La Liga: Benzema on target as Real beat Cordoba

Karim Benzema (Photo: AFP) - A bullet header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike allowed Real Madrid kick off their La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Cordoba. Benzema struck on the half-hour with a badly needed goal having only scored once in the previous 15 games. Cordoba did unsettle Real in the second […]

Diego Simeone slapped with eight-game ban

Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been hit with an eight-match suspension following his conduct during the Supercopa de Espana clash with Real Madrid. Simeone was sent from the dugout in the first half of the second leg at the Vicente Calderon on Friday after arguing with the officials on the touchline. He then patted the fourth official […]

Real Madrid sign Monaco forward James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco. The 23-year-old Colombia forward has agreed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu. The reported fee of about 80million euros (£63m) makes Rodriguez the fourth most expensive transfer of all time after Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Rodriguez […]

Alfredo Di Stefano: Real Madrid legend dies at the age of 88

Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano, regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, has died. The 88-year-old suffered a heart attack on Saturday and had been in an induced coma in Madrid’s Gregorio Maranon hospital. Real Madrid confirmed the news, saying Di Stefano, their honorary president, died at 1715 CET (1615 BST). A forward, he won […]

Messi out for up to eight weeks with hamstring injury

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday. The Argentine suffered a muscle tear in his left hamstring during Barca’s 4-1 La Liga win at Real Betis on Sunday. The World Player of the Year was substituted during the […]

Barcelona to help develop African talent

Barcelona have unveiled plans to unearth future generations of African talent which they hope can one day follow in the footsteps of Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure and Alex Song. The Spanish champions have agreed to allow coaches from their world-famous La Masia Academy to visit a number of southern African countries as part of a […]

Real Madrid makes world-record bid for Gareth Bale

Real Madrid have made a world record bid of over £85m to Tottenham for Gareth Bale, according to reports. The bid has been on the table for over a week and Bale is aware of it and is becoming more frustrated with the situation. The bid does not include any Real Madrid players moving to Spurs as part […]

Lionel Messi of Barcelona sets new goal-scoring record

Lionel Messi Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has set the record for most goals in a calendar year by scoring his 86th goal of 2012. The 25-year-old Argentine overhauled Gerd Mueller’s tally of 85 – set in 1972 – to set a new benchmark which includes goals for club and country. Messi set the new record with two goals […]

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Andres Iniesta on Ballon d’Or list

Lionel Messi (Photo: FIFA,.com) Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been named on a three-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or prize, Fifa has announced. Messi, 25, has scored 82 goals this calendar year – just three short of the record set by Gerd Mueller in 1972. Real Madrid’s former Manchester United player Ronaldo also makes the […]

Messi helps Barcelona win Spanish Super Cup

Lionel Messi & Cesc Fabregas Lionel Messi scored two goals, including the late winner, and Barcelona won its 10th Spanish Supercup with a 3-2 victory over bitter rival Real Madrid that ended with both benches brawling on the field. Messi volleyed Adriano’s cross past Iker Casillas for the 87th minute winner to finish off a move started by recent arrival […]
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