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Archives: sporting lisbon

Manchester United Still Waiting For Marcos Rojo To Secure A Work Permit

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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A little more than a week ago, Manchester United confirmed the £16 million transfer of Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo. Shortly after the Argentina international was announced as a member of the twenty-time champions of England, United manager Louis van Gaal … Continue reading

Manchester United Confirms £16m Signing of Marcos Rojo, While Nani Joins Sporting On Loan

Posted on by Jord Willis
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Manchester United has confirmed that Sporting and Argentina left back Marcos Rojo has signed for the club, for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million. Luis Nani has been sent the other way on a season long … Continue reading

Marcos Rojo Finalizing Move To Man United; Nani Goes The Opposite Way, Say Reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Argentina's Marcos Rojo celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre

Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo is on his way to Manchester United in a £16million move, according to reports emanating from Argentina. The deal will see Portuguese international Nani move in the opposite direction. Rojo will be in England tomorrow night … Continue reading

Sporting Lisbon Claim Officials ‘Representing’ Manchester United Attempted Negotiations

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Marcos Rojo transfer saga has had its share of twists and turns since it was first reported two days ago that Manchester United had tabled a £16million bid for the Sporting Lisbon defender. There were early concerns regarding the potential … Continue reading

Sporting Lisbon Disciplines Marcos Rojo For Yesterday’s Failure To Train

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Sporting Lisbon has ‘sanctioned’ Manchester United target Marcos Rojo for his refusal to train and amid reports that the player handed in a transfer request yesterday. On Tuesday, the Portuguese newspaper O’ Jogo broke a story saying United had tabled a … Continue reading

Manchester United Tables £16million Bid For Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Rojo, Say Reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United has tabled a £16 million bid for Sporting Lisbon defender, Marcos Rojo, according to reports in Portugal and England. The Argentina international was a key contributor during his country’s World Cup run that ended with a defeat in the … Continue reading

Sporting Lisbon Sign Teenager Ryan Gauld, the Scottish Messi

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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In 2012, Dundee United footballer Ryan Gauld made his full league debut at the tender age of 16.  He struck his first senior goal against St Johnstone a year later in April 2013.  In the 2013-2014 season, he scored eight … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

A Sporting Chance to Win Group C

Posted on by Mike

What do Werder Bremen, Villareal, Atletico Madrid, Panathinaikos, PSV Eindhoven, Marseille, Dynamo Kyiv, Celtic and Fenerbahce have in common (hint: the answer is not “They’re all in the Champions League group stage which starts today”)? Give up? Well, all of … Continue reading

Champions League Group C Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

FC Basel 1893 How They Got Here:Basel beat Vitoria de Guimaraes (also known as Vitoria SC) 2-1 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. Basel won the Swiss League last season. Star Performer: MF Benjamin Huggel. An experienced member … Continue reading

UEFA Cup All-Star XI

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With the final upon us, I decided to name an all-star XI from this season’s UEFA Cup competition. I will name a Champions League all-star XI on the eve of that final. So, here are my picks: GK – Sébastien … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Final: Zenit v Rangers Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today’s the big day out for FC Zenit St Petersburg and Rangers FC as they will contest the UEFA Cup final in the City of Manchester Stadium. Rangers, whose European campaign began back on 31 July in the Champions League … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Semi-Finals Set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Luca Toni continued to justify his massive transfer fee as his brace in extra-time rescued FC Bayern München’s UEFA Cup campaign from being derailed by Spanish club Getafe on Thursday. His 120th minute header allowed Bayern to steal the tie … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter-Final Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Benfica’s struggles continued as they failed to make any impression in Spain, as Getafe progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) win thanks to Albin’s gorgeous lob. Getafe’s reward is a quarter-final matchup against … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though … Continue reading