Man City move level with Chelsea after Jose’s boys concede five against Tottenham

first_img Diego Costa had given Chelsea a first half lead at White Hart Lane, but Spurs hit back with three goals before half time. 01/01/2015 In total, 33 goals were spread out across the 10 matches. The next goal after the break was always going to be key, so Mauricio Pochettino would have been a relieved man to see Kane score it. It was the first time a Jose Mourinho side has conceded five since Real Madrid lost 5-0 to Barcelona in 2010. Kane got the first, firing into the bottom corner from outside the are, Danny Rose tapped home the second and Andros Townsend scored the third from the penalty spot.  Harry Kane scored twice to add to his growing reputation as Tottenham beat their London rivals Chelsea 5-3, allowing Manchester City to move to level at the top of the table.  Goals were certainly the order of the day on Thursday as the Premier League welcomed in 2015 in an explosive fashion.  However, this time, City were able to find a winner through Frank Lampard.center_img Sport EN Man City are now tied with Chelsea in every way possible having beaten Sunderland 3-2 earlier in the day – although that wasn’t straight forward. The two title challengers have won, drawn and lost the same amount of matches, while they’ve also scored and conceded the same amount.  Aside from the 13 scored in the Chelsea and City matches, there was a 3-3 draw between Burnley and Newcastle and Liverpool were held 2-2 by Leicester City.  Upd. at 20:46 CET After leading 2-0, Manuel Pellegrini’s side allowed their visitors to come back into the game, as Burnley had done at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Eden Hazard reduced the arrears again, but Nacer Chadli quickly made the result safe. John Terry scored another for Chelsea, although it was no more than a consolation. last_img read more

The four reasons why Pep Guardiola cancelled his Bayern Munich media appearance

first_img 1) The coach argued that he was not consulted by Bayern about putting on an event like this. Guardiola decided to snub the Catalan press for the following reasons. Upd. at 20:09 30/04/2015 Bayern Munich’s defeat by Borussia Dortmund changed Pep Guardiola. To lose on penalties, to be eliminated in the German Cup semi-final, to lose Arjen Robben and maybe Robert Lewandowski to injuries, have all worried the Catalan coach, as he prepares to return home and face his former side, a team he coached for four years. His first reaction was not to participare in Bayern Munich’s open media day, at which he was expected to give a press conference.  3) Guardiola has not taken a press conference in this style in the seven years he has been a coach.  Sport ENcenter_img 2) Bayern were the only team to arrange something like this for the semi-finals, it’s not a UEFA obligation. CEST Guardiola is in a tense moment with his team and thinks that to speak to Barcelona media would be pointless, given he has to give a press conference before the game anyway.  4) He wants more time to prepare to face Barcelona and look for solutions to his injury crisis.  For these reasons Guardiola turned his back on the Catalan press.last_img read more

Ranieri warns Real Madrid that Jamie Vardy is expensive

first_img Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing him in the winter transfer window, to have an alternative No 9 to Kaim Benzema, their only outright striker. This is something that Leicester’s manager, Claudio Ranieri, has noticed. The Italian doesn’t want to lose his star and said “I don’t think there are many clubs” capable of paying for him.  Sport EN Ranieri explained: “It is important Jamie enjoys it here but I can also understand if he wants to go to find a great club but it would cost a lot.”If Real Madrid or some big names want to buy him they have the money to buy him.”The valuation is made by the owners not me. Not many teams can buy him now. But nobody asks [for] him, he is very happy here and we don’t want to sell him – it is clear.” CET At 28 years old, Jamie Vardy has exploded onto the Premier League scene this season, thanks to his 10 goals for Leicester in the 10 opening matches. center_img 28/10/2015 Upd. at 06:10 Vardy has three years left on his contract and has attracted attention from Tottenham and Liverpool. Both would offer more than €10million for him, a number that – given his recent words – Ranieri would consider quite small.last_img read more

La Liga relegation battle: What’s going on at the foot of the table?

