This was not a night for galácticos, old or new. At a balmy Parc Des Princes Paris Saint-Germain simply overran Real Madrid, pulling apart the hastily-stitched seams of Zinedine Zidane’s team and producing surely the most coherent and powerful performance of Thomas Tuchel’s time in charge. It felt like a humiliation at times – and by the end perhaps something more, a Viking funeral for a team, an era, a way of trying to win. As the seconds ran out there was even the unexpected sight of the Paris full‑backs Juan Bernat and Thomas Meunier bearing down on the Real goal, the midfield crumbling away like a sheet of millefeuille pastry, the defence drowning in all that space. Bernat took the ball from Meunier. Meunier took it back from Bernat. Meunier might have paused to drink in a most unexpected moment in his own career, but instead steered the ball into the corner of the Real net with a brusque, merciful haste to complete a 3-0 win. And make no mistake, Real … [Read more...] about Ángel Di María double helps PSG ease to win against Real Madrid
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When the Premier League resumes at the weekend all eyes will be on Old Trafford to see whether Manchester United can become the first team to take points off Liverpool. On the face of it such an outcome seems unlikely, even if derbies often have a life of their own. United have been terrible in the last few weeks, leading to fevered speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s future and the wisdom of appointing him in the first place, while Liverpool have sailed on so serenely that Jürgen Klopp’s team building and tactics are now attracting more attention than Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City. As a long-established football cliché would have it City are looking for a favour from United on Sunday, in which case they might be looking in entirely the wrong place. United are struggling to do themselves any favours at the moment, and after City’s second defeat of the season arrived at the hands of Wolves the defending champions have yet to prove they are … [Read more...] about Liverpool stride out of City’s shadow but can they win from the front?
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that Paul Pogba's lacklustre performances for struggling Manchester United are a result of the player not being fully fit, while also doubting his side's ability to win titles. The midfielder has played only twice since August and missed United's loss to Newcastle on Sunday as well as their drab 0-0 draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League last week, owing to a recurring ankle injury. They sit just two points above the relegation zone, in 12th place, in the Premier League and have a trip to table-topping Liverpool to look forward to after the international break. Paul Pogba has appeared five times in the Premier League this season, failing to score Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger puts Pogba's poor showings down to mentality and fitness "I think he behaves like he knows at the moment Manchester United is not the team to compete for the championship plus the fact he was stopped from going away, the two together have tarnished his … [Read more...] about Paul Pogba is sulking because Manchester United ‘can’t compete’ for the title, claims Arsene Wenger – who also blames star’s slump on his desire to leave Old Trafford and lack of motivation and fitness
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal when he converted a 72nd-minute penalty in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier defeat to Ukraine. The 34-year-old has scored 95 for his country, 450 for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 32 for Juventus and five for Sporting. Portugal were beaten 2-1 by Ukraine in the Group B match, a result which meant Ukraine qualified for next summer’s finals. Ukraine top the group on 19 points from seven games, eight more than the second-placed European champions Portugal, who have a game in hand and should still qualify given their last two games are against Lithuania and Luxembourg. Third-paced Serbia are on 10 points from six games after an Aleksandar Mitrovic double gave them a 2-1 win in Lithuania. Luxembourg have four points from six games and the Lithuanians prop the group with one point from seven matches. In Kiev, first-half goals by Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko took Ukraine into a 2-0 lead before Ronaldo reduced the … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo hits 700th career goal, Giroud on target again
The death of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, Lee Bouvier Radziwill in February of this year was mourned as the 'end of an era,'- for it was Lee, who was not only a witness to history during those three remarkable years of the Kennedy presidency, but one of its most intimate participants in the drama and glamorous pageantry of Camelot itself. Items from the estate of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, who died in February 2019 will be sold at auction on October 18. Contents of the collection offer a fascinating glimpse into her life as a world famous socialite, princess, style icon and sister to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Now, a trove of Radziwill's cherished mementos from the bygone era will be offered for sale at Christie's auction house in New York City on October 18. The personal contents of Lee's estate raise the curtain on her notoriously complex relationship with her sister - a relationship that was marred by a lifetime of jealousy and competition, and irreparably … [Read more...] about Competing with Camelot: Trove of Lee Radziwill’s most cherished items hit the auction block, revealing intimate secrets of the legendary socialite who bedded JFK and the bitter rivalry with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy that lasted until death