Thursday, April 15

Tag: Sevilla

Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto
Sport

Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on Ben Chilwell’s performance following his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory against Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Tuchel said he was pleased with Chilwell’s display against Porto, adding that the England left-back was impressive. Chelsea defeated Porto, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Chilwell’s second-half strike. Tuchel’s men will now take on Porto in the second leg next Tuesday in the same venue. “I was really pleased with Chilly [Ben Chilwell] for applying pressure and forcing the error which gave him the opportunity to score,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “He pushed on, finished well and scored a big away goal for us. “He showed a lot of composure becaus...
Referee apologises for disallowing Ronaldo’s goal against Serbia
Sport

Referee apologises for disallowing Ronaldo’s goal against Serbia

  Dutch referee, Danny Makkelie, has apologised for denying Cristiano Ronaldo the winning goal in Portugal’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday. Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic, tried in vain to clear Ronaldo’s effort in stoppage time, but the ball crossed the line. With no VAR or goal-line technology, Makkelie waved play on much to the anger of Ronaldo and his teammates. “As per FIFA’s policies, all I can say is that I apologised to the national coach, Mr. Fernando Santos, and to the Portuguese team for what happened. “As a referee team, we always work hard to make good decisions. When we are in the news in this manner, it doesn’t make us happy at all,” Makkelie told A Bola. The 38-year-okd has been an international referee since 2008 and...
Sevilla Goalkeeper Scores 94th Minute Goal To Draw La Liga Match
Sport

Sevilla Goalkeeper Scores 94th Minute Goal To Draw La Liga Match

Sevilla Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou stunned Real Valladolid as he scored a late equaliser in the 94th minute. Sevilla played the La Liga match against Real Valladolid on Saturday at the Jose Zorrilla. Julen Lopetegui's team looked set to lose the match as it came close to an end in the second half. Sevilla looked set to lose all three points at before Goalkeeper Bounou scored a brilliant equaliser in injury time. In the last minite of the match, Sevilla Goalkeeper came forward for the corner and the ball found it's way to him. The 29-year-old hit the ball first time and scored a superb goal to secure a point for Sevilla. Bounou celebrated the goal with his teammates and took off his shirt. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/ngm8CTHiOYY
Haaland Sets New Champions League Record After Disallowed Goal And Penalty Retake
Sport

Haaland Sets New Champions League Record After Disallowed Goal And Penalty Retake

The Norwegian scored his second double against Sevilla in this last-16 tie to put his side on course for the quarter-finals Erling Haaland set another Champions League record with his second strike of the evening against Sevilla on Tuesday - but the phenomenon was made to work harder than usual for the goal. The Norwegian beat Bono from the penalty spot to put Dortmund 2-0 up, in the process taking his own tally to 20 in the competition. It took Haaland just 14 games to reach the mark, meaning he made it quicker than any other player in history. Dortmund were pegged back on the night as the match ended 2-2, however they won the tie 5-3 on aggregate and have reached the Champions League quarter-finals.
Michael Owen Predicts Juventus vs Porto, Dortmund vs Sevilla
Sport

Michael Owen Predicts Juventus vs Porto, Dortmund vs Sevilla

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Juventus to beat FC Porto when both sides clash in tonight’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture in Turin.   Owen also predicted Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla to play a draw at Westfalenstadion, Germany. Recall that Porto defeated Juventus 2-1 in the first-leg last month, while Dortmund won 3-2 against Sevilla. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Despite Juventus suffering defeat in the first leg, they came away from Portugal with a vital away goal. With so much firepower, I just can’t see past the Old Lady adding to their goal tally. “The jury may still be out on whether Andrea Pirlo is the right man for the job in the long term, but I do feel this tie is set up fo...
Go home warm – Messi attacks Sevilla’s Monchi in tunnel
Sport

Go home warm – Messi attacks Sevilla’s Monchi in tunnel

  There was a clash between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Sevilla Sporting Director, Monchi in the tunnel after their Copa del Rey game on Wednesday,” Diario AS reports. Barcelona, who were 2-0 behind going into the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals at Camp Nou, forced extra time through Gerard Pique’s goal at the death and then went ahead to win it through Martin Braithwaite’s header in the added time to reach the final. They will now face Athletic Bilbao who defeat Levante 2-1 in the other semi-final on Thursday. Monchi had called Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman “crybaby” when Sevilla met Barcelona in the LaLiga at the weekend. After the Copa del Rey match, he was noticed by several Barca players as he made his way into Sevilla dressing room. The ar...
Koeman Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Sevilla, Warns Against PSG
Sport

