Messi leads star-studded Bernabeu crowd for Copa Libertadores final

The Argentina star was among those in attendance at the highly anticipated final between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Madrid. Barcelona and Argentina icon Lionel Messi was at Santiago Bernabeu to watch River Plate and Boca Juniors take part in the Copa Libertadores final second leg on Sunday. Messi was one of a number…

Newcastle set new unwanted record as St James’ Park struggles continue

Rafa Benitez’s side were beaten by 2-1 by Wolves after a late winner from Matt Doherty on Sunday, with the Magpies having now hit a historical low. Newcastle United’s defeat to Wolves on Sunday saw them set the record for their worst ever start after nine home matches of a season in the top four tiers of…

‘Ballon d’Or is a lie!’ – Jordi Alba slams Messi snub

The left-back believes the Argentine’s impressive showing against Espanyol proves that the annual award does not always go to the deserved candidate. Lionel Messi’s fifth place finish in the Ballon d’Or rankings proves it’s “a lie”, Barcelona star Jordi Alba says, accusing the award of favouritism towards Real Madrid players. The Argentine finished outside the top two for the…

Bale finally breaks longest ever Liga drought with Huesca winner

The Wales international volleyed in brilliantly to put Santiago Solari’s side 1-0 up within the first ten minutes of their latest league clash. Gareth Bale ended an 802-minute wait for a goal in La Liga with a first half strike to secure victory for Real Madrid against Huesca on Sunday. The former Spurs man arrived at the back post to volley…

Kelechi Iheanacho firmly failing Leicester City audition

The Nigeria striker isn’t able to translate regular playing time to a consistent goalscoring output with the Foxes. Throughout his club career to date, Kelechi Iheanacho could make a case that a lack of opportunity has stymied his progress. At Manchester City, he was asked to feed on scraps, and largely made the most of the…

Alli scores landmark goal as Spurs set club record

The midfielder’s finish helped seal a personal mark and history for the club. Dele Alli helped secure three points for Tottenham in a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday while also reaching some milestones for both himself and the club. Son Heung-Min scored the opening goal for Spurs in first half stoppage time, but…

Sublime Messi makes mockery of doubters by driving Barca to dominant derby victory

Fifth in the Ballon d’Or and called out by Pele, the Argentine star sent a message to all his doubters with a star showing on Saturday. Evidently Lionel Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, did not take kindly to being ranked the fifth best player in the world on Monday at the 2018 edition of the…

David Luiz praises Chelsea’s ‘humility’ in win over Man City

The Blues were under pressure for most of their match with Pep Guardiola’s team, but their grit in the face of adversity saw them through David Luiz felt Chelsea’s humility was the key to them defeating a Manchester City team he thinks are “the best in the world”.City were in control from the outset at…

Mourinho sends message to Pogba

Jose Mourinho has warned Paul Pogba that he must adopt the same mentality as his Manchester United team-mates and challenged him to show “how good he is” against Valencia on Wednesday. The midfielder was an unused substitute on Saturday as United beat Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford to bring an end to their four-game winless run in the Premier League. It is…

Thank you, Chelsea! Sarri’s side prove Man City can be beaten

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was asked on the eve of Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City how to beat the undefeated table-toppers. “I’ve lost every match against Pep Guardiola,” he replied, “so I don’t know! You’ll have to ask someone else!” Not anymore, though. Not after a stunning 2-0 victory over City before a raucous Stamford Bridge crowd. Of…

Messi breaks another La Liga goals record with stunning display against Espanyol

Lionel Messi wrote a fresh chapter in the La Liga history books as the Barcelona captain set another record in his side’s Catalan derby clash away to Espanyol. Messi opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick at RCDE Stadium on Saturday, with Ernesto Valverde’s men looking to open up a three-point lead atop the table. His goal means Messi has reached 11…

Cardi B Says Her & Offset Are No Longer Together

Cardi B and Offset have had a tumultuous relationship surrounded in public drama and now they’ve officially called it quits. Cardi revealed the news to fans on Instagram just minutes ago citing irreconcilable differences that will lead to their inevitable divorce, while adding that she will always have love for the father of her child…

2019 Grammy Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2019 Grammys were announce yesterday morning, a feat in itself for many of the first-timers listed. Among them, H.E.R. stakes her claim for “Album of the Year” in a field platooned by Cardi B, Post Malone, and Drake. Beyonce and Jay-Z will have to make do with the title of “Urban Contemporists”…

‘Tottenham has given me value’ – Pochettino dismisses Manchester United rumours

The Spurs manager has been linked with the position at Old Trafford but insists he is happy and made to feel appreciated. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has declared himself “happy” with his situation at the club as rumours link him to Manchester United. The Spurs boss’ continued success with the London club has seen him appear in…

Mourinho: No player has asked to leave Manchester United

Jose Mourinho insists that none of his players have asked to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window. The Portuguese manager has struggled to maintain a regular starting lineup this season, having made 46 total changes in the first 15 Premier League matches of the campaign. A total of seven players are entering the last few months of…

The World Cup Golden Boot is giving the Spurs star plenty of confidence as he finds himself chasing another league scoring crown. Tottenham star Harry Kane is using his World Cup success to inspire him to winning the Premier League Golden Boot once again. Kane has scored in three consecutive league games to move onto nine goals, just…

More injury worry for Barcelona

The Brazillian picked up the injury in the Catalan giants’ Copa del Rey round of 32 victory on Wednesday after scoring his side’s third. Barcelona winger Malcom left the pitch in tears after suffering a sprained ankle in his side’s 4-1 Copa del Rey over Cultural Leonesa. The 21-year-old had scored for the Catalan giants to open up…

Claudio Ranieri acknowledged Fulham’s fixture against his former club Leicester City was an emotional occasion. Ranieri is a great at the King Power Stadium, having guided Leicester to their remarkable Premier League title in 2015-16, before being sacked midway through the following season. And the Italian went up against his former employers for the first time at Craven Cottage on Wednesday,…

Diego Costa foot surgery successful, Atletico Madrid confirm

The Spanish giants have not revealed how long the striker will be out for, but the 30-year-old’s treatment has supposedly gone well. Diego Costa’s foot surgery has been a success, Atletico Madrid have confirmed. Costa has been playing with pain throughout the 2018-19 campaign, caused by a pin in the fifth metatarsal on his left foot, and…

Mkhitaryan in fresh fight to prove his worth at Arsenal after Man United misery

The Armenian has struggled for a run of consistent performances this season with Aaron Ramsey edging back into the starting line-up. Almost a year on from joining Arsenal in a swap deal which saw Alexis Sanchez go to Manchester United, the assessment of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s contribution to the Gunners is clear. Nine assists and five goals in 32…

Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or snub blamed on mafia in bizarre rant by Juventus star’s sister

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Elma, has reacted angrily to her brother’s Ballon d’Or snub, with “the mafia” blamed for the Juventus star being overlooked in a bizarre rant. The Portuguese had been hoping to land a sixth Golden Ball of his stunning career at a glitzy ceremony in Paris on Monday. He was, however, to finish second in the…