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Ancelotti: ‘Pippo’s enthusiasm key’ Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says it's ‘a nice feeling’ to play against Milan and to find a colleague in his former player Filippo Inzaghi. Ancelotti boasts a prestigious history with the Rossoneri, having won two Champions League trophies and one Scudetto as their Coach. Ahead of tomorrow’s friendly game between his former side and Los Blancos, he reveals that he walks into the match with positive sentiments. “Having Inzaghi as a colleague is a nice feeling, and so is playing against Milan,” the Italian Coach commented in an interview with Sky Sports. “I expected him to become a Coach. He has a lot of enthusiasm and that's essential to coach a team. “I give him advice and we talk about many things. “The Rossoneri must nurture the objective of returning to the Champions League, though compared to when I was with them, everything has changed. “There used to be investors that are no longer there. “These are cycles, it will take patience to s ...
Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says that no English team will ever be able to win the quadruple - Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season (Sky Sports). -Saggy
Sky Sports have revealed the TV schedule for their coverage of the upcoming Champions League round-of-16 ties, with Manchester City’s crucial second-leg trip to take on La Liga giants Barcelona the undoubted standout fixture of the 12 on display.
Aaron Ramsey told Sky Sports his stunning goal against Galatasaray in the Champions League was NOT his greatest...but then he watched it and came back to ...
Manuel Pellegrini challenged his Manchester City players to prove they are not reliant on Sergio Aguero as they go into their decisive Champions League group game with Roma knowing they will be without their leading striker for up to eight weeks. On Tuesday night the City manager gave three different verdicts on the likely return date for his Argentine forward, beginning with “four, five, six weeks”, moving on to “certainly four to six weeks” before building up to “eight weeks”, the latter in a one-to-one interview with Sky Sports. The worst-case scenario would mean Aguero misses City’s game at Chelsea on 31 January. In the meantime, Pellegrini called upon his team to beat Roma in their final Group E game, reach the knockout round and prove that they were not solely reliant on the man who has already scored 19 goals for them this season. The City manager said: “As I previously said, our team doesn’t depend on one single player and I hope my players can prove it [against Roma].” He adde ...
Chelsea job for Drogba Jose Mourinho has revealed that veteran Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will be offered a role with the club when he retires from playing. Drogba, who was voted the most popular player ever by Chelsea fans in 2012, scored in Wednesday’s emphatic 3-0 over Tottenham, Sky Sports reports. The 36-year-old is enjoying a successful second spell at the club since returning from a spell with Turkish side Galatasaray. Mourinho was keen to praise the Ivorian for the impact he has had on the squad since returning and said there will be a role for Drogba at Chelsea after he retires. “It’s remarkable,” said Mourinho. “I was expecting exactly this. The important thing is that he’s here and he’s going to finish his career with Chelsea. “It looks, for me, that he’s going to stay doing other things when he finishes his career. “It will be his decision when he decides when to stop as a player. It will be something personal.” Drogba’s most famous Chelsea moment came when he grabbe ...
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Moyes takes Real Sociedad post David Moyes has been appointed Head Coach of La Liga club Real Sociedad. The Scot has signed a deal until the summer of 2016 and returns to football six-and-a-half months after losing his job as Manchester United boss. Moyes had been considering Sociedad's offer for some time and, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, was pressed for a decision with second-choice Pepe Mel waiting in the wings. Balague told Sky Sports News HQ: "I'm so excited about this. He's one of the top British managers and he's actually going to go to La Liga, to a team he can improve. "The interesting thing is Real Sociedad have not accepted no for an answer. They insisted they wanted him to be the man and received very good reports. It's not a decision that's been taken lightly at all." Moyes joins a club third from bottom in La Liga following a poor start to the season that cost Jagoba Arrasate his job. But Sociedad were in the Champions League as recently as last season, w ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, could move to the United States to join New York Cosmos if he fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Metro) But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists he wants to keep Gerrard at Anfield and the decision is based on the qualities of the veteran midfielder and not sentiment. (Daily Telegraph) Liverpool target Fabian Schar played in Basel's recent Champions League win over the Reds Arsenal's hopes of signing Basel defender Fabian Schar have been boosted after the 22-year-old admitted he is ready to leave the Swiss club. (Daily Express) Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have been put on alert with 15-year-old West Ham starlet Reece Oxford no closer to agreeing a permanent deal at Upton Park. (Sky Sports) Tottenham will make a concerted effort to sign out-of-favour Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, in January. (Goal.com) Manchester City will battle it out with local rivals Manchester United in the race to sign 20-year-old Feyenoord defender Terence ...
Liverpool Ladies have been forced to put their Women’s Super League celebrations on hold to prepare for a crucial Champions League last-16 clash against Linkopings on Thursday. …read more Source: Sky Sports
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Uefa Champions League Posted on October 2, 2014 by john Rodgers frustrated with poor defending(PA) Brendan Rodgers lamented Liverpool’s “poor” defending after the Reds crashed to a 1-0 Champions League defeat against Basel. The Swiss side had beaten Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham in the last four years and added the Merseysiders to their list of scalps as Marco Streller scored the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute. Liverpool manager Rodgers felt his side played well enough to get something from the game but let themselves down by failing to deal with Basel’s set pieces. “We defended very, very poorly on the corner and it’s not the first time so it’s very, very disappointing we couldn’t get something from the game and the game was decided by a poor defensive corner,” he told Sky Sports. The key to defending is your first contact with the ball and we continually don’t do that enough. Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool manager.
Fabregas: Chelsea my priority Cesc Fabregas admits he retains an emotional connection to Arsenal but says this will not prevent him giving his all against them for new club Chelsea. Former Arsenal midfielder and captain Fabregas, 27, joined Chelsea this summer from Barcelona in a £30million deal, after the Gunners decided against taking up an option to bring him back to the Emirates. Chelsea play Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in a game that is live on Sky Sports on Sunday, October 5. When asked by Spanish newspaper El Pais about the prospect of playing for one of Arsenal’s rivals, Fabregas said: "Don't think I didn't think about it. “I will keep the Gunner feeling forever and I know that I will return to Highbury (Emirates Stadium) and it will be a special moment, but I am a committed guy. "I remind you that I played the Champions League final against Barcelona (with Arsenal) and I swear I would have done anything to win that game - and I have been a Barcelona fan since I was a kid. "So I know that when ...
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Samuel Eto’o thanks Mourinho Samuel Eto’o has rubbished talk of a rift with Jose Mourinho as he prepares for the possibility of an Everton debut against his old boss, Sky Sports reports. Eto’o was part of Mourinho’s Champions League-winning side at Inter Milan and came to England a year ago to rejoin the Portuguese at Chelsea. But the pair’s relationship was questioned when Mourinho was caught on camera joking about Eto’o’s age, and the 33-year-old left Stamford Bridge in the summer before joining Everton this week. Samuel Eto’o gave his first press conference on...
Sky Sports: Real Madrid's Illaramendi will be requested on loan by Athletic Bilbao if they qualify to the Champions League.
Liverpool’s spending looks set to break the £70m barrier with the imminent signings of Benfica’s Lazar Markovic and Lille’s Divock Origi, Sky Sports understands. With Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona edging closer to completion, Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers appears to be wasting little time in restructuring his squad ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League next season. Serbian winger Markovic could complete a move to Anfield in the next 48 hours in a deal understood to be worth in the region of £25m. A product of Partizan Belgrade’s youth system, Markovic is a full international with 12 caps and two goals to his name. The 20-year-old joined Benfica on a five-year contract last season and Liverpool fans will be encouraged by the fact that he has won the league in each of his four seasons as a professional. Markovic helped Benfica to a domestic treble last season and made 13 appearances in Europe as the club overcame an early exit from the Champions League to reach the Europe Le ...
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Southampton have started their search for a new manager following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham. Pochettino secured a five-year contact at White Hart Lane on Tuesday after resigning at the Saints who he steered to their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth place last season. Although there has not been any official announcement, Sky Sports reporter Roger Clarke said the job of searching for a new man at the St Mary's helm was under way. On the early runners, Clarke said: "The early favourite is Murat Yakin who was at Basel. He won a couple of league titles and was the manager when they beat Chelsea in the Champions League last November. He's also Swiss so may be an option for the Swiss owners. "There's also Ronald Koeman who's in charge at Feyenoord. There's also Michael Laudrup who won the League Cup at Swansea and Gus Poyet, although there are reports that Sunderland would resist any approach." "We will be looking for a manager that shares our values, our principles and our p ...
