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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Barcelona into Copa del Rey final after dramatic extra-time win over Sevilla
# On-field Matters
# On-field Matters

Barcelona into Copa del Rey final after dramatic extra-time win over Sevilla

4 hours ago 1,747 Views 1 Comment

The 3-2 aggregate win came just two days after a police raid on the club and the arrest of their former president.

Neville: United could miss out on top four if they keep 'sleepwalking' in games
# Stumble To Second Place
# Stumble To Second Place

Neville: United could miss out on top four if they keep 'sleepwalking' in games

4 hours ago 2,662 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is under no additional pressure from the club’s owners to qualify for the Champions League.

Late, late penalty salvages Serie A draw for faltering Milan
# Football Italia
# Football Italia

Late, late penalty salvages Serie A draw for faltering Milan

5 hours ago 1,337 Views 0 Comments

A 1-1 draw with Udinese does little for Milan’s title prospects, however.

Norwich win top-of-table clash to close in on instant Premier League return
# Far From Pedestrian
# Far From Pedestrian

Norwich win top-of-table clash to close in on instant Premier League return

5 hours ago 2,397 Views 3 Comments

The Canaries are now 10 points clear at the top.

Man United drop points but stay second after drab stalemate at Crystal Palace
# Mist Opportunity
# Mist Opportunity

Man United drop points but stay second after drab stalemate at Crystal Palace

5 hours ago 4,129 Views 14 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were held to a 0-0 draw.

Disappointment for Quinn and Fiorentina as Man City in Champions League driving seat
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Disappointment for Quinn and Fiorentina as Man City in Champions League driving seat

5 hours ago 1,904 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere this evening, Chelsea survived an early red card and two penalties to defeat Atletico Madrid 2-0.

Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

Uefa set 7 April deadline as doubts grow over Dublin's ability to host Euro 2020 games

6 hours ago 16,396 Views 22 Comments

The Aviva Stadium must be able to host crowds if the four games are to go ahead as planned.

Steven Gerrard sent off at half time of Rangers’ victory over Livingston
# To The Stand
# To The Stand

Steven Gerrard sent off at half time of Rangers’ victory over Livingston

7 hours ago 5,363 Views 10 Comments

Gerrard’s temper earned him two yellow cards.

Leicester and Aston Villa both drop points and suffer blows to their European aspirations
# Midweek Action
# Midweek Action

Leicester and Aston Villa both drop points and suffer blows to their European aspirations

7 hours ago 3,090 Views 7 Comments

David McGoldrick scored the winner for Sheffield United against Villa, while Leicester were held 1-1 at Burnley.

‘Ask Madrid’ – Jose Mourinho on why Bale took so long to find form at Spurs
# Real Questions
# Real Questions

‘Ask Madrid’ – Jose Mourinho on why Bale took so long to find form at Spurs

8 hours ago 5,080 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old spent much of the first half of the season in the treatment room or on the bench following his return to Tottenham on loan.

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents
# High Court
From TheJournal.ie
# High Court

Second barrister appointed to help with inspection of seized FAI documents

12 hours ago 12,039 Views 0 Comments

Delaney’s application to have the hearing held in private remains outstanding.

'Quite a blow' - Irish midfielder expected to be ruled out for five weeks with injury
# Setback
# Setback

'Quite a blow' - Irish midfielder expected to be ruled out for five weeks with injury

13 hours ago 7,398 Views 0 Comments

Jack Taylor picked a tendon issue in his hamstring against Wigan last weekend.

Lazio made to wait before match is abandoned as Torino fail to show up for Serie A fixture
# Quarantined
# Quarantined

Lazio made to wait before match is abandoned as Torino fail to show up for Serie A fixture

15 hours ago 5,941 Views 0 Comments

The home side were eventually informed by the referee that Torino were considered to have forfeited the game in a 3-0 loss.

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job
# Elections
# Elections

'Privileged' Arteta responds to reports linking him with Barcelona job

16 hours ago 7,088 Views 8 Comments

The 38-year-old says he is ‘happy’ as Arsenal manager, amid speculation that Barca presidential candidate Joan Laporta wants him to return to the Catalan giants.

Soccer - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Sancho fires Dortmund into German Cup semi-finals
# Last Four
# Last Four

Sancho fires Dortmund into German Cup semi-finals

Tue 10:13 PM 3,592 Views 1 Comment

It was a frustrating night for Gladbach head coach Marco Rose against his future employers.

Manchester City leave it late to beat Wolves and make it 21 wins in a row
# Unstoppable
# Unstoppable

Manchester City leave it late to beat Wolves and make it 21 wins in a row

Tue 10:10 PM 5,335 Views 2 Comments

The result extended City’s lead at the top of the table to 15 points.

Ronaldo on target as Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win in Serie A
# In The Hunt
# In The Hunt

Ronaldo on target as Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win in Serie A

Tue 9:58 PM 3,818 Views 1 Comment

A 3-0 victory for the champions tonight over Spezia.

10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side
# Flying High
# Flying High

10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side

Tue 9:37 PM 35,084 Views 13 Comments

Cardiff have taken 24 points from Mick McCarthy’s 10 games in charge.

Good news for Irish contingent in Scotland as women's top-flight football allowed return
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Good news for Irish contingent in Scotland as women's top-flight football allowed return

Tue 5:17 PM 3,735 Views 0 Comments

Several Irish internationals are on the books of Glasgow City and Celtic.

Ex-Barcelona president released from custody after 'Barcagate' arrest
# Latest
# Latest

Ex-Barcelona president released from custody after 'Barcagate' arrest

Tue 4:52 PM 2,673 Views 1 Comment

Josep Maria Bartomeu appeared before a judge following yesterday’s police raid and a night in jail.

