INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TID-BITS - FEBRUARY : 2015

WORLD FOOTBALL TID-BITS - 16TH FEB 2015

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ADHIRAJ DUTTA :Arch rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan clash against each other for the 310th time tomorrow at the iconic Salt Lake Stadium. East Bengal have won 117 times while Mohun Bagan have prevailed victorious in the fixture for 86 times in over all while I I-League/NFL encounter of last 34 East Bengal won 14 times while Mohun Bagan won 10.
Lionel Messi scored a record-equalling 23rd La Liga hat-trick in his 300th league appearance to keep Barcelona a point behind Real Madrid. Lionel Messi scored a record-equalling 23rd La Liga hat-trick in his 300th La Liga appearance as Barcelona hammered Levante 5-0 to keep up the pressure on league leaders Real Madrid on Sunday.Upto 15th Feb 2015 Messi Played 555 matches in his career where he scored436 goals.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign a midfielder once the transfer window reopens at the end of the season. Signing a midfielder at the end of the Premier League season is top priority for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who understands that Wayne Rooney should be playing as a striker. Rooney has played away from his favoured attacking position at Old Trafford for most of the 2014-15 Premier League season, deployed as a central midfielder by Van Gaal in order to balance United's starting line-up. .

Yakubu says he will not allow doubts surrounding his age to affect his form after signing for Reading. Reading striker Yakubu has brushed off renewed questions about his age after arriving at the Madejski Stadium on a free transfer. The Nigerian - officially 32 years old - scored on debut in a 2-1 FA Cup victory over Derby County on Saturday, netting an 82nd-minute winner.
Along with Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, BvB president Hans-Joachim Watzke claims Bayern Munich wanted more of Borussia Dortmund's players. Bayern Munich have made advances for other Borussia Dortmund players aside from Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, according to the latter's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Rangers are set to help arch-rivals Celtic's UEFA Europa League opponents Inter, who will use Murray Park to train. Inter are set to practice at Rangers' Murray Park training ground before their UEFA Europa League round-of-32 first leg against Celtic in Glasgow.
Tim Sherwood wants to see more fight from Aston Villa after being named the club's new manager. Aston Villa must start "throwing punches" in their bid to remain in the Premier League, according to new manager Tim Sherwood. Villa sacked Paul Lambert last week with the club in the relegation zone and announced Sherwood as his replacement before the FA Cup fifth-round victory over Leicester City on Sunday.
Bundesliga club Cologne have banned a fan group from their games after pitch invasions during their derby with Borussia Monchengladbach. Cologne have moved swiftly following trouble in Saturday's derby defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach - banning the Boyz fan group from future matches and removing their status as an official supporters' club.
Good news and bad news at Real Madrid on Thursday as Pepe returns from injury, only for Fabio Coentrao to suffer a calf problem. Pepe handed Real Madrid a boost on Thursday as he returned to first-team training after nearly a month out with a rib injury.