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Gotze agent claims Man United have made approach for midfield starlet

Posted Friday, February 17, 2012 by hits

Manchester United have approached Borussia Dortmund regarding Mario Gotze, according to the player's agent. Gotze, 19, is one of the most sought after players in Europe and he already has 12 caps for Germany. Arsenal were linked with a summer move for him but Arsene Wenger would have to loosen the purse-strings at the Emirates to land him, considering Dortmund want at least £30m for Got...Full Story »

Barcelona star Xavi: Leg injury is no big deal

Posted Friday, February 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

 Barcelona midfielder Xavi has played down the severity of his leg injury after reports surfaced that he may be forced to remain on the sidelines for an extended period of time. The 32-year-old picked up the knock in the latter stages of the goalless draw against Villarreal on Jan. 28 and has featured in only one of his side's five previous matches, suggesting a possible cause for concern....Full Story »

Napoli coach Mazzarri banned against Chelsea

Posted Friday, February 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

 Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri will miss both legs of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Chelsea after losing an appeal against his two-match ban on Thursday, UEFA said in a statement. Mazzarri, suspended in January, was sent off for pushing rival forward Nilmar during the Group A match against Villarreal on Dec. 7, which his side won 2-0 to progress to the last 16 at the expense ...Full Story »

Zambia hero Sunzu dreaming of Chelsea move

Posted Friday, February 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

 Stoppila Sunzu has set his sights on a move to England after becoming a hero in Zambia for converting the winning penalty in Sunday’s African Nations Cup final against Ivory Coast. “I played for (French club) Chateauroux in the 2008-09 season and I would love to come back to Europe,” said Sunzu who is now with the Democratic Republic of Congo team TP Mazembe. “I h...Full Story »

'AC Milan can win the Champions League,' says Urby Emanuelson

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Goal.com215 hits

Urby Emanuelson says that AC Milan are strong candidates to win the Champions League this season. The Serie A champions have one foot in the quarter-finals of the competition after thrashing Arsenal 4-0 at San Siro on Wednesday. Milan have been hit by several injuries this season, but Emanuelson says that his club are strong contenders for the European title if they have a fully fit squad. ...Full Story »

Chelsea star DIDIER DROGBA: Now the war in Ivory Coast is over, I can build my country a £3m hospital

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012 by The Sun1877 hits

Helping his country ... Didier Drogba is ploughing £3m of his own money into a hospital DIDIER DROGBA has a drive and determination on the football field that few professional players can match. But the Chelsea striker has more lofty ambitions than simply trying to win shiny trophies for a club in west London. This is a man who has taken on the responsibility of rebuilding his entire c...Full Story »

Mancini spells it out to bad-boy

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012 by The Sun137 hits

ROBERTO MANCINI has ordered Mario Balotelli to behave himself for the rest of the season. Manchester City's bad boy faces another test of his suspect temperament as Cuneyt Cakir takes charge of the clash with Porto. The Turkish ref gave the Italian ace a red card against Dynamo Kiev in this competition in March last year. And Mancini has told the ex-Inter Milan striker, who returns from his...Full Story »

AC Milan 4 : 0 Arsenal - Gunners suffer San Siro shellacking

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by PA88 hits

Arsenal's Champions League dreams were shattered by a humiliating 4-0 defeat to AC Milan in the first leg of their last 16 clash at the San Siro. Kevin-Prince Boateng fired the Italians ahead on 15 minutes with a sublime strike, before two goals by former Manchester City frontman Robinho and a penalty from the impressive Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the tie beyond the Gunners. Arsenal never really s...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola insists Gerard Pique is untouchable at Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport145 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists that Gerard Pique is still a key player for the Blaugrana despite his exclusion from the match squad in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. The center back did not feature in the first leg of Barca's round of 16 tie with the Germans, but Guardiola stressed that his omission had nothing to do with his relatively disappointing per...Full Story »

Giovinco is the heir to Juventus forward Del Piero

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Former Chelsea star Gianfranco Zola believes that Parma forward Sebastian Giovinco is Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero's heir. Zola worked with Giovinco when he was assistant coach of Italy's Under-21 side, and feels that the 25-year-old has made huge steps forward. "Giovinco is Del Piero's heir in my opinion," Zola was quoted as saying by Tuttosport. "I thought I would find myself strugg...Full Story »

