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Scholes wants Kroos and Modric alongside Pogba

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by Marca.com

Jose Mourinho isn't playing Paul Pogba in his ideal position according to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes, who believes signings like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos would help balance out the French midfielder and bring out his best qualities. Two consecutive losses in five days have dampened United's otherwise promising start to the season, bringing expectations back down to earth as Mouri...Full Story »

Lionel Messi a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo - Pele

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by ESPN

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have long battled it out for the tag of world's best player. Brazil legend Pele believes Lionel Messi has been the greatest player in the world over the last 15 years. For many people Pele, who won the World Cup three times, is the best player the game has ever produced. Barcelona star Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo have long battled it out for th...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo should respect Xavi Hernandez - Samuel Eto'o

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by ESPN

Samuel Eto'o has added his voice to the racket surrounding the war of words between Xavi Hernandez and Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming the former Barcelona midfielder should have won the Ballon d'Or five or six times. Real Madrid star Ronaldo dismissed Xavi's decision to play in Qatar last weekend before boasting about the three Ballons d'Or he's won in his career. He was responding to comments ...Full Story »

Jurgen Klopp lauds 'brilliant' Liverpool first-half performance

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by Skysports.com

Jurgen Klopp praised a "brilliant" first-half performance from Liverpool after they beat Chelsea 2-1 on Friday Night Football. Liverpool controlled the majority of the opening 45 minutes and surged into a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson. Although their lead was cut in the second half, the visitors held out to end Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season u...Full Story »

Mourinho defends Pogba start - 'World record fee not a big deal'

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by Goal.com

Jose Mourinho has defended Paul Pogba's sluggish start to his second spell at Old Trafford, stating the world-record fee paid for him by Manchester United is not a "big deal" in relative terms. Pogba left United for Juventus in 2012 but returned in August in a transfer costing an initial £89million, making him the most expensive player in the world. After impressing on his debut against...Full Story »

Man City held Messi and Neymar talks this summer

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by Goal.com

Manchester City had held talks with the agents of Lionel Messi and Neymar in the summer with a view to signing them from Barcelona, The Sun reports. A total of three meetings took place between the Etihad outfit and the star duo's representatives before they were deemed out of reach, but the club could return again next year. City owner Sheikh Mansour is reportedly prepared to bankroll a sig...Full Story »

Real Betis 2 - 2 Granada CF: Alex Alegria brace earns Real Betis a point with 10-man Granada

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by PA

Alex Alegria scored twice as Real Betis came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with 10-man Granada in Friday's LaLiga action at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Granada opened the scoring after 13 minutes through Mehdi Carcela, who brought down a wonderful pass from Omer Atzili to curl a left-footed effort into the bottom corner. The visitors doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Carcela's mazy ru...Full Story »

Caen 0 - 6 Paris Saint Germain: Edinson Cavani scores four as PSG romp to victory at Caen

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by PA

Edinson Cavani scored four first-half goals as Paris St Germain moved level on points with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco thanks to an emphatic 6-0 win in Caen. The hosts made a decent start and could easily have been one up in the opening minutes but Cavani failed to find the target from close range. Damien Da Silva saw a header flash agonisingly wide at the other end before the visitors took a 12th-...Full Story »

Sampdoria 0 - 1 AC Milan: Substitute Carlos Bacca shows his value as AC Milan sink Sampdoria

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by PA

Carlos Bacca responded to being demoted to the bench by firing AC Milan to a 1-0 Serie A victory over Sampdoria. Head coach Vincenzo Montella dropped Bacca in favour of B#7.3million summer signing Gianluca Lapadula, but it was the Colombian substitute who made the difference at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with a superb 85th-minute winner. The victory was not without controversy, however, as Sa...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 2 Liverpool: Jordan Henderson's stunning strike condemns Chelsea to first defeat

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by PA

A thoroughly-dominant first-half display proved enough to give Liverpool victory over Premier League rivals Chelsea, inflicting a first defeat on Antonio Conte and ruining the homecoming of David Luiz. Conte said ahead of the game that the Reds were "the worst team" to face at the moment and he was proved right as the visitors ran roughshod over the Blues defence during the opening 45 minutes...Full Story »

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