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Arsenal plot move for versatile Porto ace

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keeping tabs on Porto ace Danilo with the intent of signing him in the near future, according to reports in A Bola.

It is reported that the Frenchman had the player watched by his scouts during his team’s match against Rio Ave over the weekend and that the north Londoners are now ready to table a bid for him.


Bundesliga: Calhanoglu brace powers Bayer Leverkusen past Hertha Berlin

Hakan Calhanoglu provided a brace to seal Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 win over third-placed Hertha Berlin at the close of the 17th round of the Bundesliga football league.

Hertha Berlin on Sunday started with a defeat going into the second half of the campaign, as Valentin Stocker's goal wasn't enough to snatch a point against Leverkusen.


India drawn with Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Macau in Asian Cup qualifiers

India were clubbed in Group A with Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau for the Asian Cup football qualifiers and will begin their campaign against Myanmar on March 28. The draw for the Asian Cup qualifiers was held in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Twenty-four teams were drawn in six groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Asian Cup, to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2019.


Desiree Ellis: "We never gave up"

Interim head coach of South Africa, Desiree Ellis, says they lost to a better team as her charges were defeated 2-0 by France in an international friendly clash that took place at Stade de l’Est Jean Ivoula in Saint-Denis, Reunion Islands on Sunday, 22 January 2017.

Two goals by Griedge Mbock Bathy in the first half were enough to hand the Europeans their successive victory over Banyana Banyana in their second meeting since 2009.


La Liga: Messi on form as Barcelona crush Eibar 4-0

Barcelona, led by a stellar performance by Lionel Messi, defeated Eibar 4-0 at the Municipal de Ipurua on Sunday.

Despite the fact that captain Andres Iniesta did not play on Sunday's match, Barcelona quickly pulled themselves together and it was early substitute Denis Suarez who got the team on the board first in the 31st minute after a blocked shot by Messi that came to him, whereupon he fired in a scorcher from 20 metres.


Borussia Dortmund sign highly rated Swedish striker Alexander Isak

Borussia Dortmund on Monday signed Swedish teenage striker Alexander Isak from Swedish football club AIK Solna on a long-term contract, pipping several clubs to capture one of the brightest talents in European football.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said in a statement: "Alexander Isak is a hugely talented striker who many top clubs in Europe wanted to sign. We are delighted that he has chosen Borussia Dortmund. Both us and the player himself are convinced that this transfer has great potential."


Burnley boss hits out at missed Offside call

Burnley Manager Sean Dyche hit out at the Officials today believing that some poor decision making late in the game cost his side a point today against Arsenal at the Emirates.

Burnley were a man up when they awarded a contentious penalty in the 93rd minute from which Andre Gray equalized. However, a penalty awarded to Arsenal in the 97th minute of the game drew criticism from Dyche, who felt that Laurent Koscielny was offside in the build up play and that the Gunners shouldn't have really been awarded their penalty.


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