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The current Champions League holders also used the press release to back up their player in his quest for a third Golden Ball award.
Spanish club Real Madrid asked UEFA's President Michel Platini to maintain a private posture about this year's Ballon D'Or nominees and possible winner. Los Blancos feel that Platini's words may influence voters in order to deny Cristiano Ronaldo of the award, as they claim in a press release that was made public today.
"Real's surprise at the repeated comments regarding his personal... Read the rest of the article »
The former Arsenal defender has not been able to make his debut with Los Blaugranas, since he has not been fit to play ever since he arrived to the club.
Thomas Vermaelen's debut with Barcelona may have to wait until the 2015-16 season. The Belgian defender, who played his final league game with Arsenal last season, will have to undergo surgery to his right leg, and will be forced to work off the pitch for the next four months, Barcelona's medical services revealed today.
The former Arsenal player will be operated in Finland, having laureated... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender is uncomfortable with Platini's words regarding who would be a fair winner of the award, since CR7's season was 'outstanding'.
Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa voiced his opinion about this year's Ballon D'Or voting, where his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top billed candidates to win the award. Arbeloa took the chance to complain about Michel Platini's statements earlier this week, in which he stated a German player should win the trophy instead of the Portuguese superstar.
"I think it's a pity for those... Read the rest of the article »
The French center back would be willing to leave Real Madrid even though he recently signed a contract extension with the European champions.
French defender Raphael Varane may have grow tired of waiting for an opportunity with Real Madrid, would be looking for a transfer in the upcoming winter break. According to sources, Varane has been linked to Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United, who would be interested in signing the young Frenchman.
Varane has not been able to earn a starting spot with Carlo Ancelotti's team... Read the rest of the article »
The former Arsenal defender has not played a single minutes for Barcelona since his transfer.
If fans wanted to see Thomas Vermaelen in action, they will have to wait a bit longer.
The former Arsenal center back has yet to even play a single minute for Barcelona since making the switch this summer. The 29-year-old, who captained the Gunners in his last two seasons in England, also had some bad luck following him at the World Cup as he returned from Brazil injured and was unable to even... Read the rest of the article »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Villarreal's... Read the rest of the article »
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 »
The Argentinian midfielder stated he trusts Lionel Messi will keep playing with Los Blaugranas, despite rumors that place him away from Camp Nou.
Perhaps one of Lionel Messi's best friends is Javier Mascherano. After the controversy sparked by the player's statement regarding a possible departure from Barcelona, "El Jefecito" disregarded those rumors by saying he thinks Messi is quite comfortable at Camp Nou.
"I've always heard nothing but praises. He has thanked Barcelona everytime he's been given a chance. Where have... Read the rest of the article »
The German midfielder is set for a Real Madrid exit, but he won't be heading to London.
London duo Arsenal and Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow in the transfer marker as German target Sami Khedira has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Bundesliga giants Germany.
According to radio station Cadena Ser (per London Evening Standard), Pep Guardiola has won the battle to land the Real Madrid ace's signature, and will be handed a substantial salary package by the Bavarians once... Read the rest of the article »
According to Spanish radio station Cope, the 27-year-old Blaugrana star has grown frustrated with the club's board, who have questioned Messi's commitment to the Catalan giants.
Rumors of a Barcelona exit for Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has been in full-drive recently.
Suggestions of a Camp Nou departure has all been sparked by recent comments made by Messi to Ole newspaper in which the four-time Ballon d'Or winner admits he may not end his football career at Barcelona.
"I've always said that I would love to stay forever in Barcelona, but sometimes... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian midfielder arrived to Atletico this summer, but hasn't been able to become a regular for coach Diego Simeone.
Italian midfielder Alessio Cerci is not happy with his current situation with Atletico Madrid. After yesterday's game with his National Team against Albania, "The Bull" revealed he would consider returning to his home country if things don't change with the current Spanish champions.
"It's pretty clear I did not go to Spain just to on the bench. I have always been in the spotlight... Read the rest of the article »
The 1994 World Cup winner believes the Brazilian idol will have a prosperous career, so he can surpass every record set to this day.
Romario, one of the most respected Brazilian players of all time, stated today he believes Neymar can become the best player in the world, surpassing his current teammate Lionel Messi. Due to Neymar's age, the former Number 11 for Barcelona and La Canarinha thinks he will show his class for a very long time.
"Neymar's got it all to be greater than Messi. Messi may not have another World... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian said in an interview that he would consider a possible move from Barcelona if things keep going the way they are inside the club.
According to his words, it seems Lionel Messi could end his love affair with Barcelona. The player stated in an interview he would consider a transfer if some conditions don't change within the club's current structure.
"I've always said that I would love to stay forever in Barcelona, but sometimes things don't always add up the way you want. Right now I just want to go day-by-day, earning... Read the rest of the article »
The 29-year-old Real Madrid attacker's looks has become a hot topic recently, with another football star following suit of Manuel Neuer in blasting the Portuguese ace.
Everyone seems to be taking a jab at “pretty boy” Ronaldo nowadays.
On Monday, Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is in contention with the Real Madrid star for the 2014 Ballon d'Or, named in the 23-man shortlist, blasted the Portuguese ace when discussing his chances of winning the prestigious award, saying in an interview:
"I'm simply a goalkeeper... Read the rest of the article »