Copa del Rey: Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2

Copa del Rey: Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2

After Angel Di Maria's first-half opener was cancelled out by Marc Bartra, Bale stormed down the left wing - running half the length of the pitch before poking the ball past Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto with just five minutes to play.

His outstanding run - which started close to the touchline - saw him leave Bartra for dead with his pace, before he produced a composed finish to cap an outstanding performance, as Real won the trophy for a 19th time.

Neymar, who ... » Read more


DFB-Pokal: Bayern Munich 5 Kaiserslautern 1

DFB-Pokal: Bayern Munich 5 Kaiserslautern 1

Pep Guardiola's men remain on track to emulate their achievements of last season, when the Bavarians won the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League and DFB-Pokal, following a comfortable semi-final triumph at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger put Bayern, who have already been crowned Bundesliga champions and won the FIFA Club World Cup in December, ahead midway through the first half with a fine headed effort.

Toni Kroos netted shortly after ... » Read more


La Liga Preview: Atletico Madrid v Elche

La Liga Preview: Atletico Madrid v Elche

Diego Simeone's charges boast an 11-game unbeaten run that has seen them move three points clear at the Spanish top flight's summit. 

They also moved into the UEFA Champions League semi-final at Barca's expense, with the holders not in action until Sunday and Real playing on Tuesday. 

It gives Atletico an opportunity to extend their lead to six points in the first of five remaining, which Simeone has described as "finals", stating recently: ... » Read more


Ligue 1 Preview: Ajaccio facing relegation, Monaco aim to cut gap at top

Ligue 1 Preview: Ajaccio facing relegation, Monaco aim to cut gap at top

Ligue 1's bottom club have endured a nightmarish season, and stand on the brink of dropping into the second tier after a campaign that has seen them claim just three league wins.

And Christian Bracconi's men will need to take maximum points at the Stade Armand Cesari if they are to stand any chance of staying in the top flight.

However, Ajaccio have not emerged victorious in the Corsican derby since 2008, and even if Bracconi's side do beat Bastia, they will ... » Read more


Milan announce losses

Milan announce losses

The consolidated loss is set to be covered by a €22m investment from Fininvest - a financial holding company owned by the Berlusconi family that holds the controlling stake in the Serie A club.

The club also revealed earnings had dipped from €275.9m to €274m.

A statement on Milan's website on Wednesday read: "The figures relate to all three companies within the Milan Group: AC Milan, Milan Entertainment and Milan Real ... » Read more


Gradel relishing 'magical' World Cup experience

Gradel relishing 'magical' World Cup experience

The 26-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury last March that kept him out for over six months, but has recovered to enjoy a fine season with Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne.

Gradel has found the net four times for Christophe Galtier's side this term and could feature for Ivory Coast at the World Cup after helping them go unbeaten in qualification for the tournament.

Sabri Lamouchi's men will take on Japan, Colombia and Greece in the group stages in Brazil and Gradel ... » Read more


Conte talks set for end of season

Conte talks set for end of season

Coach Conte is set to guide the Serie A giants to their third successive title, with his side leading second-placed Roma by eight points with five matches to play.

European success has eluded Conte in his reign at Juve so far, but that could change with the club set to face Benfica in this season's UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

The 44-year-old is committed to the Turin club until June 2015, but is sure to be the target of foreign interest beyond ... » Read more


Arrasate pens new Sociedad deal

Arrasate pens new Sociedad deal

The 35-year-old's current contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but he will now remain at Anoeta until June 2016.

Arrasate - who previously served as assistant to Philippe Montanier before he joined Rennes in the close-season - is currently the youngest coach in La Liga.

"Real Sociedad has reached an agreement with coach Jagoba Arrasate to renew until June 30, 2016," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The ... » Read more


Malanda to miss Wolfsburg run-in

Malanda to miss Wolfsburg run-in

The 19-year-old midfielder suffered sprained and partially torn ligaments in his right knee after a challenge with Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos as Wolfsburg fell to a 2-0 defeat at Signal Iduna Park in the DFB-Pokal semi-final.

Malanda could now face two months on the sidelines, meaning that he will play no part in Wolfsburg's Bundesliga run-in as they seek a top-four finish.

"He's been lucky in that it's not the cruciate, which we feared, ... » Read more


Serie A: Udinese 0 Juventus 2

Serie A: Udinese 0 Juventus 2

A run of seven straight league victories has brought Roma back into title contention and, with Udinese unbeaten at the Stadio Communale Friuli since January, the scene was set for a potential upset on Monday.

However, Antonio Conte's men put in an assured performance and, with just five games remaining, it appears more a question of when rather than if Juventus will claim a third consecutive league title.

Sebastian Giovinco - making just his fourth league start this ... » Read more