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Rapid Vienna 0 Inter 1: Martinez makes up for missing Icardi

Posted Friday, February 15, 2019 by Goal.com14 hits

Lautaro Martinez scored from the penalty spot to give Inter victory away to Rapid Vienna, despite the absence of Mauro Icardi. Inter are in control of their Europa League last-32 tie with Rapid Vienna thanks to Thursday's 1-0 victory in Austria. A penalty from Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez six minutes before half-time was enough to give Luciano Spalletti's side the win, their second in a ...Full Story »

Martinez urges Hazard to choose Chelsea stay over Real Madrid move

Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com74 hits

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has told Eden Hazard to stay with Chelsea. Martinez believes a move to Real Madrid wouldn't work for the Belgian. "I do not know if a new challenge would be good for him. He knows how much they love him at Chelsea and there's chemistry between Sarri and him. Besides, he is enjoying his time at Chelsea, where he has reached an exceptional level," said the Spanis...Full Story »

Inter 1 Napoli 0: Substitute Martinez snatches late victory

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Goal.com42 hits

Inter defeated nine-man Napoli 1-0 in Serie A thanks to a late goal from Lautaro Martinez at San Siro. Lautaro Martinez came off the bench to earn Inter a hugely important 1-0 victory over nine-man Napoli in Serie A on Wednesday. The game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw before Martinez fired home from the centre of the box in additional time, with Kalidou Koulibaly having been sent...Full Story »

River Plate 3 Boca Juniors 1 (aet, 5-3 agg): Quintero and Martinez clinch Libertadores title in extra time

Posted Monday, December 10, 2018 by Goal.com67 hits

River Plate won a fourth Copa Libertadores title as two extra-time goals saw them come from behind to beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in Madrid. Ten-man Boca Juniors will feel they have been denied justice after bitter rivals River Plate beat them to the 2018 Copa Libertadores title 5-3 on aggregate, as extra-time goals from Juan Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez secured a 3-1 win in Sunday's controversial r...Full Story »

Radja Nainggolan slams “pathetic excuses” of Belgium boss Roberto Martinez

Posted Friday, November 23, 2018 by squawka.com73 hits

Inter Milan and former Belgium international Radja Nainggolan has criticised the "pathetic excuses" of national boss Roberto Martinez following his exclusion from his World Cup squad this summer. Belgium had a highly successful tournament before they lost out to France in the semi-finals, going on to defeat England in the third-place play-off. Why is Nainggolan angry with Belgium management?...Full Story »

Marouane Fellaini's fitness caused no row with Man Utd, says Roberto Martinez

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Skysports.com65 hits

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has dismissed talk of a row with Manchester United over the fitness of Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini was omitted from Friday's 25-man Belgium squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Switzerland based on information from United's medical department. The midfielder then played the full 90 minutes in United's 3-1 derby defeat to Manches...Full Story »

Real Madrid news: Roberto Martinez receives backing to land manager job

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk64 hits

Real Madrid have been backed to hire Roberto Martinez The European champions have had a season from hell after the departures of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer. Julen Lopetegui joined but has been sacked after less than three months into the season after a string of poor results. His miserable reign ended with a 5-1 thrashing from arch-rivals Barcelona and the Spaniard wi...Full Story »

We need Messi so Argentine football can keep growing – Martinez

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com80 hits

Lionel Messi's international future remains uncertain, but Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez is eager for his return. Argentina and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez wants Lionel Messi to return to international football because he "makes Argentine football keep growing". Messi was helpless as Argentina made little impact at the World Cup, going out in the last 16 to eventual champions France,...Full Story »

Leicester consider Roberto Martinez, Thierry Henry to replace Claude Puel

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by ESPN138 hits

Leicester City manager Claude Puel is under pressure to keep his job, with the club already considering possible targets to replace him, sources have told ESPN FC. Sources confirmed a report by the Mirror that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is on Leicester's radar to replace Puel should they decide to sack him, and Thierry Henry, one of Martinez's assistants with Belgium, is also under consider...Full Story »

