“I think both teams could play better football. At moments it was wild. The pitch was deep and muddy,” added the Liverpool head coach.
Fede Valverde thought he had grabbed an equaliser in injury time but his deflected shot was ruled out after VAR showed Vinicius was offside. 
Mesut Ozil said Wednesday he was deeply disappointed” to be axed from Arsenal’s Premier League squad amid speculation he has played his last game for the London club.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has warned MPs not to “turn a blind eye” to vulnerable families as the House of Commons prepared to vote on an opposition  to extend free school meals over the holidays.
A multiple champion as a player, the Dutchman returns to the LaLiga club 25 years after making history in the 1990s.
The Europa League group stage kicks off on Thursday with two London clubs among the favourites to lift the trophy, a resurgent AC Milan also worth looking out for and a World Cup final hero trying to relaunch his career. AFP Sport picks out five things to watch this week and throughout the competition: – […]

world soccer Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry tests positive for coronavirus

European champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday announced their first case of the coronavirus as Germany winger Serge Gnabry tested positive for Covid-19.

world soccer Lampard comforted by clean sheet in Sevilla stalemate

Frank Lampard admitted he was happy to take a point and a clean sheet from Chelsea’s goalless Champions League opener against Sevilla after so much criticism of his side’s defensive capabilities.

world soccer ‘Better than last time’ – Solskjaer delight as Man Utd repeat PSG feat

“We played against a fantastic team, and we have to defend well. The players have the keys. I don’t think there is any secret, we need to play well and defend well to win against PSG,” said the Man Utd head coach.

world soccer Barcelona start afresh with five-goal rout of Ferencvaros

Barcelona exorcised some of their Champions League demons by thrashing Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1 on Tuesday, in their first European game since last season’s humiliation by Bayern Munich. 

world soccer Rashford strikes late again as Man Utd beat PSG in Champions League opener

Marcus Rashford produced another late strike to sink Paris Saint-Germain as Manchester United beat last season’s runners-up 2-1 at the Parc des Princes in their Champions League group-stage opener on Tuesday.

world soccer Chelsea kept quiet by Sevilla in goalless stalemate

Chelsea are still waiting for a £220 million ($284 million) spending spree to pay off as Frank Lampard’s men began their Champions League campaign with an uninspiring 0-0 draw against Sevilla at Stamford Bridge.

world soccer Morata double gets Juventus off the mark in Kiev

Alvaro Morata struck twice on Tuesday as Juventus made light of Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence to get their Champions League campaign off the mark with a 2-0 win at Dynamo Kiev.

world soccer Ozil omitted from Arsenal’s Premier League squad

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad to cast even further doubt on whether he will play for the club again.

world soccer Chelsea register retired Cech as goalkeeper cover

Chelsea have registered the club’s technical director Petr Cech in their Premier League squad as a precaution in case coronavirus restrictions hit coach Frank Lampard’s goalkeeper options.

world soccer Guardiola takes blame for Euro flop as Man City launch new campaign

Pep Guardiola admitted on Tuesday that he still feels responsible for the manner of Manchester City’s Champions league exit last season, saying they have to “close these gaps” as they chase European glory.

world soccer Schalke investigate alleged racist abuse of Dortmund youngster

Bundesliga side Schalke said Tuesday they are investigating alleged death threats and racist abuse aimed at Borussia Dortmund’s 15-year-old prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko during an Under-19 match.

world soccer Thomas Mueller’s Bayern form fuels calls for Germany recall

Thomas Mueller can further fuel appeals for him to be recalled by Germany when Bayern Munich launch their Champions League defence at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday behind closed doors.

world soccer Chelsea cannot rely on scoring four goals a game, admits Azpilicueta

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta said Monday that he believes the Blues’ defensive woes are so bad it feels like they need to score three or four goals a game to win.

world soccer Maguire out, Fernandes to captain Man Utd against PSG

Harry Maguire did not travel with the Manchester United squad for Tuesday’s Champions League Group H opener away to Paris Saint-Germain as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Bruno Fernandes will captain the visitors in the French capital.



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