Blog – The Toe Poke

Ajax reached their first UCL semifinal in more than 20 years by beating Juventus, while Barcelona proved too much for Man United. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester United got a dose of reality following their three-goal defeat in Barcelona. We’re accustomed to seeing Lionel Messi steal the headlines, most recently with his two goals
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Juan Mata’s father made sure Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola never crossed paths in his Manchester restaurant. Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata’s father has revealed Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho often ate at his restaurant in Manchester at the same time yet “he made sure they did not meet.” Juan Manuel Mata, a businessman and football
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half header secured Juventus’ first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia. Cristiano Ronaldo secured his first silverware since leaving Real Madrid on Wednesday evening as his Juventus side emerged victorious in the Italian Super Cup. The Portuguese superstar scored the only goal of the game as Juve
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United return means more people have to learn to say his name. Manchester United’s appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager raises some immediate questions about how the relatively inexperienced Norwegian will cope with being in charge of one of the world’s biggest clubs. It also raises another, perhaps even
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Four at the back? That’s kids’ stuff. Having retired at the end of last season, Thiago Motta is currently employed as coach of the Paris Saint-Germain under-19 side, where he is charged with nurturing the club’s stars of tomorrow. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport this week, the former Italy international was quizzed about
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You know the situation: You’re having a nice holiday and a meal out with your family when suddenly you spot someone from work in the same restaurant … awkward! Not so for Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, as the pair looked to be getting on famously at Salt Bae’s Turkish steakhouse in Dubai. Both France and Argentina
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Giroud’s voice can be heard in the French-dubbed version of upcoming animation ‘Spider-Man: New Generation’. In a somewhat unlikely turn of events, World Cup winners Olivier Giroud and Presnel Kimpembe have made their acting debuts. The two France internationals have provided voices for fairly major characters in a new Spider-Man animation that is set to
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