Alexis Sanchez looks ahead to 'difficult' second leg as Leverkusen boss Dutt laments showing Barcelona 'too much respect'

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Goal.com100 hits

The German boss admitted defeat as the home side suffered a night to forget with Guardiola's men running riot, while Sanchez and Busquets expressed joy with their dominant display Bayer Leverkusen coach Robin Dutt reveals his side showed Barcelona too much respect during Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss at the BayArena. The 47-year-old believes Leverkusen weren’t clinical enough as they ...Full Story »

Montpellier want £16m for Arsenal strike target

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by hits

Montpellier have slapped a massive £16m price-tag on Arsenal target Olivier Giroud. Arsenal have tracked the striker for some time now and were mulling over a January move. Arsene Wenger decided not to make a bid last month, instead opting to keep an eye on Giroud's situation in France. The 25-year-old is said to be keen on a move to England and hopes to secure a switch in the summer b...Full Story »

Chelsea in Sturridge quit fear

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by The Sun83 hits

STURR CRAZY ... Dan is unhappy DANIEL STURRIDGE is considering his future at Chelsea as their season lurches deeper into disarray. The striker, 22, has just over a year left on his contract and is concerned about the club's decline on and off the pitch. A pal said: "Daniel will be distraught if Chelsea finish outside the top four — he's desperate to prove himself at the highest level an...Full Story »

Barcelona wins 3-1 at Leverkusen in Champs League

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by 46 hits

Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez starred for Barcelona in a 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi scored and set up one of Sanchez’s two goals to put the defending champions in control following the first leg. Sanchez put Barcelona ahead in the 41st minute, slotting the ball past goalkeeper Bernd Leno and inside the left post after being ...Full Story »

Lyonnais 1 : 0 APOEL Nicosia - Narrow advantage for Lyon

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by PA40 hits

Alexandre Lacazette's deflected goal gave Lyon a much-needed 1-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League clash with APOEL Nicosia. APOEL, the first Cypriot side to reach the last 16, showed no attacking intent - they did not have a shot until the 88th minute - and looked for much of the match like they might hang on. But Lacazette struck after 58 minutes to give some relief to Lyon, who...Full Story »

Lyon beats APOEL Nicosia 1-0 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

LYON, France (AP)—Lyon overcame APOEL Nicosia’s tight defense with a goal from Alexandre Lacazette to win 1-0 in the home leg of their Champions League round of 16 match on Tuesday. Lacazette fired a powerful shot that deflected off APOEL defender Paulo Jorge to loop over goalkeeper Dionisios Chiotis and under the bar in the 58th minute. APOEL, which made history this season by bec...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 3 Barcelona - Barcelona take control of tie

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by PA21 hits

Barcelona put one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over a Bayer Leverkusen side who might wonder what would have been had they attacked from the start. After the German hosts sat deep to frustrate Barca in the first half, Alexis Sanchez's first Champions League goal, scored in the 41st minute, separated the teams at the break. But Leverkusen came out with a...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen's Michael Ballack still bitter at Bayern Munich for blocking Barcelona move

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Goal.com182 hits

Michael Ballack has admitted that he is still annoyed with Bayern Munich for reneging on their promise to allow him to join Barcelona in 2004. The former Germany captain has revealed that the Bavarians had accepted an offer from the Catalans for his services only for then general manager and current president Uli Hoeness to pull the plug on the deal after that summer's European Championship i...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho plans victory parade through Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport362 hits

Having opened up a 10-point advantage over second-place Barcelona, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has begun organizing a victory parade through the Catalan capital to celebrate his club's first La Liga title since 2008. Though the parade will not go off until the end of the season in May, Mourinho has already started making unprecedented arrangements to hold a title celebration in a rival c...Full Story »

Carlos Tevez denies rift with Lionel Messi: I get on great with the 'dwarf'

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Goal.com212 hits

Manchester City attacker Carlos Tevez has denied suggestions that he has a troubled relationship with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi in the Argentina national team. Reports in the country had suggested that the attacking pair, who are considered the most talented players of their generation, did not get along and that there was room for just one of them in the team. "Here people say that it is e...Full Story »

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