Football

‘The war isn’t over’ – Franck Ribery issues Bayern Munich battle cry

Franck Ribery has issued a battle cry before Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg at Real Madrid where Bayern Munich know they must be ruthless in front of goal to stage an unlikely comeback.

Five things we learned from the Premier League

Manchester United confirmed their place in the Champions League next season with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal, but the race for a top-four finish below them headed up as Chelsea pounced on a slip-up by Liverpool at home to Stoke.

Brendan Rodgers not leaving Celtic for Arsenal

Brendan Rodgers may be targeting a return to the Premier League in future, but the manager has no interest in leaving Celtic to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Arjen Robben out of squad for Real Madrid trip

Arjen Robben has been left out of Bayern Munich's squad for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid due to adductor problems.

Paul Lambert: Liverpool aren’t safe in Champions League

Liverpool will have to be wary of a Roma fightback in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, according to Stoke City boss Paul Lambert.

Unai Emery: Champions League is Real Madrid’s ‘girlfriend’ and must be ‘seduced’ away

Emery will leave PSG in the summer due to his failure to improve the club’s fortunes in Europe . He has claimed four of the five major honours decided in France since he arrived, but two last-16 exits on the big stage have seen him forced out of his post at Parc des Princes.

Maurizio Sarri: Napoli’s Serie A title hopes gone after defeat at Fiorentina

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sport Italia his team suffered a nervous collapse after they all but threw away their hopes of winning the Serie A title by losing 3-0 at Fiorentina on Sunday.

Odion Ighalo: Staying up in Chinese Super League my top priority

Odion Ighalo has said his top priority at his Chinese club is to help them stay up in the top flight at the end of the season.

World Cup: Feriense’s Dele Alampasu hopes to make Super Eagles final squad

Feriense goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, says it will be “a dream come true” for him to make Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup final squad, but admits it will be tough, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Victor Lindelof: Marouane Fellaini ‘very important’ for Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini is vital to Manchester United, according to teammate Victor Lindelof.

MFM FC lose 0-1 to Niger Tornadoes, laud officiating

Mounting of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC of Lagos on Sunday lost 0-1 to Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at Bako Kontagora Stadium in Minna.

Jurgen Klopp’s assistant takes break ahead of Roma Champions League trip

Jurgen Klopp's assistant manager Zeljko Buvac will take a break from Liverpool first-team duties, the club have confirmed.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham are victims of own success

Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham are "victims of their own success" and that his project is "four years ahead of schedule".

Jose Mourinho: I hope to meet Arsene Wenger again

Jose Mourinho hopes he has not had his final battle with Arsene Wenger after Manchester United's 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Lionel Messi hat-trick seals Barca’s 25th title

Barcelona claimed their 25th La Liga title on Sunday as a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna that wrapped up the league with four matches to spare, AFP reports.

Real Madrid look to overcome Bayern Munich in Champions League semis

Zinedine Zidane may have won two consecutive Champions League titles but he refuses to admit a third would brand this his very own era at Real Madrid.

Edinson Cavani: I didn’t know I beat Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record

Edinson Cavani said he did not know about his new record as he surpassed former team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Paris Saint-Germain's goalscoring charts.

South, North Korea hesitate to unified football team at Asian Games

South Korea appears to be reluctant to form a unified football team with North Korea at the upcoming Asian Games, a report by the country’s new agency indicates.

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Alex Iwobi feels like he has found a new home at Everton following his Deadline Day move and discuses how he has adapted to Merseyside.

Alex Iwobi: Why I left Arsenal for Everton

Alex Iwobi says he left Arsenal for Everton this summer in part because he had become too comfortable at the club.
David de Gea “is staying” at Manchester United, says Peter Schmeichel, with the former goalkeeper claiming the Spaniard has been “tied down” despite no official announcement of a new contract.

David de Gea signs new deal, become Manchester United’s highest-paid player

David de Gea has finally committed his long-term future to Manchester United after the Spaniard put pen to paper on a five-year deal, according to reports.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

NIHSA: Edo, Anambra, Kebbi, Kogi, six other states at risk of flooding

River water from six of the eight countries that make up the Niger Basin has arrived Nigeria, increasing the risk of flooding in 10 states, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency alerted Nigerians on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho has reacted to Barcelona 4-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final at the Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Jose Mourinho: I want to sign for an elite club

Mourinho is yet to find employment despite departing Old Trafford in December, although the Portuguese had revealed he plans to wait until he is approached with the perfect role.
Inter Milan’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez (L) and Udinese’s Brazilian defender Rodrigo Becao go for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Udinese on September 14, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Miguel MEDINA / AFP

Inter Milan top Serie A as Juventus held in Fiorentina

Inter Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a 1-0 win over 10-man Udinese on Saturday as Juventus lost three players to injury in a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina to complicate preparations for next week’s Champions League opener.