Breaking: At last, Barcelona sack Koeman

October 28, 2021 BBC 0

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp. Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage of this season’s Champions League. They are ninth in the table, six points adrift of the joint leaders after losing Read More

Premier League: Man Utd confront Liverpool, Chelsea battle injuries

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Manchester United, revived by their European escape act, face a stern test against bitter rivals Liverpool in a crucial clash in the Premier League title race this weekend. Rocked by injuries to Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, Chelsea need their understudies to rise to the challenge when the leaders host Norwich. After Steve Bruce’s exit this week, Newcastle head to Read More

UEFA Champions League: Again, Ronaldo rescues Manchester United, Chelsea, Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal, Bayern win

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

A late Cristiano Ronaldo winner capped another Manchester United comeback in the Champions League on Wednesday, this time against Atalanta, as holders Chelsea and Bayern Munich cruised to big victories and Barcelona gave their campaign a shot in the arm. The knives were out for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his side found themselves 2-0 down at halftime at Read More

Happening now: Ronaldo, Pogba benched, Martial starts as Manchester United, Everton tango in Premier League game

October 2, 2021 Mirror 0

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the drama of Wednesday’s last-gasp victory over Villarreal played a big part in his selection for the lunchtime kick-off vs Everton. Cristiano Ronaldo’s stoppage time winner spared Manchester United’s blushes to seal a late 2-1 win on his first Champions League appearance back at Old Trafford. Solskjaer conceded the Portuguese forward’s minutes would “need to be Read More

(Breaking) Carabao Cup: West ham dump Manchester United out, Iheanacho, Lookman salvage Leicester City *Chelsea, Arsenal match on

September 22, 2021 BBC 0

Premier League surprise package West ham on Wednesday sent out giants Manchester United from this team’s Carabao Cup after the 5th round match ended 0-1 in favour of the former. It was like a revenge for West Ham after Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Manchester United by knocking their hosts out of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford. Manuel Lanzini’s Read More

Suarez to miss Uruguay World Cup qualifiers

August 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers next month because of a knee problem, the Spanish club said on Monday. Suarez, who scored in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal before being substituted, had been due to join up with his national team for games against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. “In the MRI scan undertaken by the Read More

Confirmed: Man United resign Ronaldo

August 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has rejoined Man United after 12 years. The club confirmed his return in a statement. It reads: “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical. “Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won Read More

Breaking: Chelsea midfielder named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Jorginho capped off an unforgettable 2020-21 season with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, beating out teammate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne.   For both club and country, the Brazil-born midfielder excelled. His seven Premier League goals were the most for Chelsea as the Blues finished fourth in the table, and he was instrumental in the club going on to Read More

Breaking: Tough UEFA Champions League draw as Manchester City face PSG, Chelsea confront ‘troubled’ Juventus *See full draw

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Liverpool have been thrown into group B of the just concluded UEFA Champions League draw for 2021/22 season, to face Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan. Manchester City are in group A alongside PSG, RB Leipzig. While Lionel Messi has completed PSG, his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to Etihad to seal possible Manchester City mega deal. Read More

Pictures: How Chelsea ‘s Romelu Lukaku bullied Arsenal to Premier League submission

August 22, 2021 Editor 0

It was a move seven years in the making and 10 years since he last wore the shirt, but Chelsea proudly declared on their website earlier this month that Romelu Lukaku had “come home”. His second debut, against Arsenal on Sunday, turned into a dream afternoon as Lukaku opened the scoring in an “unplayable” performance which the player himself described as “dominant”. Read More

Player of the Year: UEFA axes Ronaldo, Messi as N’Golo Kanté, De Bruyne, Jorginho make final shortlist

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of Kevin De Bruyne, Jorginho or N’Golo Kanté will be named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020/21 – the first all-midfield shortlist in the prize’s 11-year history. The winner will be named – along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners – during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League draw Read More

Why Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea – Tuchel

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel expects club-record signing Romelu Lukaku to have a “huge impact” at Stamford Bridge but played down suggestions his side are now favourites to win the Premier League title. Lukaku rejoined the Blues on Thursday costing a reported fee of £97 million ($135 million) from Inter Milan. The Belgian will not be available for Saturday’s league opener Read More

Happening now: Paris stands still as PSG officially unveil Lionel Messi to fans

August 11, 2021 Editor 0

Lionel Messi is set to speak publicly as a Paris Saint-Germain player for the first time this morning, as he is officially unveiled by his new club.  In a transfer that has reverberated around world football, six-time Ballon D’Or winner Messi left Barcelona after a trophy-laden 21-year spell, signing a two-year contract with the French giants.  Messi, who will wear the No 30 shirt, which he wore Read More

Breaking: Amidst Liverpool interest, PSG confirm Messi ‘s capture

August 10, 2021 90mins 0

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Lionel Messi on a free transfer following the expiration of his Barcelona contract.  The move brings Messi’s legendary spell at Barça to an end. Joining the club aged 13, he would go on to make just shy of 800 appearances in all competitions, scoring 672 goals and providing 305 assists. Along the way he helped Read More

For a second time, Arjen Robben announces retirement from football

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Arjen Robben has retired from football for the second time after deciding not to spend a second season playing for Dutch club Groningen. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winger, who made 96 appearances for Holland, thanked fans for the ‘heartwarming support’ after confirming his decision on Twitter. Robben, 37, originally hung up his boots in July 2019 Read More

Breaking: UEFA set to scrap away goals rule from all competitions

June 24, 2021 BBC 0

The away goals rule in European club football is to be abolished from the start of next season, governing body Uefa has confirmed. The rule, used since 1965, decided drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scored the most away goals. All ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg will instead go to extra time Read More