PSG hopes to bounce back from 1st loss

PARIS (AP) Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain will look to bounce back from its first defeat of the season when it visits Guingamp in the French league on Sunday. A 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday ended PSG's 23-game unbeaten run in all competitions. PSG sits one point behind leader Marseille, which travels to Monaco. Here are some things to know ahead...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ligue 1 Preview: Berbatov a doubt for Monaco against leaders

Resurgent Monaco will hope Dimitar Berbatov proves his fitness in time for their clash with Ligue 1 leaders Marseille. The […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Monaco knock down Zenit to claim place in Champions League Round of 16

Monaco qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League by defeating Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 to finish top of Group C Tuesday. Tunisia centerback Aymen Abdennour headed home a free kick from Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco in the 63rd minute. Brazilian fullback Fabinho added a second goal in the 89th by firing a low strike past goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin. Monaco only needed a draw...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirty Tackle Blog Returns! An Interview With Brooks Peck

Last month, it was reported that the popular soccer blog Dirty Tackle was no more. Thankfully, we’re here to report that Dirty Tackle has returned. The popular and irreverent blog is no longer on Yahoo Sports, but Brooks Peck — the man behind the site — is here to update everyone on the future of the blog. And, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, where to find...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Monaco betting on Berbatov's form against Zenit

MONACO (AP) For Monaco, life without Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez has proved less difficult than expected. At least in the Champions League. Leonardo Jardim's team has been struggling with consistency in the French league but lost only once on Europe's biggest stage so far this season. Despite a poor offensive record, it only needs a draw at home against Zenit on Tuesday to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Berbatov's double help Monaco continues revival after win vs. Toulouse

Two goals from Dimitar Berbatov earned Monaco a 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over Toulouse on Friday night to ensure the principality club's recent revival continued. Former Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen striker Berbatov scored in both halves to seal back-to-back wins for his side, who move up to seventh in the league standings, nine points behind leaders Marseille but...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Berbatov scores twice as Monaco beats Toulouse 2-0

TOULOUSE, France (AP) Dimitar Berbatov scored twice as Monaco warmed up for next week's crucial Champions League match against Zenit St. Petersburg with a 2-0 win at Toulouse in the French League on Friday. The 33-year-old striker put Monaco in front in the 45th minute with a clinical finish from a tight angle then extended his team's lead from the penalty spot in the 77th with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Toulouse 0 Monaco 2: Berbatov at the double

Dimitar Berbatov’s brace helped Monaco to a 2-0 win at Toulouse, moving the principality club closer to Ligue 1’s frontrunners. […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Leverkusen can advance by beating Monaco

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) Dimitar Berbatov will be heading back to one of his former homes on Wednesday when Monaco visits Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. The Bulgaria striker spent 5 1/2 years at Leverkusen, scoring 69 Bundesliga goals in 154 appearances from 2001-06. Leverkusen, which leads Group C with nine points, will look to avenge its loss in Monaco when they meet...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Benfica betting on Talisca in Champions League

PARIS (AP) Standing at the top of the Portuguese league, it's time for Benfica to its turn fortunes around on the European stage. With only one point after three games in Group C of the Champions League, Benfica is desperate for a good result to keep alive its chances of progressing to the knockout stage as Monaco travels to Lisbon on Tuesday. Monaco, which has been struggling in...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Monaco draws 0-0 against Benfica in Group C

MONACO (AP) Monaco failed to break down Benfica's stubborn defense in a 0-0 draw and slipped to second place in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday. Benfica had defender Lisandro Lopez sent off in the 76th minute for a second yellow card after a reckless tackle on Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho. After striker Dimitar Berbatov limped off with a hamstring in the 32nd,...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Berbatov could miss PSG clash

Leonardo Jardim has revealed Dimitar Berbatov could miss Monaco’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain after injuring his ankle against Zenit. Berbatov […]
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Monaco emerge from Russia trip with draw versus Zenit St. Petersburg

Substitute Yannick Carrasco came closest to snatching victory as Monaco emerged from their trip to Zenit St. Petersburg with a point after a 0-0 draw. Carrasco saw his deflected 73rd-minute effort come back off the post on a night when the two clubs, who had both opened their Champions League Group C campaigns with victories, could not be separated at the Petrovski Stadium. The visitors...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Eduardo scores as Nice wins 1-0 at Monaco

