Bild: Arsenal want €20m Mainz striker Adam Szalai

German newspaper Bild have splashed with a late transfer story on Tuesday evening, claiming Arsenal are interested in Mainz striker Adam Szalai. Bild say Arsenal have joined Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg in the race for Szalai as Arsene Wenger looks for more options up front. They argue that Wenger only has Olivier Giroud as a […]

Brilliant Bradford take 3-1 1st leg lead against Aston Villa

Bradford 3 – Aston Villa 1 (Capital One Cup semi-final, January 8, 2013) (Alternative highlights.) Nahki Wells side footed Bradford into the lead on 19 minutes. On 77 it was 2-0, as Rory McArdle headed home a left wing cross. Five minutes later Villa had a lifeline as Andreas Weimann pulled one back. On 89, Bradford […]

Hernanes at the double as Lazio see off Catania 3-0

Lazio 3 – Catania 0 (Coppa Italia, January 8, 2013) Stefan Radu headed Lazio in front on the half hour. Hernanes steered home the second on 61. On 91, Hernanes claimed the third for Lazio which involved a clever fake out of the keeper.

Valencia beat Osasuna 2-1 (4-1 on aggregate)

Valencia 2 – Osasuna 1 (Copa del Rey, January 8, 2013) (Agg. 4-1) (Longer highlights)  Tino Costa smacked home a brilliant free-kick to put Valencia ahead. Joseba Llorente equalised on 36 but Roberto Soldado’s 93rd minute winner meant Los Che had won both legs of the tie.

Lionel Messi had a good giggle at Cristiano Ronaldo in pre Ballon d’Or Q&A session

The video below will likely excite those who enjoy playing up the Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry. A few eyebrows were raised when Cristiano Ronaldo revealed he didn’t even vote for the Ballon d’Or. As captain of his national team, Ronaldo was obliged to vote. But something came up. His excuse didn’t exactly wash […]

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