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.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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
Former Barcelona player Bojan has criticized the Spaniard's style of management, while offering his support to Lionel Messi
FIFPro has revealed the 55 players who received the most votes for the 2014 World XI. So which stars won the respect of their peers in the annual poll?
Inevitably, the Argentina star was the hot topic at Wednesday's press conference after admitting he was unsure over his future, but his coach expects him to stay.
The Italian believes individual awards are a major motivation for his star man, so much so that he will already have begun plotting to be crowned the world's best next year.
The Spanish giant is hopeful of luring the young Argentine to Madrid on a loan deal with a view to a potential permanent transfer.
The promising goalkeeper will continue his career with the Eredivisie champion after signing a contract until 2018.
Despite producing one of football’s biggest miracles last season, Diego Simeone's warriors received little acknowledgement in Zurich – unlike their city rivals.
Carlo Ancelotti's men suffered a 2-0 defeat last week and need to turn the tie on its head if they hope to play Barcelona in the last eight of the tournament later this month.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
El Tri's defensive stars could be on the move before the January transfer window closes.
The ex-Manchester United boss has already set his eyes on a possible Copa del Rey run but acknowledges that avoiding the drop is the club's main priority.
The Portugal star, who now has three Ballons d'Or trophies, says he didn't think he could stay on top of his game for so long.
The 22-year-old, who broke into the first team at the Mestalla this season, is tasked with injecting creativity into an attack boasting just 11 goals in 22 Premier League games.
The midfielder doesn't believe his teammate will depart the club in the summer but is under no illusions just how important the Argentina star is to the club's future plans.