Ozil could return to Premier League thanks to Newcastle

Mesut Ozil's time at Fenerbahce is not going as well as he hoped. After being on the bench for several encounters, the German international is looking for pastures new. Newcastle are reportedly thinking of signing the midfielder in what would be his return to England. Mesut Ozil's adventure in Turkey...
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Besiktas vs Galatasaray Preview & Prediction

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!. When is Besiktas vs Galatasaray taking place? Besiktas vs Galatasaray will take place on Monday 25th October, 2021 at 18:00 (UK) Where is Besiktas vs...
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The wisdom in football

Nobody understands football – we’re just pretending. It took me almost a lifetime to come to this staggering realization, but better late than never. Take that memorable Ajax match against Borussia Dortmund. How many so-called connoisseurs had previously suspected that Ajax would win with such a difference in quality and such figures (4-0)? No one.
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Everton tipped for surprise swap deal to lure Alexis Sánchez back to Premier League

Ambitious Everton are considering an unlikely source for reinforcement during the difficult January transfer window for Inter Milan’s Alexis Sánchez. In the wake of injury concerns that have hit the Everton forward line due to issues surrounding both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison this season, Toffees boss Rafa Benítez and the club’s hierarchy are said to be considering a raid on Inter for the Chilean star.

Top 10: African strikers who outscored Drogba in a single Prem season

Goal rank the Top 10 African stars who netted more than the Chelsea star in a single Premier League season. Another striker who would also play at Stamford Bridge, Ba was Africa’s third highest score in the 2011-12 season when he bagged 16 for Newcastle across the campaign, having previously impressed for West Ham.

Rockets' Turkish rookie Alperen Sengun makes NBA debut against Timberwolves

Turkish center Alperen Sengun made his NBA debut in the Houston Rockets' 124-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves late Wednesday. Rockets' rookie Sengun came off the bench to produce 11 points and six rebounds, but his team lost the season opener at the Target Center. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves...

⚽ Champions League top scoreres: Salah & Lewandowski join Haller at the top

Ajax's Sebastien Haller currently leads the Champions League top scorers list with six strikes from the opening three rounds of matches. The Ivory Coast international scored four in matchday one and added another as they won 2-0 against Besiktas on matchday two. He scored his sixth of the season on...

UEFA Champions League 2021/22: Why Ajax were able to dominate Dortmund in four goal thrashing – tactical analysis

On Tuesday evening in the Champions League, Ajax took on Borussia Dortmund in a group game. At the time of the game, both teams had 100% records having both beaten Besiktas and Sporting. Whilst Ajax enjoyed the home advantage it was surprising to see them come away with such an emphatic win and statement as they put four past Borussia Dortmund, with no reply from the visitors. This tactical analysis will break down the tactics used by Ajax to beat Dortmund so comprehensively on the evening. This analysis will also highlight some of Dortmund’s own failings.

The Champions League's best ever free-kick? Hugo Almeida for Porto vs Inter Milan

Hugo Almeida was a pretty decent striker in his prime. The 37-year-old is best remembered for his stints at Werder Bremen and Besiktas, where he scored goals aplenty. Almeida also played 57 games for Portugal's national team and in that time, the giant striker rippled the back of the net on 19 occasions.

Champions League: The state of play

Manchester United’s rollercoaster 3-2 victory over Atalanta on Wednesday means we now sit top of Group F at the halfway point of the first stage of this season’s competition. In the other game in the pool, Villarreal convincingly beat Young Boys 4-1 in Switzerland to leap above the Italians into the second qualification spot.

The Daily Bee: The Other, Non-Awful Champions League Matches

Good morning, Fear the Wall. I hope you all have a wonderful day. In all seriousness, if there’s one thing that makes me feel even slightly better about BVB’s horrific defeat at the hands of Ajax yesterday, it’s that RB Leipzig fans suffered what was probably an even more heartbreaking loss against Paris Saint-Germain. Despite leading the French giants 2-1 with 30 minutes remaining, quickly relinquished their lead to a pair of goals by none other than Lionel Messi. Also, Mbappé missed a penalty.

MLS products who have scored in the UEFA Champions League

When Besiktas striker Cyle Larin bagged a temporary equalizer during the first half of a 4-1 loss to UEFA Champions League Group C visitors Sporting CP on Tuesday, the former Orlando City SC man joined a very select club of MLS products that have scored in the glamorous tournament. With...

Sporting and Porto roar back into contention for Champions League qualification

A highly satisfying night for Portuguese clubs in the Champions League on Tuesday saw Sporting win 4-1 against Besiktas in Istanbul – the Lisbon club’s first win in Turkey – and Porto completely outplay AC Milan at the Estádio do Dragão for a 1-0 victory that did not reflect the dominance of the Dragons.