Koeman Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Sevilla, Warns Against PSG

  Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has reacted to his side’s 3-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg clash on Wednesday night at Camp Nou. Koeman also warned that it would be difficult for Barcelona to overcome Paris Saint-Germain after losing 4-1 against the Ligue 1 champions in the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie last month. Three goals from Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Pique and Martin Braithwaite ensured Barcelona defeated Sevilla to qualify for the final on 3-2 aggregates after losing 2-0 in the first leg last February. “It is easier to come back from 2-0 than to come back from 1-4,” Koeman told reporters after the game. “PSG have a great team and great players. We will start the game to win, to see if there is a chance to go through....
Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG
Sport

Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said it was “crazy” to suggest he should consider his future, following a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi gave the LaLiga giants the lead from the penalty spot. But PSG responded emphatically with a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and a Moise Kean header, to take a big advantage into next month’s second leg. The loss leaves Barca on the cusp of a second successive trophyless season. They are also eight points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid having played a game more and lost the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal 2-0 against Sevilla last week. “If I was someone who gets happy when we win and then after a result like today said I had no desire to continue, that would be...
Sevilla in talks for €15m Atalanta outcast Gomez but face competition for signing
Sport

Sevilla in talks for €15m Atalanta outcast Gomez but face competition for signing

The 32-year-old is set to leave Serie A after falling out with manager Gian Piero Gasperini, but plenty of clubs are thought to be interested in him Sevilla want to sign Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez from Atalanta, sources have confirmed to Goal, but they face a struggle to get a deal done with plenty of competition for his signature. The Argentine has scored 50 Serie A goals in 209 appearances since joining Atalanta in 2014, but is set to leave the club after falling out with manager Gian Piero Gasperini. Gomez has not played since mid-December after an argument during a Champions League group stage match with Midtjylland, and has trained separately to the rest of the squad.
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit
Sport

Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit

Chelsea battled back to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United that takes them top of the Premier League. Olivier Giroud's hot goalscoring form continued as Chelsea came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, sending the Blues top. Former Chelsea player Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead with their first shot of the game as Chelsea were punished on the counterattack. Giroud, who scored all four of Chelsea's goals in a Champions League win over Sevilla during the week, equalised just before the half-hour with an instinctive close-range finish.
‘I feel the support of the club’ – Zidane adamant he has full backing at Real Madrid
Sport

‘I feel the support of the club’ – Zidane adamant he has full backing at Real Madrid

The embattled head coach says he feels comfortable at Santiago Bernabeu and his players are ready ahead of a trip to Sevilla on Saturday Under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is convinced he retains the full support of the club and his players amid a difficult run of results. Madrid head to Sevilla on Saturday having failed to win any of their previous three Liga matches, suffering losses to Valencia and Deportivo Alaves either side of a draw with Villarreal. Los Blancos have never endured a winless run of four league games under Zidane, and the champions are already seven points adrift of pacesetters Real Sociedad, although arguably the greater concern is second-place Atletico Madrid.
Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match
Sport

Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match

Olivier Giroud scored all four goals in a comprehensive Chelsea victory over Sevilla that ensures the Blues take top spot in Champions League Group E. The Frenchman scored early in each half with two delightful finishes after being fed by clever passes from Kai Havertz and Matteo Kovacic respectively. He completed the treble with a flicked near-post header, then converted a penalty after he was bundled over in the box. Already assured of qualification for the last 16, Chelsea made nine changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. Both Havertz and Christian Pulisic made their first Blues starts since October following illness and injury, while 19-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour came off the bench for his first appearance of the season. ...
‘It makes me smile’ – Conte dismisses suggestion Madrid aren’t Champions League favourites
News

‘It makes me smile’ – Conte dismisses suggestion Madrid aren’t Champions League favourites

The Nerazzurri will meet the reigning Spanish champions during their Group B campaign, which kicks off on Wednesday against Gladbach Inter coach Antonio Conte is in no doubt that Real Madrid will be competing for Champions League honours, brushing off suggestions that the Merengue are not among the tournament's favourites. Conte's side finished behind Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund in last season's group stage but managed to reach the Europa League final, where they were defeated by Sevilla. The Nerazzurri secured a return to the Champions League by finishing second to Juventus in Serie A last term and begin their new European campaign at home to Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday.
Oshoala Marks Her 26th Birthday By Scoring A Brace As Barca Beat Sevilla 6-0
Sport

