Barcelona's coach also spoke about the upcoming Clasico against Real Madrid and their mid-week meeting with Ajax
Prior to their UEFA Champions League match against Ajax, Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique clarified he did not want to fuel the controversy surrounding Lionel Messi's aborted substitution against Eibar. Apparently, Messi snubbed the coach, who only wanted him to rest after a busy International break with Argentina:
"I have a lot of faith in my rapport with the players. Having said that, everyone... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish midfielder also spoke about his candidates to win the UEFA Champions League and the difference between La Liga and Germany's top flight division.
After his first month playing with Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso spoke about his tenure playing with the German champions, and how Pep Guardiola was key to his arrival to Allianz Arena.
"He is very methodical. And I have seen that he is a great worker – he spends so many hours thinking about each game. Was he was one of the reasons why I came here? Yes, of course. He showed a lot of... Read the rest of the article »
The Welsh wingman did not take part of Real Madrid's victory against Levante on Saturday to provide him with rest, but he could not recover of a muscular problem.
If Real Madrid want to win the first Clasico of this season, they will have to do it without their famous attacking trio. Medical reports have stated that Welshman Gareth Bale will not be able to take on the first meeting between Los Blancos and Los Blaugranas.
After Saturday's win against Levante, coach Carlo Ancelotti revealed Bale was having some "gluteal problems", and it was decided... Read the rest of the article »
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United comes to you live online or on TV on Monday, October 20, 2014. Here is broadcast info and more.
Last weekend, all the teams seating above Manchester United won their respective match. Premier League leaders Chelsea held on to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home. Titleholders Manchester City stunned Tottenham Hotspur 4-1; Argentine striker Sergio Aguero scored all four goals.
Southampton demolished Sunderland 3-1 while West Ham United, surprisingly in fourth position, defeated Burnley... Read the rest of the article »
Rogerio Ceni can clearly convert from the spot...but how often does one see a goalie score a free-kick?
Yesterday, a Brazilian player netted his 123rd goal as Sao Paulo battled to a 2-1 win against Bahia, leaving his club just a few points behind league leaders Cruzeiro.
Now, this wouldn't be the most noteworthy thing, save for two key things about Rogerio Ceni. First of all, he's 41-year-old and clearly still going strong. But more important and impressive is his position on the pitch.
See... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian coach insisted that the Real Madrid superstar will be at the Bernabeu next season, whilst also claiming Ronaldo will end his career with Los Blancos
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes ruling out a Manchester United move for the Portuguese ace, hopes of a return to Old Trafford continues to linger amongst the 20-time English Premier League side's fans.
The 29-year-old attacker, who enjoyed a successful six-year spell at the Theatre of Dreams from 2003 to 2009, has been rumored to be high up on current Red Devils manager Louis... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan was full of praise for his Barcelona team-mate ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated Santiago Bernabeu encounter, as the Argentine aims at entering La Liga record book
Barcelona's summer signing Luis Suarez has weighed his opinion on the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate, and to no surprise, insisted that the Argentine attacker is better than the Portuguese ace.
The Uruguayan star made these comments ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated El Clasico clash between the two La Liga giants when Luis Enrique's men travel to face Carlo Ancelotti's side, a... Read the rest of the article »
The German attacker has revealed his desire to be reunited with his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate and good friend amid rumors of Reus' Signal Iduna Park exit
Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze has expressed his desire to reunite with Borussia Dortmund ace and former team-mate Marco Reus and see the 25-year-old join him at the Allianz Arena.
Reus, who is currently under contract with Jurgen Klopp's side until 2017, has heavily been rumored with a Signal Iduna Park exit. Reports go as far as to suggest that the German star is stalling over signing a new... Read the rest of the article »
The veteran Spanish midfielder has quickly settled into life in Germany and scored his side's second against Werder Bremen with this brilliant effort.
Xabi Alonso's move to Bayern Munich was certainly one of the more surprising transfers this summer.
The veteran Spanish midfielder, who began his career with Real Sociedad before establishing himself as a top-notch player at Liverpool and then Real Madrid, departed the club where he won his second Champions League trophy for an undisclosed fee near the end of the transfer window.
Now... Read the rest of the article »
The German international has been disappointing so far in his second year and the Premier League champions could be tempted to make a move.
Suffice it to say, it's probably a certainty that Arsenal fans don't care much for Manchester City.
After all, who would be keen on a club who seems to keep acquiring your players? In recent years, three of Arsene Wenger's men have opted to ditch the Emirates in favor of the Etihad, with Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy as well as recently Bacary Sagna, who departed on a free much to the ire of some... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish striker is apparently happy with life in Italy and had some interesting thoughts on his former coaches.
