Archive | August 23, 2012

Video: Brendan Rodgers confirms Liverpool have beaten Arsenal to sign Nuri Sahin

During his post-match interview following Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Hearts in the Europa League on Thursday night, Brendan Rodgers confirmed many of the reports that had been swirling in recent hours. Nuri Sahin is expected to become a Liverpool player on Friday, on loan from Real Madrid, despite fierce interest from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. […]

Barcelona 3 – Real Madrid 2: Five second half goals set up a mouthwatering Spanish Super Cup second leg at the Bernabeu

Barcelona 3 – Real Madrid 2 (Spanish Super Cup first leg, August 23, 2012) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) There were few chances early doors but plenty of needle as Jose Callejon kicked the ball at Sergio Busquets’ head and Xabi Alonso did clatter Sergio Busquets who took a couple of rolls to accentuate the foul. […]

CONCACAF CL: Beckham registers a golazo & two assists as Galaxy maul Metapan; Municipal win 2-1 at Chorrillo

LA Galaxy 5 – Isidro Metapan 2 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 23, 2012) Nicolas Munoz gave Metapan the lead in the 17th-minute following a defensive breakdown, but Beckham crosses led to Ricardo Alvarado’s own goal in the 20th minute and Robbie Keane’s go-ahead header in the 22nd. David Beckham added the third in first-half stoppage time, […]

Copa Sudamericana: Goianiense through on penalties; Quito advance; Colon edge to last 16

Figueirense 1 – Atletico Goianiense 1 (Pens. 2-4) (Agg. 2-2) (Copa Sudamericana, August 23, 2012) Figueirense opened the scoring in the second leg with a long-range strike by Tulio shortly before half-time, but Gustavo headed visitors Goianiense level. Fernandes and Joao Paulo failed with spot-kicks for Figueirense in the shoot-out and the victors go on to face […]