Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Former Arsenal and French striker Thierry Henry announced Dec. 16 he was retiring from football after a glittering two decades long career and will become a TV analyst for Sky Sports in England.
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey’s last remaining participants in European competition, Beşiktaş and Trabzonspor, will face difficult respective tests against Liverpool and Napoli in the Europa League Round of 32 following a draw on Dec. 15 in Nyon, Switzerland.
TRABZON / TRIPOLI, Greece
Turkey’s Trabzonspor and Beşiktaş each qualified for the round of 32 knockout stage in UEFA Europa League with a match to spare in the group stages following action on Nov. 27
ISTANBUL - Reuters
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored a contender for goal of the season when he blasted home a 30-meter volley to help his team cruise past Galatasaray 4-1 to finish second in Champions League Group D on Dec. 9.
ALMERIA - The Associated Press
Gael Kakuta scored with four minutes to play to give Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 win at Almeria in the Spanish league
ROME - Agence France-Presse
The calculators will be out in force as AS Roma and Manchester City clash for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Dec. 10 with outsiders CSKA Moscow lurking in the background.
TRIPOLIS / TRABZON
Istanbul’s Beşiktaş seeks to advance to the next round of the UEFA Europa League at a difficult away game against Asteras Tripolis in neighboring Greece while Trabzon will face Metalist Kharkiv at home
Under new coach Hamza Hamzaoğlu, Galatasaray wants to end its European campaign on a high note when the Istanbul club entertains Premier League giant Arsenal, which has its own demons
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Arsenal's Germany international Mesut Özil has reached an out-of-court settlement worth an undisclosed sum in a civil case with his father, Duesseldorf's district court confirmed Nov. 11.
Dutch police have raided the house of Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder in his hometown Utrecht in a search for drugs, according to reports in the Dutch media
Borussia Dortmund want to use their high-flying Champions League form to help turn around their dire Bundesliga fortunes when they host Borussia Moenchengladbach on Nov. 9.
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