Long-serving Arsenal director Lord Harris of Peckham insists Manager Arsene Wenger will be fully backed by the board again this summer. Wenger broke the club's transfer record last August when he signed midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42m. Lord Harris is adamant Arsenal remain ambition to challenge for the top honours, and he claims there are very few players the club would not be able to afford. "We want to win the Premier League and the Champions League. If we buy two or three players then I think we can," Lord Harris said in the London Evening Standard. [Sky Sports] - Eddy
Jan Vertonghen has said he wants to remain a Tottenham next season, regardless of who comes in as the club’s new manager. Vertonghen has continually been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane when it emerged that the club would not be qualifying for next season’s Champions League. He was expected to leave had Tim Sherwood remained in charge, but since the decisions was taken to end Sherwood’s reign, the Belgian defender has had a change of heart, particularly with the mention of Frank de Boer. He told Sky Sports: "I've got a couple more years at Tottenham and I'm happy, and I want to stay there, so it doesn't matter who the manager will be. "He (de Boer) is a good manager but there are other good managers as well so, again, the chairman will make a good decision." Tottenham supporters will be relieved at the news, as Vertonghen has enjoyed many solid performances for the club despite an uncharacteristic spell last term. He is likely to be part of whoever takes over’s plans, and if he does s ...
Costa trains ahead of final Diego Costa has given Atletico Madrid fresh hope he could face Real Madrid after taking part in training ahead of Saturday's Champions League final. The striker was considered a major fitness doubt after limping out of last weekend's title-clinching 1-1 draw at Barcelona, but he was able to complete a number of drills at Estadio da Luz. Costa has been struggling with a minor hamstring injury and it remains to be seen whether Atletico will take a risk on the 25-year-old, who is expected to join Chelsea later in the summer. Reports suggest the Spain international has turned to horse placenta treatment in a desperate bid to be fit, but Sky Sports' Guillem Balague questioned whether he can recover in time. He said: "This was controlled movement, no-one is testing themselves really. "I'm pretty sure that Diego Costa's been asked not to stretch himself because he will be given all the time he needs, until the last minute of the game before they actually decide what they are going to ...
Schurrle's CL final regret. Chelsea's Andre Schurrle admits he will be full of regret when he watches Saturday's Champions League final in Lisbon. Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will lock horns in a battle to be crowned European kings, with the game live on Sky Sports 1HD. Diego Simeone's La Liga champions booked their place in the final after overcoming Jose Mourinho's Chelsea 3-1 over two legs, with all the goals coming in the Stamford Bridge leg after a goalless draw in Spain. Chelsea's campaign unravelled after the defeat to Atletico, as Norwich held on for a 0-0 draw in the following game to put a huge dent in the Blues' Premier League title bid. Schurrle, who scored in the final-day win at Cardiff City to ensure they at least finished on a high note, has promised Chelsea will 'come back stronger next season'. But he admits he will be wondering what could have been when he watches the European showpiece on Saturday. Schurrle told the Daily Star: "We're disappointed because we didn't w ...
Breaking News from Sky Sports: Manchester City, having broken UEFA Financial Fair Play rules are to be fined £48,000,000, handed a transfer embargo on future transfers, with 5 points also docked from their league position and a banned from selecting more than 21 squad members for the Champions League. With immediate effect.
古治BB: 'Amazing' Reds should be proud "Liverpool had an incredible season, they have done a great job," Kuyt told Sky Sports. "To manage to get a Champions League spot for next year is amazing. "As a supporter of Liverpool, I was very sad to not see them be champions this season. But the lads have done a great job and they can be proud of themselves."
Wilshere gets help from critic Scholes Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has sought advice on how to improve his game from Paul Scholes in the wake of the former Manchester United man criticising his lack of progress. "He was right in a certain way," said Wilshere, who made his England debut at 18. "We had quite a good chat. "He explained it a bit better and told me what he thought I should work on." Wilshere made 24 league appearances for Arsenal this season as the Gunners finished in the Champions League qualification spots for the 17th consecutive year. Arsene Wenger's side looked likely to launch a title challenge, but heavy defeats by Liverpool and Chelsea hampered their campaign. A 2-2 draw with Swansea prompted Scholes to be critical of both Arsenal and Wilshere while working as a pundit for Sky Sports, views which Wenger strongly disagreed with. "When I first burst onto the scene there was all this noise and then I got injured," added Wilshere, who says he spoke to his family and contacted Gary Nev ...
Former Real Madrid General Manager Jorge Valdano believes Iker Casillas should be Los Blancos' No.1 for the remainder of the season in order to be ready for the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. And Sky Sports reports that, Casillas may be starting in the upcoming league game against Valencia.
Breaking Football News: (Chelsea Injury Update) Petr Cech, Eden Hazard, Samuel Eto'o and John Terry have all been declared fit for tomorrow's second leg of Uefa Champions League semifinal showdown against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Get more details on this breaking news from Sky Sports @ www.skysports.com Up Chelsea!
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, has once again ruled out his side from this season’s title race, but could not hide his delight at winning both games against who he deemed as potential champions. Demba Ba punished a Steven Gerrard slip with a composed finish, before Wilian struck deep into extra time in the second half, to dent the Reds’ title ambitions. Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said: “Now we can say we won both matches against the champions. If it’s Liverpool, we won both. If it’s City, we won both. “With these three points we need one point to finish third. It was a good season for us and an evolution in many aspects of this team. “The champions will be City or Liverpool so we have nothing to celebrate. Mourinho also expressed his happiness at his team’s performance, despite naming a much changed side, ahead of next week Champions League semi- final return leg against Atletico Madrid. “Obviously many people would be expecting us to come here and lose 3-0 or 5-0 like others. Many ...
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Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has told Sky Sports that he is desperate to go to the World Cup with England this summer. Forster has been involved with England a number of times under Roy Hodgson in the past two-years, though only made his debut at the end of 2013. With Joe Hart set to travel as number one to Brazil, the other two goalkeeping spots look wide open with Forster, Ben Foster and John Ruddy all in contention. Forster is hopeful he will be on the flight to South America come June and he feels that his performances in the Champions League for Celtic have played a huge part in him being in contention. "We have had some great nights and everyone sees what the nights are like and on a personal note that has helped me get into the England squad, without those I don't think I would have got in," he told Weekend Warm-up. "Playing for Celtic is a bit like playing international football, because you have got long periods of inactivity at times, then you might have a save to make but you have to be swi ...
Dear Mao Kasonso, As you try hard to become a MAN, the darlings of world football for the past seven years, Barcelona now appear to be in terminal decline. Defeats to Atletico Madrid in Champions League and Granada in the league in the past five days saw their treble dreams go up in smoke and their season could come crashing down should they fail to overcome bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final to be broadcast live on SuperSport on Wednesday. The World of Champions will cross over to Valencia from 9pm for a 30-minute Sky Sports build-up with kick off set for 9.30pm (CAT) on SS3HD and SS3.
David Moyes HINTS A TRANSFER AGREEMENT FOLLOWING Manchester United'S Champions LeaGUE ELIMINATION The Scot says his focus is to rebuild the squad and qualify for the Champions League next season, and suggested that players have already said they will move to Old Trafford. Manchester United manager David Moyes has hinted that agreements are already in place to bring new players to Old Trafford. Moyes denied his job was on the line after the Red Devils were knocked out the Champions League by Bayern Munich, and suggested he already knows that players will want to join the club even without top-level European Football. "That's not a question for me because my job is to get on and do the job," he told Sky Sports. "My focus is to get a side which gets us back into the Champions League and that's the objective. "The club have never had any problem [about the Champions League], they've always been looking to spend the right money on the right players if they are available, it had nothing to do with Champions Lea ...
"The ones we are interested in are keen to come" — David Moyes on making signings without Champions League football. (Source: Sky Sports)
Preview: Bayern v United Date, time and coverage: Wednesday 9 April, 19:45 BST. The match will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports. You can also follow it via ManUtd.com's live blog and MUTV Online's radio commentary. Video highlights will be available online from 23:00 BST. Form guide: The Reds travel to Bavaria buoyed by the comprehensive and clinical 4-0 win over Newcastle, delivered by a side showing eight changes from the one that started last Tuesday's Champions League draw at Old Trafford. Bayern boss Pep Guardiola also shuffled his pack for his team's last outing, but the the German champions slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Augsberg, which ended their 53-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer shrugged the result off, saying: "It's all about Wednesday and the match against Manchester United. Nothing else matters," but his side are now without a win in three outings. They have also failed to beat English opposition on home soil this season, losing to Manchester City and drawing wi ...
Football | Champions League Carlo Ancelotti © Gallo Images WIN one of 10 HTC One smartphones in the Champions League fantasy and prediction games! Video Highlights Ancelotti wary of returning Lewandowski - 08 April 2014, 15:52 Carlo Ancelotti has described Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski as "extremely dangerous" to Real Madrid's hopes of booking their Uefa Champions League semifinal berth. Real are on the verge of a fourth consecutive last-four appearance after beating Borussia 3-0 in the quarterfinal, first-leg in Madrid last Wednesday, when Lewandowski was suspended. The 25-year-old returns to lead Dortmund's attack at the Westfalenstadion, with the hosts needing a near miracle to reach the semifinals. But no Merengue fan needs reminding of the Poland international's four goals against them in last year's semifinals, when Dortmund eliminated Real. "Robert Lewandowski is a fantastic player and extremely dangerous," Ancelotti told Sky Sports. "He is the key player for the type of football Bo ...
Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho should take more than his fair share of the responsibility for Chelsea's recent struggles. It was only a matter of weeks ago, on the back of a 14-game unbeaten run that included wins over Liverpool and Manchester City, that Chelsea were being talked of as Premier League champions-elect. Mourinho consistently downplayed his side's chances, though, and his prophecy has been fulfilled in recent weeks with the Blues losing to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace either side of their thumping win over Arsenal. The west Londoners also went down 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in midweek but, rather than blaming his forwards, Redknapp believes Mourinho should take some of the responsibility himself. He told Sky Sports: "Jose Mourinho has spent a lot of time this season pointing the finger at his forwards, rather than taking responsibility for Chelsea's results. "That's increased in recent weeks with three defeats in their last four ...
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Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell insists the newly-crowned Scottish champions will not have to sell any of their prized assets should they fail to make the group stages of next season's Champions League. The Hoops wrapped up their third successive crown - the quickest championship victory in 85 years - with a 5-1 drubbing of Partick Thistle with seven games of the campaign remaining. In recent seasons the club has pulled in millions by moving on a number of players including Ki sung-Yueng, Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper and Kelvin Wilson. Of the current crop, keeper Fraser Forster, who has conceded just 15 goals all season, and central defensive duo Virgil van Dijk and Efe Ambrose, have been linked with big-money moves to England. But Lawwell believes the prudent nature which the club has gone about its business in recent years means they could cope without participating in Europe's elite competition, although he admits it remains their major target for the summer. Lawell sets sights on new challenges Sp ...
Ryan Giggs rolled back the years with a vintage performance to help beat Olympiakos Robin Van Persie was the hat-trick hero as Manchester United turned around a two-goal first leg deficit to beat Olympiakos 3-0 at Old Trafford and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. However, it was the performance of Ryan Giggs that left Adam Bate in awe... 21 Sky Bet ... Up To £30 Free Matched Bet “It’s a time to show guts and courage,” said Gary Neville in the Sky Sports studio upon seeing the swelling over Antonio Valencia’s left eye. It was an admirable if disconcerting effort for the Manchester United winger to play on for so long – almost to the 77 minute mark – after suffering a serious blow to the head in the early stages. But there’s more than one type of bravery in football. And Ryan Giggs showed plenty of the kind that really counted on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford. David Moyes’ United have wilted under pressure at various times this season. The late heroics of the Sir ...
WE OWED MOYES - RONNEY Wayne Rooney admitted Manchester United owed David Moyes a positive result after they overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit against Olympiakos to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Robin Van Persie netted a hat-trick as United triumphed 3-0 at Old Trafford to relieve some of the pressure on their beleaguered boss. Moyes' position has come under intense scrutiny after a series of disappointing performances and results, but Rooney believes the second-leg victory illustrates that United's will to win has not deserted them. When asked what the biggest factor was behind their recovery, Rooney told Sky Sports 1HD: "It was just the desire to win. As you can hear, the fans in particular, the support has been fantastic. "Against Liverpool they were fantastic. They were fantastic again tonight and we're delighted for them." Rooney also accepted that the players owed Moyes, adding: "Of course we do. And we owed ourselves a good result. These fans, the manager, everyone. "This is a gr ...
Man Utd desperately need to win when they take on Olymiakos in the Champions League tonight at 7.45. Previously they have won all home games against their Greek opponents…. could today be their chance to bounce back? We will be showing it all live on Sky Sports so come and find out!
Chelsea captain John Terry believes Didier Drogba still has all the qualities of a world-class striker after the former team-mates came up against each other in the Champions League on Tuesday. This week saw Drogba make his first trip to Stamford Bridge since leaving in 2012 as Galatasaray took on the Blues in the second-leg of their last-16 tie. The 36-year-old was unable to find the back of the net, though, as the Premier League giants eventually emerged 2-0 victors on the night, securing a 3-1 aggregate win. Terry remains convinced the Ivory Coast striker is still just as deadly a force as he was during his highly successful eight-year stay at Chelsea, where he won numerous English titles, as well as the Champions League crown in his final contribution for the club. "It was really strange actually - even in the first leg, he's so strong," Terry told Sky Sports. "When the ball goes up from the keeper, no matter how strong you are, you can't get it off him and I don't think there's anyone better in the w ...
WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has urged his team to take confidence from their win over Manchester City into the latter stages. ***Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would welcome becoming the club's captain for next season and England skipper in the future. ***Manchester City assistant Ruben Cousillas has played down concerns surrounding Sergio Aguero after the forward reinjured his hamstring. ***Bayer Leverkusen Head Coach Sami Hyypia felt his team could be proud of their efforts despite their Uefa Champions League exit to Paris Saint-Germain. ***Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella insists his side have plenty of reason to feel positive ahead of a second meeting with Juventus on Thursday. ***Tim Sherwood admits Tottenham's squad are playing for their futures at the club following his scathing assessment of Saturday's defeat at Chelsea. (Sky Sports) ***Borussia Monchengladbach have announced the signing of Swiss international Yann Sommer, after confirming that No.1 Ma ...
THE SUN Wayne Rooney says the players are to blame for the Manchester United's drop in form and that it is painful watching Liverpool battling for the title. He also feels he's ready to captain the Old Trafford club as well as England. United play Liverpool at Old Trafford live on Sky Sports on Super Sunday. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew could extend his own stadium and touchline ban. It claims he's thinking of staying in the directors box for all of Newcastle's remaining 10 games. Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole could be back quicker than expected from a knee injury. Arsenal goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski is wanted by Basle at the end of the season. Crystal Palace have offered a trial to 15-year old Archie Davis. Brighton winger Will Buckley says he would turn down any potential move to Sunderland. Daily Mail The Football Association may seek a longer punishment for Alan Pardew as it is not happy with the seven match ban and may appeal against the independent disciplinary commission's decision. DAI ...
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It's Champions League week, teams including Arsenal and Man City have made it to the last 16. Tonight Arsenal face Bayern Munich and tomorrow Sky Sports have Man City v Barcelona or Paris Saint Germain v Bayer Leverkusen for us to choose from (we can only show one of these)
IS IT TRUE? Jamie Redknapp believes the Champions League distraction might just hand the title to Manchester City. The Premier League is shaping up to have its most inclusive title race for years - as Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal will all fancy their chances of lifting the trophy at the end of the season. The four-horse race looks set to go on until the final day of the campaign - although obviously some teams will fall at various hurdles. But Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp does not believe that will be Chelsea. The Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been speaking about the title race in his Sky Sports column today - and said that he ‘laughs’ when he hears Jose Mourinho claim his Chelsea side are not title contenders this season. But he did mention one thing that might just hand the advantage to Manchester City in the run-in - the Champions League: “Mourinho is the master at presenting his side as the underdog but his team are the ones to beat at the moment. T ...
I am sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan who wants Arsene Wenger to alter his priorities a bit in the next six days. He would normally prioritise the Champions League over the FA cup with games in each coming within three days of each other, but has already hinted that he will field his strongest side against Everton on Saturday. That does not mean, of course, that the Gunners will give up on Europe and I think that two of our German players could be the key to pulling off a real shock. Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil really have something to prove against Bayern Munich and are both likely to start. Podolski probably won’t start against Everton, so will be fresh and has the extra incentive of having spent an unsuccessful time in Munich and wanting to book his place in the Germany World Cup squad. And, in a Sky Sports report, he makes it clear that Arsenal feel they can beat Bayern as long as they play the sort of football we started with at the Emirates. Podolski said, “It is normal that no one beli ...
DROGBA HAILS SPECIAL NIGHT AFTER CHELSEA DRAW Tried to prove himself to both Chelsea and Gala last night. Pretty motivated... fell down easy as always though. Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has said it was a ‘special game’ after playing out a 1-1 draw against his former club Chelsea in the last-16 of the Champions League last night. This was the Ivorian’s first game against Chelsea after leaving them in 2012, with his last contribution helping the Blues beat Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final. The Blues coped well with his attacking threat during the tie, but still came close when his header was volleyed against the post by Selcuk Inan. And Drogba is looking forward to the second leg back at Stamford Bridge, where he believes his side can still make it into the quarter-finals after an impressive second half display. “It was a special game, to play against my old team-mates,” he told Sky Sports. “I didn’t get a lot of chances but the header was perfect – well, not perfect b ...
Chelsea’s Lampard: We should have scored more Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard believes the team were good for more goals in their 1-1 Champions League draw with Galatasaray on Wednesday night. The Blues scored inside ten minutes through Fernando Torres at the Turk Telekom Arena before Aurelien Chedjou equalised for the Istanbul giants with 25 minutes remaining in the contest. However, Lampard felt it could have been a different story if the west London club were able to express their dominance by scoring more goals in the opening 45 minutes. "We were disappointed at half-time we weren't more than 1-0 up because we played well, we controlled it,” he told Sky Sports after experiencing a passionate Cimbom crowd in Istanbul. "They didn't have many chances and we had four or five good counter-attacks and we're disappointed we didn't make more of them. "Certainly the crowd (played a part), I don't know about the tactics because you always expect them to have a period, and they had a big period in the second h ...
