10 months agoAusilio: Dybala would be Inter Milan player if we…

first_imgAusilio: Dybala would be Inter Milan player if we…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan chief Piero Ausilio says Paulo Dybala could have been a Nerazzurri player.Dybala has emerged as one of the most exciting attackers in the world at Juventus.And Ausilio recalled a meeting with former Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini: “A meeting was organised between the two presidents, Zamparini can confirm it, and I am convinced that if Inter on that occasion at the home of the president of Palermo had more desire and determination to spend more probably Dybala would be an Inter player.”The offer was honestly much lower than what Juventus did. The pair of (Mauro) Icardi-Dybala was intriguing to all.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool boss Klopp provides update on Gomez & Matip

first_img​Liverpool boss Klopp provides update on Gomez & Matipby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about injuries to key members of his squad.The Reds are dealing with injuries to the likes of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and others.Klopp spoke about the situation after his heavily rotated side were defeated 2-1 by Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Monday.”[Joe is] getting better, it’s getting better, but he is not yet involved,” the German told reporters after the game.”Joel is maybe a bit closer, I’m not sure, but hopefully he moves completely normal. We have to see how the bone healing is, that’s always how it is when something [has] broke, but from his movements it looks nearly normal.”But there are still a few days to go until we can have them in team training, until [Joel] is ready for contact, which for a centre-half is pretty important. Until then we will make all the fitness work.”The good thing is Joel can do all the fitness work already since a week or so ago, so that means when he will be back he will be 100 percent fit. Then he has to get rhythm and everything will be fine.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool, Everton watching Club Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjuma

first_imgLiverpool, Everton watching Club Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjumaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClub Brugge attacker Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is attracting major Premier League interest.Danjuma is on the radar of AC Milan, which Club Brugge have confirmed, though reports of a bid already tabled have been denied.The 21 year-old only moved to Belgium last summer from NEC Nijmegen, but his impact has attracted interest from across Europe.Along with Milan, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton are also interested in Danjuma. He has scored five times and gave four assists in fifteen official matches for his new club.Manchester City were also keen on Danjuma before he left NEC in the summer for a cut-price €1m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoInter Milan striker Lukaku: We need to do more for Conte

first_imgInter Milan striker Lukaku: We need to do more for Conteby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku admits they had to fight for their draw with Champions League opponents Slavia Prague.Inter needed a late goal from Nicolo Barella to earn the point.”The first half was very hard for us because Slavia played at such a high tempo and pressed us,” Lukaku said.“In the last 20 minutes we created lots of chances to score, but it wasn’t the perfect game today because we didn’t win.“We have to work hard to improve this season. As a team, we have to work hard every day to do what the Coach wants because we have the ability to do really well, but we need to work hard every day.”On the Derby della Madonnina on Saturday, he added: “We’re a great team and anyone who comes up against Inter knows it will be difficult for them.“We’ll be very well prepared for the game, for sure.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSolskjaer delighted with Tuanzebe for Man Utd win

first_imgSolskjaer delighted with Tuanzebe for Man Utd winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Axel Tuanzebe’s performance against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday.The 21-year-old played for United for the first time in nearly two years in the 1-0 victory.”Axel was very assured out there,” Solskjaer said. “He was in cruise control as well. Delighted for him.”It’s a few years since he played for us here at Old Trafford, and he played really well and just confirmed what we already thought we knew.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

3 days agoTottenham due Lo Celso boost this week

first_imgTottenham due Lo Celso boost this weekby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham will receive a boost this week with the return of midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso.The Argentine, signed from Real Betis this past summer, has been out for two months with a hip injury.But manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Monday that Lo Celso will be available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade.Spurs are yet to win collect a win from Group B so far this season. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Miami Trolls Duke With “Shrug” Emoticon Following ACC’s Suspension Of Referees

first_imgSunday afternoon, the ACC issued an official statement on the end of Saturday’s Miami vs. Duke contest, which featured great controversy. The league has chosen to suspend the entire officiating crew two conference games after it was determined that four mistakes (two of which were crucial to the outcome) were made during the final play of the game. For those unaware, Miami returned a kickoff for the game-winning touchdown as time expired.Well, Miami, which benefited from the errors, has responded to the news on Twitter. Duke fans won’t like what they see.¯\_(ツ)_/¯— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) November 1, 2015And this is the Hurricanes official Twitter account moments after that statement was released: https://t.co/nGJkhDK5wz— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) November 1, 2015That, for those who don’t use social media often, is a “shrug” emoticon. It basically translates to “oh well.”It does not appear that the ACC is going to change the outcome of the game. It’s a tough break for Blue Devils fans.last_img read more

Video: Duke Receives New Sneakers, Gear Ahead Of Sweet 16 Contest

first_imgDuke's new white Nike sneakers.Duke arrived in Anaheim yesterday in anticipation of the team’s Sweet 16 game against Oregon tomorrow night. Yesterday, the Blue Devils had a practice session, and then went back to the team hotel where they were greeted by packages of cool, new swag. Judging by this video, it looks like each player received a couple of gorgeous pairs of new shoes, as well as some gear. Not too shabby at all.Come for the new merchandise, stay for the “Still Not a Player” instrumental in the background of this video. Day 1 Recap in the Golden State.#MarchMadnesshttps://t.co/3wt1RvGOMP— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) March 23, 2016last_img

