08/08/2020 - Football News Headlines From UK & Europe (now includes The Athletic)

Daily headlines from UK & European media outlets with The Athletic added, following the Football Index Media Review.

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Media Review 2020: https://www.indexnotes.co.uk/media-review-2020

Full description of sample study and indicative points allocation here.

The Athletic

Raphael Varane 20pts

Jadon Sancho 40pts

Chris Basham 80pts

Surname Only

Ronaldo 60pts

Gosens -40pts

Ronaldo will not be happy. He knows his window of opportunity is closing posted 8h ago by James Horncastle via Premier League – The Athletic Gosens: ‘Tactical stuff really is the worst. But with Gasperini you know it works’ posted 8h ago by Raphael Honigstein via Serie A – The Athletic Raphael Varane will come back from Etihad nightmare, but will this Real Madrid? posted 10h ago by Dermot Corrigan via La Liga – The Athletic How Manchester United plan to use Jadon Sancho posted 14h ago by Laurie Whitwell via Premier League – The Athletic Why ball retention matters posted 14h ago by Tom Worville via Premier League – The Athletic Ten years since O’Neill quit, can Villa rise again after a decade of misery? posted 14h ago by Gregg Evans via Premier League – The Athletic Gosens: ‘Tactical stuff really is the worst. But with Gasperini you know it works’ posted 14h ago by Raphael Honigstein via Premier League – The Athletic The Premier League 60: No 48, Robert Pires posted 14h ago by Michael Cox via Premier League – The Athletic ‘I love when people say “The Chris Basham role”. I never thought I’d hear that!’ posted 14h ago by Richard Sutcliffe via Premier League – The Athletic Gosens: ‘Tactical stuff really is the worst. But with Gasperini you know it works’ posted 14h ago by Raphael Honigstein via Bundesliga – The Athletic


Kevin Malcuit 60pts

Keita Balde 20pts

Anthony Lopes 20pts

Weston McKennie 20pts

Billal Brahimi 20pts

Max Gradel 20pts

Presidents Podcast #8 | Ravy Truchot, CEO – Strive Football Group getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

AS Monaco are in talks to sign Weston McKennie from Schalke getfootballnewsfrance.com●11h

Lyon make contact for 17-year-old winger Filip Stevanović getfootballnewsfrance.com●11h

Official | Reims send attacker Billal Brahimi on loan to Le Mans getfootballnewsfrance.com●11h

Marseille have considered a move for Max-Alain Gradel getfootballnewsfrance.com●12h

Lille handed FFP restrictions by UEFA getfootballnewsfrance.com●12h

Kévin Malcuit still hoping for a France career getfootballnewsfrance.com●2h

Valencia are in talks to sign Keita Baldé from AS Monaco getfootballnewsfrance.com●2h

Exclusive | Parma interested in Félix Eboa-Eboa getfootballnewsfrance.com●6h

Official | Rennes sell midfielder Denis-Will Poha to Vitoria S.C. getfootballnewsfrance.com●6h

Marseille make request to local authorities to have 20,000 fans in the Vélodrome for season opener getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h

Aliou Traoré: “I think I am ready for professional football.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h

PODCAST | The Get French Football News Show – Episode 213 getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h

Official | Toulouse sign Branco van den Boomen from De Graafschap getfootballnewsfrance.com●8h

Rudi Garcia: “We will continue to be outsiders, that suits us very well.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Lyon SD Juninho: “I think there will be a fair amount of departures.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Anthony Lopes: “The only solution for us to be in the Champions’ League next season is to win this tournament.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●11h


Hannes Wolf 20pts

Kai Havertz 20pts

Kai Havertz 20pts

Kevin Kampl 20pts

Bayern thump Chelsea to seal quarter-finals spot


Official | Stuttgart sign 16-year-old Stoke City attacker Mohamed Sankoh getfootballnewsgermany.com●3h

Köln favourite Marcel Risse free to negotiate with other clubs getfootballnewsgermany.com●3h

Hannes Wolf opens up on his difficult spell at RB Leipzig bulinews.com●5h

Michael Ballack: Frank Lampard would be '100 percent behind' Kai Havertz at Chelsea bulinews.com●7h

Chelsea must meet Bayer Leverkusen’s asking price for Kai Havertz – Rudi Völler getfootballnewsgermany.com●7h

Kevin Kampl reveals admiration for Zinedine Zidane bulinews.com●10h


Andrea Pirlo appointed as new Juventus coach | Forza Italian Football


Andrea Pirlo set to be announced as Juventus manager - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●1h

FEATURE | Serie A Season Review #3: Hellas Verona - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●4h

Director Fabio Paratici in the firing line as Andrea Agnelli looks to overhaul Juventus after Sarri sacking - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●6h

Simone Inzaghi the favourite to replace Sarri as Juventus begin search for new coach - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●6h

Reports indicate Maurizio Sarri has been sacked by Juventus, announcement expected this afternoon - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●7h


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Varane -20pts

Ramos -20pts

Coutinho 40pts

Luis Suarez 80pts

Thomas Lemar 20pts

Lionel Messi 20pts

Clement Lenglet 20pts

Sergio Ramos 20pts

Javi Gracia's first task at Valencia: Improve the dressing room atmosphere marca.com●9h

Zinedine Zidane to focus on Real Madrid attacking signings ahead of 2020-21 campaign - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Quique Setien hails Barcelona's resolve in Napoli Champions League win - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Luis Suarez relishing Bayern Munich Champions League challenge - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Barcelona seal 13th consecutive Champions League quarter final spot with 3-1 Napoli win - Football Espana football-espana.net●12h

Everton linked with Atletico Madrid star Thomas Lemar - Football Espana football-espana.net●12h

(Video) Lionel Messi WONDER goal puts Barcelona 2-0 in front against Napoli - Football Espana football-espana.net●13h

(Video) Clement Lenglet heads Barcelona in front against Napoli - Football Espana football-espana.net●14h

Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid's elimination leaves us with a bittersweet aftertaste marca.com●15h

Atletico Madrid are keeping calm in training marca.com●5h

The reactions to Varane's second error: Ramos' face says it all marca.com●9h

Vinicius doesn't understand why he didn't play... and PSG are lurking marca.com●10h

What did Zidane and Guardiola talk about after the match? marca.com●10h

Friday's transfer round-up: Coutinho heading to England, Robinho now a free agent... marca.com●20h


Lionel Messi scales heights to sink Napoli and book Barcelona's passage theguardian.com●12h

Lewandowski leads Bayern Munich masterclass in hammering of Chelsea theguardian.com●12h

Juventus appoint Andrea Pirlo manager following Maurizio Sarri's sacking theguardian.com●14h

Lionel Messi produces yet more magic and inspires Barcelona to victory over Napoli telegraph.co.uk●15h

Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City to employ World Cup mentality in bid for Champions League glory telegraph.co.uk●15h

Uefa tried to ban Manchester City, now glory in Europe's premier competition is in their sights telegraph.co.uk●15h

Kemar Roofe: I know second is nowhere for Rangers telegraph.co.uk●15h

MLS to resume season in home stadiums, some with fans in attendance theguardian.com●2h

Footballers face 12-match bans for making racist comments in private messages telegraph.co.uk●3h

Andrea Pirlo named new Juventus manager after Maurizio Sarri sacking telegraph.co.uk●4h

Mike McGrath's transfer notebook: Liverpool monitoring Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas telegraph.co.uk●5h

'I’m my own person': Tindall replaces Howe as Bournemouth manager theguardian.com●5h

Juventus to 'evaluate everything' after Champions League exit to Lyon theguardian.com●6h

France's Champions League hopes suddenly brighten after Lyon join PSG | Paul Doyle theguardian.com●7h

Manchester City dominated Real Madrid but profligacy will concern Guardiola | Jonathan Wilson theguardian.com●8h

'It’s a win-win situation': Robin van Persie rejoins Feyenoord as coach theguardian.com●8h

Ellen Fokkema breaks Dutch age barrier to play football against men theguardian.com●9h

Why north-east is up in arms at collapse of Saudi Arabia bid to buy Newcastle | David Conn theguardian.com●12h

Aberdeen players apologise for 'error of judgement' after bar visit results in positive Covid tests and match postponement telegraph.co.uk●13h

George Baldock confirms ambition to represent Greece: 'I’d never turn it down' telegraph.co.uk●13h

Is Messi's time at Barcelona coming to an end? bbc.co.uk●13h


Lewandowski not targetting Ronaldo's Champions League record ahead of Barcelona clash | Goal.com goal.com●9h

