Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 3-7 highlights, goals

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 3-7 highlights, goals
Real Madrid suffered a heavy preseason humiliating defeat to Atletico Madrid. Diego Costa scored four times before he was sent off with Dani Canvajal in the 65th minute.

The Madrid derby comes to New Jersey as fierce city rivals Real and Atletico meet in the the International Champions Cup.

Real’s pre-season started with a 3-1 defeat to the Bundesliga champions and looked to be heading for another against Arsenal, but Zinedine Zidane’s side rallied to draw 2-2 with the Gunners before winning the penalty shootout 3-2.

As for Diego Simeone’s Atletico, they are sought a statement result as they face a transition season without Antoine Griezmann leading the attack.

Here is the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 3-7 highlights, goals






Breaking: Lampard confirmed as new Chelsea manager

Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new Chelsea manager, returning to the club where he became a legend as a player.

The Blues agreed a deal with Derby County worth £4 million to cover the final two years of Lampard’s contract at Pride Park after a week’s worth of talks with the 41-year-old.

He has signed a three-year deal upon his return to Stamford Bridge to succeed Maurizio Sarri, who departed the club after a single season in charge to take over at Juventus.

Lampard spent 13 years as a player in west London, scoring 211 goals in 649 games to become Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer.

He won three Premier League titles, the Champions League, four FA Cups, two League Cups and the Europa League while also finishing second to Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho in 2005.

It is understood that Lampard will bring staff from Derby with him, with ex-Blues midfielder Jody Morris expected to join as his assistant manager after working with him at the Rams.

Former Blues coach Chris Jones will also return, while head of performance analysis Steve Rands is believed to be another of the six to eight backroom staff that have spoken to the west London side.

Chelsea’s Development Squad manager, Joe Edwards, will also be promoted in line with Lampard’s arrival, with the highly-rated young coach boasting a close relationship with Morris from his time in the academy.

Lampard spoke of his delight at re-joining the club where he is regarded as a legend upon the announcement, saying: “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach.

“Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead.

“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added on the club’s official website: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach.

“Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and, last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game.

“After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so.

“We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.”

Lampard will now lead Chelsea into seven pre-season matches in Dublin, Japan, Germany and Austria before opening the season against Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 11.

He will not, though, be able to request new signings due to a two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA.

The arrival of Christian Pulisic, whose move from Borussia Dortmund was completed in January, will help ease the load on Lampard’s squad while Mateo Kovacic has seen his loan move from Real Madrid turned into a permanent deal


Nigeria to face Cameroon in Afcon last-16

Holders Cameroon will face three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria in the last-16 of the 2019 edition after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Benin, who sealed their place in the knockout stages for the first time.

Clarence Seedorf’s side needed a victory to guarantee they progressed from Group F in first place but found a stubborn Benin side hard to break down in Ismailia.

Cameroon will now face Gernot Rohr’s side in Alexandria on Saturday. Michel Dussuyer’s side held on for a point that means they will progress as one of the four best third-place teams and are likely to face hosts Egypt or Morocco, with South Africa now awaiting the result of Tuesday night’s final fixtures in Group E to see if they have qualified.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau thanks to goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey ensured that the Black Stars topped Group F and they will now face the runner-up from Group E

More to follow…


Breaking: Women’s World Cup: Nigeria goes through to next round

The Super Falcons has made it to the round of 16 at the ongoing Women World CupSuper-Falcons-4

The Chilean Women’s team were in tears as they fail to qualify for the Round of 16 of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France, as Nigeria’s Super Falcons picked the last slot for second round.

The Falcons picked the last best loser’s slot after Chile failed to score four goals against Thailand in the last Group F match.

Chile beat Thailand 2-0 but still had minus 3 goals difference, giving the Falcons an edge with minus 2 goals difference.

Details later…


Women’s World Cup; VAR sinks Super Falcons hope


The hope of the Super Falcons were brought down by VAR in their last group game of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup against France, according to Nigerian fans.

Nigeria went into the encounter in dire need of a positive result, but Wendie Renard’s 79th minute penalty condemned Thomas Dennerby’s ladies to their second defeat of the championship.

The game was heading for a 0-0 draw before VAR awarded a penalty kick to the hosts after Ngozi Ebere was penalised for fouling Viviane Asseyi in Nigeria’s penalty area.

