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Republic of Ireland still capable of qualifying for Euro 2020 – Martin O’Neill

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA24 hits

A defiant Martin O’Neill is convinced the Republic of Ireland have what it takes to mount a genuine bid for Euro 2020 qualification despite a difficult Nations League campaign.Ireland’s hopes of firing themselves back into the race for top spot in Group 4 of League B with victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium fell flat as Harry Wilson’s second-half free-kick clinched a 1-0 wi...Full Story »

Northern Ireland Under-21 finish Euro 2019 qualifiers on a high

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA6 hits

Northern Ireland Under-21s enjoyed a 1-0 victory over 10-man Slovakia but narrowly missed out on a play-off place in their qualification campaign for Euro 2019.Mark Sykes’ second-half header was enough to seal second place in Group Two, behind Spain, but Portugal claimed the final play-off place with their 3-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.Regardless of the disappointment of missing out ...Full Story »

Davis Keillor-Dunn fires Staggies into Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA6 hits

Davis Keillor-Dunn netted a brace as two-time winners Ross County eased into the Scottish Challenge Cup quarter-finals following a 3-1 win over Montrose at Dingwall.Ross Stewart’s cool finish (20) put the Staggies ahead before Keillor-Dunn (41) doubled the advantage, chipping the keeper from close range.Ladbrokes League One side Montrose, on a four-game winless streak, pulled a goal back w...Full Story »

Boothroyd eyeing Euro 2019 glory as England Under-21s qualify in style

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA16 hits

England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd wants Euro 2019 glory after seeing his side book their spot in next summer’s finals with a 7-0 rout of Andorra.The Young Lions reached the tournament in Italy and San Marino with a game to spare after topping Group Four.Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace, which included a penalty, while Ademola Lookman, Ezri Konsa, Dominic Solanke, Reiss Nelson ...Full Story »

Young Lions in seventh heaven as victory over Andorra seals Euro 2019 spot

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA17 hits

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brace fired dominant England Under-21s to Euro 2019 as the Young Lions routed Andorra 7-0. Aidy Boothroyd’s side, who only needed a point, booked their spot in Italy and San Marino with a game to spare following the cruise in Chesterfield. Ademola Lookman, Ezri Konsa and Calvert-Lewin scored first-half goals to put England in total control as debutant Phil Fod...Full Story »

Four-goal haul lifts James Forrest after Europa League red-card woe

Posted Monday, October 08, 2018 by PA15 hits

James Forrest admits scoring four goals in the 6-0 Ladbrokes Premiership thrashing of St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park was the best domestic antidote to European pain.The Celtic winger was sent off in the 3-1 Europa League defeat by Salzburg on Thursday night but made amends with a sparkling display against Saints as a rampant Hoops side ominously moved to within three points of leaders Hearts.Str...Full Story »

Ipswich finally up and running under Paul Hurst

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA10 hits

Ipswich secured their first win of the Championship season and a first in charge for Paul Hurst as Trevoh Chalobah’s’ 84th-minute header saw them edge Swansea 3-2 in a thrilling game at the Liberty Stadium. The Tractor Boys fell behind to a Janoi Donacien own goal, but they made the most of Swansea’s lapses in concentration at the back to take a surprise half-time lead.Gwion E...Full Story »

Loris Karius Makes Another Big Mistake In Europa League Tie

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by thesportbible.com102 hits

Things are going from bad to worse for Besiktas goalkeeper Loris Karius. The former Liverpool man has made another huge blunder for his club against Malmo in the Europa League. So, here's how it went down at the Stadion. Malmo's right winger floated in a very straight forward cross from the wing, but rather than parry it over the crossbar, Karius let it fly over him and into the back of the ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 0 MOL Vidi FC: Morata strike earns Chelsea narrow Europa League win over Vidi

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA48 hits

Alvaro Morata finally found the target in the Europa League as Chelsea beat Hungarian champions Vidi 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.Morata missed a host of chances in the opening Group L win at PAOK in Greece two weeks ago and spurned a glorious opportunity in the first half on Thursday night.The 25-year-old made amends with 20 minutes to go, but only after Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had turned to Eden...Full Story »

PSG's Neymar one of Europe's best, says Tuchel

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com52 hits

Thomas Tuchel heaped praise on hat-trick hero Neymar and labelled him among the best in Europe, though the Paris Saint-Germain head coach was quick to hail the collective effort of his side after their Champions League rout of Red Star Belgrade. There was a gulf in class in Paris, where Ligue 1 holders PSG dismantled Red Star 6-1 thanks to Neymar's three-goal haul on Wednesday. PSG made a lo...Full Story »

