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Real Madrid midfielder Modric: I'd like to win Ballon d'Or

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com15 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits he'd like to win the Ballon d'Or. Modric is being mentioned as among the candidates for the gong. He said, "I am proud to hear this praise. If it happens to me, all the better. "I would like to win the Ballon d'Or, but that does not obsess me. I do not think about it every day. "For me, the most important thing is to think about how to help the tea...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo likely to get 1-game ban, face Manchester United

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by ESPN16 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to serve a one-game Champions League ban, sources have told ESPN FC, which would leave the Juventus forward free to face former club Manchester United at Old Trafford. He was sent off during the Italian champions' 2-0 win over Valencia on Wednesday for tugging the hair of defender Jeison Murillo. Ronaldo, 33, is set to serve an automatic one-match suspension which w...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on Celtic match-winner Leigh Griffiths

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA8 hits

Brendan Rodgers hailed Leigh Griffiths for doing what he does best after the striker climbed off the bench to score a late winner for Celtic in their 1-0 Europa League Group B win over Rosenborg at Parkhead.The Scottish champions struggled until the 87th minute when the Scotland international, on for Odsonne Edouard, headed in a Dedryck Boyata knockdown for three points that had looked like esca...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths the difference as Celtic leave it late to beat Rosenborg

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA10 hits

Leigh Griffiths climbed off the bench to score a dramatic late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against old foes Rosenborg at Parkhead.The Hoops had knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and indeed last year.That familiarity appeared to contribute to an insipid first 45 minutes which ended with visiting keeper Andre Hanse...Full Story »

Krystian Bielik unavailable for Charlton

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA14 hits

Krystian Bielik has been ruled out of Charlton’s League One clash with Plymouth.A calf strain means he will miss the next fortnight, with Patrick Bauer already absent for at least nine weeks with a knee injury.Darren Pratley, who has a hamstring strain, is also still a fortnight from returning, but long-term absentee Billy Clarke is to make an imminent return to training.Jake Forster-Caske...Full Story »

Maurizio Sarri bemoans Chelsea’s wastefulness in front of goal in Greece

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA10 hits

Maurizio Sarri rued the profligacy of Chelsea and striker Alvaro Morata after Thursday night’s 1-0 win at PAOK Salonika.Willian’s seventh-minute strike was the difference for the Blues, who have five wins from five Premier League games, but Pedro and Morata spurned numerous opportunities to add to the lead.“We were in control of the match for 90 minutes,” head coach Sarri...Full Story »

Unbeaten Leeds to go unchanged as Monk returns to Elland Road

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA10 hits

Leeds are likely to be unchanged for their home game against Birmingham.Boss Marcelo Bielsa has no new injury concerns following the midweek win against Preston, but all his injured players remain sidelined.Kemar Roofe (calf) and fellow striker Patrick Bamford (knee), midfielder Pablo Hernandez (hamstring) and defender Gaetano Berardi (knee) will play no part.Teenage midfielder Jamie Shackleton ...Full Story »

PAOK Saloniki 0 - 1 Chelsea FC: Willian strike enough as wasteful Chelsea struggle to see off PAOK Salonika

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA14 hits

Willian silenced PAOK Salonika as Chelsea enjoyed a winning start to their Europa League campaign in Thessaloniki.Maurizio Sarri anticipated this would be the most difficult match of Group L, which also features Belarus’ BATE Borisov and Vidi of Hungary, but Chelsea squandered numerous chances to make this an easy evening at Stadio Toumba.Willian’s seventh-minute strike was the diffe...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wed - No worries for Steve Bruce as he racks up milestone

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA18 hits

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has no new problems as he prepares to take charge of his 100th game for the club against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.Villa emerged unscathed from a relatively routine 2-0 home win against Rotherham in midweek, when new boys Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie were both on the scoresheet.Midfielder Mile Jedinak and defender Axel Tuanzebe are vying for recalls to the...Full Story »

