Juventus plug into positive charge for Champions League final

• Max Allegri: ‘Negativity breeds negativity, positivity breeds positivity’• Juventus’ self-belief peaks for final against Real Madrid in Cardiff Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus have nothing to fear against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday and that there is much more “positivity” around the club than when he arrived in 2014. No team […]
May 31, 2017 0

Gareth Bale fears he will not be fit to feature in Champions League final

• Real Madrid winger has not played since late April following ankle surgery• ‘Starting would be difficult’ he says about facing Juventus in Cardiff Gareth Bale fought through the pain, obliged to take pills to get him through training and matches, but he concedes that the Champions League final in his home city might still […]
May 30, 2017 0

Ernesto Valverde ready to be the resurrection at Barcelona | Sid Lowe

The man nicknamed the ‘Ant’ is a keen photographer and Stone Roses fan but he knows how to get the best out of a football squad on and off the pitch The day Ernesto Valverde left Olympiakos, bringing his second brief but successful spell to a close in 2012, Pep Guardiola was asked what he […]
May 30, 2017 0

Ernesto Valverde confirmed as the new Barcelona manager – video

Ernesto Valverde has been appointed manager of Barcelona, replacing the outgoing Luis Enrique. He has been given a two-year deal with the option of a third. Valverde played for Barcelona for two years as a forward, scoring eight goals in La Liga and winning the Cup Winners’ Cup and the Copa del Rey … Source: […]
May 29, 2017 0

Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new manager at Camp Nou

• Former Athletic Bilbao manager agrees to take over from Luis Enrique• Valverde, 53, has also managed Villarreal, Valencia and Espanyol Barcelona have confirmed Ernesto Valverde as their new manager following Luis Enrique’s departure. Valverde, 53, stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao last week having led the Basque club to seventh […]
May 29, 2017 0

Who is Vinícius Júnior, Real Madrid’s new £40m signing? – video

Real Madrid announced the signing of 16-year-old Vinícius Júnior from Flamengo for nearly £40m this week, but just who is the teenage forward? Vinícius, who many have likened to Neymar, may have just one senior appearance for his current club, but has been in impressive form for Brazil’s Under-17s, scoring 19 goals in 22 appearances […]
May 24, 2017 0

Real Madrid sign 16-year-old Vinícius Júnior from Flamengo for €46m

• Teenage forward has made just one senior appearance for Flamengo• Real beat Barcelona and Manchester United to signature with offer of £39.6m Real Madrid have reached a deal with Brazilian side Flamengo to sign forward Vinícius Júnior in July 2018, the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday. Vinícius has just one senior appearance for Flamengo, […]
May 23, 2017 0

The best XIs from the big leagues in Europe this season

The league titles have been awarded and now it’s time to praise the players who made the difference in England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Portugal By Ben McAleer for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network Related: How much do you know about the Premier League 2016-17 season? – quiz Related: Real Madrid, champions […]
May 23, 2017 0