Oshoala Marks Her 26th Birthday By Scoring A Brace As Barca Beat Sevilla 6-0

Asisat Oshoala gave herself an early birthday present yesterday night by scoring a brace as Barcelona beat Sevilla 6-0 to qualify for the final of the Queen's Cup. The victory presents Barcelona with the opportunity to secure the first treble in Spanish women's football history. They won the first ever Supercopa earlier this year and were declared league champions during the lockdown and a victory against Legrono would make them Queen's Cup champions. Frenetic start Barcelona took control of the game from the blast of the whistle and they got an early lead when Patri recovered the ball and fed Oshoala who fired it into the goal to give Barca a 1-0 lead in the 4th minute. The Blaugrana did not ease up the pressure and super winger, Caroline Graham Hansen put them 2-0 up on 1...
Sport

Sevilla expecting new offer from Man City for Jules Kounde

Sevilla are expecting an offer from Manchester City for Jules Kounde. Marca says City failed with an opening offer for the 22-year-old defender, but they haven't given up on securing his services just yet. Pep Guardiola has become a big fan of the Frenchman and how he plays, so he doesn't want to let the opportunity to sign him pass him by. City have the money to pay for Kounde's transfer fee and are the only contenders for his signature - it's just about convincing Sevilla to let him go. Kounde has a release clause of 80 million euros at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, which City won't match. Their first offer of 50 million euros plus five million in add-ons is expected to rise the second time around - and this time Sevilla could find it hard to say no.
UEFA Boss Ceferin Defends Decision To Allow Fans Into Super Cup
Sport

UEFA Boss Ceferin Defends Decision To Allow Fans Into Super Cup

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to allow fans to attend Thursday’s Super Cup match between Bayern Munich and Sevilla in Budapest, despite concerns about the Hungarian capital being a coronavirus hotspot. A limited crowd will be allowed into the 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena for the meeting of the Champions League winners and Europa League holders, although several hundred Bayern fans reportedly handed back their tickets because of safety fears. “We will have 16,000 spectators in the stadium, not even 30 percent,” of capacity, Ceferin said at a press conference following a UEFA executive committee meeting in Budapest on Thursday. “The measures are strict and there is not a question of health risks for the fans. “The easiest thing for us would be no...
We would find a place for Messi!’ – Rakitic jokes about Barcelona star joining him at Sevilla
Sport

We would find a place for Messi!’ – Rakitic jokes about Barcelona star joining him at Sevilla

The 32-year-old has made the return to Sevilla after six years at Barcelona and wants his old team-mate to join him Ivan Rakitic joked Sevilla could find a place for Lionel Messi if the superstar decided to leave Barcelona. Rakitic, 32, has returned to Sevilla after a successful six-year spell at Barcelona, where he won four La Liga titles and a Champions League crown among numerous other trophies. Messi could also sensationally leave Camp Nou after telling the club he wants to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to make a free transfer, though the club insist that option is no longer valid and La Liga are taking their side.
European Super Cup: UEFA In Talks With Hungary Following Border Closure
Sport

European Super Cup: UEFA In Talks With Hungary Following Border Closure

UEFA says it is discussing entry requirements for this month’s European Super Cup match in Budapest with the Hungarian government. This has come in the wake of the decision to close the country’s borders to curb a rise in coronavirus cases. European champions Bayern Munich and Europa League winners Sevilla are due to meet in Budapest on Sept. 24 in the 2020 European Super Cup. It is also a match planned to be the first UEFA match to take place with spectators since the COVID-19 outbreak. However, Hungary said last week it would close its borders to foreigners from Tuesday to curb a rise in coronavirus cases. “UEFA is working closely with the Hungarian Football Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in...
Ivan Rakitic Set To Reunite With Sevilla
Sport

Ivan Rakitic Set To Reunite With Sevilla

Ivan Rakitic is poised to seal a move away from Barcelona and return to Sevilla after an agreement was reached between the two sides. The midfielder was largely restricted to substitute appearances during the 2019/20 campaign, starting just 22 of his 42 outings in all competitions, and has been linked with a Sevilla reunion for some time. According to Spanish news outlet Marca, an agreement between Barcelona and Sevilla has been reached and the deal is done. The move is subject to Rakitic passing a medical, which he is currently in the process of completing. The Croatian international initially left Sevilla for Barcelona in 2014 after captaining the side to Europa League success that season. He sealed an €18m move to Camp Nou, and would go on to win four La Liga titles, ...
Sevilla win race for Real Madrid’s Oscar Rodriguez
Sport