15. Deportivo de la Coruna (39 points) Villarreal vs DeportivoDeportivo vs Real Madrid Upd. at 23:02 Getafe vs SportingReal Betis vs Getafe 16. Granada (36 points) Abelardo’s men are in the drop zone – and their game against Getafe could be decisive.  18. Sporting Gijon (35 points) 01/05/2016 14. RCD Espanyol (40 points) They are a point away from salvation after beating Sevilla, five points ahead of the drop zone with six to play for. In case of head-to-heads, they are beating Sporting, but losing against Getafe, Rayo and Deportivo, while drawing with Granada. 13. Real Betis (41 points) Sevilla vs GranadaGranada vs FC Barcelona They are virtually dead, even though they have three games to play. Even if they win all three, it’s tough for them to survive.  They let a golden opportunity go against Getafe but still depend on themselves to survive. They are in terrible form though.  19. Getafe (35 points) Granada beat Las Palmas in a thriller and now can fight for survival in their last two games. Miki Soria Betis are not mathmatically safe but it is hard to see them going down. Levante cannot catch them, nor can Sporting – because they have a better head to head than the Gijon team. Getafe could cause problems because they have to play them on the last day of the season. 17. Rayo Vallecano (35 points) Rayo’s defeat by Atletico, along with victories for Granada, Sporting and Getafe, have put Paco Jemez’s team in danger.  Getafe won at the Riazor and have two games they could win.  CEST Eibar vs BetisBetis vs Getafe Real Sociedad vs Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano vs Levante 20. Levante (29 points) Victories for Getafe, Sporting and Granada have made things interesting at the bottom with two weeks to go, and life has become more complicated for teams like Rayo Vallecano and Deportivo de la Coruna. Here are how things stand…  Getafe vs SportingSporting vs Villarreal FC Barcelona v EspanyolEspanyol vs Eibar Malaga vs LevanteLevante vs Atletico MadridRayo Vallecano vs Levante read more

Bojan Krkic makes history with Bundesliga goal

first_img CEST 22/04/2017 Bojan’s record reads: 26 goals in 104 games in Spain’s top flight with Barcelona; 10 more in Italy with Roma and Milan; and 14 in the Premier League with Stoke City.   The striker from Linyola scored on Saturday afternoon against Bayern Munich, his first goal in the Bundesliga. He has previously scored in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League. Mainz took the lead through Bojan in the third minute, with the game going on to end 2-2.  Fernando Baquero IN SPORT.ES Bojan Krkic entra en la historia del fútbol europeo Bojan Krkic has become the first Spanish footballer to score in Europe’s four top leagues. Upd. at 19:00 In addition to those goals, Bojan also scored four goals during a spell in the Eredivisie with Ajax.  Formed in La Masia, Bojan joins a list of six other players from across the globe. Florin Raducioiu, Gica Popescu, Pierre Womé, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Obafemi Martins and Kevin-Prince Boateng have, like him, all found the net at least once for teams competing in the English, Spanish, Italian and German domestic leagues.last_img read more

Mauricio Pellegrino sacked by Southampton

first_img Mauricio Pellegrino, destituido por el Southampton @Brian__Owen Upd. on 13/03/2018 at 00:10 CET Brian Owen The team are just one point above the relegation zone with eight games to go this season. IN SPORT.EScenter_img Former Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked from his job at Southampton on Monday, after never convincing the fans of the south coast club. Southampton said they will “appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already under way.” 12/03/2018 Pellegrino took over from Claude Puel in June but Saints have won just one in 17 league matches.last_img read more

England hit Panama for six but the Central Americans make yet more history

first_img Panama, to their credit, weren’t playing to win any more but you can’t deny their pride. Reaching this tournament is an outstanding achievement in itself. Murillo had a chance to pull one back but Pickford denied him one-on-one. If Panama’s opening gambit was to make sure no one would consider them lightweights or pushovers, it made sense – in theory. However the Central Americans came out displaying a rage you’d only expect to see from Conor McGregor as a bus transporting his next opponent started to pull away. Jesse Lingard took an elbow the Irishman would’ve been proud of too, but the referee – nor VAR – felt it deemed a second look. Okay then. Trippier floated a ball over the top of the Panama defence and with Lingard charging towards goal he was bundled over. The referee saw the infraction this time and immediately pointed to the spot.  Harry Kane, leading by example, stepped up to power home the spot kick in the style of Alan Shearer. It almost broke the net but it probably broke a few hearts back home in Panama. CEST England march into the next round after pummeling Panama side 6-1 thanks to their efficiency from set pieces alongside the inability of the Central Americans to defend. Upd. at 16:48 And then Panama had the moment their passage through the World Cup deserved. A set piece was sent into the box and there was Felipe Baloy to direct it beyond Pickford and gave their fans something to cheer about. You can see how much it meant for this set of history makers, despite the scoreline, and it’s a reminder that not everyone’s dream is to win the World Cup. Some didn’t qualify, some won’t get a point, some won’t score a goal. For Panama, everything is a bonus and deserves to be celebrated. MATCH FACTS Mundial de Rusia It took nearly 20 minutes of the second half before England got back on the scoresheet again. When it’s your day, or your tournament, everything goes your way. Loftus-Cheek’s hopeful effort hit Kane, who knew nothing about it, but the ball wrong-footed the goalkeeper and nestled in the back of the net. Six. null-null PAN Panama responded with much of the same as before: tough tackles and constant moaning whenever they themselves were fouled. England were comfortable and kept forcing Panama back, refusing to be drawn into a battle they didn’t need to be involved in. 24/06/2018center_img Goleada mundial de Inglaterra Panama were understandably all over the shop. At another corner they further compounded their misery by wrestling at least two England players to the ground. Kane repeated his heroics from the spot to make it 5-0 before we had even reached half time. ING Lovren: “If Modric was Spanish or German he’d always be in the running for the Ballon d’Or” If that didn’t break the South American’s will, Lingard’s strike most certainly did. Once again the defending was questionable as they allowed the Manchester United midfielder to run across the edge of the penalty area before unleashing an unstoppable effort into the top right corner. 3-0 and the match had only just got going. RELATED STORIES Andrew Gaffney IN SPORT.ES England head into the match against Belgium level on points, level on goal difference. It could come down to yellow cards. With Brazil struggling to finish top of their group, it’ll be an interesting affair as Group G comes to a close on Thursday. It wouldn’t take long for England to gain a bit of revenge though and it came via a familiar source: a set piece. Perhaps enhanced by the use of VAR at this tournament, team’s abilities from dead ball situations are proving key. Kieran Trippier whipped in a wonderful ball and Jon Stones, all alone in the middle of the box, powered his header into the bottom corner to give the Three Lions the perfect start. It was soon 4-0 as a result of another dead ball move from England. Tripper passed it across to Jordan Henderson who chipped it into Kane and he nodded it across for Raheem Sterling to finish. But he couldn’t. It fell to Stones though and he headed it into the back of the net. This was less of a contest now and more a question of how many England wanted to score.last_img read more

