Marseille came from behind to defeat their hosts Monaco 3-2 on Sunday. The French sides approached the game with all seriousness as it was a derby of note. The skipper Radamel Falcao ahead of the game said they as hosts would give everything possible to claim maximum points especially as Marseille were “a direct rival for the podium.”
Monaco had a good run against Marseille but they could not repeat past feats, with Coach Rudi Garcia keen on a change in the run of things. Marseille were the first to go ahead at the stroke of half time. Dimitri Payet sent a perfectly weighed cross that Kostas Mitroglou headed in. Continue reading “MARSEILLE DEFEAT MONACO AT HOME”
Fernando Torres and ANDRES Iniesta made their debut in J-League, and both got defeated in Japanese football. Both the players are the winner of the Spanish World Cup and this summer they have been moving to the Far East following the calling time on their career with club in Europe. But, by registering defeat in the match, neither of them was able to begin to life in the J-League as they wanted to because their teams got defeated on their first appearances itself.
Iniesta is now 34 years old and quit his beloved club Barcelona on the last season, end. This move was made before linking up with Spain for the challenge of their World Cup. He made the announcement that he will be joining Vissel Kobe. This is the Japanese club and it is run by Rakuten, the owner of Barca sponsors. The early exit of Spain from Russia 2018 mean that he was able to associate with Kobe two weeks before than expected.
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Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is set to try and lure Fernando Torres back to England, according to report. With Torres confirming he has come to the end of his second stint at Atletico Madrid, there were several options open.
Torres was linked with the Chinese Super League (CSL) and the Major League Soccer (MLS). Torres’ former teammate VeljkoPaunovic manages MLS side Chicago Fire, hence the early links.
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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has named his ideal forwards in the Reds shirt. The former skipper of the side played alongside some of the best players the club has seen. He combined very well with Fernando Torres, when the Spaniard moved to Anfield from Atletico Madrid.
Gerrard also played along with an impressive Luis Suarez. He is watching from the stands now after retirement, seeing how summer addition Mohammed Salah is making a name for himself in his debut season. Continue reading “Liverpool Legend Names His Ideal Forwards”
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has been the subject of links to the Chinese Super League. The former Liverpool and Chelsea man has always said he wanted to retire at his boyhood club. However, recent developments would have put things in perspective.
The 33-year old talisman is one of the greatest footballers to come out of Atletico. He is sixth on the list of all-time appearances and sixth highest goalscorer for the club with 123 goals. He received a professional contract deal at the age of 15, making his debut at 17 in May 2001 before scoring his first goal the following week. Continue reading “TORRES HEADING TO CHINA?”
Finally, the protracted transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona from Liverpool is over and done with. Since Neymar Jr. left last summer in a surprise move to the Parc des Princes, Coutinho’s name has been littered all over the web about being the replacement for his compatriot. The player wanted to leave as he saw it as a lifetime opportunity and a childhood dream.
Liverpool tried their best to retain him, offering good incentives but the player’s mind could not be changed. Coutinho could not leave during the summer and despite injuries he gave his usual in the first half of the season. When Barca came again during the winter window, he could no longer wait till the summer like Anfield wanted and his new employer paid huge fees.
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Ahead of the second leg clash with Sevilla, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is working alone with a group of 13 players, according to reports. Atletico Madrid seem to have lost their fire power that was dominant from 2012 to 2015. Simeone has splashed the cash in getting a lot of players recently and seems determined to prove something this term.
Atletico face a tough clash when they play Sevilla in the return leg at Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday. They lost the first leg at home 2-1 but they have another chance of reaching the last four if they win. Continue reading “SIMEONE FOCUSED ON CDR CLASH WITH SEVILLA”
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres said it would be a dream come true if he managed to win La Liga with Atletico Madrid. The player, who has won numerous trophies such as the FIFA World Cup, as well as the Champions League, has yet to win a major trophy with Atletico Madrid.
Fernando Torres started his career with Atletico Madrid back in 2001 and was made the captain of the club. At that time he was one of the most promising young players and was expected to go and achieve great things.
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With the transfer window deadline set to close on Thursday, who is the game changer that can join before then?
There have been players that joined very late but they went on to become spectacular at their respective clubs. The transfer deadline day comes with a lot of drama as clubs enter a frenzy to quickly complete pending or new deals before 11pm.
Chelsea have two sides of a story to tell on this. While one of the most prominent transfer deadline days, it was not in the summer but in the January window.
It was 2011 and the Blues were fourth on the league table by halfime. They were ten points behind the leaders Man United. The Reds were outside of the top six and had just being bought by Fenway Sports Group. Kenny Dalgrish was the new manager at Anfield while Carlo Ancelotti was his rival at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea wanted the title to come to London, instead of Manchester, so they pushed to tap one of the most prolific strikers in England then Fernando Torres. Liverpool rebuffed the move even though the Spaniard was keen at the idea. The deal did not happen until after the deadline in one of the most shocking deadline deals. Continue reading “TOP PL STRIKERS BOUGHT ON DEADLINE DAY”
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has welcomed the addition of Vitolo to the team.
He was linked to the club but there were reports that he could also renew at Sevilla. Vitolo arrived at Sevilla on a short term basis where he was expected to stay on.
However Atletico convinced the player to join them instead of staying at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The multiple-time Europa League winners are unhappy that the player finally opted to join the former Vicente Calderon dwellers.
“I will not reveal what was said during those talks. I was close to renewing with Sevilla, but Atleti pushed really hard to sign me. The deal has a lot of positive factors from a sporting and economic point of view,” the Canary Islander said. Continue reading “TORRES WELCOMES VITOLO TO ATLETICO”