The world's most popular league is finally back. Storylines aren't lacking within the Barclays Premier League following an eventful summer. Raheem Sterling's inevitable departure from Liverpool to Manchester City was the biggest talking point. Other high profile moves for Petr Cech, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Christian Benteke, and many others will be highlighted as well. After … [Read more...] about Barclays Premier League: Season Preview
The big news of the upcoming winter transfer window is Rijeka's Andrej Kramarić and whether he will land at Chelsea. News coming out of Croatia on Tuesday says that Kramarić will be in London the Monday following New Year's for a physical at Stamford Bridge. It would be a Rijeka transfer record somewhere in the range of 5-7 million Euros. If the deal goes through, … [Read more...] about Where will Kramarić, Strinić move this winter?
Well, at least until 2014. Croatian striker Nikica Jelavić was benched Monday night for 20 year-old Chelsea loaner Romelu Lukaku. After only one assist and zero goals in the first five games of the season, Jelavić rode the pine Monday night as Everton defeated Newcastle United 3-2. But what's more important is what his replacement, Lukaku, did. The future Belgian star … [Read more...] about Goodbye, Nikica Jelavić…
Written by Vedran Ćavara With the festive season upon us, the January transfer window looms large for many Croatian players. Who is coming? Who is going? And where will several high profile stars land? Here are my predictions below: Photo: Reuters Ivan Perišić is among the brightest of the young Croatian National team players, currently plying his trade as a … [Read more...] about Who will move this winter?
ITALY Marko Livaja made a rare Serie A appearance for Inter Saturday, coming off the bench in the 78th minute with Inter down 1-0 to Genoa. Inter would quickly equalize through an Esteban Cambiasso header in the 85th, but a golden opportunity to win the game was ruined by the 19 year-old Croatian striker in injury time. A Diego Milito cross flew through the goal box, … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XVI*
It took until November, but Shakhtar have finally lost their first competitive match of the season; to reigning Champions League holders Chelsea FC at the death. Captain Darijo Srna led his undefeated Ukrainian champions into Stamford Bridge Wednesday night knowing that another victory against Chelsea would put them into the knockout stages of Europe's elite club competition. … [Read more...] about Srna assist not enough vs. Chelsea
Photo: Reuters Is this team for real? Shakhtar Donetsk have already won the Ukrainian Super Cup this season, kicked hated rivals Dynamo Kiev out of the Ukrainian Cup and have won their first 12 matches of the domestic season; scoring an astounding 38 goals while only conceding six. Some may say this is anything but impressive in a water-downed Ukrainian Premier … [Read more...] about Srna’s Shakhtar remain hot
Photo: Sportige.com In Ivica Olić's last match as a Bayern Munich player, the Croatian striker was inserted into the Champions League Final during extra time in the 97'. Two minutes prior, Dutchman Arjen Robben had his penalty kick blocked by Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, which would have given Bayern a 2-1 lead with 15 minutes to go. Olić pressured the Chelsea backline, and … [Read more...] about CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: COAST TO COAST (Updated)
Photo: Reuters After multiple unimpressive attempts at goal by the Tottenham offense in Wednesday night's match versus Bolton, Luka Modrić finally got Spurs on the board in the 37th minute following a corner kick, blasting the ball from 26 yards out into the top-right corner of the net. The goal gave Tottenham a 1-0 lead going into halftime, with Spurs seeking a top-4 finish … [Read more...] about Modrić Scores Wunder-Goal vs. Bolton