‘Monumental’ Iago Aspas shows World Cup credentials against Barcelona | Sid Lowe

The Celta striker is incredibly popular at his boyhood club and, as he showed against the league leaders, he’s incredibly good at football too Every day when the tide goes out on the beach of Moaña where the Atlantic reaches deep into Galicia, María joins the groups of women carrying buckets and wearing wellington boots, […]
April 19, 2018 0

Spain faces hard battle to catch up with Premier League in Asia

La Liga has always appealed more in the Americas than in Asia but is desperate to change that and is looking at playing league games outside Spain Spanish teams may have been knocking English teams out of Europe this season but challenging the Premier League in Asia is a much tougher prospect. La Liga has […]
April 18, 2018 0

Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this season By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport Network Ryan Sessegnon won’t forget Sunday night’s EFL awards ceremony in a hurry. He was crowned the […]
April 18, 2018 0

Barcelona held at Celta Vigo and extend their undefeated run to 40 games

Barcelona’s charge towards the title was held up after a much-changed side was held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo, where Sergi Roberto was sent off. They held out to extend their unbeaten run to 40 matches, however, and move 12 points ahead of second-placed Atlético Madrid, who have a game in hand. With […]
April 17, 2018 0

Referees’ body condemns abuse of Michael Oliver and his family

• PGMOL statement after text messages sent to official’s wife• Juventus goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon repeats criticism of Oliver The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has condemned the abuse directed at referee Michael Oliver and his wife Lucy following the Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Juventus. Oliver awarded Real a decisive 93rd-minute penalty […]
April 15, 2018 0

Luis Suárez helps sink Valencia as Barcelona set 39-game unbeaten record

Barcelona responded to their shock Champions League elimination to AS Roma by beating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday in a subdued atmosphere at the Nou Camp, setting a Liga record run of 39 games unbeaten and taking them a step closer to another title. Luis Suárez gave Barcelona the lead after a quarter of an hour […]
April 14, 2018 0

Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp wary of ‘fantastic’ Roma amid echoes of 1984 final

• Champions League semi-final draw sets first leg at Anfield• Holders Real Madrid to play Bayern Munich in other tie Jürgen Klopp says Roma’s defeat of Barcelona and the way they have reacted to losing key players such as Mohamed Salah are the marks of an “outstandingly good” side who Liverpool will not underestimate in […]
April 13, 2018 0

Champions League semi-final draw – live!

Liverpool, Roma, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in final four Football Weekly looks back at the Champions League drama Buffon is in the wrong – referees need respect And email Ben or tweet @benfisherj to get in touch 11.35am BST The good news? Andriy Shevchenko and Wladimir Klitschko are both in the house in Nyon, […]
April 13, 2018 0