The Real Madrid coach has been left perplexed by the scrutiny the winger and his team have come under already this season after the goalless draw with Sporting Gijon.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Following the Jamaican sprinter's 200 meter gold-medal win at the world championships, the Barcelona coach has compared him to the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Borussia Dortmund got off lightly in the UEFA Europa League draw, while Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa will find himself in familiar territory.
There is no spat between James Rodriguez and Rafael Benitez, according to the Real Madrid head coach.
Ahead of the trip to Barcelona, Roberto Rosales is hoping Malaga can replicate its Camp Nou victory from last season.
Much has been made of Real Madrid's lack of goals, but Karim Benzema will be looking to solve that problem against Real Betis.
The Chelsea manager is set to take charge of his 100th home game in the Premier League, while the Serie A champion travels to Roma and Thomas Tuchel hopes to make history.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
More honors for Messi, De Bruyne bound for Man City and Stones staying put - check out all the headlines from Friday's back pages
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu backed Lionel Messi to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or.
Thursday's ceremony in Monaco produced some fascinating fixtures for Europe's premier club competition and Goal looks at which teams will be happiest with what they got
Los Blancos will face Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo, but the Portuguese star is optimistic about his side's hopes of going all the way.
The Catalan club will be without the star defender who verbally abused a referee after his appeal was rejected.
The 28-year-old has picked up his first individual award of the season after being handed the prize after the Champions League group stage draw.
Arsenal will take on the Bundesliga champion Bayern while Manchester City meets Juventus and Chelsea faces Jose Mourinho's former side Porto.
The midfielder will spend this season on loan with the Ligue 1 club after failing to break into Real Madrid's first team.
The striker has joined the Europa League holder after becoming surplus to requirements at Juventus.
The transfer windows around Europe close in under a week and some of the world's biggest names remain linked with new clubs - but who could still be on the move?
Goal presents a gallery of how the big guns on the continent will adorn themselves in the 2015-16 campaign.
It was an exciting week in the Champions League playoffs as the likes of Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayer Leverkusen progressed
Los Blancos have sold the midfielder back to Real Sociedad for a huge loss and appear to have learned little after stockpiling midfielders with no clear strategy in recent years.