The manager decided to substitute the Italian striker in the 82nd minute of the game. He had already missed a chance from the spot in the previous game.
In a night where almost nothing went Liverpool’s way, Mario Balotelli’s performance was no exception. With the aggregate score tied at 1, Brendan Rodgers decided to the Italian out of the field in the 82nd minute.
The striker, who usually steals the show by just standing on the field, gave the world another reason to talk about him as he walked away. He just did not seem happy... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker blamed the English media for his bad reputation, stating they have always wanted to 'damage' his professional career.
During an interview with one of his homecountry's radio shows, Luis Suarez blamed English media for his bad reputation, after an incident with Martin Demichelis during last Tuesday's match between Barcelona and Manchester City. According to several newspapers, the former Liverpool striker tried to re-live his previous antics on the pitch by taking a bite at the defender's hand, something Suarez denied... Read the rest of the article »
The English wingman infuriated the team's supporters for swapping jerseys with Monaco's Aymen Abdennour, following the Gunners' disappointing performance.
Once the game between Arsenal and Monaco was over, fans turned their sights to Theo Walcott, who kept talking to Monaco's defender Aymen Abdennour. The two players exchanged some words and finally swapped their shirts in front of the few fans that remained inside Emirates Stadium. This gesture was not taken lightly by Arsenal's fans, and voiced their displease with Number 14.
Nevertheless, Walcott's... Read the rest of the article »
The Dutch striker left Liberty Stadium on crutches last Saturday after being forced to continue playing, since Man United had used all three substitutions.
Manchester United's "dream" lineup did not last long for Louis Van Gaal, since Dutch striker Robin Van Persie was confirmed to have come down with an injury, during last Saturday's match against Swansea. Sources indicate RVP will be out for at least a month, after damaging his right ankle's ligaments.
Van Persie came down with this injury all by himself, after sending a cross into... Read the rest of the article »
Samsung had been Chelsea's main sponsor since 2005. This new deal sets them just behind Manchester United.
The money to reel in players like Raphael Varane to Stamford Bridge could come from the shirts Chelsea wears in every game. The London club signed a £40million a year deal for five years with Yokohama this Thursday.
This deal sets Chelsea ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City when it comes to settling an agreement to sponsor the shirts of the team. Manchester United still tops the list... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender also praised Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti, referring to the Italian as one of the most influencial managers in his career.
Spanish defender Sergio Ramos shared his thoughts about last year's accomplishments with Real Madrid and his complicated year defending La Roja's jersey. The Andalucian center back believes that his National Team would have had a better World Cup if they had more time to rest prior to the competition, while he challenged other teams to try and win all they won in the past few years.
"It’s... Read the rest of the article »
Following an entertaining six goal thriller, Inter Milan and Celtic meet again for the second leg of their round of 32 Europa League clash. Here are some live listings & online streaming options for Inter Milan vs. Celtic.
The first leg of the round of 32 Europa league tie bewteen Inter Milan and Celtic was nothing short of entertaining for fans and neutrals alike. Six goals were split between the two sides, setting up an intriguing part two when the Scottish giants visit the Giuseppe Meazza, but it will be Ronny Delia's men who have a slight disadvantage after conceding three away goals.
In fact, should the score-line... Read the rest of the article »
Wolfsburg will travel to Lisbon on February 26th for their Round of 32 fixture of the 2014-15 Europa League season. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Sporting Lisbon vs Wolfsburg below.
Wolfsburg will be coming into their Round of 32 fixture against Sporting Lisbon on a high after winning four fixtures in a row. One of those wins came against Sporting in the first leg of this tie. Wolfsburg won 2-0 in Germany thanks to goals from Bas Dost. Sporting's biggest task en route to getting a good result at home will be to stop Dost from scoring. The Wolfsburg striker has been in a rich... Read the rest of the article »
After a tense stalemate, Fiorentina and Tottenham meet again for the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 match-up on Thursday, February 26th. Find online streaming & live listing options for Fiorentina vs. Tottenham here.
Roberto Soldado, who has had a difficult time settling in since his move to England, quickly went from hero to villain during Tottenham's clash with Fiorentina at White Hart Lane. The Spanish international put Spurs ahead early during the first half, but about a half-hour later, it was his foul on Joaquin that led to the Viola winning a free-kick which, after a bit of a scramble, Jose Basanta duly... Read the rest of the article »
The Arsenal boss congratulated Monaco for their win, but lamented his side's defense as the culprit behind their embarrassing 3-1 loss.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an honest assessment of his side's defense after their Champions League round of 16 clash with Monaco came to a wrap, labeling his back four as “suicidal”.
