Manuel Pellegrini's side looked well-placed to claim a decisive victory in its quest to regain the Premier League title but was knocked off its stride by resilient Arsenal.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
There was a pre-planned protest against the Manchester United manager, but it scarcely registered as the Scot's side went about its business and won in convincing fashion.
Daniel Carvajal, Asier Illarramendi, Isco, Alvaro Morata, Isco and Raphael Varane have all flattered to deceive this term, while the one revelation - Jese - is now sidelined.
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Clascio Nacional wraps up the Liga MX slate this weekend, but there are other important clashes before the marquee match.
Portland had the third-best offense in the league last year, but it's three games into 2014 and most of the team can't find the goal.
It's a power shift rather than the 'financial doping' that the Gunners manager has complained about in the past as another season slips through his fingers.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Dinamo Zagreb wonder kid has signed for the Catalans on a five-year contract. But just how good can the teenager become?
The club's owners are actively seeking replacements for David Moyes following a disappointing start to 2014, and he will not be able to take heart from his predecessors' stories.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti's side went unbeaten for 31 games, but has now lost twice in the space of four days to leave its hopes of winning La Liga hanging in the balance.
Although he was voted the greatest ever Australian soccer player in 2012, the rest of the world was less impressed with a player heralded as a potential star.
The 31-year-old has not represented the Azzurri since Euro 2012 but he has been reborn this term under Roberto Donadoni and will be intent on proving his enduring class in Turin.
Another crushing home defeat in the Manchester derby proved beyond any doubt that the Scotsman is not up to the task and victory over Olympiakos last week was simply a false dawn.
Things got violent in Liga MX this weekend when fans of two rival clubs clashed, and it's not the first time in recent months.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini's side is on course to go on top of the Premier League after a comprehensive derby win, with the Spanish playmaker at the heart of the team's dominance.
The brilliant Bavarians have broken many of the records they set just one season ago and will statistically be remembered as the German league's best ever side.
United's central midfielders look set to run into trouble against Yaya Toure, but Robin van Persie's injury may have inadvertently given the team the tactical push needed to win.
With only one point in it after the Clasico and just nine rounds of the Primera Division remaining, see which team our Spanish Football Writer backs for glory in the title race
Jozy Altidore may not be scoring goals for Sunderland, but as we stand 12 weeks from the World Cup opener, he still projects as the lead striker in the USA World Cup XI.
David Moyes took a huge gamble on the England international's talents by giving him a lucrative new contract and the striker must repay his coach's faith.