28TH OCTOBER 2019
👉👉Man Utd star Pogba ruled out until December, Solskjaer confirms
👉👉 Salah injury ´is nothing serious´, says Liverpool boss Klopp
👉👉Kane says Tottenham ‘have not been good enough’ in Premier League after Liverpool defeat
👉👉Pulisic showed the full package – Lampard ´absolutely delighted´ for Chelsea hat-trick hero
👉👉Simeone calls for Atletico unity after returning to winning ways in LaLiga
👉👉Lewandowski happy with new Bundesliga record but Kovac wants more from Bayern
👉👉Ibrahimovic might ‘fear’ Serie A return – Maldini
👉👉Sterling can become the best in the world – Gundogan
👉👉‘Hopefully I stay here forever’ – Mane keen to end career at Liverpool
👉👉Alcacer returns to Dortmund training after calf injury
👉👉Atalanta thrash Udinese 7-1 for their joint-biggest Serie A win
👉👉Saul and Morata goals lift Simeone’s men into second
👉👉 Salah hits winner as Klopp’s men sink Spurs
👉👉Jordan Ayew equals Premier League goal record in Crystal Palace draw with Arsenal
👉👉’He was wrong’ – Emery slams Xhaka after Arsenal captain’s foul-mouthed tantrum
👉👉Xhaka wrong to react to Arsenal supporters, says Emery
👉👉Messi picks favourite goal of his illustrious Barcelona career
👉👉Atalanta claim their joint-biggest Serie A win with thrashing of Udinese
👉👉I expected more – Pioli frustrated after AC Milan are found wanting against Roma
👉👉Solskjaer disagrees with VAR for first Manchester United penalty in Norwich victory
👉👉Ribery facing lengthy Serie A ban for pushing linesman in Lazio loss
👉👉Arsenal great Wright tells captain Xhaka to apologise to Gunners fans after ‘f*** off’ outburst
👉👉Southampton players donate wages to charity after Leicester humiliation
👉👉Tuchel calls for respect after Villas-Boas’ comments in PSG rout
👉👉 Rodgers could replace Guardiola at Man City – Neville
👉👉Mbappe is Messi and Ronaldo’s natural successor to the Ballon d’Or – Villas-Boas
👉👉Lewandowski makes Bundesliga history with nine-game scoring streak for Bayern Munich
👉👉Guardiola: Man City will be relegation fodder if they repeat first-half showing at Aston Villa
👉👉Champions League glory has given Liverpool a different mindset – Klopp
👉👉Lookman’s first Bundesliga start of the season for Leipzig ends in defeat against Freiburg
👉👉Gervinho scores in Parma’s draw with Inter Milan
👉👉Conte admits he is ´worried´ about Inter injuries
👉👉’Too expensive for Manchester City!’ – Guardiola praises incredible Grealish
📊📊Scott McTominay’s opening goal was Manchester United’s 2000th in the Premier League, with the Red Devils being the first team in competition history to reach this tally.
📊📊Most Premier League goals scored in the competition’s history:
•Man Utd (2,001)
📊📊Harry Kane has scored three goals in the opening minute of Premier League games: no player has scored more such goals in the competition (also Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott).
📊📊Mohamed Salah has now scored 37 Premier League home goals since joining Liverpool at the start of the 2017/18 season, more than any other player.
📊📊Marcus Rashford has scored his 50th goal across all competitions for Manchester United, with 32 of those coming in the Premier League.
📊📊Manchester United (Rashford, Pogba, Martial) have had three different players miss a Premier League penalty within a single season for only the second time, and for the first time since 2012/13 (van Persie, Rooney, Chicharito).
📊📊Jordan Henderson has scored his first Premier League goal at Anfield since he netted against West Brom back in December 2015, 1414 days ago.
📊📊Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are the first pair of teammates to have both scored a goal and missed a penalty each in the same Premier League game.
📊📊Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games when conceding the first goal at Anfield (W7 D3), winning each of the last six.
📊📊Mohamed Salah has now scored 37 Premier League home goals since joining Liverpool at the start of the 2017/18 season, more than any other player.
