Archive | January 12, 2017

Suarez reaches 100 goals for Barcelona….

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez became the third quickest Barcelona player in history to reach 100 goals last night as they beat Athletic Bilbao to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. The ex-Liverpool striker, in his 120th game for the Catalans, scored the opener as they won 3-1 to go through 4-3 on aggregate. Only Mariano Martin (99 games) and Hungarian striker Laszlo Kubala (103) have done it in fewer matches. It took Lionel Messi – who scored last night’s winner – 188 games to reach 100 goals, although he has been playing for the first team since he was 16.

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Fellaini has Man Utd deal extended….

Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United have triggered a clause in Marouane Fellaini’s contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018. Fellaini signed a four-year deal with the option of a further year when he joined from Everton for £27.5m in 2013. United boss Jose Mourinho has activated the option despite uncertainty over the 29-year-old midfielder’s future. Fellaini was booed by his own fans last month but scored in the EFL Cup semi-final win against Hull on Tuesday.