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Arsenal Fan TV were in Brussels tonight to see the Gunners pull off a late great escape by beating Anderlecht with two injury time goals. Despite the win, which sets them up nicely to qualify and possibly still even top the group, many Arsenal fans around the ground refused to lulled into a false sense […]
Mario Balotelli provoked the ire not just of Liverpool fans, but of most neutral observers tonight when he swapped shirts at half-time, a ritual normally reserved for full-time, when pleasantries like this can be exchanged. Brendan Rodgers said he didn’t actually know about it, and that this wasn’t the reason he took him off at […]
By hook or by crook, Arsenal rescued a victory from the claws of defeat tonight, with two late goals earning them 3 valuable Champions League points. Birthday boy Arsene Wenger cut a relieved figure post-match, but intimated that his Arsenal side were deserved winners over Anderlecht tonight. Wenger lamented how open they were at the […]
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-0 tonight, which was also the score at half-time. The sleuth-like Geoff Shreeves picked up on this, and recalled that it wasn’t the first time the Italian had been leading a Liverpool side 3-0 at half-time, with that infamous night in Istanbul still fresh in the memory, when Ancelotti’s […]
Kieran Gibbs was one of Arsenal’s heroes tonight, as the full-back got the comeback in motion with the first goal in the 89th minute. That was followed up by Podolski’s winner, which completed the late dramatic turnaround, and Gibbs said that their show of character was a real statement to the rest of Europe. The […]
Sky Sports had some former Liverpool stars on tonight for Liverpool’s sobering 3-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid. Jamie Carragher doesn’t think Mario Balotelli has a future at Liverpool, claiming the Italian £16m signing won’t be at Liverpool next season. Jamie Redknapp blamed Brendan Rodgers for the ‘bargain’ signing, quipping ‘There’s a reason when […]
What with the enmity between Manchester United and Liverpool and all, in a way Cristiano Ronaldo was heading back into enemy territory at Anfield tonight. As is often case with former players of a bitter rival, the Liverpool fans initially gave Ronaldo a bit of a frosty reception, but he gradually won them over through […]
Anfield wasn’t the happiest of hunting grounds for Cristiano Ronaldo back in his United days – he’d never scored at Liverpool’s ground – but he made up for that tonight, in style. The Ballon D’Or holder put in a brilliant performance, capped by an awesome opening goal in the 3-0 win, which took him to […]
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers pulled Mario Balotelli off at half time after another below-par performance. Real Madrid eased to a convincing 3-0 win at Anfield and Brendan Rodgers admitted they were ‘terrific’ in his post match interview. Rodgers was asked about Balotelli’s half time substitution, claiming he didn’t know Super Mario had switched shirts with […]
Mario Balotelli is the main topic of discussion in the post Champions League autopsy tonight – although it’s hardly his fault that Liverpool lost 3-0 to a far superior Real Madrid side. Irish TV pundit Eamon Dunphy was actually quite mild in his criticism (by his own standards), but said honestly that he thinks Rodgers […]
We might have to stop pretending that the Premier League's the strongest in the world. Most entertaining it may be, but La Liga is stronger. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 22, 2014 And it's not just Real Madrid and Barca. Other Spanish teams have won the Europa League 6 out of the last 10 years. […]
Gutted not to be there, it's been a great first 45!! Got to keep it up for the second half #HalaMadrid — Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) October 22, 2014 Gareth Bale didn’t travel to England for Real Madrid’s Champions League game with Liverpool tonight; the Welshman has stayed at home in Madrid nursing his injured […]
With Real Madrid 3-0 up at Anfield, Mario Balotelli was subbed off at half time after another uninspiring performance. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has more than one reason to be unhappy with his £16m striker after Balotelli was seen swapping shirts with Real Madrid’s Pepe as they walked off at half time. The rather unpopular […]
Joey Barton is an avid live-game tweeter, and aside from all the controversies and slanging matches, the QPR man actually takes football very seriously, and enjoys tactical analysis. Before tonight’s Champions League clash between Liverpool and Real Madrid – which looks over at half-time, the Spanish giants cruising into a 3-0 lead, Barton made a […]
Balotelli switching his shirt with Pepe at half time ……….. Lost for words!! — LFCspy (@LFCspy) October 22, 2014 Mario Balotelli has seriously struggled since joining Liverpool for £16m from AC Milan. The Italian striker has managed only one goal since joining and found himself 3-0 down at home to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Real […]
Galatasaray fans enjoy and bask in European nights like few others, and pride themselves on creating an intimidating, hostile atmosphere for opposing teams at the Turk Telecom Arena. Before tonight’s game against Borussia Dortmund, they unleashed a spectacular tifo in the stands, with three life-like flag models of two players and the club President portrayed. […]
With Liverpool hosting Spanish giants Real Madrid at Anfield tonight, they had Spanish duo Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo preview the game, to see if they could drop some trade secrets. Both have played several times against the European champions, Moreno for former club Sevilla, and Manquillo for Atletico Madrid, from whom he’s been loaned […]
Roma were mauled 7-1 at home last night by the mightily impressive Bayern Munich. If Roma’s performance was possibly below-par, their fans were certainly not, staying behind at the full time whistle to cheer their players. The Italian fans were clearly getting on with their German counterparts and were filmed after the game swapping scarves […]
Contando los minutos para que llegue el partido… || Counting down the minutes to kick-off. #HalaMadrid — Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) October 22, 2014 Having spent two enjoyable seasons at Liverpool during the zenith of Rafa Benitez’s reign, Alvaro Arbeloa is eternally grateful for his time at Anfield. After all, those two years helped bolster […]
