Ronald Koeman hopes Lionel Messi’s two-match ban will be reduced after he was sent off for the first time ever playing for Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final defeat by Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Koeman also responded on Wednesday to Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo claiming Messi was on […]

Paul Pogba produced a moment of magic as Manchester United came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 and reclaim the Premier League lead on Wednesday, ending Manchester City’s short stay at the top. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form team started the match third in the table after 24 hours of chopping […]

Enyimba will try Wednesday to repair the damage inflicted by Seifeldin Malik, whose hat-trick propelled Al Merrikh of Sudan to a 3-0 CAF Champions League last 32 first-leg victory. It is the second time the club from southeastern city Aba have faced such a deficit in the elite African competition, […]

European player of the year Robert Lewandowski is one of 10 players on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award unveiled Wednesday, alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Besides Polish striker Lewandowski, one other winner of the Champions League with Bayern Munich made the […]

Thomas Mueller admitted he watched Germany’s humiliating loss to Spain with horror but insists his focus remains on European champions Bayern Munich despite demands the playmaker be recalled to the national side.  At 31, Mueller proved he is in his prime with a Bundesliga record 21 assists last season, serving […]

Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the long term but for the first time in his managerial career, results may determine the Catalan’s future rather than his desire for a new challenge or break. City’s board showed how fully they remain committed to the Guardiola project by extending […]

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has sustained a serious knee injury, the club confirmed on Sunday, with the defender expected to be out for at least two months.  Pique cried as he hobbled off the pitch during Barca’s 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday following a collision with […]

Leeds missed the chance to move above Arsenal in the Premier League as the Gunners held on with 10 men after Nicolas Pepe’s dismissal for a 0-0 draw at Elland Road. Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphina hit the woodwork for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, who had 25 attempts on goal without […]

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