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Alonso deserved red card for for Long tackle, rages Hughes

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by PA19 hits

Mark Hughes has called for Marcos Alonso to race retrospective punishment for a challenge on Shane Long in Southampton’s 3-2 loss to Chelsea.Saints boss Hughes hit out at the standard of Premier League refereeing with a dig over English officials being snubbed for the summer’s World Cup.The former Chelsea striker insisted Alonso should have been sent off for his studs-up tackle on Lo...Full Story »

Xabi Alonso advises Lewandowski to stay at Bayern Munich

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Marca.com57 hits

Retired Spanish footballer Xabi Alonso has advised his former Bayern Munich teammate Robert Lewandowski to ignore the advances of Real Madrid and to remain at the German juggernaut. For years, Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Los Blancos, particularly once clubs were made aware that he would be leaving Borussia Dortmund, but instead he opted for Bayern and has a contract with the cl...Full Story »

Alonso joins Conte in firing transfer message at Chelsea board

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com144 hits

Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso has hit out at their squad depth after defeat at Champions League opponents Barcelona. It is the first time one of the players has echoed boss Antonio Conte's constant gripe that he is being sold short by the club in the transfer market. Alonso said: “We have had so many games this year and we have not got the deepest squad." The Spaniard continued: R...Full Story »

Marcos Alonso piles pressure on Antonio Conte: Chelsea have attitude problem

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk94 hits

The Blues have been left reeling after losing 1-0 at Manchester City to slump to their fourth defeat in five league games. Conte's flops have gone from Premier League champions to 'chumpions' and now face a losing battle to secure a top four finish. Conte is locked in a desperate scrap to avoid the sack as billionaire owner Roman Abramovich loses patience with the failing Italian. Now Alonso ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso lift Chelsea to comfortable win over Brighton

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by PA40 hits

Alvaro Morata returned from suspension to ignite Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League victory over Brighton at Stamford Bridge. Morata was unavailable for the goalless draw at Everton three days previously but his firepower inspired the champions following a lifeless first half that saw a number of fine chances wasted. It was a familiar sight that broke the deadlock as the Spain striker combined wit...Full Story »

Alonso demands 'clinical' Chelsea after 'very disappointing' Everton draw

Posted Monday, December 25, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com68 hits

Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger want the champions to respond swiftly to their setback at Everton. Marcos Alonso has called for Chelsea to be more clinical as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw with Everton. The champions dominated Saturday's Premier League clash at Goodison Park but failed to make the most of their opportunities against Sam Allardyce's diligent ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 0 Southampton: Alonso scores winner for clock-watching Conte

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA51 hits

Time was on Chelsea's side as Marcos Alonso's free-kick earned a 1-0 Premier League win over Southampton. Antonio Conte says time is running out in the title pursuit, even if Manchester City slip up, and said the clear leaders had been lucky with late goals. But the Blues benefited at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, as more than the advertised minimum two minutes of first-half stoppage time had...Full Story »

Fernando Alonso: Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by Marca.com84 hits

Even Formula 1 stars are wading into the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi argument, with Fernando Alonso throwing his weight behind the Real Madrid star. The McLaren man is a huge football fan and is a big supporter of Los Blancos, being officially presented as an honorary member of the club this year, despite actually being bestowed with that title in 2012. Due to his scheduling problems, he ...Full Story »

Zidane, Del Piero, Xabi Alonso and Kaka meet in Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by Marca.com68 hits

Football legends Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Xabi Alonso and Kaka got together in Russia for the presentation of the new ball for the 2018 World Cup. Former Milan and Real Madrid trequartista, Kaka, posted a snapshot of the former superstars on Twitter, with a comment "Does anyone want to play a friendly game?" All know what it is like to win a World Cup and also a Champions Leagu...Full Story »

Xabi Alonso Announces His Post-Retirement Plans

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by thesportbible.com58 hits

Xabi Alonso, the suavest man in football, has announced his post-retirement plans in what he calls the "next step in the career". The 35-year old called time on his glittering career earlier this year, celebrating his retirement with a third and final Bundesliga title win with Bayern Munich. And having regularly been tipped as someone who has the potential to become a manager in the game, he ...Full Story »

Real Madrid to make Fernando Alonso an honorary member

Posted Sunday, September 03, 2017 by Marca.com50 hits

A special event will take place in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu next Monday, as Real Madrid name Fernando Alonso as their newest honorary member. The Formula One driver is a keen fan of Los Blancos and his support will now be formally recognised, following on from the gesture made after the Cardiff Champions League final when he was gifted a section of the net. The ceremony will take place...Full Story »

