Category: Sport

Roma crisis deepens as Juventus march on

Roma crisis deepens as Juventus march on

Roma’s Serie A crisis deepened as they lost 2-0 away to Bologna at the weekend, and while a quick turnaround against on Wednesday might look desirable, it could be another potential banana skin for Eusebio di Francesco’s side. They will face second-from-bottom Frosinone, who battled bravely against a Juventus side seeking an eighth consecutive league title, holding out until Cristiano […]

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Pique rescues 10-man Barca to draw with Girona, Valencia continue to struggle

Pique rescues 10-man Barca to draw with Girona, Valencia continue to struggle

 Barcelona’s 100 percent winning start to the season came to a halt on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 La Liga draw by Girona, having been reduced to 10 men for the final 55 minutes.The result meant Barca lost their two-point advantage over Real Madrid at the top of the table, with both teams on 13 points after […]

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Lacazette, Aubameyang help Arsenal edge past Everton

Lacazette, Aubameyang help Arsenal edge past Everton

Arsenal broke down a determined Everton defence to win 2-0 on Sunday, with second-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang giving the Gunners their fourth straight Premier League victory. That was something they never achieved last season under Arsene Wenger, whose Spanish successor Unai Emery felt his side improved during Sunday’s second half but relied heavily on goalkeeper Petr […]

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Chelsea drop first points with 0-0 draw at West Ham

Chelsea drop first points with 0-0 draw at West Ham

Chelsea lost their 100 percent Premier League record when London rivals West Ham United held them to a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Needing a two-goal win to depose Liverpool at the top of the table, Chelsea struggled to make clear chances despite having the majority of possession and stayed third behind the Merseysiders and champions Manchester City. The home side […]

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PSG fight back to maintain perfect start with 3-1 win at Rennes

PSG fight back to maintain perfect start with 3-1 win at Rennes

Paris St Germain stretched their perfect Ligue 1 start to six wins after coming from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 away in a rip-roaring clash on Sunday.The result left PSG top of the French league on a maximum 18 points, five clear of second-placed Lille, after Angel Di Maria and Thomas Meunier cancelled out an early Adrian Rabiot own goal […]

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Arsenal’s Emery says club can cope without Gazidis

Arsenal’s Emery says club can cope without Gazidis

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said he would have preferred if Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis had not opted to join AC Milan, but is confident the north London club can cope with his departure. Gazidis led the process to hire Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement earlier this year, but announced this week he would be leaving the Premier League side. […]

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Malcom, Pablo get first call-ups for Brazil

Malcom, Pablo get first call-ups for Brazil

Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October friendlies. The 21-year-old right-sided attacker was one of three new names alongside Pablo, the centre half who followed Malcom from Corinthians to Bordeaux earlier this year, and 19-year-old Gremio goalkeeper Phelipe. “Pablo, who won the championship recently […]

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Newcastle boss wants FA to deal with Zaha comments

Newcastle boss wants FA to deal with Zaha comments

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday that he was surprised the Football Association had not looked into Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha’s comments that he was not being given enough protection by referees. Newcastle, who are second bottom having won none of their opening five Premier League games, travel to 12th-placed Palace on Saturday. Benitez added that he was […]

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Vinicius called into Real squad for Espanyol game

Vinicius called into Real squad for Espanyol game

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. has been called into the Real Madrid squad for Saturday’s La Liga game at home to Espanyol, taking the youngster closer to his debut for the European champions following his move from Flamengo. Vinicius, 18, has not been called into the first team squad for a game since he moved to Spain in the close season, […]

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Cahill considers leaving Chelsea over lack of playing time

Cahill considers leaving Chelsea over lack of playing time

 Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is considering leaving the Premier League club in January as he is frustrated with the lack of game time he is getting under new coach Maurizio Sarri. The centre back has not played since Sarri took over from Antonio Conte at the start of the season, and says he could call time on his career at […]

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