Frustration for Barcelona against Napoli as Artuo Vidal and Sergio Busquets suspended for Champions League second leg and Gerard Pique limps off injured before El Clasico

25 Feb

Barcelona were forced to hold on for a 1-1 draw against Napoli in Italy in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie, in what was a frustrating evening for Quique Setién on his debut in the competition. Antoine Griezmann scored his first away goal  since February 2017 to cancel out Dries Mertens’ fantastic […]

Bayern Munich fans mock Chelsea with ‘Football’s Coming Home’ chant during Champions League rout at Stamford Bridge

25 Feb

Bayern Munich fans were well and truly rubbing salt into the wounds during their team’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Serge Gnabry struck twice and Lewandowski added a third as the German champions outplayed the Blues and put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals. And supporters in the away end decided to […]

Caroline’s Centenary Clanger

25 Feb

At tonight’s Women’s Lobby celebration of the centenary of women journalists in parliament there were audible gasps when Caroline Wheeler, the Sunday Times deputy political editor, lamented that there are “more one-eyed male journalists in the Sunday Lobby than there are women”. Stunned ministers and MPs among the two hundred strong crowd. Whilst factually correct, […]

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Bayern Munich fans appear to STORM barriers at Chelsea amid reports of police arrests before Champions League clash

25 Feb

Bayern Munich fans have been filmed appearing to storm the barriers at Stamford Bridge ahead of the Champions League clash with Chelsea. A video showed security staff struggling to control the away fans, who were reportedly trying to avoid being searched upon entry. Scary moment ahead of the Champions League tie this evening in London, […]

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich CONFIRMED team news: Frank Lampard makes decision on Tammy Abraham vs Olivier Giroud for Champions League clash

25 Feb

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has named the same starting XI which beat Tottenham for the Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich. That means the two goalscorers from that 2-1 victory – Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso – retain their places in the team as the German champions visit Stamford Bridge. Tammy Abraham remains on […]

It may be long past time to get Casement Park completed, but surely not at any price…

25 Feb

Interesting conversation on Casement Park on Nolan this morning. The figures and the failed timelines speak loudly enough for themselves for me not to labour the point here on Slugger. Deirdre Hargey as Community Minister has put in a bid for an additional £33 million, bringing the total to £110 million, and dwarfing the money spent on upgrading Ravenhill and Windsor Park (including extra cash need to fix the west stand). Though I want the ex stadium (derelict for seven … Read more

VAR: Referee David Coote OMITTED from this weekend’s Premier League fixtures after mistake in Chelsea vs Tottenham

25 Feb

Referee David Coote will not officiate in the Premier League this weekend following his VAR mistake during Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham. PGMOL officials admitted Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso should’ve been sent off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday following a shocking tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta. However, despite Coote’s lengthy check, the Argentine was allowed to […]

Diego Costa once took off his pants and sat on Nathaniel Chalobah’s face with his bare bum after Chelsea training ground row

25 Feb

Diego Costa once sat on Nathaniel Chalobah after pulling down his pants and exposing his bare backside to the former Chelsea graduate. That’s according to former Blues goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, who joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer after three years in west London. Costa was renowned for being a troublesome and fiery player during his time […]

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

25 Feb

Five-time champions Barcelona travel to Napoli for the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie tonight. LaLiga giants Barca topped Group F and are now set to go head-to-head Serie A side Napoli who finished behind Liverpool in Group E. This will be the first time these two European heavyweights have faced […]

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich live stream: How to watch Champions League clash for free – kick-off time, TV Channel and talkSPORT coverage

25 Feb

Chelsea host Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in their Champions League Round of 16 clash tonight. The Blues, who won the Europa League last season, edged out Ajax in the group stage to make it into the knockout phase. Bayern, meanwhile, have been superb in Europe so far this season, topping Group B with six wins […]

‘They just left me there!’ – Ray Parlour recalls how he was almost stranded on an Arsenal pre-season tour… because of Tony Adams

25 Feb

Ray Parlour has revealed to talkSPORT how fellow Arsenal legend Tony Adams got him in trouble after a night out on the town in Amsterdam. It seems the ‘Romford Pele’ never had the best of luck with pre-season tours during his famous Gunners career. There was that time he got arrested and faced six months […]