Football NewsOct 31
📰 Liverpool Edge Arsenal on Penalties After 10-Goal Thriller
Dani Ceballos missed his penalty as Liverpool beat Arsenal in a shoot-out at the end of a 5-5 EFL Cup draw at Anfield…
📰 Brilliant Rashford Freekick Sees Man Utd Dump Chelsea Out
Marcus Rashford’s two goals sent Manchester United into the last eight of the EFL Cup at the expense of Chelsea…
📰 CR7 Penalty Edges Juventus Past Genoa
Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty spared the blushes of Juventus, as the 10-man champions beat Genoa…
📰 Real Madrid Pump 5 Goals Past Leganes
Real Madrid made light work of Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Karim Benzema led the way in a 5-0 thrashing…
📰 Klopp Hints at Carabao Cup Quarter-final Boycott
The Reds’ coach was adamant his team would not play in their upcoming last-eight match unless an acceptable time slot is found…
📰 Verratti Signs PSG Contract Extension
The 26-year-old feels he is approaching a crucial time in his career and is happy to pledge his future to the Ligue 1 champions…
📰 Barca Players Were Willing to Sacrifice Wages for Neymar – Pique
The centre-half said he and his team-mates tried to help the Brazilian star return to the club…
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📅📅 31ST OCTOBER 2019
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🔴🔵’Keep Ole at the wheel!’ – Carragher tells Man Utd not to sack Solskjaer
🔴🔵Solskjaer compares Rashford to Ronaldo after United win
🔴🔵Barca players were willing to sacrifice wages to bring Neymar back – Pique
🔴🔵Ronaldo: Juventus’ motto is to fight to the end
🔴🔵Manchester United are back in town after three consecutive away wins
🔴🔵Guardiola backs Xavi for Barcelona coaching job: Sooner or later, it’ll happen
🔴🔵Hazard relishing chance to learn from ‘idol’ Zidane at Real Madrid
🔴🔵Martial focused on striker role for Man Utd and names Ronaldo & Ronaldinho as idols
🔴🔵Hegerberg claims all-time Champions League goalscoring record
🔴🔵Verratti signs PSG contract extension
🔴🔵Liverpool’s underrated Firmino is one of top three forwards in the world – Brewster
🔴🔵Derby terminate captain Keogh’s contract after drink-driving injury
🔴🔵Nantes’ Simon scores hat-trick as Paris FC suffer French League Cup obliteration
🎯🎯Liverpool vs Arsenal is the highest scoring fixture in the history of the League Cup, with 47 goals scored in the 15 meetings between the sides.
🎯🎯Manchester United have recorded back-to-back away wins at Chelsea for the first time since February 1998.
🎯🎯Chelsea have lost three games at Stamford Bridge in all competitions in 2019-20, one more than they did in the whole of the 2018-19 campaign (two).
🎯🎯Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has scored five goals against Chelsea across all competitions; his most against a single opponent in his club career.
🎯🎯The last 3 occasions an away team has scored 4+ goals at Anfield have all been achieved by Arsenal (also 6-3 in January 2007 and 4-4 in April 2009).
🎯🎯Liverpool have conceded five goals in a home match for only the second time in the last 66 years, with the other also coming against Arsenal in a 6-3 defeat in the League Cup in January 2007.
🎯🎯This is only the fifth match in League Cup history to see both teams score 5+ goals, and the first since a 6-6 draw between Dagenham & Redbridge and Brentford in August 2014.
🎯🎯Liverpool have won eight penalty shootouts in the League Cup – more than any other team in the competition’s history.
🎯🎯Gabriel Martinelli has scored in all four of his starts for Arsenal in all competitions, netting six goals in total.
🎯🎯Since the start of last season, Lucas Torreira is the only visiting player to score more than once at Anfield against Liverpool in all competitions (two goals).
🎯🎯Since Ole Gunna Solskjaer’s first game in charge on December 22, United have taken more penalties ( 17) and scored more penalties(12) than any other Premier league team in all competition.
🎯🎯Sergio Ramos is the second player to score at least once in each of the last 16 la liga seasons, after Lionel Messi.
🎯🎯Rodrygo Goes has scored 2 goals from his 3 shots in la liga while Vinicius Jnr. needed 24 shots to score his first 2 goals for Real Madrid in the competition.
🎯🎯Karim Benzema has been directly involved in 10 goals in la liga this season, ( 7 goals and 3 assists), more than any other player.
