Striker Francis Koné has a statistic that isn’t on any score sheet, but might be unmatched in professional sports: He claims to have saved four people’s lives on the field. The 26-year-old from Togo jumped into action over the weekend in the Czech Republic following a collision that left opposing goalkeeper Martin Borkovec laying on the ground, struggling to breathe.
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has sought to defend manager Arsene Wenger against the “unfair” criticism he has faced in recent weeks, insisting the Frenchman has been let down by his own players. Following Arsenal’s annual mid-season slump, fans have once again turned on the Frenchman who has served the club for more than 20 years. The side’s 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League was met with a particularly vitriolic response, with many supporters calling for the 67-year-old to move on.
Ronaldo and Real Madrid escaped with all three points. (Reuters) So far this La Liga season, Villarreal’s Yellow Submarine had tied Real Madrid away, beaten Atletico Madrid at home and tied Barcelona at home. In the sixth-place side’s first game against