17/12/2020 - Football News Headlines from Europe (+ The Athletic)

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

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

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The Athletic

Marcelo Bielsa’s men burnt out? No chance posted 12h ago by Phil Hay via Premier League – The Athletic How reborn Norwich recovered from their Premier League trauma posted 12h ago by Michael Bailey via Premier League – The Athletic The lost Ballon d’Or: A case for Robert Lewandowski, the ‘best No 9’ at his peak posted 12h ago by Oliver Kay via Bundesliga – The Athletic Arsenal FC: The decline posted 15h ago by James McNicholas and David Ornstein via Premier League – The Athletic A harsh sacking isn’t always a wrong sacking posted 15h ago by Adam Crafton via Premier League – The Athletic The lost Ballon d’Or: A case for Robert Lewandowski, the ‘best No 9’ at his peak posted 15h ago by Oliver Kay via Premier League – The Athletic David de Gea at United: the past, the present and the future posted 15h ago by Carl Anka via Premier League – The Athletic


Laurent Nicollin: “Some clubs could go bankrupt.”


Gérard Lopez confirms imminent sale of Lille to Merlyn Partners



Robert Lewandowski named best player in the world, Neuer wins best goalkeeper


DFB investigates potential spitting incident involving Christoph Kramer bulinews.com●5h

Official: Dominik Szoboszlai signs for RB Leipzig bulinews.com●6h

Fantasy Bundesliga tips: 10 players to consider for Matchday 13 bulinews.com●6h

Hoffenheim keeper Baumann fined €8,000 for refereeing criticisms bulinews.com●5h

A long engagement: Stuttgart sign Mislintat to contract extension bulinews.com●6h

Official | RB Leipzig sign Dominik Szoboszlai - Get German Football News getfootballnewsgermany.com●6h

Flick pleased with Süle's work at right-back, says he'll extend assignment against Leverkusen bulinews.com●6h

One player from each Bundesliga club who could leave in January bulinews.com●9h

Moussa Diaby & Edmond Tapsoba sign Bayer Leverkusen contract extensions - Get German Football News getfootballnewsgermany.com●9h

Leverkusen confirm new deals for Diaby and Tapsoba bulinews.com●9h

Nadiem Amiri: "Bayern Munich are beatable." - Get German Football News getfootballnewsgermany.com●11h

Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner on Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Bayern: 'We deserved a draw' bulinews.com●13h

Nadiem Amiri: 'Of course Bayern are beatable' bulinews.com●12h

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Matchday 12 bulinews.com●13h


Cristiano Ronaldo finishes second in The Best awards | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Ambitious Paulo Fonseca eyes podium finish for Roma | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Cassano: Inter are embarrassing, only Atalanta and Roma excite me | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Roma move into top four with comfortable win over ten-man Torino | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Atalanta closing in on signging of Genk's Joakim Mæhle - Get Italian Football News getfootballnewsitaly.com●11h

Ugly Inter victory against Napoli crucial as they close gap on AC Milan | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Napoli player ratings: Jeopardised by Insigne mistakes | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Inter player ratings: Handanovic redeems himself | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

AC Milan Player Ratings: Kalulu bounces back | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

AC Milan stumble to draw at struggling Genoa | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Lukaku penalty secures scrappy Inter victory against Napoli | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Juventus player ratings: Chiesa earns Bianconeri crucial point | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Atalanta player ratings: Inspired Gollini frustrates Juventus | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

Gollini earns Atalanta a point at Juventus | Forza Italian Football forzaitalianfootball.com

HT: Chiesa cracker breaks Atalanta | Football Italia football-italia.net

Liveblog: Serie A Midweek Madness | Football Italia football-italia.net

Calhanoglu contract extension: first meeting at Milan HQ | Football Italia football-italia.net

Paolo Rossi’s wife: ‘He cried for Maradona’ | Football Italia football-italia.net

Fonseca: ‘Why do Roma play on Thursday?’ | Football Italia football-italia.net


Bale didn't vote for Zidane in The Best marca.com●10h

Queiroz: Zidane is suffering from an instability that no one can really explain marca.com●16h

Where does Benzema rank amongst the best strikers in the world? marca.com●17h

Is this the end of LaLiga's dominance? marca.com●8h

Lionel Messi votes Neymar Junior and Kylian Mbappe as top two choices in Fifa's The Best awards - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

Full roundup of Copa del Rey action outside of the elite - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Valdano admits to Koke his plan to sign him for Real Madrid marca.com●9h

Robert Lewandowski beats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win Fifa's The Best award - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

Safe passage for Primera clubs in tonight's Copa del Rey action - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

The five keys to the signing of David Alaba marca.com●15h

Spanish football cult hero breaks record in Copa del Rey - Football Espana football-espana.net●1h

Sergio Ramos dedicates his FIFA selection to victims of Covid-19: "We have to continue fighting to win this battle" - Football Espana football-espana.net●1h

La Liga president admits: "It would be irresponsible to ask for fans in stadiums now" - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

Sergio Busquets makes Barcelona history by surpassing Carles Puyol - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

Real Madrid and Barcelona stars selected in FIFA Team of the Year - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

Lionel Messi shows generosity towards Barcelona fan outside club facilities - Football Espana football-espana.net●3h

Real Madrid star aims to overcome bad luck and convince Zidane - Football Espana football-espana.net●2h

The five keys for Real Madrid to sign David Alaba - Football Espana football-espana.net●4h

Zinedine Zidane has ended the debate of Real Madrid's left-back position - Football Espana football-espana.net●3h

Hazard looking to turn situation at Real Madrid around marca.com●11h

Spanish Supercopa venues confirmed with games no longer in Saudi Arabia - Football Espana football-espana.net●5h

Diego Costa returns to Atletico Madrid training following blood clot - Football Espana football-espana.net●6h

Pirlo: Morata's miss made me very angry marca.com●21h

Who made your Spanish dream team? Xavi, Iniesta, Ramos... marca.com●7h

Es tan grande el Real Madrid que incluso puede ganar las elecciones del Barcelona - MARCA.com marca.com●21h

Spanish Super Cup draw made with Real Madrid and Barcelona avoiding each other in the semi-finals - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Campaigns of mass construction: Now Laporta, back then Figo marca.com●8h

Martin Odegaard faces a battle upon return from injury to break into Real Madrid midfield - Football Espana football-espana.net●8h

Sevilla midfielder close to the end of his time at Nervion - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

What on earth was Morata thinking? marca.com●21h

Boquete y Morientes presentaron los Goles por la Igualdad - MARCA.com marca.com●21h

Imanol Alguacil: "It's been a long time since I saw such an aggressive Barcelona" - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Eden Hazard said to be determined to make a success of himself at the Santiago Bernabeu - Football Espana football-espana.net●9h

Bayern Munich rule themselves out of race to sign Kylian Mbappe - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

Andrea Pirlo admits to being "angry" about Alvaro Morata's back-heeled miss - Football Espana football-espana.net●10h

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