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VAR Be Used For The First Time In The Bundesliga

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by thesportbible.com225 hits

The opening game of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season saw the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Defending champions Bayern Munich kicked-off the German league campaign at home to Bayer Leverkusen. While two new Bayern players scored on their Bundesliga debut, the main takeaway of the match was the use of VAR. Niklas Sule gave Bayern the lead in the ninth minute before Corentin Toli...Full Story »

The clock is ticking on Barcelona's impossible deals

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Marca.com134 hits

It may not be panic stations in the Barcelona boardroom just yet but the state of affairs on the pitch cannot have helped the nerves as the iconic Catalan club continues to fumble its way through the transfer window in an increasingly worrisome situation. For many onlookers at the Blaugrana, the problems of Neymar's departure and the lack of a replacement didn't hit home until Karim Benzema's...Full Story »

Tottenham seal club-record signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by ESPN232 hits

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the club-record signing of Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez on a five-year deal, subject to a medical and work permit. The Dutch side confirmed the 21-year-old would depart as Tottenham pay a transfer fee of €40 million (£36.6m) that could rise to €42m (£38.4m) with add-ons, depending on his appearances and success at the club. Sanchez ...Full Story »

Juventus sign France midfielder Matuidi from PSG

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Marca.com167 hits

Juventus have signed France midfielder Blaise Matuidi from Paris St Germain on a three-year deal, the Italian champions announced on Friday. The 30-year-old arrived in Turin earlier this week for a two-day medical and was confirmed as a Juventus player on the Serie A club's website. Matuidi, who has 58 caps, has joined Massimiliano Allegri's Juve side for 20 million euros ($23.48 million), w...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 3 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen: Bayern Munich up and running on day one of the new Bundesliga season

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 by PA181 hits

Debut goals from Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso helped Bayern Munich get the defence of their Bundesliga title off to a winning 3-1 start in monsoon conditions against Bayer Leverkusen. Sule headed home the opening goal after only nine minutes at the Allianz Arena, meeting a free-kick from his fellow signing from Hoffenheim, Sebastian Rudy. And Tolisso, the big-money arrival from Lyon, als...Full Story »

Southampton vs West Ham - Pellegrino expects further stability under new owners

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA118 hits

Mauricio Pellegrino expects Southampton's new owners to chase the same methodical progress that underpinned the Liebherr family's stewardship. The Gao family from China this week completed an 80 per cent share purchase in Southampton, leaving Katharina Liebherr holding the remaining stake at the St Mary's club. The Liebherr family have guided Saints to mid-table Premier League security, and Pe...Full Story »

Jordan Clarke remains on sidelines for Scunthorpe

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA79 hits

Scunthorpe will once again be without defender Jordan Clarke for the home clash with Oxford.Clarke is currently nursing a thigh problem but manager Graham Alexander is confident he will be back in contention for the Iron's trip to Plymouth next weekend.Levi Sutton is expected to keep his place at right-back, while Duane Holmes and Tom Hopper impressed after coming off the bench against Rochdale...Full Story »

Cauley Woodrow added to Bristol City squad

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA51 hits

Loan signing Cauley Woodrow goes straight into the Bristol City squad for the visit of Millwall.The Fulham striker has signed a season-long loan deal at Ashton Gate and the paperwork has been completed in time for him to feature on Saturday.City were keen to get the England Under-21 international on board immediately, with Bosnian striker Milan Djuric facing at least two months out following gr...Full Story »

Carlisle consider changes for Cheltenham visit

Posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 by PA48 hits

Carlisle manager Keith Curle faces selection dilemmas for the visit of Cheltenham.Curle rested two of his better players, midfielder Mike Jones and winger Jamie Devitt, last weekend and was rewarded with a 2-1 win at Cambridge.Despite that result both men are likely to return, leaving Curle to determine who should sit out this time.Jason Kennedy has been back in full training and may return but...Full Story »

Shay Given: Manchester United need to keep David De Gea to win the Premier League

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 by squawka.com134 hits

Former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has warned Manchester United that they must keep David De Gea if they are to win the Premier League this season. De Gea has continuously been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent years but the deal has so far failed to materialise, with the Spaniard remaining at Old Trafford. Given feels that De Gea would be a significant improvement on cur...Full Story »

BVB teammates blast Dembele over Barcelona antics

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 by tribalfootball.com157 hits