He shd better go to Crystal Palace, they still have future Sky Sports: Frustration for Van Persie
Sky Sports just showed Man Utd's 99 Champions League win.. Unreal. Now I have to go off and watch the current lot try get past the last 16 😂
OZIL IS NOT ACCEPTED BY TEAM-MATES.Ballack. The attacking midfielder missed a crucial penalty in Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich and was rounded on by Mathieu Flamini in the second half for failing to track a forward run from Arjen Robben. And Ballack fears his compatriot has not been completely accepted by the rest of Arsene Wenger's team. "With his quality he should be untouchable and bring out so much in the team. But it looks like he does not have the acceptance of the team," he told Sky Sports. "When he came to Arsenal there was so much expectation with the quality he has. The first games he looked good, played well and was comfortable. "But now he looks a bit lost in this team." Ozil, 25, has so far made 32 official appearances for Arsenal, scoring five goals in the process. Thnx
Per Mertesacker insists there is no reason why Arsenal cannot repeat last season's victory in Munich and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, despite Wednesday’s demoralising first-leg defeat. Arsenal were reduced to 10 men in the first half when Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for a foul on Arjen Robben and the holders made their numerical advantage count after the break with goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mull But the Gunners won 2-0 in the Allianz Arena at this stage of the competition last season and, though they went out on away goals, Mertesacker feels his side are capable of repeating the result. "I think we started really well," the 29-year-old told Sky Sports. "[We] deserved one goal at least. Afterwards we dropped more with the red card and it was even more difficult. "We are looking forward to Munich. Why can’t we repeat that from last year?" Mertesacker did hint, though, that tiredness may have caught up with the Gunners as they failed to stop Pep Guardiola's side from ...
Bent denies United, Spurs sink Everton 09 February 2014, 20:06 An injury-time goal from Fulham's Darren Bent inflicted more pain on champions Manchester United as the bottom club rescued a 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday, adding fuel to the fire for manager David Moyes's critics. It was a further blow to United's hopes of securing Champions League football next season and left them nine points behind Liverpool in fourth spot and six adrift of Tottenham Hotspur who beat Everton 1-0 with a goal from Emmanuel Adebayor. Late strikes from Robin Van Persie and Michael Carrick helped United cancel out Steve Sidwell's opener and evoked some of the never-say-die attitude that characterised former manager Alex Ferguson's long spell at the club. However, the uncertainty that has plagued the new regime came back to bite them as Fulham substitute Bent headed in at the far post to nick a point in the 94th minute. "Today was as bad as it gets," a shell- shocked Moyes told Sky Sports television. "We dominated the game. ...
LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea have completed the signing of Basel winger Mohamed Salah, manager Jose Mourinho said before his side took on Stoke City in the FA Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Asked on Sky Sports if the if the deal had been completed, Mourinho said “yes” and nodded that it was. Chelsea said on Thursday they had reached an agreement with the Swiss club to sign the pacy Egyptian winger, although Salah had not yet had a medical or agreed personal terms. Liverpool were also keen to sign the 21-year- old who came to attention in England when he played against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in last season’s Europa League and against Chelsea in the Champions League in the current campaign. Salah became Chelsea’s second major signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Benfica. Spain midfielder Juan Mata has left Stamford Bridge to join Manchester United.
Yaya Touré: "Champions League is going to be tight with Bayern & PSG but I think Real Madrid will win it." [Sky Sports]
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Punch Ronaldo is World Footballer of the Year JANUARY 14, 2014 BY FATAI IBRAHIM Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for player of the year. Ronaldo scored a staggering 69 goals in 59 matches for club and country in 2013 and was hot favourite to lift the prestigious award he last held in 2008, reports Sky Sports. Barcelona and Argentina’s Lionel Messi has claimed the honour over the past four years but had to make way for his La Liga rival, despite his 43 goals in as many matches last year. Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, who helped his side win the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup, was the other player in the running but the France international was also to be disappointed. But from the Nigerian side, it was not all smooth sail for Ronaldo as he did not receive any vote from the three Nigerian voters. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi who backed Mikel Obi for the African Footballer of the Year award ironically voted ...
Manchester City scored so many goals in their Capital One Cup first leg semifinal thrashing of West Ham that Edin Dzeko forgot how many they mustered. The Bosnian striker scored twice, notching City’s fifth and sixth goals in a victory that takes them to the brink of a first League Cup final since 1976. But he said to Sky Sports: "It's not easy to win 5-0 at home against a Premier League team but we did. Was it 6-0? Oh.” And manager Manuel Pellegrini, who famously got his maths wrong in the Champions League game away at Bayern Munich when he thought City needed to win 5-2 to top the group -- whereas 4-2 would have sufficed -- sympathised. “That happens sometimes,” he smiled. “It was a brilliant performance. It doesn't matter if we were two, three or four up we kept playing the same way, always looking for more goals.” Alvaro Negredo scored a hat trick and Yaya Toure struck after a long solo run and Pellegrini allayed fears that the midfielder, who seemed hurt by a first-half challenge with Moh ...
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Can Everton steal Liverpool's hopeful Top 4 spot ? A race for a lucrative place in next season's Champions League place is already heating up between the Merseyside rivals. 'We are certainly aiming high,' said Everton midfielder Leon Osman, as quoted by Sky Sports today, following the club's 2-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday, December 29. Currently fourth in the Premier League table, Everton have now upset what had slowly been threatening to be the consensus top four teams in England, pushing local rivals Liverpool out of a possible entrance into next season's Champions League competition. It may be a temporary turnaround, but considering Everton's ambitions, the current roster of players and the burgeoning credence that Roberto Martinez enjoys, their stay inside the top four positions may be no bonny sojourn but more a permanent residency. A 1-0 blip to Sunderland aside, Everton have had quite a month… with four wins in the division (one of which was scored against Manchester United at Old Traffor ...
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Champions League draw at 11am tomorrow (UK Time), will be shown on Sky Sports News.
Thierry Henry has joined the BBC's dream team for next summer's World Cup in Brazil. The Former Arsenal man, who was on Sky Sports on Wednesday nightfor their Champions League tie with Napoli, joins Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville and Alan Hansen as an analysts in Rio.
"I would have loved to have played with him. He reminds me of Robert Pires," the New York Red Bulls forward told Sky Sports ahead of Wednesday's Champions League defeat by Napoli. "He will share the ball. He can find a guy who is quick; a target striker. He can play any type of ball. "He has the thing you want from a midfielder: he always has time. It seems like he is playing on his own in his garden. "He brought that composure on the ball that you need. I think he brought that to Arsenal, him coming with his name. You have got to back it up [and] he did back it up." OZIL
Manuel Pellegrini: Did not appear to know a 4-2 win would have won the group Manuel Pellegrini appeared to be unaware that Manchester City needed only one more goal against Bayern Munich to top their Uefa Champions League group. City were 2-0 down at the Allianz Arena inside the opening 12 minutes, but drew level through goals from David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov before James Milner put the Premier League side ahead on 62 minutes. A fourth goal would have seen City top Group D by virtue of a better head-to-head record against Bayern, who won 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the competition. However, with two minutes to go, Pellegrini replaced striker Edin Dzeko with midfielder Jack Rodwell and appeared to suggest he thought City required a 5-2 win in order to finish first. "It is very important to be first in the group but not the most important thing. It was difficult to score two goals and I think that Silva couldn't play more than 70 minutes." The City boss told Sky Sports when asked if he was t ...
WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o will need scans on a leg injury after he was carried off during the first half of Chelsea's 1-0 defeat against Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Reuters) ***Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to return between the sticks for City in Wednesday Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen, having been dropped for the past five matches. Steven Jovetic and David Silva remain sidelined, both with calf problems, while Jack Rodwell has been ruled out again after suffering another injury setback. ***Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was pleased with his side's comfortable 2-0 Uefa Champions League win over Marseille on Tuesday. ***Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his players being 'tired' was the reason for their 1-0 defeat to Basel in Switzerland. (Sky Sports) ***Ajax earned a fabulous 2-1 win over Spanish giant Barcelona to keep alive their hopes of qualifying from Champions League Group H. ***The Manchester United squad had to end ...
