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Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti blasts 'strange' criticism of Florentino Perez from UEFA president

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by ESPN38 hits

Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin over his criticism of Real Madrid's Florentino Perez and the club's continued involvement in the Super League project. Ceferin -- in an interview published by the Barcelona's Joan Laporta and Juventus' Andrea Agnelli as "incompetent leaders" who "tried to kill football" with their bid to launch a breakaway league. "It seems a bit...Full Story »

NAKED AMBITION Germany’s naked football team challenge England to strip off for grudge match after Euros humiliation

Posted Thursday, September 09, 2021 by hits

The Nacktionalmannschaft - a pun on the German words for “nude” and “national team” only took to the field for the first-time last weekend. Now they want to challenge the English Credit: Pottoriginale / Dominik asbach But they have already have set their sights set on a face-off in England, where they hope they will find some stiff competition. Speaking exclusively to...Full Story »

REBEL ALLIANCE Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have not given up on European Super League as Premier League clubs rejoin ECA

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by hits

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus will be conspicuous absentees when the Prem 'Big Six' return to the European Club Association ranks in Geneva on Monday. Barcelona chief Joan Laporta, Juve's Andrea Agnelli (below, second left) and Real Madrid supremo Florentino Perez (bottom centre) have not given up on the European Super League Credit: Getty Credit: Rex Credit: Getty But the trio have en...Full Story »

Aaron Ramsey missing as Wales head to Europe

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com24 hits

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be absent again with Wales hit by injury and visa issues ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia. Ramsey, who featured in only 19 of Wales’ previous 44 games before playing at Euro 2020 this summer, suffered a thigh injury playing for his Italian club on August 22. Liverpool full-back Neco Williams, Tottenham defender Joe Ro...Full Story »

Napoli and Leicester to meet in 32-team Europa League

Posted Saturday, August 28, 2021 by Marca.com57 hits

The 2021/22 Europa League group stage is set Group stage of the Europa League.@EuropaLeague Napoli and Leicester will have more than usual to play for when they meet in the group stage of the Europa League. The teams were drawn into the same group on Friday, along with Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw, for the slimmed down tournament that now has 32 teams instead of 48. Only the group winners ...Full Story »

Nine-man St Johnstone’s European journey ends with controversial LASK defeat

Posted Friday, August 27, 2021 by PA15 hits

Nine-man St Johnstone’s European journey ended in some controversy with a 2-0 home defeat to LASK at McDiarmid Park.Following an encouraging 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa Conference League play-off in Austria last week, Saints were on level pegging with the visitors at the goalless interval.However, in the 71st minute, substitute Husein Balic fired the ball in from 14 yards and t...Full Story »

Stephen Glass shows refreshing sense of humility as Aberdeen exit Europe

Posted Friday, August 27, 2021 by PA13 hits

Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass showed a refreshing sense of humility after his side exited the Europa Conference League at the play-off round, having been beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Azerbaijani side Qarabag.Trailing 1-0 from the away leg, the Dons fell behind early to Tural Bayramov’s crisp strike and further goals from Kady Borges and Abdellah Zoubir as the visitors had the tie closed out lo...Full Story »

Celtic make hard work of Europa League progress at AZ Alkmaar

Posted Friday, August 27, 2021 by PA7 hits

Kyogo Furuhashi’s early goal proved crucial as Celtic reached the Europa League group stage despite a torrid night in Holland.Celtic gifted AZ Alkmaar two extremely soft goals before hanging on for a 3-2 aggregate victory, losing 2-1 on the night.Ange Postecoglou’s side went three up on aggregate with little over two minutes gone. Anthony Ralston’s ball over the top sent Liel A...Full Story »

Aberdeen knocked out of Europa Conference League after heavy defeat to Qarabag

Posted Friday, August 27, 2021 by PA9 hits

Aberdeen’s hopes of making the Europa Conference League group stage were ended on a disappointing night at Pittodrie as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Qarabag in the second leg of their qualifying play-off.Trailing 1-0 from the opening match against the Azerbaijan club, the Dons’ task was made all the more difficult by an early strike from Tural Bayramov.Kady Borges and Abdellah Zoubi...Full Story »

Steve Clarke: Scotland boss signs extension which runs until the end of Euro 2024

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Skysports.com29 hits

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has agreed a contract extension which runs until the end of Euro 2024. The 57-year-old's initial contract was due to expire at the end of the current World Cup cycle. He guided Scotland to the Euro 2020 finals - their first appearance at a major tournament since 1998 - and they drew 0-0 with England at Wembley, but failed to progress due to group stages losse...Full Story »

JACK AND THE LAD Young England fan who got Jack Grealish’s boots at Euro 2020 hands Pep Guardiola note for hero after first Man City goal

