Spain

Friday, January 16, 2015

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The former Arsenal man is impressing on a season-long loan move from Barcelona, while Carl Jenkinson is also expected to stay in January.

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Reports claimed the winger had agreed to join the Champions League winner in the summer, but both his club and representative have shot down those rumors.

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The Norway teenage sensation has the pick of Europe's premier clubs, but he should consider the potential pitfalls of opting for the Champions League holders.

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Pictures from the Copa del Rey as Atletico Madrid knock city rivals Real out of the competition and Barcelona beat Elche 4-0 to coast through with an aggregate score of 9-0.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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The Madrid derby has become one of world soccer's most intriguing fixtures, but two Mexican forwards were almost completely sidelined in the most recent clash.

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As los Blancos celebrated an individual award, Diego Simeone's side collectively put them to the sword for the fourth time a row - inspired by the club's very own golden boy.

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Diego Simeone hailed Fernando Torres as a big-game player after his double helped Atletico Madrid knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

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The defender's brilliant free kick was added to by Sergi Roberto, a penalty from Pedro and a late Adriano strike as Luis Enrique's side cruised into the quarterfinals.

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Goal took in the action at the Bernabeu, where a counterattacking clinic from the visitors saw two Torres goals wrap up progression to the last eight for Los Rojiblancos.

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The prolific forward and Ballon d'Or winner has beaten both Luis Figo and Eusebio to the honor, with Jose Mourinho named the nation's top coach in history.

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A goal in the first minute of either half from the striker ensured safe passage to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals despite Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo finding the net.

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After an emphatic 5-0 victory in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 clash, Luis Enrique's side are on easy street against the Liga strugglers

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Barcelona takes a 5-0 lead to Elche in the cup on Thursday night but the future of the club's coach is still under discussion following the recent problems at Camp Nou.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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The Real Madrid forward was chilling out with his four-year-old backstage when the Barca star walked by, cuing Cristiano Jr. to meet one of his footballing idols.

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Reports of a breakup between the two after the model missed the Ballon d'Or may be premature as her PR company claim the event "didn't fit in with her schedule."

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The Mexican internationals each scored in a head-to-head matchup that saw Dos Santos' Villarreal defeat Vela's Real Sociedad to move on to the quarterfinals.

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Following an almost-complete snub for the Liga champions at the FIFA award ceremony on Monday, the Rojiblancos coach says he hopes 2015 and beyond are different