Gunners Give In, Disarray & Sold out: Arsenal slammed in Wednesday’s back pages

We may have seen the start of the Cheltenham Festival and a glorious performance from Barcelona but three of the big back pages in the UK take the opportunity to batter Arsenal just hours before their second leg at Bayern Munich. With the uphill task of playing at the Allianz Arena against the runaway Bundesliga […]

Galatasaray win 3-2 in dramatic encounter to go through at Schalke’s expense

Schalke 2 – Galatasaray 3 (Agg. 3-4) (Champions League round 16, second leg, March 12, 2013) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) Roman Neustädter fired Schalke ahead from a corner. Gala turned it round just before the break and took control of the tie thanks to Hamit Altintop and Burak Yilmaz. Michel Bastos brought things level at […]

Picture: Lionel Messi was surrounded by 5 AC Milan players for Barcelona opener

And to think that in the build up to Barcelona’s rout of AC Milan we were told Lionel Messi was enduring a slump. It was Messi’s fastest goal ever in a Champions League match, beating his previous best of nine minutes against Bayern Munich in 2009. Barcelona’s opener, which really set the tone, also happened […]

Cardiff leave it late to draw with Leicester; Leeds tie 1-1 with Peterborough

Cardiff 1 – Leicester 1 (Championship, March 12, 2013) The Fozes looked to have caused an upset when on-loan Man United forward Michael Keane opened in the 72nd, but Rudy Gestede’s last-gasp strike earned leaders Cardiff a point. Leeds 1 – Peterborough 1 (Championship, March 12, 2013) Dwight Gayle put struggling Peterborough ahead in the opening period, but […]

Copa Libertadores: Libertad draw with Sporting Cristal; Velez pound Penarol; Newell’s stun La U; Caracas get past Gremio

Sporting Cristal 1 – Libertad 1 (Copa Libertadores, March 12, 2013) Libertad went ahead in the 52nd minute, with a powerful strike by Pablo Velazquez, before Irven Avila equalised. Velez Sarsfield 3 – Penarol 1 (Copa Libertadores, March 12, 2013) Penarol took the lead in the 24th minute, when Fabian Estoyanoff converted a penalty, but Velez equalised four minutes later […]

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