Pep Guardiola: Racism is everywhere, not just in football, says Man City boss

12-12-2018

Man City manager Pep Guardiola says "racism is everywhere, it's not just in football," after the alleged racial abuse of his forward Raheem Sterling in a game at Chelsea.



Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino says 'mission impossible' achieved

12-12-2018

Tottenham achieved "mission impossible" by qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.



Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: Liverpool’s squad strength shows Jurgen Klopp progress

12-12-2018

Liverpool's squad strength is the best way to gauge their progress under Jurgen Klopp and it will play a big part in any future success, says Mark Lawrenson.



Aberdeen 3-2 Livingston: Lewis Ferguson overhead kick secures late Dons victory

12-12-2018

Lewis Ferguson's stoppage-time overhead kick gives Aberdeen a dramatic win over Livingston and moves them back into the top six.



Formula E: Felipe Massa says all-electric series 'a lot closer' than F1

12-12-2018

Felipe Massa says "many drivers" are able to win a race in Formula E compared to his previous career in Formula 1.



David Squires on … the mistreatment of Raheem Sterling

12-12-2018

Our cartoonist on why it’s hard to exaggerate the vilification Raheem Sterling has been subjected to in recent yearsIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his book Goalless Draws Continue reading...



Klopp says £67m Alisson ‘worth double’ after save puts Liverpool through

12-12-2018

• Alisson keeps out Napoli in stoppage time• Carlo Ancelotti says Van Dijk deserved red cardJürgen Klopp said he would have paid double for Alisson after the £65m “lifesaver” secured Liverpool’s place in the Champions League knockout with a crucial stoppage-time save against Napoli. Related: Salah and Alisson heroics ensure Liverpool qualify at Napoli’s expense Continue reading...



The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

12-12-2018

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s Premier League actionView the Dozen archive Continue reading...



The Spin | 81 declared: a tale of torrential rain and two extraordinary Tests

12-12-2018

In only two Test matches have both captains declared with a score below 150 and both involved England and plenty of rainIn only two Test matches have both captains declared with scores below 150 and in those games, by definition extraordinary, the higher of those totals was a mere 81. Both involved England and both had one other thing in common: rain, plenty of it, and pitches at best partially protected and massively affected.The two third-innings declarations remain the two lowest such totals in the history of Test cricket and they set the two lowest fourth-innings, post-declaration targets ever, though one was almost three times as big as the other. Continue reading...



Bradford 4-4 Peterborough (2-3 on penalties): Visitors through after incredible cup tie

12-12-2018

Peterborough will play Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round after edging out Bradford City in a penalty shootout after an incredible cup tie.



Boca Juniors v River Plate: the fiercest rivalry in football – video explainer

12-12-2018

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium on 9 December. The derby, referred to as the Superclásico, is renowned for the animosity between the two Argentinian sides. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at La Bombonera, the home of Boca, but the second leg at El Monumental was postponed after the Boca team bus was attacked before the matchPostponed Copa Libertadores final to be played at Bernabéu in Madrid Continue reading...



Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's side in perfect shape after Napoli victory

12-12-2018

Liverpool's win over Napoli to reach the Champions League knockout phase leaves their season in perfect shape.



'Humble and generous, but a private enigma' - who was Leicester City's owner?

12-12-2018

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is revered in Leicester as the man who presided over one of sport's great triumphs - but who was the billionaire Thai businessman?



Sponsorship milestone shows women’s football is now big business | Suzanne Wrack

12-12-2018

Backing by Visa indicates women’s game has value and is the biggest sign of its potential to be self-sustaining to dateSponsorship deals are routinely mocked, from Manchester United’s mattress partners to Everton’s Angry Birds sleeves, with some companies all too keen to get themselves associated with Premier League clubs. And we roll our eyes at the latest madcap scenarios players find themselves in at launch events.However Uefa’s announcement that it has agreed a seven-year deal with Visa as the first sponsor of Uefa women’s football deserves the celebratory tone with which it was unveiled. Because, for a change, it actually is a groundbreaking deal. Why? Because as Nadine Kessler, Uefa’s head of women’s football, said, the aim is “to assign a clear value to women’s football”. Continue reading...