Features

Friday 23 September 2016

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The Brazilian is the only defensive midfielder at Real and his absence is a big blow for Los Blancos over the next few weeks as coach Zinedine Zidane seeks a solution

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A Serie A, La Liga, Eredivisie and Ligue 1 champion now out to conquer the Premier League, the Swede has played with some great talents. Here's the best XI of his ex-colleagues

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The Argentine defender has been below his best in recent matches and, with Samuel Umtiti impressing, his inclusion in the first team could be more limited from now on

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What is the best XI made up of stars who are set to feature in the Premier League grudge match between the two London giants at the Emirates Stadium? Goal picks the team...

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The Belgian has done little wrong in the Reds' blistering start to the season, but his counterpart’s qualities are more suited to the club's commanding approach

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After quotes from the Portuguese surfaced threatening to do physical damage to the Arsenal boss, it is the latest chapter in an ongoing rivalry between the two managers

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The midfielder has not had a flying start to his second stint at Old Trafford, but those pointing the finger at the player himself need to reconsider the circumstances

Thursday 22 September 2016

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El Fenomeno was the world's hottest property just before signing for the Catalan giants and it took a moment of ingenuity to get the deal over the line

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Five years since his retirement, the world is still waiting for Ronaldo's heir. Goal looks at those that have tried – and failed – to replicate the Brazilian's levels

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EA Sports have gone back to the future by focusing on a single-player mode as the major new addition to FIFA 17, and represents an exciting step forward

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It is a terrible shame that the weight issues that plagued the striker in his later years have come to define the most electrifying goalscorer the game has ever seen

Wednesday 21 September 2016

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The Argentine forward tore his adductor in the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and now needs time out to recover fully and avoid a recurrence

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The 23-year-old's anticipation, speed and aggressive starting position between the sticks helped the Reds play higher up the pitch, which feeds into their blueprint

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The Germany international is planning on upping the ante in training, and maximising any minutes he gets in a bid to regain his place in the starting XI following injury

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The three famous forwards were well off the pace as Real failed to secure a 17th successive win in La Liga and only appeared up for it late in the match

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The 18-year-old came off the bench and made the difference after the Red Devils had allowed Northampton Town to get back into the game in the EFL Cup on Wednesday

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Who would you have in your dream League of Ireland XI? Goal looks at the potential XIs based on the top-ranked players