Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Real Madrid's 4-0 win over the CONCACAF Champions League winner was a fair barometer of the difference between La Liga and Liga MX.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The best imagery from Marrakesh as Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Isco booked their side's place in the Club World Cup final
The coach lightheartedly suggested that the Portuguese will make up for not getting on the score sheet in the 4-0 thrashing of Cruz Azul.
There's not a club in Europe that can match Real Madrid, so the best that the CONCACAF region had to offer was always going to struggle.
Goal took in the action in Morocco, where the Spanish giants lived up to their stature, reaching the Club World Cup final on the back of a hammering.
Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema's goals in the first half left the CONCACAF club - which had a penalty saved - trailing before Gareth Bale and Isco cleaned up.
The forward is looking for his fourth trophy of 2014 with Real Madrid having made decisive contributions in Copa del Rey, Champions League and Super Cup triumphs.
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The Goal Transfer List 2014 illustrates how the gap is growing between an elite group of super-clubs and the rest of football.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
The CONCACAF Champions League winner faces a daunting task in the Spanish giant.
Check out the full list of Champions League last-16 matches, which will run from mid-February to March.
On Saturday the message was that the show must go on, but a quick phone call from Real Madrid HQ forced FIFA to backtrack.
The draw for the last 16 threw up some lopsided matches, with the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid faring better than the French clubs.
The 2013-14 winners face an accessible route to the last eight as they face Schalke, but the Blaugrana meet Manchester City again in a tough test for Luis Enrique's side.
The Schalke defender and teammates Joel Matip and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are determined to prove they have learned from their thrashing last season.
The English champions will have to deal with the Catalans for the second successive season, while the Blues were also paired with PSG again.
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The CONCACAF Champions League champion faces a tall task in the European champion, which is riding a 20-game win streak.