Sevilla win race for Real Madrid’s Oscar Rodriguez

The youngster starred last season despite suffering relegation with Leganes and is set to step into Ever Banega's shoes in the Sevilla midfield Sevilla have won the race for the highly coveted Oscar Rodriguez, who arrives from Real Madrid on a five-year deal. Oscar, 22, will reportedly cost Sevilla €16 million (£14.2m/$19m) for 75 per cent of his ownership rights, with Madrid retaining the remaining 25 per cent. "Real Madrid C. F. and Sevilla F. C. have agreed the transfer of Oscar Rodríguez," the Merengue signalled in a statement released on the club's official website. "Real Madrid would like to thank Oscar for his dedication, professionalism and exemplary conduct throughout the time he has been at our club and wishes him the best of luck in this new chapter."
Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2
Sport

Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal. Conte explained that after Lukaku’s own goal, Inter Milan also missed an opportunity to score against Sevilla. Lukaku opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side before Luuk de Jong equalized for Sevilla. Luuk de Jong then scored for the La Liga side before Diego Godin levelled for the Serie A side to make it 2-2 at half-time. However, Lukaku’s own goal in the 74th minute following Diego Carlos’s shot gave Sevilla their sixth Europa League trophy at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany. “It was a balanced match between the two teams, two very good teams indeed, one specific incident could have changed...
Sport

Sevilla Trash Inter Milan To Win Their Sixth Europa Title

Sevilla won the Europa League for a sixth time as Diego Carlos’s overhead kick deflected in off Romelu Lukaku 16 minutes from time to beat Inter Milan 3-2 in a thrilling final in Cologne. Carlos and Lukaku’s evening had got off to a very different start as the defender hauled the Belgian striker down and he converted the resulting penalty to put Inter in front after just five minutes. Two Luuk De Jong headers turned the game around for Sevilla, but Diego Godin quickly levelled in a four-goal first half. However, Italy’s wait for a first European trophy in a decade, and Inter’s nine-year trophy drought, goes on after Lukaku could not stop Carlos’s spectacular strike on another famous Europa League night for Sevilla. Antonio Conte’s men will have a case that the Sevilla defe...
Man United Finishes The Season Trophyless After Losing To Sevilla In The UEL
Sport

Man United Finishes The Season Trophyless After Losing To Sevilla In The UEL

Sevilla wrecked Manchester United's hopes of ending the season with silverware as they edged a hard-fought Europa League semi-final in Cologne. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lost their third semi-final this season despite taking the lead when Bruno Fernandes scored their 22nd penalty of the season after Marcus Rashford was fouled by Diego Carlos. Sevilla, Europa League specialists, equalised before the interval when former Liverpool forward Suso swept a finish past David de Gea at the far post. United's fate was sealed when they missed a succession of chances early in the second half as Sevilla keeper Yassine Bounou emerged as the hero, denying Anthony Martial several times. And Sevilla, who saw off Wolves in the quarter-final, secured their place in the final when Luuk de J...
Ole Gunner Solskjaer Singles Out one Manchester United Player after Copenhagen Win
Sport

Ole Gunner Solskjaer Singles Out one Manchester United Player after Copenhagen Win

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, singled out Juan Mata for praise following their 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen on Monday night. The Red Devils are now through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, where they will face either Wolves or Sevilla. Mata was introduced from the bench in extra time, as Solskjaer’s men struggled to break down the Danish side after 90 minutes. The Spaniard helped to break the deadlock, by setting up Anthony Martial who was fouled in the penalty area. Bruno Fernandes stepped up and scored the only goal of the game in the 97th minute. “You saw when he came on he’s so composed, calm,” Solskjaer said. “He can pick a pass. He is such a great influence in the dressing room. I can just commend him for his professionalism. “Of cou...
Europa League Fixtures: Man Utd, Inter Milan in action as Quarter-finals Begin
Sport

