Huntelaar confident of top-three finish

Huntelaar confident of top-three finish

Huntelaar and his teammates have won just one of their past four Bundesliga matches with their disappointing run having continued on Sunday when they crashed to a 1-0 loss at home to rivals Borussia Monchengladbach.

Jens Keller's men remain in pole position to secure automatic qualification for next season's UEFA Champions League, however, with the team three points clear of Bayer Leverkusen in third spot with two games remaining.

But only four points separate ... » Read more


Enrique hails complete performance

Enrique hails complete performance

Enrique's team put their relegation-threatened opponents to the sword, recording a 4-1 rout at the Estadio de Balaidos.

The win came courtesy of four goals in an 11th-minute period on either side of half time, including Nolito's brace, Charles' first-half effort and Stefan Mitrovic's own goal.

"This was a complete night for Celta fans, for the team and the club," Enrique told reporters post-game after watching his team move 10 points clear of the ... » Read more


Villarreal ban banana-throwing fan

Villarreal ban banana-throwing fan

The Castello-based club identified the man using CCTV less than 24 hours after he threw a banana onto the pitch towards Alves, who was preparing to take a corner.

While Alves responded with a smile on his face, peeling the banana and consuming it before taking the set piece, Villarreal immediately treated the incident very seriously, launching an investigation to identify the man, before revoking his season ticket on Monday and banning him from their stadium for the rest of his ... » Read more


La Liga: Celta Vigo 4 Real Valladolid 1

La Liga: Celta Vigo 4 Real Valladolid 1

A brace from Nolito, Charles' first-half effort and Stefan Mitrovic's own goal lifted Celta to a comprehensive victory at the Estadio de Balaidos.

Monday's result comes as a timely boost for Luis Enrique's men, who moved 10 points clear of the drop zone to preserve their top-flight status for another season with three games remaining.

The news is not so good for second-bottom Valladolid, with the club firmly entrenched in a relegation scrap, three points ... » Read more


Conte takes swipe at Garcia

Conte takes swipe at Garcia

In pouring rain at the Stadio Citta del Tricolore on Monday, Conte watched on as his side fell behind to Simone Zaza's ninth-minute opener.

Carlos Tevez levelled the match 10 minutes prior to the interval, before second-half goals from Claudio Marchisio and Fernando Llorente sealed the victory.

The result leaves Juve eight points clear of Roma with three matches remaining, and Juve will clinch the title with a win at home to Atalanta next Monday, or if Roma fail to ... » Read more


Memorial service held for Vilanova

Memorial service held for Vilanova

Vilanova, who served as assistant to Pep Guardiola before taking charge of first-team affairs at Camp Nou, passed away at the age of 45 following a lengthy battle with throat cancer.

After succeeding Guardiola for the 2012-13 season, Vilanova guided Barca to the Liga title with a club-record haul of 100 points.

However, his sole campaign in charge was interrupted by illness and he was forced to step down last July.

The club confirmed on Friday that Vilanova had ... » Read more


Pazzini keen to give Milan fans derby delight

Pazzini keen to give Milan fans derby delight

Clarence Seedorf's men take on Inter at San Siro this weekend in a game that could have a substantial bearing on the race for UEFA Europa League places in Serie A.

Milan's five game-winning streak was brought to an end with a 2-0 defeat to Roma last Friday, a result that leaves Seedorf's side in 10th with three games still to play.

However, Milan are just a point behind Torino in sixth, a position that is likely to result in Europa League qualification due to ... » Read more


Blatter 'outraged' by Alves racism

Blatter 'outraged' by Alves racism

A banana was thrown from the stands as Alves prepared to take a corner during Barca's 3-2 La Liga win over Villarreal at the El Madrigal. 

Instead of throwing it away, the Brazil international peeled the fruit and consumed it as he delivered the set-piece.

Alves brushed off the incident after the match, claiming it was better to laugh in the face of such discrimination.

High-profile players all around the world offered support for Alves via Twitter in ... » Read more


No LFP sanction for Neymar transfer, say Barca

No LFP sanction for Neymar transfer, say Barca

The 22-year-old joined the Spanish champions in the close-season from Santos, with the financial arrangements surrounding his transfer causing controversy.

Sandro Rosell resigned as Barcelona president over the affair, although the club denied any wrongdoing after being charged with tax evasion by the Spanish authorities.

And in a statement released on Monday, Barca revealed they had been cleared of breaching league rules.

"FC Barcelona wish to express their ... » Read more


Griezmann has not agreed PSG move

Griezmann has not agreed PSG move

Griezmann has enjoyed a marvellous season with Sociedad, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, with his form earning the 23-year-old his first France cap against the Netherlands last month.

A number of clubs have been linked with Griezmann, with reports in Spain indicating that a deal to take him to the Parc des Princes had been agreed.

But Griezmann has quashed those rumours, insisting that his only focus is on helping Sociedad seal UEFA Europa League football for next ... » Read more