Pochettino Did What No Manager Has Done In The Last Decade — He Substituted Lionel Messi Off

Mauricio Pochettino is in the headlines after he made the bold decision to substitute Lionel Messi during Paris Saint-Germain’s tight 2-1 victory against Lyon on Sunday. How many times has Messi been subbed you might ask? Almost never.

With the scored tied at 1-1 Pochettino felt that taking Messi out of the game would help his side. 

Italian Media Says Juventus Has Hit "Rock Bottom" As Club Sits In Relegation Zone

"Life goes on" was the message from coach Massimiliano Allegri after learning of Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to leave last month, but four Serie A games into a future without their former talisman, Juventus continue to go from one disaster to the next

The reaction in Turin to the Portuguese forward's departure for English Premier League side Manchester United was mixed.

Guns, Drones And UFOs: The Craziest Reasons Football Matches Have Been Postponed

Over the years, soccer matches have been temporarily suspended for a variety of bizarre reasons, whether it be canine pitch invasions, tennis ball protests or a pig head on the pitch, but it takes a heck of a lot for an event to end a match.

The Most Violent And Intimidating Players In Premier League History

The allure of the Premier League is in its blood and thunder approach. The incredible noise from the stands is replicated with a frantic energy on the pitch, where some of the players with the most red cards in Premier League history are also some of the most celebrated for their brave defending, box-to-box midfield play or aggressive attacking.

Astana, Cluj And Helsinki Too? The Most Obscure Clubs To Reach The UCL Group Stage

When the UEFA Champions League group draw occurs every year in August, the two biggest focuses are inevitably which group is my favorite team in and which group will be the most entertaining to follow/watch.

For a small portion of us, the most interesting section of the draw is uncovering the most obscure team that somehow made the group stage.

Usually this team comes from some tiny country in Eastern Europe, riding some sort of heavy investment toward a wave of success only for the debt to invariably catch up soon after.

Edinson Cavani Gifts Manchester United’s Legendary No. 7 Back To Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will wear Manchester United's famous number seven jersey once again following his return to Old Trafford, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

The 36-year-old Portuguese forward spent six seasons at United between 2003-09, winning eight major trophies, and rejoined them this week from Juventus on a two-year deal.

Ronaldo donned the number seven shirt during his first stint at the club, following in the footsteps of great United players including George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.

As Troy Deeney Departs Watford, His Legacy Extends Well Past His Playoff Goal vs. Leicester

After 419 appearances and 140 goals for Watford, Troy Deeney is announcing his departure from the club. His playing career is not over though, as he joined Birmingham on a free transfer — a fitting move since Deeney has a Blues badge tattooed on his calf, a tribute to his favorite club in the city in which he grew up.

There’s No Spectacle In Sports Quite Like Players Fighting Their Own Fans

One of the greatest stories in sports right now belongs to Major League Baseball, where the New York Mets have collapsed throughout August to piss away a spot in the playoffs. The fans at Citi Field in Queens have voiced their displeasure by booing the players, but players have responded by jeering their own fans.

After hitting a home run last Sunday, Javier Báez gave the fans a double thumbs-down gesture when crossing the plate — an action that was repeated by teammates Francisco Lindor and Kevin Pillar.

Bayern Signing Sabitzer From Leipzig Is Prime Example Why Bundesliga Will Never Be Exciting — I’ll Explain

Bayern Munich wrapped up the summer transfer window by signing RB Leipzig ace Marcel Sabitzer for $18.8 million on Monday. One look at a Bayern transfer history sheet shows that the club buying rival players isn't anything new.

From Campos To Rimando, Who Are The Best Short Goalkeepers Of All Time?

They say size doesn't matter, but with the modern men's goalkeeping landscape populated by giants like Manuel Neuer (6-4), Gianluigi Donnarumma (6-5) and Thibaut Courtois (6-7), 6-2 is almost considered the minimum height for a professional goalkeeper in the modern age.

A few players, like Yann Sommer (6-0) and Jordan Pickford (6-1) buck this trend, but it is increasingly rare to see a men's keeper under 6-0, much less one who is 5-8 or 5-9.