Lampard ‘very happy’ with Kepa despite Brighton error

Frank Lampard insists he is happy with Kepa Arrizabalaga despite him conceding another long-range goal in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Chelsea followed a close season of ambitious transfer statements with a win after second-half goals from Reece James and Kurt Zouma secured the points, Lucas Trossard having cancelled out Jorginho's 23rd-minute … Continue reading Lampard ‘very happy’ with Kepa despite Brighton error

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Chelsea: Werner wins penalty as James and Zouma seal points

Timo Werner won a penalty on his Chelsea debut as second-half goals from Reece James and Kurt Zouma ensured they began the Premier League season with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion. Werner and Kai Havertz, the marquee signings of a free-spending transfer window for Chelsea, were each named in a front three … Continue reading Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Chelsea: Werner wins penalty as James and Zouma seal points

Sancho and Bellingham on target as Dortmund cruise to DFB-Pokal victory

Jadon Sancho was on target for Borussia Dortmund as they romped to a 5-0 victory over Duisburg in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United, although Dortmund do not appear to be keen on parting with their most prized asset. … Continue reading Sancho and Bellingham on target as Dortmund cruise to DFB-Pokal victory

Neymar: Officials ignored PSG claims against Alvaro

Neymar felt he could not leave the field without responding to Alvaro after claiming the officials ignored his accusations of racism against the Marseille defender. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar was one of five players sent off in scenes that marred the end of Sunday's Classique at the Parc des Princes, which Marseille won 1-0. The … Continue reading Neymar: Officials ignored PSG claims against Alvaro

Neymar: Officials ignored PSG claims against Alvaro

Neymar felt he could not leave the field without responding to Alvaro after claiming the officials ignored his accusations of racism against the Marseille defender. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar was one of five players sent off in scenes that marred the end of Sunday's Classique at the Parc des Princes, which Marseille won 1-0. The … Continue reading Neymar: Officials ignored PSG claims against Alvaro

Messi edges out Ronaldo as world’s highest-paid footballer

Lionel Messi has retained his place at the top of Forbes' list of highest-paid footballers after earning $126million over the past year, with Cristiano Ronaldo closely behind him in second. The Barcelona superstar sent shockwaves through world football last month when he told the club he has spent his entire career at he wanted to … Continue reading Messi edges out Ronaldo as world’s highest-paid footballer

Barcelona and Real Madrid-linked forward Lautaro Martinez staying at Inter, says agent

Lautaro Martinez is staying at Inter despite rumoured interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to the player's agent Carlos Beto Yaque. Barcelona have been strongly linked with the Argentina international for a number of months, while LaLiga rivals Madrid have also recently been credited with an interest. A couple of members of Martinez's entourage … Continue reading Barcelona and Real Madrid-linked forward Lautaro Martinez staying at Inter, says agent

Investigators seek to boost Kabuga case in Rwanda visit: prosecutor

Kigali (AFP) The lead prosecutor in the trial of alleged genocide financier Felicien Kabuga said Thursday his team is on a fact-finding mission in Rwanda to seek fresh evidence to bolster their case in an international court. Serge Brammertz, the chief prosecutor for the international tribunal handling the 1994 genocide trials, is leading an on-the-ground … Continue reading Investigators seek to boost Kabuga case in Rwanda visit: prosecutor

Aston Villa sign Forest defender Matty Cash

London (AFP) Aston Villa have signed Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash in a deal worth a reported £16 million ($21 million). Cash agreed a five-year contract with Villa, who narrowly escaped relegation from the Premier League last season. Nottingham Forest's Matty Cash (left) has signed for Aston Villa Paul ELLIS AFP/File Sheffield United and West Ham … Continue reading Aston Villa sign Forest defender Matty Cash

Arrest of Australia anti-lockdown activist sparks outcry

Melbourne (AFP) Australian police on Thursday defended arresting a pregnant woman in her home for a Facebook post promoting a rally against virus lockdowns, as footage of the incident went viral and triggered a civil liberties debate. The livestreamed video shows officers handcuffing the woman in front of her two children and has racked up … Continue reading Arrest of Australia anti-lockdown activist sparks outcry

Bale accuses Real Madrid of making it ‘difficult’ to leave

London (AFP) Gareth Bale has accused Real Madrid of making it "very difficult" to leave the Spanish club as the Wales forward looks to end his Bernabeu exile. Bale is out of favour with Real manager Zinedine Zidane and played just 48 minutes of Madrid's 12 games when the Spanish season resumed after the coronavirus … Continue reading Bale accuses Real Madrid of making it ‘difficult’ to leave

Goalkeeper Henderson aims to oust De Gea from Man Utd No.1 spot

London (AFP) Dean Henderson has set his sights on dislodging David de Gea as Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper and becoming England's number one this season. Henderson has returned to Old Trafford after two impressive seasons on loan with Sheffield United. Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson PETER POWELL POOL/AFP/File The 23-year-old signed a new five-year contract … Continue reading Goalkeeper Henderson aims to oust De Gea from Man Utd No.1 spot