Javier Saviola linked with Serie A switch

Olympiakos forward Javier Saviola has emerged as the latest target for Italian outfit Hellas Verona, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport. […]
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester City can learn lessons from Olympiakos in Minneapolis

You wouldn't expect it, but there's quite a lot that Manchester City can learn from Olympiakos Piraeus -- yes, really. Certainly, City has won the English Premier League twice in the last three seasons. But Olympiakos have won theirs, the Greek league, no fewer than 16 times over the last 18 years. And they will get that learning opportunity Aug. 2, when the sides face off...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympiakos ends season with 1-0 win over Apollon

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Javier Saviola's close-range goal in the 88th minute helped already-crowned champion Olympiakos finish the season on a high note by beating Apollon 1-0 in the last round of the Greek league Sunday.
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect From Fulham’s Kostas Mitroglou, Greece’s Star Striker

Kostas Mitroglou has arrived in the Premier League, and I could not be happier. You see, Mitroglou is a perfect example of what is wrong with Greek football, not just at the moment, but for most of recent memory. His career path is one that has been taken by many young Greek footballers over the years, yet it’s a path that has failed to produce any real world-class players. Luckily...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympiakos, Bayer reach KO stage

Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 at Real Sociedad on Tuesday to reach the last 16 of the Champions League along with group-leader Manchester United. The Germans were more determined than their Spanish hosts at the Anoeta Stadium, and their unrelenting pressure to score finally paid off early in the second half. Leverkusen finally took advantage of Real's poor defending on set plays...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Javior Saviola in talks with Queens Park Rangers

Javior Saviola in talks with Queens Park Rangers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Ex-Malaga striker Javier Saviola is reportedly in talks with newly-relegated Championship side Queens Park Rangers. The two parties are said to be thrashing out a deal, but have yet to confirm the news. The Argentine international is currently a free transfer after being released by Malaga, and...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Malaga signs Roque Santa Cruz to 3-year contract

Malaga has signed striker Roque Santa Cruz to a three-year contract after he played well for the Spanish club on loan last season from Manchester City. The 31-year-old Paraguay international helped Malaga reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season. Now, under new coach Bernd Schuster, Santa Cruz may take on a bigger role after the exit of attacking trio Francisco...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Man City 'not worried' by FFP

Manchester City are "not worried" by new financial rules and say they are catching up "very fast" with rivals in terms of revenue. On the pitch, City have been catapulted to the top of the English game as a result of the huge investment of Abu Dhabi-based owner Sheikh Mansour. Their challenge is now to maintain their position and make an impact in the Champions...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Top Six Ghana U20 Players At African Youth Championship

Ghana’s U20 put a sterling display at the just ended African Youth Championship to win silver. The Black Satellites were by far the best side in the final match against Egypt but lost 5-4 on penalties in the final at the Ahmed Zabana Stadium in Oran, Algeria. Ahead of the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey this June, GHANASoccernet.com picks its six discoveries at the African qualifiers...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Porto takes 2013 unbeaten road record to Malaga

FC Porto hasn't lost away from home this year, and keeping that streak alive on Wednesday at Malaga will put the Portuguese club into the Champions League quarterfinals for the seventh time. Two-time champion Porto won 1-0 in the first leg three weeks ago, but Malaga should have a full-strength squad, including Portugal left back Eliseu Pereira and midfielders Baptista and Francisco...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Manuel Pellegrini: Seasoned tactician deserves a second shot at the big time

What makes a manager great? Is it his ability to win trophies? His man management?  His tactical genius? Or is it the ability to get the best out of his players no matter what the hindrances are? For Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, that is what this season has been about, despite his chairman sanctioning sales of his finest players. Málaga have, this season, endured the losses of playmaker...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mills furious with Minstermen

Lionel Messi reached yet another landmark for Barcelona as his 300th and 301st goals for the club helped the leaders overturn a half-time deficit to defeat Granada 2-1. Barca dominated possession for the first 25 minutes, but were stunned when Odion Ighalo put the hosts ahead at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. Messi tapped in a deserved equaliser five minutes into the second half...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Zenit and Spartak: A Second Half Review of their Champions League nightmare

