The players Manchester City should sign to help them win a trophy next season

Pep Guardiola will want to buy three or four full-backs after an underwhelming debut season in England. These are the players he should be monitoring By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network Pep Guardiola’s first season at Manchester City has been thoroughly disappointing. His team can no longer win any silverware […]
April 25, 2017 0

Gareth Bale ruled out of Champions League semi-final with calf injury

• Real Madrid player lasted 35 minutes of clásico defeat to Barcelona• Zidane defends his decision to play Bale in high-pressure game Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale looks set to miss the Champions League semi-final against city rivals Atletico after tests revealed he has a tear to his left calf. The 27-year-old Wales international lasted […]
April 25, 2017 0

Winning clásico goal a great moment for Lionel Messi, says Luis Enrique – video

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique praises Lionel Messi as his best player following the club’s 3-2 victory over Real Madrid on Sunday. A brace from Messi helped Enrique’s side to a stunning win over their old foes and sent Barça to the top of the Spanish league table Lionel Messi ‘slays dragon’ with a fitting finale […]
April 24, 2017 0

Arsenal show mettle at last to set up FA Cup final with Chelsea – Football Weekly

The podders look back on two excellent Wembley FA Cup semi-finals. Plus: Crystal Palace win at Liverpool, Leo Messi’s 500th goal wins the clásico, and Leyton Orient fall out of the Football League On the latest Football Weekly, AC Jimbo is joined by Barry Glendenning, Simon Burnton and Nick Miller to reflect on a weekend […]
April 24, 2017 0

Lionel Messi sinks Real Madrid in thriller to keep Barcelona in race

The very last kick of the Clásico could not have been more perfectly executed, nor more significant, Lionel Messi guiding the ball inside the post and carrying his team to the top of the table. Just when it seemed that all was lost, there may be life in the La Liga title race after all; […]
April 23, 2017 0

Sevilla’s Paulo Ganso deepens Tony Adams’ woes at Granada in comfortable win

Tony Adams strolled out to the middle of the pitch and shook his players by the hand, one by one, then turned towards the supporters who had sat behind his bench and applauded them. There was appreciation, but no celebration. In the final 15 minutes at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, there were signs of […]
April 21, 2017 0

For how long can the Messi-CR7 global supershow go on? | Barney Ronay

There is another clásico this weekend, another head-to-head between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. But it is now possible to wonder how many more of these we’re going to get Towards the end of his life Mozart wrote a piece of music called Ein musikalischer Spaß, or “a musical joke”, intended as a satire on […]
April 21, 2017 0