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Manchester City hammers an abject Arsenal 5-0

Manchester City rubbed salt into Arsenal wounds with a 5-0 thrashing on Saturday, making it the Gunners’ worst start to a league season since 1954. Mikel Arteta’s experimental selection and switch to a back three failed to halt a slick City attack that suggested it is more than capable of defending its Premier League title despite missing out on Harry ...

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I will be tested to the limit in Croatia: Sandesh Jhingan

It’s quite challenging but I trust myself, my work ethic, says defender Jhingan Trusted for his leadership qualities by his new club HNK Sibenik, Indian centre-back Sandesh Jhingan feels he will be “tested to the limit” while enhancing his game outside his comfort zone at Croatian league Prva HNL. Jhingan will become the first India international footballer to play in ...

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I will be tested to the limit in Croatia: Sandesh Jhingan

It’s quite challenging but I trust myself, my work ethic, says defender Jhingan Trusted for his leadership qualities by his new club HNK Sibenik, Indian centre-back Sandesh Jhingan feels he will be “tested to the limit” while enhancing his game outside his comfort zone at Croatian league Prva HNL. Jhingan will become the first India international footballer to play in ...

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Jhingan joins HNK Sibenik

Sandesh Jhingan will become the first India international footballer to play in the Croatian top-tier league Prva HNL after completing a move from ATK Mohun Bagan to HNK Sibenik. Named India’s footballer-of-the-year last month, the 28-year-old is already in Croatia and watched Sunday’s home win over Hrvatski Dragovoljac. “We expect good things from him as we have followed him on ...

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AFC Cup | ATK Mohun Bagan downs Bengaluru FC

Goals from Roy Krishna and Subhasish Bose helped ATK Mohun Bagan defeat Bengaluru FC 2-0 in the Group D opener of the 2021 AFC Cup at the National Stadium in Maldives on Wednesday. The star-studded ATKMB team handed debuts to 2020-21 ISL winners Amrinder Singh and Hugo Boumous, and Deepak Tangri, while fellow new signings including the pacy Liston Colaco, ...

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Nuno Espirito Santo impatient for transfer window to shut

Harry Kane is in Tottenham’s squad for its Europa Conference League tie this week as manager Nuno Espirito Santo admits he cannot wait for the transfer window to close and end speculation over the striker’s future. Manchester City is keen to sign Kane and was reported to have tabled a bid of £100 million in June. Kane — who has ...

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Laporta paints a grim picture of Barcelona’s finances

Barcelona’s president presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation on Monday, saying its debt had risen to €1.35 billion. Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the club’s “dramatic” situation that ultimately led to Lionel Messi’s departure. Laporta accused Bartomeu of countless “lies” and said he and his board of directors must be held accountable. ...

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German Super Cup | Bayern next up for in-form Haaland

Bayern Munich is the next team to try to shackle Norwegian goal-machine Erling Braut Haaland when the defending Bundesliga champion faces Borussia Dortmund for the German Super Cup on Tuesday. Under new coach Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern is bidding to win a 10th straight Bundesliga title, but was held to a 1-1 draw at Monchengladbach last Friday on the season’s opening ...

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No Messi, no problem for Barcelona against Sociedad

Goals from Pique, Braithwaite and Roberto seals the deal in the Catalans’ season opener Barcelona started life without Lionel Messi by defeating Real Sociedad 4-2 in its LaLiga opener at the Camp Nou on Sunday even if fans admitted it felt like “a leap into the unknown”. Captain Gerard Pique gave it a 19th minute lead with his 50th goal ...

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Courtois extends Real contract to 2026

Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who had been under contract until 2024, has extended his stay at Real Madrid until June 30, 2026, the Madrid club announced on Monday. Courtois, 29, has been with Real since 2018 when he arrived from Chelsea in a 35 million euro transfer. Prior to his spell in London, he played for Atletico Madrid between ...

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