European roundup: Juventus lose at home to Empoli, Bayern thrash Hertha | European club football

Life after Cristiano Ronaldo got off to the worst possible start for Juventus as they were beaten at home by Empoli on Saturday evening. The defeat leaves Juventus in 13th place in Serie A after two matches. The only goal of the game came midway through the first half courtesy of the Empoli striker Leonardo … Read more

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hints at a quiet end to summer transfer window

Jurgen Klopp claims he does not have a transfer ‘itch’ to scratch as he hints at a quiet end to the summer window for Liverpool despite making just ONE signing and selling Xherdan Shaqiri to Lyon for £9.5m £36million Ibrahima Konate is the only signing of the summer for Liverpool so far Jurgen Klopp’s side … Read more

Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid: Dani Carvajal’s second-half volley seals second win of the season

Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid: Dani Carvajal’s second-half volley seals second win of the season for Carlo Ancelotti’s men… with Karim Benzema having goal disallowed shortly before setting right-back up for the winner Dani Carvajal expertly volleyed home Karim Benzema’s cross for Real Madrid  The goal came shortly after the French striker had had a … Read more

Mason Greenwood will 100% stick with England, says Gareth Southgate | Gareth Southgate

There is no doubt Mason Greenwood meets the criteria for those who fuel Gareth Southgate’s optimism for the 2022 World Cup. “We’ve got some very exciting attacking players, many of whom aren’t yet the finished article,” said the England manager when announcing his squad for the latest round of qualifiers on Thursday and, with it, … Read more

‘It’s become a little bit embarrassing’: Martin Keown laments ‘sad day’ for Arsenal after thrashing

‘I feel numb…it’s become a little bit embarrassing’: Martin Keown laments ‘naive’ Arsenal after they fall to third straight defeat with thrashing by Manchester City Arsenal went in 3-0 down at half-time and with 10-men on the field at Man City  Granit Xhaka was sent-off for a wild challenge on full-back Joao Cancelo   Mikel Arteta’s … Read more

Gary Neville thinks Manchester United STILL won’t win the title after signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Gary Neville thinks Manchester United STILL won’t win the title after signing Cristiano Ronaldo and that the club ‘had to step in’ after speculation he would join rivals Man City Manchester United agreed a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus United have also signed Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer  Gary Neville feels … Read more

Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford: Spoils are shared as Emi Buendia’s strike cancels out Ivan Toney’s opener

Seventy-four years on since their last top-flight campaign, Brentford were having their crossroads moment among the 19 other big boys. The man who had spent three seasons between 2015 and 2018 trying to get the Bees into the Premier League and drafted in Thomas Frank as an assistant was in the opposition dugout: Dean Smith. … Read more

Romelu Lukaku touched the ball fewer times than ANYBODY else at Anfield – including both goalkeepers

Romelu Lukaku touched the ball fewer times than ANYBODY else at Anfield – including both goalkeepers – as Chelsea held Liverpool… his eagerly awaited duel with Virgil van Dijk simply never materialised Romelu Lukaku touched the ball 18 times during Chelsea’s draw with Liverpool The 28-year-old striker has scored five goals in 18 games against … Read more

Norwich 1-2 Leicester: The Foxes go back to winning ways at Carrow Road

‘You’re going down with the Arsenal,’ sang Leicester’s supporters. We’ll see about that. For now, Norwich will remain on nil points, although they believe they were robbed of their first result. Kenny McLean thought he had secured a late equaliser at Carrow Road. So did Norwich’s supporters. Even the tannoy music began blasting its celebration … Read more