An Ode to a Myth

A man who not just single-handedly ran past almost the entirety of the English team, but also managed to wipe away almost everything and everyone who was involved in the 1986 Mexico World Cup and to carve out an illusion of memory - The Maradona’s World Cup.

Ozil axed from Arsenal’s Premier League Squad

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s Premier League squad along with Greek defender Sokratis. The 25-man squad may only contain 17 ‘non locally trained players’ and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has opted to cut the club’s highest paid player, who is yet to play a single minute since football restarted in June. Given the German has not played a single minute since football’s restart in June following the coronavirus enforced suspension, it was widely anticipated to see him axed from the squad. The German is the…

Spain suffer first defeat in two years as Germany held by Switzerland

Ukraine inflicted Spain their first defeat in nearly two years as the 2010 world champions rued a host of missed chances in a Group 4 match in the UEFA Nations League. Leeds striker Rodrigo spurned two headed chances as Ukraine goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan continually frustrated the former world champions in the stadium where they won Euro 2012. Spain had 21 shots in total, but Ukraine needed just one to score in Kyiv. Midfielder Viktor Tsygankov scored the winning goal for his country in the 76th-minute of the match…

Arsenal fans launch petition campaign to bring back Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil's forced disappearance from football has forced Arsenal fans to start an online petition campaign to bring back him to the club's first team squad. A group of supporters who call themselves as concerned Arsenal fans have taken to the popular campaign website change.org to demand the English club include the German in the Premier League and Europa League squad. The petition addressed to the Arsenal Football Club, manager Mikel Arteta and others in the club hierarchy share their disappointment and concerns…

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced. The 35-year-old is "doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation", the FPF said in a statement. Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday. The remainder of Fernando Santos' Portugal squad have tested negative for Covid-19 and are available for selection. Portugal played out a 0-0 draw with France in Paris on Sunday and are top of the group, level…

Giroud overtakes Platini as France’s second highest goalscorer

Olivier Giroud became France's second-highest goalscorer of all time - surpassing Michel Platini - in a friendly hammering of Ukraine. The Chelsea forward scored a brace in the first half to take his tally to 42 on his 100th international appearance, nine adrift of Thierry Henry's record. Teenager Eduardo Camavinga, 17, netted the opener on his full debut to become France's second-youngest scorer. Corentin Tolisso, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann all found the net. Didier Deschamps' side also…

Mesut Ozil Offers to Pay the Salary of Unwanted Arsenal Mascot Gunnersaurus

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the salary of Jerry Quy, the man who plays the role of club mascot Gunnersaurus. On Monday, the Gunners announced that Quy, who has been part of the matchday experience at Arsenal for 27 years, was redundended due to the economic impact of the coronavirus. “I was so sad that Jerry Quy, aka our famous and loyal mascot Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club, was being made redundant after 27 years,” said the 31-year-old German in a post on Twitter. “As such,…

Cavani joins Man Utd on one year deal

Manchester United have announced the signing of Edinson Cavani for one year on a free transfer. PSG's all time top scorer left the club at the end of June after goin down on perking order under new manger Thomas Tuchel. https://twitter.com/ManUtd/status/1313221775786995714?s=20 Cavani has scored 341 goals in 556 club matches, including a record 200 in 301 appearances for the French champions. He also has 50 goals in 116 Uruguay games. Now there is a chance that his first game on Red Devils shirt may come…

Arsenal sign Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid

Arsenal have completed the signing of Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey in a sensational transfer deadline day swoop. Mikel Arteta's North London side have been linked with Partey throughout the summer along with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar who dismissed any move as deadline loomed large. However, the Gunners were busy on yet another transfer deadline day as they opted to pay Partey’s €50m release clause.  https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/1313241301148749824?s=20 Partey has become the club’s…

Lewandowski hits four as Bayern edge Hertha BSC in 4-3 thriller

Roberto Lewandowski scored four times as Bayern Munich survived a huge scare to beat Hertha Berlin 4-3 in the German Bundesliga. Bayern dominated the early stages of the pulsating match and looked to go ahead through Thomas Müller whose header was correctly ruled out for offside. https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/1312817717846650881?s=19 But the European champions broke the deadlock just four minutes later through Lewandowski's comfortable finish from close range. The Polish striker then added