Ten young players who have taken Europe by storm this season | Martin Laurence

James Madison and Richarlison have been brilliant in England but Germany is the place to be for emerging talent By Martin Laurence for WhoScored More than the odd eyebrow was raised when Everton agreed to meet Watford’s lofty £40m valuation of Richarlison but the Brazilian has clearly been keen to prove his worth. The 21-year-old […]
October 31, 2018 0

I have found a group in pain, says Real Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari

• Madrid ninth in La Liga after a 5-1 drubbing by Barcelona• Solari: ‘It is a group of champions and warriors’ Real Madrid’s interim coach, Santiago Solari, says the squad are hurting but determined to turn around their dismal start to the season. Julen Lopetegui was sacked on Monday, after four and a half months […]
October 30, 2018 0

How does Athletic Bilbao’s academy manage to produce 85% of their team?

Athletic Bilbao are almost entirely reliant on their academy for players yet they have never been relegated from La Liga By Alex Clapham for Caño Football of the Sport Network The sleepy town of Lezama sits 10km outside of Bilbao and is home to just 2,400 people, but it also accommodates one of the most […]
October 30, 2018 0

Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui following bad start to season – video

Real Madrid have dismissed coach Julen Lopetegui, making it the second time in four months the Spaniard has been sacked. The announcement was made after a board meeting on Monday, a day after the team were crushed by Barcelona 5-1 at Camp Nou. It was the team’s fifth defeat in seven matches in all competitions. […]
October 30, 2018 0

Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui after humiliation at Barcelona

• Lopetegui leaves as head coach after 5-1 defeat at Camp Nou• Chances of Antonio Conte being appointed appear slim Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui as their head coach following their 5-1 defeat at Barcelona on Sunday. That was Madrid’s fourth defeat in 10 La Liga games under the former Spain manager, who was […]
October 29, 2018 0

Antonio Conte set to replace Julen Lopetegui as Real Madrid manager

• Italian has held talks with Real president Florentino Perez• Lopetegui set to be sacked after thrashing at Barcelona Antonio Conte is the favourite to become the new Real Madrid manager with Julen Lopetegui set to be sacked after the 5-1 defeat against Barcelona on Sunday. The Italian, who left Chelsea in the summer after […]
October 28, 2018 0

Luis Suárez hits hat-trick as Barcelona demolish insipid Real Madrid

Real Madrid have now won just once in six games – and if this is to be the end for Julen Lopetegui, it was a painful one, leaving his team in ninth place, seven points behind Barcelona. Nor was it just the scoreline; it was the sensations too. In the first 45 minutes here, Madrid […]
October 28, 2018 0

El clásico feels the pain of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo absence

Barcelona host a struggling Real Madrid but the absence of the world’s best players marks a dimming of this game’s star power Julen Lopetegui will make it to the clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Sunday but, for the first time in more than a decade, Lionel Messi will not […]
October 27, 2018 0