France

Monday, October 6, 2014

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The beleaguered coach has voiced his disappointment with his side's 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes on Sunday and feels their busy schedule is hurting their domestic form

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COMMENT: The Gunners gave a strong account of themselves despite defeat at Chelsea, while Mario Balotelli looks a long way from replacing Luis Suarez at Liverpool

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COMMENT: In some ways Sunday's match was a case of deja vu for the French champions, who threw away yet another lead, but Javier Pastore is getting his swagger back

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The champions drew again after Anthony Martial's last-minute equaliser and the France international has demanded his side buck the trend of slipping to stalemates

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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The Ballon d'Or holder praised his team-mate for the way in which he has responded to being criticised by certain sections of the Santiago Bernabeu crowd this season

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Lucas opened the scoring with just 19 minutes to go but the forward earned the visitors a point with his last-gasp equaliser

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Ricardo Carvalho impressed at the back for the visitors, while Lucas Moura was typically industrious for the Ligue 1 champions despite a late goal costing them yet more points

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The Giallorossi coach was less than impressed that his side were penalised twice for offences right on the edge of the area during their first Serie A defeat of the season

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The Arsenal manager admits that he pushed his Chelsea counterpart "a little" but has no regrets over the incident and feels that the Blues could have had players sent off

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The champions have drawn four of their last six top-flight matches, while Leonardo Jardim's side have been in wretched form away from the Champions League

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The former midfielder believes the Blues can expose the Gunners' weaknesses at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, following their rampant start to the 2014-15 season

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COMMENT: The Uruguay striker has received much criticism for his poor level since moving to France, but it is the Portugal midfielder who has been a greater disappointment

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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The champions have drawn four of their last six top-flight matches, while Leonardo Jardim's side have been in wretched form away from the Champions League

Friday, October 3, 2014

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The Super Eagles shot-stopper played a key role in his side picking up a point at the Volkswagen Arena, with the 32-year-old making 11 saves in total

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The France international left Newcastle for Serie A on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day and the Magpies are now weighing up whether to sanction a full transfer

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COMMENT: The goalkeepers were brilliant on Europa League Matchday Two but Wolfsburg and Besiktas scored late to each claim a point