It seems the spirit of Lionel Messi will live for many years even after the Argentine leaves the Spanish club.
In what is widely seen as one of the best goals from Barcelona’s under-19 squad in the recent weeks, Carles Alena was on the score sheet against AS Roma in the UEFA Youth League. The junior Catalan picked up the ball inside Roma’s half, dribbled past five defenders and calmly slotted the ball home past the helpless Roma goalkeeper.
Coincidentally, Alena wears the number 10 jersey... Read the rest of the article »
A French member of parliament wants Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema banned for spitting after the French national anthem was played at the Santiago Bernabeu during last weekend’s El Clasico.
According to the MP Nadine Morano, the embattled forward consciously spit on the ground seconds after the Marseillaise was played at the beginning of the much-anticipated derby. The French national anthem was played to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attack which occurred a week before the Classic.
The MP, whose party is led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, has now insisted... Read the rest of the article »
According to a report by MARCA, the former Red Devils boss looks to use his close relationship with the Portuguese ace to lure him back to Old Trafford.
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent recently ruling out a Real Madrid exit, rumors continue to link the former Manchester United winger with a return to Old Trafford.
"It is impossible (for Ronaldo to move out of Spain). He will end his career at Real Madrid," said Jorge Mendes, as he looked to end speculation of a Santiago Bernabeu, one which the Portuguese ace himself played... Read the rest of the article »
The Chinese Super League has been attracting superstars from all over the world and reports from England suggest that Wayne Rooney could be the latest addition in the financially-stable league.
The Manchester United forward has been having a frustrating season at his club and The Sun reports that he could be on his way out of the Premier League. The 30-year-old could join the Chinese league as a marquee signing in a bid to lure more superstars to the Asian country and raise the profile of the league.
The United forward reacts after missing a goal-scoring opportunity in a previous league... Read the rest of the article »
Both Rooney and Martial missed Manchester United’s away trip to the Vicarage Road Stadium to face Watford last weekend.
English Premier League giants have received a major boost ahead of their Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Both Martial and Rooney have resumed training ahead of the crucial fixture that gives Manchester United the perfect chance to cement their position at the top of Group B.
However, the Red Devils will miss the services of key players such as Phil Jones, Ander... Read the rest of the article »
The Real Madrid legend believes that the Brazil captain has surpassed both Messi and Cristiano in the last four months.
Given that these remarks were made by a Real Madrid player, it speaks volumes. But then again, there is the Selecao connection.
According to Los Blancos legend Roberto Carlos, no player impresses the world nowadays as Barcelona superstar Neymar does.
The 42-year-old former Brazilian full-back made these remarks after his 23-year-old compatriot’s electric display in the Blaugrana’s... Read the rest of the article »
Argentinean striker Mauro Icardi is one of Jürgen Klopp's top choices to join the Reds' striking force, following his rumored transfer to Chelsea a few months ago.
22-year-old striker Mauro Icardi may be living his final months with Inter Milan, as Liverpool is ready to make a 35 million euro bid to sign the former Sampdoria forward. Icardi, who enjoyed his fair share of success last season with the Neroazzurri, could be moving to Anfield during the upcoming transfer window.
Sources indicate that Jürgen Klopp wants the player to join the Reds as soon... Read the rest of the article »
Pumas UNAM, Tigres and Club América start the play-off stage as the three candidates to lift the title in the Mexican top flight.
Mexico's top tier division will determine its champion during the following weeks. After seventeen matches were played, ten teams were dismissed from the championship tournament, and these playoff series seem to be the most competitive in recent years.
Two of the most winning teams in Mexico's history, Toluca and América, will try to add one more title to their trophy cabinets, while... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian right back blasted the Portuguese player and Real Madrid, stating that Saturday's game was 'the easiest Clásico' he's ever played.
Dani Alves seems to be enjoying himself after El Clásico's win, and he did not miss the chance to blast his most hated opponent following Saturday's 4-0 win. The Brazilian player shared his thoughts particularly about Cristiano Ronaldo, who according to Alves, is more focused on shining as an individual than as part of a team.
"He likes to be the protagonist, so when you win you... Read the rest of the article »
The German side needs to add three points to their tally in order to keep their Round of 16 hopes alive. Check out the live streaming & TV info for BATE Borisov vs Bayer Leverkusen below.
