Category: International Sports

Van Gaal: Jose always special

Van Gaal: Jose always special

​Louis van Gaal has played down his role in Jose Mourinho’s development, saying the Chelsea manager became the Special One all by himself. The two first met 17 years ago when the Dutchman appointed Mourinho to his coaching staff at Barcelona, a role he kept for a three-year period in which the Catalan club won [&hellip

Gladbach ready to challenge Bayern

Gladbach ready to challenge Bayern

Matchday nine in the Bundesliga sees a classic match-up from the 1970s become a modern day classic as Bayern take on Gladbach. Elsewhere, Leverkusen host Schalke and Bremen’s Robin Dutt faces a decisive game vs. Cologne. Gladbach fans, and perhaps even most Bundesliga fans, will be hoping that Lucien Favre’s side can topple the mighty [&hellip

Lamela wonder-goal in Spurs win

Lamela wonder-goal in Spurs win

​A wondrous goal from Erik Lamela and a Harry Kane hat-trick helped Tottenham earn a 5-1 home win over Asteras Tripolis in Thursday’s Europa League clash, with Kane finishing the game in goal after Hugo Lloris was sent off. The Premier League side had yet to taste victory in Group C prior to kick-off at [&hellip

Real roll over Liverpool

Real roll over Liverpool

Real Madrid produced a first-half masterclass as they overpowered Liverpool 3-0 in their Champions League Group B clash at Anfield. Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 70th Champions League goal with a stunning finish to set Real on their way midway through the first half. Karim Benzema added a second on 30 minutes with a brilliant looping [&hellip

Sunderland fans offered refunds

Sunderland fans offered refunds

​ Sunderland players have offered to refund fans who made the long trip to Southampton to see their side beaten 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Own goals from Santiago Vergini and Liam Bridcutt and strikes from Graziano Pelle (2), Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane condemned Sunderland to their heaviest [&hellip

QPR ‘sorry’ for Taarabt row

QPR ‘sorry’ for Taarabt row

QPR have issued an apology for the ongoing war of words between manager Harry Redknapp and midfielder Adel Taarabt. The Morocco international hit back at Redknapp’s claims he was ‘three stone overweight’ by criticising the training regime and releasing a picture of his stomach – but Rs manager Redknapp responded on Tuesday by dubbing Taarabt [&hellip

Man Utd rescue West Brom draw

Man Utd rescue West Brom draw

​Daley Blind’s late goal salvaged a point at West Bromwich Albion but could not end Manchester United’s winless run away from home under Louis van Gaal. Stephane Sessegnon’s first-time 18-yard strike put Albion ahead at the break. Half-time substitute Marouane Fellaini levelled with his first United goal – a powerful shot from just inside the [&hellip

Ronaldo passes 100 million Facebook Likes

Ronaldo passes 100 million Facebook Likes

​The 29-year-old is well ahead of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has even attracted more fans on the social media site than his club Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed the 100 million Likes on his Facebook page and released a video to thank his fans for their support. The Real Madrid star reached the [&hellip

Bianchi reports ‘anger’ Marussia

Bianchi reports ‘anger’ Marussia

​Marussia are “shocked and angered” by reports from some media outlets that suggest Jules Bianchi did not slow down under caution flags at the Japanese GP. Bianchi, 25, is in hospital with severe head injuries after he crashed in wet conditions at the same point where Adrian Sutil had spun off a lap before. Marussia also [&hellip

O’Shea earns Irish late draw

O’Shea earns Irish late draw

​A stoppage-time goal from John O’Shea on his 100th cap preserved the Republic of Ireland’s unbeaten record in European qualifying by rescuing them a 1-1 draw away to world champions Germany. It looked as though Martin O’Neill’s men were set for their first defeat of the campaign after Toni Kroos’ long-range shot had given the [&hellip