FULL STORY 10:21 - Rooney slams Hancock and PL for making players 'scapegoats' Wayne RooneyGetty Images Wayne Rooney believes Premier League footballers have been made out to be \"scapegoats\" by UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the Premier League. The first thing to say is that if Derby County needed me to take a pay cut to save the club I would understand and look to support them in whatever way I could,\" he wrote in his column for The Times.
Phew. The 38-year-old veteran keeper suffered a heart attack while training with Porto last year and he spoke about how fortunate he was to have been well taken care of. I was lucky that it happened on the training pitch and that was what saved my life,” he said. Ronaldo then spoke a bit about injuries. Throughout his time with Inter Milan from 1999-2000 he missed a heap of games through a patella rupture.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St-Germain eased past 10-man Saint-Etienne to go seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1. Leandro Paredes' volley gave the French champions an early lead, and Saint-Etienne were a man down when Jean-Eudes Aholou was sent off after 25 minutes.
Paris St-Germain extended their unbeaten run to 22 matches in all competitions as they hammered Dijon to reach the French Cup semi-finals. Dijon held out for 47 seconds before Wesley Lautoa scored an own goal, though Mounir Chouiar did equalise. Edinson Cavani had a goal ruled out by VAR but Kylian Mbappe lashed home and Thiago Silva headed in a third. Pablo Sarabia scored from two Mbappe crosses and Senou Coulibaly scored another own goal in a thumping finale.
The global football o said it would encourage clubs and players \"to work together to find agreements and solutions during the period when football is suspended\" and the sport has to deal with an unprecedented loss of revenue. Exclusive: Haaland on how Solskjaer helped him before the game that changed his career How April's Champions League quarter-finals would have definitely played out Bayern honour social distancing rules as Muller extends contract The guidelines, reported by Reuters on Sunday, were endorsed by the FIFA Bureau -- a reduced version of its decision-making Council -- on Tuesday.
On what he described as \"the worst day\", he was perhaps spared because he had credit in the bank from 2002. The usually animated features were downcast as Scolari admitted he would be remembered as much for this defeat as his World Cup win. For those of us there to witness, describe, and recount events, there was a mixture of excitement and disbelief that we had been present at something so emotion-charged and seismic in a nation's consciousness.
But no. They’ve limped on to this point and, despite Barca being top of La Liga, Valverde has to go. For a little while, it looked like Mauricio Pochettino would be the replacement, but presumably then everyone remembered that he has always said the two teams he could never now manage are Barcelona and Arsenal, and once said he would rather work on a farm in Argentina than work for them.
Manchester City will meet Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on 1 March – but they were given a scare by Manchester United on a nervy night at the Etihad. Nemanja Matic scored and was sent off as United came within one goal of taking the semi-final to penalties. See alsoManchester City v Manchester United - League Cup LIVE City were the better side for much of the game, with David de Gea forced to make a number of good saves, but they failed to put United away and were glad to hear the final whistle.
It’s been a season of two halves so far for Energetyk-BGU as they prepare for Friday night’s clash with second from bottom outfit, Smolevichi, at their Stadyen RTsOP-BGU, as the home side look to avoid a fourth defeat on the trot.
While the visitors are in fine form up front, Torino have threats of their own. Il Toro forward Andrea Belotti has scored five goals in six Serie A games against Bologna, including his first hat-trick in the top flight, in a 5-1 win back in August 2016 with his current team. He scored twice last weekend to take his tally up to nine for the season, while the hosts have now scored in five straight Serie A games.
The result was satisfactory. The second-half performance was satisfactory. Mourinho, however, will not be fooled. He was reminded of the flaws that brought him to Spurs. On this evidence, the relationship between the new manager and the Spurs supporters will be a slow burner and his applause to fans at the end was more polite than celebratory. This was a good start, a move in the right direction, a happy ending to a night that threatened a serious anti-climax - but it is only the start and much work remains.
Jed Wallace proved instrumental in creating chances and it was his outswinging corner that Williams nodded down inside the six-yard box for his second goal in as many games. Forest failed to register a shot on target until early in the second half, but manager Sabri Lamouchi's decision to stick Grabban on after an hour had an immediate effect. He scored with his first touch at the end of a Tiago Silva free-kick after Joe Worrall nodded back across goal and then combined with Ameobi for what appeared to be the winner.
This weekend, Orkney FC face two games on the same day, at the same time. One at home, the other away, with the small matter of the Pentland Firth separating them. Think of that next time you complain about your team's fixture list. The North Caledonian League side will face Bunillidh Thistle away from home at 12:30 GMT on Saturday. Then, 15 minutes into that game, another Orkney XI will kick off at home to Bonar Bridge, 165 miles away.
Alaves is 3-1-0 in their last 4 home games and every time they met opponents higher than them in the league standings and even so won 2-1 with both Bilbao and Eibar, my bad, Eibar is near the relegation places but can be a tricky opponent as I watched them play very well after the break away at top side Real Madrid. But drew 1-1 with Valencia and won after the break with a very decent Real Sociedad with 2-0 at home as well.
Barnsley have lost just once in their last eight league games at Oakwell (W2 D5 L1), going unbeaten in the last four, all of which have come under Gerhard Struber (W2 D2). The new manager has certainly helped to turn things around for the hosts. It’s not just their results which have picked up, they are now playing like a Championship side.
Posted at 58' Foul by Abdelraouf Benguit (ES Tunis). Posted at 58' Ali Asad (Al Sadd) wins a free kick in the defensive half. SubstitutionPosted at 58' Substitution, Al Sadd. Salem Al Hajri replaces Gabi. SubstitutionPosted at 57' Substitution, ES Tunis. Abdelraouf Benguit replaces Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane because of an injury.
Chris SmallingGetty Images Paper Round’s view: As United haggle over the deal for Smalling they are also doing the same thing with the roles reversed for Bruno Fernandes. Leaving things to the last minute has put both moves in jeopardy and it is a sign that more organisation is needed when it comes to getting the squad into the required shape.
For one thing, Arsenal looked far more purposeful in the first half than they have done for much of the season and they played with a decent tempo, while the decision to start Mesut Ozil suggests Arteta wants to build a team around him. Ozil repaid that faith with a decent first-half showing and created a couple of openings, although he did fade as the game went on.
And we speak. I went recently to the European Union. We speak with governments. We are trying to do something. And, as an entertaining aside, he took at swipe at the UK’s most glorious Prime Minister: \"When a politician that calls women with burqas post boxes or mailboxes then says publicly that he condemns you UEFA – Do you reply to that? Do you believe it’s honest? Come on.
Spurs, who left out Christian Eriksen in preparation for his expected 16. Inter Milan on Monday, looked to have edged an open game at Southampton after Son Heung-min's low shot beat the keeper in a move begun by the impressive Dele Alli. But Saints grabbed a late leveller after good work from Danny Ings set up Boufal for an extra game that Mourinho admitted he did not want.