Well, it's been an interesting Easter weekend for David Moyes. First he was stared down by the Grim Reaper at Goodison Park, and now his sacking is confirmed. We'll be taking a look at what's gone wrong for the Scotsman, and who the Red Devils can turn to next.
Five strikers who could solve Chelsea's forward dilemma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the course of this season Chelsea's midfield has done a sterling job of covering up for the fact that their strike force has woefully under-performed.
Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o have managed to muster just 16 goals in the Premier League between them, a figure that Liverpool's Luis Suarez has achieved almost twice over single-handedly.
Fascinating comment by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola thathe would be happy to leave Bayern Mat the end of the seasonif the club's hierarchy are not happy with his work.
Guardiola has been his usual brilliant self in Munich, wining the league in record time, winning the Club World Cup, and reaching the German Cup final and Champions League semifinals where they will meet Real Madrid.
£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luke Shaw has emerged as one of the hottest properties in England this season. The highly rated Southampton left-back has been in sensational form this season andlooks a likely candidate for Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil, after making his debut for England in February.
After yesterday's tense defensive match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, today's UEFA Champions League encounter promises to be far more entertaining with Real Madrid facing up against Bayern Munich.
For viewers in the United States, Gus Johnson will be the announcer alongside co-commentator Eric Wynalda.
Bayern Munich is widely recognized as the most dominant team in European soccer but Real Madrid is the team with their best chance of stopping Bayern Munich from winning back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles.
When Pep Guardiola took charge at Bayern Munich, there wasn't much he could do to make Bayern more intimidating than they already were.
Atletico Madrid defeated Elche to take a four-point lead over Barcelona, who ended their losing streak with a win over Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid trail their city neighbours by six points, but have a game in hand as their match with Valladolid was postponed ahead of their Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich this Wednesday.
Strange things happen in Football, not one many, many times. So I would say that Barca still have a glimmer hope of retaining their La Liga crown coming next week. But whatever small hope Barca have about La Liga could be decided at the end of next week. As of now, Atletico Madrid stands six point clear of Real Madrid(who have a game in hand) and four point clear of Barcelona.
Arsenal set to make an offer for Real Madrid duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Reports linking Arsenal with Real Madrid pair Casemiro and Alvaro Morata have refused to go away, with TMW now claiming that the Gunners are set to make an offer for the unfavoured duo, amid rumoured interest from Inter Milan.
As picked up by Spanish newspaper AS, Valencia police have issued Gareth Bale with a speeding ticket and charged the Real Madrid forward with "reckless over-taking and crossing the continuous white line while exceeding the speed limit" in the act of scoring his winning goal in the Copa Del Rey Final on Wednesday evening.
Man of the match Gareth Bale scored a stunning goal to earn Real Madrid their 19th Copa del Rey title against Barcelona on Wednesday. After Marc Bartra cancelled out Angel Di Maria's opener, Bale stormed out of the left-wing, running half the length of the pitch before poking the ball past Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto in the 85thminute.
Top 5 Gareth Bale Goals For Real Madrid Welsh Saint Earns His Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Gareth Bale's stunning solo goal late last night won Real Madrid the Copa del Rey, disposing of arch-rivals Barcelona in the most dramatic of fashions.
It was a goal to remind the world of Bale's effortless genius; a goal to add to his growing number of special strikes; and a goal to permanently endear him to the army of Madrid faithful, who may have even begun to doubt him since his move to the Spanish capital.
At no point did it ever look truly under control, but Gareth Bale settled the Copa Del Rey Final in Real Madrid's favour last night by yomping past Marc Bartra on the outside from inside his own half, eventually making his way into the Barcelona area and poking a magnificent solo finish past Jose Pinto.
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Video Gareth Bale goal vs Barcelona 2014- Bale vs Bartra Speed Spanish Cup Final is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This cracking Bale goal vs Barcelona (VIDEO BELOW) was an individual piece of brilliance that decided the Copa del Rey final between El Clasico rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale scored the winning goal in the Copa del Rey final today in Spain, to give Real Madrid the 2-1 win. And in typical Bale fashion, this was a goal from the gods. It reminded me of his goal he scored for Wales in a recent friendly against Iceland (watch the YouTube video below).
First, here's his goal that completely ripped Barcelona to shreds:
And here's the similar one he scored for Wales in March 2014:
WATCH Gareth Bale's Amazing Goal For Real Madrid Against Barcelona [GIF] is a post from World Soccer Talk.
The identity of a football club is something many fans and historians hold close to their hearts.
The best example of this would be at Barcelona where they believe they are "Més que un club" (More than a club). A bond between the club and the Catalan people was fortified during the Spanish civil war and in later years a style of play was introduced which became symbolic of the ‘Barcelona Way'.
On Wednesday night former Spurs player Gareth Bale scored the late goal that won the Copa Del Rey for his current club, Real Madrid. If you haven't seen it, congratulations your willpower to stay away from social media and the press is far greater than mine.
By any standards it was a jaw-droppingly remarkable piece of football.
On Wednesday evening, Gareth Bale was worth every penny of his reported $132 million transfer fee for Real Madrid.
Facing Barcelona in the final of the Copa Del Rey, the supersonic Welshman knocked the ball past Barcelona defender Marc Bartra at the midfield line along the sideline and instantly went into fifth gear.
It's enough to make your bile froth, but Gareth Bale (or one of his minions) has just tweeted the Adidas Brazuca he used to win last night's Copa Del Rey Final to thank it a football for it's co-operation.
Ohne Zweifel sind Cristiano Ronaldo und Lionel Messi Rivalen auf dem Platz, das heißt aber nicht zwangsläufig, dass sie sich nicht leiden können, wie es sogenannte Fußballexperten hin und wieder behaupten.Ronaldo tröstet Messi nach dem Pokalfinale
Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich Champions League Semi-Final First Leg 23rd April 2014
Despite dominating for much of this semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu, European champions Bayern Munich failed to turn all that time on the ball into goals, with Real Madrid ultimately winning the game 1-0.
Everyone's current favourite German and perhaps the most talented player in what is a star studded national team. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been in incredible form for a number of years now. Having scored 57 goals in the Bundesliga for his current and former side (Borussia Mönchengladbach) he is fast becoming one of the more prolific players in behind the striker.
If things keep going the way they are, Arsenal fans will start to call Real Madrid our feeder club. It seems that almost every other player that the Gunners are linked with is currently playing at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain. Having failed, for whatever reason, to land Gonzalo Higuain as well as Mesut [.
Real Madrid are preparing a massive bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez that, if successful, would see the Bernabeu break the world transfer record for a second time in the space of a year. CaughtOffside understands that Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti has been given the go ahead by the club's money-men to pursue the 27 year old Anfield star, who has been in outstanding form this season.
Not many players can keep their first team position at Real Madrid. Amongst those even few, if any, are able to keep their first team position secured while they are not 100 percent physically. So what Bale has got that others don't that has allowed him to be constant fixture at Real Madrid even though [.