There’s no such thing as a friendly between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Every Superclásico is an opportunity for the bitter crosstown rivals to humiliate the other, and yesterday’s match was no different. Boca had three players sent off with direct red cards, and River lost two.
The commentators say all that needs to be said about the increasingly gross camera angles showing Carlos Tévez giving Ezequiel Ham a new joint in the middle of his shin: “Ai ai ai ai ai ai ai. ... Ooooo, no no no no no no no! ... AHHHHH!”
If the European Cup is worth its weight in silver and prestige, Barcelona should win it this year. That is to say, if the major competitions in this sport are designed to throw the best clubs in Europe into the most demanding possible gauntlet and, in the end, reward the one that’s proved its superiority, then a year…
Every once in awhile you see an indirect free kick—meaning a goal can only be scored if it touches one other player first—awarded only a few yards away from the goal. In this case, the referee judged that the Empoli goalkeeper picked the ball up after it was deliberately passed back to him by a teammate.
Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are playing today, right now. A few minutes ago, they kicked off. Then two minutes passed. Then Juventus's Carlos Tevez got the ball. Then he blew up Germany's hopes, and also Germany. No more high-quality vehicles for anyone. Because there's no more Germany. Germany's gone.
Manchester City star and Argentina international Carlos Tevez was arrested for "driving while disqualified," which is British for driving with a suspended license. In January, Tevez was banned from driving for six months, a punishment for two speeding incidents in his Hummer last year. Last night, he was pulled over…
After a miracle at Etihad, two goals in stoppage time, gave City its first title since 1968, the team today celebrated with a parade. The trophy was carried through the streets of Manchester on an open-top bus, attended by delirious fans and at least one jubilant forward who does not forgive or forget.
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With a goal that delivered a mighty challenge to the soccer power structure in Manchester, Samir Nasri put City up 2-1 on Chelsea and helped produce a win that brought the squad a single point behind Manchester United at the top of the Barclays Premier League standings.
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"An effigy of Carlos Tevez has been set alight near Manchester City's stadium - as the backlash against the want-away footballer continues. The dummy, hanging by a noose from a bridge over a canal near the Etihad Stadium, was torched to chants of "Tevez out". The doll went up in flames before burning out and falling…
Said Manchester City Coach Roberto Mancini after former team captain Carlos Tevez opted against heading into today's UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich, "For me, he's finished. I cannot go on with him. If I decide these things then he's finished. I have helped him and now he's refused to play. At…
I shudder to even post this, as the nil-nil Man U vs. Man City match from earlier in the week should produce triple-digit variations of the "Me hate soccer; they no score a lot" line.
Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi have promised to offer swaggering Mancunians Noel and Liam Gallagher a blank cheque to reform Oasis, if Argentina win the World Cup this year.
In political terms, the world of football closest in type to classic socialism. Everyone wears the same outfit, united in the one common goal, and no man is bigger than the club.