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Category: European club football

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Bayern Munich win German Cup as Buffon sets Serie A appearance record

Robert Lewandowski reaches 50 goals for the seasonBuffon passes Paolo Maldini’s record with 648 appearancesBundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their hopes of a treble alive after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Satur…

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Inter open talks with Chelsea over buying Emerson Palmieri

Italian club ready to offer £18m for left-backChelsea expected to demand larger feeInter have opened negotiations with Chelsea over buying the left-back Emerson Palmieri. Antonio Conte is keen to add the Italy international to his squad, having signed …

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Wendell: ‘Brazilian players have a higher value as we produce the best’

The full-back discusses Brazil’s long love affair with Bayer Leverkusen and how his club can overcome Bayern MunichBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballFor some Brazilians, the road to approbation in European football is bumpy. The most obvious…

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West Ham confident of no punishment for defaulting on Haller fee payment

Club failed to make £5.4m payment to Eintracht FrankfurtWest Ham reported to Fifa and indicate it will be paid soonWest Ham are confident they will not face any punishment after Eintracht Frankfurt complained to Fifa about the Premier League club defau…

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Atalanta’s fairytale overwritten by tragedy but momentum continues | Nicky Bandini

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side continue to win relentlessly amid the shared trauma of a city that was hit hardest by Covid-19Not even Gian Piero Gasperini knew if Bergamo was ready to start watching football again this June. Before the coronavirus outbrea…

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‘Ice-cold’ Jamal Musiala making waves at Bayern after leaving Chelsea

Attacking midfielder is back in the country of his birth but remains an England youth international – at least for nowEven Jamal Musiala couldn’t have expected his first year back in Germany to end quite so well. On 20 June, aged 17 years and 115 days,…

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‘Ice-cold’ Jamal Musiala making waves at Bayern after leaving Chelsea

Attacking midfielder is back in the country of his birth but remains an England youth international – at least for nowEven Jamal Musiala couldn’t have expected his first year back in Germany to end quite so well. On 20 June, aged 17 years and 115 days,…

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Leroy Sané completes move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City

Winger joins Bundesliga champions in deal worth initial £40.9mSané says winning Champions League at Bayern ‘is top priority’Leroy Sané has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City, joining the German champions in a deal worth an initial…

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European roundup: Real Madrid go four points clear after edging past Getafe

Late Sergio Ramos penalty earns 1-0 win for RealAtalanta beat Napoli 2-0, Roma lose to UdineseReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos kept his nerve to score a late penalty and secure a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Getafe on Thursday for a sixth consecutive …

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Internazionale confirm £36m signing of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid

Moroccan full-back signs five-year contract at San SiroHakimi had spent last two seasons on loan at DortmundInternazionale have confirmed the signing of full-back Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid, reportedly for an initial €40m (£36m) fee with €5m (£4.5m…

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Boardroom turmoil, troubling finances and Messi’s influence: why Barcelona are a mess

Missing out on the Spanish title is perhaps Barça’s smallest problem – decline is setting in and most key players are above 30. This will take a long time to sort outLeo Messi was the first off the pitch, heading down the tunnel alone as Barcelona’s an…

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European roundup: Eriksen, Sánchez and Young score as Inter win 6-0

Victory over Brescia moves Inter closer to Champions LeagueValencia beaten 2-0 by Athletic Bilbao in La LigaAlexis Sánchez produced an imposing performance to inspire Internazionale to a 6-0 win over Serie A strugglers Brescia at San Siro. Sánchez scor…

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William Saliba back at Arsenal after row over extending Saint-Étienne loan

Saint-Étienne claim conditions to extend loan ‘unacceptable’Arsenal say they were unable to agree fitness plan with clubArsenal are at loggerheads with Saint-Étienne after being accused by the Ligue 1 club of imposing “absolutely unacceptable sports an…

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Real the big winners after Barcelona are held at home by Atlético Madrid

Barcelona met Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou and neither of them won. Six hundred kilometres away, Real Madrid did. An own goal and three penalties, one of them retaken to bring the total to four, delivered a draw that suited no one except the team wa…

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Real the big winners after Barcelona are held at home by Atlético Madrid

Barcelona met Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou and neither of them won. Six hundred kilometres away, Real Madrid did. An own goal and three penalties, one of them retaken to bring the total to four, delivered a draw that suited no one except the team wa…

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Schalke chairman Clemens Tönnies quits amid turmoil on and off the field

Billionaire meat producer has seen Covid-19 outbreak at factoryTönnies’ departure comes after dismal end to Schalke seasonThe Schalke chairman, Clemens Tönnies, has stepped down after 19 years amid a Covid-19 outbreak at one of his meat factories and a…

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Schalke chairman Clemens Tönnies quits amid turmoil on and off the field

Billionaire meat producer has seen Covid-19 outbreak at factoryTönnies’ departure comes after dismal end to Schalke seasonThe Schalke chairman, Clemens Tönnies, has stepped down after 19 years amid a Covid-19 outbreak at one of his meat factories and a…

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Valencia confirm sacking of coach Albert Celades after poor run of results

Decision follows 2-0 defeat by Villarreal on SundayCelades took over as club’s head coach in SeptemberValencia have sacked their head coach Albert Celades after a run of results during which the club have won just two of their past 13 games.Celades was…

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Karim Benzema backheel sums up La Liga weekend of beauty and brilliance | Sid Lowe

The Frenchman’s assist has put Real Madrid on course for the title, but it wasn’t even the most dazzling piece of skill on an extraordinary weekend in SpainSometimes there’s so much brilliance you don’t even know where to begin, let alone which words t…

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Barcelona set to exchange Arthur for Miralem Pjanic with Juventus

Brazilian joined Catalans from Gremio in 2018Buffon and Chiellini agree deals with JuveThe Barcelona midfielder Arthur will join Juventus at the end of the season in a deal worth an initial €72m (£66m), with Miralem Pjanic set to move in the opposite d…