Cristiano Ronaldo given night off by Real Madrid as PSG trip looms

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has decided to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Tuesday’s visit to Espanyol in La Liga. The Portuguese forward was not named in the Spanish and European champions’ squad for the trip to Catalonia ahead of next week’s Champions League round of 16 second leg against Paris St Germain. Real’s top scorer […]

Tottenham Hostpur boss Mauricio Pochettino sceptical about winter break

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has questioned whether the proposed winter break would work successfully in England, saying the Premier League was completely different to other European leagues. British media reports say that the Football Association (FA), English Football League (EFL) and Premier League have discussed the possibility of top-flight teams having a staggered annual […]

Dejan Lovren: Liverpool defender angry after ‘Instagram death threat’

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says a “disgusting” death threat against his family was sent to him on social media. The 28-year-old Croat was heavily criticised for his performance in the Reds’ 4-1 Premier League defeat at Tottenham on 22 October. In an Instagram story, he shared a screengrab of a private message in which the sender said […]