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Following Chelsea’s Champions League exit on Wednesday night, the pundits on Ireland’s RTE took aim at the youth setups in the top English clubs. Eamon Dunphy, the well known loudmouth, argued that teams including Chelsea and Arsenal simply aren’t producing good enough youngsters anymore. Dunphy went on the talk about how he watched a recent […]
Chelsea are out of the Champions League. And it’s highly unlikely that the Blues will be in the competition next season too. PSG claimed a 4-2 aggregate win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in a fabulous match versus Guus Hiddink’s men. Adrien Rabiot gave PSG the lead in the 16th minute from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic […]
After PSG knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League, former Blue David Luiz spoke to the English media. You could see how the questions were primed for the headline makers, as Luiz was asked whether the substitution of Diego Costa influenced the result, if PSG had more match winners than Chelsea, and the Brazilian was quizzed […]
The front page splash of the Star on Thursday will leave readers asking two immediate questions. First, which football clubs are we talking about? And secondly, which footballers are taking drugs? According to the eye-grabbing claims, “top clubs” in England are actively helping their footballers “cheat” on drugs tests in order that they avoid being […]
Before PSG’s match away at Chelsea, interviews with Zlatan Ibrahimovic were playing all over the English media. After a segment on BBC 5 Live radio, the pundits discussed why Zlatan may be familiarising himself with the UK press core. While the likes of Arsenal or Man United may turn their noses up at signing Ibra, who […]
How the hell did Angel di Maria not succeed at Manchester United? Also see: Trying to move to PSG? Chelsea's Eden Hazard & Angel di Maria swapped shirts at halftime (Video) On Wednesday night, at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League, the Noodle was top class. Both PSG goals against Chelsea involved the Man United flop. […]
Last time Zlatan Ibrahimovic played at Chelsea in the Champions League he was sent off. Tonight it was very different. The Swedish superstar was brilliant for PSG at their lead striker, and midway through the second half he got on the scoresheet. With the scores locked at 1-1, PSG regained their lead midway through the second […]
How many times are professional footballers going to do this? Why do they feel the need to swap shirts at halftime? Many people spotted a bizarre transactions at the end of the first half of Chelsea v PSG, as Belgium international Eden Hazard and Argentine winger Angel di Maria swapped shirts. Most memorably, Mario Balotelli […]
Diego Costa showed that he meant business after just eight minutes on Wednesday night against PSG. Having been called a fraud by PSG’s social media account in the build up to the match, Costa revealed his determination to do damage when he unmasked himself in the opening stages. Having freed his face, the Spanish international […]
Liverpool have never faced Manchester United in European competition before, which will likely come as a surprise, but this is set to change dramatically with two massive Europa League games in a week. Arguably, the Europa League has never seen as big a tie as Liverpool v Manchester United, quite possibly the biggest game in […]
Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham is one of the most mouthwatering ties in the Europa League last 16. Currently both Dortmund and Spurs are second in their respective leagues, the Bundesliga and Premier League, and have both gained a reputation for a high pressing style with pace and counter attacking ability on the break. Dortmund eased […]
BT Sport have the rights to broadcast Chelsea’s Champions League match with PSG on Wednesday night. Related link: Two goals: Chelsea legend Didier Drogba scores a brilliant free-kick at Montreal Impact training (Video) That meant that English TV audiences had to listen to the awful commentary of Michael Owen once again. Owen is wholly loathed for […]
What a start at Stamford Bridge! Chelsea’s last-16 Champions League match with PSG started at a breakneck pace, but after PSG threatened on several occasions, Laurent Blanc’s charges broke the deadlock early doors. The goal was brilliant pieced together by PSG. Angel di Maria threaded a fine pass to Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the right hand side […]
Adam Lallana sees Thursday’s Europa League match versus Manchester United as an opportunity to put things right after failing to win any of the four games he’s played against the Red Devils since joining Liverpool. Lallana has been in good scoring form of late and will hope to carry that into Anfield tomorrow night. Liverpool […]
A brilliant video was filmed at Montreal Impact training featuring star striker Didier Drogba. Looking to make life tough for him, the Chelsea legend positioned one goal in front of another, with the second goal also housing a keeper. The Ivorian international curled his effort just over the first net, and it curled perfectly into the […]
Cristiano Ronaldo has given special access to Unscriptd to record footage of the Real Madrid star enjoying some shooting practice session with Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Ronaldo made life difficult for his boy, by placing a handful of objects in front of the goal that they were aiming at. A couple of points of note. Firstly, Cristiano Ronaldo […]
Over in France on Wednesday night, Marseille were held to a 1-1 draw away at GFC Ajaccio. The visitors broke the deadlock in 80th minute through Newcastle loanee Remy Cabella, while the hosts levelled the match four minutes later through Mohamed Larbi. Cabella’s opener was class. Striker Michy Batshuayi held off several defenders on the edge of the box, […]
Chelsea are about to play the biggest game of their season tonight against Paris Saint-Germain. They gotta overturn a deficit so goals are required but they might have their hands full at the opposite end of the pitch. Not only have PSG got some of the greatest attackers in the world, they’ll be facing a […]
Are you guys looking for attention? FC Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic and girlfriend Raquel Mauri have filmed themselves eating each other’s faces on Instagram. We can only hope this isn’t the way they kiss in private! The video is sure to capture plenty of attention: in fairness it’s pretty funny. Raquel Mauri has also posted a softer […]
Booed by Real Madrid fans despite scoring, Cristiano Ronaldo was probably feeling mischievous when he decided to prank call AS Roma attacker ‘Moe’ Salah in this Simpsons inspired 442oons parody. Like Bart used to call Moe’s Bar to get him to ask for Amanda Hugandkiss, Ronaldo calls the Egyptian to see if he knows Why […]
