Champions League: What Alex Ferguson told Man Utd players after losing 2009 final to Barcelona – Carrick

Champions League: What Alex Ferguson told Man Utd players after losing 2009 final to Barcelona – Carrick

Former Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick has revealed what former boss, Sir Alex Ferguson told Red Devils’ players after their 2009 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in Rome. United had the opportunity to become the first club since AC Milan to win the competition in back-to-back seasons but were outclassed by Barcelona, who scored through forwards, Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi. “The Boss (Sir Alex Ferguson) was understandably angry and had a go at…

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Champions League: Pochettino blames Lloris for Tottenham’s 4-2 loss to Barcelona

Champions League: Pochettino blames Lloris for Tottenham’s 4-2 loss to Barcelona

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has said that the side’s game plan against Barcelona was “destroyed” by his goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’s early mistake at Wembley in the Champions League last night. The Spanish champions took the lead after just 95 seconds in London when Philippe Coutinho fired home from Jordi Alba’s cut back. Spurs were two behind when Ivan Rakitic scored a stunning long-range strike. The home side got back into it through Erik Lamela and…

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Champions League: Rio Ferdinand reveals what Messi does better

Champions League: Rio Ferdinand reveals what Messi does better

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has revealed what Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi does better than anyone else. The former England star claimed Messi’s decision making is better than anyone else currently playing. Messi scored a brace for Barcelona against Tottenham last night and Ferdinand said he was blessed to watch Messi in the match. Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2 at Wembley in the Champions League Group B clash. After scoring a hat-trick in the group…

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UEFA outlines nine historic records Messi, Ronaldo are yet to break

UEFA outlines nine historic records Messi, Ronaldo are yet to break

The Union of European Football Associations, UEFA, has revealed nine records Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo have not yet broken in the history of Europe’s topflight competitions, (Champions League and Europe League). UEFA took to their official website on Wednesday to release the records, indicating that Messi and Ronaldo are yet to break the following feats in the Europe topflight leagues: 1. Most appearances – Messi has 126, while Ronaldo has…

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EPL: Guardiola names three world best clubs Man City should emulate

EPL: Guardiola names three world best clubs Man City should emulate

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has revealed three world ‘best clubs’ he wants his team to emulate this season in the Premier League. The Spaniard said he wants City to learn from La Liga Champions, Barcelona, Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich and Serie A champions, Juventus, adding that his priority for the new campaign is for his team to win the Premier League again, having won it last season with a record 100 points from 38…

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Barcelona overtake Real Madrid on LaLiga table despite draw with Girona

Barcelona overtake Real Madrid on LaLiga table despite draw with Girona

Barcelona are still top of the LaLiga, despite drawing 2-2 with Girona on Sunday night. Lionel Messi opened scoring for the Spanish champions in the 19th minute, before they were reduced to 10 men when Clement Lenglet was sent off. Cristhian Stuani scored either side of half time to give the visitors a shock lead at the Nou Camp, but Gerard Pique nicked a point for the Catalans in the 63rd minute. Barca now have…

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FIFA kicks against Barcelona’s LaLiga game in US

FIFA kicks against Barcelona’s LaLiga game in US

president, Gianni Infantino, has expressed reservations about LaLiga’s plans to stage fixtures abroad, following a 15-year marketing agreement with Relevant Sports in order to promote the sport. A formal request has been made to the Royal Spanish Football Federation, for Girona’s home league game against Barcelona to be staged at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on January 26, 2019. LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has however branded Infantino’s comments “incoherent”. “I would have liked for him…

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Champions League: What Barcelona manager said about Messi after 4-0 win over PSV

Champions League: What Barcelona manager said about Messi after 4-0 win over PSV

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has said Lionel Messi makes the “extraordinary look routine”, after he scored three goals to help Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 4-0 on Tuesday night in the Champions League. Messi’s treble against the Dutch champions was his eighth in the Champions League, moving him clear of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo with seven. “It’s a blessing to have Messi in your side and a problem for anyone that doesn’t [have him]. “He makes the…

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Champions League: Gary Lineker makes predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City

Champions League: Gary Lineker makes predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City

Former Barcelona and Leicester City star, Gary Lineker, is optimistic that the Premier League sides will go far in this season’s Champions League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are all representing England in the competition and aiming to reach the final at the Wanda Metropolitano in May. “I think the English sides will do well, they’ve got a lot better after a bad spell. “I think with their style of play Liverpool will…

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EPL: Pogba ‘promised’ transfer to Barcelona, Real Madrid

EPL: Pogba ‘promised’ transfer to Barcelona, Real Madrid

Paul Pogba was promised a big move to Spain by his agent, Mino Raiola, after spending three years at Manchester United. According to the UK Mirror, this happened before the French midfielder completed his £89million return to Old Trafford in August 2016. It means that Raiola is preparing to engineer a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona at the end of the 2018/2019 season for his client. By that time, Pogba would still have…

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