Chelsea’s Conte confident of new Eden Hazard deal despite Real interest

• Belgian apparently waiting to see if Real Madrid are likely to make bid• Chelsea close to securing Thibaut Courtois under new five-year deal Chelsea intend to resume contract talks with Eden Hazard in the new year aimed at extending his stay at Stamford Bridge but the player is apparently in no rush to commit […]
December 29, 2017 0

Vincenzo Montella set to be appointed manager of Sevilla

• The former Italy striker and AC Milan manager replaces Eduardo Berizzo• Sevilla sit fifth in La Liga and are in Champions League last 16 The former AC Milan and Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella is set to take charge of Sevilla after reaching an agreement with the La Liga club on Thursday. Montella will replace […]
December 28, 2017 0

Messi deals with Madrid yet again as Barcelona look impregnable

Though the season is only at its halfway point, the title looks certain to return to the Nou Camp Leo Messi ended the clásico in a state of undress again but it was Real Madrid who had been stripped bare. At the very end of the last Madrid-Barça, Messi stood to the left of the […]
December 24, 2017 0

Christmas Carrolls and Sid’s ham garage – Football Weekly

Max Rushden and co discuss a Friday night Christmas cracker, weaponised goal celebrations, an Italian club contriving to win as few points as possible and another title race as good as done Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. Max Rushden […]
December 24, 2017 0

Barcelona rout Real Madrid to go 14 points clear of clásico rivals in La Liga

At the beginning of the final clásico of 2017, a huge banner was unfurled by Real Madrid supporters at the south end of the Santiago Bernabéu welcoming in a “White Christmas”. At its end, it was the small handful of Barcelona fans high in the opposite stand who celebrated. Way below them, their players applauded: […]
December 23, 2017 0

Sevilla sack Eduardo Berizzo a week after returning from cancer surgery

• Berizzo sacked a week after successful surgery to treat prostate cancer• Sevilla set to face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League Manchester United’s Champions League opponents Sevilla have sacked their coach Eduardo Berizzo exactly a week after he returned to work following an operation to treat prostate cancer. “Sevilla FC […]
December 22, 2017 0

Barcelona back relishing Real Madrid challenge after dark days of August

After a horror loss to their biggest rivals – and with electoral chaos off the field – Barça have turned their season around and are now in a commanding position The last time Barcelona met Real Madrid, Gerard Piqué sat on the Santiago Bernabéu bench muttering darkly as midnight approached. “These guys are leading us […]
December 22, 2017 0