Ronaldo says: “I see you Bale…”
Ronaldo says: “I see you Bale…”
So worth the $136 million
Bacary Sagna’s stalled contract talks are staring to attract the attention of some of Europe’s elite. The latest club to express an interest in the Arsenal defender are Liverpool, who could be playing in the Champions League next season and would value the Frenchman’s European experience. We’ve also got the latest news on Manchester United targets Toni Kroos and William Carvalho. Click here for more.
Naughty by nature?
Game. Set. Zlatan.
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The derby between Lisbon rivals Benfica and Sporting has been postponed after loose pieces of roof padding at the Estadio da Luz began flying down toward the pitch due to high winds.Yes, this is the same Estadio da Luz that is scheduled to host this year’s Champions League final.
About 60,000 fans were sent home after a 30-minute delay. According to Benfica’s Twitter, the roof was damaged by bad weather:
As más condições climatéricas danificaram a cobertura do estádio do Sport Lisboa… http://t.co/Ms9ukfbTaP— Sport Lisboa Benfica (@SL_Benfica)February 9, 2014
Bing Translation: “The bad weather damaged the covering of the Estádio do Sport Lisboa.”
H/T KickTV and 101GG
Nov. 27, 2013. That’s the last time someone scored on Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. It was Galatasaray’s Umut Bulut in the Champions League.
Since then, Casillas and the Real Madrid defense have been impenetrable. On Tuesday, as Los Blancos booked their spot in the Copa del Rey semifinals, Casillas broke the club record of 682 minutes without conceding a goal. He passed Paco Buyo’s mark of 658 minutes, set in the 1994-95 season.
But what’s even more impressive is that in those 11 hours and 22 minutes, Casillas has only had to make 13 saves. For those doing the math, that’s less than two saves every 90 minutes.
He should treat his defense to a nice night on the town.
The road to Lisbon just got a lot harder for two Premier League giants.
Manchester City have been drawn against Barcelona, while Arsenal will face Bayern Munich following the draw for the Champions League round of 16 on Monday.
Arsenal, the Premier League leaders despite their heavy defeat to Manchester City over the weekend, were beaten by Bayern Munich at the same stage last year, paying the price for their group stage defeat at Napoli which relegated them to runners-up in their group.
Here’s the full draw:
Visit FOXSoccer.com for more news and updates regarding Monday’s Champions League draw.
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Neymar scored the first Champions League goal of his career on Wednesday, helping Barcelona snap out of their slump with a resounding 6-1 victory over Celtic.
The result itself meant nothing; Barcelona were established as group winners while Celtic were already eliminated. But for Neymar it was a special day, not only because he finally opened his Champions League account in his sixth game.
Neymar must have enjoyed the taste of Champions League success, because the 21-year-old Brazilian promptly went on to score two more goals to notch his very first hat trick at Barcelona. The two goals after halftime were particularly sweet, too:
It was a day of significant firsts for Neymar, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he produces many more nights like this in the future.
Barcelona fans’ reaction over Neymar are probably best summed up with this: