Born in Bicas in 1991, Danilo started at Belo Horizonte-based side America Mineiro when he was 12, and working his way through the Club’s youth system winning the Campeonato Brasileno de Serie C (third tier) title before joining Santos in 2010. Full name Danilo Luiz da Silva, he was reportedly "inseperabale" from Neymar at Santos, and scored the decisive goal from central midfield in the 2-1 win against Penarol in the 2011 Copa Libertadores final. Porto decided to splash out 13m euros for Danilo in January 2012, and at the time was the club's second most expensive signing ever. He won the Under-20 World Cup with Brazil in 2011, and was part of the Brazil team that won the silver medal at London
The fight on the top of the Premier League table is intense specially the fight for top 6 positions. Here are the possible finishes in the Points table at the end of this weekend for each club starting from the best possible finish to the worst possible finish. Table toppers Chelsea is the only club with a comfortable position where they will stay on top no matter whether they win or lose. Find out the best and worst finish your favorite club can make here. Also Manchester United who were stuck in 6th place after many wins have a chance to reach 5th place which also depends on the result of the match between Manchester City & Tottenham.
The honeymoon period is now over and reality has dawned. Pep Guardiola started out with a 10-match winning streak. Manchester City are winless in the last four. On Sunday, if they don’t snap the streak against Southampton, it will equal Pep’s worst. The last time this happened was over seven years ago. City have their defensive frailties, but things are not as bad as it looks for the Blues. Make no mistake, leaking four goals at the back is lousy. Eyebrows were raised by Sergio Agüero’s omission. But Manchester City sans the Argentine is still a strong team. I actually liked Guardiola’s approach in starting without his star striker. It wasn’t defensive. Purely tactical — he wanted an extra man in the middle
The UEFA Champions League group stage draw takes place on Thursday at 10 pm Sri Lankan Time, streamed live on http://eplsl.com/live/ & telecast on Ten 2. Following are the teams that are qualified for the Group stage and the pot they will be in tonight's draw. Draw procedure No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony. Following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee, Ukrainian and Russian teams cannot be drawn against each other. The draw also establishes the groups for the UEFA Champions League path of the UEFA Youth League. The draw ceremony includes the vote for and presentation of the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards for