Almost 40,000 abusive messages aimed at Premier League players — many of them racist — have been posted online this season, according to the anti-discrimination body "Kick It Out".
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday that injuries to key players had left him with the 'worst possible scenario' ahead of their crunch clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Chelsea may top the Premier League table but Jose Mourinho's side have the unfortunate tag of being the worst-behaved team in the top flight when it comes to respecting officials, according to Football Association Fair Play delegates.
Hopes of a suspenseful conclusion to the Premier League title race rest this weekend on Manchester United, who take their six-game winning streak to champions-elect Chelsea on Saturday
Goal-scorer Ricardo Quaresma hailed Porto's shock 3-1 quarter-final, first-leg, win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday as a night to remember to leave them on the verge of the semi-finals.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted he could scarcely have hoped for a better performance after his side blew away Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
After two years of disappointment following the retirement of manager Alex Ferguson, United have beaten arch-rivals Liverpool and champions Manchester City in a run of six successive victories which have lifted them to third in the Premier League.
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will fight it out for a place in the Champions League semi-finals next week after the two couldn't be separated in a feisty 0-0 first-leg draw at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, leaving the tie on a knife-edge.
Last season’s Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid meet for the seventh time this season in Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg, with revenge in mind for both.
PSG and Barcelona lost in the quarterfinals last season. Advancing this time will turn the victor into the team to avoid in the April 24 semifinal draw and a possible favorite for victory in the June 6 final in Berlin.
Manchester United dealt Manchester City's Champions League qualification hopes another blow by storming back from behind to trounce their derby rivals 4-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Barcelona gave Real Madrid new hope in the Spanish league title race by stumbling to a draw despite spectacular goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar. Arsenal kept alive their title chance in the Premier League but still need Chelsea to stumble.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 300th Real Madrid goal as the European champions remained four points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.
Philippe Coutinho produced a moment of magic to earn Liverpool a much-needed 1-0 victory at second-tier Blackburn Rovers in their FA Cup quarterfinal replay on Wednesday.