Tigres kept alive their dream of becoming the first Mexican side to win the Copa Libertadores after scoring a crucial away goal in a 2-1 defeat to Brazilian side Internacional here Wednesday. Defender Hugo Ayala was the hero and villain for the Mexicans, scoring a potentially vital goal on 23 minutes to haul his side back into the tie after Andres D’Alessandro and Valdivia had put Inter 2-0 up after 10 minutes. Ayala’s joy was tempered however by a 58th-minute red card which will rule him out of the second leg next week in Mexico. Tigres are attempting to make history by becoming the first Mexican team to triumph in the most prestigious club football tournament in Latin America. The club has invested heavily in assembling a squad capable of challenging for the Libertadores crown, with French international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac signing from Marseille earlier this year. Earlier, Brazilian midfielder Valdivia had scored the pick of the night’s goals, lofting […]

Liverpool FC are in talks with Brazil midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional as per reports in the Guardian and Liverpool Echo. The 18-year-old midfielder impressed Liverpool FC coaches during a tournament held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, when both Liverpool FC and Internatcional’s under-18s teams featured. The Guardian reports that Liverpool FC are in talks to bring the player from Porto Alegre to Anfield. The report says: Allan, as he is more succinctly known, would cost around £500,000 and represents part of a concerted effort by Liverpool to bolster their options at youth level this summer. The Anfield club have this week signed 16-year-old Dutch winger Bobby Adekanye, who was available after his 2011 move from Ajax to Barcelona was declared illegal by Fifa, and 17-year-old striker Brooks Lennon. The United States under-18 international spent a trial period at Liverpool in January 2014 and has joined from MLS side Real Salt Lake, where he scored 31 goals at […]

Liverpool FC are in talks with Brazil midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional as the club looks to bolster it’s squad. The 18-year-old midfielder impressed Liverpool FC coaches during a tournament held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, when both Liverpool FC and Internatcional’s under-18s teams featured. The Guardian reports that Liverpool FC are in talks to bring the player from Porto Alegre to Anfield. The report says: Allan, as he is more succinctly known, would cost around £500,000 and represents part of a concerted effort by Liverpool to bolster their options at youth level this summer. The Anfield club have this week signed 16-year-old Dutch winger Bobby Adekanye, who was available after his 2011 move from Ajax to Barcelona was declared illegal by Fifa, and 17-year-old striker Brooks Lennon. The United States under-18 international spent a trial period at Liverpool in January 2014 and has joined from MLS side Real Salt Lake, where he scored 31 goals at academy […]

A week ago, the football world was talking about the repercussions if a certain Rafa Benitez stayed as the manager of the European Champions. However, Inter have won the last two games but still some of them want him to be sacked. How can Benitez answer his critics and change their minds?