Morning folks like most of us at Live Sports Bars I hope you spent an afternoon in a pub on the weekend watching some cracking footy whilst keeping one eye, albeit a disappointing one on the rugby league semi final. Match day 12 in the Premier League blessed us with 30 goals and still with one more game to go tonight as the Baggies take on local rivals Aston Villa. Could this be another goal fest? Quiet day of sport but take a breather because the Champions League is back on tomorrow night but before then here's tonights highlights: 01:00 Australia v England (Sky Sports) The Ashes 20:00 West Brom v Aston Villa (Sky Sports) Premier League
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez is in line to make his England debut after Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick were ruled out of friendlies against Chile and Germany. (Sky Sports) ***Ajax have been fined €25,000(£21,000) by UEFA after fans displayed an offensive banner at their Champions League home game against Celtic. (ESPN) ***Neymar has claimed that Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has been working on alternative attacking options in case Lionel Messi got injured. (ESPN) ***Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has upset the entire West Brom dressing room by calling them a “Mickey Mouse” club. The Baggies were seconds away from becoming the first ever side to win a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge against Mourinho’s Chelsea. (Daily Mirror) ***Barcelona attacker Neymar can fill the huge void left by the injured Lionel Messi, according to team-mate Dani Alves. ***Lazio and Germany striker Miroslav Klose has been ruled out for at least three weeks due to a dislocate ...
BT Sport wins rights to Champions League and Europa League football - leaving ITV and Sky Sports with nothin
BT have overpaid for Champions League, says Sky Sports. Well, they would say that wouldn't they?
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with todays announcement that BT Sport will have exclusive rights to the Uefa Champions League and UEFA Europa League. We are now witnessing the end of Sky Sports Dominance over live football
BT Sport steals Sky's crown jewel, gets exclusive rights to the Champions League in 2015 Do you like to spend huge sums on Sky Sports just to catch the big moments in European Football? Well, in the biggest thing to happen to UK broadcasting in years, BT Sport has outbid (by a considerable margin) both Sky and ITV for the exclusive rights to show both Champions and Europa League matches ...
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Every time sky wins or retains rights to sporting events, they usually allocate 20 minutes in every hour on Sky Sports News to this, and proudly boast about it. Having lost the Champions League to BT Sport, I don't see sky even mentioning it at all! Interesting.
Wengers tells Arsenal players to Believe and Succeed Wenger calls for another Bayern performance Ahead of his side’s crucial Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has called on his team to take belief from last season’s victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena as the Gunners hope to be the first team to breach the German side’s perfect home record at the Signal Iduna Park this season. After being beaten 3-1 at the Emirates last campaign, Arsene Wenger’s side went on to be the only team to beat the competition’s eventual winners and were only a goal away from clinching a place in the Quarter-finals. Arsenal are certainly a force to be reckoned with on the road and the French manager is confident his team can deliver once again in Germany. Speaking in his pre-match press conference reported by Sky Sports, Wenger said: “We take belief from Bayern. We play everywhere to win and that will not change of course, we will have a positive attitude in our ...
Jose Mourinho Reportedly Given Money to Sign Striker Amid Wayne Rooney Reports. Jose Mourinho is readying an assault on the transfer market as the Chelsea manager hunts down a new striker. The Portuguese boss has been given the all-clear to find a new goalscorer in the January transfer window, as reported by Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail: The Chelsea manager is determined to add goals to his team in the second half of the season and the search has already begun for the attacking options to make the difference. Chelsea's search in Europe is likely to be restricted to players who are not cup-tied in the Champions League, but that will not stop them searching for a solution. Mourinho was extremely critical of his side after they succumbed 2-0 to Newcastle at St. James’ Park. As noted by Sky Sports, the Former Real Madrid coach believes he should have picked an entirely different team after they were outplayed and outscored on Tyneside. One constant source of frustration has been the lack of goals from Chel ...
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has raised question marks over his future at Stamford Bridge by hinting that he is not prepared to play second fiddle to Petr Cech any longer. The highly rated Belgian youngster is currently enjoying his third consecutive spell at Spanish side Atletico Madrid and has received heaps of praise after a string of fine performances. The 21-year-old is yet to knock Chelsea’s number one off the starting spot and has been linked with a number of clubs such as Barcelona in recent times. And he declares that the decision is left up to Jose Mourinho whether he will have a long term future at the club but feels he can’t wait in the wings much longer. Reported in Sky Sports , he told Sportium: "We must wait, time will tell. "This year I wanted to stay at Atletico because I wasn't sure if I would play at Chelsea. Besides, I was excited to play in the Champions League with Atletico and wanted to be a starter with a view towards the World Cup. "But now everything depends on Chelsea ...
According to our sources Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is due to meet the potential new Middlesbrough manager today/tomorrow, It is believed to be former Manchester United number 2 Mike Phelan! along with René Meulensteen (former Manchester United Head Coach). It's been widely reported for a couple of days the Phelan has been in the frame for the job! Sky Sports have him Odds on as joint favourite also Boro fanzine FMTTM have reported it also. Phelan has been at Manchester United for many years as a coach but with Steve McClaren's departure to Middlesbrough in the summer of 2001, Phelan was promoted to first-team coach. He was appointed assistant manager of Manchester United on 3 September 2008! He was Sir Alex Ferguson's right-hand man during three Premier League title wins, a Club World Cup, two League Cups and two runs to the final of the Uefa Champions League. He departed the club shortly after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. René Meulensteen is a Dutch football coach and former Head Coach of ...
Manchester United also need to offer a response as focus switches back to Premier League competition, in front of the Sky Sports cameras, and Chelsea will attempt to keep pace with the early front-runners. Click below for individual match previews and stats: Saturday Man City v Everton Cardiff v Newcastle Fulham v Stoke Hull City v Aston Villa Liverpool v Palace Sunderland v Man Utd Sunday Norwich v Chelsea Southampton v Swansea West Brom v Arsenal Tottenham v West Ham The weekend's action gets under way at the Etihad Stadium - the scene of a midweek Uefa Champions League mauling for Manchester City at the hands of Bayern Munich. A 3-1 reversal against the German giants came on the back of a 3-2 defeat by Aston Villa in the league, so Manuel Pellegrini needs to show that a dominant display in the Manchester derby, which earned widespread praise, was no flash in the pan. City will, however, have their work cut out on Saturday lunchtime when they play host to an Everton side still unbeaten in the league and ...
Moment decision mana yg pling trbaik? Best ever decisions in sports (via Sky Sports): 1. Sir Alex Ferguson's substitutions in the 1999 Uefa Champions League Final. 2. Barcelona deciding to pay the medical fees of an 11-year-old Lionel Messi on the condition that he moved to Spain and signed for the club. 3. Rafa Benitez bringing on midfielder Didi Hamann for defender Steve Finnan in the 2005 Champions League final, helping them fight back to 3-3 before triumphing on penalties. 4. Sir Alex Ferguson deciding to sign Eric Cantona from Leeds United for a bargain £1million. 5. Arsenal appointing Frenchman Arsene Wenger, transforming the team and bringing signings such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.
Jose Mourinho accepted responsibility for Chelsea's shock 2-1 loss at home to Basel and admitted it was 'one step back' in their bid for Champions League progress. It was Mourinho's first European game in charge of the club since his return this summer and Chelsea looked on course for victory when Oscar opened the scoring at the end of a tight first half. But the Blues squandered a number of chances to extend their lead and were stunned by late goals from Mohamed Salah and Marco Streller. The Blues were also beaten by Everton in the Premier League at the weekend, but Mourinho insisted after Wednesday's loss there was no need to panic. "I am the manager, I am responsible for everything," he told Sky Sports. "Especially after a bad result. In the good moments I want everyone to shine, in the bad moments I want everyone to keep calm. "Tomorrow I will not wake up with a smile on my face but at seven o'clock I will work hard to get three points against Fulham. "In the next match, we go to Bucharest (in the Cha ...
Willian is willing to move to even though they aren't in the Champions League * Sky Sports *
Liverpool’s star man could be closing in on a big money summer move to Spanish giants Real Madrid following his agent's meeting with the Merseyside club on Tuesday. The BBC has reported that Suarez’s representatives have stated that their client intends to play Champions League football next season. The news will be welcomed by Los Blancos following recent developments surrounding Napoli’s Edinson Cavani who looks likely to join Carlo Ancelotti’s former charges Paris Saint-Germain. Furthermore, Real’s holistic pursuit of Gareth Bale hit a snag yesterday as the mercurial Welshman modelled Tottenham Hotspur’s new kit for the forthcoming season. With these two high calibre targets appearing increasingly unlikely of being placed in the Bernabeu’s 2013/14 squad photo and Suarez’s intentions made clear (although no formal transfer request has been submitted), Real’s focus will now surely shift to the procurement of the Uruguayan, who welcomed a move to Madrid according to Sky Sports in June. " ...
on red alert for Victor Wanyama. Manchester United target Victor Wanyama will not be moving from Celtic to Southampton, according to the players' agent. Wanyama's representative Ivan Modia maintains there are no longer any talks with Southampton, and the player, who scored in the Bhoy's shock Champions League win over Barcelona last season, is likely to look elsewhere. "We are not in talks with Southampton and have not been since their final offer of terms, which was more than two weeks ago," Modia told Sky Sports. Should United consider a move for Wanyama? Have your say. -SP
Souness: No Suarez, no UCL ESPN staff, Kevin Palmer Graeme Souness believes Liverpool must keep Luis Suarez if they want to have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League. - Liverpool want £50 million for Suarez - Walsh: Transfer lessons have been learned Manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting an improved finish in the Premier League next season with a place in the top four his aim. But that will not be a realistic option if they cash in on Suarez, who has become unsettled at the club and attracted the interest of Real Madrid, according to former Reds midfielder and manager Souness. He told Sky Sports: "It is upsetting for Liverpool supporters as this year he has been a star, his goals have been vital. "Going forward, they want to get themselves into the Champions League again and that would be doubly difficult if they did not have Luis Suarez. "They are in a great position as he signed a five-year deal last year and he is obviously a vital part of what they want to achieve going forward. "He gets go ...
