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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Ansu Fati becomes youngest Barcelona player to score goal in La Liga


Ansu Fati celebrates after scoring his first goal for Barcelona on Saturday (vetembaste Photo) Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati became the youngest ever player to score a league goal for the club when he netted an equaliser for the La Liga champions at Osasuna on Saturday. Barcelona have only won one of their last eight games without Lionel Messi. The ...

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Preview: Mohun Bagan under pressure as East Bengal eye derby triple


Bagan under pressure as Menendez-coached EB eye derby triple. Defending champions Mohun Bagan will be under pressure to deny the Alejandro Menendez-coached East Bengal a hat-trick of derby wins when the arch-rivals clash in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division on Sunday. The Maidan heavyweights missed out on dream date in the Durand Cup summit clash here last week after ...

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Europa League groups drawn: Manchester United, Arsenal face tricky tests


The draw for this season’s Europa League was held in Monaco on Friday (File Photo) Europa League runners-up Arsenal and semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt were grouped together in the draw for this season’s competition, which was held in Monaco on Friday. The 2019/20 #UEL group stage draw! 👊 Which games are you excited for?#UELdraw pic.twitter.com/aZkjcfj4lD — UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) August ...

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India winger Lallianzuala Chhangte joins Chennaiyin FC


Lallianzuala Chhangte had a recent trial with top-flight Norwegian club Viking FK (File Photo) Two-time ISL champion Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced it had signed the talented 22-year-old winger Lallianzuala Chhangte, a current India international, on a permanent deal. He inked a long-term contract with the club, after a two-year spell with Delhi Dynamos FC and a recent trial with ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo says he hopes to have a dinner with Lionel Messi one day


Ronaldo and Messi appeared comfortable in each other’s company. The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is among the most discussed in world football, but the Portuguese star said Thursday he hoped to have dinner with the Argentinian at least once in the future. The world’s two biggest football stars were sitting next to each other for the UEFA ...

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Former Spain coach Luis Enrique’s 9-year-old daughter dies of cancer


Luis Enrique with Luis Suarez. (Source: Twitter) Former Spain and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says his 9-year-old daughter has died after a five-month battle against a type of bone cancer. Luis Enrique posted a message on Twitter on Thursday saying “our daughter Xana has passed away this afternoon.” He also thanked supporters for “all of the love received during these ...

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Eric Cantona’s unusual speech at UEFA award ceremony leaves many perplexed


Eric Cantona was accorded the UEFA presidential award at the Champions League draw in Monaco on Thursday (Twitter/UEFA) Former France great Eric Cantona gave a typically perplexing speech after collecting the UEFA presidential award at the Champions League draw. Cantona said “only accidents, crimes, wars will still kill us, but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply. I love football.” It ...

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Inter Milan sign Alexis Sanchez on loan from Manchester United


Alexis Sanchez scored only five goals in 45 appearances for United since joining in January 2018 (File Photo) Forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on loan after underperforming at Manchester United. Good luck boys for the rest of the season ⚽️ @ManUtd https://t.co/d0MKgplERT — Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) August 29, 2019 Inter and United both confirmed the season-long deal Thursday. ...

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Amarjit Singh Kiyam ruled out of World Cup qualifiers against Oman, Qatar


Amarjit Singh Kiyam. (Source: Twitter) New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) Indian football team midfielder Amarjit Singh Kiyam was on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Qatar after suffering a hand injury during training. Amarjit, who led the Indian team in the U-17 World Cup in 2017, was part of coach Igor Stimac ...

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Liverpool lead 32-team Champions League draw on Thursday


The UEFA Champions League group-stage draw will take place on Thursday. (vetembaste/File Photo) Ajax has completed the 32-team Champions League lineup that sees Liverpool spearhead another English challenge in the group-stage draw on Thursday. After all-English finals in both UEFA club competitions last season, defending champion Liverpool, Premier League title holder Manchester City and Europa League winner Chelsea are all ...

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