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
📆📆30TH OCTOBER 2019
🇮🇹🇮🇹 Italy – Serie A
FT SSC Napoli 2-2 Atalanta
FT Cagliari 3-2 Bologna
FT Juventus 2-1 Genoa
FT Lazio 4-0 Torino
FT Sampdoria 1-1 Lecce
FT Sassuolo 1-2 Fiorentina
FT Udinese 0-4 Roma
🇪🇸🇪🇸 Spain – LaLiga
FT Real Sociedad 1-2 Levante
FT Valencia 1-1 Sevilla
FT Athletic Bilbao 3-0 Espanyol
FT Real Betis 2-1 Celta Vigo
FT Real Madrid 5-0 Leganes
🏴🏴 England – EFL Cup
FT Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal (Pk 5-4)
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
FT Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United
🇩🇪🇩🇪 *Germany – DFB Pokal*
FT Kaiserslautern 2-2 Nuernberg (Pk 6-5)
FT SC Verl 1-1 Holstein Kiel (Pk 8-7)
FT Wolfsburg 1-6 Leipzig
FT Werder Bremen 4-1 FC Heidenheim
FT Fortuna Duesseldorf 2-1 Erzgebirge Aue
FT Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Borussia Moenchengladbach
FT Hertha Berlin 3-3 Dynamo Dresden (Pk 5-4)
FT St. Pauli 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
🇫🇷🇫🇷 France – League Cup
FT Amiens 3-2 Angers
FT Metz 1-1 Brest (PK: 3-4)
FT Monaco 2-1 Marseille
FT Montpellier 3-2 Nancy
FT Nantes 8-0 Paris
FT Niort 0-1 Toulouse
FT Reims 2-1 Bourg Peronnas
📍📍 TODAY FIXTURES
⏰⏰ TIME IN GMT
📆📆31ST OCTOBER 2019
🇮🇹🇮🇹 Italy – Serie A
20:00 AC Milan -:- SPAL 2013
🇪🇸🇪🇸 Spain – LaLiga
18:00 Eibar -:- Villarreal
18:00 Mallorca -:- Osasuna
20:15 Getafe -:- Granada
TABLE AND TOP SCORERS
🇪🇸 Spanish La Liga Table
11 Matches played
1. Barcelona 22(+17)
2. Real Madrid 21(+12)
3. Granada 20(+7)
4. Atletico Madrid 20(+5)
5. Sevilla 20(+2)
18. Celta Vigo 9(-8)
19. Espanyol 8(-13)
20. Leganes 5(-24)
🇮🇹 Italian Serie A Table
10 Matches played
2. Inter 25(+12)
3. Atalanta 21(+14)
4. Roma 19(+7)
5. Lazio 18(+12)
6. Napoli 18(+7)
13. AC Milan 10(-4)
18. Brescia 7(-5)
19. Spal 7(-9)
20. Sampdoria 5(-13)
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⚽⚽ TOP SCORERS
🇪🇸 Spanish La Liga Top Scorers
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Loren Morón (Real Betis)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Karl Toko Ekambi (Villarreal)
5 Goals s
Daniel Parejo (Valencia)
Lucas Pérez (Alavés)
Willian José (Real Sociedad)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Santi Cazorla (Villarreal)
Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)
🇮🇹 Italian Serie A Top Scorers
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Luis Muriel (Atalanta)
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Duván Zapata (Atalanta)
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Edin Dzeko (Roma)
Christian Kouamé (Genoa)
Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Marco Mancosu (Lecce)
VETLAND SPORTS LATEST
⚾⚾Barcelona have no intention of selling Arturo Vidal but will part company with Ivan Rakitic in January for €25m, report ESPN FC.
⚾⚾Marco Verratti has signed a new 5-year contract extension at PSG, keeping him at the club until 2024.
⚾⚾Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio and his wife ‘robbed at GUNPOINT at their villa in Turin’
⚾⚾Real Madrid are scouting a number of talents at the Under-17 World Cup and have made Argentina star Matias Palacios their main priority.
⚾⚾Liverpool and Barcelona are among the clubs chasing highly-rated Valencia winger Ferran Torres, according to reports.
⚾⚾Cristiano Ronaldo is nominated for Men’s Best Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards, along with Leo Messi, Bernardo Silva and four Liverpool stars. The 34-year-old has been nominated for the award alongside the Liverpool quartet of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk.
⚾⚾Milan are giving serious consideration to selling right-back Davide Calabria abroad.
⚾⚾Napoli confirm full-back Kevin Malcuit has gone under the knife for a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to be out for six months.
⚾⚾Javier Pastore said he would like to finish his career in Argentina.
⚾⚾Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is proud at his 2019 Ballon d’Or nomination and African football’s progress. “We’ve dreamed about it for years.”
⚾⚾Tuttosport reports Milan will make another attempt to sign Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
⚾⚾Claudio Marchisio took to social media to react to the armed robbery that occurred at his house in Turin on Tuesday night. Four thieves entered the former Juventus player’s property and threatened him and his wife at gunpoint before escaping with money, jewellery and watches.
⚾⚾Carlo Ancelotti slammed referee Piero Giacomelli after Napoli’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta for sending him off without just cause. “I feel under attack…”
⚾⚾Udinese are taking 24 hours to consider coach Igor Tudor’s position after back-to-back embarrassing defeats to Atalanta and Roma, with Gennaro Gattuso the favourite.