The initial kick by Renard hit the outside of the post and went wide. However, VAR ordered a replay after goalkeeper Nnadozie moved off her line before the kick. The Olympique Lyon star made no mistakes in converting the retake as Les Bleues made it three wins in three games.

It was a decision that has split opinion, with many feeling the African champions were hard done by the Video Assistant Referee.


Breaking: Sarri finally leaves Chelsea

Chelsea’s coach Maurizio Sarri has dumped the premier league club to join Juventus.

Chelsea on Sunday reached an agreement that has seen Maurizio Sarri swap Stamford Bridge for Allianz Stadium.

Sarri has left Chelsea to take over Juventus on a three-year contract, it has been confirmed.

Chelsea Sunday officially confirmed that manager Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club to join Italian giants Juventus. 

The two clubs have reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri’s contract with Chelsea FC which had two years left to run and is ending at his request.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant.

‘He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.

‘Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League.

‘We would also like to congratulate him on securing the role as big as any in Serie A and to wish him the best of luck for the future.’

Sarri moved to London last summer, joining us from Napoli, and his Chelsea side made a strong start to the Premier League campaign. We won our first five games and went unbeaten in all competitions from the start of the league season until late November when we suffered a reverse against Tottenham at Wembley.

Progression from the group stage of the Europa League was comfortable and a home Premier League win against eventual champions Manchester City a highlight in December.

However, our away form dipped in the New Year and we suffered heavy defeats at Bournemouth and Manchester City. Our league season by then was focused on achieving a top-four finish and entry back into the Champions League, a target that was reached with one game left to play.

Sarri achieved this while implementing a new style of play and a change in formation which was spoken of favourably by members of the squad. Young Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek won increasingly frequent starts in the second half of the season until injury struck them both.

In the Carabao Cup we made it all the way through to the final and as Sarri pointed out, we had to beat the two finalists in the Champions League, Liverpool and Tottenham, along the way. At Wembley we bounced back from our heavy league defeat at Man City by performing well in a tight contest which was only decided in the domestic treble winners’ favour by a penalty shoot-out.

Our FA Cup campaign under Sarri ended at the fifth-round stage at home to Man United but in the Europa League, he was not to be denied the first major trophy of his managerial career. Premier League opposition were overcome when Arsenal were swept aside in Baku to ensure that our return to the Champions League next season will be as one of the top-seeded sides.

It also confirmed Sarri as just the fifth man to coach Chelsea to a European trophy. We wish him well for his time back in Italy.


Full Arsenal fixtures for 2019/20 season: Key dates and match schedules

Arsenal fixtures for 2019/20 season

Arsenal are desperate to right their wrongs after they missed out on Champions League football for another season.

The Gunners finished fifth last season despite taking the battle for the top four right down to the wire.

Getting into the Champions League places will be tougher than ever this season, with all the rivals spending big and improving their squads.

But excitement for the new season is already building – and it starts here with the Premier League fixture release, check out Chelsea’s fixtures here


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Here are Arsenal’s fixtures for the 2019/20 season in full:

11: Newcastle United, 2pm (a)

17: Burnley , 3pm (h)

24: Liverpool , 3pm (a)

31: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (h)

14: Watford , 3pm (a)

21: Aston Villa, 3pm (h)

28: Manchester United , 3pm (a)

5: Bournemouth , 3pm (h)

19: Sheffield United, 3pm (a)

26: Crystal Palace , 3pm (h)

2: Wolverhampton, 3pm (h)

9: Leicester City, 3pm (a)

23: Southampton , 3pm (h)

30: Norwich City, 3pm (a)

3: Brighton , 7.45pm (h)

7: West Ham United, 3pm (a)

14: Manchester City , 3pm (h)

21: Everton , 3pm (a)

26: Bournemouth, 3pm (a)

28: Chelsea , 3pm (h)


Man Utd fixtures 2019/20 in full: Man Utd faces Chelsea as opener

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer begins his first full season as Manchester United manager this summer and will be playing third place Chelsea in their opener.

It is an exciting time for United fans, as the former striker begins his rebuild of the squad and leads them into a new generation.

United fell short at the end of last season, finishing sixth, leaving them without Champions League football once again.

