12/08/2020 - 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

Surname Only

Pulisic 20pts

Mount 20pts

The Premier League 60: No 41, Jamie Vardy posted 3h ago by Stuart James via Premier League – The Athletic Gasperini’s journey: from busting Maradona’s lip to finding peace in Bergamo posted 14h ago by James Horncastle via Serie A – The Athletic Pulisic, Mount and Carlton – the story behind this Chelsea picture posted 15h ago by Liam Twomey via Premier League – The Athletic Life without Rhys – Steve Jones on the tragedy and legacy of his son posted 15h ago by Greg O'Keeffe via Premier League – The Athletic Gasperini’s journey: from busting Maradona’s lip to finding peace in Bergamo posted 15h ago by James Horncastle via Premier League – The Athletic ‘A football revolution’ – Bielsa is making Leeds compulsive viewing in Argentina posted 15h ago by Phil Hay via Premier League – The Athletic The Premier League 60: No 42, Robbie Fowler posted 15h ago by Oliver Kay via Premier League – The Athletic


Karl Toko Ekambi 20pts

Nabil Alioui 20pts

Baptiste Santamaria -60pts

Nayef Aguerd 20pts

Tiemoue Bakayoko 20pts

Ander Herrera 120pts

Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting 20pts

Kylian Mbappe 20pts

Single Name Only

Neymar 20pts

PODCAST | The Get French Football News Show – Episode 214 getfootballnewsfrance.com●7h

Thomas Tuchel: “I was scared in the final 20 minutes about our fitness.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●8h

Ander Herrera praises Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting: “He trains everyday like its the last!” getfootballnewsfrance.com●8h

Nasser Al Khelaifi on Neymar & Kylian Mbappé: “They will both stay, they will never leave.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●8h

Neymar: “Atalanta are a great team who played very well throughout the season.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●8h

Karl Toko Ekambi previews Manchester City clash: “Maybe we are fresher, but they maybe have more rhythm.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●5h

Official | Toulouse sign Vakoun Bayo on loan with an option to buy from Celtic getfootballnewsfrance.com●5h

Official | Dijon sign attacking midfielder Alex Dobre from Bournemouth getfootballnewsfrance.com●5h

Official | Nabil Alioui exits AS Monaco for Ligue 2 side Le Havre getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Angers rejected €10m offer from Villarreal for Baptiste Santamaria getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Rennes close to Nayef Aguerd deal getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

AC Milan in talks with Chelsea to re-sign Tiémoué Bakayoko getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Official | Montpellier sign goalkeeper Jonas Omlin from FC Basel getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h


Rick Karsdorp 60pts

Alphonso Davies -20pts

Luca Waldschmidt 20pts

Luca Waldschmidt 40pts

Javi Martinez 20pts

Javi Martinez 20pts

Erling Haaland 60pts

First Name Only

Thiago 40pts

Schalke make enquiry for AS Roma defender Rick Karsdorp getfootballnewsgermany.com●55m

Michael Zorc praises Gio Reyna: “He can definitely play at the highest level.” getfootballnewsgermany.com●1h

Dortmund boss Michael Zorc expecting great things from Giovanni Reyna bulinews.com●5h

Alphonso Davies misses Bayern training ahead of Barcelona clash bulinews.com●8h

Could Manchester City join Liverpool in the race for Thiago? bulinews.com●8h

Report: Benfica set to finalize deal to sign Luca Waldschmidt from Freiburg bulinews.com●9h

Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg) agrees 5-year Benfica contract – Sky Germany getfootballnewsgermany.com●10h

Bayern Munich will allow Javi Martínez to leave getfootballnewsgermany.com●10h

Bayern coach Hansi Flick would like to bring in another winger bulinews.com●11h

Javi Martinez wants to leave Bayern, confirms club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge bulinews.com●12h

Erling Haaland hails Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko: 'He's much better than I was at 15!' bulinews.com●12h


Juan Jesus 100pts

Gasperini hails his team's performance after Champions League exit: "We are at the end of a difficult period and I can only thank them." - Get Italian Football News


FEATURE | Maurizio Zamparini: The Modern Gattopardo - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●2h

Cagliari interested in Roma's Juan Jesus as three-year contract is prepared - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●2h


Pepe Reina 20pts

Martin Odegaard 20pts

Dani Parejo 40pts

Dani Parejo 20pts

Joao Felix 60pts

Joao Felix 20pts

Francis Coquelin 20pts

Surname Only

Oblak 40pts

Griezmann 140pts

Salisu 60pts

Parejo -60pts

Coquelin 20pts

Parejo 20pts

Todibo 100pts

Oblak 20pts

Courtois 20pts

First Name Only

Thomas 20pts

Sevilla set sights on Manchester United and sixth Europa League title - Football Espana football-espana.net●7h

Deportivo ask for Fuenlabrada to be relegated from Segunda - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

No pressure ahead of Champions League return, claims Atletico goalkeeper Oblak - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Atletico Madrid boss Simeone insists winning is all that matters - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Thomas trains on the eve of Atletico Madrid's quarter-final marca.com●10h