Posted Sunday, August 22, 2021 by hits

The lad had been gifted Grealish's boots by the winger earlier in the summer, while attending England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy. Pep Guardiola carried a thank you note from a young fan to Jack Grealish The supporter had been gifted Grealish's boots by the star at Euro 2020 Fans praised the 25-year-old for handing over his boots having popped into the stand to meet loved ones following...Full Story »

Simon Kjaer insists "I'm not a hero" after saving Christian Eriksen's life at Euro 2020

Posted Saturday, August 21, 2021 by hits

Denmark captain Simon Kjaer insists he's not a hero despite his quick-thinking actions that helped save Christian Eriksen's life during the European Championships. Eriksen, 28, collapsed to the ground without anyone around him after suffering a cardiac arrest midway through the first-half of Denmark's Euro 2020 opener with Finland In distressing scenes, the former Tottenham man received CPR on...Full Story »

St Johnstone hold LASK to draw in Europa Conference League play-off first leg

Posted Friday, August 20, 2021 by PA28 hits

St Johnstone secured another impressive away draw in Europe but the Perth side should really have gone on to win after Chris Kane’s opener against LASK.Kane netted in the 17th minute and Saints had a host of chances to double their lead in the first leg of the Europa Conference League play-off.But the home side secured a 1-1 draw after Jamie McCart conceded a penalty following a needless c...Full Story »

Real Madrid have raised 200 million euros to sign Mbappe... or Haaland

Posted Thursday, August 19, 2021 by Marca.com71 hits

Real Madrid have sold well in recent years. Real Madrid have been notoriously restrained in the transfer market for years, and it's easy to forget that the purchase of Eden Hazard was actually a relative outlier, however the club has continued to raise money very cleverly, and intend to use the 200 million euros to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland. COVID-19 first began to impact foo...Full Story »

Juventus sign Italy's Euro 2020 hero Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo

Posted Thursday, August 19, 2021 by ESPN38 hits

Juventus have completed the signing of midfielder Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo. Locatelli, who had been the subject of a bid from Arsenal following Euro 2020 according to Sassuolo's CEO, had his Juve medical on Wednesday, with the Bianconeri posting pictures of his arrival on their Twitter page. The 23-year-old, who was a member of Italy's victorious Euro 2020 squad, started his career at ...Full Story »

Hibernian bounce back from Euro exit to defeat Kilmarnock in Premier Sports Cup

Posted Sunday, August 15, 2021 by PA22 hits

Hibernian bounced back from their European exit to reach the quarter-finals of the Premier Sports cup with a 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock.Kyle Magennis and Kevin Nisbet found the net in the second half against the Championship side as the Leith outfit showed no signs of fatigue from a demanding run of games.Kilmarnock had to soak up pressure for large spells of the game but did go close in the fi...Full Story »

Stephen Glass praises contribution of half-time substitute Funso Ojo in Euro win

Posted Friday, August 13, 2021 by PA24 hits

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass praised the contribution of half-time substitute Funso Ojo but was modest about his part in the tactical change that ultimately saw Aberdeen win through to face Qarabag in the Europa Conference League play-off round.The half-time introduction of Ojo and Connor McLennan and a change of formation would prove key and Ojo was involved in both the goals scored by Ryan H...Full Story »

Ryan Hedges at the double as Aberdeen secure progress in Europa League

Posted Friday, August 13, 2021 by PA19 hits

Ryan Hedges scored twice but it was half-time substitute Funso Ojo who was the star of the show as Aberdeen eased past Icelanders Breidablik 2-1 to set up a tie with Azerbaijani side Qarabag in the Europa Conference League play-off round.Hedges found the net twice with two completely different types of goal, and Ojo was heavily involved in both, with Gisli Eyjolfsson having equalised in between ...Full Story »

David Turnbull nets brace as Celtic cruise past Jablonec in Europa League

Posted Friday, August 13, 2021 by PA21 hits

David Turnbull hit a double as Celtic swept to a 3-0 Europa League victory over Jablonec in front of a raucous Parkhead crowd.Turnbull slotted his first goal of the season midway through the first half before producing one of his trademark long-range efforts after the break.James Forrest wrapped up a 7-2 aggregate victory which sent Celtic through to a play-off against AZ Alkmaar.Three stands at...Full Story »

Callum Davidson proud of St Johnstone players despite Europa League exit

Posted Friday, August 13, 2021 by PA21 hits

Manager Callum Davidson has told his St Johnstone players to hold their heads high despite their 5-3 Europa League exit to Galatasaray at McDiarmid Park.Scotland’s domestic double cup winners had drawn 1-1 with the visitors in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round in Istanbul last week but the second leg proved just too much.Striker Mbaye Diagne put the visitors ahead...Full Story »

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