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Roberto Mancini looking for improvement after Italy clinch late Poland win

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA31 hits

Roberto Mancini felt his Italy side should have seen Poland off well before the stoppage-time winner which earned a narrow 1-0 victory in Chorzow.Cristiano Biraghi struck in the second minute of added time to earn the Azzurri victory and relegate Poland from Nations League League A Group 3.Lorenzo Insigne’s corner was flicked on by Kevin Lasagna and Biraghi turned the ball in at the back p...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 1 Ukraine: Roberto Mancini calls for Italy to be more clinical following draw with Ukraine

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA41 hits

Italy boss Roberto Mancini admitted his team must be more clinical after allowing Ukraine to fight back and earn a 1-1 draw on an emotional night at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.Ahead of Wednesday night’s friendly, a wreath had been laid at the Ponte Morandi, where 43 people were killed in August, with the message ‘The Azzurri with Genoa in their hearts’.Just before the interval a...Full Story »

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino feared going blind in one eye after injury vs. Tottenham

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by ESPN70 hits

Roberto Firmino has revealed he feared he was going to be blind in one eye after he was caught by Jan Vertonghen during Liverpool's win over Tottenham Hotspur last month. Firmino was forced off in the 2-1 victory at Wembley and taken to a hospital in London, where it was confirmed he sustained an abrasion of the eye. Sources told ESPN FC that the FA would be taking no disciplinary action aga...Full Story »

Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint Germain: Roberto Firmino strike gives Liverpool last-gasp win over Paris St Germain

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA75 hits

Substitute Roberto Firmino drilled home an added-time winner as Liverpool won an enthralling Champions League opener 3-2 at home to Paris St Germain.Last season’s beaten finalists had squandered a two-goal lead given to them by Daniel Sturridge, on his first start for the Reds in the competition, and James Milner’s penalty inside 36 minutes.However, PSG enjoyed a stroke of luck with ...Full Story »

Portugal 1 - 0 Italy: Roberto Mancini: Italy were not outplayed by Portugal

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA72 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini insisted his side were not inferior to Portugal, despite slipping to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Lisbon.The European champions, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their campaign under way with a slender victory in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed sid...Full Story »

Mancini confident Italy can learn from their mistakes

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA38 hits

Italy boss Roberto Mancini is confident his side can learn from their mistakes after labouring to a 1-1 draw against Poland in the Nations League opener in Bologna.Mancini is looking to rebuild after the Azzurri’s failure to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.However, it was a rather lacklustre display for much of the clash at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, where Napoli m...Full Story »

Leicester consider Roberto Martinez, Thierry Henry to replace Claude Puel

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by ESPN123 hits

Leicester City manager Claude Puel is under pressure to keep his job, with the club already considering possible targets to replace him, sources have told ESPN FC. Sources confirmed a report by the Mirror that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is on Leicester's radar to replace Puel should they decide to sack him, and Thierry Henry, one of Martinez's assistants with Belgium, is also under consider...Full Story »

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino saves two babies lives with an incredible donation

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS82 hits

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino saves two babies Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is a hero. This week a story has broken in Brazil revealing how Firmino has come to the aid of two babies who needed urgent medical treatment. It’s been confirmed that the Liverpool striker, together with his wife Larissa Pereira, donated €65,000 pay the medical bills for a couple of baby brothe...Full Story »

Roberto Firmino reveals incredible new grey hair ahead of Liverpool pre-season

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk126 hits

ROBERTO FIRMINO is sporting a new look ahead of his return to Liverpool for pre-season — and it's aged the Brazilian by a few years. Firmino is on holiday in Brazil following the World Cup in Russia before joining up with Jurgen Klopp's squad. And the 26-year-old will stand out next season after dying his hair grey. Photographs emerged on social media of Firmino's new look with the Braz...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA54 hits

Roberto Martinez praised Belgium’s history-makers and hopes their best-ever World Cup can be the catalyst to even bigger things.The so-called ‘Golden Generation’ surpassed the heroes of 1986 on Saturday by winning the third-place play-off against England in St Petersburg.Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 win against Gareth Southgate’s exhaus...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says there are no secrets between England and Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Skysports.com100 hits

Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate embrace on the touchline during their teams' meeting in the group stages Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says there are "no secrets" between his side and England ahead of their second meeting at this summer's World Cup. Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group match, after both teams heavily rotated their line-ups, earlier in the tournament. They wi...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises Belgium’s desire after Red Devils recover to beat Japan

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA61 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez praised his players’ desire after they dramatically recovered from going two goals down to win 3-2 against Japan and progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Martinez’s team will face Brazil next but will do so with renewed confidence in their abilities and with the knowledge that they are highly capable of recovering from losing positions.Thei...Full Story »

Belgium vs Japan - Belgium boss Roberto Martinez aware of Japan threat

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by PA275 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says he is wary of a Japan team with “incredible energy” ahead of Monday’s World Cup last-16 clash.The free-scoring Belgians go in as firm favourites, taking with them a 100 per cent record from the group phase and netting nine goals in beating Panama, Tunisia and England.With players like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Martinez&...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium will rest and rotate against England

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA49 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez praised Romelu Lukaku for his “clinical” finishing in the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia but then dropped a big hint that he would be rested for the Group G decider against England.The Manchester United striker scored twice before limping off in the 59th minute, with Eden Hazard also getting a brace and Michy Batshuayi claiming the fifth.Dylan Bronn gave Tunis...Full Story »

Roberto Firmino is Like a Defender, Says Sadio Mane

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by squawka.com110 hits

Sadio Mane has lauded his Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino's teamwork and compared his work-rate to that of a defender. The Brazilian striker scored 27 goals in 54 games last season, as well as attributing 17 assists, but it is his defensive qualities that leave Mane the most impressed. Speaking on Liverpool's official 2017-18 end-of-season DVD, the Senegalese winger says: "He's a hard wor...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises his team’s commitment as Belgium win first game

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA42 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thought his team produced a “mature” display as the Red Devils defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup match.Belgium, fancied by many to reach the latter stages of the competition, toiled against the Group G minnows during a frustrating first half in Sochi.Martinez’s men improved after half-time though, with Dries Mertens making the breakthr...Full Story »

Roberto Carlos: If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Marca.com130 hits

For many, Lionel Messi's legacy depends on whether or not he wins a World Cup with Argentina, but Roberto Carlos believes it's a team sport and that the forward has been unlucky. The Brazilian, who won the tournament in 2002, has claimed that Messi would have won an edition of the World Cup already had he been playing for Brazil. "If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup,...Full Story »

Belgium 4 - 1 Costa Rica: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says Eden Hazard injury ‘nothing to worry about’

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by PA94 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has played down injury fears over Eden Hazard after the Chelsea player limped out of Monday’s 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica.Hazard, Belgium’s captain, hobbled off in the 70th minute after taking a blow to the foot, but Martinez says the injury is not serious.“Eden is okay, he had a little trouble, but it’s nothing to worry about,”...Full Story »

Roberto Firmino reveals he copied Ronaldo’s bizarre 2002 World Cup haircut as a 10-year-old

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk184 hits

ROBERTO FIRMINO is looking to join the great Brazilian strikers to have won the World Cup. And he has already emulated Ronaldo at the age of 10 - by getting the same bizarre haircut 'O Fenomeno' had when firing his nation to glory in 2002. Speaking to FourFourTwo, the Liverpool ace said: "I lived every kick of that World Cup. I woke up in the night to watch it. "It was one of the most memor...Full Story »

What Roberto Firmino said about his battle with Gabriel Jesus after Brazil 2-0 Croatia

Posted Monday, June 04, 2018 by givemesport.com93 hits

Roberto Firmino's season ended in disappointment with the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, but he's been absolutely outstanding in 2017-18. Operating as a central striker, the skilful attacker scored a superb 27 goals and provided 17 assists for Liverpool in all competitions this term. Firmino's attention has now turned to the World Cup in Russia, where Brazil will play their firs...Full Story »

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