All eyes will be on Wembley this weekend, where Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will clash in the Champions League final.
The stage has been set for the German rivals to square off on Saturday, and while Dortmund may be relishing being the underdogs, surely Bayern remember what happened when they were favorites in last season's final.
German football didn't turn professional until the mid-sixties, but by that time the (West Germany) national team had already won the World Cup, and one of their clubs had reached the final of the European Champions Cup.
That club was Eintracht Frankfurt, whose appearance is etched in the memory of a generation of British football fans.
Another year, another disappointment. No decima. No dice. Madrid fought the good fight in the King's Cup, conceded La Liga way early, and fell in the semifinals of the Champions League. Despite some fun wins at the Camp Nou, even Jose Mourinho has admitted this is his worst season ever.
Manchester United and Real Madrid legends to clash in June game at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The chance to see Manchester United and Real Madrid legends from yesteryears is one that does not come along very often. However, a clash between two of the biggest clubs in world football is set for June 2nd, with legendary figures from each side's history set to don their boots once more.
If you'll excuse the slightly tenuous use of the word "legend" for a moment, a squad full of Manchester United old boys are currently whipping themselves into shape to take on a selection of equally venerable ex-Real Madrid players in aid of charity at Old Trafford on 2nd June.
Spurs star Gareth Bale is set to sign an improved contract and stay at the club for another season on the condition that he is allowed to move at the end of next season. The new deal will see Bale pocket £130,000 and will be announced shortly, according to the Evening Standard. But the [...]
With the best two football teams in Europe set to battle it out in London tomorrow for the Champions League final, we decided to put together a list of the top WAGs in European football. The only restriction was that the player associated with the WAG has to be playing in Europe.
As if playing in front of massive crowds of fans who cheer you on with every touch of the ball isn't a good enough reason to want to become a football star, the women that come with that glory seems to be the icing on top.
We're guessing it has nothing to do with the pig's head incident or the fact that the Real Madrid job is being freed up imminently, but Stoke City have just announced that Tony Pulis is to leave the club at season's end after seven years in charge at The Britannia.
Pop band One Direction appear to be making plans for careers in football when the bubble bursts on their music careers. After recently training with Newcastle, the group have now taken part in a Real Madrid training session. Jose Mourinho handed out personalised shirts to the lads, before they lined up in a wall to [.
It seems like a trend at the moment. As Jose Mourinho nears his seemingly imminent arrival in West London, every single Chelsea player is getting asked what the return of the Special One will mean to the team. Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid formally agreed to part ways at the end of this season, which can only mean one thing: Mourinho is on his way back to Chelsea.
Guardiola v Mourinho on the horizon once more - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The predicted lull to wash over the footballing world come the close season has altogether failed to materialise. Instead of drab, end of season reminiscing, the airwaves have been flooded with the current managerial runaround, one that threatens to trump the entire summer transfer market.
Chelsea star Juan Mata says Jose Mourinho would be welcome at the club because he is one of the best managers. Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and is widely expected to return to Stamford Bridge. Mata said: "Well, obviously Jose is one of the best. He won everything in [...]
From feuding with his own players to waiting for referees at their cars after matches to jamming his fingers in Tito Vilanova's eyeball, Jose Mourinho's three years at Real Madrid featured many entertainingly villainous moments. Now that it's been made official that the man who disrupted Barcelona's serene reign atop Spanish football will leave at the end of the season, Barca vice president Carles Vilarrubi has said what everyone at his club is probably thinking.
Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain (Flickr Commons)
Arsene Wenger is making a list, and checking it twice and Gonzalo Higuain seems to be a top the Frenchman's summer transfer window list. According to Pro Soccer Talk, Arsenal are currently working on tabulating a bid for the current Real Madrid striker who could bring additional attacking firepower to a Champions League bound North London side for next season.
José Mourinho's exit from Real Madrid has been confirmed by the club president Florentino Perez after the club officials scheduled an emergency meeting on Monday. PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has been tipped by many to replace Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu, asked for his club to accept his transfer request.
Last night, Jose Mourinho took a massive step towards his return "home" to Chelsea. He negotiated his exit from Real Madrid with President Perez. Perez confirmed that his exit is by "mutual consent" meaning that Mourinho will be a free agent as of 2nd June. No compensation needs to be paid for his services.
The worst kept secret in football has been officially confirmed: Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The Special One has been dropping hints for weeks and he is known to be short of allies at the Bernabeu, so the news that he's leaving by mutual consent comes as no [...]
An equally divided Santiago Bernabéu saw Los Rojiblancos celebrating at the end of a 125-minute match. A header at the 98th mark from Miranda allowed Atletico Madrid to come back to lift their tenth Copa Del Rey title.
Jose Mourinho's side was favored as Real Madrid had beaten Atletico twice this season in La Liga and manager Diego Pablo said in a press conference before facing Real that Los Blancos, "are better than us," but he also said that "in a game its different.
Real Madrid were understandably confident going into Friday's Copa del Rey final. Atletico Madrid had not beaten them in over a decade and Jose Mourinho had to win in order to avoid the first season of his top-flight career without a trophy. But then Mourinho was sent off. And so was Cristiano Ronaldo.
There have been a number of reports over the last few days suggesting that Arsenal have agreed terms with Gonzalo Higuain over his potential transfer to the Emirates from Real Madrid. It was also thought that the transfer fee had been settled at around £20 million. Whether this is is true or not, we don't know, but even if it is true, that does not mean the transfer will definitely happen.
20.05.2013 -"Conferencia a las ocho de la noche" fue el aviso a los medios que, una hora antes, coparon la sala de prensa de Real Madrid. Allí, el presidente Florentino Pérez anunció lo sabido: "Hemos decidido, de común acuerdo, la salida de Mourinho.
Come June 2, 2013, Jose Mourinho's time in charge of Real Madrid will be over.
The club's President, Florentino Perez, announced at a press conference on Monday that Real Madrid and Mourinho had agreed to part ways by mutual consent, ending a three year stay in the Spanish capital.
18.05.2013 -"El que busca la verdad escucha mi voz", respondió Jesús. Pilatos entonces dijo: "¿Qué es la verdad". SAN JUAN 18:38 Con goles de Diego Costa (´34) y Miranda (´98) Atlético Madrid venció (1-2) a Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo ´14) en el Santiago Bernabeu y se consagró campeón de la Copa del Rey (12-13).
One of Real Madrid's sponsors decided it would be a fun idea to use the team's bus as a regular city bus for a day, picking up random passengers and delivering them to their destination in the comfort and luxury usually reserved for professional footballers. And so they did.
The unmistakable bus pulled up to a stop with hidden cameras filming and loaded up the random passengers, who were treated to a video message from Alvaro Arbeloa (which would surely excite anyone) and goodie bags upon arrival at their destination.
Ever since the end of the Premier League season last Sunday, Arsenal fans have been looking forward to an optimistic summer transfer window and a much more competitive Arsenal in the future. Some Gooners, like myself, still harbour doubts about the board and Arsenal's wage policy actually allowing Wenger to bring in the `top, top` talent he has been talking about all season.
Samir Nasri has talked up Manuel Pellgrini's prospects of success at Manchester City while suggesting former boss Roberto Mancini was unable to get to grips with different personalities in the City dressing room. The France international was full of praise for the man widely expected to become his new manager.
Twitter was awash with photos of Jose Mourinho in Chelsea shirt today, after a digital billboard in west London showed the soon-to-be-departed Real Madrid boss in a familiar blue top, along with the hashtag #The2ndComing.
However, fans' excitement at the apparent imminent arrival of the Special One was soon dampened when it was revealed that the advert was nothing more than cheeky little PR stunt by digital media sales folkDaylite LED.
Tottenham Hotspur are set to announce that Gareth Bale has agreed a new £130,000 per week contract that will allow him to leave White Hart Lane next summer if a club comes in with a bid in excess of £50 million, according to a report in the Evening Standardnewspaper.
The newspaper reports that Bale has committed his future to Tottenham, and that he'll remain at White Hart Lane until next summer at the earliest.