As CSKA Moscow prepares to play Manchester City behind closed doors, Goal analyzes what Russian football is doing to solve the problem of racism in the country.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ahead of Barcelona's clash with Ajax, Goal debates which of the two legends was more important at Camp Nou in terms of their impact and lasting legacy.
The Dutch icon's top-level career took a huge blow after he missed a penalty in the 2012 Champions League final loss to Chelsea, but he has bounced back brilliantly.
The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars have a chance to break Raul's Champions League goal record this week.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Another topsy-turvy display containing defensive lapses saw the Red Devils' hopes of picking up three important points ahead of clashes with the Premier League's top two end.
Tony Tchani, Ethan Finlay and Aaron Schoenfeld are in this week's team after Columbus' 3-1 win at New York.
The Manchester City striker bags a Premier League goal every 108 minutes, free-scoring Southampton boasts the league's best defensive record and Arsenal is languishing.
Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League clash against Real Madrid, the England winger has been in the headlines after missing an England game because he was "tired."
The Italy striker is yet to score a Premier League goal for the club and fired over the bar when presented with an open net against QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday.
The Seattle Sounders rallied from 2-0 down to tie the LA Galaxy in the first of what could be four meetings between the MLS powers in the coming weeks.
The Real Sociedad man could again be ready to end his international exile. Where would his best position be under Miguel Herrera?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Reds were fortunate to beat QPR at Loftus Road and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will be licking their lips ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash.
ANALYSIS: Rafael Benitez has long taken the blame for the Nerazzurri's regression in recent years, but the club was just as culpable for failing to strengthen an aging squad.
COMMENT: The Brazilian netted a sublime free kick to give his team the lead early and dropped deep to dominate the game before laying on a superb winning goal for Cesc Fabregas.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The two teams turned it on in their last Liga games before next weekend's meeting, when the Argentine attacker will look to become the competition's greatest goalscorer.
The Manchester City striker scored all four goals for his side in a victory over Tottenham on Saturday - but is he better than the new No. 7 at Old Trafford?
The Monaco star's actions showed that he still has immaturity in his game, but he can use Tuesday's events as a positive.
The Spurs frontman has only scored once this season and although he might not feature at Manchester City, his decline is a major concern for the North Londoners.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Canadian-Cascadian side has gone on a scintillating run in recent weeks and beat Seattle to the region's rivalry cup, form which could hurt Portland as well.
D.C. United central defender Steve Birnbaum is enjoying a standout rookie season, and it was his unique path through college that has helped him find early success.