NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Alexander Isak salvaged Newcastle's latest draw with his first goal at St. James’ Park, converting a penalty in a 1-1 with Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle's record-signing Alexander Isak missed an early chance to score on his home debut in a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Casemiro is set to make his debut for Manchester United as the team heads to Southampton looking to follow up its morale-boosting win over Liverpool on Monday.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle made its most eye-catching move in the transfer market since coming under Saudi ownership, setting a club record to sign Sweden striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad for a reported 70 million euros ($70 million) on Friday.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Sweden striker Alexander Isak arrived at Newcastle on Thursday and appeared close to completing a move from Real Sociedad to the Saudi-owned Premier League team for a reported club-record fee of 70 million euros ($70 million).
MADRID (AP) — Alexander Isak converted a penalty six minutes into stoppage time as Real Sociedad secured a 1-0 win over Espanyol in the Spanish league on Monday.
Isak's low shot from the spot gave Sociedad its fourth win in the last six matches and left the Basque Country club closer to securing a European place next season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic being unavailable for a big Sweden game would typically be a matter of national angst.
Not so much these days.
Sweden’s reliance on its all-time leading scorer — and possibly the country’s greatest ever player — has waned following the emergence of a crop of gifted attacking players who are about half his age.
MADRID (AP) — While Real Sociedad keeps impressing, defending champion Atlético Madrid continues to disappoint in the Spanish league.
Sociedad broke the four-way tie at the top of the league with a 2-0 win at Celta Vigo on Thursday, while Atlético fell further behind after drawing 2-2 at second-to-last-place Levante.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Alexander Isak enhanced his burgeoning reputation with a superb individual goal in Sweden’s 3-0 win over Kosovo that lifted the team to within one point of Spain in their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s successor in Sweden’s national team changed the game even without scoring the goal.
Alexander Isak’s second-half performance illuminated a hitherto tough-to-watch match against Slovakia that was heading for a goalless draw until the highly rated 21-year-old striker produced a deft flick over the top of the defense.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sweden is promising a more expansive approach against Slovakia at the European Championship.
That won’t be difficult.
Against Spain in their Group E opener, the Swedes had only 15% possession — the lowest figure on record in the history of the tournament.
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — The chances came and went but neither Spain nor Sweden managed to put any of them in the net.
Spain dominated possession and kept the pressure on the opposing area for most of the match but the Swedes held on for a 0-0 draw Monday at the European Championship.
Two starts. Three assists. Six points.
The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to international soccer has been a resounding success for Sweden’s national team, even though the AC Milan striker failed to score in either of the wins over Georgia or Kosovo in World Cup qualifying...