Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Football

[ad_1] 1) Lukaku ready to show Anfield he’s the finished article Romelu Lukaku’s first eight league games against Liverpool, when he was a much rawer prospect, yielded five goals, with Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho among those buffeted relentlessly and remorselessly by his bulldozing presence. Yet he failed to score in his subsequent … Read more

Manchester City set to bid for Cristiano Ronaldo after Mendes contract talks | Manchester City

[ad_1] Manchester City are hoping to pull off a sensational attempt to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal forward’s representative held talks with Juventus over a potential return to the Premier League. The 36-year-old has less than 12 months of his deal with the Italian club that is worth an estimated €31m a season after … Read more

Champions League 2021-22 draw: group stage analysis and predictions | Champions League

[ad_1] Group A Group A is by by some distance the toughest, featuring the defeated finalist of the past two seasons, plus RB Leipzig, who reached the semi-final two seasons ago. There will be a repeat of last season’s semi-final, in which Manchester City comfortably overcame Paris Saint-Germain in a battle of two mega-rich petro-clubs. … Read more

Champions League group stage draw – live! | Football

[ad_1] The usual rules apply – teams from the same country cannot be drawn together, and the draw has blatantly been fixed to favour that lot. It gives me a decent amount of pleasure to report that, despite those restrictions, there’s still plenty of scope for a group of death or two. Pot 1 Chelsea, … Read more