• Football Fever
  • Get Football news alerts to your mobile
  • Klopp: We are not the Harlem Globetrotte...

    Jurgen Klopp emphasised the need for Liverpool to focus on results and ignore any pressure to provide a spectacle, insisting that his side "are not the Harlem Globetrotters". The Reds were involved in another entertaining encounter on Saturday as they overcame Leicester City 3-2...

    Klopp: We are not the Harlem Globetrotters

    Jurgen Klopp emphasised the need for Liverpool to focus on results and ignore any pressure to provide a spectacle, insisting that his side "are not the Harlem Globetrotters". The Reds were involved in another entertaining encounter on Saturday as they overcame Leicester City 3-2 in the Premier League. Philippe Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and scored a fine free-kick, while Jordan Henderson was also on target, but the hosts could have snatched a point had Jamie Vardy not seen his late penalty saved by Simon Mignolet. The result ended a four-match winless streak for Klopp's side and the German spoke afterwards about the supposed pressure that had been building on the back of that run. "I know about pressure a lot – I actually had it all my life because of different reasons," he said. "Pressure when it is the right pressure, it always helps. When it is without sense then it doesn't help – and I'm very good at ignoring it. "But, you can imagine, we want to be successful. We know the quality we have makes us responsible for being successful. I know that. "But I said to the boys before the game that we are not the Harlem Globetrotters. We don't go out and try to play really good football, we are here for results and so we play for results. "I loved how we fought for it. It could have been clearer but, after a few games with no results, or not the right results, you have to fight back. "That's what we did and now we can build on this." Next up for Liverpool is Tuesday's trip to Spartak Moscow in the Champions League, having drawn their Group E opener 2-2 against Sevilla. 

  • Juventus 4 Torino 0: Dybala stars again ...

    Paulo Dybala continued his scintillating form as his double helped Juventus thrash 10-man rivals Torino 4-0 in the first Derby della Mole of the Serie A season. Juve's mercurial number 10 got his first 16 minutes into Saturday's encounter at the Allianz Stadium, guiding home the...

    Juventus 4 Torino 0: Dybala stars again in rampant derby victory

    Paulo Dybala continued his scintillating form as his double helped Juventus thrash 10-man rivals Torino 4-0 in the first Derby della Mole of the Serie A season. Juve's mercurial number 10 got his first 16 minutes into Saturday's encounter at the Allianz Stadium, guiding home the opener in typically composed fashion. With Torino's misery compounded by Daniele Baselli's dismissal midway through the first half, Massimiliano Allegri's men were soon hitting their stride - Miralem Pjanic's exquisite strike doubling their tally prior to the interval. Alex Sandro was the next to get in on the act with a powerful header early in the second half, before Dybala made it 10 goals in six league matches this season with a stoppage-time strike that put the icing on the cake. Salvatore Sirigu had tried to keep the scoreline respectable with a string of quality saves, though it was merely a matter of damage limitation as the defending champions continued their 100 per cent start in the league. It is a win that keeps Juve level with pace-setters Napoli at the top of Serie A and Allegri's focus will now switch to getting his side's Champions League campaign back on track against Olympiacos on Wednesday. Juve wasted no time in getting on the front foot, as Mario Mandzukic - replacing the out-of-form Gonzalo Higuain up front - was denied by Lyanco's last-ditch tackle inside 30 seconds. The visitors' centre-back was in the thick of the action again moments later with a slack back-pass that almost caught out Sirigu, before Juan Cuadrado went close at the culmination of a driving run from the right. Torino threatened when a desperate block from Giorgio Chiellini prevented Iago Falque's strike reaching its target, but parity did not last much longer as the hosts took the lead. Pjanic nipped in to rob Baselli of possession - Dybala latching onto the loose ball and proceeding to drill a low finish into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the area. Matters went from bad to worse for Baselli and Torino just eight minutes later, the midfielder picking up his second yellow card for a ridiculous lunge on Pjanic, having earlier been booked for tugging back Dybala. Juve did not let up, and after Lycano's goal-line clearance denied Cuadrado, the hosts had their second five minutes before the break - Pjanic curling in a sublime 20-yard strike that gave Sirigu no chance after being teed up by the Colombia international. Pjanic turned provider for the second time 12 minutes after the restart, whipping in a wonderful corner that Alex Sandro turned home with a thumping header. Medhi Benatia should have added a fourth as Juve teased Sinisa Mihajlovic's deflated side, but Sirigu pulled off a superb stop to deny the defender from close range. Sirigu had to be at his best again with Juve bombarding his goal, managing to keep out a flurry of attempts from substitute Federico Bernadeschi, Mandzukic and Douglas Costa. But Torino's goalkeeper would be beaten four a fourth time in the first minute of stoppage time, Dybala lofting in a delicate finish after connecting with a flick from Higuain, who had come off the bench, as Juve added further gloss to an emphatic victory. Key Opta Stats: - For the first time in Serie A history, two sides – Juventus and Napoli – have won each of their opening six fixtures. - Since 1994-95, Paulo Dybala is the first player who has managed to score 10 goals in the first six games of a Serie A season. - Juventus have won each of their opening six Serie A games for the eighth time – in the previous seven occasions they ended the season top of the table (including season 2005-06, when the title was then revoked). - Juventus' last home defeat against Torino in Serie A came in April 1995 – since then, they have won nine times and drawn three. - The last time Juventus won a derby in Serie A by a four-goal margin was in November 2002. - Miralem Pjanic ended a 23-game scoring drought in Serie A: his previous goal also came against Torino, in December 2016. - In fact, Torino are Pjanic’s favourite opponent in Serie A (four goals scored). - There have been four red cards in the last five Turin derbies in all competitions – three of these were for Torino players. This was Daniele Baselli's first red card in Serie A.

