A a result of failing Uefa's Financial Fair Play standards, Manchester City are in the uncomfortable position of having to drop someone when they name their squad for the Champions League knockout stages.
The arrival of Wilfried Bony in January means that City now have 17 non-homegrown players in their squad but, they can only register 16 in European competitions this season.
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I should apologize to Manchester City. After having watched them at their beautiful stadium last weekend, I underestimated them. Before they went into their all-important Champions League match against AS Roma, I did not believe they could do what they needed to do, which was to win in Rome. They were without their superstars: Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany and most important, the goal-machine
Ramsey, Nasri, Klaassen...Names of the Champions League, matchday 6 is a post from: Just Football
Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key names after each round of the tournament. With the line-up for the first knockout round now complete, let's take a look at which players shone in the final round of group games.
Samir Nasri puts Manchester City ahead in Rome with this screamer struck from outside the area which cannons in off the near post and in as City look for the win which would see them through to the next round of the Champions League at Roma's expense.
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Liverpool and Manchester City go again in Premier League play on Monday when the Reds travel to the Etihad to battle the Sky Blues. The two outfits played to a 2-2 draw at Yankee Stadium over the summer with the Reds winning on penalty kicks, but now spectators will see the two sides take each other on in a competitive match.
Arsenal's FA Cup victory was expected to be the catalyst for several changes within the club in the coming months and years. After a nine-year trophy drought, they finally have that monkey off their back. They have the money. They have the manager who is staying.They have the stadium that is nearly debt free, and now they even have the silverware.
Samir Nasri's omission from the France World Cup squad caused great surprise among many fans and pundits during the past 24 hours. However, for a nation that has had its share of player revolts and theatrics over the course of the last four major tournaments, head coach Didier Deschamps cannot be faulted for his desire to weed potentially divisive influences out of Les Blues' dressing room.
Samir Nasri to miss the World Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Samir Nasri has spoken to French channel Canal Plusabout his fears on missing out on a place in the World Cup squad.
The Man City star was hit with a three match ban by the French Football Federation for his behaviour at Euro 2012, where he aimed a foul mouthed rant at a journalist, repeatedly calling him a "son of a bitch" amidst complains about the French media.
There were some marvelous scenes at the Etihad from Manchester City's Premier League win yesterday, especially for manager Manuel Pellegrini.And indeed, the Chilean deserves all the praise after achieving a remarkable feat during his first season in England. Simply Increíble!
Minutes before the trophy celebration at Etihad Stadium to crown Manchester City as Premier League champions, City footballers Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart were interviewed, where they shared their glee at winning the 2013/14 title.
Watch the interviews here:
Joe Hart Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero Pablo Zabaleta
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Manchester City are the 2013/14 Premier League champions.
City clinched the title today after a comfortable victory against West Ham United, even though Liverpool beat Newcastle United at Anfield. After today's matches, City ended up winning the title by two points, to claim its second Premier League trophy in 3 years.
Ander Herrera has scored five goals and has four assists in 19 appearances (12 starts). That works out at as one goal/assist every 138 minutes he's been on the pitch so far this season.
For comparison, Cesc Fabregas has one goal/assist per 129 minutes, Eden Hazard per 140 minutes (or one every 157 minutes if you don't count penalties), David Silva every 140 minutes, Oscar every 146 minutes, Santi Cazorla every 159 minutes, Aaron Ramsey every 163 minutes, Samir Nasri every 190 minutes and Yaya Toure every 234 minutes.
I wonder if one day there'll be some kind of University course about Arsenal's transfer dealings. Some days I get the feeling I'm missing something so obvious that it would make sense of it all. Maybe only in the future will we see method behind the madness.
How else to explain the summer of 2011 when we knew that Cesc Fabregas was leaving and that Samir Nasri was likely to go too – by the way, how interesting were his recent revelations about meeting Ferguson in Paris and how he and Mancini would talk every day on the phone?
Chelsea and Arsenal's 'fraud' transfers investigated - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The transfers of Samir Nasri and Didier Drogba to Arsenal and Chelsea respectively are being investigated by the French police on the suspected grounds of fraud. French football is currently facing a credibility crisis with several allegations of match-fixing and fraud, French magazine Le 10 reports.
It's time for your Weekly Dose of Futbol gossip! This week, the Real Madrid boys enjoy a dinner, Mesut Ozil's lavish London home get its share of unhappy critics and Nasri enjoys his international 'retirement' in Ibiza.
Real Madrid's South American trio of James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas and Javier Hernandez were pictured enjoying a nice night out together after returning from international duties.
With the two sides set to meet in this afternoon's Community Shield game at Wembley, Man City midfielder Samir Nasri has stoked the flame war between himself and Arsenal fans by branding them "stupid" in their continued vilification of him.
Nasri has been pilloried as a coin-chasing mercenary by Arsenal fans ever since he left the club to join City back in 2011, but the Frenchman insists that he's not phased by the boo-boys and that he did what he did for the good of his career, not his bank balance.
Samir Nasri has spoken of his thoughts on Chelsea this season as the title race begins to heat up as we move at pace towards the business end of the season. Not that most of us care, he has stated that he isn't impressed at all.
He said of Chelsea this season:
"I'm a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all.
Man City's Samir Nasri has shed some light on the situation for the players should the club fail to progress to the next stage of the Champions League. And it's serious, given the fact that they could be eliminated if they fail to beat Bayern Munich tonight.
"We need to do something or otherwise next year it's going to be new players and new everything.
Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is determined to put England's disappointing World Cup campaign behind him, after their surprise elimination in the group stage of the tournament.
Luckily for him, the summer break has started early and the 24-year-old was spotted dressed fashionably to celebrate some of the music industry's biggest names at the BET awards ceremony in California on Sunday.
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Aguero, Neymar, Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo, Neymar, Neymar. It's all we've heard the last few weeks. Let's face it; we all know what these guys can do. And let's face it; we all expect them to do it. But that's not the real beauty of the World Cup. The beauty is that it unearths huge talent who lift us off our seats, get us talking, and eventually go on to become household names.