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  • How to Kill a Country

    October 20, 2017 4:15 PM 33

    In Nigeria, we have fought a bloody Civil War caused mainly by ethnic differences. In Zimbabwe, ethnic rivalries have coloured the country’s history especially between the Shonas and the Ndebele. Rwanda was once also killed because of ethnic violence. But Somali, because it is populated by mainly the Somalis, is supposed to be free from ethnic tension

  • Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

    October 19, 2017 9:10 PM 22

    Paris - Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday. Arsene Wenger's men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off. The Premier League

  • Olivier Giroud: Arsenal 'owe' Europa League win to goalkeeper Petr Cech

    October 19, 2017 7:39 PM 20

    Olivier Giroud said Arsenal "owe" their Europa League victory to goalkeeper Petr Cech more than his own spectacular goal in the 1-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Thursday. With their hosts down to 10 men, Giroud hooked an 85th-minute strike over his head and into the far corner with a fine effort after some good work from Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott

  • Manchester United boss Mourinho gives update on Eric Bailly injury

    October 19, 2017 7:13 PM 31

    Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Eric Bailly will not play a part when they confront Huddersfield Town on Saturday at the John Smith's Stadium for their English Premier League encounter. The defender was injured in Cote d'Ivoire’s 0-0 stalemate with Mali in the World Cup qualifying game. Bailly did not travel to Lisbon for United's

  • Cesar Azpilicueta reveals Chelsea morale is low after winless streak

    October 19, 2017 12:59 PM 31

    Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted morale at Chelsea is low due to their three-match winless run. The Premier League champions, since winning impressively at Atletico Madrid last month, have lost successive league games to Manchester City and Crystal Palace. Azpilicueta described the battling point in Wednesday's 3-3 Champions League draw with Roma as "big"

  • Ernesto Valverde, Josep Maria Bartomeu on Lionel Messi After 100th European Goal

    October 19, 2017 7:03 AM 13

    Messi netted a free-kick in the 3-1 win over Olympiacos to help Barcelona to a big three points and in doing so brought up the landmark total. Speaking after the match, his manager joked he was hoping the 30-year-old would score another 100 this season, per Javier Miguel of Sport. "Well let's hope he continues and see if he can score his 200th this season

  • Spurs hold Real as Man City down Napoli

    October 18, 2017 4:55 AM 29

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Manchester City overcame Italian high-flyers Napoli 2-1. Raphael Varane’s own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes at the Bernabeu, but Ronaldo converted a spot-kick shortly before half-time after a foul by Serge

  • Ronaldo hits penalty but Real held by Spurs in Champions League

    October 17, 2017 11:56 PM 23

    Champions League roundup: Wins for City and Liverpool as Dortmund stumble to draw Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Manchester City overcame Italian high-flyers Napoli 2-1. Raphael Varane’s own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes

  • Champions League: Liverpool hands Maribor historic loss

    October 17, 2017 11:15 PM 22

    Tottenham, Real Madrid fail to produce offensive shootout Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to 1-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe. Juergen Klopp's side ended its run of seven group matches by crushing Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia. And to cap a good night for English sides, Manchester

  • Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid, Tottenham rematch like a 'final'

    October 17, 2017 10:16 PM 21

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League draw at home to Tottenham set up a "final" where the Group H winner is likely to be decided at Wembley in two weeks' time. Raphael Varane's own goal under pressure from Harry Kane gave the Premier League side a shock lead midway through the first half, with Cristiano Ronaldo equalising