Despite being labelled ‘fat and overrated’ by Marseille’s ever outspoken Joey Barton prior to the match, Silva showed exactly why PSG shelled out a mammoth €42million last summer to acquire his services from AC Milan.
AEK Athens youngster Giorgos Katidis has told a Greek FA disciplinary committee that he is not a ‘nazi or fascist’.
The France international showed great maturity despite his late sending off against Spain.
For the German press, Bierhoff’s statement was an unexpected, even unwelcome attack of realism. The second most powerful man in the national team setup had effectively written the Germans off more than a year before the tournament’s opening.
“Every additional home we build creates two new jobs.”
A move for the St Etienne striker looks likely – but where would be best destination?
The nine state nordeste region, home to around 53 million people, is the wrong side of Brazil`s footballing tracks, a world away from the wealth and glamour of the big Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo club.
We look ahead to Wolves v Bristol City, the other standout games and the players to watch this week in the Championship…
When a player shines in the Bundesliga, it is only a matter of time before he is linked with a move to one of two destinations: Munich or England.
Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it is thoroughly entertaining. And yet, under the cloud of mind games and exchanged insults lies a more pertinent truth.
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