European Club Football


Woe of Cologne continues amid latest video replay stink

Head Coach of FC Koeln, Peter Stoger during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium on September 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

Jörg Schmadtke rushed out to the Sky truck in the TV compound to pore over every possible angle – and to check his eyes weren’t deceiving him. By that point, the Köln sporting director had already been on the Signal Iduna Park pitch, shoulder to shoulder with the coach, Peter Stöger, protesting to the referee, Patrick Ittrich, over the award by VAR of Borussia Dortmund’s second goal.

Gareth Bale seals Real Madrid victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF (L) competes for the ball with Kevin Rodrigues of Real Sociedad de Futbol to  score his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad and...

Real Madrid recorded a convincing 3-1 win at Real Sociedad, with Gareth Bale capping the victory with a fine second-half finish. The victory hauls Zinedine Zidane’s side back closer to La Liga leaders, Barcelona, who made it four straight league victories this season after winning 2-1 at Getafe on Saturday.