Goal rates the players on show as Tata Martino's men took three points to move one point behind Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Division.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Alexis Sanchez scored the opener before the Argentine doubled the scoreline and, though the visitors pegged a goal back, the skipper and Xavi finished them off.
A late Cristiano Ronaldo goal snatched all three points from the Rojiblancos, but the Argentine manager is confident his team remains in contention.
The Spaniard escaped reprimand in the Madrid derby when he appeared to foul Diego Costa in the box and claims that such decisions are part of the game
The coach hit out at the Rojiblancos' spirit following the 2-2 draw at the Vicente Calderon but was pleased with his team's reaction to going behind.
Carlo Ancelotti's side rescued a point in the derby at the Vicente Calderon, but failure to win all three means the Catalans are right back in the race with 12 rounds left.
Goal took in the action at the Vicente Calderon, where a captivating derby saw both sides share the spoils to keep things tight at the top of the table.
Barcelona will have the chance to reduce the gap at the top of La Liga to just one point after the Madrid rivals played out a fiercely contested draw Sunday.
The forward has earned a France call up on the back of his impressive goalscoring form in La Liga this season and the Gunners boss admits that the 22-year-old is a transfer target.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The summer arrival has cited his happiness with the Bavarians for his current form and credited his teammate for helping him to settle in Munich.
The playmaker is bullish about Los Rojiblancos' chances in the Madrid derby and pumped up his teammates with a rousing speech
The Argentine thinks his men are perfectly placed to lift silverware on three fronts this season and expects them to bounce back from last week's defeat to Real Sociedad
The Italian insists that los Blancos will continue to take things one game at a time, while arguing that victory at the Vicente Calderon will not end their rival's title hopes.
Two of La Liga's biggest stars square up for the fourth time this season on Sunday as Atletico hosts Real Madrid in a crucial derby. But which is most likely to come out on top?
Atleti can record first league double over visitors in 63 years against Carlo Ancelotti's men on Sunday but will be up against it with los Blancos brimming with confidence
With Atletico and Real Madrid locking horns, the Blaugrana will hope to take advantage of any slip ups in what seems a fairly straightforward clash.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The Portuguese star could have joined the Blaugrana after then-Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson "offered" him to Barcelona.
He may be one of the best in Germany but the 21-year-old attacker is not quite at the same level as the Barcelona star, according to the Bayern Munich coach.
The Brazil-born attacker's first outing for La Roja will be against Italy at Atletico Madrid's home stadium.
The Brazilian defender insists that the Catalans are not concerned by their rivals' fine form of late.