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October 15, 2018 6:28 AM Champions League: Guardiola names 3 clubs in position to lift trophy this season

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has said that his side cannot be considered as favourites to win Champions League this season. He said this was because they don’t have a big enough “history and tradition” in the competition. The Spaniard, however, named Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona as favourites to win the trophy. Guardiola has won the Champions 19

October 14, 2018 8:22 AM EPL: Manchester City speak on offer to triple Messi’s wages

Manchester City has denied reports that the club tried and failed to sign Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi. Messi, 31, has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Etihad, since Pep Guardiola was appointed manager in the summer of 2016. And club chairman, Khaldoon al Mubarak has been quoted in a Spanish newspaper as saying he once made a lucrative offer 26

October 13, 2018 8:07 PM Messi to leave Barcelona on free transfer

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona on a free transfer, Mundo Deportivo reports. Barca want the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to retire at Camp Nou and plan to offer him a new deal next season, that will keep him until 2022. However, a clause comes into effect in 2020, which would allow Messi to join a “non-elite” club on a free transfer. It is the same clause 29

October 13, 2018 6:51 AM Ballon d’ Or: Shevchenko names player that has chance of winning award

Former Chelsea striker, Andriy Shevchenko has said that forward, Eden Hazard has every chance of winning this year’s Ballon d’ Or award. The Belgium international has scored eight goals for Chelsea this season so far. Shevchenko, who won the 2004 Ballon d’Or award during his time at AC Milan, described Hazard as a phenomenal player, who can also win the award 23

October 11, 2018 8:13 AM Paulinho returns to Barcelona

Brazilian star, Paulinho returned to Barcelona to meet his old team-mates on Wednesday. The player surprised his ex-teammates and manager, Ernesto Valverde, when he visited Barcelona’s training centre. “I am very happy to return to see my ex-teammates and the staff, we appreciate the people at the club a lot,” Paulinho told Barcelona’s official website 18

October 9, 2018 11:52 AM Champions League: What Alex Ferguson told Man Utd players after losing 2009 final to Barcelona – Carrick

Former Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick has revealed what former boss, Sir Alex Ferguson told Red Devils’ players after their 2009 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in Rome. United had the opportunity to become the first club since AC Milan to win the competition in back-to-back seasons but were outclassed by Barcelona, who scored 16

October 8, 2018 3:00 PM Ballon d’ Or 2018: Hazard, Kante, Ronaldo, others shortlisted in 30-man list to win award

Chelsea stars, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante have been nominated for this year’s Ballon d’or award. According to Metro UK, France Football announced the stars to make the 30-man list on Monday, with Premier League stars, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, Robert Firmino being among the first ten to make the cut. Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona 23

October 8, 2018 6:41 AM Sevilla go top of LaLiga ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid

Barcelona’s poor run domestically continued on Sunday, after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia. The hosts took an early lead at the Mestalla, after defender Ezequiel Garay prodded home from close range. The draw stretched Barca’s winless run in Spain’s top flight to four games and saw them surrender first place to Sevilla in a highly competitive 32

October 4, 2018 7:18 AM Champions League: Pochettino blames Lloris for Tottenham’s 4-2 loss to Barcelona

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has said that the side’s game plan against Barcelona was “destroyed” by his goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’s early mistake at Wembley in the Champions League last night. The Spanish champions took the lead after just 95 seconds in London when Philippe Coutinho fired home from Jordi Alba’s cut back. Spurs were two behind 22

October 3, 2018 9:21 PM Champions League: Barcelona defeat Tottenham, Napoli net late winner against Liverpool

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2 in a Champions League Group B clash at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night. Philippe Coutinho put the visitors ahead within two minutes, smashing a half-volley into an empty net, after Hugo Lloris was caught out trying to chase down a Messi through ball. Ivan Rakitic made it 2-0 with a stunning 21