📊📊Jordan Ayew has netted four goals in his last eight Premier League games, as many as he managed in his previous 34.
📊📊Raheem Sterling has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances in all competitions this season, more than any other Premier League player in 2019-20.
📊📊 Ilkay Gundogan has scored his first Premier League goal since the final game of the 2018/19 season. In cruise control.
📊📊 Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 11 goals this season in the Premier League:
⚽️ 3 goals
🅰️ 8 assists
📊📊Christian Pulisic is the first Chelsea player to score a ‘perfect’ Premier League hat-trick since Didier Drogba against Wigan in May 2010.
📊📊 Only two Americans have ever scored a hat-trick in Premier League history:
📊📊Five Chelsea players have scored a perfect hat-trick in the Premier League:
🇮🇹 Gianluca Vialli
🇳🇱 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
🇨🇮 Salomon Kalou
🇨🇮 Didier Drogba
🇺🇸 Christian Pulisic Perfection.
📊📊After winning 49 consecutive Premier League games when going two goals ahead, Arsenal have dropped points in each of the last two matches where they have taken a two-goal lead (also drawing 2-2 v Watford in September).
📊📊Since returning to the Premier League in 2013-14, Crystal Palace have both won (48) and scored (39) more penalties than any other side in the Premier League.
📊📊Tottenham will find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table in November for the first time since 2014.
📊📊Wissam Ben Yedder has become the fastest Monaco player to score 9 goals with the club in Ligue 1 over the 50 last seasons.
📊📊Marseille are winless in their last 15 games against Paris in Ligue 1 (D3 L12), their longest run without a victory against a single opponent in their top-flight history.
📊📊Kylian Mbappé has been involved in 30 goals in Ligue 1 in 2019 (24 goals, 6 assists), more than any other player among the Top 5 European leagues this year.
📊📊Angel Di Maria is the player who has delivered the most assists for Kylian Mbappé in all competitions (10).
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
📌📌 WEEKEND’S RESULTS
🏴🏴 England – Premier League
FT Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa
FT Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 Everton
FT Watford 0-0 AFC Bournemouth
FT West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United
FT Burnley 2-4 Chelsea
FT Newcastle United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
FT Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace
FT Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
FT Norwich City 1-3 Manchester United
🇫🇷🇫🇷 France – Ligue 1
FT Lille 3-0 Bordeaux
FT Strasbourg 1-0 Nice
FT Brest 2-0 Dijon
FT Lyon 2-0 Metz
FT Reims 0-0 Nimes
FT Montpellier 0-0 Angers
FT Rennes 3-2 Toulouse
FT Saint-Etienne 2-2 Amiens
FT Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Marseille
🇩🇪🇩🇪 Germany – 1. Bundesliga
FT Bayern Munich 2-1 Union Berlin
FT Hertha Berlin 2-3 Hoffenheim
FT Freiburg 2-1 Leipzig
FT Schalke 04 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
FT Paderborn 2-0 Fortuna Duesseldorf
FT Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Werder Bremen
FT Wolfsburg 0-0 Augsburg
FT Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
🇮🇹🇮🇹 Italy – Serie A
FT Lecce 1-1 Juventus
FT Inter 2-2 Parma Calcio 1913
FT Genoa 3-1 Brescia
FT Bologna 2-1 Sampdoria
FT Atalanta 7-1 Udinese
FT SPAL 2013 1-1 SSC Napoli
FT Torino 1-1 Cagliari
FT Roma 2-1 AC Milan
FT Fiorentina 1-2 Lazio
🇪🇸🇪🇸 Spain – LaLiga
FT Leganes 1-0 Mallorca
FT Real Valladolid 2-0 Eibar
FT Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
FT Celta Vigo 0-1 Real Sociedad
FT Granada 1-0 Real Betis
FT Levante 0-1 Espanyol
FT Sevilla 2-0 Getafe
FT Osasuna 3-1 Valencia
TABLE AND TOP SCORERS
🏴 Premier league Table
10 Matches played
1. Liverpool 28(+15)
2. Manchester City 22(+23)
3. Leicester City 20(+17)
4. Chelsea 20(+7)
5. Arsenal 16(+1)
