Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola targets 100 points to cap 'almost perfect season'
Pep Guardiola is targeting 100 points to cap an "almost perfect season" after champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records and home fans said farewell to veteran midfielder Yaya Toure.
Lionel Messi failed to get on the scoresheet but it hardly mattered as under-strength Barcelona taught Celtic a footballing lesson in a Dublin friendly.
'I've been there, it's difficult': Liverpool defender Toure backs teammate Sakho after failed drug test
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has voiced his support for teammate Mamadou Sakho after the France international allegedly failed a drugs test before Saturday's 2-2 Premier League draw against struggling Newcastle United.
"I'll never criticise players for trying to play football but Kolo probably shouldn't have received the ball under pressure and his pass was misplaced," Rodgers told reporters after the match.
Liverpool missed a chance to strengthen its place in the Premier League's top four when Kolo Toure gifted West Bromwich Albion an equalizer in a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Greek international and former Werder Bremen defender Sokratis Pastathopoulos joined Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund until 2018.