ATLETICO DEFENDER GODIN DEALING WITH LIGAMENT INJURY AFTER UCL MATCH
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin suffered a sprained ankle ligament yesterday in their 1-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich. The Uruguayan defender is now out for a few weeks with countryman Jose Gimenez.
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CR7'S PRIVATE JET CRASHES IN BARCELONA
The Real Madrid talisman's £15million Gulfstream G200 was landing at El Prat airport in Barcelona before it's landing gear broke during an impact with the runway.
RAMBO TO MISS OUT FOR WALES
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to be absent for during the international break when the Euro 2016 semi-finalists continue their World Cup qualifying campaign against Austria and Georgia next week.
FA TO APPROACH ARSENAL BOSS FOR ENGLAND JOB
The FA is looking towards Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as an alternative to replace Sam Allardyce as the new England coach at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Rio Ferdinand thinks Marcus Rashford merits a place in the England squad, saying "I think Marcus Rashford should be selected for the senior squad next week and be unleashed against Malta. Including his hat-trick for the U21s against Norway earlier this month, no English striker has scored more goals since he made his professional debut in February. I don't care how old you are, that record warrants a place in the squad. He has been the best striker in this country since February in terms of output – the statistics don't lie."
The young Englishman has said that the remains "absolutely committed" to Bournemouth saying "Nothing has changed from the summer. I've said in many interviews that the England job is the ultimate job, but I've signed players here and pledged a future to them. I'm not interested in the job now. You can never predict what will happen in the future."
Borussia Dortmund forward Emre Mor has thanked Cristiano Ronaldo in a heartfelt post on Social Media.
Federico Macheda played 64 minutes in an u-23 game for Watford, before being taken off. He also scored a goal in the game. Macheda is on trial at Watford following a spell at Cardiff City where he was released after scoring 6 goals in 26 league games.
The 66 year old French coach has praised Alexis Sanchez, saying "At the moment he looks like he has the ingredients to do very well there," Wenger said on the club's official website. He's getting stronger in every single game."
Jose Mourinho has called his team's match against Zorya Luhansk a must win, saying "It's very important. If we don't win we have four matches and I would say we have to win all the last four matches, which is difficult."
The Chelsea coach is looking to add Argentine Javier Pastore to his ranks, in order to add reinforcements to his midfield. John Obi Mikel looks set to leave and Pastore, though a different type of player, could be his replacement.
Assistant Sammy Lee and goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson are set to be retained as part of the staff which assists the England national team, regardless of whoever is appointed as the new England boss.
After helping the Bhoys end Pep Guardiloa's 100% record as Manchester City manager, the Celtic coach said of Dembele 'We're fortunate to have him. He really bullied the back four, but he's more than that – he's got a wonderful touch. You saw his agility for the third goal. He's a huge talent.'
Cristiano Ronaldo has posted on Instagram and showcased his muscular legs with the caption 'this is my life'. No wonder his shots pack a punch.
The former Holland striker was accused of taking bungs, but has denied all wrongdoing.
Griezmann has missed 2 penalties in the Champions League this season, but Simeone has said, via UEFA 'Maradona, Messi,Platini and Zico have all missed penalties. Griezmann will carry on taking them.'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to be offered the England job by the FA following the sacking of Sam Allardyce from the role.
Antonio Conte is big fan of the Italian, and also asked about signing him in the summer. However, Chelsea's interest is now said to be concrete and they are ready to back it up with a bid.
Reports from Germany saying midfielder Ozil is yet to agree a new deal, and he is pushing for wages of £200,00 a week. The player has been in red hot form, and given the going rate for no.10's out there, it's no surprise Ozil is looking for such wages.
Mourinho said of the England captain, 'I think he really can’t afford to have a performance that is not really good. I’m here to protect him and not to put him in different situations. I have to analyse the best thing for him is to start the game.
'I’m going to discuss that with him and the medical staff and decide if he starts or is on the bench.’
Rise and shine, folks! Great day of European football yesterday, and hopefully, today will be just as eventful. Stay tuned for the latest updates, right here on Footy Talk!