By Sean Goff | Sports Reporter Barcelona will have to do without the services of Carlos Puyol on Sunday night against Real Madrid after the 34-year-old dislocated his elbow away to Benfica in the Champions League midweek. With Gerard Pique also likely to be an absentee it’s a further blow for the Catalans who are trading as […]
Here’s an animated GIF of one contender for Champions League goal of the season. Our #gifoftheday sees Karim Benzema score a lethal scissors-kick against Ajax last night in the 4-1 win.
So, you reckon you’ve seen something pretty similar to Victor Valdés gaffe last week against Real Madrid which gifted Ángel Di Maria a goal and set up Wednesday night’s Spanish Super Cup decider just nicely at 3-2 to Barça? Well you are on the money. The Catalan keeper did something even more calamitous last December […]
Spain v France, Saturday 7.45pm RTE2 & ITV1 The lowdown… Spain are the defending champions, reigning World Cup champions and duly started the tournament as the favourites. Vincente Del Bosque’s team qualified as winners of Group C with two wins and a draw but have only looked impressive against Ireland. Which Croatia had already proved […]
By Sean Goff Group D betting preview: The Ukraine v France Friday, 5pm, (ITV1 and UTV) The lowdown The Ukraine soaked up a lot of Swedish pressure and hit them on the break for a famous 2-1 win in their Group D opener while France were comfortable if not very exciting in their 1-1 draw […]
Robert Lewandowski could be the star of the show for Poland in the Euros. I’ve already said his country have an outside shot. And in the 23-year-old Lewandowski they have a striker who’s at the top of his game. He’s 20/1 to be top goalscorer in the Euros at the moment, and 13/8 to score […]
Robbie Fowler has joined the Paddy Power Blog as our official Euro 2012 pundit and you can catch up with all his opinions throughout the tournament. Today he gives us his views on former Liverpool team-mate Stevie G, France’s in-form striker Karim Benzema and England’s base camp in Krakow. Stevie G-enius… With Steven, you look […]