Leicester City are no one-season wonder

Leicester City are no one-season wonder

Five years after stunning the world of football by winning their first ever Premier League title, Leicester City beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final to win another glorious trophy.The Foxes didn't rest on their laurels after their success in 2015/16. They invested in a smart way, managed to get European football experience and have now established themselves as one of the top Premier League teams.Brendan Rodgers' side may not be considered as part of the so-called 'Big Six' and may not have been invited to join the European Super League project, but they have shown in the last few years that they are anything but a one-season wonder.Rodgers' magic wandLeicester City initially struggled to build on their Premier League

Pop skips game to attend Duncan’s HOF induction

Pop skips game to attend Duncan's HOF induction

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Gregg Popovich took Saturday off, for good reason. There was no way he was going to miss Tim Duncan's enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame.The San Antonio Spurs played Saturday afternoon without their head coach after Popovich made the decision to fly to Connecticut to see Duncan -- with whom he won five NBA championships -- officially go into the Hall alongside Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and six others.The bond between Popovich and Duncan started getting forged in 1997, when the Spurs were about to use the No. 1 pick in that year's draft on the forward who was coming off a stellar career at Wake Forest. Popovich flew to the Virgin Islands, Duncan's home,

Cristiano Ronaldo's surprising reaction to being substituted against Inter

Cristiano Ronaldo's surprising reaction to being substituted against Inter

Cristiano Ronaldo usually lets his temper get the better of him at such moments as being substituted by his coach before the end of a game.With Juventus 2-1 down and a man light in the second half against Inter on Saturday, you could've forgiven the Portuguese international for being a little upset to see his number up.Juve were in desperate need of points, too, as they look to avoid missing out on Champions League qualification altogether.In the 69th minute, Andrea Pirlo opted to take off Ronaldo, bringing Alvaro Morata on in his place for the final 20 minutes.Ronaldo, though, showed no signs of discontent, keeping his head down, wishing Morata luck and taking his seat on the bench.The hosts managed

With Bremen on the relegation ropes for second straight year, Bittencourt declares he has “no fear”

Germany: Bundesliga★Augsburg R. Vargas (13), ⚽ R. Khedira (57), ⚽ D. Caligiuri (Pen. 90)WWK Arena2-0 By Peter Vice With one final round left to go, three Bundesliga clubs contest the 2020/21 relegation race. Only 1. FC Köln, currently sitting in the second automatic relegation spot, no longer have the chance to control their own destiny.  Despite a bitterly disappointing 0-2 loss to Augsburg, SV Werder Bremen can at least guarantee themselves the relegation playoff spot with a win against Borussia Mönchengladbach next week.  With it all coming down to the final day again for the second straight year, midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt and head-coach Florian Kohfeldt remain confident that they can do it again.  Leonardo Bittencourt.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0 June 27th, 2020. The scene at the Weserstadion

Pundit claims Parker would love Spurs job

Pundit claims Parker would love Spurs job

2 minute read 15/5/2021 | 09:05pm Scott Parker has suffered relegation both times he has managed Fulham in the Premier League but Marcus Bent, who played for 12 different clubs during his career, has exclusively told Football FanCast, that Parker would love to be offered the Tottenham Hotspur job. Daniel Levy is still on the hunt for Spurs’ next manager and the likes of Parker and Graham Potter have been linked with getting the job despite having never finished in the top half of the Premier League as a manager. Would Parker be good for Spurs?

Ten River Plate players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Boca Juniors clash

Ten River Plate players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Boca Juniors clash

As many as 10 River Plate players tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and will miss out on the derby against Boca Juniors on Sunday.Nicolas De La Cruz, Bruno Zuculini, Enrique Bologna, Rafael Santos Borre, Federico Girotti, Paulo Diaz, Robert Rojas, Gonzalo Montiel, Santiago Simon and Franco Petroli have all returned positive results.Half of those players were expected to start in the Superclasico, while the goalkeepers' coach Alberto Montes had also tested positive."Due to the fact that some players presented symptoms compatible with COVID-19, the medical department decided to carry out new tests this Saturday, May 15," read River Plate's statement."After [carrying out the tests], the following players gave positive results: Paulo Daz, Federico Girotti, Enrique Bologna, Germn Lux, Robert

FC Bayern stage mid-match guard of honour for Lewandowski, leaves him speechless

By Akhil Fisher Robert Lewandowski has officially established his mark in Bundesliga as one of the league’s greatest ever players. His 40-goal record equaling feat speaks volumes. Robert Lewandowski.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0 As SC Freiburg held Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw at Schwarzwald-Stadion, it was a day dedicated to one of the league’s best ever marksman, Lewandowski. The Polish striker scored a 26th minute penalty and equaled Gerd Müller’s 1971/72 record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season – with one match left to play to possibly excel it. 40! LewanGOALski is really the name for you! Unbelievable bro! @lewy_official pic.twitter.com/z6kL5i4LNh— David Alaba (@David_Alaba) May 15, 2021 After knocking in the penalty, he paid his tribute with an Adidas ‘4EVER GERD’ t-shirt

Pundit reveals Tuchel mistake that cost Chelsea ‘thrust’ in FA Cup loss


Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright feels Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel made one crucial positional error that contributed to their 1-0 FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City. The Blues went into the Wembley encounter as slight favourites. But Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike ensured it was the Foxes who lifted the famous trophy for the first time in their history. The loss means the Stamford Bridge outfit can now concentrate on the Champions League final. They face Manchester City on May 29 in Porto. However, there is still the small matter of trying to finish in the top four to contend with. They currently sit fourth in the standings but are under pressure from a resurgent Liverpool. And they go up against Brendan

Tuchel repeatedly blames one thing for Chelsea loss; explains ‘mistake’


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel persistently pointed the finger of blame at one specific thing, and declared that his shock tactical switch in defence deemed to be a “mistake” by one pundit was not to blame. Chelsea fell at the final hurdle to deny Tuchel his first piece of silverware just four months after taking charge. The Blues fought tooth and nail to level the scores after a truly wonderous strike from Youri Tielemans opened the scoring. Subscribe for free to TEAMtalk’s daily newsletter… Mason Mount thought he’d written his name in Chelsea folklore, but was to be denied by a spectacular diving stop from Kasper Schmeichel. With minutes remaining, a would-be Chelsea equaliser was ruled out after VAR adjudged Ben Chilwell to have

Dejected Sebastian Rode concedes Champions’ League race: “I don’t think that Dortmund will drop points.”

Germany: Bundesliga★Schalke 04⚽X K. Huntelaar (Pen. 15), ⚽ K. Huntelaar (15), ⚽ B. Idrizi (52), ⚽ F. Flick (60), ⚽ M. Hoppe (64)VELTINS-Arena4-3★Frankfurt⚽ A. Silva (29), ⚽ E. N'Dicka (51), ⚽ A. Silva (72) By Peter Vice "Failed". "Inexplicable". "Stupid". "Sobering". These were the adjectival/adverbial clauses used by Eintracht Frankfurt players and their head-coach when asked offer their assessment of the 3-4 loss that most likely cost them their chance at their first ever UEFA Champions' League spot.  Should Dortmund win against Mainz tomorrow, the quest will officially be over. An exhausted and dejected Sebastian Rode told his Sky Germany interviewer after the match that he expected them to.  A frustrated Sebastian Rode was in no mood to sugarcoat his disappointment after Saturday's result. A