Juventus striker Moise Kean ponders January optionsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Moise Kean cannot rule out a January move away.Kean is eager to secure regular first team football after spending much of this season in the stands.A loan move away has been mooted for the youngster and he says: “Sincerely, I do not know what will happen in January.”The club will decide what to do and I only think about training and continuing to work to build something for the future. “If I feel ready for an experience abroad? I do not know yet. All I want is to become better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer ‘completely different’ from Mourinho explains Shawby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuke Shaw says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a completely different style of management compared to Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer replaced Mourinho last month and has won his first three games in charge.Shaw was one player who clashed with the Portuguese during his time at the club and was left out of the final four matches of his tenure.The defender told Sky Sports that he “thanks Jose for what he did for the club and for me as a person and a player”, but added: “Ole has a completely different style to his way and we are adapting to that and enjoying it and that’s the main thing.”There’s a great buzz around the place with Ole coming back in, there’s a lot of good things to look forward to.”Ole is a really positive and friendly guy and knows this club really well as he was here for many years and he knows what the club needs. He is here for six months and it’s a massive thing for him to do an amazing job and that would be great for him.”We all back him and want the best for him as much as he wants the best for us. We all have to work together and keep doing the right things and keep smiles on faces and keep winning matches.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State fans hate Mark May for a number of reasons – but mostly because he constantly picks against the Buckeyes. Saturday, at College GameDay a number of OSU supporters are getting their revenge. May is the subject of dozens of signs – a number of which we’ve highlighted below.Some are NSFW, per usual. Others are just bizarre.@mark_may pic.twitter.com/hx1qs9WupK— Josh Moore (@jmoore2321) November 21, 2015@bustedcoverage Mark May: “I can count to potato” pic.twitter.com/vUPZxXVXba— Jeff Tew (@SquirrelTew) November 21, 2015“Mark May DVRs FanDuel commercials” pic.twitter.com/wjEizHl6DZ— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 21, 2015@mark_may @si_ncaafb @CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/97JuknTsgk— Andrew Crick (@andrewmcrick) November 21, 2015Mark May DVR’s FanDuel commercials pic.twitter.com/kRBHvIagBe— Busted College (@BustedCollege) November 21, 2015Mark May is a douche pic.twitter.com/xEpfMaR0Sw— Clay Brown (@cmurda53) November 21, 2015Mark May studied geography with Ben Carson pic.twitter.com/Zq5rST3XrV— Busted College (@BustedCollege) November 21, 2015@mark_may #CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/yeNwjre2ng— Simon Dallas (@NaniDallas) November 21, 2015More love for Mark May pic.twitter.com/uvhpaw47z5— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 21, 2015Mark May is still loved at The Ohio State lol…… Go Bucks pic.twitter.com/I5qCXWTqbn— Rod Olmstead (@RodOlmstead) November 21, 2015.@_LisSis‘ sign on @CollegeGameDay is hilarious: @mark_may wears mom jeans” #buckeyes pic.twitter.com/d8TtG0xPdC— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) November 21, 2015M-Momma says Mark May is the devil #Creativity #CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/uH2DZCLMiS— Chris Mayo (@ChrisMayo_1) November 21, 2015He said it’s a cross between Harbaugh & Mark May. Didn’t really get it. pic.twitter.com/lZ4iBt1yYE— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 20, 2015Also this gem. @CollegeGameDay @mark_may pic.twitter.com/chNqQZI47n— Matthew Montgomery (@Montgomery707) November 21, 2015@SpongeBobSports Mark May on #CollegeGameDay is barnacles! pic.twitter.com/vRHFKtrfMG— Ed Lupp (@VeNGNCE) November 21, 2015Ohio State and Michigan State kick off at 3:30 PM ET.
