversaries need no reason to fuel their rivalry, but tha...Full Story »

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