7. Manchester United 13(+3)
11. Tottenham 12(+1)
18. Southampton 8(-16)
19. Norwich City 7(-13)
20. Watford 5(-16)
🇪🇸 Spanish La Liga Table
10 Matches played
1. Granada 20(+7)
2. Barcelona 19(+13)
3. Real sociedad 19(+7)
4. Atletico Madrid 19(+5)
5. Sevilla 19(+2)
6. Real Madrid 18(+7)
18. Real Betis 9(-8)
19. Espanyol 8(-10)
20. Leganes 5(-9)
🇮🇹 Italian Serie A Table
9 Matches played
2. Inter 22(+11)
3. Atalanta 20(+14)
4. Napoli 17(+7)
5. Roma 16(+3)
12. AC Milan 10(-4)
18. Brescia 7(-4)
19. Spal 7(-9)
20. Sampdoria 4(-13)
🇩🇪 German Bundesliga Table
9 Matches played
1. Borussia M’gladbach 19(+10)
2. Bayern Munich 18(+13)
3. Freiburg 17(+7)
4. Wolfsburg 17(+6)
5. B Dortmund 16(+9)
6. Leipzig 15(+7)
7. Schalke 04 15(+5)
16. Cologne 7(-10)
17. Augsburg 7(-11)
18. SC Paderborn 4(-11)
🇫🇷 French Ligue 1 Table
11 matches played
1. Paris Saint Germain 27(+20)
2. Nantes 19(+2)
3. Lille 18(+6)
4. Reims 18(+5)
5. Brest 17(+0)
11. Monaco 15(-2)
13. Lyon 13(+7)
18. Nimes 11(-2)
19. Metz 11 (-7)
20. Dijon 9(-7)
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⚽⚽ TOP SCORERS
🏴🏴 Premier League Top Scorers
Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Sergio Agüero (Man City)
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
Raheem Sterling (Man City)
Teemu Pukki (Norwich)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)
Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
🇪🇸 Spanish La Liga Top Scorers
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Loren Morón (Real Betis)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Karl Toko Ekambi (Villarreal)
5 Goals s
Daniel Parejo (Valencia)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Santi Cazorla (Villarreal)
Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)
🇩🇪 German Bundesliga Top Scorers
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)
Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg)
Paco Alcácer (B Dortmund)
Gonçalo Paciência (Frankfurt)
Rouwen Hennings (Düsseldorf)
Marco Reus (B Dortmund)
🇮🇹 Italian Serie A Top Scorers
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Luis Muriel (Atalanta)
Duván Zapata (Atalanta)
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Edin Dzeko (Roma)
Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Marco Mancosu (Lecce)
Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
🇫🇷 French Ligue One Top Scorers
Ben Yedder (Monaco)
Victor Osimhen (Lille)
Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
Habib Diallo (Metz)
Islam Slimani (Monaco)
Memphis Depay (Lyon)
Darío Benedetto (Marseille)
Ángel Di María (PSG)
Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
Mauro Icardi (PSG)
⛳⛳According to what has been reported by English newspaper The Sun, Manchester United are lining up two potential candidates to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as head coach. The two options are former Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri and a shock return of former boss Jose Mourinho. The players reportedly would favour Allegri to Mourinho, the latter an idea not impressing the United squad.
⛳⛳AC Milan are interested in Atletico Madrid full-back Santiago Arias and could make an £18m offer for the Colombia international who has fallen behind Kieran Trippier at the Wanda Metropolitano.
⛳⛳Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has been taken to hospital for tests and given stitches after a nasty head injury during the 1-1 draw with Lecce. The incident occurred during the final minutes of saturday Serie A stalemate at the Stadio Via del Mare. Goalkeeper Gabriel jumped to punch away a corner and accidentally caught Higuain’s forehead with an elbow.
⛳⛳Spanish paper Sport claims Inter are in negotiations with Barcelona for Ivan Rakitic, but want to lower the €35m asking price.
⛳⛳Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is a major injury doubt for their midweek clash at home to Real Valladolid.