Auburn’s defensive backfield is getting some experience reinforcement, courtesy of the MAC. Marshall Taylor, a standout cornerback from Miami (OH), graduates this spring, and will be eligible to play right away for the Tigers in 2016. Taylor confirmed the commitment to Auburn to AL.com earlier this week:“I’m excited. Auburn’s been to two national championships in the last five years, not a lot of programs can say that… I just believe in what Coach (Gus) Mazlahn and the whole staff has going on. They have a really good team and I’m just trying to come in and be another piece to the puzzle.”Louisville held a slight edge for Taylor prior to his visit to Auburn. He has canceled his planned official visits to Michigan State and Florida.“I’m done,” he said. “I’m a Tiger. I’m done.” The Miami Student has more on Taylor’s career with the RedHawks.The 6-foot-2, 199-pound corner was a standout during his freshman year at Miami. He led all freshmen with 40 tackles and started five of the 11 games in which he played.He redshirted the next year, but started all 12 games of the 2014 season alongside current Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins. He totaled 30 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups.Last season, he played in 11 games, starting 10. He totaled 39 tackles and two interceptions, including a pick-six against Akron University. He had a collegiate career-high nine tackles against University of Wisconsin early in the season.Taylor’s Twitter account is private, but he’s already changed his profile picture and bio to reflect his new football home.Taylor is a Georgia native. He’ll have a chance to play in his home state for the first time as a college athlete on November 12, when the Tigers travel to face UGA.[AL.com]
The 2018-19 Champions League came to a conclusion at the start of June.Europe’s premier club competition now has a slightly different feel to it this season but the general schedule of the tournament is much the same, with the qualifying rounds taking place in June, July and August, over two months ahead of the group stage, which commenced in September.Goal has your complete guide. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Champions League 2018-19 finalThe 2018-19 Champions League final was an all-English affair, with Tottenham paired against Liverpool.The Reds came out on top with a 2-0 victory, securing their sixth European crown in the process. Date Team Result Team June 1 Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool Champions League 2018-19 semi-finalsIn the semi-finals, Barcelona were paired with last season’s finalists Liverpool, while Real Madrid and Juventus conquerors Ajax were drawn with Tottenham. Team Agg. Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg Tottenham 3-3 (a) Ajax 0-1 3-2 Barcelona 3-4 Liverpool 3-0 0-4 Champions League 2018-19 quarter-finalsThe draw for the Champions League quarter-final took place on Friday, March 15.Ajax continued their impressive campaign by defeating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, while Barcelona made light work of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United.Last season’s finalists Liverpool locked horns with Porto, dispatching them without fuss, and there was a Premier League derby as Manchester City faced Tottenham. Team Agg. Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg Ajax 3-2 Juventus 1-1 2-1 Liverpool 6-1 Porto 2-0 4-1 Tottenham 4-4 Man City 1-0 3-4 Man Utd 0-4 Barcelona 0-1 0-3 The make-up of the semi-final and final was known as well after UEFA established the order of proceedings in March.Tottenham will play Ajax in semi-final one, while Barcelona will come up against Liverpool in the other semi-final.Champions League 2018-19 last 16 fixtures & resultsThe last 16 stage of the Champions League commenced the week of February 12 and ended the week of March 13. Team Agg. Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg Manchester United 3-3 (a) PSG 0-2 3-1 Roma 3-4 Porto 2-1 1-3 Ajax 5-3 Real Madrid 1-2 4-1 Tottenham 4-0 Borussia Dortmund 3-0 1-0 Liverpool 3-1 Bayern Munich 0-0 3-1 Lyon 1-5 Barcelona 0-0 1-5 Atletico Madrid 2-3 Juventus 2-0 0-3 Schalke 2-10 Manchester City 2-3 0-7 Champions League 2018-19 group stageGroup A table Group B table Group C table Group D table Group E table Group F table Group G table Group H table What is the format of the Champions League? Round Draw date First leg Second leg Round of 16 December 17 February 12-13 & 19-20 March 5-6 & 12-13 Quarter-finals March 15 April 9-10 April 16-17 Semi-finals / April 30 – May 1 May 7-8 Final / June 1 / Champions League full squad lists**squad lists only include players above the age of 21. Group AAtletico Madrid: Adan, Jan Oblak; Diego Godin, Filipe Luis, Santiago Arias, Stefan