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Messi looking forward eagerly to ‘weird’ La Liga restart

Messi looking forward eagerly to ‘weird’ La Liga restart

Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi said he was eager to start playing again but thought La Liga games behind closed doors would feel “weird”. Messi, who after a few weeks confined like the rest of Spain by the coronavirus pandemic, is training with Barca again ahead of a planned resumption of La Liga behind […]

Football makes gleeful return to coronavirus-scarred Wuhan

For nearly three months football enthusiasts in Wuhan were left kicking their heels indoors as the coronavirus raged in the Chinese city at the epicentre of the outbreak. But since the harsh lockdown on the city of 11 million people ended in early April amateur footballers have been gleefully ripping off their face masks and […]

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Bayern Munich downs Dortmund

Joshua Kimmich described his winning goal as “brutally important” after Bayern Munich took a huge step towards an eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday with a 1-0 win at Borussia Dortmund to leave them seven points clear at the top with just six games left. Kimmich’s brilliant effort came just before half-time behind closed doors […]

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Football clubs forced to rethink recruitment strategy

Around Europe, football is waking up from the coronavirus shutdown, but it is different to before for players and supporters and it is changing behind the scenes too. While the German Bundesliga returns in stadiums devoid of fans, the sport is preparing for an economic crisis which will impact all levels of the game. That […]

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Sweet-toothed Werner bags hat-trick

Sweet-toothed striker Timo Werner bagged a hat-trick as RB Leipzig thrashed Mainz, 5-0, on Sunday to climb back to third in the Bundesliga and keep their dwindling title hopes just about alive. When asked how he would celebrate, Werner, 24, told reporters “there will definitely be some sweets involved”. Julian Nagelsmann’s side sit seven points […]

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Premier League says 2 more people test COVID positive

England’s Premier League on Saturday said that two more individuals from two different clubs have tested positive for coronavirus, just three weeks from a proposed restart of the season. In all, 996 players and club staff were tested over three days last week for COVID-19. “Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs,” said […]

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