UEFA champions league: Team of the week

The team is made up of the highest-scoring players this week in the official UEFA Champions League Fantasy game, presented by PlayStation. Goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi (Leipzig) – 7 points Defenders Hans Hateboer (Atalanta) – 15 points Konrad Laimer (Leipzig) - 9 points Felipe (Atlético) – 9 points Renan Lodi (Atlético) – 9 points Midfielders Josip Iličić (Atalanta) - 9 points Remo Freuler (Atalanta) – 10 points Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético) - 9 points Mario Pašalić (Atalanta) - 9 points Denis Cheryshev (Valencia) – 7 points Forwards Erling Braut Haaland (Dortmund) – 11 points The following criteria is used to separate players tied on matchweek points: i) fewer minutes played that matchweek; ii) total points; iii) lower value.

Confusion raised as Barcelona’s twitter account hijacked by hackers

Barcelona fans were left confused after the club's official Twitter page was hacked The hackers, who referred themselves as "OurMine", made a claim that Barcelona would resign Neyma The hackers later went to hack Olympics's Twitter account after creating unrest scene for Barcelona's over 31 million followers Barcelona's official Twitter account was hacked on Saturday, February 15, by a group of hackers who called themselves 'OurMine', and the situation left everybody confused after various false tweets emerged from the tampered account. As a top club in Europea with a recent history of success in modern football, Barcelona's security was put into test when the hackers took over the club's Twitter page. Over 31 million followers of the club on the micro-blogging platform were thrown into

Reasons for banning one of the EPL giant from Champions League by UEFA

Manchester City have been banned from Champions League for the next two seasons by UEFA The English champions were also slammed with a heavy fine standing on a mouth-watering figure of €30 million City were found of breaking the UEFA's financial fair play rule by inflating their revenue to mislead the governing bod. Premier League giants, Manchester City, have been banned from playing in two consecutive Champions League seasons by the football governing body in Europe UEFA. The English champions were also slammed with a staggering €30 million fine after they were found guilty of breaking financial fair play rules. The Citizens got into the hook of Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) following a discovery that it misled UEFA by increasing its sponsorship revenues when

Football gists: 5 most discussed points in European football table

Erling Braut Haaland and Romelu Lukaku were again among the goals, while Kylian Mbappe and Neymar left their coach irritated and it was another fascinating weekend in Spain. Supersport.com looks back at some of the main talking points from around Europe: ALL TO PLAY FOR IN LA LIGA Real Madrid and Barcelona may have pulled away as La Liga's title contenders this season but the division's key battlegrounds remain remarkably close. Three points separate first and second after Madrid and Barca beat Atletico Madrid and Levante respectively. Getafe and Sevilla are level on points in third and fourth. Valencia, the next closest challenger for the last Champions League spot, are only two points back while Atletico are one further point behind in sixth. At the bottom,

Mourinho: Tottenham not keen to sign Giroud as 2020 transfer option

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has conceded it will not be easy to compete on domestic and European fronts without a regular striker but said the club will not look to spend big on a forward to meet short-term objectives.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has conceded it will not be easy to compete on domestic and European fronts without a regular striker but said the club will not look to spend big on a forward to meet short-term objectives. With Harry Kane sidelined until April, Spurs have been linked with a number of goalscorers in the January window, including Chelsea's Olivier Giroud, Real Sociedad's Willian Jose and Krzysztof Piatek - who has secured a move to Hertha Berlin. Although he would have preferred to add another striker, Mourinho claimed he was "happy" with Spurs' transfer business in January. "I cannot hide," Mourinho told reporters on Friday. "If I say it's easy to play three competitions without a striker, I'm going to lie. I

Mikel Arteta is happy with Arsenal Transfer deals

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal have emerged stronger from the January transfer window after landing two new signings and keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal have emerged stronger from the January transfer window after landing two new signings and keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arteta has bolstered his creaky defence by adding Flamengo's Pablo Mari and Southampton's Cedric Soares this week. Just as significantly, the Arsenal manager held on to Gabon forward Aubameyang despite reported interest from Barcelona, while Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka decided to stay after initially looking set to leave following his clash with fans. "I am happy for two reasons," Arteta told reporters on Friday. "We believed we could strengthen the team a little bit in some areas with the financial situation we have, but as well four weeks ago I was very concerned with some of the departures and we have been

Pep Guardiola roams up Jose Mourinho ahead of Spurs vs Man City clash

Guardiola says his great rival Jose Mourinho should not be judged solely on his recent record as the two managers prepare to go head-to-head again on Sunday.

Guardiola says his great rival Jose Mourinho should not be judged solely on his recent record as the two managers prepare to go head-to-head again on Sunday. Spurs have taken 20 points from 12 Premier League games since Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino and remain six points off fourth-placed Chelsea. The Portuguese joined Spurs a year after he was sacked by Manchester United following a period of dressing room unrest and poor results as Guardiola's City became the dominant side in England. Mourinho and Guardiola meet for the 23rd time this weekend as City travel to Tottenham and the Catalan said he respected his rival's record during a long career in the dugout. "The value of Jose, a manager with a lot

Transfer News: Lampard is yet to sign any star for Champions league fights

Chelsea remain firmly in the fight for a top-four finish this season and are in the latter stages of the Champions League but new signings are yet to be seen.

Chelsea remain firmly in the fight for a top-four finish this season and are in the latter stages of the Champions League but new signings are yet to be seen. Frank Lampard was restricted upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge due to the FIFA-imposed transfer ban but that was lifted for the New Year - although new arrivals are yet to be made. The legendary midfielder is pushing for his first Blues signing before the transfer window closes on Friday evening though, with contact made with Napoli regarding Dries Mertens. The Belgium international is among the many forwards that have been linked with a move to West London this month, following on from the likes of Edinson Cavani, Krzysztof Piątek and Moussa Dembele. On

Victor Moses moves to Inter Milan from Chelsea on loan bases

Victor Moses has officially joined Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea as the Nerazzurri finally make the announcement The ex-Nigerian international has had loan spells with Liverpool, West Ham, West Brom, Stoke City and Fenerbache The 29-year-old flourished under Antonio Conte during his short spell at Stamford Bridge winning the Premier League and the FA Cup It is understood the former England U19 international was signed on loan with a view of getting a permanent deal at the end of the season Victor Moses has finally completed his long speculated loan move to Inter Milan after days of speculation. The former Nigerian international had completed his medical a few days ago but the Nerazzurri were yet to make his signing official. Former Manchester United striker

“Lionel Messi exit from Camp Nou is possible” says Javier Mascherano

Lionel Messi's future with Barcelona will be decided by factors that cannot be influenced according to Javier Mascherano The Argentine is on the twilight of his career and there is panic at Camp Nou over contract extension Messi's ex-teammate Mascherano insisted the Argentine's Camp Nou exit is possible Lionel Messi's future with Barcelona seems to be diving into an ending note after his former teammate Javier Mascherano insisted the Argentine's Camp Nou exit is possible as some factors may demand with time. Messi is moving toward the twilight of his career having spent all his entire football journey with the Spanish side since making his senior team debut over a decade ago, and his first goal coming against Albacete in 2004/05