Category: Sport

Neymar subbed off with groin injury against Bordeaux

The 26-year-old opened the scoring for his side but suffered another injury as he limped off less than an hour into Sunday’s game Neymar was substituted off in Paris Saint-Germain’s clash with Bordeaux on Sunday after suffering an injury. The Brazilian attacker, who opened the scoring before Jimmy Briand equalised in the second half, pulled…

How did VAR not see that? – Totti

Luciano Spalletti defended the performance of referee Gianluca Rocchi in Inter’s exhilarating 2-2 draw at Roma, but Francesto Totti was left frustrated by what he saw as “shameful” officiating. The Nerazzurri were twice pegged back in Sunday’s Serie A encounter, with Cengiz Under’s stunning strike and an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty cancelling out Keita Balde Diao’s…

Supporter arrested after throwing banana on pitch

A supporter was arrested for throwing an object on the pitch during the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Metropolitan Police confirmed to Omnisport that seven arrests were made, including one for throwing a missile onto the field of play during Sunday’s Premier League game at Emirates Stadium. Television replays showed a banana skin present on the…

Dreamy Dembele is a Barcelona menace alongside Messi and Pique

The French attacker has been linked with a Camp Nou exit in 2019, but his performance against Villarreal demonstrated again what he can offer Ousmane Dembele cuts an unpredictable and, at times, detached figure but what is clear is that if Barcelona discover how to get the best of the French winger on a regular…

Martins donates scholarships worth millions of dollars to Oshoala foundation

Nigeria football icon Obafemi Martins has donated scholarships worth millions of dollars to Asisat Oshoala Foundation ahead of her clinic tagged Football4Girls Clinic. Oshoala, the reigning women African player of the year, queen of women football in Africa and the only African who represents women footballers in FIFA, has scored three goals at the ongoing…

‘I’ve learnt from my mistake against Juve’ – Higuain

He is currently serving a domestic ban, but the Argentine striker is available for the Rossoneri’s Europa League clash with Dudelange AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain says he has learned his lesson after an on-field meltdown against parent club Juventus earned a two-match ban. Higuain is available for Thursday’s Europa League tie at home to…

Arsenal urged to move for ‘quality’ Dembele despite Barcelona troubles

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the World Cup-winning winger, and Ray Parlour believes he would be a useful addition for Unai Emery Ousmane Dembele would be a “quality” signing for Arsenal, says Ray Parlour, with the France international a top talent despite his struggles at Barcelona. The 21-year-old winger was taken to Camp…

Barcelona boss Valverde praises Messi-Dembele partnership

Ernesto Valverde praised the understanding between Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele after the pair helped Barcelona overcome Ajax in the Champions League. Messi became the most prolific goalscorer for a single club in the competition as he scored one and assisted the other in a 2-1 victory that confirmed Barca as Group B winners. The skipper’s opener was…

‘We suffered a lot of fouls’ – Tuchel fires back at Klopp’s ‘butchers’ claim

The PSG boss felt his counterpart was perhaps deflecting after losing out to the French side in their Champions League showdown Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel suggested Jurgen Klopp was trying to deflect attention from Liverpool’s Champions League loss by criticising the referee. Klopp was furious with PSG’s antics and numerous other decisions that he…

Messi admits Pique assist was ‘not something we planned’

A delighted Lionel Messi admitted his free-kick to set up Gerard Pique during Barcelona’s win over PSV was an accident . After scoring a brilliant opener Messi mishit a set-piece that was poked in by Pique in the second half of Barca’s 2-1 victory in the Champions League on Wednesday. The goal pulled Pique closer to the…

‘They made us look like butchers!’ – Klopp blasts PSG and ‘unprepared’ referee

Losing out to the French side in their Champions League showdown Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel suggested Jurgen Klopp was trying to deflect attention from Liverpool’s Champions League loss by criticising the referee. Klopp was furious with PSG’s antics and numerous other decisions that he felt made his team – who picked up six yellow…

Fellaini reveals special bond with Mourinho: I give everything for him!

The Red Devils left it late to get the three points against Young Boys, but the match-winner was delighted to put a smile on his manager’s face. Marouane Fellaini says he gives “everything” for Jose Mourinho because the Manchester United manager has instilled confidence in him. Fellaini scored an injury time winner on Tuesday as United beat Young…

It’s do or die for Project Neymar as PSG risk Champions League humiliation against Liverpool

Failure to secure a win against the Reds on Wednesday is bound to push the world’s most expensive player towards the exit door at Parc des Princes. There may be no prize greater than three points at stake, but it would be no exaggeration to say that Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Liverpool is the biggest in Paris Saint-Germain’s history.…

‘Hell yeah I’m angry!’ – Lukaku

The Manchester United striker was benched in the Premier League earlier this season, much to his own unhappiness. Romelu Lukaku has revealed exactly what happened when he was dropped by Jose Mourinho, with the Manchester United striker left “angry” by the Portuguese’s decision. The Belgium international was benched for clashes with Everton and Manchester City, playing a total of 58 minutes across…

Bringing back Neymar ‘not good’ for Barcelona – Van Gaal

The former Barca boss doesn’t believe the La Liga giants should bring the Brazilian star back into the fold until he becomes a “team player” Neymar returning to Barcelona would not be a good move for the La Liga giants because he isn’t a “team player”, according to Louis van Gaal. As Goal reported earlier this month,…

Super Falcons progress to AWCON 2018 final after beating Cameroon

– Nigeria are through to the final of the 2018 African Women Championship staging in Ghana – The Super Falcons progressed to the final after beating Cameroon 4-2 on penalties – Both sides played goalless draw in both regulation period and the extra time READ ALSO: Man, 54, arrested for allegedly raping 74-year-old bed-ridden woman…

‘Zidane won three Champions Leagues – I hope Solari can do that well!’ – Panucci

The Argentine has emulated Zizou in stepping up from Castilla to Madrid’s seniors, although recreating his success will be a tough task Former Real Madrid defender Christian Panucci hopes that new coach Santiago Solari will achieve as much as Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu – while recognising that he faces an uphill task. Solari,…

‘Henry was my hero!’ – Martial reveals affection for Arsenal

The Manchester United forward has admitted that he followed the Gunners closely as a child due to his compatriot’s breathtaking performances Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has revealed he had a soft spot for Arsenal as a youngster, with Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka among the stars he admired growing up. The Gunners were linked with a…

Van der Sar downplays Onana Barca link

The Ajax CEO has downplayed Barcelona’s rumoured interest in their Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana Ajax  CEO Edwin Van Der Saar has downplayed Barcelona’s reported interest on Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. Onana, who was nurtured at La Masia, has been the first choice gloveman at the De Toekomst side for a third successive season and has reportedly…

‘He is a loner’ – Why Man City ace Aymeric Laporte can’t get a game for France

The 24-year-old returns to his homeland on Tuesday as one of the best defenders in the Premier League yet he remains uncapped by Les Bleus Aymeric Laporte is the only Manchester City outfield player to have played every minute of Premier League and Champions League action so far this season, and he has emerged as…

‘He’s been angrier when we’ve won’ – Luiz

The Blues were comprehensively beaten by Tottenham on Saturday, but the Brazilian revealed the manager’s reaction was not one of sheer anger Maurizio Sarri has displayed more anger after Chelsea have won games than he did in the wake of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat against Tottenham, according to David Luiz. Chelsea produced their poorest performance of the season…