PARIS (AP) Brazilian midfielder Carlos Eduardo scored with an early free kick as Nice won 1-0 at Monaco to move provisionally up to fifth place in the French league on Saturday. After putting Nice ahead in the seventh minute, Eduardo almost scored again midway through the half when he was sent clean through by Alassane Plea's neat pass, but Italian defender Andrea Raggi thwarted...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Monaco looking for Champions League respite

PARIS (AP) Monaco's signings of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez last year marked the beginning of a new era on the French Riviera. Twelve months later, the stars have left and Monaco is struggling as the club returns to the Champions League following an eight-year hiatus. After finishing runner-up last year in the French league, Monaco was expected to compete for the title with...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyon return to winning ways behind Tolisso's winner vs. Monaco

Corentin Tolisso scored a second-half winner as Lyon got back to winning ways with a 2-1 defeat of Monaco in the French League on Friday. Nabil Fekir's opener was quickly cancelled out by Lucas Ocampos and Monaco, led by Dimitar Berbatov, threatened repeatedly - but Tolisso struck in the 74th minute to secure a 2-1 win, only the second in five games this season for Hubert Fournier...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ligue 1 Recap Of Rounds 1-4 Of The 2014/15 Season

Four games have been played in France in this 2014-2015 season. There is no suspense in the title race, as Monaco’s ambitious project is going into oblivion after the transfers of James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, while no club can compete with PSG’s dream team. This season, the interesting part will be the race for second and third place between Monaco, Lille, Bordeaux, Saint...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

LONDON (AP) Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window. The record 20-time English champions are paying around $9 million to Monaco to take Falco on loan for the season with an option to buy the 28-year-old Colombia striker. Bringing one of the hottest properties in world...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea wins big to capitalize on City slip-up

LONDON (AP) Chelsea secured a third straight win in the English Premier League by beating Everton 6-3 to go top of the early standings while Juventus began its title defense in Italy with a victory over Chievo Verona. Here is the best of the action from Europe's top leagues: --- ENGLAND Chelsea showed off its new-found attacking sparkle in a 6-3 win over Everton on the day Manchester...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Monaco salvage point over Lille as Falcao's future remains in doubt

MONACO -- Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov salvaged a 1-1 draw with Lille in the French league on Saturday after Radamel Falcao was left out of the squad amid speculation about his future. Lille striker Nolan Roux opened the scoring with a half-volley in the 18th minute, but Berbatov equalized from close range in the 61st. Falcao watched the game from the stands in a black suit, white...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Monaco draws 1-1 with Lille in French league

MONACO (AP) Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov salvaged a 1-1 draw with Lille in the French league on Saturday after Radamel Falcao was left out of the team's squad amid speculation about his future. Lille striker Nolan Roux opened the scoring with a half-volley in the 18th minute, but Berbatov equalized from close range in the 61st. Falcao watched the game from the stands in a black...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Clubs Silly To Continue Paying Over The Odds For British Players

It’s often claimed Premier clubs pay a premium for British players – a homegrown tax, if you will. But what does it look like when we actually compare fees for British players with those for their foreign counterparts? At first glance it might seem logical to pay more for British players. They’ll arrive at your club training ground pre-acclimatised to living and playing in...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Glazers Are Not to Blame For Lack of Squad Quality at Manchester United

  This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have been asked to. Here is a comparison that will further elucidate this point. Between 1998 and the takeover, Manchester United signed six already established world...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sluggish Monaco not fazing Berbatov

Monaco forward Dimitar Berbatov said he is unconcerned by their poor start to the Ligue 1 season. Leonardo Jardim’s cashed-up […]
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Monaco's rough start to Ligue 1 continues with blowout loss to Bordeaux

Willy Sagnol's fine start to life as Bordeaux manager continued with a resounding 4-1 victory over ambitious Monaco at the Stade Chaban-Delmas. The former France defender - still only 37 - guided Les Girondins to an opening-weekend win at Montpellier and watched his side take a share of the Ligue 1 lead after Monaco fell apart in the second half of action on Sunday night. Dimitar...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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