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Kemar Roofe’s stunning strike caps Rangers’ Europa League win at Standard Liege

Posted Friday, October 23, 2020 by PA45 hits

Kemar Roofe made an almighty splash as his wondergoal ensured rain-lashed Rangers kicked-off their Europa League campaign with a 2-0 win over Standard Liege.Gers had to endure a second-half downpour but Roofe’s stoppage-time strike from the halfway line sank the Belgian outfit, with the former Leeds forward marking his first appearance in over a month due to an calf injury in style.The sun...Full Story »

Dundalk beaten in Europa League as Molde come from behind in Dublin

Posted Friday, October 23, 2020 by PA48 hits

Dundalk lost on their return to the Europa League group stage as Molde came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 victory at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin.Sean Murray’s glancing header gave Dundalk a 35th-minute lead but the Norwegian champions were a much-improved side after the break and Etzaz Hussain’s volley which deflected off Darragh Leahy levelled proceedings on the hour.And the Airtri...Full Story »

Jamie Vardy to miss Leicester’s Europa League opener because of injury

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by PA88 hits

Jamie Vardy is out of Leicester’s Europa League opener against Zorya Luhansk.The striker remains sidelined with a calf problem while Caglar Soyuncu is out for up to three months with an abductor injury he suffered on international duty with Turkey and may still have surgery.Wilfred Ndidi (groin), Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) and Daniel Amartey (hamstring) are missing while Islam Slimani has ...Full Story »

RAPID RECOVERY Arsenal’s Europa League clash ‘expected to go ahead’ despite Rapid Vienna player

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by hits

The club have confirmed an unnamed player's diagnosis with the illness, which also struck down Mikel Arteta in the spring. Rapid Vienna players will undergo extra testing while the unnamed player self-isolates Credit: Getty Images - Getty Mikel Arteta will take his side to Austria for the 5.55pm kick-off Credit: Reuters Routine tests uncovered a single case of coronavirus with additional chec...Full Story »

'Semi-finals is the minimum' - Optimistic Low sets Germany's Euro 2020 target despite failing to

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Goal.com115 hits

The German coach set a target his team must achieve at the upcoming tournament, but acknowledged they would need significant improvement Germany boss Joachim Low has demanded his team reach the semi-finals of next year's European Championships despite struggling to a 3-3 Nations League draw at home against Switzerland. The Germans showed strong resilience to fight back from 2-0 and 3-2 defic...Full Story »

Craig Wighton hat-trick keeps Hearts rolling in Betfred Cup

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by PA59 hits

Craig Wighton scored a hat-trick as Hearts beat Raith Rovers 3-1 to make it three wins from three in the Betfred Cup.Wighton netted penalties at either end of the first half and scored an excellent late solo effort after Manny Duku had brought Rovers back into the game.Kyle Benedictus was extremely harshly penalised for handball in the second minute to allow Wighton to net, the ball appearing to...Full Story »

Wenger calls for World Cup to take place every two years

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Marca.com108 hits

Arsene Wenger has called for the World Cup and European Championship to be held every two years rather than every four as has traditionally been the case. The legendary former Arsenal coach is FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development where he oversees and directs the growth of both the men and women's game across the world. With another international break currently taking place, Wenger m...Full Story »

RUB OF THE GREEN Ruben Dias infuriated his mum by smashing the cups in her kitchen… now he’s aim

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by hits

For the £64.5million centre-back charged with plugging Pep Guardiola’s leaking defence has been smashing things since he first kicked a football. Ruben Dias has been charged with fixing City's leaking defence Credit: AFP Back then, though, it was more about crockery than cups… unless they also  happened to be in the firing line for a young Ruben and older brother Ivan. A...Full Story »

Micky Mellon frustrated after Dundee United’s Betfred Cup defeat to Peterhead

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA44 hits

Micky Mellon claimed a number of players failed to show the desire needed to prove themselves at Dundee United after his side suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Peterhead.Steven Boyd’s well-taken second-half goal gave the League One outfit a deserved win at Tannadice in the Betfred Cup.Mellon picked a strong team with the likes of Cammy Smith and Paul McMullan starting and Liam Smith back follo...Full Story »

Steven Boyd inspires Peterhead to shock Betfred Cup win over Dundee United

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA48 hits

Dundee United suffered a shock Betfred Cup defeat as Jim McInally led Peterhead to a 1-0 Tannadice triumph against his former club.McInally, a key member of United’s UEFA Cup final team, saw his side take three points back north thanks to Steven Boyd’s well-taken second-half goal.United could have no complaints as Peterhead seized the initiative after a quiet first half.Chances were ...Full Story »

