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AS Roma suffer more injury woes after victory against Qarabag
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AS Roma suffer more injury woes after victory against Qarabag

AS Roma emerged victorious over Qarabag with a 2:1 win over the Azerbaijan side, but not without more injury worries. Diego Perotti, Gregoire Defrel and surprisingly Coach Eusebio Di Francesco are nursing injuries. Goals from Kostas Manolas and Edin Dzeko ensured that Roma got their first win of this season’s UEFA Champions League competition after drawing goalless with Atletico Madrid some weeks back Defrel limped off the pitch with a muscular problem in the course of the second half of the game and may likely not feature in Sunday’s potential cracker against Milan READ: Cristiano Ronaldo demands respect from critics of his form Defrel actually had the chance to feature due to the absence of Diego Perotti. who is struggling with a cut to his shin as well as a thigh issue Ro...
Cristiano Ronaldo demands respect from critics of his form
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Cristiano Ronaldo demands respect from critics of his form

  Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed those who criticized his recent showing and form after his brace against Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Idina Park in the UCL.  The Portuguese international was at his best on the night, and it was arguably his best performance so far this season considering his earlier 5 games suspension in the La Liga where he is yet to resume normal service. He made a case for himself in the course of an interview with Daily Mirror and admitted his surprise as to why he has been consistently doubted. READ: Giggs tips Rashford for greatness at the highest level "It seems that I have to keep showing exactly who I am in every match," said Ronaldo "I am surprised by what the public thinks of me, my numbers speak for themselves, I am an exemplary profess...
Giggs tips Rashford for greatness at the highest level
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Giggs tips Rashford for greatness at the highest level

  Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has opined that Marcus Rashford has the ability and talent to make it to the top in his footballing career. He revealed this after being impressed with the young forward's contribution to the side this season. The young English forward has featured regularly as a starter for Manchester United this season and already has 5 goals to his name in 6 games. This impact has made Giggs, who also made it through the ranks at United as a teenager to predict a great future ahead for Rashford, pointing out the importance of his attitude off the pitch READ: Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia “For a United fan like me it’s exciting to see,” Giggs told reporters at the Premier Futsal tournament is Dubai. “He’s a...
Marchisio and Khedira return to training for Juventus
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Marchisio and Khedira return to training for Juventus

  Claudio Marchisio and Khedira have returned to training for Juventus as they prepare for tomorrow's UCL encounter against Olympiakos. The two essential midfielders of the Serie A giants had been laid off due to injury worries and this resulted in a lack of depth in Juve's central midfield positions. READ: Zidane – La Liga is the most difficult league to play in However, reports indicate that both returned today to resume working with the team at Vinovo. They will likely not feature in the UCL encounter but the club is optimistic that both players will regain full fitness after the international break.  
Zidane – La Liga is the most difficult league to play in
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Zidane – La Liga is the most difficult league to play in

  Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tried to deflect attention from his side's recent poor showing by stating that the La Liga is the best in the world. The La Liga Santander defending champions are currently in sixth position on the table, having drawn with Levante and Valencia, and losing all three points to Real Betis at the Bernabeu courtesy of a dying minutes winner from Tonny Sanabria When asked if he was worried about his side's recent showing as they prepare for a champions league tie with Borussia Dortmund, he seemed unfazed. READ: Rashford set for new contract offer from Man United “La Liga is the most difficult league to play in – I watch a lot of European football not none are as difficult as Spain is, so we have to maintain our high level. “I don’t t...
Rashford set for new contract offer from Man United
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Rashford set for new contract offer from Man United

  According to reports from The Independent, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to reward Englishman and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford with a new long-term deal before the end of the year. Rashford still has three years left on his current contract which he penned last year. However, the youngster will be rewarded with a new contract with new terms due to his growing importance in the team. READ: Christophe Dugarry questions Marco Verratti’s recent form The 19-year-old forward has been a starter in 5 of United's six opening Premier League games and has shown significant improvement on his performance from last season  
Christophe Dugarry questions Marco Verratti’s recent form
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Christophe Dugarry questions Marco Verratti’s recent form

  Christophe Dugarry, former French international footballer has expressed his doubts about Italy international Marco Verratti with references to his recent performances for Italy Marco Verratti was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer but remained at the Parc des Princes. However, his recent performances for the Italian national team has been questioned after he couldn't make any significant impact in PSG's draw with Montpellier. READ: Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch “I thought this lad could become a future [Andres] Iniesta but now he’s very, very far away from that,” Dugarry said on RMC Sport. “I won’t judge him for the Montpellier match, because the pitch was disastrous, but this lad who needed to be a leader after the...
Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch
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Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch

  Eden Hazard has noted that his game would be at a much higher level if he possessed the vision of Cesc Fabregas. The both of them are set to team up in Madrid on Wednesday for the UCL group stage clash against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. In the course of an interview for French Football Magazine, Hazard revealed his admiration for Fabregas' ability to read and see the game. Hazard was asked to assemble his perfect team with the heading ability of Benteke, Cristian Eriksen's free-kick prowess and the leadership traits of former Chelsea skipper John Terry. He said: 'I have had the chance to play with (Cesc) Fabregas and I can say that he has the best game vision in the world,' Hazard said. 'He does not run fast, technically he does not make gestures. READ: ...
Mendy booked to see surgeon over knee injury
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Mendy booked to see surgeon over knee injury

  Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy appeared to pick a knock in the game against Crystal Palace last weekend and will be undergoing further tests to ascertain the degree of the injury as there are fears that he could be out of action for several months. Mendy left the pitch before half-time in City's game against Crystal Palace on Saturday after a collision with Andros Townsend READ: Tony Pulis slams Alexis Sanchez for supposedly cheating Pep Guardiola initially disclosed that it appeared to be a knock but further added on Monday that further assessments would be carried out on Mendy to determine his availability for the UEFA Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk Reports suggest that that the 23-year-old has been sent to see Dr. Ramon Cugat who has been w...
Tony Pulis slams Alexis Sanchez for supposedly cheating
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Tony Pulis slams Alexis Sanchez for supposedly cheating

  West Brom manager Tony Pulis has branded Alexis Sanchez a cheat, claiming that he dived whilst stating that his side should have been awarded a penalty in the course of the game in their 2 nil defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates. Jay Rodriguez was brought down in the area by a tackle from Shkodran Mustafi in the eighth minute, although he got back on his feet and forced Petr Cech to tip his shot onto the post as Robert Madley, the referee on the day chose to play the advantage. Pulis also pointed out the call that led to an earlier free kick awarded to Sanchez on the edge of the area after a challenge from Craig Dawson. He expressed his dissatisfaction with both incidents. "The disappointing thing is Sanchez falls for the first free-kick, that's cheating," said the West Br...