Andriy Yarmolenko's €25 million to Borussia Dortmund set a new record transfer fee for a sale by Dynamo Kiev, beating the €23m the club collected for Andriy Shevchenko when he moved to AC Milan in 1999.
That is flattering in the extreme, of course, though Yarmolenko only managed to equal the overall Ukrainian transfers record. It belongs to none other than Dmytro Chygrynskiy, bought by Barcelona from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2009.
Chygrynskiy is now rightfully considered one of Pep Guardiola's...
Jose Mourinho did not attend Friday's match between Croatia and Ukraine in a scouting capacity, the Manchester United boss says. Instead, he was there to soak up the sunshine.
The United manager was in Zagreb for Croatia's 1-0 win in World Cup qualifying -- a result which saw them retain their place atop the Group I table.
His visit elicited suggestions he was on hand to meet with the representatives of Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic, who did not play due to suspension.
However Mourinho denied...
Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet in his 1,000th professional appearance for club and country as Italy beat Albania 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Buffon had little to do in his 168th cap for Italy, making only one save as the Italians controlled the action in Palermo.
The opening goal came in the 12th minute after Migjen Basha hauled down Andrea Belotti in the box during a set piece, and Daniele De Rossi converted the penalty.
Visiting Albania fans threw flares on the...