Ireland defender Derrick Williams set to join LA Galaxy - report
# Heading Stateside
# Heading Stateside

Ireland defender Derrick Williams set to join LA Galaxy - report

Tue 4:34 PM 6,262 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old has spent the last four-and-a-half seasons at Blackburn Rovers.

'A lot more to come' from Jason Knight as he keeps one eye on World Cup qualifiers
# On The Knight Train
# On The Knight Train

'A lot more to come' from Jason Knight as he keeps one eye on World Cup qualifiers

Tue 2:54 PM 4,461 Views 6 Comments

The midfielder has been excelling for Derby County.

New gaffer for the Irish contingent at Ipswich Town as Paul Cook returns to management
# Appointment
# Appointment

New gaffer for the Irish contingent at Ipswich Town as Paul Cook returns to management

Tue 1:30 PM 5,464 Views 4 Comments

The former Sligo Rovers boss is back in the game.

Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness
# Legend
# Legend

Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness

Tue 9:37 AM 6,133 Views 8 Comments

St John “passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside” on Monday evening.

'We can be incredibly positive' - Minister Chambers on 2030 World Cup bid
# Joint Bid
# Joint Bid

'We can be incredibly positive' - Minister Chambers on 2030 World Cup bid

Tue 9:30 AM 3,485 Views 6 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers also condemned the controversial photo of Gordon Elliott.

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Tue 7:15 AM 5,989 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

Soccer - Monday 1 March, 2021

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# Statement
# Statement

FAI 'delighted' after UK government commit to support joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Mon 11:02 PM 18,941 Views 34 Comments

The FAI could launch a bid to host the tournament with the football associations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Real Madrid held by Real Sociedad to give Atletico advantage in Spain

Real Madrid held by Real Sociedad to give Atletico advantage in Spain

Mon 10:40 PM 2,952 Views 0 Comments

Real needed a late Vinicius Junior equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw.

Richarlison effort enough as Everton’s Champions League dreams remain on track
# Job Done
# Job Done

Richarlison effort enough as Everton’s Champions League dreams remain on track

Mon 10:30 PM 3,807 Views 0 Comments

Richarlison scored for the third-successive match inside the first 10 minutes.

League Two club donating portion of new shirt's sales to Irish defender who was forced to retire
# Gesture
# Gesture

League Two club donating portion of new shirt's sales to Irish defender who was forced to retire

Mon 6:04 PM 9,169 Views 2 Comments

Mark O’Brien had to call time on his career at the age of 27.

O'Dowda gives Ireland a boost ahead of this month's World Cup qualifiers
# Latest
# Latest

O'Dowda gives Ireland a boost ahead of this month's World Cup qualifiers

Mon 4:01 PM 3,243 Views 1 Comment

Good news on the injury front for the Bristol City winger, who hasn’t played since St Stephen’s Day.

'It’s really good for his confidence' - Irish striker Idah back up and running on goalscoring front
# Canaries
# Canaries

'It’s really good for his confidence' - Irish striker Idah back up and running on goalscoring front

Mon 12:08 PM 3,762 Views 3 Comments

Norwich boss Daniel Farke says yesterday’s goal will come as a boost for the Cork youngster.

Several arrested during raid at FC Barcelona - police
# Police Operation
# Police Operation

Several arrested during raid at FC Barcelona - police

Mon 11:32 AM 10,828 Views 2 Comments

It’s reported that former president Josep Maria Bartomeu and current CEO Oscar Grau have been arrested.

Jack Byrne ruled out for World Cup qualifiers as surgery ends his season
# Setback
# Setback

Jack Byrne ruled out for World Cup qualifiers as surgery ends his season

Mon 10:13 AM 9,071 Views 5 Comments

The Apoel playmaker has a herniated disc in his back.

Soccer - Sunday 28 February, 2021

‘Never any doubt about their togetherness’ – Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool unity
# Keeping The Faith
# Keeping The Faith

‘Never any doubt about their togetherness’ – Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool unity

Sun 11:06 PM 3,456 Views 1 Comment

Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker missed the Bramall Lane clash following the death of his father in Brazil.

Lukaku keeps Inter's title push on track as Milan bounce back against Roma

Lukaku keeps Inter's title push on track as Milan bounce back against Roma

Sun 10:58 PM 2,797 Views 1 Comment

There was also a victory for AC Milan against rivals Roma.

'Sometimes you like to say things that are not true' - Mourinho bites back as he praises Bale's display
# Flying High
# Flying High

'Sometimes you like to say things that are not true' - Mourinho bites back as he praises Bale's display

Sun 10:53 PM 5,960 Views 0 Comments

The Spurs boss says the 31-year-old is back to his best.

Atletico hold La Liga rivals at bay with tight Villarreal win
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

Atletico hold La Liga rivals at bay with tight Villarreal win

Sun 10:39 PM 2,361 Views 0 Comments

Diego Simeone’s side had come into the match off a league run in which they picked up just five points from their previous four matches.

Liverpool return to winning ways as Sheffield United face huge battle for survival
# Back On Form
# Back On Form

Liverpool return to winning ways as Sheffield United face huge battle for survival

Sun 9:40 PM 4,701 Views 7 Comments

Curtis Jones and a Kean Bryan own goal ended the Reds’ run of four successive league defeats.

Keane: 'Does anyone think Doherty is going to turn Spurs into a top-4 team?'
# Roy With A Thorn In His Side
# Roy With A Thorn In His Side

Keane: 'Does anyone think Doherty is going to turn Spurs into a top-4 team?'

Updated Sun 9:26 PM 50,122 Views 37 Comments

Keane clashed with Jamie Redknapp over quality of Tottenham squad on Sky Sports.

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