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Bologna vs AC Milan preview - Allegri calls for concentration

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by PA103 hits

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has demanded a strong finish to the year from his players ahead of Sunday's game at Bologna. The Rossoneri lie in second place in the Serie A, just two points behind leaders Juventus, and the manager is keen to accrue as many points as possible between now and Christmas. "The important thing is to maintain our concentration," Allegri said. "We have to get...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Racing de Santander preview - Bilbao boss calls for more

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by PA48 hits

Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelo Bielsa has demanded more from his side after they only edged past minnows Real Oviedo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Bilbao avoided an embarrassing defeat against a tough and hard-working Oviedo outfit, holding on for a 1-0 win courtesy of Oscar de Marcos' first-half goal, but the margin of victory was not what many had expected. Bielsa, in particular, had b...Full Story »

Milan deny Tevez-Pato swap deal - Galliani insists Italians not considering makeweight to land Tevez

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by skysports.com106 hits

Alexandre Pato: Milan claim they have no plans to use him to sweeten Tevez deal AC Milan have brushed aside rumours one of their stars will be used to help lure Carlos Tevez to the San Siro. While Milan claim they have offered to take the controversial striker on loan in January, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists the Premier League leaders are only willing to consider a permanent mo...Full Story »

PSG fight AC for Tevez

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by The Sun151 hits

CARLOS TEVEZ is a target for mega-rich side Paris St Germain. The French club will launch an ambitious bid to sign the exiled Manchester City striker, who has been frozen out after his bust-up against Bayern Munich in September. PSG will go head to head with AC Milan to sign the 27-year-old Argentina ace. But Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani said: "Tevez? He wants to join Milan. "We...Full Story »

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes unwilling to let Ivica Olic leave in January

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has unequivocally ruled out selling Ivica Olic during the January transfer window.The 32-year-old has already confirmed that he will quit the club when his contract expires at the end of the season but stated on Thursday that there is a chance he could depart before then.However, Heynckes told during his press conference ahead of Sunday's clash with Stu...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic vs East Fife preview - Midfield pair make Forfar comeback

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA58 hits

Forfar midfielders Martyn Fotheringham and Chris Hegarty are in contention for the visit of East Fife after missing out against Dumbarton last week through illness. On-loan Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield could make his home debut, but defender Mark McCulloch continues to be absent with a groin strain. Manager Dick Campbell will return to the dugout after illness saw him miss the game agai...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath vs Arbroath preview - Blue Brazil bring back O`Brien

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA38 hits

Cowdenbeath welcome defender Thomas O'Brien back into their squad after a thigh strain for the visit of Arbroath. Blue Brazil boss Colin Cameron is hoping the storms that have been battering Scotland will have died down before kick-off He said: "Both Arbroath and ourselves like to pass the ball along the ground and this game should be a great advert for the Second Division. "It would be great...Full Story »

Ligue 1 roundup-Marseille striker Gignac out for six weeks

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by 40 hits

PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Brief news from Ligue 1 before this weekend’s matches: *Olympique Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is to undergo groin surgery and will be out of action for about six weeks, the club said on their website on Friday. Marseille, who qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a comeback win at Borussia Dortmund earlier this week, take on Girondins Bordeaux...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Fiorentina preview - Gilardino in confident mood

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA68 hits

Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino is upbeat about his team's chances of getting a result at Inter Milan in their Serie A clash. The Viola ended a three-match winless run with a 3-0 triumph over eight-man Roma in Florence last time out to climb to 10th place. Delio Rossi's team have yet to win away from home this season but last week's result has left spirits high. "I am convinced we can ge...Full Story »

Lecce vs Lazio preview - Cuadrado gives backing to Cosmi

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA151 hits

Lecce midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado believes Serse Cosmi is the right man to lead the promoted club to Serie A safety. Cosmi was unveiled as the new Lecce coach this week and faces his first test against Lazio. Cuadrado hopes this weekend will mark a turning point for his side. "Saturday's game is like a final for us," Cuadrado said. "The common thought in the dressing room is to get som...Full Story »

