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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Ernesto Valverde's clarity as head coach of Barcelona has won the admiration of Lionel Messi. Barcelona star Lionel Messi has praised the impact Ernesto Valverde has had on the club since taking over as head coach. The former Athletic Bilbao boss succeeded Luis Enrique at Camp Nou after the ran down...
Umahi barrs APC from using Abakaliki Stadium for rally Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has barred members of the All Progressives Congress, Ebonyi State Chapter, from using the Abakaliki Township Stadium as venue of its rally scheduled to hold on Saturday. Umahi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor,...
Trump threatens countries who don't back US World Cup bid WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don't back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. Morocco also has bid to host soccer's showcase....
We take a look at the stats that show Manchester United are improving under Jose Mourinho. Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League title in his last season at Old Trafford. Ever since his departure in 2013, Manchester United have not finished in the top 3 in the Premier League. The fear factor has...
Despite reports Ernesto Valverde is considering his Barcelona future, president Josep Maria Bartomeu backed the coach. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed questions over Ernesto Valverde's future, insisting the LaLiga giants were happy with the coach. Despite leading Barca to the Copa del Rey and almost certainly the LaLiga title, Valverde...
Alvaro Morata remains valued at Chelsea, despite missing out on an FA Cup semi-final starting role to Olivier Giroud, Antonio Conte says. Antonio Conte has hailed Olivier Giroud's impact after arriving at Chelsea from Arsenal in January, but insisted the French striker has not superseded club-record signing Alvaro Morata after both...
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has labelled Manchester United as the favourites to claim the FA Cup. Antonio Conte does not believe Chelsea will be the favourites in the FA Cup final against Manchester United. A sensational goal from Olivier Giroud and superb header from Alvaro Morata sealed a 2-0 victory for...
Sergio Ramos revelled in Real Madrid's triumph, though the veteran turned his attention to the semi-final return fixture. Sergio Ramos said Real Madrid were expected to win 3-0 as the captain highlighted the significance and difficultly of beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Marcelo and Marco Asensio cancelled out Joshua...
London, Apr 27 (AFP) Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lamented a familiar defensive lapse as his side failed to cash in on a man advantage for over 80 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. Antoine Griezmann's away goal eight...
How did Real madrid beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final? Real Madrid are Bayern Munich's greatest mindblock in European football at the moment and the reigning European champions got on their wicks again, this time in their own backyard to...
Away goals from Marco Asnesio and Marcelo give Real the advantage in the semi-final Seven Champions League trophies separate Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the Champions League but all Los Blancos needed tonight was a Marco Asensio goal to separate the two European heavyweights. Joshua Kimmich had given the German side the lead in the first half...
Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Europa League. What went wrong for the Gunners? With all eyes on them and their soon-to-leave manager Arsene Wenger, Arsenal opened up the doors to the Emirates, welcoming Atletico Madrid for the first leg...
A beacon of hope in Egypt and Merseyside, Mo Salah is much more than one of the best footballers in the world right now. It's as if the almighty got Frank Darabont to write the script for Mohamed Salah that night. A nation's dream that was put on the back...
Linked with a move away, Antoine Griezmann said he was discussing his future with Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann confirmed he was in talks with the LaLiga club over his future. Griezmann, 27, has been linked with a move away from Atletico, with Barcelona reportedly the frontrunners to sign...
Marcus Rashford has thanked Cristiano Ronaldo for giving him a signed Real Madrid shirt, complete with an encouraging message. Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a signed shirt to Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. The Real Madrid star personalised one of his jerseys with a message of support to the young England international,...