Prolific French striker Antoine Griezmann was on target again as Atletico Madrid defeated their La Liga counterpart Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. Griezmann equalled Uruguay international Luis Suarez’s total goal tally in Spain after he got his fifth of the season from close range. It wasn’t all good news for the Madrid-based team as the Diego Simeone-led side suffered an injury blow ahead of the much awaited clash against German champions Bayern Munich.
Ahead of the game, Simeone rested Stefan Savic and Saul Niguez, leaving Gabi and Kevin Gameiro to start from the bench. The only possible rationale was that he wanted rest after their 1-1 draw against the defending La Liga champion Barcelona the same week. Atletico got off slowly, but got a clear advantage when Deportivo’s Faycal Fajr was sent off in the first half. Fajr, already on a yellow card, charged carelessly at Nicolas Gaitan to earn a second yellow. Read more »
The 2016-17 season of the Premier League has recently kicked off in full force with the top clubs from England facing off against each other in search for the coveted domestic title.
Signing new players is a great way to increase the quality of a squad, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the biggest names that has been bouncing around in the media as both of them were signed by Manchester United.
Not all the clubs have the same kind of budget as Manchester United and they have to search around for players who aren’t as renowned or expensive.
One of the summer signings of Liverpool is Georginio Wijnaldum. He’s a 25 year old Dutch midfielder, Wijnaldum was signed back on July of 2016 and Ryan Babel went on congratulating his fellow countryman as the former Liverpool player wrote on his twitter account: good luck boy! They will appreciate you!
Ryan Babel spent 4 seasons performing with Liverpool where he managed to make over 90 appearances with the Premier League and it was the most renowned European club that Ryan Babel has joined.
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Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has tweeted a good luck message to GeorginioWijnaldum, who has just signed for the Anfield side. It seems that Babel had insider information about the transfer because the tweet was sent out before the deal was actually made official.
Ryan Babel has always cherished his time at Liverpool and has once said that he had regrets about the way his career went on at Liverpool. He has wished GeorginioWijnaldum good luck and stated that the Liverpool fans would appreciate him there
GeorginioWijnaldum has been signed from relegated club Newcastle for a fee of around £25 million. He was one of the best players for Newcastle last season in what was a struggling campaign from start to finish for the Magpies. GeorginioWijnaldum is renowned for being a hardworking midfielder that can play in a wide variety of roles. Indeed the former Newcastle player can play in any midfield roles and also as a forward player. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that GeorginioWijnaldum will add some more pace and energy upfront to pressurize the opponents. Read more »
Al Ain board member, Mohammed Obeid Hamdoun told the media that he felt that Ryan Babel did not really like the idea to play for the team and that he did not show any sign of commitments to the club.
It is believed that the former Liverpool player will be leaving soon for Turkey.
Ryan Babel has had disciplinary issues with the team regarding the use of social media. He has not played for the team since the end of 2015, but he is currently under contract until 2017. Mohammed Obeid Hamdoun will be hoping that they can find an agreement to terminate the contract and allow Babel to leave.
The Al Ain board member suggested that Ryan Babel might be going to Fenerbahce with the Turkish side showing signs that they might be interested in signing the player. He said that he is disappointed that it did not work out with Babel but admitted that this is a normal thing in football. He feels that that Babel could not adapt to the league and that he will be better off playing elsewhere. Read more »
Danny Blind reckons what is absolutely necessary For the Dutch to learn is how to finish off the games.
The manager was moaning the fact that after making it 2-2 from 0-2 against France, the Oranje wasted all the effort by letting the opposition score another one to take the game away.
Blind, however, touched upon the other parts of the game as well especially that initial period where the visitors were slapped two goals.
According to Blind, if his players had been alert enough, those strikes, which got the Netherlands in the position of huge disadvantage so early, could not have been possible
But, at the end, what Blind was finding hard to digest was that once those two goals were made up for and the draw was on the horizon, another bit of carelessness from the Dutch let another ball get into their post making it 3-2 for France again. Read more »
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes that manager Louis van Gaal is unlikely to change his coaching methods due to a poor run of form. United are without a win in the last eight matches. This has forced to speculation that the manager might be sacked even before the end of the season. Van Gaal has a contract with United until the end of the 2017 season. The Dutchman only has a top four finish to show for his spending at the club. This coupled with the poor style of football has led to a lot of unhappiness at the club.
Despite the perceived unhappiness, Van Gaal is not the kind of person to suddenly disbelieve his coaching style. This is due to the impressive CV that he has from his time at clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Dutchman has won numerous trophies in his coaching career, while also being responsible for bringing up top stars like Andres Iniesta and Bastian Schweinsteiger through the ranks. Smalling has been one such young player to benefit immensely from the presence of van Gaal. He has gone from being a player with potential to becoming a central figure in the England defence. Read more »