But the euphoria of the new campaign can now begin as the fixtures have been released, meaning that the fans can book their away day weekends and plan for derby day.

Here are Manchester United’s fixtures for the 2019/20 Premier League season: You can also see Liverpool full fixtures here

11: Chelsea , 4.30pm (h)

17: Wolves , 3pm (a)

24: Crystal Palace , 3pm (h)

31: Southampton , 3pm (a)

14: Leicester City, 3pm (h)

21: West Ham United, 3pm (a)

28: Arsenal , 3pm (h)

5: Newcastle United, 3pm (a)

19: Liverpool , 3pm (h)

26: Norwich City, 3pm (a)

2: Bournemouth , 3pm (a)

9: Brighton , 3pm (h)

23: Sheffield United, 3pm (a)

30: Aston Villa, 3pm (h)

3: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (h)

7: Manchester City , 3pm (a)

14: Everton , 3pm (h)

21: Watford , 3pm (a)

26: Newcastle United, 3pm (h)

28: Burnley , 3pm (a)

1: Arsenal, 3pm (a)

11: Norwich City, 3pm (h)

18: Liverpool, 3pm (a)

21: Burnley, 8pm (h)

1: Wolves, 3pm (h)

8: Chelsea, 3pm (a)

22: Watford, 3pm (h)

29: Everton, 3pm (a)

7: Manchester City, 3pm (h)

14: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (a)

21: Sheffield United, 3pm (h)

4: Brighton, 3pm (a)

11: Bournemouth, 3pm (h)

18: Aston Villa, 3pm (a)

25: Southampton, 3pm (h)

2: Crystal Palace, 3pm (a)

9: West Ham United, 3pm (h)

17: Leicester City, 3pm (a)

All fixture dates and times subject to change


Full Liverpool fixtures 2019/20 in full: Key dates and match schedule for coming season

liverpool fixtures Jurgen Klopp won Liverpool the Champions League – but now he will try and win them the one that they all truly want.

The Reds finished second in last season’s Premier League, just one point behind the champions Manchester City , racking up a record points tally for a second placed team in the process.

The staggering 97 points is the highest point tally the team has ever picked up in their history – but it was not good enough for domestic silverware. Mohammed Salah will be hoping to have his wish come to pass this time.

Excitement has already been building for the new season and the fixtures are now here. You can check here for Chelsea full fixtures

Here are Liverpool’s 2019/20 fixture in full:

9: Norwich City, 8pm (h)

17: Southampton , 3pm (a)

24: Arsenal , 3pm (h)

31: Burnley , 3pm (a)

14: Newcastle United, 3pm (h)

21: Chelsea , 3pm (a)

28: Sheffield United, 3pm (a)

5: Leicester City, 3pm (h)

19: Manchester United , 3pm (a)

26: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (h)


02: Aston Villa, 3pm (a)

09: Manchester City, 3pm (h)

23: Crystal Palace , 3pm (a)

30: Brighton , 3pm (h)

4: Everton , 8pm (h)

07: Bournemouth , 3pm (a)

14: Watford , 3pm (h)

21: West Ham United, 3pm (a)

26: Leicester City, 3pm (a)

28: Wolverhampton, 3pm (h)

01: Sheffield United, 3pm (h)

11: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (a)

18: Manchester United, 3pm (h)

21: Wolverhampton, 7.45pm (a)

01: Southampton, 3pm (h)

08: Norwich City, 3pm (a)

22: West Ham United, 3pm (h)

29: Watford, 3pm (a)

7: Bournemouth, 3pm (h)

14: Everton, 3pm (a)

21: Crystal Palace, 3pm (h)

4: Manchester City, 3pm (a)

11: Aston Villa, 3pm (h)

18: Brighton, 3pm (a)

25: 15:00, 3pm Burnley (h)

2: Arsenal, 3pm (a)

9: Chelsea, 3pm (h)

17: 15:00 Newcastle United (a)

All fixture dates and times subject to change

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Full Chelsea fixtures 2019/20: Man Utd vs Chelsea as first match

Chelsea fixtures 2019/20 in full
Europa League winners Chelsea will kickstart their 2019/2020 English Premier League season with a mouthwatering tie against Manchester United.

The blues will end the season with games against Norwich City (H), Liverpool (A) and Wolves (H).

