Spain

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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The Brazilian defender plugs a clear void in the Gunners squad but his Villarreal teammate, and former Tottenham target, is arguably the better player

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Diego Simeone's side remains just three points behind Barcelona after a splendid performance from Antoine Griezmann, who bagged himself two goals and an assist

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The France international scored twice before a Manucho own goal made Roberto Trashorras' goal irrelevant as the home side picked up the points

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The Gunners are confident they will be able to get a work permit for the Brazilian on appeal, and a move has now been put in place with Joel Campbell moving to Spain on loan.

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There was no room for the Uruguayan on his 28th birthday, but the club talisman was again the star man, pulling the strings as Barcelona thumped Elche 6-0.

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The Welshman scored the winning penalty at Cordoba after the Portuguese lost his head and was sent off for aggression when Madrid needed him most

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The attacking duo combined to ruthless effect after Gerard Pique's early goal against the home side, which played much of the second half with 10 men.

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The FA Cup brought shocks aplenty with Manchester United humbled on Friday and the Premier League's top two dumped out while the Real Madrid star had a rare afternoon to forget

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The Real Madrid forward lashed out at Cordoba's Edimar in the closing stages of his side's 2-1 victory, and has taken to Twitter to apologize for his actions.

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The Portuguese star was given his marching orders in the 82nd minute before Gareth Bale rescued his side with a late penalty to secure a 2-1 victory

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The manager is a longtime admirer of the Real Madrid midfielder, saying he would love to welcome the 24-year-old back to San Sebastian.

Friday, January 23, 2015

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The Blancos have struggled to hit their stride in 2015, after a stellar first half of the season, and their coach wants his players to return to lofty heights.