Paulo Di Canio has promised to bring Champions League football to the Stadium Of Light. He plans to have Sky Sports installed by September.
Leverkusen blast Dortmund over Papastathopoulos deal Bayer Leverkusen director Wolfgang Holzhauser has criticised Borussia Dortmund over their handling of signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos. Leverkusen were understood to be on the verge of completing a deal for the Werder Bremen defender, but at the last minute he joined the Uefa Champions League runners-up instead. That led to Leverkusen General Manager Rudi Voeller voicing his disapproval of Dortmund’s transfer policy. And Holzhauser, Leverkusen managing director, has now weighed into the debate, criticising Dortmund General Manager Michael Zorc over his handling of the deal and the possibility of a move for Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne, who spent the 2012-13 season on loan at Bremen. “I really do not care about Zorc’s statements (on De Bruyne). They have told a lot of stories all the way,” Holzhauser was quoted as saying on Sky Sports. “Back in January they even wanted to snap-up our joint-manager Sascha Lewandowski without being in contact wit ...
Stekelenburg set to join Fulham A.S. Roma sporting director Franco Baldini has confirmed the Giallorossi have reached an agreement with Fulham regarding the transfer of Holland international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, Sky Sports understands. In all likelihood, the arrival of Stekelenburg for a rumoured fee of just over £4 million will have current Fulham No. 1 Mark Schwarzer searching for pastures new. Kuba signs new Dortmund deal Borussia Dortmund attacker Jakub Blaszczykowski has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the Uefa Champions League runners-up, Sky Sports reports. Blaszczykowski, 27, joined Dortmund from Ekstraklasa giants Wisła Kraków for an undisclosed transfer fee in 2007. Since arriving in Dortmund, the Poland international has made 168 appearances for the club, tallying 25 goals and 41 assists. Carroll nears West Ham switch Liverpool striker Andy Carroll looks set to complete his permanent move to West Ham United later this week, according to the Liverpool Echo. The 24 ye ...
Uefa Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Werder Bremen defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sky Sports understands. The deal is reportedly worth €8 millon, plus €2 million in potential add-ons, and will keep Papastathopoulos at the club until the summer of 2018.
NEWS: Florent Malouda happy to end his time with Chelsea.. France international Florent Malouda is relishing the chance to get back in action after his time with Chelsea came to an unhappy conclusion. The £13.5million signing from Lyon in the summer of 2007 was frozen out of the first-team at Stamford Bridge this season, failing to make a single appearance. Malouda's last outing for the Blues came in their Uefa Champions League final triumph over Bayern Munich 12 months ago. But with his contract having now reached a conclusion, the 32-year- old winger is keen to make a fresh start, with former club Lyon one side reported to be interested in his services. He told The Sun: "I had a problem to sort out with certain people. It's done. Now, I'm free. "I'm going to be able to play again next season and I cannot wait. "I've been preparing all year long. I'll be back next season." - [via Sky Sports]
Missing out on Champions League football again despite amassing their highest Premier League points tally was hard for Tottenham Hotspur to swallow on Sunday and to make matters worse, it was arch rivals Arsenal who pipped them to the post once more. Two months ago it had looked as if Spurs would finally turn the tables on their North London foes when they beat them in the derby to establish a seven-point lead. However, despite Gareth Bale's superb winner in a 1-0 victory over Sunderland on the last day of the season, they could only finish fifth as Arsenal secured fourth with one point more after a less than assured 1-0 win at Newcastle United. "It's devastating. It's really hard to take," Spurs captain Michael Dawson told Sky Sports. "We've got 72 points, the highest total the club's ever got and we still miss out on the Champions League... it's hard to take. It's a hard day. It's not a good day." Bad luck seems to follow Tottenham around in their pursuit of a place in Europe's elite club competition an ...
talkSPORT celebrates 100th live commentary talkSPORT will broadcast its 100th live football commentary of the 2012 /2013 season tomorrow as Arsenal face Bayern Munich. It’s the busiest year so far for the nation station, which has now added FA Cup and England internationals Capital One Cup coverage to its Champions League, Europa League and Barclays Premier League commentary this season. The station’s live commentary team includes Stan Collymore, Sam Matterface, Andy Gray, Ray Houghton, Ray Parlour, Michael Gray and Nigel Adderley. talkSPORT’s exclusive Barclays Premier League commentaries are sponsored by Sky Sports, FA Cup title sponsor Budweiser sponsors the station’s coverage of the tournament, Ford continues its longstanding sponsorship of talkSPORT’s Champions League coverage and League Cup title sponsors Capital One are also sponsors of the station’s Capital One Cup commentary.
The trio of performers reflected on their side's last-16 success over the English giants but chose to downplay the significance of Nani's red card in the grand scheme of things Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane have all spoken of their optimism for the rest of the season following Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Croatian midfielder, Modric, and Cristiano Ronaldo both struck to ensure the Blancos' place in the last eight of Europe's elite club tournament, and the Spain playmaker was the first to praise his side for their resilience to come back from Sergio Ramos' own goal. "It was a difficult decision for the referee to make, but we have seen many games that playing against 10 can get harder. We produced our best minutes after Nani's sending off," Alonso told Sky Sports. "For 15-20 minutes we played really well. We scored two goals, and after that, credit to United because they pushed us really hard and it was difficult for us not to conced ...
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Robin Van Persie will be fit to face Real Madrid after the Manchester United striker picked up an injury in the 2-0 win over QPR. Van Persie hurt his hip after colliding with a camera in the build-up to United's first goal and he was eventually replaced six minutes before half-time by Danny Welbeck. The Premier League's top scorer will be assessed in the next few days, but Ferguson expects the Dutchman to be available for the second leg of the Uefa Champions League tie against Real on 5 March. "He collided into a camera which was dug out of a piece of ground, he collided into the base of it and that's given him a sore hip," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "I imagine it will be tender and sore for a few days, but hopefully he'll be alright, particularly for the Real game." The victory at Loftus Road was secured by a stunning goal from Rafael and a late finish from the evergreen Ryan Giggs, and opened up a 15- point gap to reigning champions Manchester City. Ferguson added: "We're i ...
The Hammers' Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool has been put back a day to Sunday 7 April, with kick-off at 1.30pm. This is because the original date for the fixture clashes with the Grand National at Aintree. West Ham's trip to face champions Manchester City has been selected for live television coverage by Sky Sports at 12.45pm on Saturday 27 April. However, supporters should note that, if either Manchester United or Arsenal are competing in the Uefa Champions League semi-final the following Tuesday, the trip to the Etihad Stadium will be moved to Sunday 28 April 2013 at 4pm.
Emotions might get to Ronaldo - Neville 12 Feb 2013 13:20:52 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could find Wednesday's Champions League clash against his old club Manchester United "too emotional", former teammate Gary Neville believes. The last-16 first-leg clash in the Bernabeu will pit the Portuguese goal-machine up against United for the first time since leaving for a world record fee of £80 million in 2009. Ronaldo has fully justified that huge fee, scoring 182 goals in 179 appearances for the Spanish giants and a hat-trick against Sevilla at the weekend underlined the danger he poses to United's hopes of progress. Yet Neville, who watched Ronaldo develop into one of the world's leading players at Old Trafford after he joined from Sporting Lisbon, thinks the flamboyant 28-year-old could try to hard to impress. "I always think there's a weakness in everybody," former United defender Neville, now working as a Sky Sports analyst and as part of England's coaching set-up, said in the Daily Telegraph o ...
According to Sky Sports, Sir Alex is considering a bid for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama. Sir Alex was at Celtic Park last night to see him play.
More About Ricardo Kaka 193 games, 70 goals, one Serie A title, one Champions League, one Ballon d’or, but Kakà history at Milan may not be over yet, despite being sold for €67 million to Real Madrid in 2009. The Brazilian wants to come back. Yesterday he was in Milan, dining with Robinho, Abate and Antonini. He declared to Sky Sport Italy: I am willing to everything to come back to Milan. It’s not a pleasant situation for me at Real Madrid and I am available to find a solution. At Milan I lived wonderful moments of my life. Yesterday, Fifa agent Ernesto Bronzetti, very close to Milan and La Liga affairs, was seen in Milan head office. Today, Kakà representatives Gaetan e Dario Paolillo have met with Galliani to discuss the transfer. Milan Channel officially announced that Florentino Perez and Silvio Berlusconi will negotiate. It is likely that the transfer will be a loan, with Real Madrid contributing for Kaka’s wage.
