The Argentine ace has finally surpassed Telmo Zarra's record with a hat-trick against Sevilla, being honored by his team-mates, club, and the Camp Nou crowd after reaching this new feat.
The day has finally come. Many expected him to reach this feat weeks ago, but Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has now become La Liga's highest scorer in history.
Scoring a hat-trick in his side's 5-1 win over Sevilla, the Argentine, who started off the clash with 250 goals to his name, saw his tally of Spanish Primera Division goals reach 253, beating Telmo Zarra's record of 251 strikes.
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With an own goal by Kieran Gibbs and a late strike by Wayne Rooney, the Red Devils climb up the Premier League rankings and hold the fourth spot.
Manchester United's season may well have found the turning point to where they want to be. The Red Devils took advantage of Arsenal's shaky form in order to earn three points at Emirates Stadium, snapping the Gunners' undefeated streak playing in their grounds.
During the first half of the match, it seemed like a matter of time for Arsenal to score first, owning the best chances and dominating... Read the rest of the article »
During their first ever visit to Eibar's Ipurua Stadium, Los Blancos managed to build upon the lead created by James and CR7 during the first half.
Real Madrid's season so far has been almost perfect. Los Blancos earned today their tenth victory in La Liga against Eibar, a venue b which they had never visited before. Carlo Ancelotti's team reached thirty points and will comfortably keep their first place for another week.
The reigning European champion dominated most of the game, particularly the first half, enjoying most of the ball possession... Read the rest of the article »
The Citizens keep their Premier League hopes alive with this result, holding the third position in the competition, just one point behind Southampton.
Manchester City struggled, but Manuel Pellegrini's men managed to earn three points in today's matchup against Swansea City. With this result, the Sky Blues keep their third spot this season, shortening Southampton's lead in second place to just one point.
The Citizens started the game trying to get the ball to Sergio Aguero, but were not able to feed the Argentinian striker. The game was just... Read the rest of the article »
The Blues keep undefeated this season in Premier League games, winning ten out of their twelve matches this year.
There seems to be no end to Chelsea's undefeated streak. With great performances by Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, the team led by Jose Mourinho extended their lead in the current Premier League season.
Before the game started, Chelsea's fans responded to Jose Mourinho's earlier statements, where he blasted those who attend their games for not being too expressive. But once the... Read the rest of the article »
Watch Barcelona hosting Andalucian side Sevilla, in a game that will probably have the first meeting between Ivan Rakitic and his former teammates.
With very few chances to fail, Barcelona will meet Sevilla in an interesting matchup this Saturday. Los Blaugranas will try to cut Real Madrid's lead against Unai Emery's team, who will try to earn his first ever victory against the Catalunyan squad.
Following the international break, it's time for Barcelona to show their previous form. Having lost two of their last three La Liga matches, Luis... Read the rest of the article »
Lazio welcome Scudetto favorites Juventus to the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, November 22nd. Find out where to catch the game online & on TV.
After the international break, Lazio resume their domestic campaign as they welcome Juventus to the Stadio Olimpico. Stefano Pioli’s men have performed well thus are just two points behind third-placed Napoli who occupies that all-important Champions League berth. Although the Biancocelesti last tasted victory over La Vecchia Signora in December 2003, that has not prevented Fabrizio Ravanelli... Read the rest of the article »
Raising the Premier League title seems like such a distant memory for both sides, but they will try to reignite an old rivalry that has lost some flair. Watch live online & on TV as Arsenal hosts Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London.
At the moment, neither club looks destined to win the Premier League, but both will look to earn three important points this evening. A meeting between the red devils and the gunners was once the fixture to watch in the EPL, now, those days seem so distant.
The Emirates will play host to what should be an entertaining fixture. One point doesn't really do either side any good, and given both... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has hailed Danny Welbeck's move to the Emirates as a great step in his career, whilst admitting it will be “weird” coming up against the former Red Devils striker on Saturday.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has branded former team-mate Danny Welbeck's move to Arsenal as “the best move for him”, whilst revealing it will be “strange” playing on opposing teams when the Red Devils travel to face Arsenal, on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Gunners attacker exited Old Trafford in the summer in a £16m Emirates Stadium switch, scoring five... Read the rest of the article »
On November 22, watch Eibar host European Champion Real Madrid for the first time ever. Los Blancos know this kind of match could be difficult for them despite the gap between both teams.
The game between Eibar and Real Madrid has the likes of a National Holiday for the small community of Guipuzcoa. For the first time in their 74-year history, the red and blue team will host Los Blancos while playing in La Liga. For Real Madrid, this could be a more complicated match than projected, since this kind of teams enter the pitch against them with nothing to lose.
