Racially abused by their fans, Togolese striker Francis Kone has taken on hero status after saving a rival goalkeeper's life in a Czech top-flight game last weekend. Half an hour into Saturday's tie pitting Bohemians 1905 Prague against Kone's FC Slovacko, Bohemians keeper Martin Berkovec sprinted towards the edge of the box to head out a long pass. The home crowd in Prague watched in horror as the impact left the 28-year-old Berkovec unconscious on the pitch with a swallowed tongue.
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
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.