Editorial

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Pep Guardiola's men cruised to a straight-forward win at the Allianz Arena thanks to goals from Arjen Robben - his 100th for the club - and Thomas Muller

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The €105m world record signing is looking for his third trophy of 2014 with Real Madrid having made decisive contributions in Copa del Rey and Champions League triumphs

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Iker crucially saved a penalty at 2-1 up against Almeria and Cristiano struck twice late on to ensure Carlo Ancelotti's side end 2014 on top of the Primera Division

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ANALYSIS: The Red Devils splashed out over €200 million on transfer fees in 2014 but Ed Woodward's marketing expertise means that the club can afford to do it all again next year

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As Real Madrid prepare to meet Cruz Azul in their first match of the Club World Cup, Goal looks back at one of the competition's most extraordinary finals in 1987

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After a record-breaking year of transfers in 2013, our exclusive study is back as we calculate the maximum potential cost that clubs will pay out from the the biggest deals of 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

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Goals from Mateo Kovacic and Andrea Ranocchia earned Roberto Mancini his first Serie A win as Nerazzurri coach, with Ruben Botta's red card simplifying things for the visitors

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COMMENT: The Blancos are surefire winners of the ongoing tournament in Morocco, and the rampant imminence of their impending triumph was palpable in Rabat on Monday

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COMMENT: The Gunners have avoided the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as the Frenchman returns to his old club, while Jose Mourinho has been handed his dream draw

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Brendan Rodgers holds an unenviable record after so nearly winning the title last season, while Chelsea and Manchester City have been picking up bookings for simulation

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COMMENT: 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

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VOTE: In the first part of our look back at last year's biggest deals, we assess the players ranked 10 to six and ask you to tell us whether their respective moves were a success

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VOTE: In the second part of our look back at last year's biggest deals, we assess the top five and ask you to tell us whether you think their respective moves were a success

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COMMENT: The Reds were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford as the Northern Irishman dropped Simon Mignolet and tinkered with his formation