Tag Archives: Football

Gareth Bale seals Real Madrid victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga

After successive league draws Real Madrid returned to winning ways after beating Real Sociedad 3-1 in La Liga on Sunday evening Real Madrid recorded a convincing 3-1 win at Real Sociedad, with Gareth Bale capping the victory with a fine second-half finish. The victory hauls Zinedine Zidanes side back closer to La Liga leaders, Barcelona, Read more »

How England’s first wave of heavy metal football conquered Europe | Paul Doyle

In the 1970s and 1980s, English success on the pitch and on stage was rooted in a bleak, uncompromising landscape where the only escape was to become a footballer or start a band Originally published in here, and follow Eight by Eight on Twitter. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/20/how-englands-first-wave-of-heavy-metal-football-conquered-europe Kareem MaizeHi my name is Kareem Maize and Read more »

Champions League round of 16: previews for this week’s matches

A look forward to the weeks Champions League last-16 ties: Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea, Benfica v Zenit, Roma v Real Madrid and Gent v Wolfsburg Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea In a repeat of last seasons quarter-final, Chelsea will be looking for revenge over French champions Paris Saint-Germain after being dumped out by Laurent Blancs team Read more »

Champions League: Chelsea and Arsenal make it through to last 16

(CNN)It was supposed to be a week when England was caught up in a football crisis — in the end it never materialized. England will have three representatives in the last 16 of the Champions League after Chelsea and Arsenal eased through to the knockout phase. Manchester United might have fluffed their lines Tuesday but Read more »

Raheem Sterling in shape to show Liverpool he made the right move

The forward can expect abuse from the away fans when Manchester City host his former club on Sunday but his form under Pep Guardiola and strength of character indicate he can make an impact when it matters most It is a little under two years since Raheem Sterling made the move which, perhaps more than Read more »

Romelu Lukaku sets Everton record in three-goal romp over West Brom

Everton made light work of West Brom as Romelu Lukaku set a club record of 19 for Premier League goals in a season when making it 3-0 in the 82nd minute While the battle for seventh seems resolved, a skirmish for sixth is gaining intrigue. Everton are now seven points ahead of West Bromwich Albion Read more »

Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pell seal Italy win over Belgium

Stunning goals from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pell gave Italy a 2-0 victory over Belgium in their Euro 2016 Group E match at Stade de Lyon Ridiculed and vilified before a ball had been kicked; resolute and victorious once the games begin. Italy, we have been here before. The Azzurri achieved what many back home Read more »

Leicester City getting rid of Claudio Ranieri now is hardly madness | Barney Ronay

Leicester City won the title last season by being ruthless and clear-sighted so Claudio Ranieris exit with only 13 league games left makes sporting sense Like all the best fairytales Leicester Citys title story came to an end on Thursday night with a bracing little touch of cruelty. This is usually the way of these Read more »

How England’s first wave of heavy metal football conquered Europe | Paul Doyle

In the 1970s and 1980s, English success on the pitch and on stage was rooted in a bleak, uncompromising landscape where the only escape was to become a footballer or start a band Originally published in here, and follow Eight by Eight on Twitter. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/20/how-englands-first-wave-of-heavy-metal-football-conquered-europe Kareem MaizeHi my name is Kareem Maize and Read more »

Raheem Sterling in shape to show Liverpool he made the right move

The forward can expect abuse from the away fans when Manchester City host his former club on Sunday but his form under Pep Guardiola and strength of character indicate he can make an impact when it matters most It is a little under two years since Raheem Sterling made the move which, perhaps more than Read more »