The young midfielder made a superb debut as Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 in an otherwise disappointing Champions League clash at Camp Nou.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Ukrainian champions frustrated the home side and claimed a valuable away point in the Champions League opener.
A first-half header from Gerard Pique proved to be just enough for Luis Enrique's men, who weaseled their way to three points against a well organized and spirited APOEL outfit
Luis Enrique's side has yet to concede this season, which was important as it could only manage one goal at home.
The Spanish side's return to Champions League football for the first time since 1998-99 ended in frustration as it failed to break down its Ukranian visitors.
The Atletico striker suffered the injury against Olympiacos in Champions League action Tuesday.
Real Madrid's new star wants his team to carry on after a smashing win in the Champions League.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The winger scored in Real Madrid's 5-1 thrashing of Basel to kick off the Champions League group stage.
COMMENT: The club captain was cheered after one fine save and received the warmth of the Bernabeu as Real Madrid claimed a morale-boosting victory
Diego Simeone's outfit fails to follow up on its impressive Madrid derby win last weekend as it is narrowly defeated by the Greek champion in Group A...
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema were all on the score sheet as Los Blancos got their Champions League title defense off to the perfect start.
Diego Simeone's men might have reached the final last season, but they were dealt a rude European awakening as they fell to a surprise defeat at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki.
Carlo Ancelotti's men had been under pressure heading into their first European clash of the season, but a first-half flurry ensured they eased to three points.
The Spain international says he feels that he is not given enough credit for his work on the pitch after a difficult start to the season
The creative midfielder is not fully adapted to the Santiago Bernabeu side yet and is looking forward to Tuesday's Champions League match versus Basel.
The Spain international has hailed his teammates' contribution so far this term and has made it clear that Barcelona cannot win the Champions League each season.
The Barcelona boss says the Champions League does not have him any more nervous than any other game.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Portuguese superstar is rumored to be unhappy in Madrid, and could be in line for a storybook return back to England
The runner up from last year opens the group phase fresh off a win over its biggest rival.