Barca in turmoil trying to make up for Messi’s lost time

LIONEL MESSI admitted in December he could soon retire but Barcelona’s frenzied attempts to make the most of his final years appear to be having the opposite effect. As Athletic…

Torunarigha lodges police complaint over racist abuse in German Cup

JORDAN TORUNARIGHA has lodged a complaint with police after the Germany Under-21 defender was allegedly subjected to racist abuse during a German Cup game at Schalke, his club Hertha Berlin…

Could Neymar, Mbappe antics derail PSG as season enters crunch time?

WHILE Neymar has been partying with an injured rib, and Kylian Mbappe has been making no attempt to hide his displeasure with his coach, Paris Saint-Germain supporters could be forgiven…

Premier League clubs vote for longer summer transfer window

PREMIER League clubs voted on Thursday to move the closing date of the summer transfer window to bring it into line with the rest of Europe. At Thursday’s shareholders’ meeting…

Kaka drawing on Maldini ‘inspiration’ as he aims for football’s high table

FORMER superstar footballer Kaka is looking to “inspiration” Paolo Maldini as he begins what the once elegant midfielder hopes is a new journey to the top of the game, but…

German FA to investigate Torunarigha Schalke racism incident

THE German FA (DFB) is to investigate after Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha was subjected to racist abuse during a German Cup match against Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. On Wednesday, the…

Demme and Elmas help resurgent Napoli beat Sampdoria

DIEGO Demme and Eljif Elmas scored their first Serie A goals as Napoli followed up last weekend’s win over champions Juventus with a 4-2 victory at Sampdoria on Monday. Gennaro…

S. Korean court orders compensation for Ronaldo no-show

A SOUTH KOREAN court ordered a local promoter Tuesday to compensate fans for Cristiano Ronaldo’s no-show at a friendly match in Seoul last year. The Juventus star stayed on the…

African players in Europe: Salah double moves Liverpool closer to title

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah’s double helped Liverpool equal Manchester City’s record of 20 consecutive Premier League wins and move Jurgen Klopp’s side ever closer to the title. Here is a…

Arsenal held in Burnley stalemate

Arsenal lost more ground in the race to finish in the Premier League’s top four after being held to a 0-0 draw at Burnley on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side are…