Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Goal Transfer List 2014: As is often the case, it takes just one mega deal to trigger money being fired in multiple directions within the football marketplace.
The biggest summer signings for Barcelona and Real Madrid feature prominently in Goal's Transfer List, but which of the two will prove the better bargain?
Real Madrid's 4-0 win over the CONCACAF Champions League winner was a fair barometer of the difference between La Liga and Liga MX.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The coach lightheartedly suggested that the Portuguese will make up for not getting on the score sheet in the 4-0 thrashing of Cruz Azul.
Goal took in the action in Morocco, where the Spanish giants lived up to their stature, reaching the Club World Cup final on the back of a hammering.
The forward is looking for his fourth trophy of 2014 with Real Madrid having made decisive contributions in Copa del Rey, Champions League and Super Cup triumphs.
The retiring former Arsenal and Barcelona star made the most of his physical abilities thanks to an incredible work ethic and willingness to adapt.
The deal to bring the Uruguayan from Liverpool to Camp Nou will eventually cost Barcelona a staggering 252 million euros, placing the transaction at No.1 in our study.
After a record-breaking year of transfers in 2013, our exclusive study is back as we calculate the maximum potential cost that clubs will pay from the the biggest deals of 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
The CONCACAF Champions League winner faces a daunting task in the Spanish giant.
Check out the full list of Champions League last-16 matches, which will run from mid-February to March.
The Argentina captain says he is looking forward to the Champions League last 16 after Barcelona was drawn against Manchester City again.
On Saturday the message was that the show must go on, but a quick phone call from Real Madrid HQ forced FIFA to backtrack.
The draw for the last 16 threw up some lopsided matches, with the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid faring better than the French clubs.
The 2013-14 winners face an accessible route to the last eight as they face Schalke, but the Blaugrana meet Manchester City again in a tough test for Luis Enrique's side.
The Schalke defender and teammates Joel Matip and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are determined to prove they have learned from their thrashing last season.
A tricky trip to Turkey awaits Brendan Rodgers' struggling Reds, while the Serie A outfit will have to deal with the Eredivisie side.
The English champions will have to deal with the Catalans for the second successive season, while the Blues were also paired with PSG again.
VOTE: In the first part of our look back at last year's biggest deals, we assess the players ranked 6-10 and ask you to tell us whether their respective moves were a success.
VOTE: In the second part of our look back at last year's biggest deals, we assess the top five and ask you to tell us whether you think their respective moves were a success.