Wales and Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale came off the bench to strike a winning goal for his club at the Club World Cup semifinals against Saudi Arabian outfit Al Jazira. Spanish giants won 2-1 after struggling in the first half to get into the game and grab and equalizer through Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea fans took to social media to slate former Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso for intentionally pairing the club with La Liga giants Barcelona in the round 16 of Champions League. Alonso elicited harsh reaction from Chelsea fans, following the manner in which he picked up the ball from the bowl, which according many fans was deliberate. The Uefa Champions League draw somewhat dimmed Chelsea’s hopes of progression as they were handed Barcelona-a team they last played in 2012 semifinals.
Chelsea discovered their Champions League fate on Monday when they were drawn against old foes Barcelona in the last-16 of the competition. Upon learning they would be facing their old foes in the Champions League last-16 this February, Chelsea players were relaxed. According to reports in Sport, the Blues stars took the news "very well" as they are already mentally prepared for the tie.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama returned to training for the Premier League club on Monday as he recovers from a knee injury sustained at the start of the campaign. The 26-year-old Kenyan international, who missed just two league games last season, featured in the north London club’s first two matches before picking up the injury ahead of the home match against Burnley in August
Real Madrid are readying a player-plus-cash deal to take Mo Salah to the Bernabeu - and are willing to offload Lucas Vazquez in the other direction. That is according to Don Balon, who say Los Blancos are serious about their interest in the Egyptian who has taken the Premier League by storm this season.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had water and milk thrown at him in a row following Manchester City's derby win at Old Trafford. Also, Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff following the Manchester derby, a report said on Monday.
Street vendors are risking the wrath of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp by selling 'Fab Four' T-shirts outside Anfield. Just last week Klopp told how he doesn't like the Fab Four nickname given to Mo Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane because it's "disrespectful" to their team-mates.
Jurgen Klopp launched an astonishing rant in his post-match interview with Sky Sports reporter Patrick Davison after bemoaning the decision to award a penalty for Dejan Lovren's push on Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The Reds boss reacted angrily after Davison conceded he thought it was a penalty, insisting he only wanted "to talk to people who have a little bit of understanding about football."
Football fans supporting the Scottish champions Celtic may be poised to be fined after they engaged in yet another political expression during a match pitting Celtic and Hibernian at Edinburg Easter Road on Sunday.
Manchester United have refused Manchester City's request to bring their own camera crew into the away dressing room at Old Trafford for Sunday's blockbuster Premier League clash, reports said Thursday. The move could add spice to a match that Jose Mourinho's United dare not lose if they are to retain any realistic hope of reeling in Pep Guardiola's flying side, eight points clear at the top of the table.