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Arsenal FC Battle Chelsea For FC Barcelona Sensation Munir: Report

With Lukas Podolski having joined Galatasaray, Arsenal FC have reportedly turned their attention to FC Barcelona winger Munir El Haddadi with Chelsea FC also keen on the player. Chelsea FC  and Arsenal FC are both said to be keen admirers of Munir, but, according to Express, who cite the  Spanish paper Marca, claim that only Arsenal have made an official approach for the Spanish winger. According to the report, LuisEnrique is reluctant to let the talented winger leave on either loan or a transfer, and has apparently already rejected a bid from Ajax for the player. However, Munir faces a huge challenge breaking into Barcelona’s starting XI, with Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Pedro all ahead of him in the pecking order. While Chelsea FC’s interest in bringing in an attacking wide player is well documented with the club reportedly interested in, both, Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona and Antoine Greizmann of Atletico Madrid, it remains unclear why the club would go for another young player given that they already […] Read more »

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Liverpool FC To Replace Raheem Sterling With Pedro Rodriguez: Catalan Media

Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers has identified FC Barcelona star Pedro Rodriguez as the man to replace Raheem Sterling with Manchester City look to push ahead with the deal following lifting of FFP sanctions. According Catalan newspaper SPORT, despite having just signed his new contract with FC Barcelona until 2019 that contains a 150 million Euro release clause, Pedro is looking to move elsewhere with his first team chances restricted at the club following the arrival of Luis Suarez from Liverpool FC While PSG have been leading the chase in recent weeks for the player, as per the report,  Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC have expressed a keen interest in the pacy 27-year-old. The report says that Pedro is said to be interested in a move to either Liverpool or Arsenal over other European clubs, as he feels his style of play will work well in England. The report went onto add that the player prefers Liverpool FC over Arsenal, if […] Read more »

Chile vs Argentina

‘If Higuain takes those two chances one year apart, is Messi the best player of all time?’ – Twitter Reacts To Argentina Defeat

Chile wrecked FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s dream of a first international title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown on Saturday. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when the game ended goalless after extra time. In open play, Argentina had much of the better chances despite injury to Angel Di Maria, who was replaced by Gonzalo Higuain, rather than Carlos Tevez. And  Gonzalo Higuain continued his woeful record in finals after missing a guilt-edged chance in the 2014 World Cup Final, the player was at it in the 92nd minute. While Lavezzi’s ball in wasn’t as good as it possibly could have been, Higuain was slated on the social media, again, as he was blamed for being the main culprit for stopping Lionel Messi’s march to become the undisputed greatest player of all time by winning, first, the World Cup, and now, […] Read more »

CHILE VS. ARGENTINA

Lionel Messi’s Downfall Plotted By Fellow Argentine Sampaoli

It took an Argentine, Jorge Sampaoli, to plot Chile’s triumph in the Copa America final against his own country. Lionel Messi and Argentina’s other “Fantasticos” lost their nerve in Santiago’s Estadio Nacional as they sought their first major international title for 22 years. Chile’s coach Sampaoli stayed true to his live wire reputation, jumping up and down on the touchline urging stars Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal to attack so they could win their first South American championship. “We had to play a great game against one of the world’s best teams for the quality of players. We should have won in 90 minutes, but ended up getting justice in a shootout,” Sampaoli told a press conference after Saturday’s win in Sangtiago. Since taking over, Sampaoli, 55, has transformed Chile’s national side into true global competitors. As well as Saturday’s South American title, Chile also reached the last 16 at last year’s World Cup and were unlucky not to go […] Read more »

Chile vs Argentina

Messi – Maradona Debate Rumbles On As Argentina Suffer Copa America Heartbreak

Another tournament, another shattering defeat, and another round of unfavourable comparisons to Diego Maradona. Lionel Messi was left reflecting on another bitterly familiar failure here Saturday after Argentina suffered an agonizing penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America final. It was the second time in 12 months Messi had finished on the losing side in a major final following Argentina’s extra-time loss to Germany at the World Cup last year. “This generation is desperate to win a title with the national team,” Messi had said before this year’s Copa America. “As a team, we deserve to win something and it would mean so much after the World Cup where we came so close.” Saturday’s defeat will reignite the debate about where Messi deserves to be ranked in the pantheon of the very greatest players to have graced the sport. For many, his extraordinary achievements at club level with Barcelona over the past decade have already guaranteed him a […] Read more »

Chile vs Argentina

Alexis Sanchez Makes Argentina Pay The Penalty As Lionel Messi’s Argentina Title Wait Continues

Chile wrecked Lionel Messi’s dream of a first international title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory when the game ended goalless after extra time. Sanchez chipped the decisive penalty down the middle past Sergio Romero to spark wild celebrations in front of a 45,000 capacity crowd at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago. Chile took control of the shoot-out when Gonzalo Higuain blazed his penalty over the bar before Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved Ever Banega’s spot-kick. Argentina captain Messi, aiming to inspire the South American giants to a first international title in 22 years, could only look on distraught as Chile celebrated. The four-time world footballer of the year had repeatedly spoken of his desperation to win a title with Argentina after winning everything at club level with […] Read more »

BRU77 - 20021029 - BRUGGE, BELGIUM : Barcelona's Juan Riquelme celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge and Barcelona, Tuesday 29 October 2002 in Brugge. Barcelona won 0-1. EPA PHOTO BELGA / ANSOTTE/BOUCAU/DE VOECHT /win

I Regret Rejecting Manchester United : Argentina Superstar Juan Roman Riquelme

Argentina superstar Juan Roman Riquelme has confirmed that Manchester United were eager to sign him in 2006 before Villarreal played Arsenal FC in the semi finals of the Champions League. As per reports by Mundo Deportivo, the former FC Barcelona playmaker revealed that he turned down a move from Manchester United, citing it as as his only regret of a career littered with fantastic moments. Riquelme, 37, is now retired, but during his peak, he was widely recognised as one of the most gifted Argentina players of his generation and almost single handedly carried Villarreal to the Champions League final in 2006 only for a late missed penalty. The playmaker was a youth prodigy at Boca Juniors and his consistently excellent performances earned him a move to La Liga giants FC Barcelona. However, things did not quite fall into place for Riquelme at Camp Nou as he endured a very frustrating time in the Catalan capital. The playmaker was managed by Louis van Gaal, the […] Read more »