Darren Way likely to stick with winning line-up

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA13 hits

Yeovil manager Darren Way is unlikely to make any changes to his starting line-up for the home clash with Swindon after a thumping 6-0 win at Newport last time out.Shaun Donnellan came on as a second-half substitute in that game following his recovery from a thigh injury.Rhys Browne was named in a matchday squad for the first time this season after suffering a hamstring problem in July. He will ...Full Story »

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson sidelined as Scunthorpe host Shrewsbury

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA12 hits

Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall will be without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson as he looks to secure a first home win of the season in Saturday’s League One clash with Shrewsbury.The on-loan Manchester United defender suffered concussion during the first half of last Saturday’s 3-2 win at AFC Wimbledon and will sit out this weekend as a result.Lewis Butroid took his place against the Dons a...Full Story »

Matt Taylor unlikely to make changes as Exeter host Cheltenham

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA7 hits

Exeter boss Matt Taylor is likely to make limited changes to his team after two successive wins over Notts County and Mansfield.The Grecians currently sit second behind Lincoln, with three points separating the two teams.Jonathan Forte will be hoping for a start following a hamstring injury. The striker made an appearance on the bench for Exeter’s last game against Mansfield.Defensive pair...Full Story »

Paul Lewis fit to start for Cambridge against Mansfield

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA8 hits

Cambridge midfielder Paul Lewis could feature in Joe Dunne’s squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.Lewis was on the bench for the 3-0 defeat against Colchester in the U’s last game.Barry Corr will be hoping for a starting spot after the striker made late appearances in the team’s last two games.However, Harrison Dunk is unlikely to feature due to a knee injury.Forward ...Full Story »

Sheffield United vs Preston - Wilder set to ring the changes for Sheffield United

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA10 hits

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is set to make changes for the visit of Preston in the Sky Bet Championship. Wilder rotated his squad for Wednesday’s goalless draw with Birmingham, so the likes of Enda Stevens, Kieron Freeman, John Lundstram, Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick are in contention to return. Midfielder Paul Coutts, out since breaking his leg last November, is nearing a r...Full Story »

Chris Powell ponders changes for Southend’s clash with Fleetwood

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA12 hits

Southend boss Chris Powell could be tempted to make changes for his side’s home game against Fleetwood.Powell has no major new injury worries, but the Shrimpers are bidding to avoid a fourth straight league defeat and are still without suspended pair Mark Oxley and Michael Kightly.Goalkeeper Oxley and winger Kightly will both sit out the final game of their respective three-match bans...Full Story »

West Ham v Chelsea

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA15 hits

Chelsea top the Premier League after five wins, but back a 1-1 draw in this one, with Marko Arnautovic firing West Ham in frontFull Story »

Leicester v Huddersfield

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA10 hits

Both teams suffered defeats last weekend, but back Leicester to bounce back here with a convincing 3-1 win, James Maddison scoring firstFull Story »

Sadio Mane and the act of copying his teammates' celebrations

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Marca.com33 hits

Roberto Firmino scored Liverpool's winner against Paris Saint-Germain and celebrated by covering his eye, only to subsequently remove the hand from his face and see Sadio Mane imitating his celebration. Although this wasn't the first time the Senegalese has replicated a teammate's celebration at Liverpool, he has insisted that it's not him who copies the rest, but vice-versa. "The fans des...Full Story »

Peter Crouch becomes a best-selling writer

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Marca.com48 hits

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has released his book 'How to be a footballer', which was the second best-selling in England last week. The book, which costs about 20 euros and has exceeded 4,333 copies sold, reviews several of the most entertaining anecdotes of the footballer's career. "Second on the Sunday Times bestsellers list! I'd like to say thanks so much for your support, but I bough...Full Story »

VAR would have helped referee in Cristiano Ronaldo red card - Massimiliano Allegri

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by ESPN144 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo must now wait to see whether his red card suspension extends to two Champions League matches -- and thus potentially missing a return trip to Old Trafford. VI Images via Getty Images Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes VAR would have overturned Cristiano Ronaldo's red card in Wednesday night's Champions League 2-0 win over Valencia, and given his side an easier night....Full Story »

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