Colombia beat Argentina in opening game


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Messi’s national team jinx made its presence felt again.Colombia,who had not beaten Argentina in the last 12 years,did so quite convincingly in the opening game. A 2 – 0 win left Messi still searching for the magic that deserts him every time he plays for his country. Highlights.

Brazil get off to bright start in the Copa America


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The Copa America is usually played the year after the World Cup and this time its being hosted by Brazil.They got off to a brilliant start,beating Bolivia 3 – 0 in their opening game. Argentina lost both the 2015 and 2016 finals on penalties to Chile. So is 2019 going to be the year when […]

Australia pull off brilliant comeback win over Brazil


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Australia surprised everyone and themselves by coming back from being two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2. This remarkeable feat has been achieved only once before in the Women’s World Cup -Sweden in 1995 against Germany — came back from two goals down to win the game. There was another remarkeable stat in the game […]

Women’s World Cup update – kind of


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The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Paris about 7 days ago. Defending champs USA will be trying for a record creating fourth title.Germany,with two wins will in their turn be trying to equal the US record. They beat Spain 1- 0 in their second game having beaten China by a similar margin […]

Ronaldo adds another feather to his cap


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Ronaldo added another feather to his already many feathered cap when Portugal claimed the UEFA Nation’s League Cup. He is also likely to win the award for the best goal of the tournament. The Ballon dOr is also glimmering in the distance once again Highlights

England crash out of Nations League


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The roar of the three lions won’t be heard in the finals of the Nations League against Portugal.England brexited against Holland ,losing the semi final 3 -1 ( the highlight of the game being two injury time howlers that England gifted to the Dutch team)

Ronaldo scores hat trick for Portugal


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One area where Ronaldo has been consistently better than Messi is in when it comes to playing for their respective countries.He scored a hat trick against Switzerland in the Nations League semi final game.The match was marred by a wierd VAR call by the ref.But it was business as usual for CRon Highlights

Ronaldo beats Messi to best Champion’s League goal of the season


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UEFA released their selection of top ten CL goals of the season.Messi’s free kick against Liverpool got second place. Ronaldo’s brilliant on the run volley against Man Utd was picked as best goal of the season. Also present are goals from Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe,Philippe Coutinho.Luis Suarez etc. Watch

Champion’s League video highlights


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Soccer ads we missed


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While we wait for the Champion’s League finals to get underway,here,to while away the time,are some old Soccer Ads that haven’t been posted before on Soccerblog. A couple from Adidas that were released around the World Cup last year. And one from Nike released around August last year.

Zlatan is back


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The mighty Z returned to action after a two game suspension and immediately made his presence felt – scoring one and providing an assist for the other to help LA Galaxy register their first win in Kansas City since 2007. BOOM. Zlatan doubles the lead for the #LAGalaxy! #SKCvLA pic.twitter.com/A8291xY02F — Major League Soccer (@MLS) […]

Chelsea thrash Arsenal in Europa Cup final


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Murizio Sarri secured his first major title for Chelsea. Arsenal were woebegone.Losing 4 – 1 in the final went against the game plan.Petr Cech hangs up his boots on this sad note.Hazard scored his last goals for Chelsea. Arsenal’s hunt for a first European Title in 25 years is not over yet. Highlights

Beckham rolls back the years


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It’s been a while since Beckham featured on Soccerblog.Manchester United Legends played Bayern Munich Legends at Old Trafford last sunday and beat them 5-0 . Sir Alex was watching the proceedings from the stands and Beckham did not disappoint his old boss and mentor. He put a stellar display and also scored this pretty decent […]

Messi leaves Ronaldo behind in the golden boot race


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Messi picked up his 6th “Pichichi” Award for ending the season as the top scoring player in the La Liga.He thus equalled a record held by Telmo Zarra. More on Zarra ( the Messi of his time ) here .. Ronaldo only managed a fourth place in the race for the Golden Boot in the […]

Messi gets the boot – for the 6th time


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Messi picked up Golden Shoe Number #6 for 36 goals for Barcelona this season. That makes it two more boots than C Ron – who has won it four times.( Only) After that there are whole bunch of lesser mortals who have won it two times – Gerd Müller, Dudu Georgescu,Fernando Gomes,Ally McCoist, Mário Jardel,Thierry […]

The effect of Trump’s trade war on the humble football boot


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The humble football boot,despite its servile status,can cost a pretty packet when it happens to be made by Nike,Adidas or one of these. That’s mainly because they are worn and marketed by most big name football players. Cristiano Ronaldo,Kylian Mbappe,Eden Hazard,Leroy Sane, Alisson,Anthony Martial and Neymar all wear the Nike Mercurial and so do about […]

Messi in the EPL


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Messi is top of the charts in 15 categories in the La Liga this season However when that stat list is compared to EPL stats for this season then Messi does not come out on top in all the categories.He is top of the list in 8 categories. So the eternal question is not “Which […]

Bale benched in final fiasco


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Real Madrid’s last game of the season came to a fittingly miserable end on Sunday. They chalked up their 12th La Liga defeat of the year, losing 2-0 to Real Betis at home of all places. Conspicuous by his absence from the side was Gareth Bale. He and Zidane are not exactly the best of […]

Dortmund – so near and yet so far


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Nobody would have thought at the start of the season that just ended that Borussia Dortmund would give Bayern Munich such a close fight for the title. Bayern Munich had to wait for a 5 -1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in their last game to claim the title.Had they lost that game Dortmund,who won their […]

Rooney’s solution to Manchester United’s problems


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Alistair Maclean wrote a book about it – which incidentally was made into a movie in 1973. Kipling wrote a poem about it. And now Rooney has diagnosed it as the key reason why Manchester United players are not doing their best. There is an absence of Fear. Nobody was afraid of Moyes,Van Gaal,Mourinho and […]