The young forward has made the most of his little playing time and his impending departure could make him a club legend.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Diego Simeone's side scraped through to the last eight of the Champions League on penalties but has missed the competitive edge of the Spain striker.
The Frenchman nearly dragged the Gunners into the last eight with the opener in a 2-0 win, but they were let down badly by their star summer signing.
The Turkey international has been in sublime form both in the Bundesliga and Champions League and has been likened to the Arsenal playmaker.
The German World Cup winner has often been criticized for supposedly lethargic and meek performances, but his subtle genius and deceptive influence goes criminally unnoticed.
Monday, March 16, 2015
The resurgent Reds profited from a slice of luck against Swansea, but they still have not conceded in six consecutive league games and have Manchester United in their sights.
The Parisiens' Champions League triumph over Chelsea was considered a surprise but the statistics show that Ligue 1 has been on the rise all season.
The soon-to-depart captain is set to return from injury but his best place for Brendan Rodgers might be on the bench given the Welshman's superb recent form
The former Premier League official believes the midfielder should have been sent off, while Mark Clattenburg proved Gary Neville wrong.
This season's Champions League failings are disappointing but are more easily explained by individual circumstance rather than sweeping generalization.
Tijuana's 3-1 win against second-place Veracruz on Friday showed the team is a legitimate title contender, even if it's not a traditional power.
Back on the sidelines after 15 months away, the former Real Salt Lake boss led New York City FC to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
COMMENT: The Portuguese played a pivotal part in both of the Welshman's strikes as Madrid beat Levante 2-0, but gestured selfishly instead of looking pleased for his teammate.
Louis van Gaal's side ruthlessly took Spurs apart at Old Trafford with the England striker in top form, setting the club up perfectly for next week's crucial clash with Liverpool.
A combination of the Blues' determination and Manchester City's incompetence has brought the title within reach, but the swagger and style of autumn is long gone.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Manuel Pellegrini's side was again abject as it lost to Burnley and must now make sure it does not become embroiled in the race for the top four.
The Argentine struck both goals in the 2-0 win at Eibar to continue his fine form in front of goal, which is ominous news for Los Blancos ahead of the Clasico next Sunday
The striker produced a coming-of-age performance in the Champions League first leg and, after his match-winning cameo against Palermo, he looks poised to wreak more havoc.
West Ham gave the Gunners an ideal test ahead of their mission impossible, but the England winger is unlikely to feature heavily in Arsene Wenger’s thoughts ahead of the trip.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy tried to hire the Dutchman before Manchester United came calling, but the Londoners look better off with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm.