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Edinson Cavani: Living in the shadows of the stars

If PSG and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has not already written his autobiography, then I have a perfect title for it, it should be called ‘Living in the shadows of the stars’. The reason for the title is that world superstars have upstaged the experienced striker in recent years. However, ...

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VIDEO: Spartak Moscow fans almost hit ref with a flare

Spartak Moscow fans made sure to upheld the notorious reputation Russian football supporters are enjoying in the football community during their Slovenia visit. With their club playing against Maribor, Spartak Moscow fans made sure to create chaos on the streets before lighting up the atmosphere on the stadium itself. One ...

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Casemiro hails Ronaldo, backs Bale

Casemiro lauded Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, while the midfielder defended Gareth Bale after the attacker was again jeered. A brace from Ronaldo and a Sergio Ramos goal saw Madrid to a comfortable 3-0 win over APOEL at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Sidelined domestically due to suspension, Ronaldo’s return ...

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Ronaldo: Champions League is Real Madrid´s competition

Cristiano Ronaldo said the “Champions League is Real Madrid’s competition” after the holders made a winning start to their title defence. Reigning Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo scored twice as two-time defending champions Madrid eased past Cypriot visitors APOEL 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Still serving a five-match domestic ...

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Porto boss Conceicao shoulders blame for Besiktas defeat

Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao has taken responsibility for his side’s 3-1 defeat at home to Besiktas in their opening Champions League Group G fixture. Turkish champions Besiktas took full advantage of sloppy goalkeeping from Iker Casillas to seal victory on Wednesday, goals from loanee Anderson Talisca, Cenk Tosun and Ryan ...

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Insigne bemused by Napoli´s failings at Shakhtar

Lorenzo Insigne had no explanation for Napoli’s below-par performance at Shakhtar Donetsk that resulted in a 2-1 defeat. Having been drawn into the tricky Group F, which also includes Manchester City and Feyenoord, in the Champions League, the Serie A side could have done without a loss in their opening ...

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