The Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah is a renowned footballer and is the latest buzz on social media. His sculpture was unveiled recently in his hometown. The artwork was displayed at the World Youth Forum which took place in Sharm al-Sheikh.
It clearly shows the Liverpool star with his arms out as though he is enjoying the goal scoring victory like he normally does. Some people have given their views that it looks more like Marv the burglar of the movie Home Alone. (more…)
Thomas being a Belgian defender has proven his importance several times. The crucial title race of La Liga that occurred at the beginning of the year showcased him in an important role for Ernesto Valverde’s side. The move definitely surprised Barcelona since the last few years he has only been able to participate in a few matches, being succumbed by injuries for which he had to take several months off the field to heal and get back in the sporting spirit.
His luck has changed, however since the end of November 2017. The Belgian has been able to play in every match lined up for La Liga leadership since 26th
November. The run of matches has been several since then, including six matches of the league, taking place in the Copa Del Rey as well as in the Champions League. Vermaelen has played about 11 matches in total for the season-ending 2017-18.
Eduardo Da Silva the Brazilian footballer having a Croatian passport is now saying final goodbye to the club from the street of Łazienkowska.
He minutes counter played in Legia stands at 596 and the chances that it will exceed ten hours are minimal. Eduardo, a former Arsenal star and Croatian national team, did not make a sensation in the Warsaw club. He did not score, he had three assists, he appeared in 10 league games (two from the beginning to the end), he played twice in the Polish Cup – in the final with Arka came at the very end. He will be remembered from the daring action in the added time of the league match in Lubin, when at 2: 2 – bravely ran into the penalty box, he was rammed by the goalkeeper and the judge dictated the “eleven”. It was used by Miroslav Radovic and it was Eduardo’s biggest contribution to the doublet of Legia.
Ahead of the crucial third round of games, Columbia skipper Radamel Falcao is expected to play an important role. The South Americans started the tournament slowly with Japan defeating them. However James Rodriguez return was a much needed boost in the second game against Poland. The former Real Madrid star has scored six times and had four assists in seven World Cup games for Columbia so he sorely missed in their first game.
Juan Fernando Quintero and Juan Cuadrado also gave outstanding performances aside Falcao and James to guarantee the 3-0 mauling of their Polish rivals. It was in the game that Falcao got his first World Cup goal, having missed the 2014 edition due to injury. After defender Yerry Mina scored the first goal through a header, Falcao scored the second goal before James provided a wonderful assist which Cuadrado converted.
Togo International Emmanuel Adebayor, who was without a club for six months after leaving Crystal Palace in July 2016, has extended his contract at Turkish club, Istanbul Basaksehir for another three years. The 33-year-old scored six goals in 12 appearances last season after signing in January, and helped the club finish as runners-up in the Turkish League last season.
“I’m very excited to announce that we’ll be extending our journey together. Special thanks to everyone that is part of the Istanbul Basaksehir,” he posted on social media. The Togo captain moved to Turkey following the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in January after being without a club for six months. (more…)
Radamel Falcao has had a somewhat zigzag career path but today he is the star player in the Monaco team. The Ligue 1 man has faced several stumbling blocks on the path here but for footballers there are many factors beyond their control.
Falcao is one of the proven top strikers in the last decade, playing competitive football across Europe. He has shown that truly form is temporary and class is permanent. The Columbia international was born in Santa Marta – the same city where one of the country’s best soccer players Carlos Valderrama was born. He was born into football, been named after Pulo Roberto Falcao and hearing of the great Valderrama growing up.
Radamel Falcao has revealed that he has no regrets about failing in the Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea.
Falcao spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Chelsea after a failed loan spell at Manchester United the year before.
Radamel Falcao was on target as Ligue 1 rivals AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille clashed. The game was expected to be a long drawn battle but Leonardo Jardim and his boys cruised to a very comfortable 6-1 victory.
Falcao bragged a brace, even as Monaco are set to be further depleted with the loss of Kylian Mbappe. Fabinho, who scored the sixth goal, could join the French youngster as they move to archrivals Paris St-Germain before the transfer deadline. (more…)
Premier League side Manchester City reportedly paid AS Monaco £52 million to officially make Benjamin Mendy the World’s Most Expensive Defender.
The Frenchman was instrumental to the Ligue 1 champions run last season. His surging runs down the left flank helped him pair very well with striker Radamel Falco.
Apparently, the Columbian hitman and Mendy had a code they used to know when a cross was imminent. Mendy played a big part in Falcao getting the goals. The former Atletico Madrid striker netted 30 goals in 43 games – his best tally since leaving Vicente Calderon back in 2013.
Mendy was crucial to Monaco, helping them reach the last four of the Champions League. They won the league title and got to the final of the French Cup. His time at Marseille helped him trim his excesses and get ready for the high expectations at top level football. Marseille boss Marcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa groomed him, Leonardo Jardim added his touch at Monaco, now all’s left is for Pep Guardiola to use him to the team’s advantage.
Mendy has been one of the top rated defenders in France, he would face pressure when he tries to adjust to English football but Guardiola is confident that he would get the best from him. Hence, spending a record sum to bring him to the Etihad Stadium. His deal eclipses the sum paid to Spurs for Walker and what Chelsea received for David Luiz when the Brazilian moved to PSG in 2014.
Mendy joins Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, and Danilo who have joined City this summer. He is the third full back to join after Guardiola cleared the former ones for younger legs.
AS Monaco Star Radamel Falcao is set to continue his resurgence at the Ligue 1 side next term following an impressive run this season.
He faced a difficult and injury-ravaged spell at Manchester United and Chelsea despite the high hopes following his move from France to England.
He decided to return to his former club Monaco and it seems to be the best decision for his career. He was believed to be out after an explosive career run at Atletico Madrid but he led the Monaco side to the Ligue 1 title recently.
The Columbian striker played a huge role in ending PSG’s dominance. In Europe, the coach shocked many when he fielded Falcao in the Champions League qualifying game against Fenerbahce. As at then, Falcao has started just two games in the past year. In fact, between January 2014 and July 2016, he played 1,857 minutes and netted just five times.
Falcao scored in both legs and he has not looked back since. He added more goals in the Ligue 1, the French Cup, the League Cup and in the Champions League proper. When Monaco played Man City, the stats revealed showed Falcao scored 43 goals in 48 games – the fastest for any player even the fames Ronaldo-Messi pair.
His 21 goals was crucial to Monaco’s Ligue 1 title victory – only PSG’s Edinson Cavani and Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon bettered his tally. El Tigre found his form and it’s seems he would take it to next season.
The youthful Monaco side look up to him. His leadership qualities came to bear this term as he provided guidance to the youngsters. Columbian soccer loving fans tuned to watch their star player as he found his form again.