Spain

Monday, April 14, 2014

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The Argentine is calm heading into the decisive stage of the season and is adamant that his side are in a good position to beat Barcelona in Wednesday's Copa del Rey final

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The Reds struck on three further occasions at Anfield on Sunday - only Real Madrid have scored more league goals in Europe's major leagues this season

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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The Spanish midfielder conceded that his side had suffered a potentially fatal setback in their La Liga title challenge by not taking three points on Saturday evening

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The Rojiblancos boss has told his squad not to think too far ahead in the campaign, hoping that excitement can overcome anxiety as the league leaders look to secure the title

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The Blaugrana sporting director claimed that his side did everything they could except score in their defeat to Granada as the Catalans lost vital ground in the Spanish title race

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The Italian was jubilant after watching his side leapfrog the Catalans into second place in La Liga and revealed defender Sergio Ramos will return for the Copa del Rey final

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The Blaugrana's title hopes are in tatters after they lost for a second time in a week on Saturday evening, despite enjoying a staggering 86% possession

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The Catalans were unable to find a reaction after they were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday and are paying the price for years of dubious decision-making

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Goals from Angel Di Maria, Gareth Bale, Isco and Alvaro Morata saw Carlo Ancelotti's side leapfrog the Catalans into second place in the Primera Division

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Defensive resilience helped the hosts to a historic victory, with second choice goalkeeper Oretis Karnezis making a number of fantastic saves to keep an unlikely clean sheet

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The Catalans were knocked out of the Champions League in midweek and then saw their hopes of retaining La Liga rocked on Saturday evening

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The Argentine coach is expecting a difficult game for his side against Getafe and stressed the importance of taking care of business in the league

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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It has been claimed that the 32-year-old is upset that he plays second fiddle to Iker Casillas for cup games but he insists that he has no problem fighting for the No.1 jersey

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Despite a deserved defeat to Atletico, Dani Alves moaned about the grass at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Wednesday - the latest in a long line of Catalan complaints

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This extract from Graham Hunter's book, 'Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World', looks at how the World Cup-winning midfielder made his debut under Louis van Gaal

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Phil Kitromilides believes that Diego Simeone's side's midweek Champions League heroics may take their toll in the opening 45 minutes of Sunday's game in La Liga

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Fresh from knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League, Diego Simeone's side will be intent on at the very least maintaining their one-point lead at the top of La Liga

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The Spain international hopes the club's talisman will be fit in time to face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final and is looking forward to facing Bayern in the Champions League