Courtois to wear the No.1 shirt next season marca.com●11h

Villarreal's busy week of transfer business marca.com●11h

Valencia president admits club faces difficult season - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Valencia fans stage protest at owner Peter Lim - Football Espana football-espana.net●37m

Getafe complete signing of Turkish star from Villarreal - Football Espana football-espana.net●51m

Oblak: It's strange that Atletico Madrid are seen as favourites marca.com●1h

Valencia move for Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina after Aston Villa stint - Football Espana football-espana.net●1h

Barcelona can win Champions League, insists Griezmann - Football Espana football-espana.net●1h

Murthy explains Valencia's sales: What use is a bankrupt club? marca.com●2h

UEFA put Atletico Madrid through further PCR testing marca.com●2h

Southampton complete signing of Valladolid defender Salisu - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

Parejo's emotional goodbye: I'm sad and hurt, I wanted to retire at Valencia marca.com●2h

Iker Casillas confirms talks over Real Madrid return - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

Villarreal sign Valencia duo Coquelin and Parejo for combined €8m - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

Real Sociedad confirm Martin Odegaard's return to Real Madrid - Football Espana football-espana.net●3h

Barcelona defender Todibo tests positive for Covid-19 - Football Espana football-espana.net●3h

Six Athletic players test positive for coronavirus: Pre-season plans affected marca.com●4h

Date revealed for Luis Enrique's 'first' Spain squad announcement marca.com●5h

Official: Villarreal sign Dani Parejo from Valencia on a free transfer marca.com●6h

Dani Parejo passes Villarreal medical marca.com●7h

Very few players can play like Joao Felix marca.com●7h

Real Madrid tell the players there will be no new signings marca.com●8h

Joao Felix: I'm at Atletico Madrid to play Simeone's way marca.com●8h

Top Matches 2019-20: Real Madrid in Review - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Official: Villarreal sign Francis Coquelin from Valencia marca.com●8h

Barcelona player tests positive for COVID-19 marca.com●9h


Champions League: New format helps RB Leipzig, says Julian Nagelsmann bbc.co.uk●7h

PSG's Choupo-Moting has eyes on Champions League trophy theguardian.com●8h

Scottish Premiership round-up: Gerrard wants more after Rangers go top theguardian.com●9h

Anything can happen, Bernardo Silva warns Manchester City teammates theguardian.com●9h

Thursday's gossip column bbc.co.uk●9h

PSG's late, late double ends Atalanta's Champions League dream theguardian.com●9h

Sarina Wiegman emerges as favourite to be next England manager theguardian.com●12h

Hasenhüttl hails 'important' Southampton signing Salisu theguardian.com●1h

Macclesfield Town fans fear for future and blame EFL for relegation theguardian.com●2h

The Fiver | Atalanta, Big Cup and a beacon of hope theguardian.com●3h

Europa League Table - Football - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk●3h

West Ham confident Michail Antonio will stay and plan pay reward theguardian.com●4h

RB Leipzig aim to cope without Timo Werner in Champions League | Jacob Steinberg theguardian.com●4h

Rennes wake up the neighbours as Champions League anthem plays at 3am theguardian.com●4h

Milan keen to sign Bakayoko on loan but Chelsea want permanent deal theguardian.com●4h

Pressure grows on Valencia's Peter Lim as Francis Coquelin is sold to Villarreal theguardian.com●7h

Mike Ashley could sue Premier League over collapse of Saudi investment fund-led takeover of Newcastle telegraph.co.uk●9h

'A tough, tough task': Tindall steps into Howe's shoes at Bournemouth theguardian.com●10h

FA confirms men's and women's Community Shield double-header at Wembley telegraph.co.uk●10h

Rachel Riley's 'plastic fan' putdown revives football's ancient art of sniffy oneupmanship telegraph.co.uk●10h

Footballers too young to receive their man of the match champagne | The Knowledge theguardian.com●11h

Football transfer rumours: Arsenal plan swoop for Quincy Promes? theguardian.com●11h

Why are there so few BAME sporting statues? bbc.co.uk●12h

Holland boss Sarina Wiegman favoured by FA to be next England Women's manager telegraph.co.uk●12h

Chaotic transfer window expected with clubs willing to take talks to the wire in quest for best 'big deals' telegraph.co.uk●12h

“They made the opposition cry” - how Atalanta took Europe by storm bbc.co.uk●13h

The Colourful XI tragedy – podcast theguardian.com●15h

Dario Zuparic goal clinches MLS Back is Tournament for Portland Timbers theguardian.com●16h

Atlético Women suspend training after five positive Covid-19 tests theguardian.com●20h

Derby County receive £30m cash injection from American billionaire telegraph.co.uk●20h


Neymar & Mbappe will never leave PSG, claims president Al-Khelaifi after Atalanta win goal.com●1h

'We never thought about elimination' - Neymar praises PSG's resilience in Champions League comeback against Atalanta goal.com●1h

Neymar matches Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta goal.com●1h

Liverpool and Real Madrid may be out but Champions League will not get any easier, warns Silva goal.com●1h

PSG hero Choupo-Moting: I told myself we can't go home like this goal.com●1h

'No one believed it' - Mbappe hails PSG's medical staff for helping with extraordinary injury recovery | Goal.com goal.com●7h

‘I think he will fit in well with us’ – Southampton’s Hasenhuttl hails ‘important’ Salisu signing goal.com●7h

'We aim for Serie A safety every season!' - Atalanta boss Gasperini upbeat despite PSG heartbreak | Goal.com goal.com●7h

PSG boss Tuchel: I knew if we scored the first, we'd score the second | Goal.com goal.com●8h

Neymar & Mbappe will never leave PSG, claims president Al-Khelaifi after Atalanta win | Goal.com goal.com●8h

'We never thought about elimination' - Neymar praises PSG's resilience in Champions League comeback against Atalanta | Goal.com goal.com●8h

Neymar matches Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta | Goal.com goal.com●9h

A Champions League like no other? PSG's late show has Neymar & Co. believing again | Goal.com goal.com●9h

Watford appoint Vladimir Ivic as new head coach on two-year deal talksport.com●9h

PSG hero Choupo-Moting: I told myself we can't go home like this | Goal.com goal.com●9h

Man Utd fans react as Pogba reveals meaning behind 'tomorrow' Twitter tease | Goal.com goal.com●9h

Liverpool and Real Madrid may be out but Champions League will not get any easier, warns Silva | Goal.com goal.com●9h

'I even brought my Playstation!' - Griezmann expects Barca to have long stay in Lisbon for Champions League | Goal.com goal.com●9h

'Choupo-Moting the hero 2020 deserves!' - PSG stun Atalanta late after difficult start for Neymar goal.com●9h

Twitter apologises after post mocking Man Utd defender Jones goal.com●9h

Simeone: Liverpool victory counts for nothing against RB Leipzig goal.com●9h

'Messi does everything' - Arda Turan picks former Barcelona team-mate over Ronaldo goal.com●9h

'Barcelona boss Valverde made me feel insignificant' - Arda Turan goal.com●9h

'I love playing with this lot' - Sancho insists he's happy at Dortmund as Man Utd interest continues goal.com●9h

'Werner exit doesn't leave us outnumbered' - Nagelsmann confident in RB Leipzig squad ahead of Atletico clash goal.com●9h

Sancho to Man United 'will happen', Red Devils to hijack Chelsea bid, Liverpool target talksport.com●1h

'Wolves might get relegated next season' - Durham's shock talkSPORT claim talksport.com●1h

Reckless or brave? MLS decision to come out of the sporting bubble comes with plenty of risk | Goal.com goal.com●3h

Hojbjerg joins Spurs, Man United's Sancho alternatives, Havertz agrees Chelsea deal talksport.com●3h

‘Sancho to Man United will happen’ – BVB transfer will go to the wire, talkSPORT told talksport.com●3h

Barcelona defender Todibo confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19 | Goal.com goal.com●3h

The world is f**ked off its axis and football isn't helping - Football365 football365.com●4h

'Wilfried Zaha should be playing in the Champions League' - Football365 football365.com●5h

How Willian snubbed Spurs for Chelsea in 2013... and now he's off to Arsenal talksport.com●5h

Townsend: Bale must wish he still had Tottenham freedom - Football365 football365.com●6h

Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard may show this coaching fad is double-edged football365.com●6h

Spurs want to follow up Hojbjerg deal with five more signings - Football365 football365.com●6h

Europe's 'most exciting team', inspired by Italy horror, earn less than Neymar combined talksport.com●7h

Zaha urged to aim higher than Arsenal and Everton - 'He can play for the world's best' talksport.com●7h

Hijack Havertz or pip Liverpool? Six Sancho alternatives for Man United talksport.com●7h

Built for Speed - Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Aguero’s stunning new Puma football boot! | Goal.com goal.com●7h

Lopetegui ready to take down 'biggest team in the world' Man Utd football365.com●7h

Man City-linked Aouar could leave Lyon this summer, admits Juninho goal.com●8h

Chelsea-linked Oblak to get new competition as Atletico Madrid make Dmitrovic number one goalkeeping target goal.com●8h

Barcelona confirm one positive Covid-19 test but Champions League clash not in doubt goal.com●8h

'Atalanta can help Bergamo start again' - Champions League offers hope after coronavirus horror story goal.com●8h

Fernandes opens up on trophy ambitions at Barca & taking inspiration from Busquets goal.com●8h

Joao Felix wants to grow like Griezmann under Simeone at Atletico goal.com●8h

'Sancho is the best young player bar none' – Ferdinand urges Man Utd to continue pursuit of Dortmund winger goal.com●8h

Mabiala fires Portland Timbers to MLS is Back Tournament title goal.com●8h

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