Given his difficulties at Chelsea, it's not surprising that Fernando Torres might not look back on his term at Stamford Bridge too fondly.
But surprisingly, he has some interesting words for even former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, which is noteworthy as he enjoyed a great run of form that earned him that mega-money move to Chelsea back in January 2011.
Now at Milan in an attempt to revive... Read the rest of the article »
Pippo Inzaghi's troops look to build some momentum as they face off against Hellas Verona on the road on Sunday, October 19th. Find out where to catch the game online or on TV here.
Milan's season thus far under Pippo Inzaghi has been nothing short of interesting to follow for legions of Rossoneri fans worldwide. After the disaster last campaign that sees them miss out on European football, there were little expectations left when the legendary striker took over after his former teammate, Clarence Seedorf was sacked after just half a season on the bench.
Players like Keisuke... Read the rest of the article »
QPR vs Liverpool will go live in the Premier League this weekend at the Loftus Road on Sunday, the 19th of October.
The Reds have won just two of their last five matches in all competitions and will be looking for three points on Sunday. Much of the media focus had been on youngster Raheem Sterling who had reportedly informed his international team manager Roy Hodgson of his tiredness but Brendan Rodgers has defended his young star who is expected to feature during Sunday's encounter.
Daniel Sturridge however... Read the rest of the article »
The Gunners have only won two out of their eight games, and are now 11 points behind table-toppers Chelsea
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that his side's form is worrying after seeing the north London side succumb to a 2-2 draw with Hull City at the Emirates Stadium, on Saturday.
The result puts the FA Cup holders 11 points behind English Premier League leaders Chelsea, with only two wins out of eight games, sitting in sixth place with only 11 points.
Despite fighting from 2-1 down... Read the rest of the article »
The Chelsea boss has ruled out his star striker of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Maribor, whilst taking a jab at Spanish national team coach Vicente del Bosque
Chelsea coach Jose Mourino claims he is uncertain when star striker Diego Costa will regain fitness to return to the squad, but revealed that the former Atletico Madrid forward will not be ready for Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Maribor at Stamford Bridge.
The 26-year-old joined up with Spanish national team for two Euro 2016 qualifying game during the latest international break.... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil national team captain Neymar Junior scored his 200th career goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 triumph over minnows Eibar on Matchay 8 of La Liga.
This was the young star’s 50th appearance for FC Barcelona and he did not fail to mark the milestone in style. The visitors threatened to break the deadlock a few times but when Xavi opened the scoring on the hour mark, the Catalans found relief.
Ending Eibar’s hopes of getting back into the game, Neymar put his name on the scoring sheet with a low-drive goal after 72 minutes. A... Read the rest of the article »
The current back-to-back champions host Mexico's most beloved team on October 18th, with both sides looking for a spot in the Apertura 2014 playoffs.
Two desperate teams will face each other looking to start a worthy comeback towards the playoffs. Back-to-back champions Leon will host Guadalajara trying to give their fans some next round hopes in this tournament.
Leon have had a complicated tournament so far. Rafael Marquez's departure to Hellas Verona caused disruption in their backfield, and their disappointing performance in the... Read the rest of the article »
Danny Welbeck saved the day for Arsenal, scoring the equalizer during stoppage time after a beautiful play by Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal's fans are getting used to suffer when their team plays at home. This has been the third game they've hosted in which the score was settled in the dying seconds of the game, and Hull City had something to do on the matter.
The Gunners went ahead with one more goal by Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean keeps scoring for Wenger's team, making count every pound Aesenal paid for him. Hull City... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blancos have only lost two matches this season, and will arrive to El Clasico outscoring their opponents 25-3
Real Madrid will get to the first Clasico of the year after a 5-0 win against Levante. Since their loss against Atletico Madrid, Los Blancos have earned five straight victories, scoring a shocking total of 25 goals during that run.
Cristiano Ronaldo led the pack, as always. Following a harsh tackle on Javier Hernandez, CR7 stepped up and converted his 14th goal this season. Before the first... Read the rest of the article »
Jose Mourinho's team did not miss their top scorer Diego Costa with a great performance by midfielders Oscar and Cesc Fabregas
It seems nothing can stop Chelsea in their Premier League quest. Having only drawn one game, Jose Mourinho's crew put up a masterful performance against Crystal Palace, and managed to add three more points to their total.
The Blues surprised everyone by not including Diego Costa in today's squad, since it would not be the first time Jose Mourinho misdirected anyone. Then, The Blues managed to... Read the rest of the article »