The Gunners welcomed the Ligue 1 side to the Emirates on Wednesday tipped as favorites to grab all three points from the game. However, they fell to a humiliating 3-1 home loss after an abysmal... Read the rest of the article »
Second-place Manchester City visit sixth-place Liverpool this Sunday, Mar. 1, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s weekend Premier League coverage.
With a 10-match unbeaten streak in league play, Liverpool have the best record in the league since New Year’s Day. The Reds shut-out fifth-place Southampton last Sunday 2-0. Liverpool face a tough contest this weekend against Manchester City, which come off a 5-0 victory against Newcastle.
Man City’s Sergio Aguero is tied with Chelsea’s Diego Costa with a league-leading 17... Read the rest of the article »
Los Colchoneros won't have Diego Godin and Tiago available for the second leg, which will force Simeone to improvise in defense.
With a lonely goal by Hakan Calhanoglu, Bayer Leverkusen will travel to Madrid with a narrow lead to face Atletico at Vicente Calderon stadium. Despite not having to overcome a huge deficit, things may not be as easy for Simeone's men, since they won't be able to start neither Diego Godin nor Tiago. Godín saw his third yellow card of the tournament after a hard tackle on Lars Bender, while Tiago... Read the rest of the article »
YES Network To Televise 20 New York City FC Regular Season Matches This Season; All YES Telecasts To Be Streamed Live Via FOX Sports GO App
The YES Network will televise 20 New York City FC matches during their historic inaugural 2015 Major League Soccer season, beginning with the Saturday, March 21st New York City FC-at-Colorado match at 4:00 pm ET.
YES will air a special season-opening pre-game show at 3:30 pm ET on March 21st, before the Colorado match. All New York City FC matches televised by YES will be streamed live... Read the rest of the article »
With goals by Kondogbia, Berbatov and Ferreira, the French side surprised Wenger's men in the first leg of their UCL matchup.
Just when Arsenal fans had started dreaming about their chances to win the UEFA Champions League, French side Monaco brought them back to earth with a 3-1 win at Emirates Stadium.
Geoffrey Kondogbia scored after 38 minutes for the French squad just before the break, while Dimitar Berbatov made it 2-0 after putting to good use an assist by Anthony Martial. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave some... Read the rest of the article »
After last Sunday's violent incidents between radical fans, the Greek Ministry of Sports decided to cancel all upcoming matches for an indefinite period of time.
After several fans stormed into the pitch during the Greek classic between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, Greece's Ministry of Sports decided to cancel any Superleague matches for an indefinite period of time.
Sports Minister Stravos Kondonis came to this resolution after Panathinaikos fans entered the pitch following a goal scored by their opponents. Seconds later, flares were thrown into... Read the rest of the article »
After becoming one of Real Madrid's top prospects, it seems the French defender will be leaving Los Blancos to join one of the Premier League's top teams.
Following last week's rumors surrounding his future, French defender Raphael Varane would be willing to join Manchester United. Reports from the English press state that the Red Devils have already contacted Los Blancos to offer 40 million euros for the player's services.
The 21-year old defender recently signed a contract extension with Carlo Ancelotti's team, but he is still the third choice... Read the rest of the article »
Arsenal will host Monaco in the Round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, the 25th of February at the Emirates. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Arsenal vs Monaco below.
The Gunners have performed well in their recent games and have won eight of their last nine matches in all competitions with the only defeat coming at the hands of arch rivals Tottenham. Much of their good form has been down to key men returning from injury which has given manager Arsene Wenger a wealth of options to choose from.
Whereas the Frenchman will certainly be in a dilemma as far as... Read the rest of the article »
Atletico will travel to Leverkusen on February 25th for their seventh fixture of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League season. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid below.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's erratic form in the Bundesliga continued as they surrendered a lead against Augsburg in the final seconds of stoppage time to draw 2-2. The result was more disheartening considering their previous game against second placed Wolfsburg at the Bay Arena. In an incredible match, Wolfsburg had taken a 0-3 lead; Leverkusen had fought back to 2-3 only to be pegged back by a... Read the rest of the article »
The former world champion with Italy in 2006 faces tax evasion problems. His brother and wife are also involved.
Fabio Cannavaro might spend the next 10 months in the most unlikely place for a former soccer star. Cannavaro has been sentenced to time in jail for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.
The 41-year-old has been investigated for tax evasion. In October authorities in Naples seized almost 1 million euros worth of goods linked to the retired footballer.
He... Read the rest of the article »
6% of the world's populations is a fan of Los Merengues. United States leads the number of visits to the team's website outside of Spain.
Playing preseason games in the United States for the last six years has been beneficial to Real Madrid’s fan base numbers. The club released its latest figures at an event called “Madrid Without Borders”.
“According to our research, we can speak about 450 million fans throughout the world,” Emilio Butragueño said at an event called “Madrid Without Borders”.
The... Read the rest of the article »