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Category: European club football

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Clarence Seedorf: ‘If someone has talent and ideas, give them a chance’

Seedorf’s three spells as a manager – at Milan, Deportivo and Cameroon – have shown him the power of positivityBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkStarting at the highest level felt natural to me. I know how that might sound, but hear m…

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Kieran Trippier: ‘Everywhere I go they shout Rooney at me. Everyone’

The defender on how Diego Costa created his nickname at Atlético Madrid, what went wrong at Tottenham and missing the dartsFor one brief moment Kieran Trippier sounds worried. The England defender is talking about how his Atlético Madrid teammate Diego…

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Julen Lopetegui roars as the king of Seville and repays Monchi’s faith | Sid Lowe

This is the game you can’t afford to lose, and the Sevilla coach’s wild eyes showed what winning the 130th derby meantWhen it was over, Julen Lopetegui started roaring, mouth so wide you could fit his half of Seville inside. He wore a wild look in his …

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Dimitri Payet has his revenge as Marseille finally beat Lyon in Ligue 1

Payet had a point to prove against his former manager and did it perfectly. If only he was that motivated every weekBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDimitri Payet didn’t hold back. “They have two different visions of football. T…

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Hansi Flick weaves magic as Borussia Dortmund curse their Bayern Munich jinx | Andy Brassell

Lucien Favre had said his side had nothing to lose, but lose they did – their six successive Bundesliga defeat at the Allianz ArenaEvery team has their blind spot, their house of horror, where they can’t put a foot right. On the weekend of Der Klassike…

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Radja Nainggolan and Cagliari are living the high life in dazzling style | Nicky Bandini

Midfielder has returned on loan to the club where he made his Serie A debut, and showing Internazionale what they’re missingAfter watching his Internazionale team throw away a two-goal lead against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, …

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Shakhtar’s Taison ‘helpless’ after being sent off for reaction to racist abuse – video report

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off on Sunday after reacting to racist insults from the crowd. The Brazilian midfielder raised a finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans before kicking the ball into the stands. Taison, 31, has played in Ukraine since 2011, and le…

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Shakhtar’s Taison ‘helpless’ after being sent off for reaction to racist abuse – video report

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison was sent off on Sunday after reacting to racist insults from the crowd. The Brazilian midfielder raised a finger to Dynamo Kyiv fans before kicking the ball into the stands. Taison, 31, has played in Ukraine since 2011, and le…

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Cristiano Ronaldo angered by substitution in Juventus win over Milan

• Portuguese walks straight down tunnel after being replaced• Replacement Paulo Dybala scores only goal of match in TurinJuventus stayed top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over AC Milan thanks to Paulo Dybala’s fine strike on Sunday after Cristiano Ronaldo …

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Frankfurt’s captain sent off for knocking over Freiburg coach, sparking chaos

• Christian Streich sent to ground by David Abraham’s shoulder• ‘At 54 you can be run over by a young buffalo,’ says coachEintracht Frankfurt’s captain, David Abraham, was sent off for knocking over Freiburg’s coach, Christian Streich, as their Bundesl…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top as Real chase

• Messi levels Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 trebles in La Liga• Inter comeback from 1-0 down to beat Verona at homeLionel Messi scored two exquisite free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo that took Ba…

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Bayern Munich crush Dortmund thanks to Robert Lewandowski double

Bayern Munich crushed Borussia Dortmund with two goals from Robert Lewandowski to climb back into third place and give interim coach Hansi Flick an impressive Bundesliga debut.Lewandowski kept up his sensational scoring run, netting in the 17th and 76t…

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In defence of RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig are unloved for a good reason, but they deserve respect for trusting young players, promoting exciting managers and challenging Bayern Munich’s hegemonyBy Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheThe headlines from the Bundesliga last weekend belo…

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Der Klassiker: Bayern face Dortmund amid uncertain future

The Bavarian club sacked Niko Kovac this week and need a win against their rivals to kickstart their season“The next Bayern Munich manager will also fail,” read a headline in Der Tagesspiegel this week after the Bundesliga club had sacked Niko Kovac 10…

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Raúl Jiménez heads Wolves to verge of Europa League knockout stage

• Wolves 1-0 Slovan Bratislava • Jiménez wins it in injury time after Rúben Neves misses penaltyWolves took a big step towards the knockout phase of the Europa League thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Raul Jiménez. Frustration loomed for Nuno Espírito …

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Alfredo Morelos breaks deadlock for Rangers to overcome Porto

A rousing finish to a match Rangers looked nervous for long spells of yielded appropriate reward. Steven Gerrard retains a live chance of guiding his team into the knockout phase of the Europa League with the ultimately comfortable nature of this win s…

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Alfredo Morelos breaks deadlock for Rangers to overcome Porto

A rousing finish to a match Rangers looked nervous for long spells of yielded appropriate reward. Steven Gerrard retains a live chance of guiding his team into the knockout phase of the Europa League with the ultimately comfortable nature of this win s…

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Manchester United reach last 32 after Anthony Martial strikes against Partizan

Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to see Manchester United playing on the front foot and creating chances and they qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League by doing just that.The second of two wins against Partizan Belgrade was achieved through t…

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Olivier Ntcham’s late show at Lazio fires Celtic into Europa League last 32

Olivier Ntcham’s dramatic injury-time winner against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico sent Celtic into the last 32 of the Europa League.Celtic arrived in Rome at the top of Group E after beating the Italian side last month but amid a shaky start they fell …

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Son Heung-min’s double helps Tottenham past Red Star Belgrade

Son Heung-min’s anguish at Everton on Sunday knew no bounds and it is no exaggeration to say that on Monday, as the guilt at his role in André Gomes’s horrific injury consumed him, the Tottenham forward could not even think about this Champions League …