Erik ten Hag speaks to Cristiano Ronaldo during a past encounter at Manchester United on November 6th. Ten Hag has now added a new dimension after appearing to back Lionel Messi as the better player than Ronaldo. The Manchester United manager was speaking on the importance of playing as a team unless you are the PSG star. Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo proved there is more to his game than just scoring goals for fun and iconic celebrations during Al-Nassr's 1-0 win against Al-Etiffaq. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward has often been accused of being self-centred for not thoroughly celebrating the goals of his teammates.
French winger Samuel Grandsir brought the LA Galaxy level before they lost 3-2 to Los Angeles FC.. Photo: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFPSource: AFPCristian Arango struck a dramatic stoppage time winner as Los Angeles FC beat LA Galaxy 3-2 in a thrilling Major League Soccer Western Conference semifinal on Thursday. France-born Gabon international Denis Bouanga had twice put Los Angeles FC ahead only to see the Galaxy fight back and level on both occasions. But in the third minute of time added on, Galaxy keeper Jonathan Bond couldn't hold on to a volley from Bouanga and Colombian Arango pounced to fire home. The Philadelphia Union moved into the Eastern Conference final with a 1-0 home win over FC Cincinnati. The Union will face the winner of the game between Montreal and New York City FC, who play on Sunday.3 months ago Sports Brief
Strangest sports: Top 10 weirdest sports in the world today. Photo: Anna LythgoeSource: Getty ImagesPlace of origin: EnglandFirst played: 1612Shin kicking is a sport, believe it or not. Photo: Lakruwan WanniarachchiSource: Getty ImagesPlace of origin: Sri LankaFirst played: 2016Traditional polo has been adapted for horses and elephants. Photo: Margaret NortonSource: Getty ImagesPlace of origin: Staffordshire, EnglandFirst played: 1974The list doesn't get any weirder. Photo: Dibyangshu SarkarSource: Getty ImagesPlace of origin: Gloucester, EnglandFirst played: 15th century (estimated)This sport is as it sounds.3 months ago Sports Brief
The five-time Champions League winners had already been relegated to the Europa League prior to kick-off after Inter Milan demolished Viktoria Plzen in the group's other game on the same day. Restless Barcelona fans chanted the name of their former star Lionel Messi during their game against Bayern Munich. Barcelona in Europa LeagueLast season, Xavi's side failed to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League and were consigned to the Europa League. The LaLiga giants defeated Itlaian side Napoli in the Round of 32 stage of the Europa League before eliminating Galatasaray in the Round of 16. Barcelona fans cheer on teamMeanwhile, a section of dyed-in-the-wool followers of FC Barcelona stayed behind to cheer the team on despite suffering an early Champions League exit.3 months ago Sports Brief
On Wednesday, October 26, La Blaugrana witnessed yet another shocker after they were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the group stages. Here, Sports Brief takes a trip down memory lane to highlight some of Barcelona’s most forgettable moments after their latest Champions League embarrassment. Meltdown against Roma in 2018 UCLBarcelona had the biggest meltdown in the club’s recent history after they were eliminated in the 2018 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals by Italian side AS Roma. The Bundesliga giants made a statement after putting eight goals past Barcelona in a flawless UEFA Champions League quarter-final victory. The five-time Champions League winners had already been relegated to the Europa League prior to kick-off after Inter Milan demolished Viktoria Plzen in the group's other game on the same day.3 months ago Sports Brief
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return to the Man Utd team against Sheriff Tiraspol. But Ronaldo made a goalscoring return to the starting line-up for Thursday's 3-0 Europa League win over Sheriff Tiraspol. Ronaldo has made just two Premier League starts under Ten Hag with the vast majority of his minutes coming in the Europa League. "I don't have a Europe team and I don't have a Premier League team," Ten Hag added. "To develop the team takes time," said Ten Hag.3 months ago Sports Brief
Gerard Pique waves to fans at Camp Nou after playing his last game there against Almeria. Photo: Josep LAGO / AFPSource: AFPGerard Pique played his last game at Camp Nou on Saturday in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria and told fans he would be back in the future during an emotional speech. "Thanks to my team-mates, the staff and everyone who helps us to make everything so easy," Pique said in a speech to the supporters after the game. "After a relationship of such love and passion, I think it was the moment to leave some space, to give some air. Pique, who won the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euros with Spain, shed tears during his speech, and also kicked a ball around on the pitch with his children as fans finally departed.3 months ago Sports Brief
He played like [Miguel] Almiron. I swear, I’m actually buzzing the way he’s reacted.”Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United applauds during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea FC. The former Manchester United star failed to recover in time for the World Cup in Qatar following a knee operation. The 29-year-old has not yet played a competitive game for Juventus since returning in the summer from Manchester United. He was part of the France team that lifted the 2018 World Cup, playing an instrumental role for Les Bleus.2 months ago Sports Brief