After the disastrous results of Serge Aurier’s live chat, footballers should think twice about using Periscope. They run into enough trouble with their tweets and Facebook posts without having one more potentially controversial outlet, one that will allow fans to capture any explicit or bigoted comments immediately. But Dele Alli and Eric Dier seem like […]
What a stunning free kick this is from Christopher Nkunku! The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder secured their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Youth League with a sublime set-piece to make it 3-1 late on against AS Roma. Real Madrid await them next. An 18-year-old who is highly-rated by the club, Nkunku only made his […]
Gareth Bale is the cover star of Pro Evolution Soccer’s Euro 2016 video game. The Real Madrid attacker is the most expensive footballer of all time and has some marketing pull. Considering the international heavyweights that will be at the tournament, Wales fans should be proud their star fronts the game. It’s appropriate for PES […]
Benoit Assou-Ekotto is making headlines for a rather eye-catching interview with Canal+. The former Spurs full-back spent the entirety of last season without a club after being released by the club only to sign for Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne last summer and since then has kept his outspoken reputation. Now the Cameroon international is […]
English football fans can celebrate a victory today after the Premier League announced that they would be capping the price of away tickets at £30 for the next three years. Fans have been protesting for a bit of respect to how much they contribute to the beautiful games in a movement that could be summed […]
While their senior side are flying high in the Portuguese top flight and take on Zenit in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with one foot in the next round, Benfica’s B team ain’t so hot. In fact, they’re battling relegation in the second tier. But it’s not without its bright […]
A battle of contrasting styles, Thiago Alcantara and Sebastian Rode engaged in battle yesterday during a one on one training exercise in Bayern Munich training. The Brazilian won. Having initially lost the ball when seemingly attempting a move resembling an elastico, Thiago got the ball caught under his feet before improvising brilliantly and executing a […]
The first person who springs to mind when you think of Chelsea and free-kicks is Willian. The Brazilian has been on fire from set-pieces outside the box this season but his teammate and compatriot Oscar ain’t bad either. He’s been showing Adidas how to ‘boss the bend’, curling his shots around a pole to meet […]
Expected to hang up his boots at the end of the season, last night Francesco Totti probably played his last Champions League when AS Roma were defeated at the Bernabeu. The 39-year-old came off the bench for his 97th appearance in European competition and was given a wonderful reception by Real Madrid fans, his introduction […]
Football Daily have ranked what they consider to be ten of the greatest super sub performances of all time in their latest list. The beautiful game is a team effort and sides who go for glory need a good squad. Bayern Munich had the luxury of resting Robert Lewandowski briefly against Wolfsburg in the first […]
Chelsea play the biggest match of their season tonight when they attempt to overturn a Champions League deficit in the second leg of their last 16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge. The French champions have no shortage of attacking threats, the most notable being Zlatan Ibrahimovic. So before the outspoken Swede takes to […]
Emmanuel Eboue could barely have looked more laid back if he tried! The former Arsenal defender has today returned to the Premier League, as the 32-year-old signed a short term deal with Sunderland. Whether Eboue will get any game time remains to be seen, however hell surely be eyeing up the home match against Arsenal […]
Olivier Giroud was back amongst the goals for Arsenal on Tuesday night in the FA Cup. The start of the match was a little edgy but nerves were settled for Arsenal when David Meylor made a hospital pass across his own box and into the path of Olivier Giroud for a tap-in. After the break […]
An amazing video has been uploaded to YouTube this week of Leo Messi when he was just eight years old. At the time Messi was still in Argentina, playing for Central Cordoba. The footage, which is over 20 years old, is naturally rather grainy, however it’s clear enough to see how Messi was an incredible […]
Did you think the transfer window was closed? Sunderand have today added a familiar Premier League face to their squad, signing former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue on loan until the end of the season. Whether 32-year-old Eboue will be able to stop the Black Cats from relegation remains to be seen, but the Ivorian is guaranteed […]
442oons have produced a brilliant new video titled ‘Draw my life – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’. The cartoon chronicle Zlatan’s journey in world football, including some of the great stories around the super Swede. Ibra’s failed to move Arsenal, and his proposed loan to Southampton were both addressed in the video, as was his feud with incoming Man City […]
Take a bow son! This is one of the goals of the season! Accrington Stanley were beaten 3-1 at home to Portsmouth on Tuesday night in League Two, and Pompey’s Michael Doyle scored one of the best volleys you’ll ever see. After a free-kick was repelled by the hosts, Doyle thundered a golazo into the Accrington net with […]
Charlton recorded a 0-0 draw with the MK Dons in the Championship on Tuesday night, but the biggest storyline happened right at the death. Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo sent off for the 1st time in his career as the Addicks finished the game with 10 men. Sanogo was sent off during injury-time for appearing to elbow Dons defender […]
Last weekend in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund drew a blank with Bayern Munich. The draw kept Bayern in first place in the German top flight, five points ahead of Dortmund. Goalie Roman Burki played a huge role in Der Klassiker on Saturday, ensuring BVB picked up a point against Bayern with a series of excellent […]
German newspaper Express have come out with a big claim on Wednesday. They report that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will join Real Madrid this coming summer for 100 million euros. Aubameyang has been in incredible form for Dortmund this season, scoring 32 goals in 37 matches and is one of the most sought after […]