For Eibar, this will... Read the rest of the article »
League leaders Chelsea welcome familiar opponent West Brom to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, November 22. Here's where to catch the game online and on TV.
The last time Chelsea welcomed West Brom to Stamford Bridge, the match ended under somewhat controversial circumstances. Were it not for Eden Hazard's late penalty, the Blues would have been looking at a defeat at their home ground. Jose Mourinho will be keen though on beating them this time around, especially as they were unable to earn more than two draws in their meetings last season.
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Rumored to be hanging up his boots at the end of this season, Wenger welcomed the idea of the Gunners legend returning to the Emirates after retirement.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger welcomed the idea of seeing former striker Thierry Henry return to the north London side in a coaching role.
The club's all-time leading scorer, the 37-year-old French ace is believed to be retiring at the end of this Major League Soccer season, with his contract with New York Red Bulls expiring next month.
Scoring 228 goals over an eight-year spell with... Read the rest of the article »
When Arsenal takes on Manchester United tomorrow, will Alexis Sanchez or Angel Di Maria steal the show?
With eight goals and two assists to his name in the Premier League, Alexis Sanchez has emerged as Arsenal's savior in a season in which all else is falling apart for the Gooners. Mesut Özil's personal problems and injury problems have caused Arsene Wenger quite a headache. Wenger must be delighted that the signing of Sanchez has turned out to be a masterstroke. Away from London and into Manchester... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of Arsenal's match against a Manchester United side in transition, we take a look at seven stats involving Wenger and Van Gaal.
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The experienced Frenchman obviously has served much longer than his counterpart. He has served for eighteen years at Arsenal FC, whereas Louis Van Gaal is only approaching the midway point of his first ever season in the English Premier League.
While Arsene Wenger is often ridiculed for Arsenal's lack of honors in the past decade (the... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican wingman returned from the International break and got injured when this day's training session was finishing.
Mexican midfielder Giovani Dos Santos did not finish this day's training session with Villarreal due to a groin injury. This will prevent Villarreal's number 9 of playing next Sunday's match against Getafe. Club sources indicated the player left the pitch after hitting a ball with his left leg. Dos Santos was sent to the hospital to determine the damage to his groin.
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Real Madrid's boss also referred to Xabi Alonso's words about Manuel Neuer as a possible winner of this year's Golden Ball, snubbing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Carlo Ancelotti still has some doubts about who will take Luka Modric's spot in Real Madrid's lineup. After the Croatian midfielder's injury, the Italian manager trusts whoever takes his place will perform his duties correctly.
"I'm still thinking about it. The natural option would be Khedira and the other one would be Isco. Both of them can cover that position for us, I think that the... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian coach stated he is not thinking about transferring neither player, and asked for their patience and hard work to earn a spot in the lineup.
Yesterday, Italian midfielder Alessio Cerci stated he was not comfortable with his role as a substitute in Atletico Madrid. Today, his coach Diego Simeone stated he did not take the player's words literally, since he is considering him and other players to be a part of the team for the rest of the season.
"When you've got Mandzukic, Griezmann, Raul Jimenez and Cerci, you have to choose... Read the rest of the article »
The former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is having an outstanding year, and it would be unfair not to give him the award.
In a time period where everyone is voicing their thoughts about who will be crowned as the Best Player of the World, Brazilian legend Ronaldo stated he believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be the right candidate to win it. The two-time Ballon D'Or winner compared CR7's season with Lionel Messi's performance, establishing a difference between the players.
"I think Ronaldo will win it again this... Read the rest of the article »
ESPN will continue its live presentation of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs with the first leg in Western Conference Championship, the Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. on ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.
The match between the league’s top two teams in the standings at season’s end includes two of the three finalists for the league’s most valuable player award – Robbie Keane (Los Angeles) and Obafemi Martins (Seattle).
With Keane and former U.S. men’s National Team star Landon Donovan in Los Angeles, as well as Martins and current U.S. Men’s National Team captain... Read the rest of the article »
The Ivorian star did not rule out the possibility of plying his trade in yet another league.
Despite being a key part of Manchester City's squad, midfielder Yaya Toure has not ruled out a departure.
The Ivorian star enjoyed a good run of form last season as City won their second Premier League title in the past few years, but this summer, his agent expressed that his client was unhappy at the club.
The whole issue, dubbed "Cakegate" by some sections of the media revolved... Read the rest of the article »