José Mourinho accepts prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve time

• Case in Spain relates to period as Real Madrid manager• Mourinho exchanges one-year sentence for a fine José Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, a Spanish court filing showed on Tuesday, although the former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager will not serve any jail time after exchanging the sentence […]
February 5, 2019 0

Meet the new Villarreal boss. Same as the old Villarreal boss | Sid Lowe

Slumping in La Liga, Villarreal have attempted to turn back time by re-hiring Javier Calleja 50 days after giving him the boot “I know it’s not normal, that it doesn’t feel right, but Fernando Roig does the opposite of everyone else,” Fernando Roig said – and this time at least the president of Villarreal wasn’t […]
February 4, 2019 0

PSG suffer first league defeat of season after Lyon produce shock

• Dembélé and Fekir goals give Lyon surprise 2-1 victory• Real defeat Alavés 3-0; Inter jeered by fans after loss Leaders Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season as Lyon claimed a deserved 2-1 victory on Sunday evening. Ángel Di María fired the visitors in front after just seven minutes, but […]
February 3, 2019 0

Montilivi, not Miami, hosts Girona v Barcelona as Tebas loses his bet | Sid Lowe

It was Montilivi that watched it, that lived it, and that would have loved a different ending. Montilivi that deserved it, too “Welcome to Miami,” the sign said. Scribbled in black pen on white cardboard and fixed to the fence by the stadium where long lines of tables were laid out and the atmosphere was […]
January 28, 2019 0

Real Madrid and Barcelona overtake Manchester United as top earning clubs

• Top 20 generated £7.4bn of combined revenue in 2017-18• Six Premier League clubs in Deloitte’s money league top 10 Manchester United have been unseated as world football’s biggest earners after slipping to third behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in Deloitte’s annual report into club revenues. However, the underlying financial strength of the Premier League […]
January 24, 2019 0

How did Barcelona end up signing Kevin-Prince Boateng? | Sid Lowe

The arrival of the former Milan forward makes some sense, but also hints at a certain improvisation in Barça’s planning Barcelona’s latest signing is football royalty, just not the way they expected. Late on Monday night, in the club store just across the concourse from the Camp Nou, closed to the public, he stood smiling […]
January 22, 2019 0

Barcelona B’s Moussa Wagué condemns racism from Ejea fans

• Defender apologises for clashing with home supporter• Wagué says he was repeatedly racially insulted The Senegal defender Moussa Wagué has claimed he was subjected to “numerous and repeated racist insults” during Barcelona B’s defeat to Ejea on Sunday, when he was sent off after clashing with a home supporter. Wagué – who became the […]
January 21, 2019 0

Barcelona close to signing Kevin-Prince Boateng from Sassuolo

• Former Ghana forward set to join on loan • Boateng has scored five Serie A goals this season Barcelona are close to the surprise signing of the former Tottenham and Portsmouth forward Kevin-Prince Boateng, with the former Ghana international’s representative’s having agreed terms with the reigning Spanish champions over an initial loan move. Related: […]
January 21, 2019 0