Jack: Give Lions job to Wenger

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by The Sun126 hits

JACK WILSHERE would love his Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to succeed Fabio Capello.The England star admits he would be "delighted" if it happened after Euro 2012. Midfielder Wilshere, 19, said: "It wouldn't be bad if he got the job. He continues to prove he's the best. "People question him every year but I cannot remember the last time we didn't qualify from the group stages of the Champions L...Full Story »

Atletico loses 2-1 at Albacete in Copa del Rey

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

Atletico Madrid’s away woes worsened as it fell 2-1 at third-tier Albacete in the first leg of their Copa del Rey series on Thursday. While undefeated at home, Gregorio Manzano’s Atletico has yet to win in seven away matches in Spanish competitions this season. Also, Athletic Bilbao won 1-0 at third-division Oviedo thanks to Oscar de Marcos’ first-half goal, but failed to cap...Full Story »

Atletico upset by Albacete in King's Cup first leg

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

* Third-tier side win 2-1 in first leg * Both teams have a player sent off * Athletic Bilbao win 1-0 in Oviedo A second-string Atletico Madrid missed a penalty and had a man sent off in a 2-1 defeat at third-tier Albacete in their King’s Cup last-32 first-leg match on Thursday. Coach Gregorio Manzano rested most of his first-choice players at Albacete’s Carlos Belmonte stadium an...Full Story »

Kondratyev replaces German Stange as Belarus coach

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Georgy Kondratyev, who led the Belarus under-21 soccer team to the Euro semi-finals this year, was appointed coach of the country’s senior team on Thursday. The former Soviet striker, who was given a four-year contract, replaces German coach Bernd Stange, whose contract was not renewed following Belarus’s unsuccessful Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. Under Stange, Belarus stunned Fra...Full Story »

Report: Schalke wants Lukas Podolski to replace Raul

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Schalke is reportedly lining up Lukas Podolski as a replacement for the seemingly outbound Raul. The Spanish striker has been a hit since arriving in Gelsenkirchen from Real Madrid in July 2010 but, with his lucrative contract set to expire next summer, he reportedly will have to take a salary cut if he is to remain with the Champions League semifinalists. Such a loss of wages he is far from c...Full Story »

Fergie demands response - United tactician hoping players respond to elimination

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by skysports.com244 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson: Has called on United to respond to their Champions League exit Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Manchester United to use the misery of their UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Basel as motivation for future glory. The Red Devils only needed to draw their final Group C game in Switzerland to book their place in the last 16 of the competition for a fifth consecutive sea...Full Story »

Inter Milan 1 : 2 CSKA Moscow - Berezoutski books CSKA's passage

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by PA84 hits

Vassili Berezoutski headed a dramatic 87th-minute winner as CSKA Moscow secured their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League with a dramatic 2-1 win at Group B winners Inter Milan. The Russians started the night not only needing a win to have any hope of progressing beyond the group stage, but also banking on group rivals Lille and Trabzonspor playing out a draw in France. While the...Full Story »

Injured Baptista faces two months out

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport25 hits

Malaga's Brazilian striker Julio Baptista underwent surgery on his right foot on Wednesday and will be out for up to "six to eight weeks", the Spanish club said. Baptista picked up the injury in August and, having struggled for fitness for three months, eventually decided on surgery. "The Brazilian had a successful operation on his right foot this morning to remove a fragment of bone. Julio Ba...Full Story »

Wolfgang Niersbach set to become DFB president

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Wolfgang Niersbach is set to become president of the influential German football federation when Theo Zwanziger steps down in October 2012. The 61-year-old Niersbach is a former football journalist who has been the federation’s general secretary. The federation’s regional chapters and the executive board endorsed Niersbach’s candidacy on Wednesday...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund 2 : 3 Marseille - Marseille through after dramatic fightback

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA58 hits

Mathieu Valbuena's dramatic late strike booked Marseille's place in the last 16 of the Champions League after the French side rallied from two goals down to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2. Valbuena popped up with the clinching strike three minutes from full-time after goals from Loic Remy and Andre Ayew had earlier cancelled out a Jakub Blaszczykowski strike and a Mats Hummels penalty for the hosts...Full Story »

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