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has rapped Borussia Dortmund teammate Ousmane Dembele over his Barcelona antics. Dembele has been skipping training as he waits for Barca and BVB to settle on a fee for his signing. "Ousmane is a good guy, but he has to understand that no one is bigger than the team," said the Greece defender. "Every player must work for the team and respect the hierarchy. And that...Full Story »

Barcelona to spend €250M-plus to land Dembele and Coutinho in coming days

Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 by tribalfootball.com196 hits

Barcelona are ready to spend over €250m in the coming days to get deals done for Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho. With Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool refusing to cave over initial offers of €70-80m, Barca recognise they'll have to go much higher to sign the attacking pair. AS says Barca recognise they're now obliged to do deals for both players with Coutinho having handed ...Full Story »

Barca star Suarez to undergo tests on knee injury

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com131 hits

Luis Suarez could be in doubt for Barcelona's LaLiga opener against Real Betis after sustaining a knee injury against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Barca confirmed Suarez will undergo further tests on Thursday after the side's 5-1 aggregate loss to bitter rivals Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana following their 2-0 defeat midweek. The comprehensive result was compounded with an injury to Suarez,...Full Story »

Everton boss Ronald Koeman refuses to rule out deal for Chelsea outcast Diego Costa

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by hits

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has refused to rule out a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa RONALD KOEMAN has refused to rule out a temporary deal for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Costa, 28, has failed to comply with his contract at Chelsea after opting against a return to training. His time at Stamford Bridge appears to be finished following Antonio Conte's text, which outlined that the Spain ...Full Story »

Pep Segura on Coutinho, Dembele: 'We hope they will wear a Barca shirt'

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by ESPN330 hits

Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request at Liverpool. Barcelona are close to completing deals for Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, the club's general manager, Pep Segura, confirmed after Wednesday's 2-0 Super Cup loss to Real Madrid. Liverpool's Coutinho has been the subject of two bids from the Catalan club, the most recent worth €100 million turned down last week. How...Full Story »

Dave Tarpey at the double as Maidenhead sink Hartlepool

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA35 hits

Dave Tarpey scored twice to help Maidenhead to their first ever Vanarama National League win after beating Hartlepool 2-1 at York Road.Tarpey opened the scoring in the 34th minute when a long ball down the middle was flicked on by Sean Marks and Tarpey latched onto it to tuck it past goalkeeper Scott Loach and into the bottom right-hand corner.It was almost two just five minutes later when Ryan...Full Story »

In-form Aldershot hit Guiseley for six

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA35 hits

Aldershot continued their 100 per cent start to the National League season with a 6-0 thumping of Guiseley at the EBB Stadium.The hosts dominated the early exchanges and thought they had taken the lead in the 14th minute as Bobby-Joe Taylor headed in a James Rowe cross, but the goal was ruled out by an offside flag.Just six minutes later the the home side took a deserved lead thanks to Matt McC...Full Story »

Norwich welcome back Steven Naismith for Sunderland clash

Posted Sunday, August 13, 2017 by PA83 hits

Norwich will have Scotland forward Steven Naismith available again following suspension for the visit of Sunderland on Sunday.Naismith has now served out a three-match ban following his red card in the Canaries' 3-3 draw against Leeds at the end of last season.Cameron Jerome could lead the attack again having scored in the midweek Carabao Cup win over Swindon, with Portuguese frontman Nelson Ol...Full Story »

Crewe hold Newport despite Perry Ng dismissal

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA36 hits

Crewe dug deep to hold Newport to a 1-1 Sky Bet League Two draw despite playing more than 70 minutes with 10 men after defender Perry Ng was sent off.The Exiles went ahead (13) when Frank Nouble finished from close range after Ben Garratt parried Joss Labadie's shot and the follow up from Shawn McCoulsky.Crewe looked in trouble when Ng was dismissed (17) after picking up a second yellow card fo...Full Story »

Hearts dig deep to see off Kilmarnock

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by PA36 hits

Hearts racked up their first points of the season thanks to an Esmeal Goncalves cracker at Rugby Park - only for the Portuguese striker to see red in the second half as both teams finished with ten men.Goncalves buried the match-winner from 20 yards before he was ordered off after a tussle with Killie centre-back Kirk Broadfoot, who also saw red in what was afternoon to forget for the former Ra...Full Story »

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