Griezmann: Oblak is the world´s best goalkeeper

Antoine Griezmann hailed Jan Oblak as the best goalkeeper in the world following his performance against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Atletico Madrid shot-stopper produced a remarkable triple-save to deny Julian Brandt and Kevin Volland in the second half of the 0-0 last-16 second-leg draw at the Vicente Calderon. Oblak, who missed […]
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Oblak heroics draw praise from Leverkusen boss Korkut

Jan Oblak was the star as Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League quarter-finals and his exploits earned praise from Bayer Leverkusen head coach Tayfun Korkut. The Atletico goalkeeper produced a fine display in Wednesday’s goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon as last season’s runners-up progressed 4-2 on aggregate. Oblak made a stunning triple-save in the […]
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Monaco did not tremble – Silva hails Champions League win

Bernardo Silva hailed Monaco’s brave performance after they overturned a two-goal deficit and knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League following a 3-1 home win on Wednesday. Monaco trailed 5-3 following the first leg in Manchester but the Ligue 1 leaders rallied to progress to the quarter-finals on away goals after the last-16 tie finished […]
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Stones bemoans slack City after Monaco heartache

John Stones blamed a sloppy first-half performance for Manchester City’s Champions League elimination against Monaco. The Ligue 1 leaders progressed to the quarter-finals on the away-goals rule after Tiemoue Bakayoko’s header 13 minutes from time sealed a 3-1 victory on the night at the Stade Louis II. Leroy Sane’s goal six minutes earlier had City […]
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Guardiola blames first-half flop for Champions League exit

Pep Guardiola said a lacklustre performance in the first half led to Manchester City’s Champions League exit following a 3-1 second-leg loss at Monaco on Wednesday. City led 5-3 after the first leg but trailed inside 10 minutes when Kylian Mbappe stabbed home from close range, with Fabinho levelling the scores on aggregate before the interval. […]
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Rostov aiming to ´make history´ against Manchester United

Rostov believe they can write a new chapter in the history of the club when they travel to Old Trafford for the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against Manchester United. The Russian side kept themselves well in the tie in the first leg when Aleksandr Bukharov cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s opener to earn a […]
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I thought Ligue 1 would be easier – Balotelli

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has admitted he was surprised at standard of Ligue 1 after moving to France on the final day of the August transfer window. Surprise title contenders Nice are third in the table with nine games to play, while Monaco are three points clear of the defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, with Balotelli […]
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Monaco without Falcao for Manchester City clash

Monaco were dealt a blow ahead of the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Manchester City on Wednesday, as Radamel Falcao missed out on a place in their matchday squad. Falcao made his return from injury as a substitute in his side’s 2-1 Ligue 1 win against Bordeaux on Saturday, but damaged his hip […]
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