Belarusian champions BATE Borisov and Bayer Leverkusen face a do-or-die situation this Tuesday, since both sides are in need of a win to keep their European football hopes alive. Die Werkself defeated BATE during Matchday 1 of this competition, but that doesn't mean they will be able to oust them one more time. Being this the last home game for the yellow-and-blue side, Alyaksandr Yermakovich's... Read the rest of the article »
The president recognized that losing 0-4 against Barcelona was a devastating result. He claims that replacing Benitez was never an option.
A 0-4 score in El Clasico was not enough to make Florentino Perez change his mind about not sacking Rafa Benitez after a result that really hurt Real Madrid and its fans. Perez made it clear that the Board of Directors has never doubted the capacity of the Spanish manager to turn things around down the road.
In a press conference called by the club under extraordinary conditions Monday... Read the rest of the article »
Under his mandate with Boca Juniors from 1995 to 2007, the team won 17 titles. December 10 will be his first day in his new job.
Life has been full of ups and downs for Mauricio Macri. From being kidnapped in 1991 to becoming the President of Argentina in 2015, he has seen it all. The soccer world knows him from being the President of Boca Juniors from 1995 to 2008, a very successful era in the team of Buenos Aires.
In the 13 years in front of the team for which Diego Armando Maradon played and in which Carlos Tevez grew... Read the rest of the article »
The UEFA Champions League action resumes this week after a short break and the main focus will be on the battle for the second place in Group F.
In Germany, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich host their Greece opponents Olympiakos in a must-win fixture for the Bavarians to cement their position at the top of Group F. Olympiakos, on the other hand, only need a draw to sail through as the second-best team, consequently eliminating Arsenal.
UEFA Champions League Group F standings as of November 23, 2015
The Gunners need to... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea are doing the best they can to retain some of their star players before the January transfer window officially opens.
According to The Standard, Chelsea star Willian has been offered a new £100,000 a week deal to keep him at the English club until 2020. However, the player is yet to officially sign the new deal.
Currently, the Brazilian earns £80,000 a week but the Blues seem to be worried about the growing interest in his services both in England and Europe. The defending champions signed... Read the rest of the article »
The 30-year old Portuguese international had been linked with a possible return to Old Trafford in January.
According to Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, his client’s return to Old Trafford is impossible. This comes just a few days after the superstar was booed by a section of Real Madrid fans during their home defeat to their bitter rivals, FC Barcelona. Apart from the fans, Ronaldo is also said to be having an unpleasant relationship with Los Blancos manager Rafael Benitez.
Back... Read the rest of the article »
The Premier League side want to boost their attack as they continue to harbour high hopes of securing their first league title in almost a decade.
Following the numerous injury concerns at the North London club, Arsenal are rumoured to be interested in signing FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer Victor Osimhen. The Nigeria international has been a long-term target for rivals Tottenham Hotspur but the Gunners seem to be ready to hijack the deal and bring the talented forward to the Emirates Stadium.
Osimhen scored a total of 10 goals for his... Read the rest of the article »
The embarrasng 4-0 defeat to bitter rivals FC Barcelona has prompted Real Madrid president to call a press briefing slated for today evening.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has called a press briefing scheduled for today evening to address key issues concerning the club. There have been rumours circulating in some sections of Spanish media regarding the future of coach Rafael Benitez and the future of key players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Ronaldo has been linked with a possible move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain... Read the rest of the article »
Southampton are receiving more offers from Sadio Mane's admirers, most recently Chelsea FC.
English Premier League defending champions Chelsea FC are getting ready to sign Southampton forward Sadio Mane, reports the Daily Mirror.
Chelsea have been long-time admirers of the 23-year-old who was instrumental in his side’s 3-1 win at the Stamford Bridge on October 3. The West London club is facing a major striking crisis with their key forwards such as Eden Hazard, Diego Costa... Read the rest of the article »
The Man City defender admits that he was mentally and physically unprepared for Saturday's game after last Friday's incident.
Manchester City right-back Bacary Sagna was one of several player to put in a disappointing performance on Saturday in the Citizens 4-1 loss to Liverpool.
The former Arsenal defender gave up possession in a dangerous area in the build-up to the Reds’ opening goal, and was helpless in stopping the Andfield side’s rampant attack throughout the 90 minutes.
However, according... Read the rest of the article »
Is this the come-and-get-me plea Man United have been waiting for?
Despite having only joined Real Madrid in 2013, the world’s most expensive player Gareth Bale could already be set for a return to the English Premier League.
This is after the player himself, speaking after Saturday’s 4-0 Clasico defeat to Barcelona, refused to rule out a return to the English top-flight.
This will come as a boost to Manchester United, rumored favorites to... Read the rest of the article »