Monthly Archives: November 2009

Drogba: Blues have title edge

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba reckons the Blues now have the mental edge over their rivals in the race for the Premier League title. The Blues restored their advantage over Manchester United to five points with an impressive 3-0 win at Arsenal, which leaves the Gunners some 11 points off the pace, albeit having played a…

Ronaldo diving pleas annoy Iniesta

Andes Iniesta was left incensed after Cristiano Ronaldo told him to stop diving during Barcelona’s win over rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico. The midfielder fell to the ground rather easily twice in the first half with the second time meriting a response from the former Manchester United winger. However, Iniesta questioned whether the 24-year-old…

Abidal hails sparkling Barcelona show

Barcelona full-back Eric Abidal claimed the impressive 2-0 Champions League win over Inter Milan was the team’s best performance of the season. Barca were facing possible elimination heading into Tuesday night’s fixtures, where a home defeat to Group F leaders Inter combined with a Rubin Kazan victory over Dynamo Kiev in the evening’s earlier match…

Ireland Coach Accepts Fate

Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni concedes it will be “impossible” to replay his side’s World Cup play-off with France but the FAI is holding out hope after requesting the FIFA replay the match. Ireland’s World Cup dreams ended in controversial circumstances after Thierry Henry handled the ball twice in the build-up to William Gallas’…