Minutes after the Portuguese striker saw the red card for hitting Cordoba's defenders, Bale scored a penalty kick to steal three points from El Nuevo Arcangel Stadium.
Even with a disappointing performance by Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid can always count on Gareth Bale to save the day. The Portuguese player was sent off after 82 minutes, leaving the game 1-1. Five minutes later, the Welsh wingman traded a penalty kick in, giving Los Blancos three more points in La Liga's title race.
It was not an easy game for Real Madrid, who fell behind on the scoreboard... Read the rest of the article »
This is the fourth time ever that Middlesbrough has won a knockout game against Manchester City.
Manchester City's fans may have found another reason to be mad at Manuel Pellegrini. The current Premier League champions failed to make it through the fourth round of the FA Cup by losing yet again to Middlesbrough. It's the fourth time 'Boro has eliminated the Citizens in this tournament, shocking Pellegrini's men at their very own Etihad Stadium.
It seemed like this game would be a... Read the rest of the article »
Lazio will hope to get back to winning ways as they welcome a struggling AC Milan to the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, January 24th. Find TV listings & online streaming for Lazio vs. AC Milan here.
Lazio will certainly be fancying their chances when they take on AC Milan later this evening. The Biancocelesti have been in good form so far this season but a loss to Napoli saw them slip into fifth place, and while they are still in contention for European football, the club's fans will certainly like to see them in the Champions League next season.
In addition, the Stadio Olimpico has been... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid will travel to Cordoba on January 24th for their 20th fixture of the 2014-15 La Liga season. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Cordoba vs Real Madrid below.
La Liga leaders will visit the home of the 14th place in the Spanish top flight this Saturday with a not so flattering situation for the European champions. Following their Copa del Rey elimination, Los Blancos won their match against Getafe to assure their spot as No. 1 in La Liga for one more week, and they will try to make that count as they face Cordoba with their 3 game unbeaten streak.
The... Read the rest of the article »
After drawing Liverpool in Capital One Cup action, Chelsea now welcome Bradford City for the FA Cup on Saturday, January 24th. Find TV listings & online streamings for Chelsea vs. Bradford City here.
On paper at least, this looks to be a straight-forward match, with only one side expected to come out on top. Those who are into betting will certainly like this game because Chelsea's upcoming opponents, Bradford City are not even in the Premier League, let alone the Championship. In fact, the team, nicknamed the Bantams, are currently featuring in League One--the third tier of English football.
However... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester City will face Middlesbrough on January 24th for their 2014-15 FA Cup matchup. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Everton vs Man City below.
After a mid-week friendly match played in Abu Dhabi, Manchester City will host Middlesbrough for their FA Cup match this Saturday. While Boro will try to re-live their 8-1 victory over the Citizens years ago, Manuel Pellegrini's men will be willing to live up to the odds, avoiding surprises and placing themselves in the next round of the historic tournament.
This will be the sixth FA Cup game... Read the rest of the article »
Premier League sides Tottenham and Leicester will go against one another in the FA Cup, on Saturday, the 23rd of January 2015. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Tottenham vs Leicester City below.
After a 1-0 win in the first leg of the Capital One Cup encounter against Sheffield United, Spurs will now be hoping to make progress in another domestic cup competition. Mauricio Pochettino's men enjoyed most of the possession during the game against Sheffield but were given a hard time by the visitors only to be rescued by a penalty from A ndros Townsend.
As a result Tottenham have won... Read the rest of the article »
Several combinations are available for the four teams to qualify for the next round. Right now Senegal lead the pack with 4 points.
Asamoah Gyan came back to be the hero for Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Al Ain striker missed the Black Stars’ first match against Senegal with a bout of malaria, but managed to play the full match against Algeria, scoring the game winning goal in the last seconds of stoppage time.
"Asamoah is a great player with a fantastic attitude. He was ill but he played the 90 minutes... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian coach revealed Isco and Pepe will not take part of tomorrow's match against Cordoba to prevent further injuries.
Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti is sure his team does not need to change on a game-to-game basis, since they have been able to prepare their next match for a full week. Considering Los Blancos will not be able to start Isco and Pepe, Ancelotti assured that the best possible squad will be on the pitch tomorrow.
"We don't need to rotate the team, right now we had a full week's work and... Read the rest of the article »
Sunday will see plenty of action grace our screens from the 2015 AFCON front as two pairs of teams go mano a mano. Who among the hosts, Gabon, Burkina Faso and Congo will shine?
Equatorial Guinea vs Gabon
2015 Africa Cup of Nations hosts Equatorial Guinea are steadily developing a penchant for draws at the tournament, having already shared a point with their first two opponents, Congo and Burkina Faso respectively. Having made it to the tournament purely on the basis of being its hosts, two points from two games is not the worst progress for the Central African nation.
That... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona's coach sees the Uruguayan giving his best in every game, and he is sure the player will be able to score shortly.
During his pre-match press conference, Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique stated he is not worried about Luis Suarez's lack of goals, since he believes the Uruguayan has shown other abilities while playing for Los Blaugranas.
"It's not an issue for us. We are delighted with what he has shown, we don't care about his goal-less streak. Everybody fails, we have failed as coaches and they... Read the rest of the article »
Douglas Costa has encouraged Chelsea to keep negotiations going until he signs with the Premier League Team. Shakhtar won't let him go that easy.
Chelsea is on the move to fulfill the dream of 24-year-old Douglas Costa and call himself a “Blue”. Ukrainian club, Shakhtar Donetsk, the team he currently belongs to, has the last word in the process.
This Friday, Chelsea’s front office launched a second offer, this one worth £20m. In case this one also gets rejected, it shouldn’t be the end of the road.
Shakhtar... Read the rest of the article »
Coach Arsene Wenger has been a fan of developing young talent. 19 years after taking over the club, he knows Arsenal’s starting XI could be much different
It has been 11 years since Arsenal last hoisted the trophy as the Premier League champions. Over the course of the club’s history, its coach Arsene Wenger has been in charge of three (1998, 2002, 2004) of the club’s 13 titles.
Since then, the Gunners mostly aspire to end up in the top-five of what many consider the best league in the world. Their roster is made up mostly of young... Read the rest of the article »
The runner up for the 2013 award thinks it's not worthy going to a ceremony where the third nominee 'has no chance of winning'
French midfielder Franck Ribery stated today that any player nominated for FIFA's Ballon D'Or should consider not attending the gala if Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi are candidates to win the award, since they have almost no chance of winning if they are present.
"As long as Ronaldo and Messi are playing, the third nominee has to be smart enough to know he has no chance of winning.... Read the rest of the article »
Both the Guineans and the Cameroonians could only register dour 1-1 draws during their opening games at the 2015 AFCON. Who will redress their form on Saturday?
No one can blame Guinea fans for being excited at their team’s 1-1 performance versus mighty Ivory Coast in Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday. Given the quality the Ivorians have in their squad and their big-game experience, very few fans actually expected Guinea to get anything out of the game.
It will not matter too much that the single point they managed to record vs The Elephants came... Read the rest of the article »
The Real Madrid superstar headed to downtown Madrid in disguise to surprise a young boy with a signed football. Watch the moment.
Some may argue he is not the best footballer in the world, though the majority of the world disagrees, but there is no denying that Cristiano Ronaldo is an all out nice bloke.
In an age where superstar athletes have become detached from the rest of the world, with their interaction with the fans limited to social media and press conferences, the Real Madrid icon has gone out of his way to stay... Read the rest of the article »
Cambridge United will host Manchester United in the FA Cup 2014-15 competition on Friday, the 23rd of January at the Abbey Stadium. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Cambridge United vs Man United below.
Manchester United will on Friday face a side which is 76 places below them in the English league. The country's most successful team will face the lowest ranked team still in the competition. The Red Devils made their way to the fourth round of the competition after a convincing 2-0 win over Yeovil Town. Manager Louis Van Gaal started a very strong side during that outing and is once again expected... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish goalkeeper's agent opened the door for a Real Madrid switch in a recent interview.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea's reported Real Madrid move has been dominating the transfer headlines as of late. According to the rumors, despite enjoying one of the best spells of his professional career under Louis van Gaal's tutelage, the 24-year-old has grown keen on making a return to La Liga.
The Bernabeu is tipped as his next destination, with suggestions that the Red... Read the rest of the article »
Two teams that have had a lukewarm start to their 2015 AFCON take to the field on Saturday. Can one of them get to record three points this time?
When the Malians came up against Cameroon in their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations game at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, very few people gave them any chance at all of coming out of the encounter with anything short of a demeaning score line. Nonetheless, and against massive odds, The Eagles stood their own against their imperious opponents and put in a very commendable display.
So composed... Read the rest of the article »
Algeria’s coach Gourcuff is well aware of the danger posed by Ghana’s Ayew. He however knows well what his side must do vs. Ghana on Friday.
Having lost their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations this year, the Black Stars of Ghana can not be described as having put in the performance most fans expected of them in these early stages of the tournament. However, in Asamoah Gyan’s absence, the Stars have another talisman in their stand-in captain Andrew Ayew who can ensure the former’s absence is not too much of a blow. During... Read the rest of the article »