Europa League Fixtures: Man Utd, Inter Milan in action as Quarter-finals Begin

The Europa League quarter-finals kick off on Monday. This year, teams that have qualified for the last eight, will play in a mini-knockout tournament in Germany. Each team plays a one-legged tie instead of the regular two for a slot in the semi-final. On Monday, Inter Milan take on Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester United face FC Copenhagen. Wolverhampton Wanderers clas with Sevilla on Tuesday, while Basel play Shakhtar Donetsk. The semi-finals will be played on August 16 and 17. MONDAY, AUGUST 1020:00 Inter vs Bayer Leverkusen20:00 Manchester United vs FC Koebenhavn TUESDAY, AUGUST 1120:00 Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel20:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sevilla
Sevilla star, Nemanja Gudelj Tests Positive For Covid-19
Sport

Sevilla star, Nemanja Gudelj Tests Positive For Covid-19

Sevilla have confirmed star player Nemanja Gudelj has tested positive for Coronavirus, putting it's Europa league clash with Roma next week at risk, as a fresh wave of the virus hits Spain. The Spanish club and another Spanish club Zaragoza reported new infections on it's players days after Real Madrid revealed player Mariano had tested positive. Gudelj was tested on Sunday along with coaching staff and the rest of the first-team squad, before the results were returned on Monday. Two further tests have since been carried out on the rest of the squad and the coaching staff but results won't be back until Thursday. According to the club's statement posted to fans on Twitter, Gudelj is asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, but the club has suspended training sessions. ...
Messi Argued With Sevilla Player, Diego Carlos & Pushed Him Down In During La Liga Match
Sport

Messi Argued With Sevilla Player, Diego Carlos & Pushed Him Down In During La Liga Match

Towards the end of the first half of Sevilla and Barcelona's Friday night meeting, Lionel Messi had a clash with Diego Carlos. The Argentine and the Brazilian had an argument, which ended with Messi shoving his opponent. Diego Carlos flung himself to the ground and this created a commotion, which ended with both Sergio Busquets and Fernando being shown yellow cards. Refereeing expert Andujar Oliver had his say on the incident, dismissing the notion that Messi should have been sent off. "A yellow card at most," was his verdict on Radio MARCA, when asked if Messi should have been punished. "Messi should not have pushed Diego Carlos and he should not have exaggerated with his reaction."
Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts
Sport

Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts

LaLiga restarts today, three months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Spanish top flight becomes the second major European league to resume, after the German Bundesliga. The English Premier League and the Italian Serie A are scheduled to restart next week. LaLiga begins with the Seville Derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday. Other Match Day 28 fixtures will be played between June 12 and June 15. They will include Real Madrid vs Eibar and Real Mallorca vs Barcelona.
Man City announce arrival of new coach
Sport

Man City announce arrival of new coach

Manchester City have confirmed that Juanma Lillo has joined the club as Pep Guardiola’s No.2. Lillo replaces Mikel Arteta who left in December to become head coach at Arsenal. The 54-year-old Spaniard joins from Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai, which he led to the Chinese League One title. Lillo had coached Guardiola towards the end of his playing career at Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa. He has also managed Oviedo, Tenerife, Zaragoza and Real Sociedad, as well as acting as assistant at Chile and Sevilla. On joining City, Lillo told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to have joined Manchester City’s coaching staff. “My relationship with Pep goes back many years and I am thrilled to be joining him as part of this exciting team. “It’s a pleasure to become a part...
Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci interesting Sevilla
Sport

Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci interesting Sevilla

Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci is interesting Sevilla. A representative of Kahveci has stated that the Andalusian club have been following his progress, but are yet to make a formal approach. "I know Monchi, he is a player they have followed, but there is nothing specific. There is no offer," he told Transfer20.com. "The day there is an offer, his club will communicate it officially." Kahveci is not the only player who has been linked with Sevilla, who are looking to bolster their midfield.
Spain’s Sports Council Confirms La Liga Will Restart On June 11
Sport

Spain’s Sports Council Confirms La Liga Will Restart On June 11

La Liga will restart on June 11, Spain's National Sports Council (CSD) has confirmed, three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its suspension. The announcement comes after Spain's government authorised the return of competitive sport in the country beginning June 8. An official statement from the CSD read: "The Spanish football federation [RFEF] and La Liga have agreed, as part of the Contact Group formed together with the National Sports Council [CSD], the format of the eleven remaining matchdays to complete La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank [the first and second divisions]." The first division will resume with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday, June 11, at 10 p.m. CEST. Between Friday, June 12, and Monday, June 15, other matchday...
Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal
Sport

