Oh. My. God. Messi, a hat-trick and a stadium left in suspended animation

The Barcelona forward was applauded by both sets of fans in the 4-1 victory over Betis – not because he scored three times, but because of how he scored “Truth is, I don’t remember anything like this,” Lionel Messi said but nor do they and their reaction said more than words, long abandoned as inadequate. […]
March 18, 2019 0

Lionel Messi spectacular hat-trick prompts Betis fans to chant his name

Barcelona forward lauded by opposition supporters ‘I can’t remember that happening before,’ he says After Lionel Messi scored a wonderful third goal to complete his 51st career hat-trick, Real Betis supporters did what only true fans can do when in the presence of genuine football genius. They stood, applauded Messi and joined with Barcelona fans […]
March 18, 2019 0

Gareth Bale goal helps Real Madrid past Celta Vigo in Zidane’s first game back

It had to be him. Dumped and disciplined, publicly accused of being out of shape, unprofessional and letting down his team-mates, ostracised since October, on the day that Zinedine Zidane returned Isco returned with him and scored the goal that set Real Madrid on course for a first home victory in five. Not given a […]
March 16, 2019 0

Real Madrid sign Brazilian defender Éder Militão from Porto for €50m

• 21-year-old becomes Zinedine Zidane’s first signing after return• Centre-back agrees six-year contract with La Liga club Real Madrid have announced the signing of defender Éder Militão from Porto, the 21-year-old centre-back becoming the first transfer since the manager, Zinedine Zidane, returned to the LaLiga club. Militão has agreed a six-year deal with Los Blancos […]
March 14, 2019 0

Eden Hazard determined to join Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane’s return

• Madrid make opening proposal to Chelsea to sign Hazard• Player’s refusal to sign new deal will force Chelsea to sell Eden Hazard’s resolve to move to Real Madrid at the end of the season has been strengthened by Zinedine Zidane’s reappointment as manager at the Bernabéu, with the reigning European champions having finally formalised […]
March 12, 2019 0

Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Pérez hold Real Madrid press conference – live!

Updates as the three-time Champions League manager is unveiled Zidane returns as Real manager after Solari is sacked Sid Lowe: Zidane responds to call to save Bernabéu from darkness Any thoughts? You can email John | Tweet @johnbrewin_ 6.56pm GMT Here’s Sid Lowe’s story on the prodigal’s return. Related: Zinedine Zidane returns as Real Madrid […]
March 11, 2019 0

Zinedine Zidane returns as Real Madrid manager after Santiago Solari is sacked

• Frenchman signs contract until June 2022• Solari has been offered a new role at the club Zinedine Zidane has made a remarkable return as Real Madrid manager, only 10 months after leaving the club. The Frenchman replaces Santiago Solari as first-team coach after the team were eliminated from the Champions League by Ajax last […]
March 11, 2019 0