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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.


Live news feeds at https://www.indexnotes.co.uk/news

Headlines only: https://www.indexnotes.co.uk/headlines

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


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


France


Laurent Nicollin: “Some clubs could go bankrupt.”

getfootballnewsfrance.com●10h

Gérard Lopez confirms imminent sale of Lille to Merlyn Partners

getfootballnewsfrance.com●5h


Germany


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

bulinews.com●11m

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


Italy


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


Spain


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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