Previous
FK Qarabag
St Etienne
0
0
FT
Game Details
Apollon Limassol
FC Zürich
3
2
FT
Game Details
Borussia Monchengladbach
Villarreal
1
1
FT
Game Details
Club Brugge
Torino
0
0
FT
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
HJK Helsinki
2
0
FT
Game Details
Besiktas
Asteras Tripoli
1
1
FT
Game Details
Partizan Belgrade
Tottenham Hotspur
0
0
FT
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
FK Astra Giurgiu
5
1
FT
Game Details
SV Salzburg
Celtic
2
2
FT
Game Details
Panathinaikos
Dinamo Moscow
1
2
FT
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Estoril
1
0
FT
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Internazionale
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Feyenoord Rotterdam
2
0
FT
Game Details
Standard Liege
Rijeka
2
0
FT
Game Details
Everton
VfL Wolfsburg
4
1
FT
Game Details
Lille
Krasnodar
1
1
FT
Game Details
BSC Young Boys
Slovan Bratislava
5
0
FT
Game Details
Napoli
Sparta Prague
3
1
FT
Game Details
Rio Ave
Dynamo Kiev
0
3
FT
Game Details
Steaua Bucuresti
AaB
6
0
FT
Game Details
Fiorentina
Guingamp
3
0
FT
Game Details
PAOK Salonika
Dinamo Minsk
6
1
FT
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
KSC Lokeren
1
0
FT
Game Details
Metalist Kharkiv
Trabzonspor
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Saprissa
3
1
FT
Game Details
Metapan
Herediano
2
4
FT
Game Details
Boca Juniors
Rosario Central
3
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 1
Game Details
Emelec
River Plate
2
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Racing Club
Argentinos Juniors
0
1
FT
Game Details
Temperley
Unión de Santa Fe
1
1
FT
Game Details
Corinthians
Chapecoense AF
1
1
FT
Game Details
Goiás EC
Atlético MG
2
3
FT
Game Details
Gremio
Santos FC
0
0
FT
Game Details
Deportes Quindío
America Cali
0
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Cortuluá
Valledupar F.C.
1
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 4
Game Details
Next

WhoScored: Cesc driving Chelsea on

Tactics And Analysis 17 hours ago
Read
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jul 27, 2008

Keegan confirms support for jailed Barton

Kevin Keegan will welcome Joey Barton back to Newcastle when he returns to the club but admits the controversial midfielder has plenty of work to do to regain people's confidence.

The 25-year-old was sentenced to six months in jail for assault and affray after an incident in Liverpool city centre in December and was also given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm on former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo during a training session last year.

There were suggestions that Newcastle would part ways with the former England international, but Keegan has revealed he vowed to stick by Barton when he returned to St James' Park last season.

And although Keegan has promised his player total support, he admits Barton must regain acceptance in the football work on his own merits.

'Joey will be back towards the end of the month,' Keegan told Radio Five's Sportsweek programme. 'It's well-documented that he's had his problems but I knew of those problems at the time of taking over.

'I told him as long as he did things right and started to rebuild the confidence of everyone around him, which he has to do, we would stick by him.

'And the Joey Barton we had for the last two months of the season was a much-changed character.'

Keegan continued: 'He's been punished for what he did wrong and the world is littered with people who have deserved a second chance, got it and taken it with both hands.

'There are lot of things he has to put right with people but I think he can do that. It's up to Joey now and he's got to win a lot of people over.'

Keegan, meanwhile, is hoping captain Michael Owen will soon commit his future to the club with a new long-term deal.

'I'm not involved with that with the way the club works - that's for Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez to sort out.

'But I believe he will (sign a new deal). I know he wants to stay and know we want to keep him, they are two things in our favour.

'I hope that it will be sorted out in the couple of weeks. He's a leader for us in the way trains, the way he leads by example.

'He's not one to shout and ball and wave his fists about but he shows people how to play the game properly and that's the kind of captain I like.'

Keegan maintains his belief that the top four are unlikely to be caught by the chasing pack in the near future but does believe he can inspire the Magpies to a successful season.

He said: 'As we try and stengthen to catch up the top four strengthen to keep us away. Being realistic is important and at the moment they are they are a little way ahead of us - the league table shows you that.

'You try but the odds are a little bit against you, especially when you play them away. But you must always believe you have a chance and we'll go there and think we have a chance.

'Between four and eight (in the table) would, to be honest, be a big step up for us.

'Looking at it purely from the crowd point of view - look how strong the fan base is in the north east.

'We should be able to make it a difficult place to come and get points.'

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.