Alonso: Chelsea needed the Spurs win

Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by foxsportsasia.com40 hits

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso was delighted to score a brace against Tottenham and secure a much-needed Premier League victory for his side on Sunday. The Spaniard opened the scoring for the defending champions in the 24th minute with a curling free-kick into the top corner, and after an own-goal levelled matters, he sneaked in a winner in the 88th minute. Alonso admitted the Blues needed t...Full Story »

TOTTENHAM 1 CHELSEA 2: AWESOME ALONSO ENSURES MORE WEMBLEY WOE FOR SPURS

Posted Monday, August 21, 2017 by Goal.com67 hits

Marcos Alonso's hit an 88th-minute winner having also stunned Wembley with a brilliant free-kick in Chelsea's 2-1 win against Tottenham. Chelsea got their Premier League title defence up and running amid late drama as Marcos Alonso proved to be an unlikely two-goal hero in the 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley.Last weekend's shock opening-day loss at home to Burnley – a match where captai...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 Chelsea: Marcos Alonso helps Chelsea recover from defeat by downing Spurs at Wembley

Posted Sunday, August 20, 2017 by PA85 hits

Chelsea responded to the humiliating start to their title defence by extending Tottenham's Wembley woe with a 2-1 victory in the first Premier League clash at the national stadium. Marcos Alonso scored twice for the visitors as Antonio Conte's men, crowned champions in May, recovered from their opening home loss to Burnley. Alonso's first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Michy Batshuayi's...Full Story »

Former Real Madrid players reunite at Alonso and Arbeloa's retirement party

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Marca.com116 hits

Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa have both hung up their boots this summer and they celebrated their retirement from football with some former Real Madrid teammates. Raul Albiol and Jose Callejon were among those to join in the celebrations, and they did so along with their partners. Arbeloa shared a photo of the group on social media, along with the caption "friends", while Alonso's partner ...Full Story »

Xabi Alonso's goodbye letter to Arbeloa: Always in my team

Posted Sunday, June 25, 2017 by Marca.com114 hits

For me, speaking about Alvaro Arbeloa isn't just a case of speaking about a teammate, but one of speaking about life and a friend, one with capital letters and a lifelong one. Now that he is saying goodbye to football it's inevitable that I think back to the start, when we met each other at Anfield. He arrived at Liverpool quietly, away from the noise of the spotlight. He won over the dressi...Full Story »

Daddy Cool: Xabi Alonso's Suavest Moments

Posted Sunday, May 21, 2017 by Marca.com63 hits

Spain's finest midfielder/fashion icon Xabi Alonso smoulderingly good looking career has come to an end and we couldn't be more upset about it. OK, on the one hand, perhaps having his weekday afternoons and weekends free will allow the brilliant Basque bastard to finally get to work as a freelance features writer for Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, start a blog devoted to ranking each of Wes And...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 4 - 1 SC Freiburg: Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso sign off in style as champions Bayern beat Freiburg

Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017 by PA84 hits

Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso received standing ovations as Bayern Munich sent two of modern football's great maestros into retirement on a winning note. Full-back Lahm, 33, captained Bayern for the last time in a 4-1 Bundesliga victory over Freiburg, almost 15 years on from his debut for the club. In doing so, Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning skipper achieved his 250th, and last, win in the B...Full Story »

Guardiola labels Alonso 'one of the best midfielders ever'

Posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com89 hits

Pep Guardiola has described Xabi Alonso as one of the best midfielders he has ever seen after the Bayern Munich player confirmed his impending retirement. Alonso, 35, will end his career at the conclusion of the season following his announcement on Thursday. Manchester City boss Guardiola brought Alonso to Bayern in 2014 and spent two seasons coaching the former Liverpool and Real Madrid sta...Full Story »

Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea: Alonso scores twice as Costa-less Blues go seven clear

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Goal.com42 hits

  Antonio Conte's men did not let the absence of their star striker affect them as they eased to three points at the King Power Stadium on Saturday Diego Costa's absence had little impact on Chelsea's title tilt as Marcos Alonso's double saw them restore their seven-point advantage at the Premier League summit with a 3-0 win over Leicester City. The Spain striker, rumoured to be the target of ...Full Story »

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