Robin Bairner

 
Robin Bairner • RBairner French Football Expert
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Football expert specialising in French and Scottish football. Contributor to Goal, Football Index, as well as FootballCritic.

Articles written by Robin Bairner

Ligue 1

PSG lacked everything in Bordeaux draw, fumes Tuchel

The Ligue 1 champions continued to misfired domestically as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Bordeaux at Parc des Princes.

  • 12 minutes
LaLiga

Real Madrid 1-2 Alaves: Miserable Madrid suffer Hazard injury blow

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid fell six points off the top spots in La Liga as they suffered a shock 2-1 home loss to Alaves.

  • 37 minutes
LaLiga

Eden Hazard’s miserable Real Madrid injury record

Belgium international Eden Hazard was meant to star at Real Madrid - instead, he is spending more time in the medical room than on the pitch.

  • 1 hour
Bundesliga

Flick explains why Sane still isn’t starting for Bayern Munich

Signed from Manchester City in the summer, the winger has yet to hold down a place in FCB's starting XI - and Hansi Flick has revealed why.

  • 2 hours
Premier League

The proof Klopp is wrong to complain about Premier League schedule

The Liverpool boss has complained about a lack of time to prepare for the Premier League but the facts show the Reds are not hard done by.

  • 4 hours
LaLiga

Ronald Koeman: 100 days at Barcelona in numbers

It's been a rough ride for Ronald Koeman since being appointed as Barcelona coach, but how does his record look compared to last term?

  • 6 hours
Premier League

Bielsa nomination for The Best FIFA Coach ‘a scandal’ – Villas-Boas

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas believes it is ridiculous that Marcelo Bielsa has been nominated for the prestigious award when Thomas Tuchel was overlooked.

  • 1 day
Premier League

‘Whatever I say, it doesn’t help’ – Klopp gives up congestion campaign

Jurgen Klopp said that he is going to "stop talking" about the fixture congestion his Liverpool team faces because the authorities after deaf to his words.

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

Neymar to rest before Man Utd? – How PSG could line up against Bordeaux

Paris Saint-Germain's match against Manchester United will be firmly in mind when they pick their team to face Bordeaux - and that may mean resting Neymar

  • 1 day
La Liga

'Messi made me feel inadequate, I wanted to quit' - Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng was astonished by Lionel Messi's quality while at Barcelona and says that he is "something else" when compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • 3 days
The Best

The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Who has been nominated?

The Best FIFA Men's Player is set to be the most prestigious individual award in the footballing calendar in 2020, and the 11 nominees have been announced.

  • 3 days
Premier League

'Look at Ansu Fati' - Clemente fears for young Barca stars

Ansu Fati is in the midst of an absence because of injury - and ex-Spain boss Javier Clemente believes he will not be the only Barca youngster to suffer.

  • 3 days
Champions League

'Ask the players if you've got the balls!' - PSG coach Tuchel in spectacular post-Leipzig rant

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel defended his side's performance against RB Leipzig, saying victory was key and that they gave their all.

  • 3 days
Champions League

Jadon Sancho: Player Rating and Performance v Club Brugge

Jadon Sancho enjoyed a return to form with Borussia Dortmund as he got a goal and an assist in the Champions League against Club Brugge.

  • 4 days
Champions League

Firmino plays 12 instruments in Liverpool orchestra - Klopp

Roberto Firmino broke his scoring drought on Sunday and has been hailed by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as a "complete" player.

  • 4 days
Champions League

Real Madrid can’t cry about their injury list – Inter boss Conte

Although Real Madrid will be without six players for their Champions League clash against Inter, talk of a crisis makes Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte laugh.

  • 4 days
Champions League

Neymar goes down so often because he’s got sensitive feet, claims PSG assistant

PSG star Neymar has a reputation for going down in pain on a regular basis, but PSG assistant coach Zsolt Low has claimed this is because of an unusual problem.

  • 4 days
Premier League

Premier League fans could return to stadiums in December

Premier League matches have taken place behind closed doors since March, but fans could be welcomed back in certain areas.

  • 5 days
eSports

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in dig at FIFA video game franchise

Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken aim at the video game manufacturer for using images of him without permission.

  • 5 days
Champions League

PSG must do Neymar’s work for him against RB Leipzig – Tuchel

Neymar is set to start in PSG's vital Champions League match with RB Leipzig, though his coach admits that he is not fully fit.

  • 5 days
LaLiga

Nightmare for Barcelona as Pique injured in woeful Atletico loss

Ronald Koeman's Barcelona suffered another defeat and another potentially costly injury as they fell further off the pace in La Liga.

  • 1 week
Premier League

Bruno Fernandes: Player Rating and performance versus West Brom

With Manchester United in need of inspiration against WBA in their Premier League clash, Bruno Fernandes was once again the star man.

  • 1 week
Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Rating and performance versus Cagliari

After a couple of dry matches with Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo scored both of Juventus' goals in a 2-0 victory over Cagliari on Saturday.

  • 1 week
Bundesliga

Erling Haaland: Player Rating and performance versus Hertha

Erling Haaland was in electric form in front of goal against Hertha as Borussia Dortmund charged to a 5-2 success in the German capital.

  • 1 week
Premier League

Guardiola facing the most difficult period of his career after Mourinho masterclass

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are languishing in the middle of the Premier League table, having been victim to a classic Jose Mourinho display by Tottenham

  • 1 week