Champions League Football

The worst UEFA Champions League XI from the group stages this year

The Champions League group stages are over and there was little surprise with who qualified for the knockout stages. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski currently leads the scoring stats with an impressive eight goals in just six games with Edin Dzeko also impressing in front of goal. Giorgio Chiellini has unsurprisingly been solid at the back […]

Champions League Football

Cristiano Ronaldo denied Paulo Dybala one of his best ever goals v Young Boys

Juventus qualified for the Champions League knockout rounds after finishing top of Group H, despite suffering their second defeat of the group stages on Wednesday night. The Italian giants deployed a strong starting line-up against the Swiss champions, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Young Boys – who finished bottom of the group – took a surprise […]

Football La Liga

Vicente del Bosque says Barcelona shouldn’t punish Dembele for training fiasco

Ousmane Dembele made the headlines for all the right reasons last night against Tottenham. After a week of reports from Spain condemning his lateness to training, the Frenchman showed his true class on the pitch in the last game of the Champions League group stage. Barcelona’s mercurial winger scored one of the finest solo goals you’ll […]

Football La Liga

Ernesto Valverde’s cheeky reply after being asked if Dembele’s goal v Spurs ended his problems

Ousmane Dembele was back showing his positive side against Tottenham Hotspur after a difficult week. The 21-year-old had made the news at the weekend after showing up two hours late for training, by which point the rest of the team had all but finished. That led to talk, yet again, over Dembele’s long-term future at […]

Football

Pele’s verdict on Lionel Messi in 2011 shows recent criticism wasn’t the first time

Pele sent shockwaves through the footballing world when he slammed Lionel Messi last week. Although there is certainly debate around who the greatest player of all-time really is, the Brazilian gave a distastefully harsh assessment of Messi when asked to compare his achievements.  “How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the […]