Champions League: Barca, Juve, Atletico out- Talking Points

Champions League: After a thrilling first round of games, a sports website writer asked Gab Marcotti, Sam Marsden and Mark Ogden to answer some of burning questions. What caught your attention from Matchday 5? Marcotti: So much to talk about… the MNM [Messi, Neymar, Mbappe] show in Paris offered plenty of eye candy, Juventus‘ self-destruction, … Read more

Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski hailed as ‘spectacular’ after history-making Champions League hat trick

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez says he is running out of praise for the “spectacular” Robert Lewandowski after the striker’s hat-trick in Wednesday’s 5-1 Champions League win against Viktoria Plzen. Lewandowski, 34, took his tally for Barca to eight in five games since his €45 million move from Bayern Munich, while he also moved past Karim … Read more

Borja Iglesias talks to Sports Website about Real Betis’ hot start, mental health and respect for Karim Benzema

When Real Madrid played Real Betis at the Bernabeu last Saturday, one of LaLiga‘s top forwards was seeking to add to his four-goal tally on the young season. We’re not talking about Karim Benzema, though — he remains on three league goals — but Betis forward Borja Iglesias, who is just behind Barcelona‘s Robert Lewandowski … Read more

Champions League and Slovenian ice cream

Last month, former USWNT star Heather O’Reilly came out of retirement and joined Irish club Shelbourne FC ahead of their Champions League campaign. David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images When Shelbourne FC team captain Pearl Slattery picked up her two teammates, Shauna Fox and Izzy Glennon, for the drive to training in North Dublin, she was downright … Read more

Man United focused to sign Antony from Ajax

Manchester United are focused on signing Antony from Ajax before the transfer window closes, sources have told. The club also remain interested in bringing in a goalkeeper and a right-back ahead of the deadline. Ajax have been informed that United have not ended their pursuit of Antony despite seeing an €80 million bid rejected. All … Read more