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Manchester City Competing Like ‘Animals’ To Win Title – Fernandinho

Defending champions Manchester City have shown they can compete like “animals” this season in a bid to retain their English Premier League title, midfielder Fernandinho has said. City restored their one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table after Wednesday’s 2-0 win at Manchester United and can become the first team to retain the title since the Old Trafford club in 2009. Victory in the final three games of the season will ensure a fourth league crown in eight years and Fernandinho said City’s display at!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Champions League: Man United Face PSG As Liverpool Battle Bayern In Round 16

Manchester United will face Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp must tackle German opposition in the form of Bayern Munich. The draw was revealed on Monday by the European football body, UEFA. Holders, Real Madrid will face Ajax who are the first Dutch side to progress to the Champions League knockout stage since PSV in 2015-16. Elsewhere, Manchester City take on Schalke, Tottenham battle Borussia Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo’s…

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric Ends Dominance Of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second. Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth,…

2018 CAF Awards: Ighalo, Iwobi, Musa, Oshoala Make Nominees List

Super Eagles trio Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) and Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai) have been named among nominees for the 2018 African Player of the year CAF Awards - slated to hold in Senegal for the first time in January. The 34-man list which has the likes of Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Liverpool) and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), was announced on Friday by the Confederation of African Football. Wilfred Ndidi who plays for Premier League club Leicester…

Neymar Injured As Brazil Beat Cameroun

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar played for only six minutes as Brazil edged out Cameroon in Milton Keynes. Neymar suffered an adductor muscle injury while taking a shot and was replaced by Everton's Richarlison. And the Toffees forward proved to be the match-winner, powering home a header on the stroke of half-time. Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus struck the post for Brazil in the second half, while Arthur hit the crossbar with a long-range effort. The 29,669 fans at Stadium MK cheered loudly when Neymar came out…

United Stun Juve As Man City, Real Enjoy Big Wins

Manchester United produced a stunning late comeback to beat Juventus 2-1 on Wednesday in what could be a turning point in their Champions League campaign, while a Gabriel Jesus hat-trick helped Manchester City all but secure a last-16 berth. Pep Guardiola's City crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 on a night which saw Real Madrid also win big, as Bayern Munich closed in on a place in the knockout stage. Juventus were within seconds of confirming their spot in the last 16 after Cristiano Ronaldo put them ahead in Turin with a…

Champions League: Juventus Win At Man Utd On Ronaldo’s Return, Man City Cruise To Victory

Paulo Dybala’s first-half strike hands Juventus a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. Ronaldo helped to set up Juve's winner in the 17th minute, with his cross reaching Dybala who finished from close range. United remain in second place, with their hopes of making the knockout stages boosted by Valencia's draw with Young Boys earlier on Tuesday. The two sides will meet again at the Allianz Stadium on 7 November, when a win will send Juve into the last 16. In the other…

Ballon d’Or 2018: Ronaldo, Salah, Modric, Hazard, 26 Others Named In 30-Man list

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have made a 30-man shortlist of players nominated for the 2018 Ballon D’Or award. The full list of top footballers was revealed on Monday by the organisers, France Football and L'Equipe. Manchester City leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero was the first nominee of this year award and midfielder Kevin de Bruyne are also contenders, as are Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and forward Robert Firmino. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Aguero did not make the 30-man…

Mourinho Urges Struggling United To Do Better Against Newcastle

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes there are “many reasons” why the team have under-performed this season. He told reporters on Friday that Newcastle United will be a tough opponent as he looks to end a run of four games without a win. Pressure has mounted on the Portuguese coach in recent weeks after United’s first 10 games yielded a return of four wins, three draws and three defeats, with one of the draws preceding a League Cup penalty shootout exit to second-tier Derby County. “We can do much…

Liverpool, Man City Cruise As Man United Held On Ferguson’s Return

Liverpool and Manchester City’s shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan Shaqiri his first Liverpool start for a 3-0 victory at Anfield and Wesley Hoedt turned the Swiss international’s deflected shot in for the opener before Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s first goal in four games sealed…
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