CHRISTIAN BENTEKE

  • Christian Benteke set for Aston Villa return after long absence October 3, 2014

    London: Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke is set to make his long-awaited return from injury against champions Manchester City on Saturday, manager Paul Lambert said. Benteke, 23, has been out since early April with a ruptured Achilles and missed Belgium's run to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil. "If everything...
  • Christian Benteke out of World Cup with Achilles injury April 3, 2014

    Belgium striker Christian Benteke will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for six months having ruptured his Achilles tendon in training on Thursday, his club Aston Villa said. "It's a terrible blow both for Christian and for the club," Villa manager Paul Lambert said on the Premier League club's...
  • Villa striker Benteke out of Palace clash December 24, 2013

    Brussels: Injured Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will miss his team's Premier League clash at home to Crystal Palace on Thursday as he is undergoing physiotherapy in his native Belgium until Friday. The 23yearold Belgian international has been struggling with knee and hip injuries since the close season and decided to...
  • Everton beat Aston Villa 20 in Premier League October 26, 2013

    Birmingham: Romelu Lukaku won the battle of Belgian strikers Saturday, scoring to set Everton on their way to a 20 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League after counterpart Christian Benteke missed a firsthalf penalty. Benteke could have given the hosts an early lead but his eighthminute penalty was saved...
  • Aston Villa striker Benteke out for six weeks September 25, 2013

    Birmingham: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will be out for up to six weeks, ruling him out of Belgium's final World Cup qualifiers. Benteke injured his hip during Villa's 10 victory over Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday. Villa manager Paul Lambert says "it is not as bad as we...
  • Villa stun Arsenal, Liverpool ride luck to win August 17, 2013

    Manchester: Aston Villa compounded the simmering frustration at Arsenal by winning 31 at Emirates Stadium on Saturday while Liverpool rode their luck to also start the new Premier League season with a victory. Christian Benteke scored twice as Villa came from behind to beat Arsenal, which were booed off by home...
  • Arsenal suffer shock defeat against Aston Villa in opener August 17, 2013

    London: Christian Benteke scored from two penalties on Saturday as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal 31 at Emirates Stadium in their Premier League opener to increase the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger to spend big in the waning days of the transfer market. Arsenal had a perfect start when Olivier Giroud scored...
  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke pens new deal to 2017 July 19, 2013

    Birmingham: Aston Villa say that striker Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and signed a contract extension through to 2017. Benteke submitted a written request last week amid reported interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea. However, Villa say Benteke penned a new deal on Friday. The 22yearold says "I spoke with...
  • Collymore warns Benteke of nononsense Paul Lambert July 14, 2013

    Retired English footballer Stan Collymore has warned Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke about the repercussions he might have to face if he upsets manager Paul Lambert. According to The Dailystar, Collymore has warned the Belgian striker that he could end up sitting on the bench which would further hamper his...
  • Football Transfers: Monday's latest news and rumours June 24, 2013

    Striker Gomez staying at Bayern for now Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is to stay at the club for the time being but officials at the Champions League winners hinted on Monday his future with them could be in doubt. Read more Jose Mourinho looking to sign Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez Chelsea...
  • Tottenham target Villa striker Benteke June 24, 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly launching a 20million bid for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, according to The Daily Star. Spurs had finished at the fifth spot during the 2012/13 season and it was mainly due to the Belgian striker's impressive form. With a total of 23 goals, Paul Lambert's probability of accepting...
  • Belgium thrash US 42 in Cleveland friendly May 30, 2013

    Cleveland: Christian Benteke scored two goals in the second half and Marouane Fellaini had another, leading Belgium to a 42 thrashing of the United States on Wednesday night in an international friendly the Americans hoped would get them ready for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Boasting a strong roster with 10 players...
  • Benteke's hattrick helps Aston Villa crush Sunderland 61 April 30, 2013

    Birmingham: Aston Villa moved closer to avoiding relegation from the Premier League after Christian Benteke scored a secondhalf hat trick in a 61 thrashing of Sunderland on Monday. The Belgian international scored in the 55th, 60th and 72nd minutes at Villa Park to tally 22 league goals and 27 in...
  • Bradford beat Villa 21 to reach FA Cup final January 23, 2013

    London: Bradford produced one of the greatest upsets in English football on Wednesday, overcoming the Premier League millionaires of Aston Villa to become the first fourthtier club to reach an English cup final in more than half a century. With a team that cost just 7,500 pounds ($12,000) to assemble, Bradford...
  • Aston Villa stun Liverpool with 31 win at Anfield December 15, 2012

    Liverpool: Aston Villa brought Liverpool's recent resurgence in the English Premier League to a crashing end by winning 31 at Anfield on Saturday, with Christian Benteke capping a powerful display with goals in each half. The strapping Belgium international, who is starting to make a name for himself following his...