The Hazard-less Chelsea may commence the new Premier League season with a new manager as Juventus may announce the signing of manager Maurizio Sarri.

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their title defence away at West Ham on Saturday, August 10, with Pep Guardiola’s side to meet Liverpool at Anfield on November 9 – before the return at the Etihad on April 4, 2020.

Liverpool, who missed out on the title by a single point on the final day of last season, face a tough end to the new campaign – away at Arsenal (May 2), at home to Chelsea (May 9) and then away at Newcastle on May 17.

Manchester City finish with Bournemouth at home (May 2), Watford away (May 9) and Norwich at home on the final day.

Here’s the full fixtures for Chelsea’s 2019/20 campaign:
11: Manchester United, 4.30pm (a)

17: Leicester City, 3pm (h)

24: Norwich City, 3pm (a)

31: Sheffield United, 3pm (h)

14: Wolverhampton, 3pm (a)

21: Liverpool, 3pm (h)

28: Brighton, 3pm (h)

5: Southampton, 3pm (a)

19: Newcastle United, 3pm (h)

26: Burnley, 3pm (a)

2: Watford, 3pm (a)

9: Crystal Palace, 3pm (h)

23: Manchester City 3pm (a)

30: West Ham United, 3pm (h)

4: Aston Villa, 7.45pm (h)

7: Everton, 3pm (a)

14: Bournemouth, 3pm (h)

21: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (a)

26: Southampton, 3pm (h)

28: Arsenal, 3pm (a)

1: Brighton, 3pm (a)

11: Burnley, 3pm (h)

18: Newcastle United, 3pm (a)

22: Arsenal, 7.45pm (h)

1: Leicester City, 3pm (a)

8: Manchester United, 3pm (h)

22: Tottenham Hotspur, 3pm (h)

29: Bournemouth, 3pm (a)

7: Everton, 3pm (h)

14: Aston Villa, 3pm (a)

21: Manchester City, 3pm (h)

4: West Ham United, 3pm (a)

11: Watford, 3pm (h)

18: Crystal Palace, 3pm (a)

25: Sheffield United, 3pm (a)

2: Norwich City, 3pm (h)

9: Liverpool, 3pm (a)

17: Wolverhampton, 3pm (h)

All fixture dates and times subject to change


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completes first signing ahead of new season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has completed his first signing, Daniel James to Manchester United from Swansea on a five-year contract with the option of a sixth, subject to international clearance.

United had agreed a deal in principle to sign the 21-year-old from Swansea last week, with the player having completed a medical and agreed personal terms.

Sky Sports News understands United will pay Swansea an initial fee of £15m, plus £3m in add-ons, for James – who becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as the club’s manager.

“Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club’s official website.

“He had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player.

“We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.”

James is delighted to have sealed his move to Old Trafford but admitted the move is “tinged with sadness” after his father passed away last month.

“This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to,” he said.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player.

“This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to share this experience with us.

“I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started.”


Breaking: Real Madrid complete signing of Chelsea star Hazard

Eden Hazard has completed his highly anticipated move to Real Madrid from Chelsea.

The Spanish giants confirmed the signing of the Belgium international on a five-year deal on Friday.

“Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said on the official website.

“The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously,” he added.

Hazard has been a long-term target for Madrid and hinted after last year’s World Cup he planned to leave Chelsea.

But the 28-year-old stayed at Stamford Bridge for another season, helping them to Europa League glory with a brace in the 4-1 final victory over Arsenal in Baku before revealing his intention to move on in the immediate aftermath.

The former Lille star won two Premier League titles and the Europa League twice with Chelsea, as well as an EFL Cup and FA Cup during his seven-year stint.

He joins Madrid as part of a squad overhaul by Zinedine Zidane that has already seen Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and Luka Jovic move to the Santiago Bernabeu.


Just In: Sarri to leave Chelsea, as he agrees deal with Juventus

Maurizio Sarri has reached an agreement with Juventus to become the Serie A champions’ next head coach and has requested Chelsea release him from his contract to join the Bianconeri, Goal understands.

Fali Ramadani, Sarri’s agent, met with Chelsea management Friday to discuss his client’s future with the club as a move to Turin draws closer and closer.

