Tony Chapron, exreferee, about Ibrahimovic: "He scored three goals and at the end he came over, snapped his fingers and said: "The ball." I have four daughters and whenever they ask me something without asking "please" there is no reaction on my part. The same thing happened with him."
Inter CEO: "We are working with AC Milan to provide our city a stadium that is on the same level as top European Clubs. Work has already begun and we have met with the municipality of Milan and there are all the conditions to be able to proceed quickly."
Dani Ceballos: Ramos has a very big personality, not everybody likes him. Elbowing in the game and an opponent bleeding happens. Last year he had his nose broken against Atleti and nobody said anything.
Not only is FC Barcelona’s €487m wage bill the highest in Spain, but it is also by some distance the highest in Europe. As a comparison, the top English wages are: MUFC €337m (€150m lower), MCFC €300m (€187m lower).
Masterclass, Carlos Carvalhal: Tactics, Swansea 1 Liverpool 0 - former Swansea manager gives an in-depth look at his 4th game in charge, where The Swans beat a Liverpool side that was unbeaten for 18 matches
Journalist that recently investigated ties between the mafia and Juventus ultras has been a target of an arson attack. They reportedly poured gasoline on his doorway, but were scared off before lighting the fire.
Goals above expectations. ⚽️ Messi and Suarez have been greatly overperforming their expected goal numbers, giving a great lift to Barcelona's attack.In Italy, Ronaldo and Dzeko find good quality shots but in actual scoring they are behind their underlying xG numbers. - (@RowzReport)
Premier League: Earthquake in the Premier League: Brexit would affect the English top flight;The limit of 12 foreigners proposed by Brexit would oblige clubs to make a radical change to their sports philosophy.
Oliver Kay of the Times asks Joe Cole how he'd reflect on his career when he retired. Reply: "Compared to Messi's, not very good. Compared to 99% of players’ careers, it's been very good.He added "What's that saying? 'Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened"
Hazard on Joe Cole- I spoke to him before I signed for Chelsea. Every day, seriously, he was telling me that Chelsea was the best club for me. "He said Chelsea was a big club where you can win trophies every season. For that reason I signed, so thank you, Joe Cole!"
Vito Angelè [Tier 2]: AC Milan’s plan for the January transfer window remains to bring in a defender, a midfielder and a striker alongside Paquetà. Ibrahimovic is a step away. Rodrigo Caio is negotiating and a winger might also join given Bonaventura’s injury.