Since it opened its doors in 1947 Los Merengues have played in Santiago Bernabeu. When the remodeling is done, it will only keep Bernabeu.
Money can buy a lot of things and it did help Cepsa, a Spanish energy company, to be part of the new name for a historic stadium. Rumor has it that Real Madrid’s home will soon be either “Abu Dhabi Bernabeu”or "Cepsa Bernabeu".
The club with the most Champions League titles (10), agreed to sell the naming rights for £15m a year. Companies like Coca-Cola and... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese star will not be available for games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla. CR7 should be back in action for the Madrilène derby.
After slapping Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo, kicking Edimar and landing another punch on Crespo, Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two games. Hence, he will only miss league clashes against Real Sociedad and Sevilla but return for the titanic Madrid Derby on February 7th, two days after his 30th birthday. The two-match ban sounds as a controversial call due to the importance of Real Madrid's... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will travel to Madrid on January 28th for the second leg of their Quarter-final fixture of the 2014-15 Copa del Rey. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona below.
The second leg of the Copa del Rey Quarter-finals will have Barcelona's aim to extend their dominance over Atletico Madrid in 2015, while Los Colchoneros fight for their survival and against the odds, which favor the Blaugrana side throughout the years.
Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Simeone's crew at Camp Nou puts them in a perfect position to make it into the semi-finals, while Atletico may... Read the rest of the article »
Bottom-placed Parma will welcome league leaders Juventus on Wednesday, January 28th for their quarter-final Coppa Italia meeting. Find TV listings & online streaming for Parma vs. Juventus in the Coppa Italia here.
40. That is the number of points that separate the two sides--Parma and Juventus--prior to this evening's quarter-final Coppa Italia clash. Last season, Roberto Donadoni's men finished in 6th place. This time, though, they have just earned nine points from 20 matches and sit dead last in the table, with a measly three wins, one sole stalemate, and a disappointing 16 losses so far, including a 2-1 reversal... Read the rest of the article »
Tottenham will face Sheffield United in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday, the 28th of January at the Bramall Lane.
Tottenham will start the match with a one goal advantage after a second half penalty from Andros Townsend gave them a win in the first leg. The victory did not come easy for the home side and they will surely be feeling the pressure especially after being at the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester last time out.
It was Townsend who once again opened up the scoring from the... Read the rest of the article »
Despite committing two heinous fouls, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has jumped to the Spaniard's defense, claiming their to be a campaign against his striker.
Diego Costa, the English Premier League's top-scorer, failed to make the score sheet in Tuesday's second leg semi final game between Chelsea and Liverpool, but he definitely left his mark on the game. LITERALLY, that is.
The former Atletico Madrid man was in the heat of all the scuffles when the Blues hosted the Merseyside club. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Anfield, the Stamford Bridge... Read the rest of the article »
Hoping to win their 27th Copa del Rey, Barcelona will try to make some of these stats part of their game against Atletico. Find out which numbers favor Los Culés.
With Real Madrid out of the equation, it seems like Barcelona's chances of winning their 27th Copa del Rey will substancially increase if they win tomorrow. But before they can plan their semi-final match or their trophy celebration, these are some facts that support the theory of Los Blaugranas reaching the next stage and eventually winning the tournament.
In the current Copa del Rey, Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
The German defender's comments recently to the press, combined with Arsenal's latest signing, could push the Red Devils to make a late move for the World Cup winner.
With the January transfer window winding down, the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive concerning potential late moves by clubs for some of the game's biggest players.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels' future in Germany has long been the subject of speculation due to the Bundesliga outfit's horrible domestic form this season. Die Schwarzgelben, who only two years ago were in the 2013... Read the rest of the article »
The Serbian defender headed a cross by Willian to score the game's lonely goal, giving Chelsea the chance to win one more cup under Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea's hopes for a treble are still alive after surviving an excruciating League Cup semi-final against Liverpool. With Brendan Rodgers' men deserving better luck, it was Jose Mourinho's crew who managed to score in the opening minutes of extra time, sealing their spot in the Final match.
During regulation, Liverpool enjoyed the best scoring chances. Philippe Coutinho's antics were too much... Read the rest of the article »
The Black stars won the Group of Death ahead of the Algerians after defeating them in their head-to-head matchup.
Ghana and Algeria made it through in the AFCON 2015's "Group of Death". Needing a win, the Black Stars had to come from behind to earn their place among the final eight teams, while the Algerians had to struggle against Senegal, who were ultimately eliminated from the tournament despite needing only a draw to secure their Quarter-finals spot.
Ghana came from behind as Mandla Masango... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona's mercurial forwards have been unstoppable in recent games and Atletico must devise a plan to keep them at bay if they are to get anything out of the match.