Great expectations don’t always materialise into great results. In sport this happens time and time again, it’s just a part of life, but the Russian collapse in this year’s Champions League has come somewhat as a shock that no one ever really imagined would happen. After last season’s overwhelming success of both Russian representatives in the group stage progressing through...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Malaga crushes lowly Granada

Malaga thrashed struggling Granada 4-0 at home on Saturday to provisionally rise into fourth place in the Spanish league. Joaquin Sanchez scored in the 26th after defender Pape Diakhate had slipped, letting the Malaga forward take Javier Saviola's pass and slot under goalkeeper Antonio ''Tono'' Rodriguez. After teammate Jesus Gamez had hit the goal-frame, Saviola...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Financially-faltering Malaga could get Champions League story cut short

The remarkable story of La Liga’s Malaga continues as their financial turmoil off the pitch could threaten to end their heroics on it. After spending big and spending fast in an attempt to make the UEFA Champions League, a goal which was met, the rug could be pulled out from under their feet.Malaga are one of nine European clubs which could be facing some further punishment from...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Malaga: The Financially Troubled Club Defying The Odds

When I was approached about writing a piece on the quite extraordinary tale of Malaga’s season thus far I had no qualms at all. It is an immensely pleasing story and one which many other clubs could learn a great deal from. Before this season began the club was in turmoil. Their owner and benefactor Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani had basically washed his hands off them. They owed significant...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Barcelona handed Alaves test

Barcelona will begin the defence of their Copa del Rey title with a last-32 tie against former UEFA Cup finalists Alaves, with a possible semi-final showdown with arch rivals Real Madrid further down the line. Alaves enjoyed a fairytale run in the 2001 UEFA Cup, beating the likes of Inter Milan and Kaiserslautern en route to a final showdown with Liverpool , which they lost 5-4...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Malaga beats Zenit St. Petersburg

Francisco ''Isco'' Alarcon scored twice in Malaga's 3-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday, giving the Spanish team a dream Champions League debut after the exit of several star players during a turbulent offseason. Malaga led 2-0 by the 13th minute after goals by Isco and Javier Saviola. Zenit had numerous chances but failed to finish them off, and Isco...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Malaga beats Zenit 3-0 for dream Champions debut

Francisco ''Isco'' Alarcon scored twice in Malaga's 3-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday, giving the Spanish team a dream Champions League debut after the exit of several star players during a turbulent offseason. Malaga led 2-0 by the 13th minute after goals by Isco and Javier Saviola. Zenit had numerous chances but failed to finish them off, and Isco...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Saviola wants determined Malaga

Malaga striker Javier Saviola has reminded his new team an opening Champions League win will be crucial if they are...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Malaga brace for Champions League debut

Malaga striker Javier Saviola says his side are excited to make their Champions League debut against Zenit St Petersburg on...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Saviola keen to let good times roll

Javier Saviola has spoken of his joy after finding the net in his first appearance for Malaga following his off-season...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Llorente earns Athletic point in epic

Fernando Llorente scored on his return as Athletic Bilbao twice came from behind to claim a Primera Division point against Espanyol in an enthralling 3-3 draw at Cornella-El Prat. Espanyol enjoyed the better of the first half and went ahead thanks to a wonderful team move on 18 minutes as Javi Lopez side-footed home before Joan Verdu tapped in a second just before half-time. However...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Valencia win, Malaga stay unbeaten

Valencia earned their first victory at the fourth time of asking after easing past newly-promoted Celta Vigo 2-1 at the Mestalla. Sofiane Feghouli gave Valencia an early lead and although Celta equalized soon after through Michael Krohn-Delhi, the hosts claimed the points thanks to Aly Cissokho's 50th-minute winner. Malaga maintained their unbeaten start to the season with...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Malaga complete Saviola signing

Malaga have announced that they have completed the signing of Javier Saviola from Benfica on a free transfer. The 30-year-old forward joined Benfica from Real Madrid in 2009 in a €5million deal and formed a prolific partnership with Oscar Cardozo in his first two years at the club. However, his future at Benfica had been a fervent source of conjecture in recent months after being...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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