Jamie Vardy is having plenty of port parties. Premier League footballers will typically have their dietary regime strictly controlled by their employers. In order to squeeze that extra one percent from every performance, Pep Guardiola banned his Manchester City players from eating pizza, Antonio Conte has taken ketchup off the table and Arsene Wenger has taken a monastic view towards player diets since the 1990s.
Manchester United and Southampton, the only Premier League sides in the group stage of the 2016-17 Europa League, suffered and enjoyed, respectively, on matchday no. 1 two weeks ago. Man United suffered defeat at the hands of Feyenoord on the opening day of the group stage, losing 1-0 abroad, with a mostly first-team squad just days after the Manchester derby defeat to Manchester City. Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils currently sit bottom of Group A. Meanwhile, Southampton opened their European campaign with a home victory over Sparta Prague. Charlie Austin scored twice on the day, and Jay Rodriguez provided the other goal. Saints enter matchday no. 2 top of Group K. Today’s notable Europa League fixtures
Cristiano Ronaldo remains central to Real Madrid’s goal-scoring aspirations, but one day, he will have to hang up his cleats. [ FC Yahoo: You won’t believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before games ] The soccer “afterlife” is a daunting prospect for a man