Messi and Neymar have formed a formidable partnership between themselves, one which will surely be giving the Atletico defence nightmares as we draw near to the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi final. The two South American forwards have scored a mammoth total of 50 goals among themselves in all competitions already and combined delightfully to produce devastating effects when Barca went against... Read the rest of the article »
With all the dates yet to be confirmed, Los Blaugranas will play against Mexican side Monterrey to open their new stadium between July 18-20.
After a four-year absence, FC Barcelona confirmed they will play some of their preseason matches in the United States and Mexico. Despite dates not yet being set, the club has made official the news that the blaugranes will be returning to American soil for the fourth time in the last ten years.
Los Cules will return to the American continent for the first time since 2011, when they visited... Read the rest of the article »
The amazing volley took place during the game between K.A.S. Eupen and RC Mechelen, teams playing in Belgium's Second Division.
It seems that the 2015 Puskas award already has a strong competitor. Spanish striker Victor Curto scored an amazing volley during the game between his club, K.A.S. Eupen, and RC Mechelen of the Belgian Second Division. Curto scored a hat-trick for Eupen, winning the game 5-1, but this outstanding volley made experts wonder if it should already be nominated for this year's Puskas award.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Koke has been linked with three big teams in the Premier League. The Spanish international would love to stay with the club that has seen him grow.
Atlético de Madrid, the defending Champions of La Liga, is the only club that Jorge Resurrección Merodio aka Koke sees himself playing with. The 23-year-old midfielder is considered a key element in the team’s recent success.
“I see life in red and white. I am happy here, the club is growing and I grow with it,” the Spaniard said to AS, a Spanish newspaper.
During... Read the rest of the article »
Three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona, Victor Valdes, is back in action with the Red Devils. Exactly 10 months after he was in post.
For goalkeeper Victor Valdes, playing at the Camp Nou and wearing the colors of FC Barcelona was a routine for almost 14 years. On Monday, things were a bit different for the 33-year-old Spaniard who helped the U-21 Red Devils beat Liverpool 2-1.
He was the old-dog on the field, but it was not considered cheating. The league allows three over-age players in the roster of every team.
From... Read the rest of the article »
Who will be the first to reach the 2014/15 Capital One Cup final? Check out where to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool live on Tuesday, January 27th to know the answer.
Nothing could separate the two sides when Liverpool hosted Chelsea at Anfield, last week. The Blues took a defensive approach but managed to take the lead through Belgium star Eden Hazard. His 18th minute penalty goal shocked the hosts who came back stronger in the second half to snatch a draw through the laborious Raheem Sterling.
Jose Mourinho claimed it was a fair result. Stats seemed to... Read the rest of the article »
After losing 3-1 in Rome, a wounded AC Milan will hope to get revenge against Lazio in their Coppa Italia clash on Tuesday, January 27th. Find TV listings & online streaming for AC Milan vs. Lazio in the Coppa Italia here.
Anyone who has been a fan of Serie A for some time will certainly be aware of AC Milan's struggles.
It must seem like ages ago that the Rossoneri last tasted success in Europe back in 2007 and then in the league in 2011 during Massimiliano Allegri's first year in Italy's fashion capital. Since then, things have simply gone from bad to worse. Three managers over the course of just a couple of... Read the rest of the article »
The two English giants will meet in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final and Liverpool will be hoping to continue their good form by booking a place in the final of the tournament.
Liverpool and Chelsea played in an entertaining draw in the first leg when it was played at Anfield last week. The Blues took a lead and protected it for a long period until their resilience gave them away and the Reds scored through a goal from Raheem Sterling.
Their recent form and their performance in the first leg will have given Liverpool a huge boost of confidence and they will be eager... Read the rest of the article »
According to the 22-year-old Brazilian ace, playing alongside the Argentine superstar is a walk in the park.
Barcelona ace Neymar has praised his Blaugrana team-mate Lionel Messi, confessing he holds the uttermost respect for the diminutive wizard, insisting that the Argentine superstar is the best player he has ever seen.
The 22-year-old former Santos attacker also admitted on Monday that his partnership with the four-time Ballon d'Or winner has been steadily growing, claiming that playing alongside... Read the rest of the article »
As the South African football legend and coach awaits results from Senegal's crunch game vs. Algeria, he has urged his boys to attack the Black Stars and score at least three goals.
Despite the fact that their AFCON 2015 hopes rested squarely on the result of Senegal's game against Algeria, South Africa's head coach urged his team not to rest on their laurels against the Black Stars of Ghana.
A win for Bafana Bafana against their illustrious opponents, however sensational, would not be enough to propel the South Africans to the quarter finals of the tournament if Algeria... Read the rest of the article »