Global Soccer News for 13 Aug 2019
Manchester United made some interesting moves during the transfer market, most notably after adding Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester City's star centre-back Harry Maguire. They also... signed Daniel James from Swansea, although the 21-year-old winger was not expected to play a prominent role for The Red Devils early on this season. However, several things […] The post Youth Movement already Paying Dividends for Manchester United appeared first on Soccer News.
Cristiano Ronaldo said Zinedine Zidane made him feel special at the LaLiga giants as he hailed the Real Madrid head coach. Ronaldo left Madrid ahead of the 2018-19 season, joining Juventus in a... blockbuster €112million deal after three consecutive Champions League titles under Zidane. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner enjoyed great success during his time […] The post Cristiano Ronaldo hails Zinedine Zidane: He made me feel special appeared first on Soccer News.
Jose Mourinho believes Joao Felix’s huge price tag means he must produce the goods at Atletico Madrid despite his tender years. The 19-year-old forward joined Diego Simeone’s Atletico from Benfica... in a €126million move last month and has turned in some dazzling pre-season displays. As such, his famed Portuguese compatriot Mourinho believes there will be […] The post Joao Felix has pressure to deliver at Atletico Madrid - Mourinho appeared first on Soccer News.
Zob Ahan goalkeeper Mohammad Bagher Sadeghi had a day to forget as his freak own goal proved pivotal in his side’s exit from the Asian Champions League.
Harry Maguire can emulate the success of Virgil van Dijk after sealing his world-record move to Manchester United, says former Leicester team-mate Jonny Evans.
Celtic were knocked out of Champions League qualifying on Tuesday after a 4-3 defeat to CFR Cluj saw them lose the tie 5-4 on aggregate. Neil Lennon’s side came from behind to force a 1-1 draw in... the first leg and were up against it again in Glasgow when Ciprian Deac struck in the first half. […] The post Celtic 3-4 CFR Cluj (4-5 agg): Lennon´s side out of Champions League after thriller appeared first on Soccer News.
Nottingham Forest will face Derby in the second round of the Carabao Cup, while Leicester will visit Newcastle.
Scottish champions Celtic welcomed Romanian side CFR Cluj to the Celtic Park for the second leg of their clash in the third round of this year’s Champions League qualifications. The first leg result... (1-1) slightly favored Celtic, who had the comfort of an away goal. It meant that the visitors would have to go in […] The post Celtic 3-4 CFR Cluj: An Incredible End to a Good Game appeared first on Soccer News.
Al Sadd triumphed in an all-Qatari AFC Champions League last-16 tie with a 3-1 victory over Al Duhail on Tuesday. Xavi’s side were the more clinical at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium as they secured a 4-2... aggregate triumph over their Stars League rivals. They will face Al Nassr in the quarter-finals, the Saudi Arabian side having […] The post AFC Champions League Review: Xavi´s Al Sadd set up Al-Nassr showdown appeared first on Soccer News.
Leeds cruised into the second round of the Carabao Cup after a comfortable 3-0 win at Salford City.
Celtic have been knocked out of the Champions League in the third qualifying round after a 4-3 home defeat to Cluj saw them lose 5-4 on aggregate.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane insists he will be ready to start Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea. Mane returned to training last Monday after being given a 16-day break following... Senegal’s run to the Africa Cup of Nations final, where they were beaten 1-0 by Algeria. The 27-year-old missed the whole of Liverpool’s pre-season […] The post Liverpool´s Mane ready to start against Chelsea after short break appeared first on Soccer News.
Jurgen Klopp questioned Liverpool’s favourites tag and warned that his side will have to be at their very best to overcome Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup. Last season’s Champions League winners... take on domestic rivals Chelsea, holders of the Europa League, in Istanbul on Wednesday with silverware on the line. Liverpool kicked off their Premier League […] The post Klopp wary of UEFA Super Cup opponents Chelsea appeared first on Soccer News.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard insisted Mason Mount started at Manchester United "on absolute merit" following criticism from Jose Mourinho on Sunday.
Arsenal Women have denied any wrongdoing after being charged by the Football Association for alleged discrimination when dismissing a former employee.
Jurgen Klopp says he is not “good enough” to decide whether he will prioritise winning the Premier League over retaining Liverpool’s Champions League title this season.
Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban after being fined £315,000 by FIFA for breaches relating to international transfers and registration of players under the age of 18.
Chelsea forward Pedro has compared Virgil van Dijk to Spain team-mate Sergio Ramos ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup meeting with Liverpool. Frank Lampard’s side, winners of the Europa League... under Maurizio Sarri last season, take on Champions League holders Liverpool in Istanbul on Wednesday. Van Dijk played a pivotal role as the Red became […] The post Pedro compares Van Dijk to Ramos as Chelsea forward targets fourth UEFA Super Cup win appeared first on Soccer News.
Manchester City have avoided a transfer ban after FIFA confirmed the club will only receive a fine for breaching regulations relating to the signing of young players. The Premier League champions have... been ordered to pay CHF370,000 (£314,577) for breaching article 19 of FIFA’s rules on the status and transfer of players. However, City will […] The post Manchester City escape transfer ban for breaching FIFA regulations appeared first on Soccer News.
After Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain officials held talks over Neymar on Tuesday, Sky Sports News' chief reporter Bryan Swanson looks at the significance of the meeting.
Bury's Sky Bet League One home fixture against Gillingham has been suspended, after the club's owner failed to supply the EFL with evidence of financial viability.
Fernando Llorente could be going back to Italy! Former Juventus striker is a free agent, following the expiration of his contract with Tottenham Hotspur and is looking at his possibilities this... summer. After rumours that Napoli are interested in him, now Italian media are reporting that Lazio are in talks with the Spanish veteran. Corriere […] The post Lazio in talks with Llorente appeared first on Soccer News.
Monchi has returned to Sevilla after two years at AS Roma and he is having a really intriguing transfer window as their sporting director. Sevilla have brought in more than ten players this summer,... but have now offloaded one of them. Max Wober left Sevilla to join Red Bull Salzburg. The Austrian club have confirmed […] The post RB Salzburg break club record for Wober appeared first on Soccer News.
Stephanie Frappart has no concerns about the scrutiny she will face during UEFA Super Cup when she becomes the first woman to referee a major men's match in Europe.
Bayern Munich are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho on loan, should he not be involved in a potential swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain which would involve Neymar returning to Barcelona,... according to Sky in Germany.