  • Girona 0 Barcelona 3: Centurion Suarez s...

    Luis Suarez scored on his 100th LaLiga appearance to help see off Girona 3-0 in the first top-flight derby between the two Catalan clubs. A pair of own goals either side of half-time put Ernesto Valverde's side comfortably ahead before Suarez marked his milestone by wrapping up ...

    Girona 0 Barcelona 3: Centurion Suarez seals Catalan derby triumph

    Luis Suarez scored on his 100th LaLiga appearance to help see off Girona 3-0 in the first top-flight derby between the two Catalan clubs. A pair of own goals either side of half-time put Ernesto Valverde's side comfortably ahead before Suarez marked his milestone by wrapping up the three points. Girona skipper Aday Benitez was the victim for the opener when he deflected Jordi Alba's strike into his own net to gift the league leaders an early advantage. And it was another own goal which doubled Barca's lead after the interval as Aleix Vidal's classy cut-back wriggled in off Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz. Suarez added the gloss with 20 minutes remaining to seal a sixth consecutive league victory, an impressive start they last managed in 2013-14. While far from perfect at the back, Valverde's men now sit four points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid. The visitors had early joy down the right when Javier Mascherano found Vidal in behind, but the winger's attempted cross was crucially cut out by Iraizoz. Marc-Andre ter Stegen next produced a superb one-handed save low to his right to deny Douglas, while Suarez's inability to find a team-mate from a cut-back at the other end cost Barca a certain opener. Valverde's side did not have to wait long for the breakthrough, though, and it came courtesy of a huge slice of fortune. After Iraizoz kept out Messi's free-kick, the veteran keeper was left with no chance from the resultant corner as Alba's speculative volley took a heavy deflection off Benitez on its way into the bottom-left corner. Barca began to take control by the half-hour mark and only an in-form Iraizoz prevented them from doubling their advantage, the 36-year-old quick off his line to smother another chance for Alba. Paulinho and Michael Olunga still found time to exchange wayward headers as an entertaining first half ended with the away side ahead. The lead became 2-0 almost immediately after the resumption when Vidal reached the by-line and attempted to find Suarez, who hurdled the back-heel pass and saw it trickle in via Iraizoz's legs. - Gorka Iraizoz scored his first own goal in LaLiga.

Top Downloads

Top Selling











  • image02
  • image02
  • image02
  • image02
  • image02
  • image02
  • image02
menu