2017 Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo speaks on equalling Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he hopes “the battle with Lionel Messi continues”, after he equalled the Argentine’s record of five Ballon d’Or awards on Thursday night. The 32-year-old was named the winner of France Football’s prestigious award at a ceremony in Paris on Thursday. Ronaldo had previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016 […]

Argentina v Nigeria: Mascherano reveals why he didn’t play well in 4-2 loss

Barcelona defender, Javier Mascherano has opened up on why he did not play well in the grade A friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina in Russia last month. Nigeria defeated the South American giants 4-2 in the international friendly in Krasnodar. During the match, the Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi embarrassed Mascherano with a nutmeg in […]

Monaco manager, Jardim reveals club will sell players in January

Monaco manager, Leonardo Jardim, has said the club will get rid of underperforming players in the January transfer window. The Ligue 1 champions are currently third, behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain and finished bottom of Champions League Group G with just two points as Besiktas and Porto qualified for the last 16. Following their elimination from […]

Nigeria to Play World Cup Warm-Up Match With England in June

The general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mohammed Sanusi has said that Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set to play England in a World Cup warm-up game in June, Vanguard reports. “We plan to play a friendly against England in June, before the World Cup,” he said, adding that the venue and other details […]

Five memorable Manchester derbies

Manchester United clash with bitter rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday in a Premier League summit meeting that will go a long way towards deciding this season’s title race. Record-setting City are leading the way and hold an eight-point lead over second-placed United thanks to a 13-match winning streak. With so much at […]

Champions League: Ronaldo sets new record

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wednesday night became the first player in Champions League history to score in every single group stage match in a season. No football player has ever done so in the Europe’s elite competition​.​ ​CR7, as fondly called, set the record during his team’s home match against Borussia Dortmund. In the […]

Champions League: Guardiola reacts to Manchester City’s first defeat of the season

Pep Guardiola has reacted to Manchester City’s first defeat of the season after 29 matches in a run stretching back 227 days. The defeat also brought an end to a 20-game club-record winning streak. Guardiola’s men fell behind to first-half goals from Bernard and Ismaily before substitute Sergio Aguero pulled a goal back from the […]

Champions League group stage goal record broken

The 32 teams in the group stage of the 2017/2018 Champions League, scored a new total goals record of 293 midway through the Match Day 6 finale on Wednesday. The previous record of 292 was set during the 2000/2001 group stage. Philippe Coutinho’s hat-trick in Liverpool’s 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow was the record-breaker and […]

Ballon d’Or award no longer priority after five wins – Messi

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has said that he no longer sees individual prizes as a priority after winning the Ballon d’Or award for a record of five times. Messi admitted that the fight for the Ballon d’Or has lost some of its flavour after so much success. The Argentine International became the first player in […]