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Ronaldo Faces Wait For Fate Of Champions League Red Card

Cristiano Ronaldo is facing an anxious wait for a ban decision after he suffered his first Champions League red card of his career during Juventus’ win over Valencia Thursday night. The Portuguese superstar was shown a straight red at the Mestalla after a clash with centre-back Jeison Murillo in the 29th minute of the game. The Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 120 goals, left the pitch in tears after looking baffled and protesting his innocence, following a clash with Valencia’s Jeison Murillo. German referee Felix Brych discussed the incident…

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Firmino Scores Sensational Stoppage Time Goal

Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a sensational stoppage time goal to ensure Liverpool kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Anfield. Just as it looked like Liverpool had blown a two goal lead, the Brazilian super-sub came on with 20 minutes to go, coming on for goalscorer Daniel Sturridge, to snatch the points and put The Reds in the driving seat in Group C, as Red Star Belgrade and Napoli produced a stalemate. Firminino, Jurgen Klopp’s first…

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Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis To Leave Club For AC Milan

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is to leave the club to join Italian giants AC Milan as announced Tuesday morning, his resignation effective from October 31st. Gazidis who had informed Arsenals board of the offer he had received from Milan, after being in talks with the Italian giants for several months, was given given six weeks to deliberate on the offer to become their new CEO. The 54-year-old has been with the Gunners for 10-years and since manager Arsene Wenger departure has been  overseeing the transition from his 22-year tenure…

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5 clubs that could win the Champions league this season

5) Bayern Munich The Bavarians had a miserable start last season when they were heavily defeated by PSG 3-0 in Paris which marked the end of Ancelloti’s time in Munich. They brought back in Hyenckes who revived their fortunes with the Bavarians coming short against eventual winners Real Madrid. With NikoKovac now at the helm, there is an air of positivity around Munich. The fans know that Bundesliga is virtually won with nothing less than a European title making a season successful. The mighty Bavarians have been consistent in the…

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5 youngsters to keep an eye on this Champions league season

5) Hirving Lozano The Mexican was solely responsible for causing an artificial earthquake in his homeland by virtue of a fine goal he scored against Germany as El Tri caused an unlikely shock in the World Cup. However, Chucky Lozano has been firing goals and getting fans off their seats before the world cup. He was brilliant for PSV last season and his fine form this season so far has not gone unnoticed. Barca and Manchester United are interested in the forward. A spectacular champions league campaign from the Mexican…

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Lampard Accepts FA Improper Conduct Charge

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has accepted a Football Association (FA) improper conduct charge after being sent off during his side’s 1-0 defeat against Rotherham on Saturday. The ex-England midfielder was shown a red card after after leaving his technical area to argue with officials against a handball decision in the 77th minute. The 40-year-old believed his team were due a penalty having earlier seen midfielder Tom Lawrence sent off for a late tackle on Richie Towell and a penalty awarded against his side, but his request was swiftly dismissed…

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Hazard’s Hat-trick Ensures Chelsea Maintain Impeccable Start

Eden Hazard’s hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat of Cardiff City has seen the side climb to the top of the Premier League ladder, after maintaining their impeccable start to the season with their fifth consecutive win. Cardiff took the lead in the 16th minute through Sol Bamba’s volley, but it was Hazard’s hat-trick, made up of two first half goals in the 37th and a second-half penalty, before Brazilian substitute Willian’s late fourth, that ensured Chelsea swept Cardiff aside. The Belgium forward had been linked with Real Madrid over the…

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Petr Cech Defends Ball Playing Skills

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has defended his ball playing skills to Sky Sports, saying he made 166 passes in the club’s first four games of the season but “everybody picked up on two.” The former Chelsea goalkeeper has started all four games so far this season despite the signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and the following expectation of Cech being sidelined. Arsenal manager Unai Emery who replaced Arsene Wenger back in May has implemented a different style which is more disciplined and structural, whilst insisting…

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All time greatest English footballers

10) Gordon Banks Holder of FIFA’s Goalkeeper of the year award for six consecutive seasons itself speaks volumes about Gordon Banks’ distinguished footballing career. Never a real star, Banks though was ever-present in the most crucial of the moments. One such moment was in 1966 World Cup, when Banks pulled off a fantastic save to deny Pele. The save went down as 41st best Sporting moment in history voted by the UK Public. He also won Football league cups domestically with Leicester and Stoke City. 9) Paul Scholes A one…

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Barry Bannan Awarded August’s Sky Bet Championship Goal Of The Month

Barry Bannan has won the Sky Bet Championship Goal Of The Month award for August for his stunning volley in Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 home victory over Millwall on August 22nd. The Scottish international received 63% of the public votes, beating off strong competition from West Bromwich Albion’s Harvey Barnes and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins. It is the 28-year-olds fourth season with Sheffield Wednesday. He has made 124 appearances, scoring 5 goals and so far this current term the midfielder has started all five of their league games. With his current due…

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