Luis Suárez saves a point for Barcelona in controversial Real Betis draw

Barcelona’s title hopes were dented as they drew 1-1 at Real Betis, in a game shrouded in controversy after the champions were denied a goal despite the ball clearly crossing the line. Álex Alegría gave Betis a deserved lead in the 75th minute after the home side had hit the woodwork twice in quick succession […]
January 29, 2017 0

West Ham can afford to sell Dimitri Payet but they must keep Andy Carroll fit

West Ham win more matches, score more goals and are a stronger defensive unit when Andy Carroll is in the team By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network When Slaven Bilic confirmed that Dimitri Payet had expressed his desire to leave West Ham, the club’s fans were understandably devastated. Despite a […]
January 25, 2017 0

Abelardo Fernández saved Sporting Gijón but now his revolution is over | Sid Lowe

With the La Liga club struggling, the local-born manager who took them back to the top has departed saying the team do not reflect him any more The revolution ended in tears. “This is hard,” Abelardo Fernández said, voice breaking, fingers rubbing at his eyes and kneading at his temples while the president gently laid […]
January 23, 2017 0

Borussia Dortmund to beat Real Madrid to signing of Swedish wonderkid Alexander Isak

• 17-year-old Alexander Isak set to join Bundesliga club for €10m• Real Madrid also interested in Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer Borussia Dortmund are set to complete the signing of AIK’s highly rated teenager Alexander Isak for €10m (£8.65m). The 17-year-old, who became Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer earlier this month, looked set to be joining Real […]
January 22, 2017 0

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos bounces back with double to see off Málaga

Sergio Ramos made amends for his untimely own goal last week at Sevilla by scoring twice as Real Madrid bounced back from two successive defeats to beat Málaga 2-1 on Saturday and move four points clear at the top of La Liga. The Real Madrid captain headed his side in front in the 35th minute […]
January 21, 2017 0

Neymar ends Barcelona’s winless run at Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey last eight

• Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona• Neymar 21pen Barcelona’s 10-year winless run at Real Sociedad is finally over after a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final. Related: Chaos at Mestalla: Valencia’s journey from Champions League to utter disarray … Source: The Guardian – La Liga     
January 19, 2017 0

Manchester United’s record revenue unseats Real Madrid at top of rich list

• United head Deloitte Football Money League with revenue of £515.3m• Barcelona are second while eight Premier League sides feature in top 20 Manchester United have regained the top spot in the Deloitte rich list from Real Madrid with record revenue of £515.3m for the 2015-16 season. Having topped the Football Money League for 11 […]
January 19, 2017 0

Real Madrid shocked at home by Celta Vigo in Copa del Rey quarter-final

• Celta inflict second successive defeat on Real, 2-1• Iago Aspas and Jonny Castro score for Celta, Marcelo for Real Celta Vigo took advantage of their breakaway chances in the second half to stun Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabéu in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. It was the fifth […]
January 18, 2017 0