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Bayern face injury problems ahead of Man City game

Bayern face injury problems ahead of Man City game

Bayern Munich are struggling with fitness and injury problems ahead of their Champions League group opener against Manchester City on Wednesday. Dutchman Arjen Robben is doubtful after missing training on Sunday with a knee problem and fellow winger Franck Ribery made his season debut on Saturday, coming on as a substitute and scoring in the […]

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City stunned as Diouf gives Stoke shock win

City stunned as Diouf gives Stoke shock win

MANCHESTER – Manchester City crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against Stoke as Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf stunned the Premier League champions on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini’s team were beaten on home turf for the first time in the league since February thanks to Diouf’s fine solo run and a poor piece of goalkeeping from […]

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Man City sink Liverpool

Man City sink Liverpool

LIVERPOOL – Stevan Jovetic scored twice as champions Manchester City beat last season’s runners-up Liverpool 3-1 on Monday in the first major showdown of the new Premier League campaign. Mario Balotelli was in the stands to watch new employers Liverpool take on former club City after completing his £16 million move to Anfield from AC […]

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Pellegrini wary of Manchester City second-season collapse

Pellegrini wary of Manchester City second-season collapse

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another ‘disaster’ the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday’s opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini, but were off the pace during their defence […]

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Nasri confirms France retirement

Nasri confirms France retirement

LONDON – Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has confirmed his retirement from international football with France. The 27-year-old dropped a strong hint last week that he had decided to cut short his chequered international career, having been omitted from the France squad that went to the World Cup by coach Didier Deschamps. “I will only […]

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Nasri drops France retirement hint

Nasri drops France retirement hint

London – Manchester City’s France midfielder Samir Nasri on Monday indicated that he has decided to quit international football. The 27-year-old has endured a fractious relationship with his national team and was left out of the squad for this year’s World Cup in Brazil by France coach Didier Deschamps. “I’ve made the decision. I made […]

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