Spain

Saturday 30 August 2014

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Carlo Ancelotti's men kicked off their Liga campaign with an underwhelming win at home to Cordoba and a massive improvement will be required if they are to triumph at the Anoeta

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Lionel Messi's double helped last season's runners up to a victory at Camp Nou in their first home game but 2013-14's sixth-placed side could prove trickier

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The striker opened the scoring with a fine first-time finish before teeing up Pablo Piatti for the hosts' third, with Parejo following up his own missed penalty in between

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The Real Madrid attacker netted in his club's Liga-opening win over Cordoba on Monday night but the Seleccao coach says that there is a "question over his fitness"

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The Spain international has yet to find a new club since parting company with Barcelona at the end of last season but his representative is remaining upbeat

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Los Blancos sold the winger to Manchester United this week for €84 million but the Blaugrana ace says the capital club have just got rid of one of "top 10 players in the world"

Friday 29 August 2014

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The coach believes the midfielder, who has "seen everything in football", will bring a lot to his Bayern side and says the transfer desire was a mutual one

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The Cameroon international will travel to England on a private jet and undergo a medical on Saturday ahead of a temporary switch to Upton Park

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The Blues boss says the Spain international has not asked to leave the club but hinted that anything is possible ahead of the close of the transfer window

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The reigning Primera Division champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Rayo Vallecano on Monday so will therefore be desperate to triumph in their opening home game of the new season

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The Spaniard sustained a minor muscular injury on Wednesday and has missed two days of training, but the Chelsea boss has not ruled out including him on the bench

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La Roja bid to bounce back from World Cup humiliation with a fresh bunch of players, with Vicente del Bosque hoping they can inject some energy into his team

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The experienced midfielder has stressed that his transfer is not related to the signing of the Germany international, insisting it was his decision to depart the Santiago Bernabeu

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The former Red Devils winger reveals that he warned his departing team-mate of the 'responsibility' of wearing the club's No.7 shirt but believes that the Argentine will succeed

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The champions of Spain finished as runners-up last season but they are taking nothing for granted this time around, having been placed in the same pool as the Bianconeri

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The Northern Irishman believes being paired with the reigning European champions is just reward for the Reds' surprise second-placed finish in last season's Premier League