As a Chinese billionaire pays 45 million euros for a large stake in the Spanish champion, Goal takes a closer look at the man behind the lucrative deal.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Clubs have woken up to the possibilities created by the social media boom and it's crucial that players are as active online as possible.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The next few years could see members of Mexico's impressive U-20 side make an impact at the U-20 World Cup and eventually, bid for full international spots.
The Anfield manager's decision to play the England international as a lone striker has been vindicated by the 20-year-old's rich vein of form in recent weeks.
The Brazilian's contract is up in the summer and his agent has revealed he may move on after seven seasons, with the Catalans unable to sign a replacement.
Whether or not the Italian international works out for TFC, his signing puts Major League Soccer into uncharted territory.
The Reds have recovered from a dreadful start to the season ahead of their League Cup semifinal first leg clash against Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Belgian took the ball from Leighton Baines and promptly missed from 12 yards as Everton failed to find a way past West Brom
Saturday saw six of seven home teams defeated for the first time in the Premier League era while Manuel Pellegrini must hope the Ivory Coast exits the Africa Cup of Nations early.
Despite conflict raging at home, both countries have displayed a positive image in Australia heading into their Group D encounter.
Whether by accident or design, the Frenchman has stumbled across a blueprint that could solve the Gunners' big-game problem, with trophies still up for grabs.
Even with two weeks to process New York's decision to part ways with the club's head coach, the firing continues to leave people throughout MLS puzzled.
There was plenty to talk about from the weekend in Mexico, as America and Santos Laguna were among some of the struggling sides.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
COMMENT: The Bianconeri battered Verona for the second time in four days, underlining the difference between themselves and Rudi Garcia's challengers
COMMENT: The Argentine attacker looks fully motivated again and hit a superb hat trick as his coach kept faith with the XI that beat Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou last weekend.
The Gunners boss went a long way to proving his doubters wrong by masterminding an impressive away victory against City, but his eureka moment has boosted the Blues.
The Uruguayan had a major say in another Atletico Madrid victory to provide a speedy response to his embarrassing exclusion from the World XI.
A moment of inspiration from the Frenchman allowed Madrid to go on and beat Getafe 3-0 on Sunday, but the Liga leaders are relying on individuals in the Croat's absence.
The South American duo will face each other when Premier League champion Manchester City hosts Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, but who will come out on top?
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The Colombia striker was issued an ultimatum by his manager ahead of Saturday's clash with QPR but failed to seize the opportunity.