Chelsea and Swansea will be looking to establish a first leg lead in their Capital One Cup semi-final. A busy season for the Blues has seen them compete for honours on seven fronts - Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Super Cup, Uefa Champions League, Club World Cup and Community Shield - but they are yet to get their hands on any silverware. Live on Sky Sports vs Chelsea v Swansea January 9, 2013 7:00pm .Remote Record .. The Capital One Cup may not be the most glamorous of prizes, but Rafa Benitez would welcome the opportunity to pick up a major honour during his interim spell as Chelsea boss.
Arsenal are leading the chase for £12m rated Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila who has arrived at Arsenal for a medical tomorrow. The 22-year-old spoke to Sky Sports and said: “If the club receive a good offer and I like the destination then I will go, there is no doubt about that.” Manager Arsene Wenger has been voicing his criticism of fans’ transfer expectations with a tongue in cheek comment yesterday that suggested that supporters would only be happy if the club signed Lionel Messi. However, the signing of M’Vila would greatly reassure fans that the club is heading in the right direction. The tough-tackling midfielder is wanted by QPR and Spurs but is adamant that he wants to join a club playing in the Champions League. The 22-year-old has been touted as being exactly what Arsenal need after too many limp performances this season. The departure of Alex Song to Barcelona in the summer has left the Gunners a little short of midfield bite. Song averaged 2.8 tackles made per game for Arsenal last ...
Review of the year-Elliott "I swear you will never see anything like this ever again". The immortal line from Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler applied to the breathtaking conclusion of last season's Premier League title race, as Sergio Aguero won the trophy for Manchester City with almost the final kick of the campaign. But, let us be honest, it could have related to 2012's footballing year. It has been a truly spectacular 12 months for sport as a whole and the Beautiful Game played its part. There has been title-winning team brilliance and record-breaking individual displays. At the same, there has been sadness and those instances to forget, when it has felt like off-field events have become more of a focus than the matches themselves. Away from Aguero reducing grown Manchester City fans to tears, the purity of Lionel Messi's year-long radiance cannot be ignored. The Argentine ripped up the history books to score the highest number of goals in a calendar year and underline his reputation as the best f ...
MERSE PREDICTS. Wigan v Arsenal 12.45pm, Sat, Sky Sports 2 HD It's good to see Arsenal signing their young players up. It's about time they stopped letting players' contracts run out because it's just stupid to keep doing that. You can say this Arsenal team is a work in progress, but it's been a work in progress for eight years now. The name of the game for them this season is to finish in the top four and get in the Champions League. That's so important for their future. They had a good result on Monday night, but Reading were very, very, very average - and I mean very average. It was easy for Arsenal, but they still let in two goals and it makes you worry a little bit. The first goal was an absolute shocker, a lack of concentration, and they need to work on that. But I think it worked playing Theo Walcott up front. People are petrified of his pace and he forces defenders to sit back, which opens the game up for people like Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta to get on the ball and make things ...
Neville says Arsenal's front three showed pace and inventiveness during 5-2 win at ReadingNevile told Sky Sports that Arsenal may have found the perfect front three - and also gave his backing to Arsene Wenger. Theo Walcott - who has yet to commit his long-term future to the Gunners - started as the central striker against Reading on Monday night and was flanked by fellow Englishman Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right and German star Lukas Podolski on the left. Arsene Wenger's selection paid off as his side dispatched the Royals 5-2 at the Madejski Stadium to move up to fifth in the Premier League table and just two points off a Champions League berth. And, speaking on Monday Night Football, Neville said he was impressed by how swift and inventive Arsenal's attacking forays were as a Santi Cazorla hat-trick and a strike apiece from Podolski and Walcott saw the Londoners record a second straight top-flight victory. "There was always someone filling the space, like the Arsenal teams of old, and although Re ...
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UEFA are to launch a new under-19 club competition which will be in direct competition with the NextGen series. The new UEFA youth competition will be open to the 32 clubs who qualify for the Champions League group stage. That will clash with the NextGen series, co-founded by Mark Warburton, the former City trader now sporting director at Brentford, and already involving top clubs such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Inter Milan. [Sky Sports]
Petr Cech has been left to rue the result he believes cost Chelsea their participation in the Champions League, the home draw with Juventus, Sky Sports has reported. [roots]
. But after suffering a similar fate to the Italian,Villas-Boas revealed how the Chelsea managerial job has become such a poisoned chalice. "At Chelsea I think another sacking is just like any other day at the office, that's my interpretation," the Spurs boss told Sky Sports . "Roberto has achieved so much in such a littleamount of time. His CV is maybe one of the best in the world now - he has won the Champions League and the FA Cup too." Di Matteo has been replaced by Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez on an interim basis, as Abramovich searches for a permanent replacement. The Spaniard is the ninth manager in Abramovich's tenure, with Pep Guardiola and even Harry Redknapp thought to be among the favourites for the job. Villas-Boas endured a torrid time at Stamford Bridge and parted company with the Blues following a league defeat against West Bromwich Albion, but has settled into life wellat White Hart Lane. He added: "It was difficult for Robbie and I wish him well for the rest of his career. "Regar ...
BREAKING : Sky Sports sources understand Roberto Di Matteo expects to lose his job as Chelsea manager following the Uefa Champions League defeat by Juventus. Hmm, SkySports!
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News 4rm OMO EZEGO... Rooney: Let's kick on now Wayne Rooney believes the Reds’ come-from- behind victory in Portugal on Wednesday night can be the catalyst for a winning run in November. The United striker netted a penalty in the 3-1 win against SC Braga to help secure safe passage to the Champions League knockout phase with two games to spare. Now Rooney wants the Reds to build on the result and hit top form as Sir Alex’s men prepare for trips to Aston Villa, Norwich City and Galatasaray before ending the month hosting Queens Park Rangers and West Ham at Old Trafford. “There have been games this season where we've been fantastic and there have been games where we've had to grind out results,” he told Sky Sports. “Tonight we had a difficult night and we weren't at our best but we won the game and that's all
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has insisted his side's 3-1 loss to Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night was his fault. The English champions took the lead against the run of play in the first half through Samir Nasri, but were pegged back on the stroke of halftime by Siem de Jong. Mancini decided to switch to a 3-5-2 formation early in the second half following Niklas Moisander's headed goal, but City conceded again 11 minutes later through Christian Eriksen's deflected shot. "I think that [Ajax] played better than us," Mancini told Sky Sports. "They played better football. Probably it's my fault. I didn't prepare the players well for this game. I take the fault for this defeat. "I [prepared] one way, it was different. For this reason [we lost]. [We didn't underestimate Ajax], but when you prepare a game, you think it could be one way, but it's a different game. "I think that we had more chances to score, and in Champions League you need to score, when you don't play well. After Dortmund, ...
Steve Bould hailed Arsenal's 3-1 win over Olympiakos as a 'fantastic' result after conceding the weekend defeat by Chelsea may have impacted on the first-half performance. For large periods of the first half, Arsenal were sloppy in possession and defensively, and saw Gervinho's opener cancelled out by Kostas Mitroglou just before the break. Second-half goals from Lukas Podolski and AaronRamsey secured consecutive Uefa Champions League wins for the Gunners to leave assistant boss Bould in a happy mood. "It was tough," Bould told Sky Sports. "They madeit really tough for us and I thought they defendedreally well. "We kicked the game off not too badly, but then we looked a little nervous. Maybe the result from the weekend drained us a little bit and we lost a bit of confidence, but overall it was just a fantastic result." Arsenal take maximum points Bould also praised Olympiakos, adding: "They're a good side, technically very sound and they made it really hard. "We've watched tapes and we knew they were very ...
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Liverpool away Date, time and coverage: Sunday 23 September, 13:30 BST kick-off. Live TV coverage on Sky Sports. Live text and radio commentary on ManUtd.com. Form guide: Manchester United travel to Anfield on the back of three consecutive Barclays Premier League victories and Wednesday’s winning return to the Champions League against Galatasaray. In contrast, Liverpool are enduring their worst start to a domestic campaign in 100 years, claiming just two points from four top-flight matches. However, the Merseyside men were dealt a tough hand by the fixture list, having faced tricky home ties against Manchester City and Arsenal, plus testing trips to Sunderland and West Brom. They've fared better in the Europa League, winning two-legged qualifiers against Belarussian club Gomel and Scottish side Hearts before beating Young Boys 5-3 in Switzerland in Thursday night's group-stage opener. Last meeting: Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra overshadowed a crucial 2-1 home victory for United ...