Barcelona star Messi will need treatment but not in danger for Bayern clash, says Setien | Goal.com goal.com●9h

'He's screwed now!' - Gattuso welcomes former Milan team-mate Pirlo into Juve job | Goal.com goal.com●10h

Man Utd boss Solskjaer claims winning Europa League would be biggest achievement of his career | Goal.com goal.com●10h

PSG star Mbappe nearing unlikely injury return against Atalanta after completing training session | Goal.com goal.com●11h

Barcelona are Champions League outsiders but with Messi they always have a chance | Goal.com goal.com●11h

'VAR is an absolute disgrace' - Referees' calls cause storm in action-packed Barca-Napoli clash goal.com●11h

Chelsea schooled but not embarrassed by brutal Bayern - Football365 football365.com●11h

Chelsea reach several all-time European lows in Bayern thrashing | Goal.com goal.com●12h

Chelsea reach all-time European low in Bayern thrashing | Goal.com goal.com●12h

Lewandowski scores cheeky penalty as Bayern knock Chelsea out of Champions League talksport.com●13h

'VAR is an absolute disgrace' - Referees' calls cause storm in action-packed Barca-Napoli clash | Goal.com goal.com●13h

Barcelona News | Goal.com goal.com●13h

Messi outfoxes five Napoli defenders to score brilliant goal as Barcelona progress talksport.com●13h

When does Champions League 2020-21 start and which teams have qualified for the group stage? goal.com●13h

Rashford reacts to top scorer battle with Martial at Man Utd as Frenchman edges ahead goal.com●13h

‘Lautaro links to Barcelona more media than real life’ – Inter star’s agent quashes transfer talk goal.com●13h

Juventus name Pirlo new head coach hours after sacking Sarri goal.com●13h

‘Real Madrid could send Bale out on loan’ – Sad to see Welshman ‘wasting his time’, says Calderon goal.com●13h

Sancho 'on United WhatsApp group', Lampard on Willian's future, Arsenal's £100m plans talksport.com●1h

Former player Pirlo replaces Sarri as Juventus manager football365.com●1h

Zidane, Inzaghi and Pochettino the leading candidates to replace Sarri at Juventus goal.com●1h

‘Lewandowski not just world's best striker, he’s the best player’ – Bayern striker gets big billing from Matthaus goal.com●1h

‘Man City’s transfer success scares rivals’ – Blues make no apologies for spending big, says Goater goal.com●1h

Leeds set sights on Liverpool and Wales winger Harry Wilson football365.com●1h

Andrea Pirlo appointed new Juventus manager after Maurizio Sarri sacking talksport.com●1h

Juventus name Pirlo new head coach hours after sacking Sarri | Goal.com goal.com●2h

Brighton reject £22m bid from Leeds for defender Ben White football365.com●2h

Tottenham planning remarkable move for Real Madrid outcast Bale football365.com●3h

Sarri sacked, who's next? Juventus make four-man shortlist including Pochettino talksport.com●4h

Borussia Dortmund make last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho away from Man United talksport.com●4h

Arsenal 'agree personal terms' with Coutinho ahead of potential season-long loan talksport.com●4h

Everton preparing £25m deal as Leverkusen winger changes agent football365.com●4h

Man Utd star recounts bizarre bust-up with Ibrahimovic and Mourinho football365.com●4h

Juventus fires Maurizio Sarri. Who will be the team's new coach? sportingnews.com●5h

Varane horror show at Man City won't stain the legacy he has at Real Madrid - Rodrygo goal.com●5h

‘Willian a safer bet for Arsenal than Coutinho’ – Keown not convinced by links to Barcelona outcast goal.com●5h

Juventus sack Sarri following Champions League failure goal.com●5h

'Hazard didn't take move to Madrid seriously & he's paid for it' - Belgian accused of 'downing tools' goal.com●5h

Juventus 'perfect' for Serie A but Champions League is a real 'problem', says Del Piero goal.com●5h

Jones airs Liverpool future hope as he pays tribute to ‘perfect’ Klopp goal.com●5h

Bakayoko planning wage cut to force through Chelsea exit football365.com●5h

Pundit questions 'strange' Zidane, Bale feud after alarming revelation football365.com●5h

Crystal Palace keeper ‘delighted’ with Real Betis interest football365.com●6h

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