⛳⛳Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has labelled goal keeper Jan Oblak as the world’s best following his display in the 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
⛳⛳Barcelona have decided to allow Carles Alena to leave on loan in January according to reports in Diario Sport.
⛳⛳Barcelona are considering a summer move for Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi, according to reports in Diario Sport.
⛳⛳There are reports Napoli defender Kevin Malcuit has sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage, which may well end his season.
⛳⛳Franck Ribery could be in serious trouble, as the Fiorentina star was caught on camera shoving one of the officials after a defeat to Lazio.
⛳⛳Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has been spotted in New York this weekend, following the postponement of El Clasico.
⛳⛳Real Madrid are reportedly looking at selling Alvaro Odriozola this summer, as they look for replacements at right back.
⛳⛳Napoli have taken the unusual step of denying reports they were offered RB Salzburg hitman Erling Haaland when he was worth €5m.
⛳⛳Brescia President Massimo Cellino claims Sandro Tonali “is worth €300m” and he already received offers from “all the big Italians, Atletico Madrid, PSG and Man City.”
⏭⏭Dani Ceballos, Martin Odegaard, Takefusa Kubo, Sergio Reguilon and Hakim Achraf will all return to Real Madrid next summer when their respective loan deals end and the club will look to incorporate the quintet into their squad.
⏭⏭Last week, there was a meeting between Inter and the Catalan side Barcelona over potential deal for Ivan Rakitic. Barcelona are asking for €35m, while the Nerazzurri would like to close a deal at a lower figure. There is still distance between the two clubs, but the relations are excellent and that could lead to an agreement.
⏭⏭Real Madrid have strong interest in PSG’s Kylian Mbappé as they are reportedly ready to a 300 million euros offer for him in the near future. Los Blancos are looking to make a big splash upfront as Mbappé is an option for them.
⏭⏭Sevilla are hoping to make a move for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic this January, though his position in Turin remains up in the air. The 33-year-old has been told he can leave Turin if a suitable offer is made.
⏭⏭With interest growing in Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain will offer the striker a new contract to try to keep him at the club. The 20-year-old’s current deal expires in 2022 but PSG are prepared to offer him an improved contract until 2024.
⏭⏭Real Madrid are willing to offer Isco, plus €20M, to bring Fabian Ruiz to the Santiago Bernabeu before the start of the 2020-21 season. Isco is on the margins of Zidane’s hierarchy and has a positive relationship with Partenopei coach Carlo Ancelotti, which could facilitate a potential deal.
⏭⏭Real Madrid’s veteran midfielder Luka Modric is set to leave the club in the summer of 2020.The Croatia international is in the final year of his contract and as per the latest report, it is looking highly unlikely that he will extend his stay with the Los Blancos.
⏭⏭ Inter Milan and AC Milan were interested in Modric in the summer of 2018-19 and it will be interesting to see if they will make a move for him this time around as well.
⏭⏭Barcelona are ready to drop interest in Grêmio striker Everton Soares. The Catalan-based club’s scouts were present in the match between Flamengo and Gremio to observe the 23-year-old along with defender Rodrigo Caio. However, the latest report suggest that Barca’s scouts were not impressed with the duo and therefore, they are now looking to drop interest in both players.
CORRIERE DELLO SPORT
⏭⏭Juventus will compete with Atletico Madrid for FC Porto’s Fábio Silva. The 17-year-old is being highly-rated in the football community and as per the latest report, he has attracted interest from defending Italian champions Juve and Los Rojiblancos.
GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT
⏭⏭Juventus are prepared to spend big to land another star name next summer and could move for either Kylian Mbappe or Neymar if Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to sell.
⏭⏭Real Madrid could be forced to pay in excess of £100m for Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz as the Spaniard’s contract does not contain a release clause.
⏭⏭Milan technical director Paolo Maldini believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not return to Serie A due to fear. He explained: “It would be a dream return for several reasons but I think within his mind there is a little fear that he won’t be the dominant Ibra of old.”
⏭⏭Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has not held talks with either Manchester United or Inter Milan and, despite his lack of football this season, a January departure from the Bundesliga champions is unlikely.
