Barcelona’s late comeback denies Rayo, Bayern Munich held by Freiburg

• Barcelona 2-1 down before Dembélé and Suárez goals• Dortmund extend Bundesliga lead with Wolfsburg win Barcelona stunned Rayo Vallecano with two late goals to come from behind and win 3-2, extending their La Liga lead in dramatic fashion. The Spanish champions took an early lead through Luis Suárez, who fired home from point-blank range […]
November 3, 2018 0

Late Sergio Ramos penalty seals win for Real Madrid against Valladolid

Real Madrid’s manager has changed and so has their luck. Their play is another matter, but they have at last won in the league – six matches later. Santiago Solari, the interim manager who replaced Julen Lopetegui and has 10 days left in the job before Madrid must make a permanent appointment, took up his […]
November 3, 2018 0

Der Spiegel’s email leaks are more evidence that elite will never be satisfied | David Conn

Leaked internal messages about formation of European super league show again the insatiable desire to consolidate power and resources among Europe’s richest teams The principal revelation about top clubs’ recent moves to form some kind of European super league, gleaned from the oceans of internal emails revealed by Der Spiegel, is how advanced the manoeuvres […]
November 3, 2018 0

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