• Ozil is just THREE passes away from becoming the assist king of the Champions League

    Ozil is just THREE passes away from becoming the assist king of the Champions League

    Arsenal have in their ranks the third most creative player in the Champions League as Mesut Ozil’s assist tally is bettered only by superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ozil picked up his third assist in six Champions League games this season when found Alex Iwobi in the box for Arsenal’s fourth goal against Basel on Tuesday night.

    The Arsenal winger has made a name for himself as the assist king of the Premier League and although he has switched gears this […]

  • No pressure on Iheanacho to fill Aguero’s boots, says Guardiola

    No pressure on Iheanacho to fill Aguero’s boots, says Guardiola

    Kelechi Iheanacho is under no pressure to up his game in the wake of Sergio Aguero’s suspension, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Kelechi Iheanacho is under no pressure to up his game during Sergio Aguero’s four-match suspension.

    Aguero was sent off for a high and late challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz during Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat to leaders Chelsea.

    Having already served a three-match ban earlier in the season, the Argentina international was dealt […]

  • Tax Fraud: Madrid demand ‘maximum respect’ for Ronaldo

    Tax Fraud: Madrid demand ‘maximum respect’ for Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s club Real Madrid feel the star deserves “maximum respect” amid allegations of tax avoidance in Spanish football.

    Real Madrid have issued a statement calling for the “exemplary” Cristiano Ronaldo to be respected amid reports of widespread tax evasion in Spanish football.

    A coordinated leak of confidential information by a consortium of 12 European newspapers is set to cast the spotlight on the affairs of numerous high-profile players in LaLiga and elsewhere.

    Gestifute, the company operated by Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, insisted […]

  • Lewandowski seals Bayern win over Atletico

    Lewandowski seals Bayern win over Atletico

    A Robert Lewandowski free-kick sealed Bayern Munich’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the Champions League with both teams already through to the knock-out stage.

    Despite the result at Munich’s bitterly cold Allianz Arena, Atletico go into the draw for the last 16 as Group D winners with Bayern second.

    Having been knocked out in the semi-finals by Atletico last season, Bayern avenged their 1-0 defeat in Madrid in September and extended their record streak in Champions League to 15 […]

  • Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Arda outshines Messi in Camp Nou rout

    Barcelona 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Arda outshines Messi in Camp Nou rout

    The Argentina star failed to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s group stage record as his Turkish team-mate sparkled in the Group C finale.

    Arda Turan did what Lionel Messi needed to do as Barcelona cruised to a 4-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at Camp Nou.

    Messi required a hat-trick in the Group C encounter to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for most goals in the group stage and he opened the scoring in the 16th minute with this 10th of the stage.

    However, Messi was overshadowed […]

  • Manchester City 1-1 Celtic: Roberts scores against parent club in score draw

    Manchester City 1-1 Celtic: Roberts scores against parent club in score draw

    The winger, on loan at the Bhoys from the Citizens, opened the scoring before Kelechi Iheanacho equalised as both sides shared the spoils at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

    Patrick Roberts scored against his parent club as Manchester City drew 1-1 with Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    The final positions had already been decided in Group C, with City qualifying second behind Barcelona and Celtic finishing bottom.

    City manager Pep Guardiola will, however, have been keen to bounce back from Saturday’s […]

  • Basel 1-4 Arsenal: Perez hat-trick seals top spot for Gunners

    Basel 1-4 Arsenal: Perez hat-trick seals top spot for Gunners

    The Spaniard was in fine form in front of goal as Arsene Wenger’s men pipped Paris Saint-Germain to first place in Group A with a dominant victory on the road on Tuesday.

    Lucas Perez marked his first Champions League start for Arsenal with a hat-trick as the Gunners swept aside Basel 4-1 to secure top spot in Group A on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old struck twice in the first half from close range to put Arsene Wenger’s side in control against the Swiss […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo could face six years in jail in tax case – Spanish official

    Cristiano Ronaldo could face six years in jail in tax case – Spanish official

    Cristiano Ronaldo could face a prison sentence of six years if tax charges are brought against him, according to an official attached to Spain’s tax authority GESTHA.

    Ronaldo’s tax affairs are making headlines in Spain after documents released by Football Leaks and featured in major newspapers alleged the Real Madrid superstar has diverted €150 million of income to offshore tax havens.

    In December 2015, an investigation was reportedly opened into Ronaldo’s tax declarations in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    Jose Maria Mollinedo, secretary general […]

  • I Regret Playing For Nigeria, says Francisca Ordega

    I Regret Playing For Nigeria, says Francisca Ordega

    Francisca Ordega admits she regrets playing for Nigeria’s senior women national team.

    The USA-based forward, said she would have opted for another country if there was a chance, because of the lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria.

    Ordega was part of the Super Falcons team, that won a record 10th African Women Cup of Nations last weekend.

    “If I had not played for Nigeria at full international level, trust me I would have played somewhere else,” she said.

    “The U17 and U20 […]

  • Mkhitaryan: I’m to blame for my slow start, not Mourinho

    Mkhitaryan: I’m to blame for my slow start, not Mourinho

    After finally getting a run in the Manchester United first team under, the Armenia international is determined to keep impressing the Portuguese coach.

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he was at fault for taking longer than expected to earn a first-team berth at Manchester United, not Jose Mourinho.

    The Armenia international arrived at Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund with high expectations after being named the Bundesliga Players’ Player of the Year for 2015-16.

    He struggled to adapt, though, and was hauled off at half-time on […]

  • Why Paul Pogba WON’T win Ballon d’Or, according to Didier Deschamps

    Why Paul Pogba WON’T win Ballon d’Or, according to Didier Deschamps

    Didier Deschamps believes Paul Pogba will not win the Ballon d’Or due to the position he plays in.

    The France national team boss believes his compatriot is an incredible talent but is certain the Manchester United star will be penalised for the position he plays in.

    The 23-year-old became the world’s most expensive player when he returned to Old Trafford in a monstrous £89.3million deal.

    But with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo hogging the award since Kaka won in 2007, Deschamps believes it […]