Spain

Friday, February 27, 2015

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SPECIAL REPORT: Despite the Blaugrana’s fine midweek win against Manchester City, the coach has a difficult relationship with his playing staff and star man

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The Vicente Calderon chief is confident the Argentine will sign a new deal and has no concerns he could quit the club

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COMMENT: After Fifa announced plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in November and December, Goal looks at the impact on players, clubs, competitions and continents

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The Chelsea and Real Madrid managers have proved themselves capable of exerting great influence over matches from the sidelines and will be able to make better use of their squads

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The 26-year-old has just returned from a three-game ban for stamping on Emre Can last month and is aware that every move he makes is under intense scrutiny

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The Catalans hope to apply the pressure back on Real Madrid this weekend, having been beaten by Malaga on home soil last Saturday

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The Germany international has been given permission to return to training next week after a three week spell on the sidelines with a muscle injury

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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The Europa League holders march on after a fine display of ruthless attacking football, with Vitolo scoring twice in a near-faultless display for Unai Emery's men.

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A Martin Stranzl own goal followed by a Vitolo double were enough to give the Spanish side the win in the second leg despite goals from Granit Xhaka and Thorgan Hazard

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The Real Madrid midfielder's future remains the subject of speculation and the former Chelsea boss admits he is an admirer of his ability

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The Spaniards have a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg, meaning it's still all for grabs during the clash at Borussia-Park - follow it LIVE!

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The 44-year-old accepts his methods will have frustrated players in the past and has warned his current side not to expect another rout against Koln

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With bet365 having added the win/both teams to score market to their offer to boost odds on accumulators, Al Hain-Cole has taken advantage with a treble worth an enhanced 53/1

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The Uruguayan has now scored four goals in his last two games - for Uruguay and Barcelona - against the England and Manchester City goalkeeper

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The Spanish titleholders have confirmed that Guilherme Siqueira has picked up a hamstring strain, while Saul Niguez has suffered a kidney trauma