Tottenham’s Harry Kane targets away victory against Real Madrid next month

• England striker has scored nine goals in last five Spurs matches• Kane: ‘We feel we can beat anyone on our day’ Harry Kane says that Tottenham Hotspur will go to Real Madrid next month to win as he felt the confidence overflow after his hat-trick in Tuesday night’s 3-0 Champions League victory at Apoel […]
September 27, 2017 0

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale score as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund

• Portuguese on target twice in 150th European club match in 3-1 win• Wissam Ben Yedder is first Sevilla player to hit hat-trick in European game Roundup Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his 150th European club match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund for the first time in Germany. His goals wrapped up a 3-1 […]
September 26, 2017 0

Diego Costa and the new Atlético. Same as the old Atlético | Sid Lowe

For the first time, Diego Simeone is playing the rotation game. It also reflects something deeper, something seen more as the beginning of a transition At 9.30am, the same time they started serving breakfast at Atlético’s, Diego Costa walked into a Majadahonda clinic across the other side of Madrid, but he wasn’t going to be […]
September 25, 2017 0

Real Betis keep their heads to leave Real Madrid assessing early-season damage

Thirty-five different teams over 73 games stretching back almost 18 months had tried and failed to stop Real Madrid scoring. Real Betis went one better Manchester United couldn’t do it, Manchester City couldn’t do it and Bayern Munich couldn’t do it. Juventus couldn’t do it either. Nor could Borussia Dortmund, Napoli or Sporting Lisbon. The […]
September 21, 2017 0

Zinedine Zidane rues missed chances as Real Madrid lose at home to Real Betis

• Antonio Sanabria winner leaves Madrid seven points behind Barcelona• Zidane rues missed chances as 73-match scoring run comes to an end Zinedine Zidane lamented Real Madrid’s home form as the defending Spanish and European champions slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Real Betis on Wednesday. The result means Real are without a win […]
September 21, 2017 0

How Wolves became early favourites to win the Championship

Wolves finished 15th in the Championship last season but, after changing their manager and signing 12 players, they look like genuine title contenders By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network The Championship is notoriously competitive and this season is proving to be no exception. After eight rounds of fixtures, the top […]
September 20, 2017 0

Lionel Messi hits four to lead rampant Barcelona’s hammering of Eibar

Lionel Messi turned on the style once again with four goals as Barcelona maintained their 100% start in La Liga with a crushing 6-1 win over Eibar at the Camp Nou. The Argentinian launched a devastating second-half display to sink the visitors with further goals coming from Denis Suárez and Paulinho, while Sergi Enrich replied […]
September 19, 2017 0

Gareth Bale seals Real Madrid victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga

Real Madrid recorded a convincing 3-1 win at Real Sociedad, with Gareth Bale capping the victory with a fine second-half finish. The victory hauls Zinedine Zidane’s side back closer to La Liga leaders Barcelona, who made it four straight league victories this season after winning 2-1 at Getafe on Saturday. Related: Real Sociedad v Real […]
September 17, 2017 0

I’m not saying that footballers are cissies, but… | Barbara Ellen

A pimple is the most trivial of grooming injuries, even for a Real Madrid player Real Madrid footballer Marco Asensio has provoked widespread mirth for allegedly dropping out of a match after shaving his legs, “sustaining a pimple” that made it difficult for him to pull up his socks. Is that light breeze smelling faintly […]
September 16, 2017 0