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Category: European club football

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European roundup: Karim Benzema double fires Real Madrid to the top

Milan’s title hopes fade as Inter move a step closerDortmund stay in top-four race with Wolfsburg in thirdA first-half double from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid cruise to a 3-0 victory away to Cádiz that moved them top of La Liga. Related: Agnelli’s…

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Manchester United and Liverpool plead for forgiveness for Super League fiasco

Manchester City also offer grovelling public apology to fansPremier League wants ‘big six’ chiefs removed from committeesManchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City have issued grovelling apologies to fans for the European Super League fiasco, dem…

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Super League died but the cartel lives on: ‘back to normal’ will simply not suffice | Jonathan Liew

European football’s dirty dozen must not be allowed to slip back into their routines. Now is the time to get vindictiveThose of you with a taste for these things will have noted the irony: a competition designed to eliminate promotion and relegation in…

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Agnelli’s Super League insights suggest battles with Uefa are not over

Though now conceding defeat for the breakaway, Juventus’ chairman earlier spoke of football facing a fight for relevanceOn Wednesday morning two of Italy’s biggest newspapers – La Repubblica and Corriere dello Sport – ran a joint interview with the Juv…

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European Super League: updates after Premier League clubs withdraw – live!

Keep track of all the latest developmentsSuper League on brink as ‘big six’ walk awayCompetition organisers vow to ‘reshape’ planAnd you can email Jonathan, tweet or comment below 6.38am BST “I’ve seen a lot of coverage of the huge backlash against the…

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Bundesliga: Schalke relegated as Bayern close on title with win over Leverkusen

Schalke’s 33-year Bundesliga run ends after 1-0 loss to BielefeldBayern open 10-point gap at top as Leipzig lose in CologneSchalke have been relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in 33 years on Tuesday after losing 1-0 to fellow strugglers A…

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Emma Hayes avoids European Super League talk to focus on Chelsea double

Chelsea Women’s manager: ‘I’m paid to win matches’They play Manchester City in likely title deciderEmma Hayes is not averse to expressing her opinion. So it was interesting on Monday when the Chelsea manager carefully skirted the issue of the European …

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‘I won’t renew my season ticket’: six fans on the fightback against the ESL

Supporters are protesting, contacting MPs, cancelling season tickets and emailing sponsors to express their angerFans of the six English clubs that have agreed to join the European Super League are writing to their MPs, organising protests and threaten…

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Supporters of the rich six can now see the price we’ve paid for success | Simon Hattenstone

Manchester City fans like me had the chance to vote with our feet, mouths and placards. We didn’t and now the Super League shows we’re irrelevantI’m tapping out a tweet to my football club, Manchester City, trying to make a case for why they shouldn’t …

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Real Madrid’s Florentino Pérez ‘wants to save football’ with Super League – video

Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, has hit back at Uefa by calling them a ‘monopoly’ while arguing that the Super League is being formed to ‘save football’.The controversial announcement that big clubs across Europe plan to form a breakaway le…

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‘Preposterous arrogance’: Everton condemn ‘big six’ for Super League split

Everton accuse breakaway clubs of disenfranchising own fansOwner Farhad Moshiri says clubs ‘should be disciplined’Everton have fiercely condemned the six Premier League clubs pushing to join the European Super League, accusing them of preposterous arro…

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European Super League: backlash builds against breakaway plan – live!

Liverpool captain James Milner among dissenting voicesPandemic power grab: how greedy owners took chanceGet in touch: email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 7.12am BST Today we’ve got the “other” 14 Premier League clubs meeting, we’ve got Boris Johnson me…

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European Super League: backlash builds against breakaway plan – live!

Liverpool captain James Milner among dissenting voicesPandemic power grab: how greedy owners took chanceGet in touch: email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 7.12am BST Today we’ve got the “other” 14 Premier League clubs meeting, we’ve got Boris Johnson me…

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Rebels in Spain have the best hands for football’s biggest game of poker | Sid Lowe

There has been criticism, but don’t expect fans to mobilise in huge numbers against their own clubs, not like in EnglandPoor Roberto Carlos. It was his first and hopefully his last day in the job, and he had to deal with that. At the end of every game,…

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Premier League’s Big Six and why they want to join a European Super League

Each of the English clubs has its own particular ownership, motivation and financial situation that has led it to join the breakaway leagueThe bombshell that 12 top European clubs have joined a breakaway “super league”, presented as a fait accompli at …

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

Live reaction and news around Sunday’s announcementEuropean Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign upExplainer: how will the new European Super League work?Jonathan Liew: only those who hate football can back thisEmail Mike with any thoughts | Twe…

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

Live reaction and news around Sunday’s announcementEuropean Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign upExplainer: how will the new European Super League work?Jonathan Liew: only those who hate football can back thisEmail Mike with any thoughts | Twe…

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

Live reaction and news around Sunday’s announcementEuropean Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign upExplainer: how will the new European Super League work?Jonathan Liew: only those who hate football can back thisEmail Mike with any thoughts | Twe…

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European Super League: how did the clubs get to this point?

Analysis: 12 clubs have announced they are joining the new European Super League after a weekend of frantic talks It was only on Saturday morning that a senior executive of one of European football’s biggest clubs realised that the long-rumbling talks …

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Only someone who truly hates football can be behind a European super league

The clubs behind the new proposed competition must find competitive sport offensive, all the way from the grassroots game to the World CupPerhaps once all this has shaken out, once the imminent threat of a breakaway European super league has been resol…