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(NOTE: The table has not been updated since last weekend’s matches, so the data is slightly skewed as explained below) Following another weekend in which goalscoring records tumbled in La Liga, the excellent stat guru @MisterChiping has gone about working out who are the leading goalscorers in Europe’s top 5 leagues of all-time. Despite having broken […]
Bayern Munich captain Bastian Schweinsteiger finally made his first appearance of the season this weekend, coming on as a sub in a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim. The World Cup winning central midfielder, who is now captain of both club and country, received an amazing reception upon being subbed on in the 77th minute. Schweinsteiger marked […]
An 85-year-old grandma in Spain, Doña Carmen, has found herself a human interest story after she was made homeless by police in Madrid. Carmen Martínez Ayudo was turfed out of her home after her son defaulted on a loan of €40,000 loan which he took out on her house. After being put out on the streets Doña Carmen’s […]
Mario Götze set Bayern on their way to a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday, with a stunning strike. From a simple Xabi Alonso pass, Mario Götze took aim and slammed the ball past Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann. Pep Guardiola admitted afterwards (see video below) that his side did not play that well against Hoffenheim – […]
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was in good spirits after picking up his first away win of the season at Arsenal. Praising young defenders Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair, Van Gaal found his press conference interrupted by his media manager. The Dutch Manchester United boss looked a little confused as his media manager barged […]
With Arsenal struggling for form, pretty much the last thing the Gunners needed was a clerical error. Despite scoring a wonder goal in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday, Olivier Giroud will not be available to play for Arsenal against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening. Giroud was left off the original UEFA Champions […]
The Amsterdam ArenA literally gasped as one when Ricardo Kishna pulled off this outrageous skill for Ajax against Heerenveen on Saturday. Young winger Ricardo Kishna certainly impressed as a second half substitute for Ajax. Kishna came on with 63 minutes played, scored the Ajax third in a 4-1 win ten minutes later and then pulled […]
The excellent Arseblog have gone to print on Monday with an update on what the atmosphere was like in the Gunners dressing room after Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United. Whilst Wenger publicly defended in players in his post match interviews, behind the scenes Arsenal’s boss was apparently far less chummy. According to Arseblog, Wenger kept […]
Paul Gascoigne has revealed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger arranged for the club to pay £50,000 in medical treatment for the former Tottenham star. The 47 year old has been trying to go clean after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act a month ago. In an exclusive interview with the Sun, he claimed ‘There […]
Brendan Rodgers' position at #LFC is not under immediate threat despite the club's poor start to the season — Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) November 24, 2014 Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is now under serious pressure. A bad start to the season now appears to have turned into a crisis with the 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace. […]
Ouch! The nastiest moment of the Milan derby in Serie A on Sunday night come when Sulley Muntari clashed with Dodo. Dodo, Inter’s Brazilian defender, was left with blood on his face after a challenge with Muntari resulted with the Ghanaian star elbowing his opponent in the face. Whilst Dodo managed to play the whole […]
A @cescf4bregas corner on Saturday… #CFC #Chelsea #Fabregas #PremierLeague A photo posted by Chelsea FC – Official (@chelseafc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:28am PST Considering how many games Cesc Fabregas has played in for Arsenal, Barcelona and Spain, this is some admission from the Chelsea playmaker! Remember, Fabregas has played in the final of the […]
Alisher Usmanov is the second biggest shareholder of Arsenal FC and today gave an interesting interview with CNBC. With a 30% stake in the club, Usmanov was asked for this thoughts on Arsene Wenger and if he still believes in his vision. Usmanov admitted he was unhappy with Arsenal’s lack of progression, having failed to […]
Post by Marco Reus. Marco Reus was dealt another pretty cruel injury blow on Saturday, when the Borussia Dortmund star was cruelly hacked out of the Bundesliga match with Padeborn by a poor tackle from Marvin Bakalorz. It has been announced by Borussia Dortmund over the weekend that Reus will be out of action until January. […]
Great win yesterday, important 3 point! #coys #golazo #dontknowhowtocelebrate #23 A photo posted by Christian Eriksen (@chriseriksen8) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:33am PST Christian Eriksen undoubtedly produced his best performance of the season at Hull on Sunday. The Danish playmaker has been somewhat peripheral for Spurs this season but came good in the second […]
It’s been a pretty horrific start to the season for Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers. Having come so close to winning the Premier League last season before finishing 2nd, Liverpool now lie 12th after losing 6 of their 12 opening Premier League games. Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville slated Liverpool on MOTD2 last […]
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is a little bit on the fringes under Louis Van Gaal but he writes his weekly blog regardless. The January £37m signing didn’t feature against Arsenal this weekend but was happy to praise David De Gea, Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney for their huge roles in the 2-1 win. Mata […]
In Poland some 7th tier matches and youth matches have been given the professional highlights treatment, with the footage uploaded to Youtube. The bizarre highlights show has thrown up an excellent clip from an U13 game in Poland between Prokocim Kraków and Borkiem Kraków. Youngster Dawida Tomczuka will be glad the cameras were filming when […]
Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League was capped by a stunning final goal from the Eagles’ captain Mile Jedinak. Jedinak, having spent the international break on the other side of the world with his national team, returned to Selhurst Park to put in yet another tremendous shift against the Reds. […]
