Is criticising Haaland as a ‘luxury player’ or ‘League Two standard’ unfair?

Striker Erling Haaland helped Manchester City achieve the treble last season and claimed the personal distinction of winning the Premier League Golden Boot. A year on, history looks set to repeat itself, but this time around the Norway international is doing it with criticism ringing in his ears. Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane described … Read more

Champions League final 2024: When and where the match is and how to watch it on TV

Wembley Stadium will host the Champions League final this year for the first time since 2013 – Action Images/Henry Browne The Champions League is drawing towards its conclusion with the second legs of the quarter-finals taking place this week (on April 16-17). Manchester City and Arsenal are still flying the flag for the Premier League, … Read more

Mikel Arteta settles the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT debate once and for all

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had his say on the GOAT debate. Published Apr 15, 2024, 15:29:24 GMT+1Last updated Apr 15, 2024, 15:29:23 GMT+1 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has settled the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT debate once and for all. Over the years, both Messi and Ronaldo have been performing at the highest … Read more

Ousmane Dembele heckled by fans on return to Barcelona with PSG

Former Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has been heckled by supporters on his return to the city with Paris Saint-Germain. The PSG team jetted in on Monday for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, with fans heard hurling insults at Dembele when he got off the team bus. Dembele angered some sections of … Read more

Lionel Messi still has one major award missing from his collection that Cristiano Ronaldo managed 15 years ago

Ronaldo earned the award 15 years ago today. Published Apr 15, 2024, 11:32:51 GMT+1Last updated Apr 15, 2024, 11:33:33 GMT+1 Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi is still missing one iconic individual footballing award from his collection that Cristiano Ronaldo managed to achieve 15 years ago. Ever since Messi won the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 … Read more

7 goals in 7 games – Is Newcastle’s Isak the striker top clubs should target this summer?

Currently worth €70m  ©TM/IMAGO Since Erling Haaland came to the Premier League, scored a Premier League record 36 goals and helped Manchester City to the treble, the traditional number nine has undoubtedly been back in fashion. Clubs are scrapping to find their very own Haaland, in an attempt to keep up with Pep Guardiola’s serial winners. Liverpool brought in … Read more

Celtic 3rd and Real Madrid 5th – Longest unbeaten runs since 2000 across Europe

Leverkusen now level with Juventus  ©TM/IMAGO It was a special Sunday afternoon for Bayer Leverkusen as they thrashed Werder Bremen to win the Bundesliga for the first time in their 119 year history. Florian Wirtz netted a hat-trick to seal the title to spark jubilant scenes at the BayArena at full-time as thousands of supporters descended onto … Read more

Piers Morgan issues Cristiano Ronaldo to Arsenal plea as he calls out Arteta

And following the defeat, Arsenal’s perceived lack of firepower was again in the spotlight. Striker Gabriel Jesus missed three chances and delivered an erratic display, while Kai Havertz was also wasteful in front of goal as the hosts dominated the first half to no avail. It leaves Manchester City as the new leaders, two points … Read more

How will Barcelona line up against PSG?

Barcelona decide their European fate in the 2023/24 season on Tuesday night at the Montjuïc Olympic Stadium as the Catalan giants welcome Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. Barça carry a 3-2 advantage after an epic comeback in the first leg fueled by team spirit, inspired substitutions by Xavi … Read more

CSK vs MI What caught our Eye: Matheesha’s poised celebrations after 4 fine wickets, Ruturaj Gaikwad tees off at No 3 and Shivam Dube goes ballistic

Matheesha Pathirana, admittedly, is a diehard fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. But his celebrations are of a milder nature, lacking the ferocious energy of the Portugal legend’s Siu leap. Pathirana pauses in his post-follow-through dash, lifts his fingers skywards, the digits corresponding to his wickets. Then he shuts his eyes and folds his arms in the … Read more