Luka Modric sparks Real Madrid rout of Al Ain in Club World Cup final

• Real Madrid 4-1 Al Ain• Midfielder hits opener; Llorente, Ramos and own goal seal win Real Madrid lifted the Fifa Club World Cup for a record fourth time on Saturday after thrashing local side Al Ain 4-1 in the final in Abu Dhabi thanks to impressive strikes from distance by midfielders Luka Modric and […]
December 22, 2018 0

The 100 best male footballers in the world 2018

Our panel of 225 experts from 69 nations have had their say and Luka Modric has been crowned our No 1 Meet our 2018 judges 2017 edition | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 The 100 best female footballers in 2018 … Source: The Guardian – Real Madrid     
December 20, 2018 0

Gareth Bale’s 11-minute hat-trick fires Real Madrid into Club World Cup final

• Kashima Antlers 1-3 Real Madrid • European champions will face Al-Ain of UAE in Saturday’s final Gareth Bale scored a sensational 11-minute hat-trick as Real Madrid began their quest for a third successive Club World Cup by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1. The Real forward had been doubtful for the semi-final clash in Abu Dhabi […]
December 19, 2018 0

Why Villarreal are starting to get that sinking feeling again | Sid Lowe

The Yellow Submarine are one of only six clubs whose salary limit is over €100m: they’re too good to go down. As in 2012 Sergio Asenjo just sat there shaking his head. The goalkeeper who has suffered four cruciate knee ligament tears – three in his right knee, one in his left – was in […]
December 17, 2018 0

Eleven Sports sees UFC go to BT as talks to avoid closure continue

• Serie A and La Liga could also leave troubled streaming service• Eleven Sports is owned by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani BT has taken back control of the UK rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from beleaguered Eleven Sports, the self-styled “Netflix for sports” controlled by the Leeds United owner, Andrea Radrizzani, which is locked […]
December 14, 2018 0

Lionel Messi scores two free-kicks as Barcelona hammer Espanyol in derby

Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed their local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga. The champions, who started the game level with Sevilla and Atlético Madrid on 28 points, swept to victory in Cornellà de Llobregat as Messi put […]
December 8, 2018 0

Espanyol 0-4 Barcelona – as it happened

Lionel Messi scored two sublime free-kicks while Ousmane Dembélé and Luis Suárez also found the target for Barcelona in a derby rout of Espanyol 9.48pm GMT And with that, I shall bid you farewell. Thank you for your company, as always, and if there’s one takeaway we should leave this game with, it’s that Lionel […]
December 8, 2018 0