Month: April 2021

It would be something of an understatement to suggest that those driving the plan to launch a European Super League (ESL) involving the game’s biggest clubs spectacularly misread the room before unveiling their self-styled “strategic vision” for the “benefit of the entire European football pyramid.” Those around the table, led by Real Madrid president Florentino
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Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said his side were closing the gap with Manchester City and their “benchmark” coach Pep Guardiola after the Londoners’ 1-0 FA Cup semifinal win on Saturday. The victory for the Blues — Tuchel’s first over Guardiola — contrasted with a 3-1 drubbing at home by City in early January, which hastened
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Zinedine Zidane has again refused to commit his future to Real Madrid despite winning the Clasico against Barcelona and knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League in a week. Zidane, who has a contract at the Bernabeu until 2022, has faced repeated questioning about his future plans after an up-and-down season which has seen Madrid
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Mario Mandzukic has made five appearances since joining AC Milan. Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images AC Milan forward Mario Mandzukic has foregone his salary for March after he did not make a single appearance due to injury. The former Croatia international joined Milan in January on a six-month deal but ankle and muscle injuries have restricted
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