‘A perfect scenario is that we win, I score three goals and everyone chants my name after the match’ IMAGE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping the home crowd in Sweden sing his name on Wednesday, despite his determination to fire Paris Saint Germain into the knockout stages of the Champions League and end boyhood club Malmo FF's European adventure. "A perfect scenario is that we win, I score three goals and everyone ... Rediff.com, 17 hours ago
IMAGE: FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammate Neymar after scoring the opening goal in the King’s Cup. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images Argentina's Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, English third tier player David Hall and US women's international Carli Lloyd were among players included on the shortlist for FIFA's goal of the year award on Friday. Costa Rican league player Esteban Ramirez also made the list with an outstanding effort for Herediano in which he ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: AC Milan's Luca Antonelli celebrates after scoring against Chievo Verona during their Italian Serie A match at San Siro stadium in Milan on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters Juventus slumped to another surprise defeat on Wednesday when the champions lost 1-0 at Sassuolo while AS Roma reclaimed top spot in Serie A with a 3-1 home victory over Udinese. Two points behind Roma are Fiorentina, who beat Verona 2-0, and Napoli, 2-0 winners over Palermo. Inter Milan are level ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Internazionale Milano's Felipe Melo tackles Alessandro Gamberini. Photograph: Dino Panato/Getty Images Back in Italy after a four-year absence, Felipe Melo has quickly made his mark on Serie A and told those who do not like his combative style to ‘go and play tennis’. The combustible Brazilian, who believes that getting booked is an occupational hazard rather than anything to do with poor sportsmanship, has played two matches for Inter Milan since his move from Galatasaray, more ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Brazil's Douglas Costa (left) celebrates a goal against Peru during their 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Salvador on Tuesday. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters An inspired performance from Douglas Costa helped Brazil to a 3-0 win over Peru on Tuesday and lifted them into third place in the South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Costa scored the first after 21 minutes and then laid on the second for Renato Augusto 12 minutes into the second half. Filipe ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: AS Roma's Daniele De Rossi celebrates. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images AS Roma's Daniele De Rossi celebrated his 500th appearance for the club with a goal in their 3-1 win over Empoli at the Olympic Stadium as they moved up to second place in Serie A on Saturday. De Rossi's strike was sandwiched between goals from Miralem Pjanic and Mohamed Salah in 13 second-half minutes as lowly Empoli slumped to their fifth defeat of the season. The win put Roma on 17 points, one behind leaders ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Ibrahimovic on the spot at last as PSG beat Guingamp Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic prepares to shoot a penalty kick. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first Ligue 1 goal this season before missing a penalty as they beat En Avant Guingamp 3-0 to extend their lead to four points on Tuesday. Pastore netted in the 18th minute and fellow Argentine Angel Di Maria doubled the tally in the 77th before Ibrahimovic wrapped up the victory six ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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