Barcelona Goalkeeper Neto Interesting Arsenal

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is interesting Arsenal. The Daily Express says Arsenal are looking to sign Neto as back-up for Bernd Leno. Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan giants are ready to offload the Brazilian, who has been limited to a handful of appearances as Marc-Andre ter Stegen's understudy. Neto has a contract until 2022 but Arsenal could pick up the 30-year-old for a cut-price fee. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and AC Milan are also in the hunt.
Rakitic laughs off Barcelona exit talk despite approaching final 12 months of contract
Sport

Rakitic laughs off Barcelona exit talk despite approaching final 12 months of contract

The Croatia international midfielder has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou for some time, but he claims to be happy with the Liga giants Ivan Rakitic has laughed off the latest round of rumours regarding his Barcelona future, with the Croatian adamant that he is not looking for a move. Transfer talk is nothing new for the 32-year-old midfielder, especially as he is now approaching the final 12 months of his current contract. He has paid little attention to the speculation in the past, amid talk of interest from the likes of Sevilla and Inter, and will not be altering that stance any time soon. Having been at Camp Nou since 2014, with 299 appearances for the Blaugrana, Rakitic insists he is happy in his current surroundings.
Bouna Sarr unfazed by transfer speculation on Marseille future
Sport

Bouna Sarr unfazed by transfer speculation on Marseille future

The Senegalese full-back has been the attraction of a couple of European clubs Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr has stated that he is not paying attention to the transfer speculation surrounding his future at the club. A number of European clubs that include Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and West Ham, are a rumoured to be interested in securing the 28-year old of Senegalese and Guinean descent. Marseille is willing to let go of some of their key players in a bid to generate revenue, but it would come at the cost of losing their best legs in the Champions League which they are poised to reach for the first time since 2013 as they are presently second in Ligue 1. "Now, I don't necessarily pay attention to that detail [transfer speculation]. I pay attention to my career," Sarr told FootMe...
Lopes: Henry deserved more time at Monaco
Sport

Lopes: Henry deserved more time at Monaco

Former AS Monaco striker Rony Lopes has defended the work of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. The pair worked together at ASM before Henry's dismissal. The French coach is now in charge of Montreal Impact, while Lopes is with Sevilla. "The time with Henry was a very hard campaign because it was a moment in the season when we had 17 injured players," former Manchester City forward Lopes said to The Athletic. "We played in the Champions League with five strikers who were 18 years old. "Even if they are good players, they do not have the experience to play games like that. It was a hard season for them. I have never been in a situation like that in my life. "I think people don't really know what happened with Thierry. In my opinion, the club did not give him enough time. The training...
Sevilla eyeing PSG fullback Layvin Kurzawa
Sport

Sevilla eyeing PSG fullback Layvin Kurzawa

Sevilla are eyeing PSG's Bosman prospect Layvin Kurzawa. Canal+ says Sevilla's sporting director, Monchi, has been monitoring Kurzawa although his signing won't come cheap due to his financial demands. Kurzawa has lost prominence at PSG this season under Thomas Tuchel and he is in search of a new challenge. Sevilla will need to strengthen at left-back as Sergio Reguilon is expected to move back to Real Madrid and Sergio Escudero has only one year left on his contract. Sevilla are also interested in signing Maxime Lopez from Marseille who may need to reduce their wage bill in order to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions.
Europa League Last 16: Clubs Man Utd, Inter Milan, Sevilla Will Play Revealed
Sport

Europa League Last 16: Clubs Man Utd, Inter Milan, Sevilla Will Play Revealed

15 of the final 16 teams in this season’s Europa League were determined on Thursday night. They are: Basel, Copenhagen, Getafe, Inter Milan, Basaksehir, LASK, Bayer Leverkusen, Manchester United, Olympiacos, Rangers, Roma, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Wolves and Wolfsburg. The final last-32 fixture between Salzburg and Frankfurt, was called off because of weather problems. The draw for the last 16 takes place on Friday 28 February at UEFA headquarters. There are no seedings and no country protection, so teams can face opposition from the same national association. The first legs will take place Thursday, 12 March, with the second legs on Thursday 19 March.
Ex-Man.U striker Javier Hernandez Becomes Highest-paid Player in MLS
Sport

Ex-Man.U striker Javier Hernandez Becomes Highest-paid Player in MLS

Former Manchester United and Mexican striker, Javier Hernandez is now the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer after agreeing a three-year deal worth £103,000 a week to join LA Galaxy from Sevilla. According to Mail Online Sport, the deal is worth £8million - £3m more than Galaxy paid Villarreal for Giovani dos Santos in 2015. The deal comes days after Galaxy boss Dennis te Kloese told Spanish newspaper Marca that he was interested in the 31-year-old. Kloese said: 'We are going to try seriously to sign him, it would be a good deal for us. After signing the Mexican today, Galaxy boss Dennis te Kloese in a statement said: 'Javier has consistently scored goals in top leagues throughout the world and has been his country’s most successful player over the last decade. 'He i...
Real Madrid Go top After Sevilla Win
Sport

