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Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini says he is sick of the constant criticism he has had to face this season, suggesting the Italian media are doing all they can to undermine his efforts. Inter won their opening five games of the Serie A season, but following a 4-1 defeat at home to Fiorentina, they have drawn their […]

Yaya Toure says Lionel Messi is the best footballer he’s ever played alongside, saying the Barcelona star can back up his prematch jests to embarrass opponents. Manchester City midfielder Toure played alongside Messi at the Camp Nou from 2007-2010. He said the Argentine’s brilliance apears to come naturally — quite differently than how his Real […]

Norwich City’s supporters made the unholy 515-mile round trip to Newcastle on Sunday to witness their team boss possession (56-44 percent) and out-shoot their opponents 18-11 only to be on the end of a 6-2 stuffing. Georginio Wijnaldum (£6.8m) racked up a massive 27 points from his four goals against Norwich. To put this into context, […]

No man prefers to sleep two in a bed. In fact, you would a good deal rather not sleep with your own brother. I don’t know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping. And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger.

We’ve already researched and ranked all 20 Premier League teams and their kit maker/sponsorship deals. How do the top 10 clubs in the rest of Europe rate? And how do they measure up when compared to their English rivals?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to miss Borussia Dortmund‘s Europa League trip to Azerbaijan because of security concerns, the club have said. Dortmund face Azerbaijani club Gabala in the Europa League on Thursday, but are likely to leave the Armenian midfielder in Germany because of an ongoing conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. […]

They never got round to shaking hands at their last meeting at the Emirates 20 months ago but ahead of Tuesday’s group-stage clash, Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola smothered each other with politeness. The Arsenal manager referred to serial winners Bayern (12 in 12 in all competitions) as “the best team in Europe” right now […]

Pained by the contradictory nature of this year’s Juventus, fans cannot quite understand why the Old Lady has thrilled in Europe and disappointed at home. While the Bianconeri toiled and laboured to earn a draw against the likes of Frosinone, a quick demonstration of technique and beautiful efficiency earned maximum points in England against Manuel […]

Players meet their old clubs all the time but, when one comes up against a team for whom he made an impression, there’s something special. If PSG ever play against Manchester United in the Champions League, it’s fair to say that Angel Di Maria won’t feel too emotional, considering the miserable time he mostly endured […]

Although Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday went some way to lifting the clouds of gloom that have descended on Stamford Bridge this season, respite could prove to be short-lived. Reasons for optimism were few and far between. The clean sheet and Diego Costa’s goal upon his return provided reasons to be cheerful, […]