Erling Haaland upstages Neymar with brilliant brace and makes Champions League history in Borussia Dortmund’s win over Paris Saint-Germain

18 Feb

Erling Haaland’s stunning form continued with two goals against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. The 19-year-old scored his ninth and 10th Champions League goals of the season in an eighth-minute second-half blitz to hand Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 win over PSG in their last-16 first leg clash. Haaland opened the scoring in […]

Liverpool fans will be worried about this Champions League stat following first leg defeat at Atletico Madrid

18 Feb

Liverpool must overturn a 1-0 deficit for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid after suffering a defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano. Pre-match, Jurgen Klopp’s side had very good memories having lifted the iconic trophy at Atletico’s ground last season. But it was a rather sobering experience this time around with Saul Niguez’s […]

Champions League results: Liverpool beaten by well-organised Atletico Madrid, Erling Haaland bags brilliant brace in Borussia Dortmund win

18 Feb

Liverpool may need another special Champions League night at Anfield as they go into the second leg against Atletico Madrid trailing 1-0. Saul Niguez’s early tap-in proved to be all that separated the two sides in the first leg on a night where Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to break down the incredibly organised home side. […]

WTCR reverts to two-race weekends for 2020

18 Feb

The series said expediting the addition of those measures, which were originally due to be introduced for 2021, was “in response to current market conditions”, which it said included the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.Though the series does not per…

Liverpool star Sadio Mane substituted at half-time in Atletico Madrid Champions League last-16 clash, sparking fresh injury fears

18 Feb

Fresh injury fears have emerged for Sadio Mane as the Liverpool winger was substituted at half-time in Tuesday’s clash with Atletico Madrid. Mane only returned from a hamstring issue, which ruled him out for two Premier League games, in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Norwich. He came off the bench at Carrow Road to score the […]

Man City could face new UEFA investigation into Abu Dhabi sponsors after two-year European football ban

18 Feb

Man City could face a new UEFA investigation into their Abu Dhabi sponsors. Last week, City were hit with a two-year ban from European club competitions after breaching UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. They were also fined €30million (£24.9million) by European football’s governing body. City are appealing the punishment through the Court […]

A border poll yields pride of place to good government at Stormont. Will the parties get the message?

18 Feb

We’re told it’s the most thorough survey of political attitudes in years                      (what, more than the NI Life and Times surveys?). It shows the graph has tilted over a just a little more in favour of united Ireland, confirming that those who Don’t Know or declined to answer – an  odd description of the middle ground – hold the balance.  I’m caught between concern about growing tension as the day … Read more

Borussia Dortmund activate option to sign Emre Can permanently from Juventus just 18 days after loan move was wrapped up

18 Feb

Borussia Dortmund have activated the option to make Emre Can’s loan move from Juventus permanent, signing him on a four-year deal. The Bundesliga side signed Can on January 31 on loan but he’s made enough of an impression for Dortmund to fork out £21million to get him permanently. He’s made a decent start to life […]

Assault charge against former Manchester United star Nicky Butt dropped by Crown Prosecution Service

18 Feb

An assault charge against former Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt has been dropped by prosecutors. The 45-year-old had been accused of beating his estranged wife Shelley Barlow last April and was due to go on trial next week. However, the case has been closed after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was unable to show evidence. […]

Liverpool set for hostile reception in Champions League tie as Atletico Madrid fans show passionate support when players’ bus arrives at Wanda Metropolitano

18 Feb

The Wanda Metropolitano will trigger many happy memories for Liverpool players and fans as this is where the Reds were crowned Champions of Europe last season. However, on their return to the ground in Spain, it’s unlikely to be quite as glorious. Jurgen Klopp’s men face Atletico Madrid in the last-16 of this season’s competition […]

KTM, Tech 3 unveil 2020 MotoGP liveries

18 Feb

The Austrian manufacturer will enter its fourth year in the premier class after making its debut in 2017, with Pol Espargaro – who has been a constant of its line-up and scored so far its only podium finish at a wet Valencia race in ’18 – joined by 201…

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch Champions League clash for free – kick-off time, TV Channel and talkSPORT coverage

18 Feb

Liverpool are in Spain this week for the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds won Europe’s elite tournament at the home of Atletico last season, beating Tottenham 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. The Premier League leaders topped Group E before Christmas and will now take […]

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain live stream: How to watch Champions League clash for free – kick-off time, TV Channel and talkSPORT coverage

18 Feb

European heavyweights Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain face off in the first round of the Champions League knockout-stages. PSG topped Group A ahead of Real Madrid before Christmas while Dortmund were runners-up to Barcelona in Group F. Both will have hopes of going far in Europe’s elite competition this season but face a tricky test […]

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo reveals he called Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘big nose’ which sparked dressing room bust-up, Jose Mourinho broke it up

18 Feb

Marcos Rojo has revealed a dressing room bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic started when he called the big Swede ‘big nose’. The Manchester United defender, who is on loan at boyhood club Estudiantes, was teammates with Ibrahimovic between 2016 and 2018. And Rojo says Ibrahimovic was furious after he failed to pass him the ball during […]

Aston Martin set to postpone hypercar programme

18 Feb

The British manufacturer is expected to announce imminently that the project will be delayed for at least one year and that it will not race in the 2020/21 WEC, which kicks off this September at Silverstone.Aston has declined to comment on the potentia…

Erling Haaland told Manchester United he wanted transfer during talks Mino Raiola was not present for, as striker scores more Champions League goals

18 Feb

Erling Haaland reportedly told Manchester United he wanted to join them in January. The striker was wanted by a host of European clubs thanks to his blistering start to the 2019/20 season with Red Bull Salzburg and it was Borussia Dortmund that won the race for his signature. However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and […]

Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias, confirms midfielder’s desire for summer transfer – ‘Everyone knows he wants to leave Manchester United’

18 Feb

Paul Pogba’s brother Mathias has confirmed the Manchester United star’s desire to leave the club in the summer. The Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford is increasingly uncertain and this was made even more apparent when his agent, Mino Raiola, said he was only committed to the club until the summer in an exclusive interview with […]