Hamilton secure much needed Betfred Cup win over Ayr

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA38 hits

Hamilton kick-started their Betfred Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Ayr United.Having lost their opening group game to League Two Annan Athletic on Tuesday, Hamilton had no margin for error as they had to win to keep their hopes of progressing alive.And they secured three points with first-half goals from birthday boy Marios Ogkmpoe, who turned 26, and Charlie Trafford.There was a nervous endin...Full Story »

England boss Gareth Southgate fears Euro 2020 cancelation because of coronavirus

Posted Saturday, October 10, 2020 by hits

Euro 2020 has already been postponed by 12 months. Gareth Southgate fears that the Euro 2020 finals may never happen because of the continuing threat of coronavirus. The finals were postponed by 12 months virtually as soon as the disease was declared a pandemic in March. But with infection levels rising all over the continent in a second wave, Southgate admits that the event – due to cu...Full Story »

Arsenal chief Edu reveals how he and boss Mikel Arteta told Mesut Ozil of Europa League squad sn

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by hits

ARSENAL technical director Edu has revealed how he broke the news to Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastahopolos that they would not be playing for Arsenal this season. Edu and manager Mikel Arteta organised face-to-face meetings with the out of favour duo to explain why they were not in the club’s 25-man Uefa squad. Edu and Mikel Arteta informed the likes of Mesut Ozil about their Europa Lea...Full Story »

Scotland have an eye on history following Euro 2020 play-off win over Israel

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA87 hits

Steve Clarke’s bid to make history with Scotland is still on after his side beat Israel in a dramatic Euro 2020 play-off semi-final penalty shoot-out at Hampden Park.After 120 goalless minutes, John McGinn scored the first from the spot before Scotland keeper David Marshall saved a shot from Eran Zahavi.Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay and Lawrence Shankland all scored, as did Nir Bit...Full Story »

Liam Boyce the penalty hero as Northern Ireland reach Euro 2020 play-off final

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA39 hits

Liam Boyce fired Northern Ireland into a Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final against Slovakia as they beat Bosnia-Herzegovina in a penalty shoot-out in Sarajevo.Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved from Haris Hajradonovic and Edin Visca hit the crossbar before Northern Ireland emerged from their first ever penalty shoot-out 4-3 winners thanks to Boyce’s strike.It means Northern Ireland will have a...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland heartache as Slovakia win Euro 2020 play-off on penalties

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA55 hits

Alan Browne and Matt Doherty suffered penalty shoot-out misery as the Republic of Ireland bowed out of the Euro 2020 play-offs in agonising fashion against Slovakia in Bratislava.Stephen Kenny’s men created the better chances in the game which ended 0-0 after extra-time, during which substitute Browne hit the post, but went down 4-2 on penalties.As a result, it is Slovakia who will meet No...Full Story »

Scotland triumph on penalties to progress in Euro 2020 play-offs

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA46 hits

Kenny McLean scored the decisive spot-kick as Scotland beat Israel in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to win their Euro 2020 play-off semi-final at Hampden Park.A nerve-jangling second half followed a sedate first 45 minutes and then came extra-time – the first time for Scotland since 1961 when they lost to Czechoslovakia in a World Cup play-off.Tension grew by the minute as the two sides con...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta axes Mesut Ozil and one other star from Europa League squad

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2020 by hits

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has snubbed Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from his 25-man squad for the Europa League group stages. The Gunners boss has named the squad he will select from for home and away fixtures against Rapid Vienna, Molde and Dundalk. UEFA will make the lists public on Thursday but it is claimed by Football.London that neither Ozil or Sokratis will be included, wit...Full Story »

Jack Ross lavishes praise on midfielder Stevie Mallan following cup victory

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2020 by PA51 hits

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross lavished praise on Stevie Mallan after the mercurial midfielder grasped his long-awaited opportunity to shine against Brora Rangers.The 24-year-old has endured a frustrating campaign after slipping down the pecking order at Easter Road, making just five substitute appearances prior to his man-of-the-match showing in the Betfred Cup.Mallan marked his first start of ...Full Story »

Hibernian survive cup scare to ease past Brora Rangers

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2020 by PA40 hits

Hibernian survived a Betfred Cup scare against Brora Rangers to emerge as 3-1 winners.The Easter Road outfit looked on course to rack up a comprehensive victory when a Stevie Mallan brace saw the hosts race into a two-goal lead within 12 minutes.However, Jack Ross’ men allowed the tempo to drop and the Highland League champions gradually found a foothold.That was underlined in the second p...Full Story »

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