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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez admitted that he was upset at being left out of Barca's 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday, but he added that everyone, from the coach to the players to the staff, must take responsibility for the defeat, which saw hated rival Real Madrid ascend ... Read the whole story
Robin van Persie criticized his teammates for getting in his way during Manchester United's 2-0 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg loss at Olympiakos on Tuesday. In an interview with Dutch TV, the striker said that some of his United teammates are occupying the spaces that he wants to ... Read the whole story
Michel reflected on "a great moment" for Olympiakos as the Greek champion beat England's champion, Manchester United, 2-0 at the Karaiskakis Stadium. "To beat a great side like United in the manner we beat them is very special," the coach said. "I can't hide my joy. I feel proud of ... Read the whole story
Borussia Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke on Tuesday warned that Bayern Munich's dominance of the Bundesliga is damaging the health of the German first division. Bayern won the league last season by a record 25-point margin and is currently 19 points ahead of second-place Bayer Leverkusen with 12 games to play. ... Read the whole story
Jurgen Klopp hailed his players' "optimal" performance, as Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 4-2 win at Zenit St. Petersburg in its UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg clash with the Russian giant on Tuesday. Early goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus gave Dortmund a 2-0 lead after just ... Read the whole story
Marca is reporting that several Atletico Madrid directors, including President Enrique Cerezo and CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin, left a list of transfer targets in a restaurant in Pozuelo on the outskirts of Madrid following a meeting. Among the targets listed: Sevilla captain Ivan Rakitic, Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena, Zenit ... Read the whole story
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi on Wednesday extended his contract with the Ligue 1 champion for another four years, which means the France international is now tied to the club until 2018. The 26-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester City, which he could have joined this summer as ... Read the whole story
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson said that he wants to 'go down in history' by beating his former club Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. Johnson, who won an FA Cup and Premier League title with City, believes that winning a trophy with Sunderland would surpass ... Read the whole story


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