Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the pre-season campaign after losing 5-4 on penalties in the Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid in Munich. The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Roberto Firmino's spot-kick cancelling out Keidi Bare's first-half opener for the La Liga side. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson saw his penalty saved by Miguel Angel Moya in the resulting shootout. And Filipe Luis stepped up to net the decisive spot-kick. Jurgen Klopp's side reached the final of the four-team competition after beating hosts Bayern Munich 3-0 o n Tuesday, while Atletico progressed with a 2-1 win over Napoli. Liverpool, who won the Asia Cup last month, will now prepare to face Athletic Bilbao in Dublin in their final friendly match before their league campaign...
Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has hailed Ghanaian teammate David Accam on his performance for in their sides victory over Orlando City in the MLS. Accam scored a hat trick and assisted one to help Chicago Fire defeat City by 4 - 0 at the Toyota Park in Illinois. The former Bayern Munich abd Manchester United star could not hide his joy over the performance of his 26 year - old team mate and took to twitter to congratulate him. He wrote on his official Twitter handle "Great team play today and an exceptional performance by our mate David Accam. Thank You to all of our fans. Basti SchweinsteigerVerified account @BSchweinsteiger Basti Schweinsteiger Retweeted Chicago Fire Great team play today and an exceptional performance by our mate
Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history in camp nou, Barca needs another special turn around as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday. Luis Enrique's side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping for a similar "remuntada" this time. "We are going to take as many risks as we need to the point that we could go out with eight strikers, as we have nothing to lose," said Luis The Barcelona coach also called for supporters "to have faith in these players who have won everyt...
Former France international, Willy Sagnol will face the six-member panel tasked to search for a new coach for the Black Stars today. Sagnol made the shortlist of coaches to avail themselves to be interviewed by the GFA. The 40-year old, who played as a right back in his days, was scheduled to arrive in the country yesterday ahead of the interview today. Sagnol is currently unattached, having coached Ligue One side, Bordeaux from 2014-2016. Sagnol was part of the French team that won silver at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and was also a team mate of Samuel Kuffour as their Bayern Munich team won the UEFA Champions League in 2001.-
Manchester United generated the most revenue of any football club in the world last season, according to a report published by Deloitte. United dethrone Real Madrid - who held top spot for 11 years - after accumulating a record revenue of 689m euros (£515m) during the 2015-16 term. The Premier League club saw commercial revenue grow by 100m euros (£71m). Combined revenue for the top 20 clubs during the 2015-16 season grew 12% to 7.4bn euros (£6.41bn) - a new record. It is the first time Manchester United have topped the annual Deloitte Football Money League since the 2003-04 season. Real drop down to third, behind Spanish rivals Barcelona, who remain in second spot. German giants Bayern Munich move up a position to fourth and Manchester City also climb a spot to fifth
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will be out for at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on Tuesday following an injury in training, the Bundesliga champions said. The Germany international suffered a fall in a practice session last week and damaged a chest muscle tendon, Bayern said in a statement. He is set to miss the re-start of the Bundesliga on Jan. 20 following the winter break. "The operation went well," Bayern doctor Volker Braun said. "In case of a perfect recovery process it will take about six week for Jerome to return." Bundesliga leaders Bayern play their final league match of the year against title rivals RB Leipzig on Wednesday before the one-month break. Source: SuperSport
Bayern Munich have signed Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels. Several national newspapers linked the 18-year-old Sanches with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool in the January transfer window. But German giants Bayern have completed a deal for the Portuguese player, who will move to Munich in the summer for an undisclosed fee. And they have also bolstered their defence with the acquisition of Dortmund's German international center-back Hummels on a deal until 2021. Speaking of the Sanches transfer, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "Renato Sanches is a dynamic, technically-gifted midfielder who is strong in the tackle and will strengthen our squad." Sanches was reportedly being targeted by s