Botev Plovdiv were beaten 3-0 at home by Levski Sofia in the top tier of Bulgarian football this weekend. The manager of Levski Sofia, Jose Murcia, did everything he could to make sure his side left with all three points, including taking to the field himself. Botev Plovdiv’s Yordan Hristov was running down the wing […]
An attempt at pulling off a rabona tricked popped up in the NFL on Sunday night. The Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis grabbed the attention of football fans against the Denver Broncos when he tried a rabona onside-kick. In case your unfamiliar with the term, a rabona is a move where a player wraps one-leg around the other […]
The last time Spurs won away in the Premier League against a side finishing with 11 men was at Newcastle in February. It was a similar story to Aston Villa away earlier this month on Sunday for Tottenham, as they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1, in part thanks to the sending off […]
In his eighth appearance for Wolfsburg, Nicklas Bendtner claimed his first Bundesliga goal in Saturday’s defeat at Schalke. Wolfsburg were 3-1 down in the 72nd minute when Bendtner was introduced to perhaps change the game. And, two minutes later, Bendtner capitalised on a ricochet in the Schalke defence to fire home, through goalkeeper Diego Benaglio. […]
Is French football about to get another major cash injection? Following recent acquisitions of PSG and AS Monaco, rumours are now spreading that Marseille could be bought by Saudi prince Al Walid Bin Talal Bin Abdelaziz Al Saoud, the world’s 35th-richest man. The Saudi prince is estimated to be worth $26 billion. According to L’Equipe, OM, […]
New York Red Bulls lost their Eastern Conference Finals 1st leg to New England Revolution yesterday, giving themselves a mammoth task for the return leg. Having conceded a late Jermaine Jones goal, they lost the home leg 1-2, meaning they’ll have to go and do the same at their place next week, at the very […]
Cuahtemoc Blanco is refusing to leave without a fuss. The Mexican cult-hero, just 2 months away from his 42nd birthday, scored for two crucial goals for Liga MX side Puebla today, coming off the bench to score a brace against Santos Laguna. His first goal was this free-kick, followed by an injury time penalty. OK, […]
Fernando Torres’ start to life in Italy promised much, but that early season form has petered out significantly. The Chelsea loanee has just 1 goal since arriving at Milan at the start of the season, and his performances have been similar to those at Chelsea – vacillating from the quite good to spectacularly bad, Tonight’s performance […]
The first Milan derby of the season ended honours even tonight, with the pair of slumbering giants drawing 1-1. Jeremy Menez gave Milan the lead, but Inter equalized in the second half through Joel Chukwuma Obi. Milan could have won it when 15 minutes from the end El Shaarawy crashed a 1 on 1 against […]
Being the introverted, shy ad humble guy that he is, Leo Messi was a bit mortified to have so much attention focused on him last night. Messi broke the Liga goalscoring record, and afterwards there was a fitting homage on the pitch, as the Barcelona players watched a video tribute of his goals. Just as […]
Ronaldinho has congratulated his former Barcelona teammate Leo Messi on breaking the all-time La Liga goals record. The Brazilian shared the Barcelona dressing room with Messi for three seasons, where they formed a budding partnership, before Dinho made way for Milan. Perhaps symbolically, Messi overtook Ronaldinho’s mantle as the best player in the world once […]
Chelsea are planning a summer move for Everton’s Seamus Coleman, according to The Mail. The paper claim that Jose Mourinho has been monitoring the Irish full-back closely, and is prepared to place a 20 million pound bid for his this summer. Chelsea are brimming with talent in their left-back berth, with Filipe Luis playing understudy […]
Good guy Alvaro Arbeloa had a lovely gesture with an Eibar fan after yesterday’s game. Following Madrid’s 4-0 win over the newly promoted Basque side, Arbeloa gave his shirt to a local fan with Down Syndrome. His throw actually didn’t make it to the fan, and the shirt got caught between the wall and the […]
Even accounting for the wacky world of transfer speculation, this sounds like an early April Fools joke from Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan paper claim that both Arsenal and Manchester United want to take Thomas Vermaelen on loan in January. Given the fact that the Belgian is perpetually injured – and just suffered a relapse today in […]
The Milan derby was a lively affair tonight, with spoils shared in a 1-1 draw. It could and perhaps should have been all three points for the Rossoneri, had struggling striker Stephan El Shaarawy scored this gilt-edged chance. The Pharaoh was put clean through 1 v 1 with just the keeper to beat, and he […]
Sunday night marked the first Milan derby of the season, with Roberto Mancini taking charge of his first Inter game since his return. Both sets of fans produced stunning tifos ahead of kick-off, with AC Milan displaying a ‘Saw’ themed display. Inter Milan fans responded with a wonderful couple of tifos of their own as […]
Post by Leo Messi. On the 1st of May 2005, Leo Messi announced himself to La Liga with his first goal in the competition, a beautiful chip from a certain Ronaldinho. 9 years later, he’s broken the record for all-time goalscoring in La Liga, notching his 251st, 2nd, and 3rd last night to overtake Zarra, […]
Spurs smashed their transfer record last summer by spending £30m on Roma winger Erik Lamela last summer. The Argentine winger is finally beginning to show what he is capable of this season, having scored what is already being described as the Goal of the Season in the Europa League. He started again today in a […]
Just because they’re the new boys in La Liga and the smallest club to ever reach Spain’s elite, Eibar aren’t about to roll out the red carpet for anybody, the proud Basques that they are. They hosted Real Madrid yesterday in a real David v Goliath clash, and their fans were intent on unsettling Madrid’s […]
Enjoyed my rainy Sunday afternoon at Winter Wonderland with the family. #hydepark #gunnersumbrella #familytime #dayout #EnjoyLife #Poldi #BreakFromTheBench A photo posted by @Podolski10 (@poldi_official) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:32am PST Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has recently voiced his disappointment of barely being a bit part player under Arsene Wenger. The German International looks set […]
Lying 12th in the table, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is beginning to come under pressure from his own fans. The Reds lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace today after yet another abysmal performance. There are some murmurings of #RodgersOut among the Liverpool fans but the RedMenTV distanced themselves from these fans. They feel Rodgers needs more […]