Emanuel Rosu

Emanuel Rosu

Global football specialist  |  BUCHAREST

Emanuel Rosu follows world soccer for OG News. He's freelanced for the BBC, The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Goal, and the New York Times. He's part of the "Ballon d'Or" jury, representing Romania in the vote that rewards the best soccer player in the world each year. He is based in Bucharest, Romania.

Bayern showed no mercy and beat Leverkusen 5-1 at home in the Bundesliga. (Image: Twitter/imiasanmia)

Dominant Bayern Scores Four Times in Seven Minutes, Wins 5-1 in Leverkusen

Bayern Munich didn’t accept Borussia Dortmund leading the Bundesliga for too long, so they accelerated in Leverkusen, beating Bayer 5-1 at their home grounds. Lewandowski opened the scoring after three minutes, then made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark. What followed was a demolition game, with Bayern putting three more […]

Barcelona won against Valencia (3-1), to record their only second win in their last five La Liga games. (Image: Twitter/LaLiga)

Barcelona Resumes Winning Ways as Aguero Makes His Debut

FC Barcelona beat Valencia 3-1 at Camp Nou. Ansu Fati, Barca’s new number 10 after Messi’s departure, led the attack, as the Blaugrana came from one behind to get the three points. Memphis Depay and Coutinho were also on the scoresheet. The game on Sunday also marked Kun Aguero’s debut […]

Tens of Vitesse fans collapsed with the stand beneath them as they celebrated the 1-0 win over NEC in the Dutch Eredivisie. (Image: Twitter/awaydays23)

Stands Collapse as Vitesse Fans Celebrate an Away Win with the Players

A stand full of Vitesse Arnhem supporters collapsed on Sunday afternoon while fans were celebrating with the players following their 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen in the Dutch league. After the game’s final whistle, Vitesse’s players went to the away end of NEC’s arena, Goffertstadion, to cheer with their fans. […]

Barcelona president Laporta is certain he can lead the club through one of its most difficult times. (Image: Twitter/JoanLaportaFCB)

Barcelona President Says Super League Project Is Still Alive

FC Barcelona’s leader, Joan Laporta, claims the European Super League project is still alive, with the breakaway competition “winning in the courts”. The Catalonian giants are one of the just three clubs that refused to exit the Super League, alongside Juventus and Real Madrid. Nine other teams from England, Italy, […]

The World Cup trophy is the most revered in world football. (Image: otbsports.com)

FIFA Boss Supports Biannual World Cup Plan

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is defending the World Football Association’s plans to hold the World Cup every two years. Infantino isn’t bothered by strong opposition from UEFA and CONMEBOL, who are ready to boycott a revamped World Cup. The official claims it’s a matter of “quality” more than anything else, […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of the only 10 owners of the Bugatti Centodieci model. (Image: bugatti.com)

Ronaldo Spends $11 Million on Exclusive Bugatti Centodieci

Cristiano Ronaldo’s luxury auto park is getting ready to welcome a new jewel. Manchester United’s superstar spent $11 million on an ultra-rare Bugatti Centodieci. Only 10 of its kind will be made and delivered next year. The car can go from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.4 seconds and […]

Pedri will remain a FC Barcelona player until at least 2026. (Image: Twitter/Pedri)

Pedri Signs New Barcelona Contract with $1.16 Billion Release Clause

Teenage sensation Pedri signed a contract extension at FC Barcelona until 2026. The new deal sets an historic $1.16 billion release clause for the 18-year-old. Pedri began his senior career at Las Palmas, making his debut at age 16 in 2019. Barcelona signed him for nearly $6 million after just […]

Leo Messi scored 80 goals for Argentina, an unmatched record in South America. (Image: Twitter/cbssportsgolazo)

Messi Breaks Scoring Record in Argentina Win Against Uruguay

Lionel Messi became the first South American player to reach 80 international goals when Argentina beat Uruguay 3-0 in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Messi put his name on the scoresheet in a match where his national team came out clear winners in front of Luis […]

Neymar is the biggest star in Brazilian football at the moment. (Image: Twitter/futtmais)

Neymar Thinking About Retirement, 2022 World Cup Could be His Last

Brazilian superstar Neymar is already planning for life after football. The 29-year-old revealed the World Cup in 2022 will be his “last.” PSG’s forward says he doesn’t know if he has “the strength of mind to deal with football anymore”. Talking to DAZN, Neymar said he sees next year’s World […]

Spanish players, fans, and journalists were unhappy with the referees' decision to validate Mbappe's goal in the 80th minute. (Image: marca.com)

Controversial Mbappe Goal Decides Nations League Final

France came from one goal down to beat Spain 2-1 in the Nations League final. The game in Milan offered some great moments of football, culminating with Spain keeper Unai Simon threatening the opposite goal in the dying moments of the encounter as Spain pushed for an equalizer. Mikel Oyarzabal […]

Kylian Mbappe was disappointed by PSG's decision not to let him join Real Madrid last summer. (Image; skysports.com)

PSG Chief Accuses Real Madrid of ‘Lacking Respect’ Over Mbappe Interest

Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director Leonardo Araújo spoke about Real Madrid’s attempt to lure Kylian Mbappe away from Parc des Princes in the final days of the summer transfer window. PSG’s official accused Madrid of “lacking respect” in their handling of the matter. Real Madrid offered PSG no less than $230 […]