Talented Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanchez is in the midst of serious controversy regarding his brith age as the player is believed to be too developed for his ’18-year old’ tag.

Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon is questioning the age of the player who is from the Benfica Academy, a bitter rival. The President of the club Bruno de Carvalho claimed Benfica should authenticate the age of the player. Local Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Noticias claim the player’s birth date is 18th August 1997 but his actual birth was not registered until August 2002, five years later. The report points to the fact that the player’s details may have been doctored.

Sport commentators are joining Sporting and questioning if something underhanded was going on. The player has enjoyed a great time in France helping the country to the semi final stage but the storm about his true age keeps getting worse. He has been awarded the Man of the Match in two games at the tournament so far and scored the equalizer when Poland were ahead in the quarter finals. Continue reading “RENATO SANCHEZ IN CONTROVERSY OVER BIRTH DATE”

Bayern Munich’s new manager Carlo Ancelotti claims that one of his biggest regrets in the game is the inability to manage a player like Wayne Rooney.

The Manchester United forward has been one of the favourite for managers like Jose Mourinho and Ancelotti despite the duo not having managed to the player once in their managerial career. After making the move from Everton to United in 2004, Rooney has been a Red Devil through and through. Even though there have been numerous times when he came close to leaving the club, he has always ended up staying at Old Trafford.

The comments from Ancelotti come the time when Rooney may be facing yet another period of uncertainty future at Old Trafford. Even though Jose Mourinho has taken over at the club, there remains a possibility of Rooney being sold owing to his poor form in recent years. The striker has not scored more than 20 goals in his last four seasons. Incredibly, Mourinho tried to sign him last summer when he was at Chelsea and it may be incredible to see him sell Rooney after finally getting the opportunity to manage him without having to spend a transfer fee. Apart from Rooney, Ancelotti also regrets not being able to manage Roma legend Francesco Totti. Continue reading “Carlo Ancelotti claims that one of his biggest regrets in the game”

Bayern Munich progressed to the final of theDFB-Pokal cup after a fine 2-0 win over Werder Bremen in the semifinals.

As a result, the club’s hopes of winning the treble remains alive. Manager Pep Guardiola will want to go out on a high after announcing his decision to join Manchester City in the summer. Even though the move was announced several months ago, there has not been a let off in the club’s performances. This is the biggest testament to the professionalism shown by Guardiola. The club are most certainly going to win the Bundesliga with several games remaining.

The real test for Bayern will come in the Champions League. After getting a comfortable win over Benfica in the quarter-finals, the team are facing Atletico Madrid in the semifinals. Diego Simeone’s team just knocked out holders Barcelona from the competition. They have a certain way of playing against teams that enjoy a lot of possession. Guardiola has failed to achieve anything significant in the Champions League and this remains his biggest regret at the Allianz Arena. Under his management, Bayern have been evermore dominant in the German league and have won the league title in record time in the last two years. Continue reading “Bayern Munich in the final of DFB-Pokal cup”

United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, who also has the experience of playing and managing Bayern Munich, says that the German team can expect a tough test when they take on Benfica at the Estádio da Luz in a few days.

Bayern secured a 1-0 lead from the first leg, but Benfica manager Rui Vitória strangely claimed that he was happy with the result. This is seen as a sign of great confidence from the Portuguese team that they will be able to get a result at home. Klinsmann says that playing against Benfica in front of their own supporters is a difficult prospect.

Bayern can fill confident about a few aspects like the lack of an away goal for Benfica, while they come into the match with an advantage of their own. Even though there are difficulties ahead, Klinsmann expects Pep Guardiola and his team to get past the Portuguese team and reach the semifinals of the Champions League. This will give Guardiola another opportunity to aim at winning the Champions League with the German club. He has failed at the semi-final stage in the last two seasons. After already announcing his exit from the club in the summer, this will be the final opportunity for Guardiola to improve his reputation even further. Continue reading “Jurgen Klinsmann says German Team can expect Tough test with Benfica”

Blackburn Rovers claimed a 3-2 triumph against Milton Keynes and this was the 7th league victory of Paul Lambert’s team who are struggling just to survive for another season in the English Championship League.