Savic, Juanfran, Lucas Hernandez, Jose Maria Gimenez; Thomas Partey, Jorge Koke, Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo Rodri, Gelson Martins, Vitolo, Cristian Rodriguez; Antoine Griezmann, Nikola Kalinic, Angel Correa, Diego Costa, Dario Poveda, Borja Garces, Victor Mollejo.Borussia Dortmund: Roman Burki, Marin Hitz; Dan-Axel Zagadou, Abdou Diallo, Achraf Hakimi, Raphael Guerreiro, Jeremy Toljan, Manuel Akanji, Lukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Julian Weigl, Omer Toprak; Thomas Delaney, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Sergio Gomez, Mahmoud Dahoud, Christian Pulisic, Shinji Kagawa, Axel Witsel, Jacob Bruun Larsen; Jadon Sancho, Francisco Paco Alcacer, Maximilian Philipp, Marius WolfMonaco: Daniel Subasic, Diego Benaglio, Loic Badiashile; Antonio Barreca, Jemersen, Djibril Sidibe, Julien Serrano, Andrea Raggi, Kamil Glik, Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi, Amamy Toure, Benjamin Henrichs, Yannis N’Gakoutou-Yapende, Jean Eudes Aholou, Kevin N’Doram, Marcos Paul Rony Lopes, Youri Telemans, Adama Traore, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Aleksandr Golovin, Nacer Chadli, Samuel Grandsir, Han-Noah Massengo, Tristan Muyumba; Radamel Falcao, Stevan Jovetic, Jordi Mboula, Pietro Pellegri, Moussa Sylla, Sofiane Diop, Gobe GouanoClub Brugge: Karlo Letica, Ethan Horvath; Luan Peres, Benoit Poulain, Matej Mitrovic, Dion Cools, Stefano Denswil, Saulo DeCarli, Brandon Mechele, Clinton Mata, Sofyan Amrabat, Krepin Diatta, Siebe Schrijvers, Marvelous Nakamba, Thibault Vlietinck, Hans Vanaken, Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Arnaut Groeneveld; Wesley, Jelle Vossen, Rezaei Kaveh, Emmanuel BonaventureGroup BBarcelona: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Ignacio Pena, Jokin Ezquieta Mendiburu; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Rafinha, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Juan Miranda, Jorge Cuenca Barreno; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Denis Suarez, Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, Sergi Samper, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena, Ricard Puig, Ramon Monchu, Alex Collado, Oriol Busquets, Philippe Coutinho; Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Munir El Haddadi, Abel RuizTottenham: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga; Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Heung-Min Son, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Lucas; Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente, Mousa DembelePSV: Jeroen Zoet, Eloy Room; Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Aziz Behich, Nick Viergever, Daniel Schwaab, Jose Tasende, Jorrit Hendrix, Trent Sainsbury, Denzel Dumfries, Maxime Souas; Gaston Pereiro, Pablo Rosario, Bart Ramselaar, Ramon-Pascal Lundqvist, Erick Gutierrez, Marlon Frey, Ryan Thomas, Robin Schoonbrood, Mauro Junior; Luuk de Jong, Maximilano Romero, Hirving Lozano, Donyell Malen, Steven Bergwijn, Zakario Aboukhlal.Inter: Samir Handanovic, Daniele Padelli, Tommaso Berni, Vladan Dekic; Raffaele Di Gennaro, Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, Andrea Ranocchia, Kwadwao Asamoah, Joao Miranda, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar, Ryan Nolan, Niccolo Corrado; Matias Vecino, Radja Nainggolan, Matteo Politano, Borja Valero, Ivan Perisic, Maj Roric, Gabriele Zappa, Marcelo Brozovic, Antonio Candreva; Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez, Keita BaldeGroup CParis Saint-Germain : Gianluigi Buffon, Alphonse Areola, Garissone Innocent, Sebastien Cibois; Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Marcos Marquinhos, Thomas Meunier, Dani Alves, Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba, Kevin Rimane, Stanley Nsoki, Loic Mbe Soh, Moussa Sissako, Arthur Zagre, Alex Georgen; Marco Verratti, Lassana Diarra, Christopher NkunkuNapoli: Alex Meret, David Ospina Ramirez, Orestis Karnezis; Kevin Malcuit, Mario Rui, Sebastiano Luperto, Nikola Maksimovic, Vlad Chirches, Elseid Hysaj, Kalidou Koulibaly, Faouzi Ghoulam, Raul Albiol, Allan, Fabian Ruiz Pena, Marek Hamsik, Piotr Zielinski, Marko Rog, Amadou Diawara; Jose Callejon, Simone Vedi, Adam Ounas, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz MilikLiverpool: Alisson, Simon Mignolet; Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip; Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri; Robert Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Dominic SolankeRed Star Belgrade: Zoran Popovic, Nemanja Supic, Milan Borjan; Milos Degenek, Srdan Babic, Milan Rodic, Strahinja Erakovic, Filip Stojkovic, Rashid Sumaila, Marko Gobelijic, Vujadin Savic, Aleksa Terzic; Branko Jovicic, Nenad Krsticic, Dejan Meleg, Lorenzo Ebecilio, Slavoljub, Srnic, Marko Marin, Goran Causic, Veljko Simic, Dusan Jovancic, El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Milan Jevtovic, Stefan Cvetkovic; Milan Pavkov, Nikola Stoiljkovic, Jonathan Cafu, Dejan Joveljic, Richmond BoakyeGroup DLokomotiv Moscow: Guilherme, Nikita Medvedev, Anton Kochenkov; Bryan Oladapo Idowu, Benedikt Howedes, Vedran Corluka, Taras Mikhalik, Boris Rotenberg, Maciej Rybus, Solomon Kverkvelia, Mikhail Lysov; Manuel Fernandes, Dmitri Barinov, Grzegorz Kyrchowiak, Jefferson Farfan, Anton Miranchuk, Aleksandr Kolomeytsev, Vladislav Ignatyev, Dmitri Tarasov, Igor Denisov, Alexander Vulfov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Roman Tugarev, Daniil Kulikov, Nikita Dorofeev, Dmitrii Rybchinskii, Ivan Galanin; Fedor Smolov, Edderzito Antonio Eder, Rifat ZhemaletdinovPorto: Iker Casillas, Vanailson Luciano de Souza Alves, Diogo Costa; Maxi Pereira, Eder Gabriel Militao, Diogo Leite, Alex Telles, Jorge, Felipe, Chidozie Awaziem, Bruno Costa, Yacine Brahimi, Olivier Torres, Hector Herrera, Danilo, Riechedly Bazoer, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira; Hernani, Vincent Oaboubakar, Moussa Marega, Jesus Corona, Adrian Lopez, Andre Flipe Ferreira Coelho PerieiraSchalke: Ralf Fahrmann, Yannic Lenze, Alexander Nubel; Hamza Mendyl, Matija Nastasic, Sebastian Rudy, Abdul Baba Rahman, Salif Sane, Ronaldo Aparecido Naldo, Niklas Wiemann; Weston McKennie, Omar Mascarell, Suat Serdar, Nabil Bentaleb, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Benjamin Stambouli, Daniel Caligiuri, Amine Harit, Jannie Kubler, Alessandro Schopf, Benjamin Goller; Mark Uth, Franco Di Santo, Ahmed Kutucu, Guido Burgstaller, Steven Skrybski, Cedric Teuchert, Breel EmboloGalatasaray : Fernando Muslera, Ismail Cipe; Mariano Ferreira, Maicon, Serdar Aziz, Ahmet Calik, Martin Linnes, Omer Bayram, Yuto Nagatomo, Selcuk Inan, Younes Belhanda, Ryan Donk, Badou Ndiyae, Emre Akbaba, Fernando, Sofiane Feghouli; Garry Rodrigus, Eren Derdiyok, Sinan Gumus, Henry Onyekuru, Mugdat CelikGroup EBayern Munich : Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich, Christian Fruchtl, Ron-Torben Hoffmann; Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Rafinha, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Maxime Awoudja, Lars Lukas Mai; Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez, Leon Goretzka, Wooyeong Jeong, Jonathan Meier, Corentin Tolisso, Paul Will, Joshua Kimmich, Renato Sanches, Meritan Shabani; Sandro Wagner, Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kinglsey Coman, Oliver Batista Meier, Frank Evina, Maximilan FranzkeBenfica: Mile Svilar, Bruno Varela, Odisseas Vlachodimos; German Conti, Alex Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, Sebastien Corchia, Yuri Ribeiro, Cristian Lema, Jardel, Andre Almeida; Ljubomir Fejsa, Gabriel Appelt Pires, Alfa Semedo, Eduardo Salvio, Filipr Krovinovic, Pizzi, Gedson Fernandes; Jonas, Franco Cervi, Haris Seferovic, Andrija Zivkovic, Facundo Ferreyra, Rafa Silva, Nicolas CastilloAjax : Andre Onana, Kostas Lamprou, Dominik Kotarski; Rasmus Kristensen, Joel Veltman, Maximilian Wober, Daley Blind, Perr Schuurs, Luis Orejuela, Nicolas Tagliafico; Daley Sinkgraven, Zakaria Labyad, Lasse Schone, Frenkie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech; David Neres, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Dusan Tadic, Hassane Bande, Kasper Dolberg, Dennis JohnsenAEK Athens: Vassilis Barks, Panagiotis Tsintotas; Michalis Bakakis, Helder Lopes, Marios Oikaonomou, Vasileios Lampropoulos, Rodrigo Galo, Uros Cosic, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Niklas Hult; Andre Simoes, Yannis Gianniotas, Petros Mantalos, Kostas Galanopoulos, Erik Moran, Alef; Giorgos Giakoumakis, Marko Livaja, Tasos Bakasetas, Victor Klonaridis, Ezequiel Ponce, Lucas BoyeGroup FManchester City : Ederson, Daniel Grimshaw; Kyle Walker, Danilo, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Eliaquim Mangala, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi; Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Olexandr Zinchenko; Sergio Aguero, Gabriel JesusShakhtar Donetsk: Oleksii Shevchenko, Andriy Pyatov, Oleh Kudryk; Bohdan Butko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, David