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Mallorca 1 : 1 Osasuna - Isco at the double

Posted Saturday, February 09, 2013 by PA36 hits

Isco scored twice as Malaga moved back into fourth place in the Primera Division on the back of victory at fellow European hopefuls Levante. Malaga were looking to avenge last season's 3-0 reverse at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia but the plan went off the rails when Jose Barkero put the home side in front with a 27th-minute penalty. Isco restored parity through a spot-kick in the 37th minute a...Full Story »

Isco itching to make Spain debut

Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2013 by Goal.com154 hits

The Malaga star is excited by the prospect of earning his first cap against Uruguay on Wednesday, but admits he is under no illusion about his chances of featuring regularly Malaga forward Isco is relishing the opportunity to earn his first cap for Spain ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Uruguay. The 20-year-old has seen his fine form for the Andalusians this season rewarded with a first ca...Full Story »

Isco set to sign new five-year deal at Malaga

Posted Saturday, January 26, 2013 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Isco is on the verge of signing a new five-year deal with Malaga, according to Mario Husillos, the club's director of football. The 20-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, and although he was a target for Chelsea and Manchester City, it now appears that he will remain at the Spanish Liga outfit. "Isco's contract renewal is in its advanced stages and should be si...Full Story »

Club America reaches out to Francisco Rodriguez

Posted Saturday, December 29, 2012 by YAHOO Sport123 hits

Club America Sporting Director Ricardo Pelaez says that the team has been in contact with national team defender Francisco Rodriguez as a potential replacement for the departing Diego Reyes, though nothing is finished yet. “We’ve made contact with him,” Pelaez said, while refuting speculation that Rodriguez has arrived in Mexico this week to sign with America. “He’...Full Story »

Isco wins Tuttosport's Golden Boy award

Posted Saturday, December 22, 2012 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Malaga attacking midfielder Isco has won the prestigious Golden Boy prize, which is awarded to Europe's best under-21 player by Italian newspaper Tuttosport. The 20-year-old was selected by a panel of 30 journalists working for the most influential publications from 20 nations around the Continent. The Spanish midfielder became the 10th player to receive the award after seeing off the 39 other...Full Story »

Benitez hoping to rediscover Chelsea confidence

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez is aiming to bring back the confidence with which the Blues won the Champions League in May, after dropping seven points in his opening three Premier League games as manager. The Spaniard wants to ‘adjust things’ on the pitch in the hope that by making the players more at ease with their roles within the team, they will then be able to apply them...Full Story »

Schalke 04 vs Arsenal preview - Wenger wants players to rediscover belief

Posted Tuesday, November 06, 2012 by PA369 hits

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's recent slump is due to the fact his players have forgotten how good they are. The north Londoners have stuttered and stumbled over the past few weeks, even failing to impress in the two matches they won against QPR and Reading. Those victories have not disguised what has been a serious drop in form that was epitomised at Manchester United on Saturday. The Gunn...Full Story »

Blues praise ref shock! Di Matteo discovers Friend in the middle

Posted Sunday, November 04, 2012 by The Sun251 hits

YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND ... official speaks to John Obi Mikel CHELSEA finally ended their ref war last night. Some people will never believe it but, after the Mark Clattenburg row, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo was full of praise for official Kevin Friend. Despite seeing his side knocked off the top at Swansea, RDM said: “The officials were very good. Kevin kept the players calm and he let t...Full Story »

Malaga try to stop Isco fever

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Sun146 hits

MALAGA are making a last-ditch bid to try and stop Isco fever hitting the Etihad. Manchester City’s newly appointed director of football Txiki Begiristain has wasted no time in recommending £30million-rated Isco. City boss Roberto Mancini was already a fan of the man dubbed the new Cesc Fabregas in Spain. And he watched Malaga’s midfield star, 20, in action against Atletico...Full Story »

Malaga target Isco contract extension

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Goal.com144 hits

The Andalucian club are keen to tie down their prized asset to a long-term deal, after his match-winning performances in the Champions League attracted widespread acclaim Malaga have announced their intention to hand Isco an improved contract as they fear his £16.7 million (€21m) buy-out clause may soon be met by a rival club. The 20-year-old only arrived at La Rosaleda last summe...Full Story »

