General Football News!


#1

In interesting results this weekend, Four defending champions were on pitch in various leagues in Europe. # out of this 4 defending champions lost!

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In EPL Derby, Manchester City lost 2-1 to MU.
In Serie A, Juventus ost to Lazio 3-1.
In Bundesliga, Bayern lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1

Only PSG managed to win 3-1 against Montpellier in French League.


#2

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City:

  • 8 wins in a row in the PL
  • 2nd place in the league, behind leaders Liverpool
  • 6 points above Man City
  • Their best ever winning run in top-flight history
  • Vardy has 16 goals in league, second highest in all of Europe
  • Best defence in the PL


#3

Real Betis Skipper Joaquin becomes the oldest player to score a hattrick in La Liga at the age of 38 years and 140 days. He is eldest to score hattrick in top 5 leagues. Here are top 5 eldest players to score hatrrick in top 5 leagues.

  1. Joaquin La Liga 38y 140d
  2. Claudio Pizarro Bundes Liga 37y 151d
  3. Teddy Sheringham EPL 37y 146d
  4. Silvio Piola Serie A 37y 51d
  5. Tony Cascarino League 1 37y 31d

#4

It was a 20 minute hat-trick for Real Betis legendary captain Joaquin :fire: :raised_hands:


#5

Teenage prodigy Ansu Fati makes history!

Fati became the youngest player to score a Champions League goal as Barcelona beat Inter Milan 2-1 to send the Italians crashing out of the competition on Tuesday Dec 10.

The 17-year-old Guinea-Bissau-born attacker picked up a Luis Suarez cross to fire home four minutes from time to become the youngest player to score in the Champions League.


#6

Frenkie de Jong reaction to Ajax elimination from the Champions League :broken_heart::pensive:


#7

Gennaro Gattuso has replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli head coach

Former AC Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG boss Ancelotti was sacked on Tuesday following the 4-0 win over Genk which confirmed their place in the Champions League knockout stage. Despite advancing to the knockout stages, the club have won just one of their last 9 Serie A matches and sit 8 points off the top four.


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#12

Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Wilfried Zaha (£80m price tag) from Crystal Palace when the transfer window reopens at the beginning of January. Chelsea identified Zaha as the alternative target instead of Jadon Sancho as they are not able to reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund.


#14

Barcelona defeated Inter Milan after 60 years on their home ground. Barca won 2-1 at Inter Milan that knocked the Italian club out of the competition and allowed Borussia Dortmund to go through.

In a match where Lionel Messi didn’t play and Luis Suarez started on the bench, Inter had no business losing. Inter had eight shots on goal and numerous chances to win the game, yet couldn’t find answers in the final third. It’s a blow to Conte in his first season with the club, as this was a team expected to move on due to recent form. In the end, it couldn’t beat a Barca team without a number of its key players, leaving Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku to remember all of the missed chances that could have been the difference as 16 other teams advance for Europe’s top prize.


#15

Today in 1935, Arsenal’s Ted Drake made top-flight history by scoring seven goals in a single game in the Gunners 7-1 win at Villa Park against Aston Villa. Remarkable.

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#17

Mikel Arteta agrees deal to join Arsenal as new manager to replace Unai Emery who was fired last month.

Arteta, who is currently Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, has reportedly agreed on a three-and-a-half year deal to join Arsenal as their new head coach.

The Spaniard is set to be handed with a £5m-a-year contract upon joining the Gunners while the Cityzens are deemed to have settled for a compensation fee of around £1m.


#18

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has agreed a deal to take over as Everton’s manager to succeed fired Marco Silva.

Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli last week but remains under contract until June 2021. He may however forgo money he is owed by Napoli under the terms of his dismissal in order to speed his appointment at Everton.

Both Gunners and Toffees could have new managers in the dugout when they face each other this weekend.

Ancelotti has won the Champions League three times as a manager, twice with Milan and most recently with Real Madrid. But can he save Everton from relegation?

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#19

Mikel Arteta has been named Arsenal manager after compensation being agreed with Manchester City. Can Arteta lead Arsenal back to glory?:thinking:

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#20

Manchester City have scored 841 Premier League goals in the 2010s; the most by an English top-flight side over a decade since the 1950s (Wolves 904, Man Utd 855).

Manchester City have also won 250 Premier League games in the 2010s - in English top-flight history, only Manchester United have won more league games in a single decade (255 in 2000s).


#21

Dejected Cristiano Ronaldo removes Runners-Up Medal immediately after Juventus lost the Italian Super Cup to Lazio 1-3.


#22

Lazio stun Juventus 3-1 in final to win Italian Super Cup for fifth time!

This was Juve’s eighth consecutive Super Cup appearance - having won Serie A each time - with four of those against Lazio, winning half of them.


#23

Atletico Madrid closing in on Cavani signing.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani is close to sealing a January move to Atletico Madrid on a three year deal.

Diego Simeone is keen to add another striker to his ranks and the Uruguayan is seen as the ideal fit.

Atletico currently boast a striking arsenal of Morata, Diego Costa, João Félix, Correa and Saponjic but it’s understood that at least one of these will exit to accommodate the arrival of the Uruguayan.


#24

Estudiantes (Argentine club) has confirmed the club’s interest in signing former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta.

Iniesta could join former Barcelona team-mates Gabriel Milito and Javier Mascherano.