Thursday, 17 April 2014

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After scoring a late winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona on Wednesday night, has the £86 million man proved his worth for his new side or does he still have work to do?

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The Catalans are set to end the season without a major trophy after losing the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid, highlighting the need for sweeping changes at Camp Nou

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The forward is likely to break Premier League records but his efforts should not overshadow the contributions made by his team-mates to create Brendan Rodgers's 'collective' side

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The fight for the Premier League title now looks to have been whittled down to two after Manuel Pellegrini's side dropped crucial points at home to Sunderland on Wednesday

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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The winger struck late in the day to capture a 19th Copa del Rey title for his side, a stupendous solo goal which left Neymar - another high-profile signing - in the shade

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Nearly half of those who voted in our poll would advise against a Vicente Calderon exit, with 35.7 per cent backing a switch to Chelsea and 23.7% a move elsewhere

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The Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla on Wednesday will provide the platform on which some players will be hoping to cement a future with their clubs

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This extract from Andrea Pirlo's autobiography, 'I think therefore I play', details some of the hilarious pranks that the Italy star played on his former team-mate

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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There was an uplifting feeling at Anfield as the families of the 96 football fans who died at Hillsborough 25 years ago, and the city as a whole, move closer to the truth

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The Brazil-born striker impressed again for Atleti as Diego Simeone's side beat Getafe and is accompanied by four Real Madrid players from the Blancos' 4-0 win over Almeria

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The 24-year-old has put in two poor performances against Barca this term but, in Cristiano Ronaldo's likely absence, needs to step up when it matters in the Copa del Rey final

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Alberto Paloschi joins the two South American forwards up front in our pick of the weekend's top-flight action in Italy, with two Fiorentina men in the middle with Daniele De Rossi

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The Frenchman is struggling to win over some sections of the Gunners' support, having seen his side drop from first to fifth in alarming fashion in recent weeks

Monday, 14 April 2014

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Twelve months on from their dramatic play-off defeat at Vicarage Road, the Foxes have secured their place in next season's top flight after 10 seasons away

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No fewer than five BVB stars make our weekly XI after Jurgen Klopp's side claimed a brilliant 3-0 win over the Bavarians to restore some pride after missing out on the title

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Europe's governing body insist the inaugural year of their competition has been a success, but criticism of its controversial and exclusive entry criteria rumbles on

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Correspondent Column: The Reds boss is excelling at Anfield with the club closing in on their first title in 24 years, while Arsenal stars should put their celebrations on ice

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With the Portuguese set to skip Wednesday's Copa del Rey final, we ask if the Ballon d'Or holder is more important to Los Blancos than his Argentine rival is to Barcelona

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The legendary Argentina coach's wide array of pre-match rituals during the 1986 World Cup feature in the latest of our series chronicling the extraordinary power of belief