Khocholava, Ivan Ordets, Mykola Matviyenko, Ismaily, Yaroslav Rakitskiy; Taras Stepanenko, Taison, Bruno Bentinho, Marlos, Alan Patrick, Wellington Nem, Maycon de Andrade Barberan, Cipriano Marcos Robson, Andriy Totovytskiy, Serhiy Bolbat, Viktor Kovalenko, Oleg Danchenko, Fernando Dos Santos Pedro; Olarenwaju Kayode, Junior MoraesLyon: Anthony Lopes, Anthony Racioppi, Mathieu Gorgelin, Dorian Grange; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Rafael, Jason Denayer, Marcelo, Leo Dubois, Jeremy Morel, Fernando Marcal, Ferland Mendy, Kenny Tete, Oumar Solet; Martin Terrier, Houssem Aouar, Jordan Ferri, Pape Cheikh, Tanguy Ndombele, Ousseynou Ndiyae; Moussa Dembele, Memphis Depay, Nabil Fekir, Maxwel CornetHoffenheim: Oliver Baumann, Gregor Kobel; Joshua Brenet, Pavel Kaderabek, Ermin Bicakcic, Kassim Adams Nuhu, Nico Schulz, Benjamin Hubner, Justin Hoogma, Kevin Akpoguma, Stefan Posch; Havard Nordtveit, Dennis Geiger, Kerem Demirbay, Florian Grillitsch, Leonardo Bittencourt, Steven Zuber, Nadiem Amiri, Kevin Vogt, Vincenzo Grifo; Reiss Nelson, Ishak Belfodil, Andrej Kramaric, Adam Szalai, JoelintonGroup GReal Madrid: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Thibaut Courtois, Luca Zidane; Dani Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Sergio Reguilon, Adrian Adri, Javier Sanchez, Sergio Lopez; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio, Isco, Dani Ceballos, Jaime Seoane, Francisco Franchu; Mariano Diaz, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, Cristo Ramon Gonzalez Perez, Vinicius JuniorRoma: Robin Olsen, Matteo Cardinali, Stefano Greco, Antonio Mirante; Rick Karsdorp, Luca Pellegrini, Juan Jesus, Aleksandar Kolarov, Ivan Marcano, Davide Santon, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Devid Eugene Bouah, Riccardo Cargnelutti, Andrea Marcucci; Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Daniel de Rossi, Ante Coric, Nicolo Zaniolo, Alessandro Florenzi, Javier Pastore, Steven N’Zonzi; Diego Perotti, Edin Dzeko, Patrik Schick, Cengiz Under, Justin Kluivert, Alessio Riccardi, Zan Celar, Stephen El ShaarawyCSKA Moscow: Ilya Pomazun, Georgi Krynats, Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandez, Nikita Chernov, Viktor Vasin, Kirill Nababkin, Hordur Magnusson, Georgi Schennikov, Rodrigo Nascimento Franca, Nikola Vlasic, Alan Dzagoev, Dmitri Efremov, Arnor Sigurdsson, Konstantin Kuchaev, Kristijan Bistrovic, Jaka Bijol, Aleksandr Makarov, Timur Pukhov, Nayair Tiknizyan, Astemir Gordyushenko, Ilzat Akhmetov, Khetag Khosonov, Ivan Oblyakov; Fedor Chalov, Abel Hernandez, Takuma Nishimura, Timur Zhamaletdinov, Vitali ZhironkinViktoria Plzen: Matus Kozacik, Ales Hruska, Dominic Svacek; Lukas Hejda, Roman Hubnik, David Limbersky, Radmin Reznik, Tomas Hajek, Milan Havel, Ludek Pernica; Roman Prochazka, Tomas Horava, Martin Zeman, Jan Kopic, Milan Petrzela, Patrik Hrosovysky, Jan Kovarik, Pavel Bucha, Ales Cermak, Daniel Kolar, Ubong Ekapi; Michael Krmencik, Tomas Chory, Jakub ReznicekGroup HJuventus : Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Wojciech Szczesny; Andrea Barzagli, Mehdi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Joao Cancelo, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro; Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Bernardeschi, Emre Can, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic; Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean, Mario Mandzukic, Cristiano RonaldoManchester United: David de Gea, Lee Grant, Sergio Romero; Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young; Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay; Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony MartialValencia: Jaume Domenech, Norberto Neto, Cristian Rivero; Ruben Vezo, Jeison Murillo, Gabriel, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Gaya, Antonio Lato, Cristiano Piccini, Ezequiel Garay, Javier Jimenez, Alejandro Centelles; Geoffrey Kondogbia, Goncalo Guedes, Carlos Soler, Daniel Parejo, Denis Cheryshev, Francis Coquelin, Daniel Wass, Ferran Torres, Uros Racic, Alex Blanco, Kangin Lee; Kevin Gameiro, Rodrigo, Santi Mina, Michy BatshuayiYoung Boys: Marco Wolfi, David Von Ballmoos, Dario Marzino; Mohamed Ali Camara, Steve von Bergen, Ulisses Garcia, Gregory Wuthrich, Loris Benito, Jordan Lotomba, Kevin Mbabu; Leonardo Bertone, Miralem Sulejmani, Djibril Sow, Nicolas Moumi Ngameleu, Christian Fassnacht, Thorsten Schick, Pedro Teixeira, Sandro Lauper, Sekou Sanogo; Roger Assale, Jean-Pierre Nsame, Yann Aime Kasai, Guillaume Hoarau
