Goals from Rafinha and Jordi Alba either side of half-time helped seal a comfortable home victory for Barcelona, against an out-of-sorts Inter Milan side who struggled under pressure in Spain. Even without their talisman Lionel Messi, the Catalans completely dominated proceedings and produced a stellar performance. Continue reading
Paulo Dybala’s well-taken finish midway through the first-half was enough for Juventus to secure all three points during a disciplined display against a frustrating Manchester United side on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford.
Ligue 1 is a division regularly criticised for its lack of competitiveness at the top, given just how easily Paris Saint-Germain appear to dominate on a yearly basis. However, it’s one that produces a wide variety of talented youngsters across the world who shine for their respective clubs, countries and earn exposure to Europe’s top sides – where they’re regularly snapped up.
Thomas Lemar, Alban Lafont, Issa Diop, Joris Gnagnon and Odsonne Edouard are just a handful of talented youngsters who have left France’s top tier for European transfer moves this past summer, but who are the next batch of players coming through? Continue reading
Ross Barkley’s stoppage-time equaliser saved Chelsea’s blushes – keeping their unbeaten streak intact while seeing them leapfrog Manchester City to the Premier League’s top spot, ahead of other matchday fixtures to come.
Anthony Martial’s two second-half goals helped United snatch a slender lead, but it was not enough for the visitors during a tense affair at Stamford Bridge – reiterated as tempers flared involving Jose Mourinho on the touchline. Continue reading
Gylfi Sigurdsson netted his 50th Premier League goal with aplomb two
weeks ago, during the Toffees’ 2-1 away win over Leicester. It was a
fantastic finish, one that epitomised the Iceland international’s
return to form after a forgettable first campaign on Merseyside last
season under different circumstances. Continue reading
PSG creative midfielder Julian Draxler is being held back by fierce competition for places with the Ligue 1 champions, and has yet to reach his full potential. Continue reading
A sublime free-kick strike from Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson, currently on-loan at Hoffenheim, was the standout strike as England under-21s extended their unbeaten run to 35 qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Scotland yesterday.