Friday, April 18, 2014

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Man United concede fewer shots at Old Trafford under David Moyes but have sacrificed attacking potency - quite the opposite to Roberto Martinez's impact at Goodison Park

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The Spaniard has been rightly praised for improving the effectiveness and aesthetic beauty of the Toffees, but not at the expense of his predecessor's reputation

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Whoever said you need to be fit, trim and slim to become a footballer? Goal looks at some of the players past and present who have ditched the Cristiano Ronaldo physique

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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The forward is likely to break Premier League records but his efforts should not overshadow the contributions made by his team-mates to create Brendan Rodgers' "collective" side

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The fight for the Premier League now looks to have been whittled down to two after the Citizens dropped crucial points at home to Sunderland on Wednesday

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This extract from Andrea Pirlo's autobiography, 'I think therefore I play', explains the legendary midfielder's recipe for success when it comes to dead-ball situations

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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With Cristiano Ronaldo out injured, Bale struck late in the day to capture a 19th Copa del Rey title for Real Madrid and left Neymar - another high-profile signing - in the shade

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Gareth Bale proves to be the match winner in the Clasico as Carlo Ancelotti's men take their first steps towards a potential treble with a victory in the Copa del Rey final ...

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Goals from Jason Puncheon, Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome secured a win that will likely secure the Eagles' top-flight status while the Toffees lost ground in the race for fourth

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Samir Nasri's late equaliser salvaged a point for Manuel Pellegrini's side but their title hopes now hang in the balance after Connor Wickham's second-half double

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Pep Guardiola's men set up a date with Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final as they brushed aside the challenge of their second-tier opponents in confident fashion

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Both teams have had their problems in the build-up to the final, so who will be most affected? Goal sought some expert opinion ahead of their Mestalla meeting...

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The Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla on Wednesday will provide the platform on which some players will be hoping to cement a future with their clubs

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This extract from Andrea Pirlo's autobiography, 'I think therefore I play', details some of the hilarious pranks that the Italy star played on his former team-mate

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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There was an uplifting feeling at Anfield as the families of the 96 football fans who died at Hillsborough 25 years ago, and the city as a whole, move closer to the truth

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The Brazil-born striker impressed again for Atleti as Diego Simeone's side beat Getafe and is accompanied by four Real Madrid players from the Blancos' 4-0 win over Almeria

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The 24-year-old has put in two poor performances against the Catalans this term but, in Ronaldo's likely absence, needs to step up when it matters most in the Copa del Rey final

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The Frenchman is battling to win over some sections of the Gunners' support, having seen his side drop from first to fifth in alarming fashion in recent weeks

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This extract from Andrea Pirlo's autobiography, 'I think therefore I play', looks at how the World Cup winner came close to signing for the Spanish giants