Sergio Aguero bagged a brace and David Silva marked his 400th appearance for Manchester City by playing a role in all three goals as the champions won 3-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said he will not risk Lionel Messi’s fitness against Real Betis on Sunday and insists it is up to everyone to integrate Antoine Griezmann into the team. 
James provided the moment of quality the hosts were searching for with a fine curling finish into the top corner just when it appeared they had run out of time.
Tammy Abraham fired Chelsea to their first win of the Frank Lampard era as the young striker’s double clinched a 3-2 victory against Norwich on Saturday.
Contrary to popular belief about football being a sport that comes with pressure, SuperSport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza said pressure is the last thing that he is feeling at his new home.
LaLiga Santander’s week two schedule brings further stiff tests for the big boys, alongside very tasty derby clashes up and down the country.

Wesley inspires Villa to end three-year wait for Premier League win

Wesley fired Aston Villa to their first Premier League win for over three years as the Brazilian’s maiden goal for his new club inspired a 2-0 victory against Everton on Friday.

Solskjaer to give Pogba another chance from the penalty spot

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s miss from the spot against Wolves on Monday that cost the Red Devils top spot in the Premier League.

New signings in the spotlight as Bayern look to reboot

New loan signings Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho both hope to make their Bundesliga debuts as champions Bayern Munich attempt to reboot a rocky start to the season at Schalke on Saturday. 

Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

Lionel Messi could be ready to play against Real Betis on Sunday and Barcelona could do with him back. 

New-look Juventus begin Serie A defence without ailing Sarri

Behind, Napoli and Inter Milan are waiting in the wings hopeful that Sarri’s arrival can lead to turmoil in Turin and a changing of the guard in Italy.

Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win

Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first win as Chelsea boss at Norwich on Saturday.

‘Make up for lost time’: Oxlade-Chamberlain pens new Liverpool deal

Injury-hit Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain penned a new deal with the European champions on Thursday and pledged to “make up for lost time”.

Ribery hungry for success with Fiorentina – and a big house

Franck Ribery said Thursday his hunger for success drove him to turn down lucrative offers from clubs in China and the Middle East in favour of Serie A’s Fiorentina in Italy.

Vialli group close to buying Serie A club Sampdoria – reports

Former Azzurri international Gianluca Vialli is leading a group of investors who are close to buying Serie A club Sampdoria, according to reports in Italy on Thursday. 

Neymar future remains up in air as PSG reject Madrid offer – reports

Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros ($111 million) plus players.

Messi ‘made me better player’, says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him “a better player” and that he enjoys a “healthy” rivalry with the Argentine great.

Chelsea defender Zappacosta completes Roma loan move

Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has joined Roma on a six-month loan deal with an option to extend until the end of the season, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday.

Messi back in training, in contention to face Betis

Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a timely boost on Wednesday by returning to training with the rest of the squad after a calf injury. 

Ex-Liverpool striker Sturridge signs for Trabzonspor

Former Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has joined Trabzonspor on a three-year contract, the Turkish club announced on Wednesday.



 

 


today in print

today in print