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Monthly Archives: May 2019

UEFA Champions League: We demand silverware at Liverpool now, says Trent Alexander-Arnold


Trent Alexander-Arnold set the record of highest number of assists by a defender in a Premier League season, with 12 assists. (vetembaste) Liverpool are now in a position where winning trophies has become a priority after proving themselves to be one of the best sides in the world, right back Trent Alexander-Arnold said ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against ...

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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu hails coach Tomislav Rogic ahead of King’s Cup


After the appointment of Igor Stimac and before the squad heads out for King’s Cup, the leading goalkeeper is impressed with his goalkeeping coach. (File Photo) India’s first-choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says Tomislav Rogic is the best goalkeeping coach he has trained under. Rogic, who has been training the Indian goalkeepers for the King’s Cup has worked with clubs ...

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UEFA Champions League: Hat-trick at Ajax buried memories of Barcelona nightmare for Lucas Moura


Tottenham’s Lucas Moura celebrating after scoring the crucial winner against AFC Ajax to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli (vetembaste) Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura will be playing the biggest match of his life this weekend but he has already buried the ghost of one past disappointment with his match-winning performance in the Champions League semi-finals. The Brazilian winger, who signed ...

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Sergio Ramos says he’s staying at Real Madrid after China offer


Sergio Ramos is the longest-serving player in the current Real Madrid team (File Photo) Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos pledged his future to the La Liga side on Thursday, after saying he had received an offer to join a club in the Chinese Super League. Ramos, Madrid’s longest-serving player, called a snap news conference to clarify his situation after president ...

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UEFA Champions League: Gatecrasher Tottenham Hotspur battle storied Liverpool in final


Soccer Football – Champions League Final – Preview – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – May 29, 2019 General view of one of the entrances to the stadium. vetembaste/Susana Vera Familiar territory for Liverpool. So very unfamiliar for Tottenham. The second all-English Champions League final in history pits one of Europe’s most successful clubs against a side unexpectedly gatecrashing the continent’s ...

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Inter Milan part company with manager Luciano Spalletti


Luciano Spalletti has been sacked by Inter Milan just after two seasons even with consecutive UEFA Champions League qualifications. (File Photo) Inter Milan have parted company with manager Luciano Spalletti after two seasons, the club said on Thursday, even though he guided the side into next season’s Champions League. Spalletti’s departure, with two years still to run on his contract, ...

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Igor Stimac releases six more players from national football camp


Croatian Igor Stimac was appointed as the new head coach of the Indian national football team on May 15. (Twitter) Indian football team head coach, Igor Stimac released another batch of six players, including three who were in the AFC Asian Cup squad, on Thursday from the ongoing national camp here. Narayan Das, Salam Ranjan Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Rowllin Borges, ...

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After Europa League final defeat, Premier League legend Petr Cech retires


Petr Cech conceded four goals in the final, highest by a goal-keeper in the Europa League final. (vetembaste) As Eden Hazard celebrated in a huddle with his Chelsea teammates, Petr Cech stood to one side, staring straight ahead. The last time Hazard and Cech played a Europa League final six years before, they won the trophy for Chelsea. On Wednesday, ...

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Europa League 2019: London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal face off in final


A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan ahead of the Europa League final (vetembaste Photo) Arsenal and Chelsea are gearing up to play a London derby far from home in the Europa League final. Playing three time zones and 2,460 miles (4,000 kilometers) from London in Azerbaijan, the game offers Arsenal coach Unai Emery the chance to ...

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Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea thrash Arsenal to win Europa League


Soccer Football – Europa League Final – Chelsea v Arsenal – Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan – May 29, 2019 Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning the Europa League vetembaste/Lee Smith Chelsea hammered their London rivals Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League thanks to two goals from Eden Hazard, probably making his last appearance for ...

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