Previous
Hellas Verona
Juventus
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Arsenal
Aston Villa
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
VfL Wolfsburg
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Paris Saint-Germain
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona
7:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Mexico
Guatemala
ESPN3 10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New York City FC
Houston Dynamo
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
United States
South Korea
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

No. 30: Joe Hart, Man City

PremRank
Read

No. 28: Oscar, Chelsea

PremRank
Read

Ibra denies insulting Ronaldo and Messi

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has issued a statement denying that he criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Quotes recently emerged from the South American press, alleging that Ibrahimovic had been derogatory about the Real Madrid and Barcelona players.

However, the Swede has said he did not conduct any such interview while stressing that he has nothing but respect for Ronaldo and Messi.

He said on PSG's official website: "I only have good things to say about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. I've never given an interview in which I said negative or insulting things about Ronaldo or Messi, two players I respect.

"I'm annoyed and irritated to be the victim of this sort of practice, that is to cite players as having said things they never did with the sole aim of stirring up controversy.

"I respect football, my team, my team-mates, and my opponents. That will always be the case."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.