Real Madrid Go top After Sevilla Win

  Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1 on Saturday, to climb above rivals Barcelona into first place. Casemiro scored twice on either side of Luuk de Jong’s fine strike, to make the difference at the Santiago Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane’s men have now gone 17 matches unbeaten. Sevilla stay fourth, eight points off the top. Barca can reclaim first place on Sunday, when they face Granada at Camp Nou. It will be Quique Setien’s first game in charge, after replacing Ernesto Valverde.
The draw for the last-32 of the Europa League
Sport

The draw for the last-32 of the Europa League

The draw for the round of 32 in the Europa League took place on Monday afternoon in Nyon, Switzerland, and featured all three English sides after they qualified for the knockout rounds. Wolves were the first team out of the pot and take on Barcelona-based Espanyol.  Celtic meet Copenhagen while Rangers are up against Portuguese side Braga. Sporting Lisbon will take on Istanbul Basaksehir while Getafe were selected to go up against Ajax. Bayer Leverkusen and Porto were drawn against each other. Cypriot team APOEL will have to get past Basel. Cluj face Sevilla as Alkmaar take on LASK from Austria. Ludogorets, meanwhile, take on Antonio Conte's Inter Milan as Red Bull Salzburg clash with Frankfurt. Shakhtar Donetsk have been matched up with Benfica with Wolfsburg to face Malm...
Messi Breaks Ronaldo’s Record Of Most Club Goals (420) In Europe’s Top Leagues
Sport

Messi Breaks Ronaldo’s Record Of Most Club Goals (420) In Europe’s Top Leagues

Lionel Messi broke the record of most club goals (420) in Europe's top leagues after scoring against Sevilla. He outscored Ronaldo (419) with 70 games fewer. Lionel Messi scores his first goal of the season with lovely free-kick vs Sevilla. In total, he has scored 420 goals in La Liga so far with 455 matches played. In contrast, Ronaldo has bagged 419 league goals in the top 5 leagues. He scored 84 goals in Premier League, 311 in La Liga and now 24 in Serie A. But Ronaldo uses 525 games to reach 419 goals which means Messi breaks his most club goals' record in Europe's top leagues with 70 games fewer.
Sublime Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi goals lift Barcelona into second
Sport

Sublime Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi goals lift Barcelona into second

Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the season as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-0 on Sunday to climb into second place in the La Liga standings behind Real Madrid, but ended the game with nine men as Ousmane Dembele and debutant Ronald Araujo were sent off. The victory saw Barca leapfrog Atletico Madrid into second place on 16 points, two behind leaders Real who they meet in three weeks at the Camp Nou. Atleti are third on 15 after drawing 0-0 at Real Valladolid on Sunday. The Catalans rode their luck in the early stages of the game as Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla made an ambitious start but failed to take their chances while Barca were ruthlessly efficient and scored three times in the space of eight first-half minutes. Luis Suarez gave the champions the lead with an outstanding bicycl...
Dani Alves completes Sao Paulo move after PSG exit
Sport

Dani Alves completes Sao Paulo move after PSG exit

The veteran right-back has signed a contract with the Brazilian giants until December 2022 after leaving the French side Sao Paulo have confirmed the signing of former Paris Saint-Germain full-back and Brazil star Dani Alves. Alves has signed a contract with the Brazilian giants until December 2022, it was announced on Thursday. The 36-year-old – who first moved to Europe in 2002, joining Sevilla from Bahia – was a free agent following his PSG departure after two years with the Ligue 1champions.
Liverpool defender Clyne facing six months out with ACL injury
Sport

Liverpool defender Clyne facing six months out with ACL injury

The 28-year-old England international was expecting to leave Anfield this summer but now may struggle for suitors Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne is set to miss around six months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in pre-season. The 28-year-old suffered the injury in the closing moments of Friday's 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Clyne flew to Boston for Liverpool's next match against Sevilla but after initial swelling went down, tests confirmed the injury and he flew back to Liverpool from Boston.
‘I think it says something about him’ – Van Dijk slams Gnagnon’s shocking tackle on Larouci
Sport

