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Cantona: Enrique can go to Arsenal if he wants to rest
France national team and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona shared his opinion on possible candidates for Barcelona manager job. "It's been a tough time for coaches lately and the Braca job is certainly one of the most tiring ones," he told in Eurosport show Commissioner of football. "Luis Enrique announced that he will stop at the end of the season, because he needs rest. I knew that Spanish people were serious about the siesta, but he is taking it to a whole new level. Who is going to replace him? "Sampaoli? Good idea. Messi will finally talk to his coach. Or... Wenger? Why not an exchange? Luis Enrique would go to Arsenal. It's a perfect place if you want to rest," the legend joked. "Pochettino... Valverde... Xavi... Xavi !!! The prodigal son! ALL bets are off," Cantona finalized the topic.
Ramos: Barca loss will make my sleep calmer
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos shared his expectations ahead of Barcelona home clash against PSG in Champions League. "I'll be happier if Barcelona lose, it will make my sleep calmer," he told the reporters after Napoli clash (1-3). Barcelona lost the first-leg to PSG (4-0) and have only few chances of reaching the quarterfinals. The second-leg will take place at Camp Nou in Barcelona, on March 8. Real Madrid have already played their round of 16 matches against Napoli (aggregate score 6-2). Sergio Ramos has become the hero of the Tuesday match at San Paolo, as he scores a header after a corner kick and creates the second Madrid goal (Mertens own goal).
Napoli 1 – 3 Real Madrid. All goals and highlights (video)
Napoli and Real Madrid repeated the first-leg score (1-3). Napoli dominated in the first half, which became obvious after Mertens' goal in the middle of the first half. However, Sergio Ramos' header after a corner in the beginning of the second half left little if no chance for the Italian side. Ramos then picked up another corner kick, and the ball netted Napoli goal after touching Mertens' head. Alvaro Morata then scored in the additional time, making the score a repetition of the first clash. Goals: Mertens 24' (1-0), Ramos 51' (1-1), Mertens 57' (o.g. 1-2), Morata 90+1' (1-3)
Ronaldo to return to Real Madrid squad to face Napoli
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo who has missed the Saturday's game in La Liga against Eibar, has successfully recovered from the injury and has joined the main group during the last training session. The Portuguese had some muscular problems which prevented him from playing against Eibar, as his teammates trashed the opposition side with 4 goals to 1. Ronaldo has managed to fully recover, which means that he will be able to be part of the team to face Napoli in the return leg fixture in Champions League. To recall, Real Madrid managed to earn a 3-1 victory at home thanks to goals from Benzema, Kroos and Casemiro, completing the comeback, as Mertens scored an early opener for the Italian side.
Real Madrid celebrate 115th birthday
Real Madrid celebrate the 115th birthday of founding. Founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, the Spanish capital side have become one of the most successful sports clubs in the world, winning numerous trophies and honors. The word Real was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the crown in the emblem. Real Madrid hold the record of La Liga and Champions League titles, having won 32 national championships and 11 European cups. Also, Real Madrid share the record of winning the Intercontinental cup as they managed to grab the title 3 times. Real Madrid have been recognized as the best club of the XX century as they received the most votes in FIFA voting. FIFA presented the honor to the Spanish side in December, 2000, making Real Madrid the only club to have won the Club of the Century award. Today marks the 115th year since the formation of the club, and Real Madrid look forward to expanding their trophy cabinet and winning more and more titles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvoFaiygaOU
Leo Messi amazing solo goal vs Celta
Barcelona trashed Celta 5 goals to 0, while Leo Messi was the true star on the pitch. He not only opened the scoring with a great goal, but also put the cherry on the cake with the last goal of the game.
Allegri unsure about his future
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has refused to be drawn on if he will stay at the club next season. There have been reports suggesting Allegri could take over at Arsenal or Barcelona. “At the appropriate time, I will meet with the club and we will decide,” he has told reporters. “There is complete harmony with the club and now we just have to stay focused on our targets. To recall, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has announced his departure from the Catalan side in the summer, and the Italian manager's name is on the first lines of the replacements' list.
Real Madrid started training session by a minute of silence
Real Madrid started their Saturday training session by a minute of silence in memory of Raymond Kopa. The picture of their tribute of respect has been spread all over social media. Madrid and French national team ex-midfielder passed away on Friday, 3 March at the age of 85. A minute of silence before the training in memory of Raymond Kopa [@JLSanchez78] pic.twitter.com/VvOJdRj99r — Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) March 3, 2017 Raymond Kopa was a French midfielder who played for Real Madrid between 1956 and 1959. He featured in 79 Madrid games and has scored 24 goals. He also won the Ballon D'or 1958 while playing at the Madrid grand.
Pochettino: Interest from Barca is not flattering for me
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino commented on the rumors about Barcelona being interested in his services for the next season. While asked to share his opinion about being short-listed by the Spanish grand, the manager said. “It’s a big list – 100 names. I don’t take this as being flattering. "I just understand that we are at one of the biggest clubs in Europe – because, for me, Tottenham is one of the biggest clubs – and you can see that we play very good football, we have an exciting team and very good players. "So it’s normal that we’ve called the attention of the rest of the clubs, of football people around the world," the Spanish specialist added. Barcelona current manager Luis Enrique announced that he will leave the club by the end of the season on Wednesday.
Arrigo Sacchi he urges his old club to sign Paulo Dybala
Ex-Real Madrid chief Arrigo Sacchi admits he's urged his old club to sign Paulo Dybala. Nonetheless, Sacchi feels the chance to sign the Argentine has now past. "Dybala? I recommended him to my friend Florentino Perez when he played at Palermo," said the Italian. "Now he is with Juventus and he's fine where he is." Dybala has made 28 appearances during this season, scoring 12 goals.