⏭⏭Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has spoken to Bild about the rumours surrounding the future of German forward Thomas Muller, who has been linked with a move to Inter Milan over the past few days. So far we have not received offers for him .
⏭⏭Lyon will move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in January if Moussa Dembele completes a move to Manchester United in the winter transfer window.
⏭⏭Hatem Ben Arfa has held talks with Ligue 1 strugglers Nimes as he searches for a new club. The 32-year-old is also being considered by second-tier side Le Harve.
⏭⏭Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi wanted to appoint Andre Villas-Boas in 2013 but sporting director Leonardo opposed the decision and the club instead turned to Laurent Blanc.
🗞🗞 MONDAY PAPER TALK
📚📚Manchester United are prepared to meet Borussia Dortmund’s demands as they attempt to sign England forward Jadon Sancho. The German club are likely to demand at least £100m for the 19-year-old. (Mirror)
📚📚Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is planning a loan bid for Chelsea’s 19-year-old England Under-20 defender Reece James. (Sun)
📚📚The return of Real Madrid’s loan players, including Dani Ceballos, 23, at Arsenal, is likely to increase their chances of a bid for Paris St-Germain’s France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20. (AS)
📚📚Barcelona’s Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, is “open to offers” regarding a January move, with Manchester United and Juventus monitoring. (Marca)
📚📚Southampton want Erik Stoffelshaus, who has worked at Schalke and Lokomotiv Moscow, to become their new sporting director, with Manchester United also interested in the 48-year-old. (Sun)
📚📚Liverpool wore special shirts against Tottenham featuring the word “Futuremakers” to raise awareness of their main sponsor’s global initiative to tackle inequality by empowering the next generation to learn, earn and grow. (Liverpool Echo)
📚📚A photographer plans to send Brescia the bill for his broken camera after former Liverpool and Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli, 29, kicked it in frustration at being substituted. (Sun)
🗞🗞 *SUNDAY PAPER TALK*
🌳🌳Manchester United have been put off signing Real Madrid’s Wales international forward Gareth Bale because of the 30-year-old’s injury record. (Mirror)
🌳🌳Manchester City will put a £100m price tag on Brazil international forward Gabriel Jesus, 22, in an attempt to thwart interest from Bayern Munich. (Sun)
🌳🌳Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has agreed to a £125m double Bundesliga swoop for Bayer Leverkusen’s Germany international midfielder Kai Havertz, 20, and Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller, 30. (Mirror)
🌳🌳However, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says there is no chance of Germany international Muller leaving the club in January. (Goal.com)
🌳🌳Tottenham favourite Son Heung-min, the 27-year-old South Korea international forward, is being tracked by Juventus and Napoli. (Express)
🌳🌳Manchester United are monitoring Leeds midfield general Kalvin Phillips, with assistant Mike Phelan watching the 23-year-old against Birmingham last week. (Sun)
🌳🌳Real Madrid are set to deny Arsenal hope of landing Spain international midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, on a permanent deal by bringing him back from his loan for next season. (AS, via Mail)
🌳🌳Barcelona have held talks with Inter Milan over the sale of Croatia international midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (Sport)
🌳🌳Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is growing frustrated at his lack of playing time this season and Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in the 22-year-old England defender. (90min)
🌳🌳Manchester United and Manchester City are vying for Rochdale’s England Under-18 defender Luke Matheson, 17. (Star)
🌳🌳A delegation of Manchester United officials are set to visit Saudi Arabia as rumours of a takeover by the Gulf state’s Crown Prince continue. (Mail)
🌳🌳Napoli are not interested in selling Manchester City target Fabian Ruiz, the 23-year-old Spain international midfielder, in the near future. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Inside Futbol)
🌳🌳Newcastle boss Steve Bruce admits he is unsure if he will be able to strengthen his squad in the transfer window and says he has not held any discussions about January with the club’s board. (Sky Sports)
🌳🌳Inter Milan have place a 20m euros price tag on Brazilian defender Dalbert, 26, who is on a season-long loan at Fiorentina with no option to make the deal permanent. (Calciomercato)
🌳🌳Wayne Rooney’s son Kai is to be offered a place in Manchester City’s academy upon the family’s UK return (Sun)