Spain

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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The Brazilian was enthused by the doggedness and determination Diego Simeone's men showed in extending their advantage at the summit of the Primera Division to six points

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The title-chasing Rojiblancos looked set to drop two precious points at the Vicente Calderon but late goals from Miranda and Diego Costa earned the hosts a vital victory

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Goal took in the action at the Vicente Calderon, where the visiting side were undone in the second half by goals from Miranda and Costa, to send the hosts further clear at the top

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The man who scored the winning goal in the 2013 Copa del Rey final produced another towering header to break the deadlock before the Rojiblancos' top scorer netted a penalty

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The Spain international has backed his team to lift the league title and says he is fully fit despite fears following his clash with the post in last week's match

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The agent launched a scathing attack on the Catalan club, insisting Guardiola let him down and says the Spanish coach will never admit that he made a mistake with the player

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The Spanish coach took the blame for his side's lack of intensity in recent weeks and is confident they will put in a good performance against Madrid

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The Argentina captain is at odds with the club over a new contract but with the need for renewal urgent around Camp Nou, should Barca take the money and run?

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The 24-year-old scored a stunning winner in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday but is already focused on facing Pep Guardiola's side next week

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Whoever said you need to be fit, trim and slim to become a footballer? Goal looks at some of the players past and present who have ditched the Cristiano Ronaldo physique

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The 29-year-old believes his work ethic sets him apart from other players, while adding he is determined to win a tournament with Portugal before he ends his career

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The coach insisted there was no room for complacency as his side prepared for Friday's clash at the Vicente Calderon, despite the prospect of bigger matches in the weeks ahead

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The Spaniard gives his backing to the former Everton coach while also revealing that, when signing for the club, he was given assurances that several other players would be bought

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Germany's No.1 missed the win over Kaiserslautern with the calf injury he picked up against Borussia Dortmund but he is confident of being available for the trip to the Bernabeu

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A foot problem has ruled the Brazil star out of action for the next four weeks, while defender Jordi Alba is also set for a similar length of absence with a torn hamstring

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The Argentina international has been criticised for a perceived lack of effort after Barcelona slumped to their third straight defeat on Wednesday

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Spain's national television station was forced to abandon their social media survey after Barcelona's much maligned goalkeeper Jose Pinto surged to the top of the poll

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The Portugal international is happy with his recovery from injury and aims to return to the pitch against the Bundesliga champions in the Champions League semi-final

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The 30-year-old has dismissed suggestions that his relationship with the Primera Division star has kept him out of the Argentina squad