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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mesut Ozil extends Arsenal contract until 2021

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By: Express Web Desk | Published: January 31, 2018 10:45 pm Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013. (Source: vetembaste) Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has extended his contract at the London club by three and a half years to take the deal further to 2021. With the extension, Ozil has become the club’s highest paid player in history – earning about £350,000 ...

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Marc Bartra leaves Borussia Dortmund to join Real Betis

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By: AP | Published: January 31, 2018 5:46 pm Marc Bartra won the German Cup with Dortmund last year, seven days after coming back from the injuries sustained the bomb attack. (Source: vetembaste) Spanish defender Marc Bartra is leaving Borussia Dortmund to join Real Betis. Dortmund said it made a “big concession” on the transfer fee to allow Bartra return ...

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Gonzalo Higuain, Gianluigi Buffon lead Juventus past Atalanta 1-0 in Italian Cup

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By: AP | Published: January 31, 2018 1:03 pm Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Mattia De Sciglio congratulate each others. (Source: AP) Gonzalo Higuain and Gianluigi Buffon combined to help Juventus beat Atalanta 1-0 for a crucial away victory in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Tuesday. After three minutes on a foggy night, Higuain finished ...

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Italian football federation fails to elect a new president

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 30, 2018 8:33 am Lazio’s President Claudio Lotito arrives during an election for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) presidency(Source: vetembaste) The Italian football federation (FIGC) failed to elect a new president on Monday to replace Carlo Tavecchio, who resigned in November following the national side’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup. After four ...

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Manchester City’s Leroy Sane has ligament injury, no date yet for return

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 30, 2018 8:42 am Leroy Sane sustained ankle ligament damage during their FA Cup fourth round win at Cardiff City. (Source: vetembaste) Manchester City’s Germany winger Leroy Sane sustained ankle ligament damage during their FA Cup fourth round win at Cardiff City at the weekend, the Premier League club said on Monday. Sane had to ...

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Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge moves to West Brom on loan

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 30, 2018 8:52 am Daniel Sturridge has joined West Bromwich Albion on loan. (Source: vetembaste) Liverpool’s England forward Daniel Sturridge has joined West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League clubs announced on Monday. Sturridge, 28, has scored 63 goals in 133 appearances for Liverpool after joining from Chelsea ...

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FA Cup: Manchester City get chance for revenge over Wigan Athletic

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 30, 2018 9:05 am Manchester City will look for a revenge at Wigan. (Source: vetembaste) Manchester City have a chance to get revenge over Wigan Athletic for their 2013 FA Cup final defeat after being drawn against the third-tier leaders in the fifth round of the competition. Wigan snatched the only goal in the final ...

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Australia’s Tim Cahill returns to Millwall after 13 years

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 30, 2018 10:25 am Tim Cahill decided to leave A-League in December. (vetembaste File Photo) Australia forward Tim Cahill has returned to Millwall for the rest of the season, more than 13 years since his last appearance for the London side, the Championship club said on Monday. The 38-year-old, who quit A-League team Melbourne City ...

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Gerard Pique unrepentant over provocative Espanyol comments

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 29, 2018 11:50 pm Gerard Pique’s commitment to the Barcelona cause is never in doubt and the 30-year-old says he would rather retire than play for another club side. (Source: vetembaste) Gerard Pique says he does not regret his comments mocking Barcelona’s rivals Espanyol after eliminating them from the King’s Cup last week, stoking up ...

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Serie A coaches angry and baffled over VAR decisions

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By: vetembaste | Published: January 29, 2018 11:59 pm FIFA will have to ask how a system, which is still causing confusion after five months of use in Serie A, can be expected to run smoothly in a tournament where it will be new to most referees and players. (Source: vetembaste) The introduction of a video replay system (VAR) for ...

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