Malaga 3 : 0 Zenit St Petersburg - Isco stars in Malaga success

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by PA58 hits

Malaga began their first Champions League campaign in perfect fashion as two stunning goals from Isco guided them to a 3-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg at La Rosaleda. The game was barely three minutes old when the Spain Under-21 international bent a wonderful shot in off the inside of a post and the hosts were in dreamland when Javier Saviola slid home a second 10 minutes later. Zenit then mi...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Spain will never regret not sending Italy out with a 'biscotto'

Posted Friday, June 29, 2012 by Goal.com116 hits

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque has assured that he has no regrets for not sending Italy out at the group stage of Euro 2012 with a 'biscotto'. Prior to the last round of group fixtures, there were fears that Spain and Croatia could arrange a 2-2 draw in their match - a result which would automatically knock the Italians out of the tournament. However, La Roja won the game 1-0, which all...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 2 : 0 Stoke City - Latics discover home comforts

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2012 by PA10 hits

Goals from Antolin Alcaraz and Victor Moses earned Wigan their first Barclays Premier League win at the DW Stadium for seven months as they deservedly saw off Stoke 2-0 to boost their survival hopes. Not since Roberto Martinez's men beat QPR 2-0 in August had the Latics picked up three points at home while they also made it back-to-back wins for the first time all season following last weekend'...Full Story »

Arsenal target £5M Isco

Posted Friday, February 24, 2012 by hits

Arsenal will make an offer for £5m-rated Malaga attacking midfielder. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants the 19-year-old as part of his summer rebuilding plans. Wenger is rethinking his approach at the Emirates in the wake of the humiliating 4-0 defeat by AC Milan in midweek. And that will mean a summer delve into the transfer market to bolster his squad. Another target will be Sunderla...Full Story »

Napoli 2 - 0 Chievo - Napoli rediscover winning touch

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by PA39 hits

Napoli won their first Serie A game since January 8 by defeating Chievo 2-0 at the Stadio San Paolo. Miguel Britos and Edinson Cavani scored the goals for Walter Mazzarri's men in the first half and Chievo were unable to respond. The result takes Napoli up to within a point of sixth-placed Roma, giving them a three-point cushion over Palermo, while Chievo missed the chance to pull 12 points ...Full Story »

Airdrie United 4 : 1 Stirling Albion - Diamonds rediscover winning touch

Posted Saturday, January 28, 2012 by PA33 hits

Airdrie ended a run of three straight losses with a resounding 4-1 victory over bottom-of-the-league Stirling. The hosts got off to a flying start after three minutes when a curled effort from John Boyle found the top corner of Callum Reidford's net. William McLaren then produced a pinpoint cross from the right channel for Paul Lovering to head in his sixth of the season. In the second half M...Full Story »

Wenger sees discontent, says skepticism too high

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by 85 hits

LONDON (AP)—Arsene Wenger acknowledged that there is skepticism and discontent among Arsenal fans, but asked a stormy shareholders’ meeting Thursday to continue trusting in his team despite a seven-year trophy drought. “Not many people at the moment are behind us,” Wenger said at one of the most heated annual general meetings of his 15-year reign following Arsenal’...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano vs Malaga preview - Gamez and Isco backing Malaga recovery

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by PA44 hits

Malaga duo Jesus Gamez and Isco Alarcon are viewing the clash with promoted Rayo Vallecano as the ideal opportunity to get their Primera Division campaign back on track following recent setbacks. New-look Malaga had taken 13 points from a possible 15 in the wake of their opening-day defeat to Sevilla, but in their last two matches Manuel Pellegrini's men have been beaten 3-0 at Levante and then...Full Story »

Morton 2-0 Stirling - Morton rediscover winning feeling

Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by PA21 hits

Morton picked up their first win in five matches by despatching of rock bottom 10-man Stirling 2-0 at Cappielow Park. The home side went in front after nine minutes, Albion`s Ross Forsyth putting through his own net while trying to clear David O`Brien`s cross. They doubled their lead after 36 minutes, O`Brien receiving a pass from Peter Weatherston before converting from six yards. Albion goa...Full Story »

Sampdoria 0 - 1 Cagliari: Blucerchiati voice discontent

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by PA63 hits

Sampdoria fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Cagliari amid the protests of the Blucerchiati fans against the sale of Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano this winter. A stunning individual goal from Radja Nainggolan in the 37th minute earned the Sardinians all three points at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The result was Samp's third defeat in a row and their president Riccardo Garrone was forced to...Full Story »

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