Here are the news headlines and reactions from the big Portuguese newspapers (A Bola, O Jogo and Record) following Benfica’s 1-0 win over FC Porto. SLB won at the Dragao thanks to Rafa Silva’s 72nd minute effort. The home side played for more than an hour with ten men following the first half dismissal of Stephen Eustaqio.
First half goals from Karim Benzema and Fede Valverde and a second half stoppage time penalty from Rodrygo helped Real Madrid comfortably beat arch rivals Barcelona in the 250th El Clasico between the two great rivals. Aside from being the 250th Clasico, it was also the 100th one at the Bernabeu and Xavi’s 50th game in charge of Barca, but one the legendary midfielder will want to forget immediately. Continue reading
Here is how the Spanish newspapers on 17 October 2022 reacted to Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the El Clasico (22/23 La Liga season). Marca went with “Much Superior”, attesting to Real’s dominance of the game. Barcelona based Mundo Deportivo called the game “painful”
Diario Sport thought Barca were “soulless”
Barcelona’s UCL hopes were left hanging by a thread following a 3-3 draw against Inter Milan at the Nou Camp (MD4, 2022/23 season). Here is how Spain’s biggest papers (the Madrid based Diario AS and Marca, and the Barcelona based Mundo Deportivo and Diario Sport) reacted to the result. Mundo called it a “virtual KO”
Newspaper headlines after Barca 3-3 Inter UCL October 2022
Player ratings from Maccabi Haifa vs Juventus after the Israeli side upset the Italian giants 2-0 in their MD4 Champions League clash.
A bad European evening for the likes of Paredes and McKennie
Here are the predicted lineups for Maccabi Haifa vs Juventus from Match Day 4 in the Champions League. Juve beat Maccabi in the last meeting between the two sides, but are coming into this clash on the back of a 2-0 loss to AC Milan over the weekend. Some changes expected from the GDS paper, with the likes of McKennie, Paredes and Di Maria expected to start.
Maccabi Haifa have lost all three of their group games so far- Juve and PSG were obviously tougher opponents on paper, but they also lost 2-0 away to Benfica.
Here is a look at the Serie A league table following the Milan Juventus October 2022 game. Milan won the game 2-0 which leaves Juventus a whopping 10 points behind leaders Napoli, with only nine rounds of fixtures having been played so far.
Player ratings from Benfica vs Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League in Week 1. SLB won this group stage clash 2-0 in Lisbon. Two different player ratings- one from a French newspaper and the other a Portuguese one.
Here is a look at the United player ratings from the local MEN paper following their 1-0 win over Leicester City on Thursday night- their third straight win of this campaign and one that condemned Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes to their worst league start since 1994.
Lisandro Martinez and centre back partner Raphael Varane the pick of the lot in these ratings while Anthony Elanga rated the lowest.
Chelsea will look to bounce back from their disappointing midweek loss to Southampton when they square off against London rivals West Ham United on Saturday afternoon. The Blues have invested more than 250 million pounds in new players in the just concluded summer transfer window and will be keen to send across a statement of intent to the rest of the league. Continue reading