Three years after going bankrupt Parma returned to winning ways in Seri A with a shock 1-0 win over Internazionale at San Siro thanks to a spectacular strike from Federico Dimarco, who is on loan from the Milan club.
Midway through the afternoon Unai Emery was quite possibly bracing himself for the sort of uncomfortable post-match scrutiny with which Arsène Wenger eventually became so wearily familiar. Emery’s Arsenal ended the first half seemingly barely able to string two passes together and apparently struggling to grasp their new instructions to advance with intricacy right from
By the time Willian bent his magnificent shot high to Neil Etheridge’s left, it had all started to feel straightforward for Chelsea. At first glance, they had done a fine job of undermining Maurizio Sarri’s pleas for patience once again. Eden Hazard had scored an irrepressible hat-trick, the sun was shining on Stamford Bridge and
John Terry is set to complete a surprise move to Spartak Moscow after reportedly accepting a two-year deal with the Russian side. The former Chelsea and England captain had been without a club since his contract with Aston Villa expired at the end of last season.
Some of Europe’s highest-profile club coaches, including José Mourinho, have called upon Uefa to review the use of the away goals rule in continental competitions because scoring away from home is not as difficult as it used to be.