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Redknapp taking time over next move 12 September 2012 Harry Redknapp says he will wait for the right offer to come his way before he makes a return to management. Redknapp was dismissed by Tottenham Hotspur in June and replaced by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas. North London club Spurs spent the majority of last season as possible title contenders but a sharp drop in form, coinciding with speculation linking Redknapp with the vacant England job, saw the English Premier League outfit finish fourth. They were then denied a Champions League spot due to Chelsea's win in Munich. "It depends what comes up, it would have to be something I really fancy for me to do it," Redknapp told Sky Sports. "If I am going to do it, I will put myself into it 100 per cent and give everything I've got to it. "We will wait and see what comes up." Earlier this month Redknapp was appointed in an advisory capacity with League One side Bournemouth, where he began his managerial career in earnest.
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Today starts the countdown to the big kick-off in the English football leagues. This year we will bring you all major Premiership and Championship clashes live and un-interrupted from Sky Sports and ESPN. We will also bring you all Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Cup and action from Europe's major leagues such as La-Liga, Serie A and Budesliga, all shown on our big screen with brand new projector! 2 major midweek games for us starting tonight with Oldham Athletic hosting footballing giants Sheffield Wednesday in a mouth watering 1st round League Cup action. Secondly on Wednesday night, Scotland host Australia in the final friendly before the beginning of the "Road to Rio" campaign in September! Join us at your local in what will be another memorable season for us all! Good luck to you all for the upcoming season!
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been linked heavily with Inter Milan's Julio Cesar over the past month or so and the player has become an outcast at Inter Milan where a relationship which was once fantastic has turned sour. The Brazilian goalkeeper struggled a bit last season with fitness and subsequently had a period of patchy form but he feels the Serie A club didn't stand by him like they should have and decided to cast him aside rashly. Cesar has won a bag full of trophies with Inter Milan including the Champions League in 2010, he's had periods where he's been considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world and at 32 has plenty of time to get back to his very best, especially as he'll turn up at his new club with a huge point to prove. Calciomercato quote Gianluca Di Marzio, chief gossip merchant of Italy's Sky Sports and TMW, as saying that Julio Cesar is close to a move to Tottenham and is ready to get on a plane to England to end his Inter Milan ordeal. "Officials are at work, Vigorelli (Ce ...
Malaga -"Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani bought the club in June 2010 and initially spent heavily with the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Martin Demichelis and Cazorla all arriving on big money. Under Manuel Pellegrini, they finished fourth last season securing a Uefa Champions League berth but financial issues have set in. The club owe around £40million in unpaid wages, transfer fees and taxes and they have been given until 1st August by the Spanish authorities to resolve any outstanding issues". SKY SPORTS. Unwise spending taking its toll already
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has injury concerns over Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League qualifier.
Chelsea, Man City Broadcasts To Kick Off Season Champions League winner Chelsea and Premier League champion Man City will be the first televised matches of the upcoming season, according to the PA. Chelsea's visit to Wigan Athletic on Aug. 19 will be the first of 42 top-flight games shown by Sky Sports between the start of the season and November. They will be closely followed by City, who host promoted Southampton later the same day. ManU will play Everton at Goodison Park the following evening. Every Premier League club "will be featured at least twice." The list of games includes "five major derbies from the midlands, North London, Tyne And Wear, Merseyside and the north west." ESPN will launch its program of Saturday evening kick-offs on Tyneside on Aug. 18 when the Spurs head to Newcastle, who are also featured the following weekend in a tough trip to Chelsea.
Paul Merson on Sky Sports is spouting utter *** about Italian football. Its quality. Performance in Champions League. Er, 2010?
Champions League football for the Liverpool players tonight. They are all going round to Steven Gerrard's to watch it on Sky Sports 2.
Reports have emerged in Brazil overnight that Sao Paulo have rejected a £32million bid for teenage midfielder Lucas Moura from Chelsea. As mentioned on Sky Sports yesterday, the Champions League holders also face stiff competition for his signature from Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Chelsea have yet to comment on the reports but we'll bring you updates as we get them.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has said that his club’s Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich on Saturday is the biggest event in his life. The Blues defeated the German club side 4-3 via penalties after regulation and extra time ended 1-1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. “This is the best night of our lives,” Mikel told Sky Sports. “I mean we’ve worked all season and people had written us off a lot.
Didier Drogba's representatives have denied reports from France claiming the striker has decided to leave Chelsea. France Football magazine say the out-of- contract Champions League hero told team- mates his decision during Sunday's trophy parade. But Drogba's agent has told Sky Sports sources that quotes attributed to the Ivory Coast international on Monday were not genuine. France Football cited Drogba as saying: "We (he and his team-mates) will not be together next season. "As I have decided to leave, I wanted to tell them to their faces. They made me break down. I found it hard to admit that it was finished with me and the club. "But I don't envisage sitting on the bench watching others play at a time when the club is looking at putting together a new team. "So there we go, I am readying myself for a great leap into the unknown. It will be another adventure." But uncertainty remains as Blues chief executive Ron Gourlay earlier told Sky Sports News the club still planned to try to convince him to stay. ...
Di Matteo 'in the mix' for Blues! Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck discusses Didier Drogba's future and a permanent manager Roberto Di Matteo is "in the mix" to get Chelsea's managerial job on a permanent basis, according to chairman Bruce Buck. Despite steering the club to Champions League glory in Munichon Saturday as interim boss, Di Matteo's future remains uncertain. Buck said a decision on who wouldpick up the managerial reins would be made "sooner rather than later" and would be ahead of the pre-season United States tour. "We will do what's best for Chelsea. But if it means dragging it on to do the right thing, then we will," the American told Sky Sports. "We've put it aside for eight weeks and concentrated on the matches against Barcelona, the FA Cup and the Champions Leaguefinal. Over the next few weeks we have to sit down and figure itout. "Robbie's done an amazing job and enabled his players to get their confidence back and he's really got the players to perform. "He's certainly in the mix. He's done ...
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo hailed his team’s “amazing achievement” in beating the odds to win the Champions League final, edging out Bayern Munich on penalties after a 1-1 draw. The Blues had come into the game depleted, missing key players like John Terry through suspension, and the Italian paid tribute to his side for overcoming their obstacles. “It was very stressful. It was an amazing achievement by the players,” he enthused to Sky Sports after the match. “The game wasn't ideal with suspensions, the injuries and we went for 120 minutes with players who haven't played for three weeks, four weeks, and it's just been incredible, the passion and the pride that the players have to bring the trophy home.” Didier Drogba’s equaliser on 88 minutes provided a last-gasp revival for the Blues before the Ivorian buried the decisive penalty, but Di Matteo was loath to single out individuals. “He scored the goal but I think it's a team effort, the defence that kept the ball out of th ...
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will move to Man Utd after Champions League loss to Chelsea Sky Sports News UNDERSTANDS. lol
Roberto Di Matteo is "very hopeful" Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be fit for tonight's Champions League final against Bayern Munich, live on Sky Sports HD1/3D. Luiz has not played since 15 April because of a damaged hamstring, while Cahill suffered a similar injury during the second leg of the Blues' semi-final against Barcelona. But both have trained this week and are expected to form a centre-back pairing in the absence of suspended John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic. But boss Roberto Di Matteo has called untried teenagers Tood Kane, 18, and Nathaniel Chalobah, 17, into his squad "just in case". Jose Bosingwa and Paulo Ferreira vie for the right-back role, while up front Didier Drogba is favourite to start ahead of Fernando Torres. Midfielders Ramires and Raul Meireles are Chelsea's other banned players and another potential starter, Florent Malouda, has a hamstring niggle and is a doubt. Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel are certain to play, while Michael Essien, Oriol Romeu and even Ryan Bertrand are ...
Younes Kaboul concedes it will be a 'big disappointment' if Tottenham Hotspur fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.
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Vincent Kompany said he was "absolutely buzzing" after his goal gave Manchester City victory over Manchester United but insists the title race is not yet over. Kompany headed home on the stroke of half-time to give City a 1-0 derby victory and go top of the table on goal difference with two games of the season remaining. Asked how he was feeling, Kompany told Sky Sports: "Absolutely buzzing. I don't think we've got a word for it. "We've been waiting for it. It's far from over and we know that, but to give our fans two wins over United this season... we have to finish it off and we have to do it over the next two games. "Someone texted me today and said he thought I was going to score the goal, and I thought he was a lunatic! "For us to get this result, we wanted it so bad. It all comes down to the dream we had when we were children, and we all want it so much." Roberto Mancini warned that City cannot afford to drop points against Champions League hopefuls Newcastle in their next game and insists United re ...
Noel Gallagher montage for Sky Sports' coverage of the Champions League match between Bayern Munich v Manchester City.
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo admits Gary Cahill's fitness remains a cause of concern as the Blues count down to the Champions League final.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea win the Uefa Champions League after seeing his side knocked out by Bayern Munich.
Sky Sports: Cech targets Champions League: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech feels his side should have no fear about...
NUFC fans watch PL Preview on Sky Sports 1 18:30 this evening to hear Tim Krul previewing the game v Stoke and talk Champions League hopes
Gary Neville says Didier Drogba has given Chelsea a great chance of reaching the Champions League final.
Pep Guardiola has played down claims by Jose Mourinho that Barcelona are super-favourites to triumph over Chelsea in the Champions League.
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