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Category: European club football

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Barcelona to charge Manchester United fans £102 for ticket at Camp Nou

• United to subsidise cost by charging Barça fans £102 in first leg• ‘Our supporters are again being subjected to excessive prices’Manchester United have confirmed they will subsidise the eye-watering £102 cost for an away ticket at Barcelona for the s…

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Barcelona prepare €50m bid to sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt

• Barcelona watched in-form striker at recent Inter game• 21-year-old has 15 goals in 24 Bundesliga matchesBarcelona are preparing a €50m (£43m) bid for Luka Jovic and hope to start negotiations with Eintracht Frankfurt in the next few weeks.The Serbia…

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Adrien Rabiot: the golden boy who became PSG’s French football outcast | Ed Aarons

Midfielder should be a force at his club but a contract stand-off and off-pitch behaviour have led to him being frozen out“It’s not that I’m hiding away,” insisted Adrien Rabiot on French television last week. “I am available to the club. If I could pl…

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David Ospina discharged from hospital after collapsing during Napoli match

• Arsenal loanee given all clear after sustaining a head injury• Keeper will not be joining Colombia over international breakArsenal loanee David Ospina has been discharged from hospital and given the all clear after collapsing midway through Napoli’s …

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Oh. My. God. Messi, a hat-trick and a stadium left in suspended animation

The Barcelona forward was applauded by both sets of fans in the 4-1 victory over Betis – not because he scored three times, but because of how he scored“Truth is, I don’t remember anything like this,” Lionel Messi said but nor do they and their reactio…

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Ligue 1 blows chance to rid itself of ‘farmers league’ jibe

For the first time since 2011, not a single French club will appear in either the Europa League or Champions League last eightBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt was not supposed to happen like this for Ligue 1, not with the way…

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Inter take the Milan derby spoils and leap over rivals in Serie A standings | Paolo Bandini

Defeat was hardly catastrophic for Milan, but they have failed to beat Inter now in any of their last six Serie A meetingsThe choreography produced by Milan’s Ultras for Sunday’s derby had been months in the making. As kick-off approached, a colossal d…

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Daring to try – and daring to fail – gives Werder Bremen cause for optimism | Andy Brassell

A stylish victory over Bayer Leverkusen has confirmed that Florian Kohfeldt has given Werder’s fans reason to dreamIt was the sort of result that, when it happened, appeared to be a curio but as time has gone past, it looks more and more like a season …

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Violence and teargas forces Panathinaikos v Olympiakos derby to be abandoned – video

Panathinaikos’ match at home to Olympiakos was abandoned on Sunday after fans were seen attacking players on the visiting team’s bench and clashing with police outside their Olympic Stadium.The violence began four minutes after the Athens derby ki…

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Panathinaikos v Olympiakos abandoned amid violence and tear gas

Home fans clash with Athens police, attack rivals’ benchReferee stops plays then calls off game half an hour laterThe derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was abandoned on Sunday after Panathinaikos fans clashed with police in Athens outside thei…

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Lionel Messi’s spectacular hat-trick prompts Betis fans to chant his name

Barcelona forward lauded by opposition supporters‘I can’t remember that happening before,’ he saysAfter Lionel Messi scored a wonderful third goal to complete his 51st career hat-trick, Real Betis supporters did what only true fans can do when in the p…

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Real Betis v Barcelona: La Liga live!

Live updates from Benito Villamarín Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm (GMT)Champions League quarter-finals: tie-by-tie analysis and verdictFeel free to email Rob your thoughts 6.39pm GMT Real Betis (3-4-2-1) Pau Lopez; Mandi, Sidnei, Bartra; Tello, Lo Celso, Ca…

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European roundup: Genoa condemn Juventus to first Serie A defeat of season

Sturaro and Pandev give Genoa unlikely 2-0 victoryMonchi confirms return to Sevilla as sporting directorStefano Sturaro and Goran Pandev scored second-half goals to secure Genoa an unlikely 2-0 victory over Juventus, handing the Serie A leaders their f…

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European roundup: Marco Reus sends Dortmund top with nailbiting late show

• Dortmund beat 9-man Hertha Berlin 3-2 in stoppage time• Atlético Madrid’s misery worsens with 2-0 defeat in La LigaMarco Reus settled a five-goal thriller against 9-man Hertha Berlin in stoppage time at the Olympiastadion to lift Borussia Dortmund th…

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Gareth Bale goal helps Real Madrid past Celta Vigo in Zidane’s first game back

It had to be him. Dumped and disciplined, publicly accused of being out of shape, unprofessional and letting down his teammates, ostracised since October. On the day Zinedine Zidane returned Isco returned with him and scored the goal that set Real Madr…

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Fifa risks row with Europe’s elite by approving new 24-team Club World Cup

• New tournament set to take place every four years from 2021• European Club Association unhappy with lack of consultationFifa has ignored European opposition to its plan to revamp the Club World Cup by voting to approve a new 24-team tournament starti…

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Arsenal could miss out on Monchi after Sevilla seek technical director’s return

• Sevilla hope to bring Spaniard back after spell at Roma• Arsenal want Monchi as replacement for Sven MislintatArsenal’s hopes of hiring Monchi as their technical director have suffered a setback after Sevilla made a move to bring the Spaniard back to…

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‘No plan, no courage’ – German press lay into Bayern after Liverpool loss

Bayern Munich were heavily criticised after their defeat, with Der Spiegel writing that German football ‘has been left behind’For the first time in 13 years there will be no German club in the Champions League quarter-finals, a fact not lost on the cou…

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Virgil van Dijk’s composure proves decisive on Vegas night for Liverpool | Barney Ronay

Jürgen Klopp’s side rise to the occasion with their Dutch factotum directing an almost dismissive victory over BayernOn German television they closed out the show with Hello Goodbye by the Beatles, which felt about right. Through mid-afternoon the grey…

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Lionel Messi’s masterclass gives Barcelona resounding win over Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain fell, Real Madrid fell, Atlético Madrid fell, but Barcelona did not. This time there was no surprise, not even really for Olympique Lyonnais, who saw Lionel Messi coming, again and again, just as they had imagined they might, but co…