The 60-year-old Sarri intended to wait until the end of the season, and specifically the Europa League final, to consider the subject of what came next in his career.

But the Chelsea boss has received an offer from Juventus that would pay him €7 million (£6m/$8m) to succeed Massimiliano Allegri, who had coached the Bianconeri to five straight league titles, at the club.

Ramadani relayed news of that offer to Chelsea, as well as Sarri’s request to be allowed to join Juventus, though the Blues will take a few days before providing the manager with an answer.

Chelsea do not want to be unprepared for Sarri’s departure and are targeting a new manager before giving the green light for their current boss to leave.

Former Chelsea star and current Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been linked with the job in recent weeks, though the ex-Blues midfielder has downplayed those reports in the build up to his side’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the Championship promotion play-off final.

Sarri appears to have beaten out a host of candidates for the position, though that list includes a trio of managers in Mauricio Pochettino, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp who were unlikely to depart for Turin due to their strong relationships with their current clubs.

Having been the subject to speculation about his job for much of the second half of the season, and enduring a difficult relationship with the Chelsea supporters, Sarri did not share the same connection to the club as his Premier League colleagues.

Should Sarri depart for Juventus, he will leave Chelsea having improved on the league position achieved by Antonio Conte in 2017-18, going from fifth to third, and returned the club to the Champions League for next term.

He also guided the Blues to a pair of finals, falling to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup decider on penalties while defeating London rivals Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final on May 29.

Sarri will be joining a former rival in the process, having guided Napoli from 2015-18, guiding them to a pair of second-place finishes behind Juventus.


Hazard in Spain ahead of £115m transfer as he is seen holding up Real Madrid shirt

CHELSEA star Eden Hazard has been snapped holding up a Real Madrid shirt in Spain ahead of his potential switch to the Bernabeu in the summer.

The 28-year-old is expected to sign for Los Blancos in a £115million move, where the player is set to pocket £4000,000-a-week.

Eden Hazard currently finds himself between the two clubs, with a deal expected to be reached imminently
Real president Florentino Perez recently stated his side are desperate to nab the Belgium international, with the club confident a deal can be reached.

Hazard all-but confirmed he would be leaving Stamford Bridge after he inspired the Blues to a 4-1 victory against Arsenal in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

And now he has been spotted proudly holding up a Real jersey in an exclusive picture obtained by the Mirror.

They show Hazard on holiday in Marbella, where he held up the white top along with a fan, before he allegedly signed it.

Speaking after the clash against the Gunners, in Baku, the ex-Lille ace said: “I think it’s a goodbye but in football you never know.

“We will decide in a few days – the only target in my mind was to win this final. Maybe now it is the time for a new challenge.

“My dream was to play in the Premier League and I have done that for one of the biggest clubs.”

Real skipper Sergio Ramos recently voiced his opinion on the winger, as he urged his club to bring him to Madrid.

He said: “Hazard seems to me a world-class player. I hope he can come.

“I am optimistic about the immediate future of the club with the new players that will arrive.


Just In: Former Chelsea coach Conte signs for Inter Milan

Inter have confirmed the appointment of Antonio Conte as their new coach following the departure of Luciano Spalletti.

Despite qualifying for the Champions League by finishing fourth in Serie A, Inter announced the dismissal of Spalletti in a short statement on Thursday.

The news came as a surprise to few, as rumours had linked Spalletti with the sack for several weeks with Conte mooted as his potential replacement.

Speculation went into overdrive on Wednesday when a photo of Conte with Inter’s media team surfaced on social media, and the club made an announcement on Friday.

“A new chapter in my life is beginning, I’m really excited,” Conte said in a statement.

“Through my work, I’ll try to repay all of the trust that the president [Steven Zhang] and directors have placed in me. I have chosen Inter because of the club it is, because of the project’s sound basis and how ambitious it is. Because of Inter’s history.

“I was struck by the club’s transparency and the desire to bring Inter back to where it belongs.”

A title winner in both Italy and England, Conte will reportedly receive a base salary of €10million for the first two seasons he is in charge.

The 49-year-old had been out of a job since leaving Chelsea last year, having paid the price for finishing fifth in the Premier League. However, the season before he had led the Blues to a league and FA Cup double.

He returns to Serie A having won the competition three times as coach of Juve, who he left in 2014 to take charge of the national team.