Paris Saint-Germain president wants to beat Barcelona and ensure they top their Champions League group

first_img 26/11/2014 “We’ve earned the right to play a group final against Barcelona,” the midfielder said.  “After this win [against Ajax], we’re now going to go to Barcelona to take three points,” Al Khelaifi said. “The objective is to finish first in the group.” CET Paris Saint-Germain beat Ajax on Tuesday night to ensure they go into their final group game against Barcelona ahead of the Catalans.  “It’s important to finish first. We know that it will be difficult to push them around over there but we did it at home. Why not do it at their place?” However, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi doesn’t want his side to take anything for granted in Catalonia, instead insisting he wants Laurent Blanc’s side to leave with a win.center_img Upd. at 20:27 Meanwhile, on the French champions website, Blaise Matuidi was also looking forward to the battle which will bring together two of the favourites for this season’s Champions League. When the two sides met in Paris earlier this year, PSG emerged with a 3-2 win. The two sides meet at Camp Nou next month in the final match before the knockout rounds and the French side only need a point to top the group – Barça have to win if they want to avoid the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea in the last 16. Sport ENlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho “very close” to Manchester United deal

first_img CET Upd. at 13:20 Manchester City have already announced Mourinho’s rival Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad from next season. Sir Alex Ferguson maintains a good relationship with Mourinho and would be happpy to see him as coach. The footballers, meanwhile, may not react as well. Juan Mata, for one, whom Mourinho sold at Chelsea. Sport EN “A deal is very close.” That’s how Sky Sports Italy journalist Alessandro Alciato describes the state of negotiations betweeen Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, to sign the manager for next season.  Van Gaal is set to leave United at the end of the season, a year before his contract would expire. Mourinho has been linked with United since he was sacked from his job at Chelsea.  04/02/2016last_img read more

Gary Neville will not manage again after Valencia disaster

first_img 14/11/2016 The former Manchester United man said: “I don’t think I will go back into management. But what I learnt in Valencia was how crucial the relationship with the players is.  Sport EN Gary Neville says he will not go back into management after his disastrous spell at Valencia that saw him sacked after only a few months last season. CETcenter_img Upd. at 15:55 “The language barrier was huge at Valencia. I couldn’t communicate without a translator, but I don’t think I could have done more.”   Neville took over at the Mestalla without speaking Spanish and although he tried to learn it was never going to be enough.last_img

Monaco ask for 130 million euros for Kylian Mbappe

first_img IN SPORT.ES El Mónaco pide 130 millones por Kylian Mbappé Upd. at 15:38 Manchester City have also been interested in him and would pay 110m euros, but Monaco want more. Real Madrid and their president Florentino Perez have set sights on Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe as their summer objective and are ready to secure his services at any cost. Including going crazy and paying what Monaco want – 130 million euros.  Sport ENcenter_img CEST 30/05/2017 Perez thinks the fee is excessive and is tryng to lower it, but it would be difficult. The player, while admitting he would like to go to Real Madrid at some point, is currently happy to stay where he is and keep developing and enjoying his football.  The price fo the star is in the sky and according to OKDiario, Perez would pay the fee. Mbappe has been one of the sensations of European football this season and although Moanco want to keep him, it’s a question of time before he joins one of the big clubs.last_img read more

Felipe Caicedo passes his medical with Lazio

first_img The 28-year-old did not take part in Espanyol’s pre-season tour of Indonesia in July. 29/07/2017 RELATED STORIES Sport EN Caicedo travelled to Italy on Friday to negotiate his incorporation to Lazio, who are paying Espanyol 3m euros as a transfer fee, while Caicedo is expected to earn 1.5m a season plus bonus.  Upd. on 30/07/2017 at 04:01 CESTcenter_img Corriere dello Sport: Lazio to make an offer for Caicedo Caicedo pasa revisión médica con la Lazio IN SPORT.ES Striker Felipe Caicedo, who has played at Espanyol for three seasons, is soon to become a Lazio player. The striker passed his medical tests and now just has to put pen to paper on the deal.last_img

