Sunday, September 21, 2014

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COMMENT: The Argentine shone in a deeper role as Luis Enrique's side thrashed Levante to extend their impressive winning streak in 2014-15

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The former Blues star rescued a point against the side he served for 13 years but the champions are still failing to hit the heights they reached last season

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Louis van Gaal's men were two goals clear, twice, only to allow Nigel Pearson's men to fight back and claim a 5-3 win in dramatic circumstances at the King Power Stadium

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COMMENT: Two of world football's finest strikers go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as Manuel Pellegrini's champions welcome Jose Mourinho's chief contenders

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COMMENT: The Reds were comprehensively outplayed by West Ham to suffer a third defeat in their first five matches, and the manager now has problems at both ends of the pitch

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COMMENT: President Aurelio De Laurentiis has found his hands tied by the financial outlay of last summer and a lack of Champions League football this term

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SPECIAL REPORT: The new boss at Old Trafford is determined to get to the bottom of the club's injury crisis and ensure that all his players are in top condition

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The reigning champions maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 1-0 win at San Siro and once again illustrated just how irresistible they are in Italy

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COMMENT: The Basque midfielder came in with half an hour left and added a stability which allowed Real to go on and kill off the game against Deportivo

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COMMENT: The Rossoneri have looked more creative in attack in two games since selling the Italy star than they ever did when he wore the red and black stripes

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COMMENT: The Portuguese has hit the heights of a wonderful career at the Santiago Bernabeu, but could the club have done more to achieve greater success in that time?

Friday, September 19, 2014

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COLUMN: It has become an accepted reality that coaches are sacked when results dry up - why not employ them on a short-term basis to let them work in peace?

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EXCLUSIVE: The Croatia international has nothing but praise for the experienced playmaker, while also hailing Lionel Messi and Neymar's individual quality

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The €50 million man played just 62 minutes in the 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund, again prompting questions over his value to Arsenal and position in the starting XI

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Porto's hat-trick hero, Roma star Gervinho and Arsenal's tormentor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all make the cut in our first select XI of the season

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PROFILE: Every Europa League Thursday, Goal profiles a new starlet under the age of 21 who could be set for big things in the game. Here we look at the Fiorentina winger ...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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COMMENT: The young midfielder made a superb debut as Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 in an otherwise disappointing Champions League clash at Camp Nou