Saturday, November 1, 2014

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The once tame west London derby has become hostile on and off the pitch after John Terry's trial for alleged racial abuse of former Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand

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ANALYSIS: Carlo Ancelotti's men have already accumulated 50 strikes in their first 16 games and are well on target to smash the 190 registered by Barcelona in 2011-12

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The Spaniard has blended tactics from Hungary's great side of the 1950s and his all-conquering Barcelona team to give the Bavarians their own innovative brand of football

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DEBATE: After the Brazilian was heavily criticised for his theatrical behaviour during last week’s Clasico, Goal asks whether more needs to be done to cut out diving in football.

Friday, October 31, 2014

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COLUMN: With a clause in his contract stipulating that he can leave Dortmund next summer, the Germany international is going to be in high demand from Bayern and Manchester City

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Carlo Garganese sparked a big debate by arguing that Balotelli is being bullied by the football fraternity. Here Greg Stobart counters with a damning assessment of the Italy man

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COMMENT: After being criticised by his former team-mate, Lucas has stepped up in the absence of Ibrahimovic to begin justifying his billing as a player to watch for PSG

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COMMENT: City have beaten United in five out of the last six Premier League clashes between the pair, but Louis van Gaal is closing the gap as they prepare for Sunday's meeting

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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After his latest comments caused a stir with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, Goal takes a look at some of the Fifa president's more unfortunate moments in his 16-year mandate

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COMMENT: The Bianconeri's indifferent recent form came to a head with a late defeat at Genoa, giving their coach his biggest test since replacing Antonio Conte in the summer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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COMMENT: The Nerazzurri coach was thankful for a late penalty winner against Sampdoria, but there are still serious question marks over his future

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A Giacomo Bonaventura cracker clawed the Rossoneri back into the match after Victor Ibarbo put the home side up as the honours were split at Stadio Sant'Elia

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A 94th minute Luca Antonini finish defeated Juventus at the very death, with heroic goalkeeping from Mattia Perin keeping the Rossoblu in the game long enough to grab a winner

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A 90th minute Mauro Icardi penalty secured a second consecutive 1-0 victory for the Nerazzurri, bringing an end to Sinisa Mihajlovic's side's unbeaten run

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Goal took in the action at the Imtech Arena, where the visitors raced into an early lead and never looked back, booking their place in the next round of the DFB-Pokal

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Los Blancos suffered a shock when Oscar Munoz cancelled out Raphael Varane's opener, but they went on to begin their Copa del Rey defence with a comfortable victory

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The German has been recognised for leading USA to the last 16 in Brazil this summer but did he merit inclusion ahead of the likes of Costa Rica counterpart Jorge Luis Pinto?

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After Fifa revealed their 23-man shortlist for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or, Goal's editors around the world voted on which three stars should finish on the podium

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The Chief Editor of Goal South Africa, Ignat Manjoo, reflects on the senseless killing of Senzo Meyiwa and tells a very personal story of the problem of crime in his nation