The speculation about Alvaro Morata coming to join Arsenal has not gone away, even though the proposed loan move in January didn't come off. The young Spanish striker has apparently accepted that he needs to move away from his boyhood club Real Madrid in order to play regularly and further his career, something he really [.
Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has gone and produced Pies' favourite footballer apology of 2014 so far after being caught on camera charging around in front of a bull, dressed in a Batman costume (Illarramendi; not the bull!
The impressive win against Manchester City in the Champions League has covered up what has been a very up and down season by Barcelona.
They have failed to hit the heights of previous season's and Saturday's 1-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Valladolid was third defeat in seven league games and their fourth defeat in the league overall.
On November 29, 2009, I unleashed my three-year old son Junito on the world of soccer and proudly chronicled his exploits. The task was simple enough: mold the greatest ever player for Real Madrid. We've all enjoyed the ups and downs, cried at the false early retirement, and were happy to see him come back stronger than ever.
A "Must-win" game is a cliché that one might have used to describe this past Sunday's match between Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, if one does not fully understand the gravity of that match. "Must-win" is one of those infinitely haranguing sports clichés that, while spoken in voices of lofty timbre about battles between gladiators, not athletes, is ultimately a hollow phrase; a platitude used to save lazy writers and analysts the trouble of actually thinking about what a particular match may mean for either side.
Liverpool: Did Luis Suarez ever want to go to Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Back in the summer, Arsenal were the subject of ridicule following the infamous £40m + £1 offer made for Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Arsenal were clearly under the impression that any bid exceeding the £40m mark would be enough to trigger a release clause in Suarez's contract, and set the transfer wheels in motion.
Real Madrid were not able to replicate their dominant Copa del Rey performance against crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid in league action Sunday, but Los Blancos were able to hang onto the top spot in La Liga thanks to some more late heroics from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea Swap Shock: Mourinho ready to replace long-serving star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are reportedly mulling over whether to bring back Thibaut Courtois this summer, andsend Petr Cech to La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
The Blues own both goalkeepers, and have found themselves in a precarious situation with regards to the 21-year-old Courtois, who has never played a game for the club, and has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid.
€30m Manchester United target could be Arsenal's new Thierry Henry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This week will see what many consider to be the long overdue international debut for Real Sociedad's French winger Antoine Griezmann. The Basque club's player, earning rave reviews in La Liga, has unsurprisingly fallen under the focus of Arsenals' Arsene Wenger.
Real Madrid top La Liga after finishing all-square with Atletico Madrid in the city derby. Carlo Ancelotti's men are just a point ahead of Barcelona, who won at home against lowly Almeria, while Atleti trail the Catalans by two points.
Cristiano Ronaldo struck eight minutes from time to secure a 2-2 draw for Real Madrid in a pulsating capital city derby against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Spotted during the borderline unwatchable Madrid derby earlier this evening, here's Real Madrid's sub-human scum centre-half Pepe doing what he does best in a bid to get Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin spiralling to the floor like a dying mayfly after pretending to take a clout to the face shortly before half-time.
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The REAL reason why Arsenal failed to sign a striker in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal fans everywhere bemoaned Arsene Wenger's lack of activity in the January transfer window, with the majority wondering why on earth the Frenchman didn't bring in a striker to help Olivier Giroud and the inexperienced Yaya Sanogo up top.
Chelsea: Courtois in a 'difficult' situation as Real Madrid rumours surface - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Thibaut Courtois has admitted that his current situation is proving to be 'difficult', with Real Madrid the latest team to show an interest in the Chelsea loan star.
Courtois, who is currently in his third season on loan at La Liga side Atletico Madrid, is unsure whether his long-term future is at Stamford Bridge, with Petr Cech still the Chelsea number one under Jose Mourinho.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy participated in a one-of-a-kind target practice recently where he showed his shooting and heading ability in complete darkness inside a gymnasium.
You'll have to watch the video to see how he did it.
French midfielder Paul Pogba could be the most sought after transfer target of the summer.
Both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have made the 20-year-old Juventus man their No. 1 target this summer, and according to a report in Gazzetta Dello Sport, PSG presidentNasser Al-Khelaifi has already met in person with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.
Real Madrid have reportedly stolen a march on Manchester United by opening talks with Juventus over possible transfers for midfield duo Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal. The Juve pair are considered two of the world's best midfielders at the moment and United have been heavily linked with attempts to sign them.
Juventus has run rampant through Serie A by employing a 3-5-2 formation that utilizes wing-backs. However, this formation has haunted the Italian giants in Europe as it failed to produce against Bayern Munich in last season's quarterfinals. It was also underwhelming in this year's group stage exit.
Gestern erklärte Spaniens Stürmerlegende Raúl González im Alter von 36 Jahren seinen Rücktritt vom aktiven Fußball zum Ende der laufenden Saison, aktuell spielt er noch beim Al-Sadd Sports Club in Katar.
Einen Tag zuvor gab der FC Barcelona bekannt, dass Kapitän Carles Puyol den Verein zum Saisonende nach 19 Jahren verlässt.
Fatherhood is a defining moment in every man's life, especially for first timers like Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Unbeknown to some, he's a rather low-profile figure (a stark contrast to, for example, Sergio Ramos) and does not like to discuss his personal life.
For me it is more of a no brainer really, to give playing time to Isco even in important games. He could easily swap places with Di Maria or Bale (DI Maria in this case would go to his natural winger position with Isco in the middle) or Modric. This is last stretch of [...]
There is a thing about La Liga that has reached unbearable levels especially in Derby games. That thing is play acting. Both sides were heavily relying on diving and faking injuries throughout the first half. Second half was a bit more, in a way, dignified for both as players got tired and may be [..
One thing is clear after the first leg of the round of 16 games in the Champions League is that there are four teams that are head and shoulders above everyone else. Last week we saw the strength of PSG, Bayern and Barcelona and last night Real Madrid made sure their name was added to the list of Champions League contenders as they took part Schalke 6-1 in Germany.
Wednesday's matches in the UEFA Champions League were a tale of two cities. In one match, you had a brilliant goalfest —a one-sided affair. And in the other one, it was a closely fought match with few goals to savor.
If you missed the highlights, or you want to watch them again, here they are.
The first legs of every last-16 Champions League tie were concluded this week and we're beginning to establish a clearer picture of who looks likely to be challenging for the European Cup come the final in Lisbon on Saturday May 24.
After the first four games saw no goals for any of the home sides, those teams on their own patch were able to fare slightly better this time round.
Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has apologised after he was filmed running in front of a bull dressed as Batman. The Spain international performed his stunt during the Carnival celebrations in the Basque town of Azpeitia. After a video appeared online, the player apologised to his team-mates, but will still face a fine for breaking [.
Don't you just love stereotypes? I'm half-Mexican and fair-skinned, which has given me a unique window to know what white folks think of Mexicans and vice-versa. The general consensus is that Mexican Coke is better than American Coke, and that people can't even agree to disagree about the rest but I can dance salsa quite well as long as it's not with your daughter.
Pepe wouldn't be regarded as the most loved player in the World by any stretch of the mind, however even he stooped to a new low with this disgraceful dive during Real's 2-2 draw with Madrid rivals Atletico today!