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos hopes Neymar will remain with the Ligue 1 champions next season amidst rumours of a move away.The Brazilian forward has been linked with a return to Barcelona in recent weeks, as well as a move to fierce rivals Real Madrid who have been bolstering their squad with serious firepower during the summer transfer window.Neymar is missing his country’s Copa America campaign after rupturing ankle ligaments in friendly against Qatar earlier this month, but his absence has only meant questions regarding his future have instead been fielded to his team-mates. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to L’Equipe on Sunday, PSG team-mate Marquinhos said: “It’s difficult to recruit a player like him into your club and it’s hard to keep him, but I hope he’ll continue with us.“He is an important player, he’s also a friend, a guy I love, and I really hope he’ll stay.“We have not talked about his future, I guess there are already a lot of people who only talk to him about it.”The centre-back also revealed that Neymar’s recovery is going well, with the 27-year-old already starting to strike a ball.“He’s a friend, so we just wanted to know if he was feeling better, mentally and physically,” he added.“He can make movements with his foot, he can already hit the ball a little at home.“At the beginning of this he was really sad but today he is better, and that’s why it made us happy to see it.”Neymar is not the only Brazilian who has been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes this summer however, with captain Thiago Silva rumoured to be a target for former club AC Milan.Marquinhos again spoke of his importance to the side, saying: “When I arrived at PSG, he was my idol and I wanted to imitate him.“He is an important player for the club, he is our captain and brings all his experience to the young players who need it.“He had a good season, put in good performances and we cannot blame him, I hope he will continue with us.”
After making wholesale changes in the U.S. national team’s final Gold Cup group stage match, Gregg Berhalter is bringing back his original 11 starters for Sunday’s quarterfinal clash against Curacao.Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie lead the attack, with Pulisic wearing the captain’s armband for just the second time in his national team career. Columbus Crew striker Gyasi Zardes has been given the nod over Jozy Altidore for the target striker role. Altidore came into the Gold Cup considered the favorite to start, and boosted his case after scoring the winner in Wednesday’s group stage victory against Panama, but Zardes earned another start after his strong showing in the team’s opening victories.The same defense that posted shutouts in wins against Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago is back, with Aaron Long partnering with Walker Zimmerman in central defense, with Zimmerman edging out Matt Miazga for the starting role. Tim Ream will feature at left back, where he will face a tough assignment in Cardiff City midfielder Leandro Bacuna, while Nick Lima will feature at right back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare USMNT newcomer Tyler Boyd will reprise his role as the starting right winger, partnering with Paul Arriola on the flanks, earning the start ahead of Seattle Sounders’ attacker Jordan Morris, who had made a good case for breaking into the lineup.Manchester City signing and reported Fortuna Dusseldorf loan target Zack Steffen returns to his role as the team’s starting goalkeeper, and will be playing in his hometown market. Both Steffen and Pulisic are Pennsylvania natives.The United States will be looking to reach the Gold Cup quarterfinals for the ninth straight Gold Cup, with the last time the team lost in a quarterfinal coming in 2000, when the Americans were eliminated by guest participant Colombia in penalty kicks.The Americans will be taking on a Curacao side that is a considerable underdog, but a team that advanced out of group play courtesy of a victory against Honduras and draw with Jamaica. Curacao standout and PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Eloy Room will look to build on his outstanding play in the group stage, which earned him Best XI honors for the Gold Cup group phase.The winner of Sunday’s USA-Curacao quarterfinal will face Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday in Nashville. Jamaica advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals for the third straight tournament after edging Panama, 1-0, on Sunday’s early quarterfinal match at Lincoln Financial Field.
Manchester United and Tottenham will look to keep their excellent International Champions Cup records spotless when the pair face off in Shanghai this week, at Hongkou Football Stadium.The Red Devils tangle with Spurs in the Far East as the pair continue to prepare for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign, with both determined to enter the new Premier League season in the best form possible.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side toppled Inter last time out with a lone strike from breakout teenager Mason Greenwood , while Mauricio Pochettino’s team proved their credentials once again with a 3-2 win over Serie A champions Juventus thanks to Harry Kane’s sublime last-gasp goal from the halfway line. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? For fans, both will have a chance to size each other up ahead of another enthralling campaign – but eyes will also remain firmly on the United pair of Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba as questions over their future at the club continue to swirl. Game Manchester United vs Tottenham Date Thursday, July 25 Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the US, the match will not be available for broadcast though it will be streamed on ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ In the UK, the match will be shown on MUTV and will be available for streaming at MUTV Online. UK TV channel Online stream MUTV MUTV Online Squads & Team News Position Man United squad Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant, Pereira, Romero Defenders Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Jones, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Young Midfielders Chong, Garner, Gomes, James, Lingard, Matic, Mata, McTominay, Pereira, Pogba Forwards Greenwood, Lukaku, Martial, Rashford Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Smalling, Rojo, Young, McTominay, A.Pereira, Pogba, Greenwood, James, Martial.Subs: J.Pereira, Romero, Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Shaw, Tuanzebe, Fred, Garner, Gomes, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Chong, Rashford. Position Tottenham squad Goalkeepers Lloris, Gazzaniga, De Bie, Whiteman Defenders Foyth, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Lyons-Foster, Tanganga Midfielders Alli, Ndombele, Sissoko, Winks, Skipp, Georgiou, Marsh, Roles, White, Bowden, Lamela, Eriksen Forwards Kane, Son, Lucas, Parrott Tottenham starting XI: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Tanganga, Vertonghen, Georgiou, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Dele, Parrott, Kane.Match Preview With wins against Italian opposition ensuring a perfect start to their International Champions Cup campaigns, Manchester United and Tottenham will put their unbeaten records on the line against each other when the two meet in Shanghai.With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils looking to defy critics as speculation swirls over their credentials, along with the future of players such as Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, and Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs determined to prove last season’s impressive European form was no fluke. The Premier League pair’s showdown could be set to be a classic.The two sides will be determined to finalise their plans in another major pre-season test as they continue to look towards the start of the 2019-20 campaign in just a few weeks’ time.United have been heavily linked with moves for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Leicester defender Harry Maguire among others but their manager is adamant that his squad would still thrive even without any further recruits.“I believe in these players,” Solskjaer stated . “I’m sure we could do well [without]. We’ve played well and had some good results in pre-season but it’s also about finding the way we want to play and get the team gelling.“We’ve got to be patient. It’s very important we get the right ones [new players]. I’ve not had a frustrating feeling at all.”Tottenham striker Harry Kane meanwhile feels that the addition of Frenchman Tanguy Ndombele could prove to be a massive boost for the London outfit this season as they look to push for silverware once again after coming within 90 minutes of a European crown in June.”He’s been great. He intercepted that ball very well and put it through to Lucas,” the England international told the media following his side’s win over Juventus , when Ndombele assisted Lucas Moura’s goal. “That’s a strength of his, playing that through ball, that forward pass.”That’s something we’ve missed over the last year or so, that really decisive pass in the final third. He looks like he can do that. With any player who comes in, he’s still learning how we play and the way the manager wants him to play. But he’s working hard. That’s all we can ask for.”
