Chelsea keep losing…Buford keeps laughing

Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout stages suffered a huge blow on after they lost 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen, a defeat that will increase the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas. A header from Leverkusen defender Manuel Friedrich in the 91st minute saw the hosts round off a great comeback which saw them … [Read the full story]

‘Come back, Carlos, from Argentina’

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has not returned from Argentina for a meeting with the club, but talks have been held with his representatives. The 27-year-old had been requested to return to England by the Barclays Premier League heavyweights after he flew home to visit his family last week, apparently without permission from his employers. … [Read the full story]

UEFA Champions League round-up

Arsenal and Marseille have set aside their poor league form to record valuable home wins in UEFA Champions League group matches on Wednesday. Arsenal edged Greek side Olympiakos 2-1, while Marseille, who have just one league win all season, pulled off an impressive 3-0 victory at home to German champions Borussia Dortmund. Marseille top group … [Read the full story]

Assaulted Lionel could have been a right old Mess

Lionel Messi has been assaulted by a youth wearing a hoodie outside a restaurant in the soccer star’s home town of Rosario, Argentina. Messi, on holiday in Argentina after another brilliant season in which he helped Barcelona win the UEFA Champions League, left the restaurant with friends and was surrounded immediately by autograph hunters. Argentine … [Read the full story]

Fab-tastic Gunners put 6 past Braga

Cesc Fabregas produced a Captains performance as Arsenal opened their UEFA Champions League campaign and smashed Braga 6-0. The Spain midfielder, who had been blocked from moving to Barcelona in the summer, scored two goals himself. Russia international Andrey Arshavin, Morocco forward Marouane Chamakh and substitute Carlos Vela, the Mexico international, grabbed a brace as … [Read the full story]