This match was a battle between 2 clubs that are trying to escape the bottom relegation zone and it was a tightly contested game where both sides scored goals in each half and just when it seemed like it was going to finish in a 2-2 draw, Jordi Gomez found the back of the net at the last minute which edged the victory towards the team of Paul Lambert.

Jordi Gomez is currently performing for Blackburn Rovers on a loan deal which lasts until the remainder of the season but the Spanish midfielder recently has been receiving praise from the head coach Paul Lambert who complimented him after scoring the winning goal that secured the triumph and all 3 points in favor of Blackburn Rovers and Lambert lauded the late goal from Jordi Gomez as the Scottish manager said:

“Oh for goodness sake, it was world class. I mean as good as Payet’s was here the other week that was up there with it. That was an absolute genuine world-class free kick. Jordi Gomez, as I said before, has been terrific. Jordi plays the game as if it’s really natural to him all top players do that. He’s technically excellent on the ball. Even his first goal was a brilliant header. The second goal was genuine world class. We’re thankful that Sunderland have let him come on loan.’’

Continue reading “Blackburn Rovers secured a much needed win over Milton Keynes”

Pep Guardiola’s managerial stay in Bayern Munich will be reaching it’s end after the current season finishes and it has been officially confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti will be taking over as his successor.

The Spanish manager became the head coach of Bayern Munich back in June of 2013 and from there on out it has been a huge success for the German club as they have lifted a number of major titles including: Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

The only significant piece of silverware that has been out of the reach of Pep Guardiola in Bayern Munich is the Champions League but it can still be secured in this season as the German club is currently competing in the European competition and are one of the favorites on lifting the prestigious title.

Carlo Ancelotti has already made a transfer demand as the Italian manager had a condition that he wanted to be met before his managerial reign kicks off at the end of the season and the transfer demand that Ancelotti requested was to not sell Lewandowski. Continue reading “Carlo Ancelotti will be replacing Pep Guardiola in Bayern Munich”

Real Madrid will be taking on Bayern Munich in the final of the Audi cup in a game that could be very special for one of the players. Midfielder Toni Kroos plays for Real Madrid but he could come up against Bayern Munich. The German came through the ranks at Bayern before making a big impression at the Allianz Arena. He appeared to be the future of Bayern once Guardiola came to the club. However, it was not to be after the midfielder joined Madrid in order to experience a new challenge. A serial winner with Bayern, Kroos had the opportunity to lift the Champions League with two different teams in back-to-back seasons.

He had come to Madrid in the season in which they faltered in the semi-final stage. It has been just a year since he moved to the Santiago Bernebeu and the player has not forgotten the fond memories that he had at the Allianz Arena. Speaking about the chance of being in the starting line-up against his former club, Kroos says that it will be a strange occasion. However, this will not be the first time Kroos comes up against by as one of the opposition players. He was allowed to face his parent club whilst on loan at Bayern Leverkusen. Continue reading “Real Madrid will be taking on Bayern Munich in the final of the Audi cup”

Jerome Boateng has turned into one of the priority targets of Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is considering signing Boateng from Bayern Munich as the 26 year old defender would be a huge upgrade from his defensive duo which consists of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

At the age of 26, Boateng has already some of the biggest trophies in the world including: Champions League, World Cup and Bundesliga titles just to name a few. The German defender is no stranger to what it’s like playing at a high level against world class players.

During the previous season of the Premier League, Manchester United conceded a total of 37 goals in 38 matches and even though this is one of the best records out of any club of the Premier League of the past season, Louis van Gaal wants to reinforce it even further and Jerome Boateng is one of the players who meets his needs.

Whenever it may be needed, Jerome Boateng has the adaptability of performing not only in the center of the defence but also down the left-back position.

Experience, adaptability and consistency are some of the most significantly important traits that Jerome Boateng can add to any team that he joins and Louis van Gaal is attracted by everything that the German defender can offer, however signing Boateng from Bayern Munich which be easier said than done.

In the last Bundesliga season, Jerome Boateng made a total of 27 appearances for Bayern Munich. This is the highest amount of appearances for any defender for the team of Pep Guardiola. Continue reading “Jerome Boateng is a top defensive target of Manchester United”