Spain

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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The Premier League side saw their efforts to sign the Spain international in the summer turned away and are said to be set to move for the youngster in the winter

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The Switzerland international has taken great encouragement out of his side's display against the European Cup holders ahead of their crunch clash with Liverpool at Anfield

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Diego Simeone's side booked their place in the knockout stage of the Champions with one round to spare and the Croat is confident of their chances of glory

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The Italian says Paulo Sousa's men are in better shape than the Reds and feels the Swiss will get the result they need at Anfield to make the Champions League knockout stage

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The Portugal international now shares second place in the all-time standings after his winner at St. Jakob-Park, meaning he is now just three behind record-holder Lionel Messi

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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The Bianconeri only need a point from their final fixture to progress to the last-16 but their coach says the Italian champions will be targeting a victory by two clear goals

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COMMENT: Two club records were equalled in Switzerland as Ronaldo drew level with Raul in Champions League goals and Carlo Ancelotti guided the team to a 15th straight win

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The Portugal international turned in a cross from Karim Benzema to move level with the Blancos icon on 71 goals, meaning he is now just three shy of record-holder Lionel Messi

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The Spanish champions confirm their place in the next round of Europe's premier competition, with Mario Mandzukic's hat-trick inspiring a crushing win over Michel's men

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Real's 1-0 victory at Basel on Wednesday saw Carlo Ancelotti's side match a club record set by Miguel Munoz's men in 1961 and Jose Mourinho's team in 2011

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The Portugal international moved level with Raul in the Champions League's all-time leading goalscorers' list after bundling home a cross from Karim Benzema

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The Spanish coach was fuming after his side twice failed to hold onto leads during the league clash with Cagliari but he has now turned his attention to continental competition

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The Liga champions can seal their place in the last 16 with a win in the Spanish capital but their Greek visitors are still well in contention to qualify themselves

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The Champions League titleholders need only to avoid losing by four goals or more at St. Jakob Stadium to ensure that they will progress to the last 16 as winners of Group B

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The Brazilian trainer has revealed that the Italian did not want the German because he would not have known how to fit him into the European Champions' star-studded line-up

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The former France international believes that while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are worthy candidates, the accolade should go to one of Joachim Low's men

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The former Basel man insists people are jealous of the Real Madrid superstar, who he feels has already proven himself superior to his Barcelona rival by excelling in England

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The ex-Barcelona attacker has heaped praise on his former team-mate, who broke the Liga and Champions League all-time goalscoring records in the space of 72 hours