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Manchester United target Aymeric Laporte focused on Copa del Rey final

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte is focused on tomorrow’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona despite speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. The 21-year-old centre-back is one of the hottest properties in Europe, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all monitoring his situation at […]

Barcelona aware of Villarreal threat heading into Copa del Rey second leg

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has heaped praise on Villarreal prior to Wednesday night’s decisive second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Villarreal are coming off of an exciting 1-1 draw with league-leaders Real Madrid and have been playing some of the more entertaining football in Spain this season. While Enrique […]

Villarreal motivated by recent results and ready for Barcelona clash on Wednesday

Villarreal have continued to be one of the more entertaining teams in Spain this season. Following a sixth place finish in 2013-14, second year coach Marcelino has targeted Champions League qualification for the Yellow Submarine, and his side are currently battling it out with Valencia and Sevilla for the coveted fourth position […]

Referee who showed Arda Turan a yellow card for boot throw suspended for two weeks

The referee who showed Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan a yellow card for throwing his boot at a linesman during the Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday has been suspended for two weeks. While Turan escaped further sanction from the RFEF’s Competitions Committee, referee Gil Manzano – the man who […]

Arda Turan celebrates birthday with “boot cake” following dust up with linesman

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan celebrated his 28th birthday last night and was presented with a “boot cake” by family and friends. The celebratory dessert was decorated in the club’s colors and was an obvious reference to the controversial incident from Wednesday night’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg against Barcelona when […]

Diego Simeone credits Barcelona’s recent form to arrival of Luis Suarez

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted it was his decision to play “with less ambition” during the second half of yesterday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon. The Argentine boss acknowledged that his side were second-best to Barcelona – who won the match 3-2 (4-2 on […]

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, Copa del Rey Quarter-Final 1st leg: TV times and open thread

The stage is set for what could be a classic encounter between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final. This one promises to be a must-see match! Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Barcelona vs. Atletico de Madrid, 4pm, beIN SPORTS, beIN […]

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Portsmouth v Bolton: Live and Online

If you’re searching for a way to experience Saturday’s match between Portsmouth and Bolton online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by BC John. We’ll have Pompey, Trotters and neutral fans from around the world chatting in real-time about the final. We’ll also be able to tip you off regarding […]

Premier League Gameweek 14: Cheers and Jeers

Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week fourteen of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1.  Tim Krul: Yes, Krul let three goals in, but he made several critical saves and kept Newcastle in the match.  Goalie of the […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]