⚾⚾Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admits he rejected several summer bids for ‘fantastic’ Kurt Zouma
⚾⚾Former Netherlands boss Dick Advocaat has agreed to take over at Feyenoord for the rest of the season after the departure of Jaap Stam.
👔👔Roma are ready to ask Manchester United if they can make Chris Smalling’s loan arrangement a permanent deal as they’ve been that impressed by him and plan to offer an initial €15m.
GAZZETA DELLO SPORT
👔👔AC Milan and Inter Milan will pursue deals for Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal in January. Real Madrid midfielder Modric is on the radar of the Rossoneri while Barcelona duo Rakitic and Vidal have both been linked with a move to Inter.
👔👔Edinson Cavani turned down a move to Inter Milan in the summer as the Uruguay striker wanted to see out his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, which expires at the end of the current campaign.
👔👔Arturo Vidal has hinted that he would love to work under Antonio Conte again amid rumours he will join Inter Milan this January.
👔👔Juventus could launch a move to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin in January. The France midfielder left the Serie A champions in 2016 for Manchester United but is keen to leave Old Trafford and is open to a return to Italy.
👔👔Inter Milan will hold talks with Thomas Meunier, Layvin Kurzawa of PSG and Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham in the new year in a bid to entice them to the San Siro on free transfers next summer.
👔👔Juventus want to sell Mario Mandzukic to Manchester United and could also offer them Emre Can in a good-will gesture they hope will pave the way for a future deal to sign Paul Pogba.
👔👔Julian Draxler is trying to convince PSG to offer him a new contract. The German international has played in just two Ligue 1 games this season owing to an injury relating to his foot arch. His current deal with the club runs until 2021.
👔👔N’Golo Kante has told Chelsea he wants to quit the club and join either Real Madrid or Juventus next summer as he seeks a fresh challenge.
👔👔Ajax, Real Betis and Eibar hoped to take Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig on loan in the summer but the La Liga champions wanted the midfielder, who is regarded as one of the club’s brightest academy prospects, to remain at the Nou Camp.
👔👔Barcelona officials were recently in Brazil to watch young Sao Paulo stars midfielder Igor Liziero, attacking midfielder Igor Gomes and striker Antony.
👔👔Gareth Bale agent, Jonathan Barnett, has played down speculation Bale will leave for China in January. “Gareth is ecstatic to play for Madrid,” he said. “China? Don’t believe everything you read.”
👔👔Borussia Dortmund have identified Hertha Berlin winger Javairo Dilrosun and Valencia’s Ferran Torres as potential replacements for Jadon Sancho.
👔👔Sancho is expected to leave Dortmund next summer and the German club will use the £130m fee Barcelona paid for Ousmane Dembele as a benchmark figure for the England international.
👔👔Denis Zakaria will not leave Borussia Monchengladbach in the January transfer window according to the club’s sporting director Max Eberl. The midfielder has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal.
📉📉Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to return to English football because of a desire to win major trophies with a third Premier League club. (Sky Sports)
📉📉Mourinho would be interested in the Arsenal manager’s job if it became available. (ESPN)
📉📉Manchester City want to re-sign England forward Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, but the 19-year-old, who was at City’s academy before moving to Germany, would cost more than £100m. (Sport Bild, via Sport Witness)
📉📉LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese plans to meet Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, to discuss the Swedish striker’s future with a view to keeping him at the club. (ESPN)
📉📉AC Milan are ready to make another move to try to sign Liverpool and Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 30. (Tuttosport, via Mail)
📉📉Juventus are willing to sell Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, to Manchester United or Sevilla in January, but want £4.6m. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)
📉📉Wolves and Watford are set to make a January move for Royal Antwerp’s £5m-rated Portuguese right-back Aurelio Buta, 22. (Mail)
📉📉Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, retains the support of his Real Madrid team-mates. (Marca)
📉📉Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has rubbished rumours that the Welshman is set to leave Real Madrid and join a Chinese club. (Independent)
📉📉Manchester City and Arsenal are vying to sign Real Madrid and Spain playmaker Isco, 27. (Mundo Deportivo, via Manchester Evening News)
📉📉German side Schalke want to keep Everton loanee Jonjoe Kenny at the club beyond this season. The 22-year-old right-back is on a season-long loan. (Liverpool Echo)
📉📉Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 27, must change his ways to be treated with more respect and has “the sensibility of a child”, says former team-mate Dani Alves. (Spor TV, via Independent)
📉📉Brazilian striker Joao Pedro, 18, has finally been granted a work permit and will join Watford in January. The Hornets agreed a £2m deal with Fluminense in October 2018, but have been waiting on his work permit application. (Standard)
📉📉Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona are interested in Valencia’s Spanish winger Ferran Torres, 19. (Sport Bild, via Metro)
📉📉Manchester United are confident of signing £45m-rated Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. (Express)
📉📉Liverpool could sign Timo Werner in January before loaning the striker back to RB Leipzig for the remainder of the season. (Express)