13/08/2020 - 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

Mesut Ozil 20pts

Douglas Costa 80pts

Virgil Van Dijk 20pts

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De Jong 60pts

Hojbjerg 20pts

Sancho 80pts

The Premier League 60: No 39, Virgil van Dijk

posted 11h ago by Tom Worville via Premier League – The Athletic

Heartbreak but no break-up: Atalanta confident of retaining core of team posted 5h ago by James Horncastle via Premier League – The Athletic

Mesut Ozil exclusive: ‘Pay cuts were rushed so I did what I believed was right’ posted 9h ago by David Ornstein via Premier League – The Athletic De Jong and Barcelona is a match made in heaven. Why haven’t they clicked? posted 9h ago by Dermot Corrigan via Premier League – The Athletic Hojbjerg: The outspoken, trophy-hungry leader Spurs have been looking for? posted 9h ago by Charlie Eccleshare via Premier League – The Athletic The Premier League 60: No 40, Gary Speed posted 9h ago by Michael Walker via Premier League – The Athletic Bayern the ‘insatiable monster’ and their Champions League obsession posted 9h ago by Raphael Honigstein via Premier League – The Athletic Why does everyone want to sign Ben White? posted 9h ago by Alex Stewart via Premier League – The Athletic Sensible Transfers: Sancho still top target but Douglas Costa also United option posted 9h ago by Laurie Whitwell via Premier League – The Athletic Bayern the ‘insatiable monster’ and their Champions League obsession posted 11h ago by Raphael Honigstein via Bundesliga – The Athletic


Dayot Upamecano 100pts

Keita Balde 20pts

Samuel Grandsir 20pts

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Jemerson 20pts

Official | Lille send Angolan midfielder Show on loan to satellite club Boavista getfootballnewsfrance.com●1h

Dayot Upamecano pays tribute to Julian Nagelsmann: “He told us not to be scared, to be relaxed, like it was any other match.” getfootballnewsfrance.com●1h

AS Monaco create undesirables list: includes Keita Baldé, Jemerson & Samuel Grandsir getfootballnewsfrance.com●1h

Official | Max-Alain Gradel leaves Toulouse by mutual consent getfootballnewsfrance.com●1h


Denis Zakaria 40pts

Alphonso Davies 80pts

Lionel Messi 80pts

Karim Bellarabi 40pts

Benjamin Pavard 80pts

Ron-Robert Zieler 20pts

Kai Havertz 20pts

Valentino Lazaro 20pts

Yussuf Poulsen 60pts

Kylian Mbappe 20pts

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Thiago 20pts

Thiago 20pts

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Neymar 20pts

Yussuf Poulsen: 'We were the better team' bulinews.com●9h

Julian Nagelsmann on his plan for Kylian Mbappé & Neymar: “We have to be very fast on the defensive line.” getfootballnewsgermany.com●9h

RB Leipzig through to Champions League semi-finals after win over Atlético bulinews.com●10h

Report: Liverpool approach Bayern over Thiago deal bulinews.com●13h

PROSPECT | Denis Zakaria getfootballnewsgermany.com●1h

Liverpool make initial contact with Bayern Munich for Thiago getfootballnewsgermany.com●2h

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge trusts Alphonso Davies to 'take care of' Lionel Messi bulinews.com●2h

Official: Karim Bellarabi extends Leverkusen deal bulinews.com●5h

Benjamin Pavard travels to Lisbon to join up with Bayern's Champions League squad bulinews.com●7h

Official: Ron-Robert Zieler joins FC Köln from Hannover 96 bulinews.com●10h

Kai Havertz can only leave 'under certain conditions,' insists Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler bulinews.com●10h

Valentino Lazaro linked with move to Gladbach bulinews.com●11h


Gabriel Magalhaes 20pts

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Paqueta 20pts

Milenkovic 20pts

Perotti 20pts

Milan offer of Paquetá in swap deal for Milenković unsuccesful as Fiorentina hold out for €40m - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●9h

Roma's Perotti on the way out as Fenerbahçe and Al-Shabab show interest - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●13h

Napoli given priority on Gabriel Magalhães deal as Lille turn down €20m Everton offer - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●14h


Wu Lei 20pts

Saul Niguez 40pts

Joao Felix 20pts

Wu Lei 20pts

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Vidal 80pts

Dembele -20pts

Suarez 20pts

Odegaard -20pts

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Saul 60pts

Saul -20pts

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Koke 20pts

Koke 40pts

Zinedine Zidane to decide the future of 11 Real Madrid stars this summer - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Saul: Players like me need to know how to read the game quicker marca.com●8h

Diego Simeone claims RB Leipzig overpowered Atletico Madrid in semi-final defeat - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Koke: Atletico Madrid didn't do enough to match Leipzig's intensity marca.com●8h

Simeone: Atletico Madrid gave everything, it wasn't to be marca.com●9h

Girona edge ahead in Segunda Division promotion play off race - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

Did anyone really think this Atletico Madrid could win the Champions League? marca.com●9h

Koke and Saul Niguez admit RB Leipzig deserved Champions League semi final spot - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

RB Leipzig send Atletico Madrid packing marca.com●9h

Joao Felix's golden 12 minutes marca.com●10h

Atletico Madrid crash out of the Champions League with late RB Leipzig defeat - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Atletico Madrid swoop for Croatian goalkeeper Ivo Grbic - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Wu Lei pledges to stay at Espanyol despite relegation - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Villarreal want to keep Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa for 2020-21 campaign - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Celta Vigo set to land Real Madrid midfielder - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Xavi Hernandez says time not right for Barcelona return - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Barcelona the best team in the world, claims Vidal - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Andujar Oliver: There wasn't enough contact on Saul for a penalty marca.com●11h

Barcelona striker Dembele returns after nine months out for Bayern clash - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Barcelona complete signing of Cameroon youth star - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Barcelona striker Suarez wanted by Qatari club - Football Espana football-espana.net●11h

Real Madrid monitoring Odegaard's knee problems ahead of summer return marca.com●12h

Wu Lei reiterates his intention to stay at Espanyol marca.com●2h

Berbatov: Sevilla are a huge danger to Manchester United marca.com●3h

Atletico Madrid set to bring in Ivo Grbic marca.com●4h

Coronavirus outbreaks impact LaLiga Santander marca.com●5h

Zidane is in charge and must decide who to keep marca.com●5h

Coronavirus tests at Atletico Madrid come back negative marca.com●6h

Real Madrid's exit operation marca.com●7h


Champions League: Barcelona 'best in world' says Arturo Vidal bbc.co.uk●7h

'It's a bit unreal': US midfielder Adams takes RB Leipzig into semi-final theguardian.com●9h

Lyon will see chance to reach last four, says City's Ilkay Gündogan theguardian.com●9h

Tyler Adams sinks Atlético Madrid and sends RB Leipzig into uncharted waters theguardian.com●10h

Friday's gossip column bbc.co.uk●11h

Wigan administrators set strict deadline of 31 August for potential buyers theguardian.com●13h

Mesut Özil's groundhog act ensures Arteta's plan for Arsenal remains cloudy | Nick Ames theguardian.com●13h

David Squires on ... the search for the Matildas next head coach theguardian.com●13h

Lionel Messi is in a loveless marriage with Barcelona, but is he the only one who can rescue them again? telegraph.co.uk●14h

Sarina Wiegman in final stages of talks to become England Women manager telegraph.co.uk●15h

Borussia Dortmund do not believe Jadon Sancho will agitate for Manchester United transfer telegraph.co.uk●15h

The Fiver | Hooray for the billionaires! Here’s to their success theguardian.com●2h

PSG's late show plus Macclesfield and Charlton fears – Football Weekly Extra theguardian.com●2h

Neal Maupay receives Premier League support in fight over online abuse theguardian.com●2h

Neymar knuckles down as off-colour PSG show some grit at long last theguardian.com●3h

Blaise Matuidi signs with David Beckham's Inter Miami on free transfer theguardian.com●5h

Why are there so few BAME sporting statues? bbc.co.uk●5h

FA Cup replays scrapped for next season while prize money is also reduced theguardian.com●5h

Fans boo players kneeling for national anthem before MLS game in Dallas theguardian.com●5h

West Ham owners urged to rethink season ticket renewal policy telegraph.co.uk●6h

Clubs step up plans for fans at football matches, with October return hoped for telegraph.co.uk●7h

Arsenal due to announce Willian signing this weekend on three-year deal telegraph.co.uk●7h

Chaotic transfer window expected with clubs willing to take talks to the wire in quest for best 'big deals' telegraph.co.uk●7h

Derby County receive £30m cash injection from American billionaire telegraph.co.uk●7h

Jadon Sancho happy to help 'special young players' develop at Dortmund theguardian.com●7h

Kelly Holmes' double gold, honest interviews and mountainside cricket | Classic YouTube theguardian.com●8h

Team Ozil or Team Arsenal? An ugly mess with both sides at fault and the only real winner is Mesut's bank account telegraph.co.uk●8h

Football transfer rumours: Ousmane Dembélé to Manchester United? theguardian.com●8h

When Alan Shearer scored a hat-trick on his full debut – while on £35 a week theguardian.com●9h

Tottenham deny claims they hit Haringey council with £30,000 bill after using stadium car park as food bank during Covid crisis telegraph.co.uk●10h

FA Cup replays scrapped for next season, but FA wins battle to keep key rounds in weekend dates telegraph.co.uk●10h

Atletico Madrid Women return five positive tests for coronavirus ahead of Barcelona tie telegraph.co.uk●10h

Ted Lasso review – Apple's soccer sitcom plays an unfunny old game theguardian.com●10h

Watford to appoint Serbian Vladimir Ivic as new head coach telegraph.co.uk●11h

Arsenal keen on signing Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara telegraph.co.uk●11h

Mesut Ozil criticises Arsenal over pay-cut row and insists he's going nowhere telegraph.co.uk●11h


Sevilla captain Navas highlights greatest Man Utd threat ahead of Europa League semi-final | Goal.com goal.com●2h

Nagelsmann reveals half-time Simeone spat after Leipzig's Champions League upset goal.com●4h

Nagelsmann reveals half-time Simeone spat after Leipzig's Champions League upset | Goal.com goal.com●4h

'Superb with and without the ball' – Figo and Lineker see bright future ahead for RB Leipzig’s Upamecano goal.com●4h

Lewandowski should start a petition over Ballon d'Or cancellation - Ferdinand | Goal.com goal.com●5h

Spurs miss the NBA playoffs for first time in two decades, and Gregg Popovich has a very Pop-like reaction sportingnews.com●5h

FIFA 21: Career mode channels Football Manager with brilliant simulation feature goal.com●6h

'There are no excuses' - Simeone admits that Atletico earned Champions League exit goal.com●6h

Labyad scores first Ajax hat-trick in cruise past FC Utrecht goal.com●6h

'We're really, really excited' - Adams and RB Leipzig relishing Champions League semi-final with PSG goal.com●6h

Barcelona are the best team in the world and must show it against Bayern - Vidal goal.com●6h

Tyler Adams' game-winning Champions League goal is big for him, but massive in boosting USMNT sportingnews.com●6h

Labyad scores first Ajax hat-trick in FC Utrecht demolition goal.com●7h

'We're really, really excited' - Adams and RB Leipzig relishing Champions League semi-final with PSG | Goal.com goal.com●8h

'We were the better team' - Nagelsmann says RB Leipzig deserved 'lucky' winner against Atletico goal.com●8h

Koke admits Leipzig deserved Champions League progression goal.com●8h

Guardiola can only do so much for Manchester City and the rest is down to the players, insists Walker goal.com●8h

Man Utd & Arsenal target David reveals why he turned down Premier League to sign for Lille goal.com●8h

RB Leipzig 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Adams effort sensationally secures semi-final berth goal.com●8h

Balogun: Rangers concerned with Nigeria defender’s injury goal.com●8h

'We were the better team' - Nagelsmann says RB Leipzig deserved 'lucky' winner against Atletico | Goal.com goal.com●9h

Koke admits Leipzig deserved Champions League progression | Goal.com goal.com●9h

Marketing Platform 2 Anti-hero Diego Simeone 1 - Football365 football365.com●9h

PSG keeper Navas doubtful for Champions League semi-final with hamstring injury goal.com●9h

Leipzig mock Liverpool fan who slammed Adams sub… just before he scored winning goal talksport.com●9h

Sevilla hit with UEFA fine after Europa League win over Wolves | Goal.com goal.com●1h

Sancho 'loves playing for Dortmund', City want Thiago, winger talks up Liverpool move talksport.com●1h

City ‘take advantage’ of Man Utd hesistancy in battle for €70m man - Football365 football365.com●2h

FIFA 21: Career mode channels Football Manager with brilliant simulation feature | Goal.com goal.com●2h

Celtic sign West Ham striker flop for £5m - Football365 football365.com●2h

Sancho 'not desperate to leave' as Dortmund stay firm - Football365 football365.com●2h

FA Cup replays scrapped for 2020-21 to ease fixture burden | Goal.com goal.com●2h

No FA Cup replays as prize money slashed - Football365 football365.com●2h

Higuain and Khedira set for Juventus exit with neither player in new manager Pirlo's plans goal.com●3h

'We're happy Sancho's staying' - Man Utd get further hands-off warning from Dortmund goal.com●3h

Announcement over Arsenal target Willian's new club will be made soon, says agent goal.com●3h

'Felix has shown his quality & will be a success at Atletico' - €126m starlet not weighed down by price-tag, says Oblak goal.com●3h

FC Dallas player slams 'disgusting' fans for booing players kneeling during national anthem sportingnews.com●3h

Why England should steer clear of Maguire and AWB... - Football365 football365.com●3h

RvP explains why it's a 'good thing' Man Utd are getting lots of pens football365.com●3h

Joorabchian accuses ex-Arsenal chief of making 'cock-ups' and has dig at Carragher talksport.com●3h

Van Persie defends Manchester United's penalty record and hails 'world-class' taker Fernandes | Goal.com goal.com●3h

Joorabchian hits out at Mislintat for series of Arsenal 'cock-ups' football365.com●3h

'Good job I didn’t get him' - Warnock tried to sign under-fire Bolingoli last week talksport.com●3h

Why does Neymar provoke such extreme reactions? - Football365 football365.com●3h

Barcelona outcast Coutinho wants Premier League return, claims agent | Goal.com goal.com●3h

Why Man United are quietly encouraged by Dortmund's public stance on Sancho talksport.com●4h

'We're happy Sancho's staying' - Man Utd get further hands-off warning from Dortmund | Goal.com goal.com●4h

Ronaldo & Real Madrid divorce generating nothing but Champions League misery | Goal.com goal.com●4h

Coutinho's agent dismisses Arsenal rumours - 'We haven't spoken about it' talksport.com●4h

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