‘I think it says something about him’ – Van Dijk slams Gnagnon’s shocking tackle on Larouci

The Liverpool star had words with the Sevilla man at the final whistle, and slammed his actions speaking to Goal after the match Virgil van Dijk slammed Joris Gnagnon after the Sevilla man’s horror challenge on Yasser Larouci marred Liverpool’s pre-season friendly in Boston. Gnagnon was sent off in the second half of his side’s 2-1 win at Fenway Park after a crude, pre-meditated kick at 18-year-old Larouci. The Liverpool youngster was carried from the field, and later left the stadium on crutches with his right leg in a brace. Reds staff are optimistic the damage is not as bad as it might have been, with Jurgen Klopp suggesting Larouci had been lucky to avoid serious injury.
My appetite for football is huge’ – Sevilla star Corchia hungry for new challenge
Uncategorized

My appetite for football is huge’ – Sevilla star Corchia hungry for new challenge

The 28-year-old France defender has been told he can leave by the Liga side and is excited about what lies ahead after a year at Benfica Sevilla star Sebastien Corchia has admitted that he does not know where his future lies next season. The 28-year-old, who has previously been the subject of interest from the likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, spent last term on loan at Benfica only for his campaign to be blighted by injury. The Portuguese giants opted not to take up the purchase option on his deal, leaving Corchia heading back to Spain and seeking a new challenge.
Kanu Reacts To Death Of Former Arsenal Teammate, Reyes
Sport

Kanu Reacts To Death Of Former Arsenal Teammate, Reyes

Former Arsenal striker, Kanu Nwankwo, has reacted to the death of ex-teammate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Spanish club, Sevilla confirmed Reyes’ death in a car crash at the age of 35. Reyes died in a tragic accident recorded at 1140 hours on the A-376 motorway, from Seville to Utrera on Saturday. The former Real Madrid and Sevilla forward was on the books of Extremadura when he passed away. He also played for Arsenal, Atlético Madrid and Benfica, and won the Europa League five times with his Spanish clubs. The news of his death left the footballing world in shock and many footballers. Kanu posted on Instagram, ”I am devastated by this sad news, Reyes was a gentleman. “May his soul rest in peace. @arsenal #arsenal #coyg #premierleague #spain #london #rip.”
Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes tragically dies in car accident
Sport

Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes tragically dies in car accident

The Spaniard's former club Sevilla have confirmed that the 35-year-old and his cousins, Jonathan and Manuel Calderon, were killed in the collision Former Arsenal and Sevilla winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident at the age of 35. The EFE agency in Spain reports that the accident took place in Seville at 11.40am local time and that "his car went off the road and caught fire". Sevilla would later confirm that the former Spain international's cousins Jonathan Reyes and Manuel Calderon were also killed in the collision. Reyes left the Liga club in 2016 but was a popular figure over two spells with the Andalusians. He also played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2007, scoring 23 goals in all competitions for the Gunners and winning the Premier League and FA Cup. Most...
Ramos has asked to leave Real Madrid on free transfer
Sport

Ramos has asked to leave Real Madrid on free transfer

Real Madrid president, Fiorentino Perez has stated that the club’s captain Sergio Ramos has asked to leave on a free transfer. The Spain centre-back wants to take his career to the Chinese Super League despite still having a contract with Real Madrid until summer 2021. According to Perez, he was told by Ramos, 33, and his agent they had received a “very good offer” from an unnamed club but that they could not pay a fee. “I told Ramos that it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free,” he said. Speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Perez added: “They came to see me at the office and they told me that they had a very good offer from China but that the rules there do not allow them to pay the transfer.” Sergio Ramos has been with Real Madrid since h...
Diego Simeone Outlines Differences Between Messi, Ronaldo
Sport

Diego Simeone Outlines Differences Between Messi, Ronaldo

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has outlined the differences between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo. Simeone said that Messi is ‘much better’ for teams, which focuses on football than Ronaldo. According to him, Ronaldo is ‘better fit’ for teams with fewer attacking options than Messi. Speaking ahead of his side’s La Liga fixture against Sevilla on Sunday, Simeone told Marca: “What I consider is that in a team with fewer solutions, Ronaldo is a better fit because he provides many solutions. “For a team which focuses on football, Messi is much better. We are talking about very fine margins of how a team plays. “Cristiano can decide a game in a different way, he doesn’t need ten attacks. He scored two headers against us and we w...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757