Hugo Lloris admits Manchester City can feel “unlucky” after being denied by VAR once again in a meeting with Tottenham.In the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 Champions League, the Blues saw joy turn to despair as a Raheem Sterling effort was ruled out by technology.History repeated itself on Saturday as Pep Guardiola was left to curse another call made by officials not on the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? City had dominated a Premier League clash with Spurs but were being held 2-2 heading into stoppage-time.It appeared as though Gabriel Jesus had snatched a dramatic winner, with the Brazilian striker sparking wild scenes of celebration.Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!He was, however, to be left with his head in hands, along with his manager, as VAR once again delivered a painful sting in the tail.Lloris admits that he thought Spurs were beaten, with the French goalkeeper telling Sky Sports: “To be honest I thought it was a goal.“It’s a bit unlucky for City. Anyone can have a different interpretation of the moment. But we are very pleased with the point.”He added, with the ball considered to have come off Aymeric Laporte’s arm before falling to Jesus: “I looked to the screen and realised there was a handball which is good for us and unlucky for City but there are many games ahead. For now we just need to enjoy the moment.”Lucas Moura was left to celebrate salvaging a point for Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium, but he was also prepared to admit that fortune had favoured Mauricio Pochettino’s side.The Brazil international nodded home a leveller for Spurs within seconds of stepping off the bench, but said of the chaotic scenes in the closing stages: “It was crazy [when the City goal was ruled out]. It was the last minute and I thought it was finished when it went in.“Only VAR can see – and thank you for it.“I thought we played very well. It’s a good result for us because we know how difficult it is to play here.“We need to play with this spirit.”City and Spurs have now taken four points apiece from their opening two games of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, with the Blues having scene VAR controversy sparked in both of their outings. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches the action during the second half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Ohio State’s Board of Trustees are set to meet in roughly 24 hours to discuss the future of head football coach Urban Meyer. The board, which is meeting at 9 a.m. E.T., was briefed on the findings of the investigation into Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith on Monday.Meyer’s punishment – or lack thereof – is expected to be announced either on Wednesday or Thursday. The Columbus Dispatch reported that a suspension is the “likely” recommendation.“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reported.Ohio State insider Jeff Snook has responded to this report and updated his own prediction when it comes to Meyer.Snook, who has broken several stories on the Meyer-Smith-Ohio State saga, would be surprised if the head coach is suspended for even one game.Folks, this is what those in the newspaper business call “burying the lead.” Two sources on the Ohio State board of trustees apparently told the Dispatch the likely punishment for Urban Meyer would be a suspension, yet it’s buried in the story. (This headline likely will be changed soon and story re-written). However, I still would be surprised at even a one-game suspension. And if there is one, it wouldn’t be for anything related to covering up domestic violence by an assistant since Meyer appropriately passed those reports (which led to no charges) on to his superiors.As The Dispatch reported, it’s possible that Meyer’s punishment could include time served. He’s been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 1. If he’s reinstated on Wednesday, that would make for a three-week paid suspension.Stay tuned.