Daily Archives: April 16, 2017
Manchester United beat Chelsea
Premier League, Week 33 Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea Goals: 1-0՝ Rashford 7՛, 2-0՝ Herrera 49՛ Old Trafford Stadium Jose Mourinho's men earn 3 point and now have 60 points in stock which places them in the 5th place, while Antonio Conte's Chelsea remain with the 75 points they had and continue to lead the league.
Bayern Munich join race for PSG star
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti is apparently determined to land Marco Verratti this summer. The Italian worked with the midfielder at PSG and Bild say he has made securing his services a priority in the summer as he looks for a replacement for the retiring Xabi Alonso. It is reported that the Bundesliga club are hopeful that Verratti and Ancelotti’s relationship will give them an edge in the race to sign the Italian.
Barcelona plan Deulofeu homecoming
Gerard Deulofeu could be heading back to Barcelona after an excellent spell on loan to Italian giants AC Milan according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old joined them on loan in Januray after failing to hold down a first-team sport at Everton, but his form has caught the eye and earned him a recall to the Spain squad for the international friendly with France last month. Deulofeu played six times for Barcelona during a four-year spell.
Liverpool bid rejected by Napoli
Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Lorenzo Insigne from Napoli, report the Daily Mirror. The forward had been linked with a move away from the Serie A club and a move to Anfield was on the cards. However, it appears the 25-year old has agreed to sign a new deal with Napoli. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were among the suitors, but it now looks likely Insigne will sign to keep him in Naples until 2022.
Real Madrid striker on Arsenal radar
Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Karim Benzema £300k-a-week to leave Real Madrid, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon. The 29-year-old is reportedly the number one transfer target for Arsene Wenger, who could be planning for life without Alexis Sanchez, whose future at the Emirates remains uncertain. The Frenchman joined Real back in 2009 and has scored 179 goals, but his form has dipped this season, prompting jeers from some sections of the Bernabeu faithful.
Coutinho wanted by two La Liga giants
Philippe Coutinho is wanted by both Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to the Daily Star Sport. Real Madrid are said to be so keen, they are willing to get rid of both James Rodriguez and Isco to raise the reported £70m to pry him away from Anfield. Jurgen Klopp is keen for the midfielder to stay and build the squad around him. After missing two months of the season with ankle ligament damage, Coutinho has looked impressive since his return and recently became the all-time Brazilian scorer in the Premier League with his 30th goal.
Hazard open for Real Madrid move
Eden Hazard has admitted he is ‘ambitious’ to play for one of Europe’s elite clubs putting Real Madrid on high alert, report the Daily Mirror. Hazard told Telefoot: “I may have personal ambitions to play on other clubs. “But I’m trying to focus on the present, end up in Chelsea this year. I have a contract until 2020.” The Belgian has been excellent for the Blues this season, but remains a long-term target for both Los Blancos and PSG.
Paulo Dybala picks up an injury
Juventus managed to beat Pescara yesterday, but the match had prepared bad news for the Bianconeri's, as their star man Paulo Dybala was forced to leave the pitch earlier. The Argentine striker left the pitch in the 54th minute after a nasty challenge from the Pescara player. He left the pitch himself and Max Allegri didn't want to risk his leader's health and replaced him. Juventus have to visit Barcelona two days later to play the return leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. To recall, Dybala scored twice in the first leg match to complete Juventus's 3-0 victory over the renown opponent.
Wenger: Hard to understand why we don’t play well
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about the race for earning a top-4 place in Premier League this season. "I am a religious person, as I was given a strict education in a catholic school. I have grown up in a village, where everything was connected to religion, but now it's not the same. There were three main persons in the village: the doctor, the mayor and the priest. I still like the atmosphere in churches place. Of course, my players ask me about the future, we talk a lot. But now the most important thing for me is the next match. We have to concentrate on important things, on the things that happen on the field. We have to play well in the next match, give our best. In such periods the most important thing is the psychology, if you're strong mentally, you will overcome the problems, regardless of the circumstances around you. We are showing not the best football in recent 3 months, especially away from home. We are playing better at home, but in away matches we don't manage to show our game. It's hard to understand and analyze, because we didn't face such problems in past," Wenger said.
Pique: Comeback vs Juventus and victory vs Real Madrid possible
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has shared his expectations ahead of Champions league quarterfinals return leg match vs Juventus and ahead of El Clasico with Real Madrid which will take place in the next weekend. "We have managed to make a comeback after the Paris match and we have also won many times at Santiago Bernabeu in recent years, that's why I believe that we can win the upcoming to matches. These two games are inter-connected. If we manage to make a comeback against Juventus, then we can go further. I am sure that we are capable of doing it," said Pique in an interview to TV3.