THE BALL – Neville attacks Ronaldo: «It is unpleasant to watch this» (Manchester United)

The former Manchester United captain does not agree with the behavior that Cristiano Ronaldo is revealing to the club. Gary Neville argues that the Portuguese striker is being a source of instability and that he should leave Old Trafford. “It is unpleasant for me to watch this, as a former Manchester United captain, to think … Read more

THE BALL – Marco Silva welcomes Bernd Leno to goal (Fulham)

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno is the latest signing for Fulham, directed by Portuguese Marco Silva, apparently in a transfer in which Arsenal guaranteed 10 million euros. The 30-year-old German player has signed a three-year contract with one more option. “It’s an incredible feeling to be here. I can’t wait to join the team, train and play,” … Read more

Monaco – Eindhoven 1:1, Monaco drew with PSV, Benfica beat Midtjylland

Eindhoven took the lead in Monaco from the 38th minute after midfielder Veerman’s strike. Home stopper Disasi equalized in the 80th minute. The winner of the two matches will face the better of the pair Saint-Gilloise – Rangers in the final play-off for promotion to the group. Benfica had a great first half against the … Read more

THE BALL – Toni Martínez’s reaction to Marchesín’s departure (FC Porto)

Striker Toni Martínez was one of the FC Porto players who reacted to the departure of goalkeeper Marchesín to Celta de Vigo. “May you be very happy, brother. Thanks for all your help since my first day here. A friend forever, I will be surprised by your absence», was the message published by the Spaniard … Read more

THE BALL – João Félix secures victory against United (video) (Atlético Madrid)

After three and a half months without playing for Atlético Madrid, João Félix came on in the 60th minute and ended up scoring the lone goal that earned the colchoneros against Manchester United (1-0), in a friendly game that took place in Oslo, Norway. The Portuguese forward received the ball close to United’s area, applied … Read more

THE BALL – Offer on the way through Vlachodimos (Benfica)

Leicester will even negotiate the departure of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to Nice, they guarantee in England, and one of the names that gain strength for the place is Vlachodimos. Benfica have several targets identified if Vlachodimos leaves. Bosnian Kovacevic, 24, from Poland’s Rakow, is one of them. Çakir, 26, of the Turkish side Trabzonspor, is … Read more

THE BALL – Corinthians by Vítor Pereira defeated in the cup (Brazil)

Last morning, Corinthians of the Portuguese Vítor Pereira was defeated, by 0-2, in the visit to Atlético Goianense, in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Brazilian Cup. The home team was always more dominant, created the best opportunities and, in the 23rd minute, reached the first goal, through Jorginho, who finished an excellent … Read more

THE BALL – Confirmed reinforcement from Benfica (Estoril)

Estoril made official, this Wednesday, the hiring of Tiago Gouveia. The 21-year-old winger joins the canaries on loan from Benfica, valid until the end of the season. Tiago Gouveia was part of the start of pre-season work for Benfica, at the orders of Roger Schmidt, but ended up being crossed out by the German coach. … Read more

THE BALL – «Cheap Veron? I was 20 years old too!” (palm trees)

The president of Palmeiras, Leila Pereira, rebutted this Tuesday, at a press conference, and after a meeting at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), in Rio de Janeiro, the criticism that Gabriel Veron may have been transacted, for FC Porto, below its value. Leila detailed that the 19-year-old forward «was traded for €10.25M» … Read more

THE BALL – Seven players at the starting gate (Barcelona)

O Sports world advances, this Tuesday, with a list of names that Xavi wants to leave Camp Nou in this transfer window. According to the Spanish daily, Neto, Mingueza, Umtiti, Riqui Puig, Frenkie de Jong, Depay and Braithwaite are at the entrance to Camp Nou. Of the seven names, Neto and de Jong are the … Read more