Liverpool host Real Madrid tonight in the midst of something of a crisis, but the Merseysiders will be buoyed by the fact they’ve never been beaten by the European champions. More, they have the 5-0 aggregate win from 2009 to look back on as a historic reference point, eve if a lot’s changed since then. […]

A video posted by Jeff (@jeff_hendrick) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:13am PDT Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick has posted a video on Instagram showing manager Steve McLaren struggling with the weather. Severe winds have gripped in England this week, and the former England boss found it tough going to walk just several feet from a cab to […]
Deplorable scenes of violence were spotted in Peruvian football this week. A very angry San Simon staff member took his frustration out by punching the referee after his side suffered a very late defeat to Sporting Cristal in a game which ended 3-2 for the visitors. A 96th minute free kick was the difference in the […]
According to the Telegraph Marina Granovskaia is on the verge of becoming “most powerful woman in world football”. Chelsea’s management structure began a major shake up on Wednesday after Ron Gourlay left his post as chief executive. Now, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is tipped to take over the top job at Stamford Bridge to become a big hitter […]
We saw once again on Tuesday evening, the players that come through the Barcelona youth system. Barcelona coach was able to bring on the likes of Munir, Rafinha and Sandro Ramirez, who scored the third goal against Ajax, on top of the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta who started the match. See the […]
Before the main course at Anfield later in the evening, Liverpool’s U19s took on Real Madrid in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday. The match served up an appalling penalty attempt from Real Madrid’s Borja Mayoral. Mayoral, a 17-year-old attacker, had the chance to score against the Reds when he was given the opportunity from the penalty spot, but […]
Liverpool host the mighty Real Madrid tonight in the Champions League tonight. Captain Steven Gerrard spoke to the press ahead of the match and spoke about former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo. Gerrard said Ronaldo showed signs of being world class at Manchester United but only fulfilled his promise since joining Real Madrid. The Liverpool […]
It was today confirmed that David Villa would only be playing 4 league games in Australia, heading back to New York City FC to fulfil marketing obligations. On loan at Melbourne City, David Villa has scored in each of his first two games to help secure two 1-1 draws. Newcastle Jets defender Scott Neville had […]
Bayern Munich last night destroyed high-flying Roma in Italy last night, handing the Italian giants a 7-1 beating. Roma fans were not going to suddenly get on their players backs or leave early. Barely a fan left before the full time whistle with the players given a standing ovation after the humiliating defeat. Excellent from […]
Great things are expected of Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley. The young attacking midfielder signed his first professional contract in August just a day after turning 17. Dan Crowley featured heavily in yesterday’s 4-3 Youth League defeat to Anderlecht. The former Aston Villa man netted an excellent hat-trick, scoring his third from the penalty spot after […]
Chelsea are currently without star striker Diego Costa and Loic Remy is now also a major doubt for Sunday’s game against Manchester United. The French summer signing hobbled off after scoring in last night’s 6-0 win over Maribor. In his post match interview, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho guessed that Loic Remy would be out for […]
BAD decision by the ref in the Schalke-Sporting match to give home team a pen in the last minute, clearly NO handball. #UEFAChampionsLeague — Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) October 21, 2014 Schalke can count themselves rather lucky to have beaten 10 man Sporting CP last night. The Germans were pinned back to 3-3 by the 10 […]
FC Nordsjælland midfielder Martin Vingaard has been a constant feature for the Danish team so far this season. The 29 year old former FC Copenhagen star was left red faced in training today. Vingaard, taking on a simple training exercise somehow managed to trip up and land on his ass in a heap. Fail! SPECIAL […]
Luton moved up to third place in League Two on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over strugglers Dagenham, and the match was a memorable occasion for Hatters forward Mark Cullen. Cullen managed to a score a perfect hat-trick against the Daggers to bring up his tally to 8 goals in 14 games this season. Cullen’s […]
The darkest story to come out of a full Championship fixture list on Tuesday night came at Carrow Road. Norwich drew 1-1 with Leeds, and the biggest story of the night came from a clash between Norwich’s Cameron Jerome and Leeds’ Giuseppe Bellusci midway through the first half. Referee Mark Clattenburg stopped the match after Jerome told him that […]
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal face Anderlecht in the Champions League tonight. Arsenal fans arriving in Belgium have been handed a letter by Belgian Police warning them on how to stay safe. The travelling Gunners are warned “Don’t overdo the drinking” and to “walk away from bother”. A win tonight would be a huge step towards qualification […]
Bayern Munich players were probably feeling on top of the world today after being Roma 7-1 in Rome. They celebrated last night with a banquet and today visited the Pope in the Vatican. Philip Lahm and Manuel Neuer handed Pope Francis a framed Bayern Munich shirt and a signed ball from the squad. Pep Guardiola’s […]
Chelsea youngster Dom Solanke made his debut in last night’s 6-0 win over Maribor. Aged only 17, great things are expected of Dom Solanke and John Terry congratulated his teammate on Instagram after the game. Solanke has been in the Chelsea academy since he was a boy and Terry posted a photo of the pair […]
Bayern Munich pulled off one of the finest Champions League results of all time last night, beating Roma 7-1 in the Stadio Olimpico. And, after the game, Pep Guardiola was asked to explain just how Bayern Munich smashed seven goals past the side that are second in Serie A. Guardiola pointed out how Bayern did […]
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was not best pleased with individual mistakes after a 2-2 draw with West Brom. Speaking after the game, Van Gaal spoke of the more difficult challenge that awaits when Man United host Chelsea on Sunday. He tried to use phrases which obviously make sense in Dutch but it didn’t […]