Robinho Sentenced to Jail & Barcelona President Wants to Sell Several Players



Daily Mirror:

“New boss attacks star strikers attitude”
“Moyes goes Carrol stinging”
“The England international was taken off in the 65th minute, immediately after the Hornets’ (Watford) second goal.
He was walking a tightrope after being booked for a foul on Richarlison, having escaped punishment for catching defender Marvin Zegelaar with a stray elbow just six seconds into the match.”
“However, it was his overall performance rather than just his ill-discipline – in his first league start for five weeks following a red card at Burnley – that angered Moyes.

and on the right, we have this:
“Henrikh is facing fight for future”
Mkhitaryan’s form has deserted him to such an extent Mourinho has axed him from United’s last two match-day squads, despite the attacking midfielder being fully fit

The Independent and Metro:

The Independent and Metro are both writing about the Danny Rose situation in Tottenham:
“Poch reminds Rose: I am boss”
Pochettino himself says that he is glad that players get angry when they don’t get to play because this shows that they have a fighting spirit. but he also says that this kind of reaction won’t have any effect on the decision making, he said:
“I am the boss”
“It surprised me because all players are upset when they are not involved, But I need to take the best decision for the team”





Corriere Dello Sport:

“When Kaka is here, Milan wins.”
“Silva and Cutrone: 5-1 over Austria Vienna.
Qualify top of the Europa League group.
The great ex: ‘Me as a director? Possible’.”

and up top we have:
“Napoli at 100, top in Europe”
“A year of records for Sarri, nobody has amassed more points”
“Even better than Barça and PSG since November 2016”




“Juve, how they change”
“Allegri prepares a tactical transformation at the Bianconeri.
The focus will be a more packed midfield with a choice between 4-3-3 and 3-4-2-1”






La Gazzetta Dello Sport:

“Italian triumph in Europe League: three out of three to the round of 32”
“Milan through (with ease)”
“Austria’s Vienna with the first goal, Bonucci roars and triggers a reaction:
5-1. In front of Kaka doubles from Andre Silva and Cutrone: leaders of the group”







“Confidential: Bartomeu demands sales”
“The president asks Pep Segura to sell several players in the winter market before signing anyone. And create space for the home-grown players, to which Valverde wants to give prominence”
“And puts Özil in the freezer”
“Postpone any decision on the German, who asks for a salary of 19 million”





Mundo Deportivo:

“Ter Stegen.
The Wall of Europe”
“The Barça goalkeeper has an incredible average of 0.294 goals conceded in 17 games that is not beaten by anyone in the big leagues”
“Quorum by Özil
Total agreement of the Barca players: if they can not sign Coutinho, Mesut is the man”






AS writes about Robinho, who I thought would be a bigger story today:
“Robinho, sentenced to 9 years in jail in Italy”
“For a gang rape in Milan of a 22-year-old Albanian girl”
You all have probably already heard or read about this, so I’m not gonna go that deep into this story.
The Brazilian striker Robinho, while playing for Milan, in January 2013, participated, as one of five men, in a gang rape against a 22-year-old woman at a Milan nightclub.
On Thursday, the 33-year-old was sentenced to nine years in jail for rape by an Italian court. Robinho himself denies any crimes at all.






L’Equipe doesn’t have their main focus on football today, but at least we got this:
“After Bielsa, reconstruction”
“The dismissal of Marcelo Bielsa put Luis Campos back at the coaching bench at Lille, where he is reigning with chaos.”
Bielsa hasn’t been sacked or anything by the club, but he has been suspended after visiting his previous assistant Luis Bonini who was sick with cancer. And sadly it seems like Bonini has now passed away.

and then on the right, we have:
“Marseille shines, Nice and Lyon in the safe zone”





Bild writes about Bayern Munich’s injury problems:
“Bayern’s next problem.
Muscle tear for Robben, two match break”
It seems like the injury problems for Bayern Munich is piling up as the Spanish midfielder Thiago came home last night on crutches, and the club has now confirmed on their website that he will be gone for about 3 months.

Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, and Arjen Robben are also on the injury list. However, Robben himself came with some good news saying it:
“It’s not that bad”



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