Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's ¬1bn release clause was 'not there to be paid' - Real Madrid president

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Cristiano Ronaldo's ¬1bn release clause was 'not there to be paid' - Real Madrid president
Tensions are mounting between the Exploding Heads as they argue over which one of them is Cristiano Ronaldo's biggest fan. The guys respond to your tweets about a "backhanded compliment," Cristiano Ronaldo's red card and whether Neymar is overrated. Cristiano Ronaldo's €1 billion release clause in his Real Madrid contract was "not there to be paid," according to club president Florentino Perez, who insisted the European champions "got the highest value we could" when he was sold to Juventus in the summer. Ronaldo moved to Italy for €100 million after nine years at Real Madrid and Perez said that, when it was clear the Portugal captain wanted to leave, Madrid negotiated the best price for him. "The release clauses are not there to...

Friday, September 21, 2018

Premier League: Red-Hot Liverpool Eye History Against Southampton

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Premier League: Red-Hot Liverpool Eye History Against Southampton
Liverpool are looking to register their sixth straight win in the Premier League this season.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pep Guardiola must tackle Manchester City's alarming complacency against Lyon if he is to conquer Europe again

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Pep Guardiola must tackle Manchester City's alarming complacency against Lyon if he is to conquer Europe again
Pep Guardiola must tackle Manchester City's alarming complacency against Lyon if he is to conquer Europe again
Rather than show their quality in a way Champions League winners should when they are really serious, they acted as if they just had to show up, and that was what was so frustrating

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jack Wilshere set for spell on the sidelines after successful ankle surgery

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Jack Wilshere set for spell on the sidelines after successful ankle surgery
The midfielder started the Hammers’ first four games of the season.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sergio Aguero, Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany injury updates ahead of Man City vs Lyon

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Sergio Aguero, Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany injury updates ahead of Man City vs Lyon

PEP GUARDIOLA is hopeful Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany will be fit for Manchester City’s Champions League opener against Lyon on Wednesday.

The Premier League champions are the favourites to lift the trophy in May and end Real Madrid’s recent domination.

Pep Guardiola is hopeful Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany will be fit to face LyonReuters Kompany was rested for Saturday’s win over Fulham but is expected to return as City begin their Champions League campaignPA:Press Association

And Guardiola may have some of his star players available for the French side’s visit to the Etihad this week despite injury concerns.

Aguero came off after 54 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Fulham with an ankle problem and underwent an assessment yesterday.

Guardiola said: “It was something in the ankle. He went up to head a cross and when he fell down, he felt something.

“He finished the first half and started the second half a bit uncomfortable.

Aguero suffered an ankle injury and was taken off after 54 minutes as a precautionAP:Associated Press Benjamin Mendy is expected to be out of the Lyon game with a knee problemReuters

“He could have played on but with us winning 3-0, we did not want to take a risk. We will see (if he can play on Wednesday).”

The news surrounding Kompany is even more positive, with the Spanish manager confirming the club captain’s absence for this weekend’s victory was “just my decision” and therefore should be fit to face Lyon.

But it doesn’t look like Mendy will be playing on Wednesday night.

The left-back, who missed the majority of last season through injury, did not play against Fulham due to a knee problem and Guardiola was unsure on when the Manchester City star will return.

Mendy missed the majority of last season with a serious knee injury picked up against Crystal Palace in SeptemberReuters Fabien Delph replaced the left-back against Fulham and Guardiola acknowledged his importanceAFP or licensors

Fabien Delph came in at left-back for his first appearance of the season for the champions.

Guardiola said: “I don’t know how many days he’ll be out for.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cancels stars’ day off despite hammering Fulham

“No doubts about Delph.

“We know how important he was last season and now with the Mendy injury – it could be weeks or days and maybe longer, having Fabian fit is so important.”

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Happy To Make Toronto FC His 500th Goal Victim

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Happy To Make Toronto FC His 500th Goal Victim
Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the third active footballer to reach the 500-goal milestone for club and country, joining Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.