Luis Suárez fires Barcelona to derby victory over Espanyol

Luis Suárez scored twice as Barcelona moved back to the top of La Liga after a 3-0 derby win at Espanyol. With Real Madrid having produced a late victory over Valencia earlier, the pressure was firmly back on Luis Enrique’s side. Related: Marcelo rescues Real Madrid with late winner against Valencia … Source: The Guardian […]
April 29, 2017 0

Marcelo rescues Real Madrid with late winner against Valencia

Marcelo came to Real Madrid’s rescue to secure a 2-1 win over Valencia, provisionally taking Zinedine Zidane’s side three points clear at the top of La Liga, moments after they had conceded a potentially crucial equaliser. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in five league games to put Real ahead in the 27th minute but […]
April 29, 2017 0

Antonio Conte confident Eden Hazard will stay despite Real Madrid rumours

• Spainish club weighing up a world record bid for the Chelsea star • Manager insists Hazard is ‘happy’ but player’s future is out of his hands Chelsea have no desire to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid regardless of whether the Spanish club’s long mooted interest crystallises in a world record bid this summer, […]
April 28, 2017 0

Tottenham stay in the hunt as Sunderland near the drop – Football Weekly Extra

The podders look back on the midweek games in the Premier League. Plus, Newcastle back in the big time as Huddersfield make the play-offs; Joey Barton banned; and Sheffield United look to re-sign Ched Evans On today’s Football Weekly Extra, AC Jimbo is joined by messrs Ashdown, Horncastle and MacInnes to give the hot chat […]
April 27, 2017 0

Barcelona to report Málaga president over ‘scum of Catalonia’ comment

• Abdullah al-Thani’s tweet also accused Barcelona of telling lies• Club say comments ‘violate the principles of fair play, ethics and legality’ Barcelona have said they will report Málaga’s president, Abdullah al-Thani, to the national sports council, Spanish football federation and La Liga for comments made about them on social media. The row erupted after […]
April 27, 2017 0

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona thrash Osasuna 7-1

• Barcelona move three points clear ahead of Real Madrid’s game• Javier Mascherano scores his first goal for Barcelona Barcelona blitzed Osasuna with four goals in 10 second-half minutes to temporarily move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a 7-1 victory at the Camp Nou. Luis Enrique rested several of his […]
April 26, 2017 0

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