LALIGA COMES TO INDIA’S FOOTBALL HEARTLAND, KOLKATA

first_imgAdvertisement bbnkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7sj6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ep4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) z55Would you ever consider trying this?😱cv7Can your students do this? 🌚7pitRoller skating! Powered by Firework LaLiga Ambassador and former Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman to join 25,000 fans to watch the special live in Kolkata at East Bengal Ground on 28th October 2018Advertisement KOLKATA, Oct. 3rd 2018 – The highly anticipated clash, between rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF, the El Clasico, has been scheduled for a 8:45PM IST kick-off on October 28, 2018 for Indian audiences again.To celebrate the biggest club rivalry in the world LaLiga will be organising a special live screening for 25,000 fans in Kolkata at East Bengal Ground to bring the crunch clash closer to them. LaLiga Ambassador, Steve McManaman will join the celebrations in Kolkata to watch the match with the die-hard fans.Advertisement Football lovers can register to attend the special live screening of FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF for free at link.The entry gates will open at 5:45PM IST with plenty of pre-match entertainment ahead of kick-off.Advertisement LaLiga has previously organised big El Clasico screenings in Mumbai and New Delhi, with legends such as Luis Garcia, Frederic Kanoute and Gianluca Zambrotta. Last year’s El Clasico screening in India’s capital city was an overwhelming success with over 20,000 fans enjoying the world’s biggest football rivalry.Indian fans can watch all LaLiga matches, including the El Clasico, live and free on Facebook. Select matches are also telecast on India’s leading sports broadcaster, Sony Pictures Networks India.Jose Cachaza, Head of LaLiga India said, “Our commitment to India and our fans over here is unwavering. We continue to undertake initiatives over here as the Indian audiences continue to show a huge appetite for the beautiful game.Last year, when we scheduled the El Clasico for our Indian audiences, we received an overwhelming response and we hope it will be even better this year. All our passionate fans in Kolkata can also attend the live screening with us and support their favourite team – Barcelona or Real Madrid.”Football has been rapidly growing in the country, especially in the last few years. LaLiga has undertaken several initiatives to contribute towards the development like launching LaLiga Football Schools, bringing Girona FC to India, scheduling of El Clasico for fans in India and more. As more Indians start consuming football, bringing LaLiga closer to its fans in India has been a key driver for LaLiga. Advertisementlast_img read more

Real Madrid Vs Levante : Julen Lopetegui on the verge of sacking after two…

first_imgAdvertisement 8tfv8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbvzm1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xcaiiWould you ever consider trying this?😱x6yCan your students do this? 🌚e78c8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid again faced a defeat in the La Liga against Levante on Saturday. Two back to back losses in two matches have put a question mark over the future of Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. The El Clasico is coming after one week and Real Madrid are already four points behind the League leaders Barcelona. The Los Blancos are now at the fifth position in the League Table in La Liga with 14 points from their 9 matches so far in this season.Advertisement Julen Lopetegui has fielded a relatively weaker side against Levante as the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were in the bench of Real Madrid. Mariano Diaz has got his first start of the season for Real Madrid in La Liga. But, the Los Blancos were behind just at the 6th minute of the match. Sergio Postigo has provided a beautiful through ball towards Jose Luis Morales. There was clear communication gap between Thibaut Courtois and Raphael Varane and Morales took the advantage of it to give the lead to Levante. Levante doubled their lead at the 13th minute of the match as Roger scored from the penalty spot. Real Madrid tried hard to make a comeback in the first half but all their efforts went in vain. Advertisement In the second half of match, Julen Lopetegui has brought in Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Dani Ceballos in place of Isco, Alvaro Odriozola and Asensio. At the 72nd minute of the match Marcelo’s strike reduced the margin to one goal for the Los Blancos. But they were not able to find the equaliser in the remaining part of the match. The match ended with the scoreline of 2-1 in favour of Levante. Julen Lopetegui is on the verge of sacking after such a poor start of the campaign. Antonio Conte is rumoured to be the new manager of Real Madrid within next few days. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Alvaro Morata on the outs as Chelsea look to strengthen in January?

