Monaco survive Coupe de France scare; Lyon advance

PARIS --Five-time winner Monaco was pushed to extra-time before securing its spot in the Round of 16 of the French Cup with a 3-1 win over second-tier Evian on Wednesday.Playing with a reshuffled but strong team featuring Ricardo Carvalho, Joao Moutinho and Bernardo Silva, Monaco failed to extend its lead following Lacina Traore's opener in the 45th minute.Former Monaco midfielder...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Monaco need the perfect match to beat Juventus, says coach Leonardo Jardim

AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim says his side need to have a perfect match if they are going to defeat Juventus and reverse their 1-0 Champions League quarter-final deficit. Last week, the Italian champions secured a narrow victory over the French club when Juventus were awarded a second half penalty after defender Ricardo Carvalho tripped Alvaro Morata as the striker entered...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Monaco's Leonardo Jardim unhappy with referee's penalty kick decision

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was unhappy with the referee after his side lost the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal 1-0 to Juventus on Tuesday night. The Serie A champions secured their hard-earned victory thanks to Arturo Vidal's 57th-minute penalty at the Juventus Stadium. However, Jardim claimed after the match that the officials should have awarded a free-kick...
Via Fox Sports
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pepe's injury lingers for Real Madrid ahead of Granada clash

Real Madrid defender Pepe has been diagnosed with a thigh injury which is likely to rule him out of Sunday's Primera Division clash against Granada. The 32-year-old Portugal international has been carrying the injury sustained during the 2-1 Clasico defeat to Barcelona two weeks ago and it was confirmed by the Spanish giants on Wednesday. Pepe was unable to take part in Portugal...
Via Fox Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Portugal go top of Euro Qualifying group with win against Serbia

LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal went top of European Championship qualifying Group I with a 2-1 win over Serbia on Sunday. Defenders scored both Portuguese goals as Ricardo Carvalho and Fabio Coentrao netted in each half, either side of a spectacular equalizer from Nemanja Matic with an overhead kick. Portugal's third straight win under Fernando Santos, who took charge after Cristiano...
Via Associated Press
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Portugal coach Santos picks 5 new players

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Portugal coach Fernando Santos has started his makeover of the national team by naming five new players and recalling three veterans Friday in his first squad selection. Santos took over from Paulo Bento last month and is trying to turn around Portugal's recent dip in form, which included a 1-0 loss to Albania in its opening European Championship qualifier...
Via Associated Press
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United linked with Monaco star: Transfer explained

Manchester United linked with Monaco star: Transfer explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com No, we are not joking! Neither are reporting any off the mark transfer story. Manchester United fans hold on to your breath as you favourite club has been linked with former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho according to Italian website Tutto Mercato Web. Yes its Ricardo Carvalho...
Via Soccerlens
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lorient upsets 10-man Monaco in Ligue 1 opener with late winner

PARIS -- Monaco got its title bid off to a stuttering start by losing 2-1 to Lorient in its French league opener on Sunday. Lorient substitute Valentin Lavigne scored the winning goal with a low strike in the 87th minute. Vincent Aboubakar initially put Lorient ahead in the ninth minute with a penalty, but Monaco striker Radamel Falcao also converted a spot kick to level in the 78th...
Via Associated Press
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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