Mbappe: Neymar is Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar

Kylian Mbappe has dismissed suggestions that he has overtaken Neymar as Paris Saint-Germain’s star man, after the teenager’s double secured a 3-1 win at Guingamp. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel introduced Mbappe at half-time in Brittany, with Nolan Roux’s goal having put Guingamp ahead. The change immediately paid dividends – Mbappe combining with Neymar who drew…

Lewandowski avoids Bayern embarrassment against amateur team

A fourth-tier team of amateurs held Bayern Munich scoreless for more than 80 minutes before Robert Lewandowski ended chances of an unlikely upset in the first round of the German Cup on Saturday. SV Drochtersen/Assel, a team from a town of only 11,000 inhabitants in the north of Germany, frustrated the country’s top team until…

Messi scores Barcelona’s 6,000th league goal

Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start. Messi cleverly sent his free kick underneath Alaves’ wall to open the scoring in the 64th minute of Barcelona’s 3-0 win at Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday.  He also closed…

Milan defender Strinic diagnosed with heart condition

AC Milan and Croatia defender Ivan Strinic will take an unspecified break from football after he was diagnosed with a heart condition. Milan said in a statement on Saturday that weekly routine tests, which all professional athletes have to undergo in Italy, revealed a heart problem “which merits further investigation after a period of rest.”…

Bayern Munich boss Kovac planning for Boateng stay

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac expects Jerome Boateng to stay with the Bundesliga giants, but acknowledged the defender could still move away before the end of August. Boateng played the entire 90 minutes off Bayern’s tightly contested 1-0 DFB-Pokal victory over minnows Drochtersen/Assel – Robert Lewandowski netting the decisive goal late on. The Germany defender…

You can’t buy class – United boss Mourinho blasts City documentary

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester City of a lack of class following the release of their ‘All or Nothing’ documentary series. The style of Mourinho’s side was portrayed as negative in an episode that featured the Manchester derby on December 10 of last year, narrator Ben Kingsley billing it as “possession versus…

Will Sarri succeed without a prolific striker?

Maurizio Sarri faces the daunting task of bringing success to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won the FA Cup last season, but failed to finish in the top 4 and accordingly missed out on a place in the Champions League. Sarri’s first task therefore will be to ensure an immediate return to Europe’s Premier club competition this…

Finally! Kane scores a Premier League goal in August

Harry Kane has finally broken his August duck in the Premier League at the 15th time of asking. The Tottenham striker produced a superb finish to round off his side’s 3-1 win over Fulham at Wembley on Saturday. It concluded a remarkable dry run for one of the English top-flight’s most prolific goal-getters during games…

Ronaldo tweets debut delight after Juve win

Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media on Saturday to express his delight at making a winning start to his Juventus career. Ronaldo did not get on the scoresheet as Juve triumphed 3-2 at Chievo in their Serie A opener, Federico Bernardeschi scoring the winner in stoppage time after the defending champions had earlier fallen 2-1…

Allegri pleased with Ronaldo despite goalless Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo may have failed to score on his Juventus debut, but coach Massimiliano Allegri was still pleased by his star signing’s performance in the 3-2 win at Chievo. Having netted in each of his final 10 LaLiga games for Real Madrid, Ronaldo could not register on his Serie A bow despite taking eight shots…

Messi makes LaLiga history with Barcelona’s 6000th goal

Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 15 consecutive LaLiga seasons with his opening goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves. The Argentina star sent a free-kick under the wall and into the net to break the deadlock after 64 minutes at Camp Nou on Saturday. The goal was Barca’s 6000th in…

West Ham still haunted by last season – Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini believes the mental scars of a poor 2017-18 season are to blame for West Ham’s concerning start to the new Premier League campaign. Thumped 4-0 at Liverpool last weekend, the Hammers slumped to a second loss as Bournemouth overturned a half-time deficit to win 2-1 at London Stadium on Saturday. The hosts were…

Puel defends Vardy after Wolves red card

Leicester City manager Claude Puel defended Jamie Vardy after the England striker was sent off for a dangerous challenge during Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win against Wolves. Vardy’s frustrated lunge midway through the second half forced Matt Doherty off injured, having caught the Wolves defender high with his studs showing. The dismissal had no impact…

Emery ‘happy without the result’ as Arsenal comeback falls short

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists there are reasons to be positive about his side despite their 3-2 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday. The Gunners lost their second Premier League match in a row under their new head coach thanks to a late winner from Marcos Alonso, after they had fought back from 2-0 down to…

Kane happy to banish August goal hoodoo

Harry Kane was pleased to put his August goal curse to bed after netting in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Fulham at Wembley on Saturday. The England striker – a two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner – had never netted in the opening month of the season, but ended that hoodoo with the final goal 13…

Pickford should have seen red – Hughes fumes over challenge on Ings

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford should have been sent off for a late challenge on Southampton’s Danny Ings, according to Saints boss Mark Hughes. Pickford collided with Ings after racing out of his box to clear the ball in the second half of the Toffees’ 2-1 victory at Goodison Park, ripping the striker’s shirt as he…

Chelsea can produce magic with Sarri in charge – Hazard

Eden Hazard says Chelsea can “do something magic” with Maurizio Sarri in charge, after the Blues battled to a 3-2 Premier League win against Arsenal. Marcos Alonso netted the winner nine minutes from time at Stamford Bridge after Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi had cancelled out earlier efforts from Pedro and Alvaro Morata in a…

Chelsea are not title contenders yet, claims Sarri

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists his side cannot be considered as Premier League title contenders just yet, despite Saturday’s thrilling win over Arsenal. Having beaten Huddersfield Town in their season-opener, the Blues prevailed 3-2 at Stamford Bridge to make it back-to-back top-flight victories at the start of Sarri’s tenure. Marcos Alonso’s late strike proved decisive…

Ariana Grande’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin Will Bring You to Tears — Watch

Ariana Grande has much love for the late Aretha Franklin. The “No Tears Left to Cry” crooner got emotional during her performance of the iconic singer’s hit, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Grande, whose album, Sweetener,drops on Friday, opened the late-night talk…

Priyanka Chopra and Fiance Nick Jonas Step Out for Dinner Date in India

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are back in India. The newly engaged pair was spotted stepping out for dinner at the JW Marriott in Mumbai on Friday, just days after the Quantico star showed off her engagement ring for the first time. The 36-year-old actress’ stunning ring was visible on her date night with Jonas,…