first_imgAdvertisement Chelsea are looking to add a new centre forward in their squad in the winter transfer window as Alvaro Morata is not living up to the expectations of the fans since his arrival in the summer transfer window of 2017-18 season from Real Madrid with a transfer fee worth £65 million. Advertisement According to the reports, the club management of Chelsea are eyeing to make a move for either Inter Milan’s star centre forward or AC Milan’s Patrick Cutrone as a cheaper alternative. In this season, we have seen that this Chelsea side is too much dependent on Eden Hazard in terms of getting goals. The centre forwards have failed to prove their worth in this season. Advertisement The Spanish centre forward Alvaro Morata has failed to settle in the Premier League since his arrival. Morata has completely lost his confidence and that is affecting his goalscoring form badly. Under the management of Maurizio Sarri, the Blues are playing a good brand of football in this season. They are currently situated at the second position in the League Table in the Premier League. They are still unbeaten in all competitions since the defeat against Manchester City in the Community Shield match. The Blues might go for the Premier League title in this season if they can add a prolific goalscorer in their side in this winter transfer window. Mauro Icardi has been in good form for Inter Milan for last few seasons. But it would be difficult for the Blues to land Mauro Icardi in this transfer window as they might have to face direct competition with Real Madrid to sign the star Argentine centre forward. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Daniel Jacobs says he can beat Mexican star Canelo Alvarez impressively

first_imgAdvertisement y1wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsah9swWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5x2lWould you ever consider trying this?😱tt16Can your students do this? 🌚rveRoller skating! Powered by Firework Boxing’s biggest star Canelo Alvarez is coming off of a brutal third-round knockout over Britain’s Rocky Fielding at the sold-out Madison Square Garden.Advertisement With that impressive win, he is now a three-division world champion and there’s a looming question about who he should fight next?Current IBF world champion Daniel Jacobs wants to fight Canelo Alvarez next and he feels he can beat the Mexican decisively. Jacobs won his IBF title last October when he outpointed Ukrainian middleweight contender Serhiy Derevyachenko in a competitive fight.Advertisement “Right now I’m fortunate to be in the position that I’m in. I’m a champion,” Jacobs said to Boxing News. “For me, that opens a lot of doors in general.Advertisement “I may not be the A-side to a guy like Canelo but I’m a key player in the division. To me, it’s the right fight and if I can get that Canelo fight it will take my career to the next level. I’m in a good position so I’m excited, I’m anxious. I want this big fight. I want to fight Canelo.Daniel Jacobs doesn’t mind with Canelo being called the A-side as long as he is being treated like a champion.“What’s understood doesn’t really need to be said. For me, I understand Canelo is the A-side because he’s the bigger draw. Regardless if I’m the better fighter or not, he’s the bigger draw. So ultimately he would be the A-side. He’s been champion. He has an incredible resume so he’s rightfully so. But my thing is just as long as I’m treated like a champion, I can take the B-side. It’s not a problem.“It would be everything. It would be the closure of my chapter, this movie that I’m putting together in my mind of how my life and career is taking place, it’s incredible. I think if I can get that fight, I truly deep down in my heart feel like I can win, win impressively, decisively, with no controversy. So I’m just waiting till my turn. I’m just patiently waiting but, as I say, I’m in a great position.”Also Read:Boxing: Legendary Boxer Roy Jones Jr to train his own Boxing prodigy  Advertisementlast_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane named ROI skipper against Ranji Champions Vidharbha, KL Rahul to lead India…

first_imgAdvertisement d8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VshxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eo4bu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6xvlWould you ever consider trying this?😱ebwq1Can your students do this? 🌚22vaoRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) senior selection committee announced the India A and Rest of India squads. KL Rahul has been named captain of India A, which will play the second four-day game vs England Lions in Mysore from February 13 onwards. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Rest of India squad vs Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in the Irani Cup from February 12-16.Advertisement India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Rest of India side against Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in the Irani Cup, Test opener KL Rahul will lead India A in the second unofficial ‘Test’ against the England Lions at Wayanad.Vidarbha outclassed a star-studded Saurashtra by 78 runs in the summit clash of the 85th Ranji Trophy at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VSCA) Stadium.Squads:Advertisement Rest of India: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanveer Ul-Haq, Ronit More, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Snell Patel.India A squad: Lokesh Rahul (capt), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Ankeet Bawne, Karun Nair, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, K.S. Bharat (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Varun Aaron.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more