Watching Gianluigi Buffon miss out on a place at the World Cup with Italy last week almost brought Ivan Rakitic to tears. In fact, the Barcelona midfielder felt so bad about the Juventus goalkeeper not going to next summer's tournament in Russia that he said he'd swap places with him if he could.
Buffon, ever the gentleman, took to Twitter to thank Rakitic for his words. And to tell him it would not be possible -- he doesn't fancy his chances in Croatia's midfield as a 39-year-old.
A glorious first-half display of counter-attacking football that fully justified the Jurgen Klopp's positive team selection and despite all the despair of a frantic ending, it should be remembered Liverpool top the group and remain favourites to progress.
SEVILLE, Spain -- Ultimately, when you concede two goals from crosses into the penalty area, it is difficult to absolve defenders from the blame, and there is never any shortage of finger-pointing toward Liverpool's back four when the ball ends up in the back of their net.
There are some basics that every defence has to master, and -- no surprise here -- Liverpool's failure to do the simplest of tasks in their 18-yard box is costing them time after time, just as it did in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan...
DORTMUND, Germany -- Borussia Dortmund's farewell tour in the UEFA Champions League extended to five winless games out of five in Group H as Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to win 2-1 at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday night.
Overall, Dortmund have only one win out of their last nine games, which came against third-division Magdeburg in the DFB-Pokal. Chances are, the Black and Yellows will enter the Europa League without having won a single match in the Champions League group stage, which is...