Harry Kewell expresses relief as Notts County finally open account

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA3 hits

Harry Kewell breathed a sigh of relief at full-time after seeing his Notts County side finally claim their first win of the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Crewe.Kewell replaced Kevin Nolan as Magpies boss last month and presided over four games without a win but Saturday’s result finally moved them off the bottom of the table.Rob Milsom and Jordan Bowery exchanged first-half...Full Story »

Dundee finally off the mark after battling win at Hamilton

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA2 hits

Neil McCann hopes his Dundee side have reached a turning point after finally picking up their first win of the season.The Dark Blues boss had found himself clinging to his job as seven straight defeats sparked calls for him to be sacked.But he will live to fight another day after his team put some points on the board with a deserved 2-0 triumph over Hamilton.There is still work to be done for Mc...Full Story »

Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018 by BBC.com52 hits

Former Germany and Bayern Munich defender Philip Lahm (left) was a bid ambassador for Germany Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa's executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship for the first time as a unified country, wi...Full Story »

Hearts leave it late to see off Motherwell in Betfred Cup quarter-final

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2018 by PA17 hits

Olly Lee and Steven Naismith scored in the closing stages to send Hearts to Hampden after a pulsating Betfred Cup quarter-final against Motherwell.Lee’s 88th-minute strike put Hearts back in front and Naismith sealed a 4-2 win in stoppage-time when he netted on the break as Motherwell pushed to take the game into extra-time.Ryan Bowman had threatened to do that with a brilliant finish afte...Full Story »

Arsenal 4 - 2 FC Vorskla Poltava: Arsenal hit four as Unai Emery’s Europa League charge begins in style

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA68 hits

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Unai Emery’s first Europa League game in charge of Arsenal ended with a straightforward victory over Vorskla Poltava. Emery is a specialist in this competition having won it three years in a row while at Sevilla and the Gunners eased to a comfortable 4-2 win to start this season’s group stage in style – although conceding two late goals...Full Story »

Arsenal news: Unai Emery explains Bernd Leno decision for Europa League clash

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by hits

Arsenal news: Leno will start in goal on Thursday (Image: GETTY) BERND LENO will finally make his debut in goal for Arsenal tonight, having been told by manager Unai Emery that Petr Cech's permanent place is up for grabs. When the new Gunners boss made the 26-year-old Germany international one of his first signings when he paid Bayer Leverkusen £22.5m, it was expected Leno would be made t...Full Story »

Chelsea's Eden Hazard dropped for Europa League game to manage minutes

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by ESPN106 hits

Eden Hazard has been left out of the Chelsea squad that travelled to Greece on Wednesday but Maurizio Sarri is preparing to make few changes to his starting XI for Thursday's opening Europa League match against PAOK Salonika. David Luiz, Mateo Kovacic and Emerson Palmieri also did not travel to Greece on Wednesday, but academy youngsters Ethan Ampadu, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcin Bulka were ...Full Story »

Valencia 0 - 2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo sent off on European bow for Juventus but Italians still win

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA79 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his first Champions League appearance for Juventus as a couple of penalties from Miralem Pjanic gave the Italian giants a 2-0 win in Valencia.Ronaldo, the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 120 goals, was dismissed after just 28 minutes following an off-the-ball incident.The forward appeared to put his hand on the head of Valencia defender Jei...Full Story »

Spanish tax authorities fine Modric 1.2 million euros for his 2012 tax return

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by Marca.com64 hits

According to El Mundo, Luka Modric has been handed a 1.2 million euros fine by for tax avoidance in 2012, the year he signed for Real Madrid. That year, the Croat filed his taxes in the United Kingdom, where he was a Tottenham Hotspur player until September, but the Spanish tax office understands that he should have done so in Spain despite having only played for Real Madrid for four months....Full Story »

Devastating Dembele finally showing why Barcelona spent €145m on French star

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 by Goal.com132 hits

The young Frenchman struggled horribly to replace Neymar in his first season at Camp Nou but he has started the current campaign brilliantlyLife can change in an instant and football frequently demonstrates that. Ousmane Dembele flirted with a Barcelona exit this summer and yet a month later is a crucial component of Ernesto Valverde’s treble-hunting team. The coach appeared unwilling t...Full Story »

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