Vinicius Jr, another victim of Julen Lopetegui

first_img IN SPORT.ES 27/10/2018 Sport EN Upd. at 16:24 Lopetegui has changed his usual planning and taken training in the afternoon. It will not be until then that Vinicius knows what to do. But Castilla play against Fuenlabrada this evening at 8pm. And Vincius is unsure if he will be involved. According to Bernabeu Digital, the situation is surreal. Vinicius is always jused to know his programme in advance of the weekend, although this time he has not received news if he will be with the first team or Santiago Solari’s B team this weekend.center_img Vinicius, otra víctima de Lopetegui CEST He was set to be banned for the Clasico but his punishment for a red card was later removed. The relationship between Vinicius Junior and Julen Lopetegui is tense. The Brazilian still doesn’t know if he will be part of the Real Madrid squad to face Barcelona or not.last_img read more

Alvaro Morata hoping to feature against Real Sociedad

first_img CEST 08/09/2019 Morata acelera para jugar ante la Real IN SPORT.ES Morata has become a key piece of Cholo’s set-up since he landed at the Wanda from Chelsea. With Diego Costa injured last season Morata was the main man up top. Joao Felix’s arrival has taken some focus off him but he’s still adding valuable goals like against Getafe in the first week, which earned the team three points. Diego Pablo Simeone hopes to count on Alvaro Morata for the clash against Real Sociedad on Saturday 14 at Anoeta. The forward missed the 3-2 win over Eibar last time out with a knee sprain, but he has recovered well over the past few days. It looks like he may be ready for the weekend. Upd. at 19:05 center_img Kieran Trippier, untouchable for Diego Simeone Sport EN UNTOUCHABLE FOR SIMEONE RELATED STORIES The most conservative option would be to let him rest until the clash with Juventus on Sep 18 in the Champions League, one of his former sides.last_img read more

Football: Dutch wonderkid Justin Kluivert signs for Roma

first_imgAdvertisement 0c7gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7xclnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eovmx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) i9hnaWould you ever consider trying this?😱b7v2flCan your students do this? 🌚sRoller skating! Powered by Firework Dutch youngster Justin Kluivert joins Roma for a reported fee of £15m[€17.25m].  The youngster has signed a 5-year contract with the ‘i giallorossi’ after he was linked for a move to Manchester United. He is the son of Barcelona and Netherland icon, Patrick Kluivert. “I’m feeling great,” Kluivert told the club website. “I’m at an unbelievable club and I can’t wait to start.” “I think Roma is a great club for me – I think they can build me into a bigger, stronger player and I can do some nice things here.”Advertisement Kluivert made 30 appearances for Ajax this previous season and scored 10 goals. He also got his full debut for the Netherlands during a 3-0 win over Portugal.Advertisement Monchi the football director at Roma also has big expectations of him. “Justin is already one of the most exciting young players in European football.” “It was not easy to bring him to Roma ahead of a number of clubs. But Justin believes Roma is the perfect place for him to continue his development and realise his enormous potential.”He appears to be ready for his new challenge at Roma, what are your thoughts regarding it? Let us know in the comments below!Read Also:- Football: Aspiring young Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin signed by Real MadridFootball : Julian Nagelsmann to Join RB Leipzig at the end of the season Advertisementlast_img read more