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Police Request Cristiano Ronaldo DNA Sample Following Rape Allegation

Police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo as part of their investigation into the rape allegations made against the Juventus forward. The 33-year-old’s lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, told BBC Sport it was a “very standard request”.…

11th January 2019

Barcelona in Shock Cup Defeat To Levante

Holders Barcelona fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Levante in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey last-16 tie. Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral scored in the opening 20 minutes to give the hosts a comfortable lead at half-time. Brazilian midfielder Philippe…

11th January 2019

Man City Thrash Burton 9-0 in League Cup Semi Final

Irresistible Manchester City scored nine goals as they thrashed Burton Albion with an incredible display of attacking football in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Etihad Stadium. Gabriel Jesus scored four, with Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker…

10th January 2019

Mohamed Salah Named CAF African Player of The Year

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year – the second consecutive year he has won the award. Egypt forward Salah, 26, beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the…

8th January 2019

Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Not Disappointed Over Brahim Diaz Move

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he does not want players “who do not want to stay here” following midfielder Brahim Diaz’s move to Real Madrid. The 19-year-old has signed a six-and-a-half-year contract worth more than £21m with the Spanish giants, and was unveiled at the…

8th January 2019

Egypt Named As The Hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced. Egypt beat South Africa, the only other nation to bid, by 16 votes to one with one abstention at a Caf executive committee vote in Senegal. Original…

8th January 2019

FA Cup Fourth-round Draw: Arsenal Host Man United

Arsenal have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners. Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home…

8th January 2019

FA Cup: Neves Scores Winner As Wolves Knock Out Liverpool

Ruben Neves’ superb second-half strike sent Wolves through to the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of a Liverpool side that featured three teenagers making their full debuts. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI, which included 17-year-old midfielder…

7th January 2019

Real Madrid Beaten By Real Sociedad At Bernabeu

Ten-man Real Madrid suffered a surprise defeat by Real Sociedad as the visitors earned their first victory at the Bernabeu in La Liga for 15 years. Willian Jose fired Sociedad in front from the penalty spot in the third minute after Mikel Merino was…

6th January 2019

Real Madrid Frustrated As Cazorla Double Earns Villarreal A Draw

Santi Cazorla proved his class as he scored twice for Villarreal to deny Real Madrid a chance to make further inroads on La Liga leaders Barcelona. The visitors, who made a pre-Christmas trip to the Club World Cup, looked tired and faced a rejuvenated…

4th January 2019

Man City Close Gap On Liverpool To Four Points

Manchester City closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points as Leroy Sane’s winner ended the Reds’ unbeaten start to the season at Etihad Stadium. Sane fired into the bottom corner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had pulled the…

3rd January 2019

Southampton Frustrate Chelsea To A Goalless Draw At Stamford Bridge

Southampton secured their first clean sheet in 11 Premier League games as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side produced a battling performance to frustrate Chelsea and secure a point at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, fourth in the Premier League, had more than 70% possession but could not…

3rd January 2019