Celtic out of Europe after late double from Lazio’s Ciro Immobile | Champions League


Brendan Rodgers bemoaned a lack of quality after Celtic’s interest in Europe ended with a 2-0 defeat in the Champions League by Lazio in Rome. The Scottish champions went into the make-or-break game with one point from four Group E matches but were undone with two late goals from the home side’s classy substitute Ciro … Read more

Owen Hargreaves says Pep Guardiola’s half-time decision changed the game as Man City came back from 2-0 down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2

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Pep Guardiola’s half-time tactics during Man City’s comeback victory against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night have been lauded by Owen Hargreaves, after the Cityzens overturned a two-goal deficit to defeat the Bundesliga side 3-2.  The Premier League outfit were stunned by their opponents in the first half, with Lois Openda capitalising on two defensive mistakes from … Read more

Manchester City seal top spot as Álvarez caps fightback win against RB Leipzig | Champions League


Pep Guardiola was proud of his players’ fight when transforming what appeared certain defeat when Manchester City trailed 2-0 at half-time into a late victory. He was less enamoured of the actual display. In introducing Julián Álvarez and Jérémy Doku early in the second half, Guardiola performed a masterstroke. Each was pivotal, the former finding … Read more

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe slams ‘POOR decision’ to award PSG the late penalty that denied his side a famous victory in Paris… as he suggests the referee wilted under the ‘extreme’ pressure from the home crowd

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PSG were awarded a controversial late penalty against Newcastle on Tuesday Eddie Howe was furious with the decision as his side failed to hold on to victory  If Steve Cooper goes, he’ll be sacked with honour and walk into another top job – Listen to why on It’s All Kicking Off By Craig Hope for … Read more

Champions League: Barcelona and Atlético seal knockout places | Champions League


João Cancelo and João Félix scored in each half to earn Barcelona a 2-1 comeback win at home against Porto that booked their spot in the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time in three seasons. The visitors wasted several chances before Pepe put them in front in the 30th minute with a close-range … Read more

Nick Pope hailed for the ‘save of his life’ as the Newcastle goalkeeper makes an ‘unbelievable’ reaction stop to deny PSG an equaliser

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Pope produced a stunning stop to deny PSG’s Bradley Barcola in the second half  Newcastle were denied a famous win late on after a controversial PSG penalty  Why it’s NEVER OK to cheer in the press box (even if England win the World Cup!) – Listen here to It’s All Kicking Off  By Michael Pavitt For … Read more

Lewis Miley’s talent shines through for Newcastle in PSG power struggle | Champions League


Power finds a way. Albeit for Paris Saint-Germain, the road to redemption here would consist of a scandalous late penalty, a midfield made of sugar syrup and some of the worst distance shooting seen this side of a Soccer AM Crossbar Challenge. At full time the Parc des Princes roared with relief, heaved and exhaled, … Read more

FIFA refereeing chief Pierluigi Collina backs Mail Sport’s Stop Abusing Referees campaign as a ‘very good initiative’… after labelling the treatment of officials ‘a cancer that kills football’

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Pierluigi Collina has thrown his support behind Mail Sport’s campaign FIFA’s Collina labelled the abuse of referees as ‘the cancer that kills football’  Pressure is easing on Man United boss Erik ten Hag: Listen to It’s All Kicking Off By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail Published: 15:22 EST, 28 November 2023 | Updated: 20:02 … Read more

FA Cup and Women’s Super League lined up for sin-bin trials after IFAB approve experiments… as FA chiefs move to boost player behaviour amid Mail Sport’s Stop Abusing Referees campaign

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Sin-bins for tactical fouls and dissent could trialled in the FA Cup and Women’s Super League after the International FA Board [IFAB] approved experiments in the professional game at a meeting in London. FA chief executive Mark Bullingham indicated that their competitions could be used for the trials, which may also see football adopt the … Read more