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Chelsea and Arsenal have both avoided each other in the Europa League quarter-final draw with the Gunners being handed a tough last eight clash with Napoli. Maurizio Sarri’s side, who are still unbeaten in this season’s competition, were awarded a favourable tie against Slavia Prague at the ceremony in Nyon. There will be an all [...]

UEFA Threaten AC Milan With Two-Year Europe Ban

AC Milan must break even by June 2021 or face being banned from European competition for two years under Financial Fair Play rules, UEFA has announced. The decision from the European governing body’s adjudicatory chamber comes after Milan successfully appealed against a two-year ban being immediately imposed this summer, with the Court of Arbitration for [...]

Sarri Criticizes Loftus-Cheek After hat-Trick

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri warned Ruben Loftus-Cheek he must still improve his defensive game if he is to break into his Premier League line-up, despite a Europa League hat-trick against Bate Borisov on Thursday night. Loftus-Cheek, who has made only two appearances for a combined 33 minutes for Chelsea in the top-flight this season, was [...]

Spain Dominates FIFPro World XI Nominations

FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA have announced the 55 names in contention for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2018. The FIFA FIFPro World11 is decided by the players, for the players and involves votes from almost 25,000 professional footballers from 65 different countries. During voting, they each select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders [...]

After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are determined to justify their status as favourites in Wednesday’s Europa League showpiece against Marseille in Lyon. Atletico lost in extra time to Real Madrid in the Champions League final of 2014, having been seconds away from victory in 90 minutes, and then lost [...]

The common perception in England is that the Premier League is the world’s greatest – but Spanish fans certainly now have a strong case to dispute that. After Atletico Madrid dumped Arsenal out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage on Thursday night, Spanish sides have beaten their English counterparts in 23 of their [...]

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has received a four-match Uefa ban and will be absent from the touchline when his side face Marseille in the Europa League final on 16 May. Simeone was found guilty of insulting a match official during the first leg of Atletico’s semi-final at Arsenal. The 48-year-old was sent to the [...]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he is “very sad to leave the club with this exit” after the Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Wenger’s hopes of ending his 22-year reign with at trophy ended with a 1-0 loss that put Atletico through to the final with a [...]

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can complete mission impossible in Madrid next week despite leaving themselves with an uphill struggle to reach the Europa League final. Alexandre Lacazette’s opener put Arsenal on course for a vital win only for a comedy of defensive errors to allow Antoine Griezmann to fire home a late equaliser, and crucially [...]

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is considering a continuation of a recent tactical switch-up ahead of his side’s Europa League semi-final clash with Arsenal. The Argentine has seen his side go through a concerning period of form as the season reaches its climax, with just one victory in their last five matches. Simeone shuffled his [...]