Mourinho Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abysmal display of the Manchester United players over the weekend against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw against the London Club in the Barclays English Premier League match, coach of the team, Jose Mourinho has told the players to stay back at their respective homes if they are unable to withstand the pressure the Manchester club is facing at the moment. Mourinho said the words is directed at the underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to…

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Zidane Resigns As Real Madrid Coach

By Akinwale Kasali Few days after winning his third consecutive UEFA Champions League trophy with Real Madrid, coach Zinedine Zidane is set to bid the Los Bloncos farewell. Zidane made this disclosure earlier today that he was leaving the Spanish giants, which is presently surprising to many soccer fans and analysts around the world. “I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach. After three years I need another discourse, another method of working,” he told a hastily convened press conference. Zidane has called a…

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After 11 Years Absence, Liverpool Zooms Into UEFA Champions League Final

By Akinwale Kasali The fairy-tale journey started in August 2017, when the merseyside club, Liverpool was to face Hoffeheim Football Club in the playoff for a place in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, after been absent from the competition close to a decade. Liverpool humbled the German side to book a place in the group stage. Having been grouped alongside Spartak Moscow FC, Sevilla FC and NK Maribor FC, the Reds as Liverpool are called never looked back. Yesterday, coach Jurgen Klopp guided the Liverpool club side…

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Chamberlain World Cup Hope Dashed

When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his Liverpool FC colleagues filed out from the tunnel to the pitch to trade tackles with AS Roma Football Club for a place in the final of the prestigious club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League. He never had the premonition that this will be his last action for the season, and would also miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The England midfielder Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after he suffered a knee ligament injury in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash…

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Neymar Out For Six Weeks, Set To Miss Real Madrid Clash

Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of getting Neymar back for their crunch Champions League clash against Real Madrid next week look to be over after the Brazilian’s father claimed the player would be out for “at least six weeks”. Speaking to ESPN in Brazil on Tuesday, Neymar Senior said: “PSG know that they will not be able to count on Neymar for the upcoming matches: his treatment will last six to eight weeks, whether there is an operation or not.” That was after PSG coach Unai Emery claimed earlier that “no decision”…

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Messi Breaks Chelsea Hoodoo

Lionel Messi struck for the first time in nine games against Chelsea to give Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Willian’s fine strike just after the hour mark had put Chelsea in command after earlier hitting both posts in the first half. However, one moment of carelessness cost Chelsea dear as Andres Iniesta intercepted Andreas Christensen’s pass to tee up Messi to swing the balance of the tie in Barca’s favour 15…

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