Christian Benteke

  • Christian Benteke out of World Cup with Achilles injury 03-04-2014 11:42 PM

    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...
  • Villa striker Benteke out of Palace clash 24-12-2013 04:36 PM

    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 23-year-old Belgian international has been struggling with knee and hip injuries since the close season and decided...
  • Everton beat Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League 26-10-2013 10:49 PM

    Birmingham: Romelu Lukaku won the battle of Belgian strikers Saturday, scoring to set Everton on their way to a 2-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League after counterpart Christian Benteke missed a first-half penalty. Benteke could have given the hosts an early lead but his eighth-minute penalty was...
  • Aston Villa striker Benteke out for six weeks 25-09-2013 11:02 AM

    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 1-0 victory over Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday. Villa manager Paul Lambert says "it is not as bad as...
  • Villa stun Arsenal, Liverpool ride luck to win 17-08-2013 10:17 PM

    Manchester: Aston Villa compounded the simmering frustration at Arsenal by winning 3-1 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...
  • Arsenal suffer shock defeat against Aston Villa in opener 17-08-2013 09:25 PM

    London: Christian Benteke scored from two penalties on Saturday as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal 3-1 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...
  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke pens new deal to 2017 19-07-2013 10:53 PM

    Birmingham: Aston Villa say that striker Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and signed a contract extension through to 2017.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 22-year-old says "I...
  • Collymore warns Benteke of no-nonsense Paul Lambert 14-07-2013 12:32 PM

    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 24-06-2013 08:38 PM

    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...
  • Tottenham target Villa striker Benteke 24-06-2013 10:31 AM

    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...
  • Belgium thrash US 4-2 in Cleveland friendly 30-05-2013 08:35 AM

    Cleveland: Christian Benteke scored two goals in the second half and Marouane Fellaini had another, leading Belgium to a 4-2 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...
  • Benteke's hat-trick helps Aston Villa crush Sunderland 6-1 30-04-2013 08:46 AM

    Birmingham: Aston Villa moved closer to avoiding relegation from the Premier League after Christian Benteke scored a second-half hat trick in a 6-1 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...
  • Aston Villa stun Liverpool with 3-1 win at Anfield 15-12-2012 10:59 PM

    Liverpool: Aston Villa brought Liverpool's recent resurgence in the English Premier League to a crashing end by winning 3-1 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...