Murillo out to make Barcelona move permanent

first_imgJeison Murillo is looking to ensure Barcelona make his move from Valencia permanent after the defender arrived at Camp Nou on loan.With Samuel Umtiti still recovering from injury and Thomas Vermaelen expected to be out until January, Barca have moved quickly to reinforce their defence heading into the second half of the season.And Murillo, who impressed on loan at Valencia last term before signing on a permanent deal from Inter, has been drafted in on a temporary basis. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The deal includes a €25 million purchase option and Murillo is determined to impress head coach Ernesto Valverde enough to secure a transfer.”The truth is that I am very happy with this opportunity, I thank the club for this beautiful opportunity, now it only remains to work for the coach,” Murillo said at his presentation on Thursday.”It would be a dream [to stay] and I hope I can count on it. I worked for this since I was little.”I know that there are great players in this team and what I have learned is they’re a great family too. It’s a dream come true.”Let’s welcome @JeisonMurillo19 to Barça. Good luck in this new professional stage pic.twitter.com/Niwb6HRlBz— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) December 27, 2018Barca allowed Yerry Mina to leave the club in August and, although the Everton defender failed to settle at Camp Nou, Murillo has sought the advice of his fellow Colombia international.”I am very close to Yerry, he obviously recommended some things to me,” said Murillo.”He advised me, I am happy and now it is in me to take advantage of this opportunity, but I cannot compare myself with him and I want to show that I can be part of the club and its objectives.”Another defender linked with Barca was Sao Paulo’s Rodrigo Caio, with sporting director Eric Abidal acknowledging the LaLiga club’s interest in the Brazil international.”It’s true that one of the names that we considered to sign at centre-back could have been Caio, but we took a decision and we chose Murillo,” said Abidal.”As a player, I could have signed with other clubs, but in the end, I signed with Barcelona. These things happen in football and they have to respect our decisions.”last_img read more

Liverpool 1 Leicester City 1

first_imgLiverpool missed the chance to open a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leicester City on Wednesday.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds appeared on course to capitalise on Manchester City’s surprise loss at Newcastle United 24 hours earlier when Sadio Mane fired them ahead inside three minutes at Anfield.But, just like their nearest challengers on Tuesday, a nervy Liverpool failed to hold onto their early advantage, though a point at least extends their advantage at the summit with 14 games remaining. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? After James Maddison had inexplicably missed a free header from close range, Harry Maguire steered in a half-volley to make it 1-1 in first-half stoppage time.Snow fell prior to kick-off on Merseyside, but Liverpool quickly warmed to their task. Mane’s low, right-footed drive slipped across the wet surface and beyond Kasper Schmeichel’s dive to put the hosts ahead.The early strike appeared set to signal an avalanche of goals for the Reds, Schmeichel turning aside a Roberto Firmino effort before an unmarked Mane carelessly headed the resulting corner well wide.However, Leicester posed the greater threat as the opening half wore on, eventually equalising in added time through Maguire – only booked minutes before after clipping Mane as the forward looked to run onto a throughball – as Liverpool failed to reorganise in defence after a partially blocked shot was headed back into the penalty area by Ben Chilwell.The visitors should have been level earlier, too, but Maddison nodded Marc Albrighton’s inviting cross beyond the target, letting Alisson – who had turned over possession with a lazy clearing kick – off the hook.Liverpool’s goalkeeper was called into action early in the second half by one of his team-mates – Firmino spared by his fellow Brazilian after poking Maguire’s low cross towards his own net.Shouts from the Kop for a penalty were dismissed by referee Martin Atkinson when Naby Keita fell under a challenge from Ricardo Pereira but Klopp’s side were below par following such a fast start.3 – Liverpool have conceded in each of their last three Premier League home games, after only conceding in two of their opening nine home league games of the season. Slip. pic.twitter.com/MjnrUKsF66— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 30, 2019What does it mean? Reds fluff their lines after City slipPoints, not performances, are all that matter for Liverpool. A quest for a first title in the Premier League era received an unexpected boost from former boss Rafa Benitez and Newcastle, yet they wasted a glorious opportunity to move further clear of City.Worryingly, after conceding three in their victory over Crystal Palace last time out, they again looked shaky in defence. Admittedly injuries to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez have left Klopp short of options – Jordan Henderson played as a makeshift right-back – but they must quickly regain the solid foundations that have underpinned their challenge so far.Maguire makes his mark in both boxesWhile his goal was crucial, Maguire’s best work came at the back. The England international shackled Mohamed Salah in particular, the Egyptian failing to have a shot on target, as the Foxes became the first team from outside the ‘big six’ to deny Liverpool victory this season.Van Dijk caught coldVirgil van Dijk was fit to maintain his ever-present league record in this campaign after overcoming illness in time to feature. However, the centre-back – such a pillar of strength for Liverpool this season – allowed Maguire to escape his attention for Leicester’s equaliser after Andy Robertson had needlessly given away a free-kick out wide.Key Opta facts:2:01 – Sadio Mane’s opener for Liverpool was their quickest goal in the Premier League since April 2016, when Daniel Sturridge netted against Newcastle (1:07). Intense. pic.twitter.com/8U3dar4iwd— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 30, 2019- Liverpool failed to win at Anfield for just the second time in the Premier League this season (W9 D2), having also drawn against Manchester City in October 2018.- Liverpool attempted just 10 shots in this game against Leicester – the only occasions when they’ve had fewer in the Premier League this season were both against Manchester City (seven, both home and away).- Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has now scored 10+ goals in each of his five seasons in the Premier League, with eight of his 10 goals this term coming at Anfield.- Each of Harry Maguire’s three league goals for Leicester this season have come away from home – only Wilfried Zaha (4) has netted more among players to have scored 100% of their goals in away games.What’s next?After back-to-back league games at Anfield, Liverpool head on the road for a clash with West Ham on Monday. Leicester, meanwhile, host Manchester United the previous day. read morelast_img read more