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Carlo Ancelotti confident Real Madrid will return to previous heights

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes his team needs to start playing well again and is confident they will take steps towards improving recent performances this evening against Schalke 04. The Italian boss was speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen. Ancelotti is […]

Roberto Di Matteo believes Schalke 04 will have a winner’s mentality against Real Madrid

Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo says that his side will be going for the win against Real Madrid during tomorrow’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen. Even though Di Matteo feels that the reigning European champions will be heavy favorites against his German club, he is urging […]

Martin Odegaard omitted from Real Madrid’s Champions League squad

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has selected his 20-man squad which will travel to Gelsenkirchen for the Champions League Round of 16 first-leg match against Schalke 04, and a surprise omission from the team is Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard. Odegaard was a major transfer target this winter, with all of Europe’s […]

Champions League preview, predicted lineups, TV schedule and predictions

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League typically churns out some of the most dramatic soccer matches of the entire campaign and we don’t have to wait long until the last-16 gets underway. This season’s competition is packed with quality, as the remaining sides look to plot their path […]

Bayern Munich surpass Real Madrid as Champions League favorites

Before the start of the season, Real Madrid were joint-favorites with Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. Once the competition began, Carlo Ancelotti’s side attempted to prove to the bookmakers that they were the clear favorites by sweeping through the group stages and reaching the Round of 16 undefeated – while […]

Rejuvenated Lionel Messi leading Barcelona’s title charge

Since making his debut for Barcelona in October 2004, Lionel Messi has mesmerized fans across the globe with his unearthly skills on the pitch. His individual performances have earned him four World Player of the Year awards (Ballon d’Or); and his leadership has directed Barcelona to three Champions League titles, two […]

Lucas Silva and Martin Odegaard preparing to make Real Madrid debuts

Lucas Silva and Martin Odegaard are set to make their Real Madrid debuts during the club’s next two matches against Deportivo La Coruna and FC Shalke 04, respectively. The two midfielders were both signed during the January transfer window but neither have featured for the first team. While Odegaard has appeared for […]

Carlo Ancelotti refuses to be drawn into Ronaldo birthday party debate

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against Deportivo La Coruna, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to be drawn into the debate surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30th birthday party following last weekend’s 4-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo has faced backlash from supporters (with some showing up at training to […]

Messi, Suarez and Neymar doubling numbers of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema

Barcelona’s front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar (MSN) have doubled the production of Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo (BBC) so far in 2015. During this latest stretch, Barcelona’s MSN have scored 24 goals and added 18 assists; as compared to the 10 goals […]

Angel di Maria says Manchester United will be his last club in Europe

During an interview with FIFA.com, Argentina international Angel di Maria revealed that Manchester United will be the last club he plays for in Europe. Last summer, Di Maria had been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain while the winger was still signed for Real Madrid. The French champions were […]

Sami Khedira and James Rodriguez to be fined for attending Ronaldo birthday bash

According to various reports in Spain, Real Madrid are set to fine Sami Khedira and James Rodriguez for attending Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30th birthday party on Saturday night. Madrid officials are not happy that some players and staff chose to attend the birthday bash following Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon earlier […]

Marco Reus extends his contract with Borussia Dortmund until June 2019

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has extended his contract with the Bundesliga club until June 30, 2019. The German international had been the subject of endless transfer speculation for quite some time; with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona rumored to be his future destination. But the attacking […]

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