It could be the best time - Martinez hints at Hazard Chelsea exit

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com121 hits

Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea and Roberto Martinez thinks it could be the right time for him to leave. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes this transfer window could be the right time for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea. Hazard captained the Red Devils to their best finish at a World Cup as they took third place, contributing two goals and three assists. There...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA65 hits

Roberto Martinez praised Belgium’s history-makers and hopes their best-ever World Cup can be the catalyst to even bigger things.The so-called ‘Golden Generation’ surpassed the heroes of 1986 on Saturday by winning the third-place play-off against England in St Petersburg.Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 win against Gareth Southgate’s exhaus...Full Story »

Belgium 2 England 0: Meunier, Hazard make history for Martinez's entertainers

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com115 hits

England's encouraging World Cup performance ended with successive defeats as Belgium claimed third spot in Russia. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secure Belgium's best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday. Having fallen one match shy of a maiden final appearance in Tuesday's slim 1-0 defeat to France, the Re...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says there are no secrets between England and Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Skysports.com111 hits

Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate embrace on the touchline during their teams' meeting in the group stages Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says there are "no secrets" between his side and England ahead of their second meeting at this summer's World Cup. Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group match, after both teams heavily rotated their line-ups, earlier in the tournament. They wi...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Belgium 2: Selecao out as Martinez's men advance

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com131 hits

Kevin De Bruyne's stunner and a Fernandinho own goal sent Belgium into the semi-finals at the expense of five-time winners Brazil. Belgium booked a World Cup semi-final against France as Brazil's hopes of winning a sixth title were ended by a 2-1 defeat in Kazan. Brazil, ranked second in the world by FIFA, were the last remaining non-European team in the tournament after Les Bleus knocked ou...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises Belgium’s desire after Red Devils recover to beat Japan

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA69 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez praised his players’ desire after they dramatically recovered from going two goals down to win 3-2 against Japan and progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Martinez’s team will face Brazil next but will do so with renewed confidence in their abilities and with the knowledge that they are highly capable of recovering from losing positions.Thei...Full Story »

Belgium vs Japan - Belgium boss Roberto Martinez aware of Japan threat

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by PA297 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says he is wary of a Japan team with “incredible energy” ahead of Monday’s World Cup last-16 clash.The free-scoring Belgians go in as firm favourites, taking with them a 100 per cent record from the group phase and netting nine goals in beating Panama, Tunisia and England.With players like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Martinez&...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium will rest and rotate against England

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA56 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku for his “clinical” finishing in the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia but then dropped a big hint that he would be rested for the Group G decider against England.The Manchester United striker scored twice before limping off in the 59th minute, with Eden Hazard also getting a brace and Michy Batshuayi claiming the fifth.Dylan Bronn gave Tunis...Full Story »

Belgium vs Tunisia - Being boring is fine by Martinez as there is work to be done

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA132 hits

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has apologised to journalists for making their lives harder by putting an end to the dramas and in-fighting that have characterised Belgian squads in the past.Martinez’s side kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Panama and are determined to continue to let their football do the talking.Speaking to reporters before Saturday&rsquo...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises his team’s commitment as Belgium win first game

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA50 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thought his team produced a “mature” display as the Red Devils defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup match.Belgium, fancied by many to reach the latter stages of the competition, toiled against the Group G minnows during a frustrating first half in Sochi.Martinez’s men improved after half-time though, with Dries Mertens making the breakthr...Full Story »

Belgium vs Panama - Martinez feeling privileged to coach such a talented squad

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA115 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez admits he is “privileged” to have such a strong squad at his disposal and believes his players are capable of anything.The Red Devils’ so-called golden generation begin their World Cup campaign on Monday against finals debutants Panama in Sochi.Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United striker R...Full Story »

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