The Swedish striker saw his time at Camp Nou reach an abrupt end after the Argentine was shifted centrally, but there was no ill-feeling between the two forwards.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
While the English side has its house in order after being fined earlier this year, Roma is currently under investigation.
The Brazilian has earned acclaim in recent weeks thanks to his phenomenal goal output and is in line to break Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League group stage record.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti's side racked up its 19th consecutive win in a 4-0 victory over Ludogorets, but it was a tepid affair at a half-empty Santiago Bernabeu.
The Italian champions secured a Champions League last-16 berth thanks to a 0-0 draw against last year's finalists but remain a long way off the standard required.
The 10-man Reds were knocked out of Europe's elite competition after a 1-1 draw with Basel at Anfield on Tuesday night, despite a stunning free kick from their captain.
Pep Guardiola's men, led by Lionel Messi, could not be stopped in 2009 but were given an almighty scare by Estudiantes as they chased world champion status in Abu Dhabi.
The Reds boss has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as his team's form has flat lined, and Tuesday's result will be crucial for him amid rumors he could face the sack.
Diego Simeone's men have consistently converted from free kicks and corners this term. But what makes them so much better than everyone else in that facet of the game?
The Argentine's incredible total from the 2011-12 season seemed insurmountable, but if the Madrid ace maintains his current strike rate he will smash that tally.
Monday, December 8, 2014
The LA Galaxy midfielder has officially retired after winning his sixth MLS Cup final. Where does he rank among the greatest U.S.-born players?
Given that all eight group winners won their last-16 ties in 2013-14, it has never been more important to claim top spot.
The LA Galaxy icon is at peace with his decision to step away from the game after claiming a sixth league title.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Argentina forward Sergio Aguero suffered a suspected knee ligament injury during his club's 1-0 Premier League win over Everton, leaving the champion short of its talisman.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Portuguese is scoring freely at the moment, but his hat trick against Celta proved polemic following a highly contentious penalty in the all-important first goal
The Portuguese can now focus on simply winning matches rather than chasing an almost-mythical record, and has been vindicated in his recent caution in interviews.
New England has been on a roll since adding the U.S. national team veteran and switching to a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The former USA goalkeeper is in Los Angeles ahead of the league's showcase event, and answers some of your questions.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The U.S. national team midfielder has led his new team to MLS Cup with his combination of on and off-field talents.
New England defender Andrew Farrell is set to face his second legendary opponent in seven days when he matches up against Landon Donovan in Sunday's MLS Cup final.