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Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't hit the 40-goal mark this season
Why Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won't hit the 40-goal mark this season

An unusual start for Ronaldo and Messi in La Liga as they both are yet to register their names on the scoresheet  Something hitherto unknown has occurred this season in the Spanish top flight. Since both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have plied their trade in La Liga, one or the other has always scored on the opening weekend or two of the season.  Not this time!  In fact, we have to circle all the way back to October 20

Aug 31 2015
Why James Rodriguez needs to play the No. 10 role for Real Madrid
Why James Rodriguez needs to play the No. 10 role for Real Madrid

Rodriguez put on a brilliant performance for Real Madrid and was the star man in the first home game Brought in from AS Monaco after a sensational World Cup tournament for Colombia in Brazil, many bystanders and fans during his unveiling at the Bernabeu deemed this transfer as unnecessary and purely as a marketing move by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez. He was automatically labelled as a shirt-seller by several Madridismos&nbs

Aug 30 2015
Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis: Five Talking Points
Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis: Five Talking Points

Real Madrid brushed aside their early season jitters as they thumped the newly promoted Real Betis with five unanswered goals to clinch their first win of the season under Rafael Benitez. Having embarrassingly been held to a 0-0 draw by another promoted side Sporting Gijon on the opening day, Los Blancos desperately needed to bounce back here, especially after watching their closest rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid steal a

Aug 30 2015
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez inspire Real Madrid to 5-0 win over Real Betis
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez inspire Real Madrid to 5-0 win over Real Betis

Rodriguez and Bale starred as Real won 5-0 A commanding performance from Real Madrid in their first home game of the season gave them a 5-0 win over Real Betis. James Rodriguez was the star performer for Los Galacticos, scoring 2 and assisting one as they pummeled the visitors on the way to a convincing win. Gareth Bale got himself a brace too, starting and ending the scoring while Karim Benzema scored his goal sandwiched between the W

Aug 30 2015
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe  Lionel Messi’s contribution to FC Barcelona’s treble-winning campaign last season has been recognised by UEFA as they awarded him the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time. The little magician finished ahead of club-mate Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who also made it to the three-man shortlist. On Thursday night in Monaco, Messi became the first ever pla

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his biggest fear is dying young
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his biggest fear is dying young

Ronaldo got off to a slow start in the La Liga as he failed to register himself on the scoresheet against Gijon Real Madrid ace forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that the thought of dying at an early age is what frightens him the most. The 30-year-old has always prioritised family ahead of everything else and has stated on several occasions of how they are the most important thing to him in his life besides football. Ronaldo has been

Aug 29 2015
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for

The draws for the 2015/16 Champions Leaue group stage were conducted yesterday in Monaco and have produced some really tentalizing match-ups, coupled with a few reunions.  With certain new rules and regulations to be abided by, this season’s first round draw have pitted teams against the ones whom they have seldomly clashed with, or otherwise, never at all. Some teams were given a staright-forward start whereas for some, a cumbersome task of

Aug 29 2015
Video: Barcelona teammates help showcase his talents says Lionel Messi
Video: Barcelona teammates help showcase his talents says Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi with the UEFA Best Player of the Year award Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has credited his club team mates as the reason behind his audacious performances last season, thanking them for allowing him to shine for his side. The 28-year-old enjoyed a treble winning season under Luis Enrique and quite deservingly was voted as UEFA Best Player of the Year on Thursday night during which the Champions League draw occurred too. It

Aug 29 2015
5 rules in football that most fans are confused or unaware about
5 rules in football that most fans are confused or unaware about

Recently in a match between Liverpool and Bournemouth, controversy arose after a goal by Benteke was allowed to stand by the referee when it should have been flagged offside. The confusion was because Benteke was in fact, onside, but Philippe Coutinho who attempted to play the ball was offside and according to the rules, it should have been disallowed. It is not the first time that there has been a confusion regarding the offside rule. In Januar

Aug 28 2015
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions

Merely a few fixtures into the domestic footballing calendar and already we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises from the best divisions across the continent. Some teams have ignited their respective campaigns with blockbuster starts, while others have stalled in their attempts to burst out of the blocks. The EPL especially has captured our imagination with an interesting start to the script, but football fans everywhere still no doubt

Aug 28 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard donate signed memorabilia to Nepal Earthquake victims
Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard donate signed memorabilia to Nepal Earthquake victims

Ronaldo donates signed shirt to a 13-year-old earthquake survivor from Nepal  Cristiano Ronaldo is a role model to millions of kids who aspire to become a great football player like him one day. The Portuguese star is known for his generosity, and he gave another example of that when he made the gesture of donating a signed shirt to a Nepal earthquake victim. The Nepal earthquake saw the death of more than 5,000 people,

Aug 28 2015
Messi shows his fun side, photobombs Ronaldo at UEFA ceremony
Messi shows his fun side, photobombs Ronaldo at UEFA ceremony

Lionel Messi pulls a funny face behind Cristiano Ronaldo at the UEFA Best Player ceremony (Photo: Sqwawka Twitter) Two of football’s current greatest protagonists are always in contention for most awards especially those that commemorate the best players over the course of a season. The two came face to face again for the UEFA Best Player award with Luis Suarez as the third wheel. This time the Argentine won, by a massive margin as we

Aug 28 2015
Lionel Messi wins second UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Lionel Messi wins second UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Messi won the award for the second time in his career The UEFA Champions League draw is followed by the UEFA Best Player in Europe. And just as expected this year, Lionel Messi grabbed it with both hands, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez who made the shortlist of the final three. German and FFC Frankfurt striker Cecilia Sasic who retired earlier this year was the women’s recipient of the same award. T

Aug 27 2015
Real Madrid's most expensive all-time starting XI
Real Madrid's most expensive all-time starting XI

Real Madrid ​have never been afraid to spend big on transfers Real Madrid is one of the most popular clubs in the world and are well-known for breaking transfer records. They are a team who aere not afraid of spending big bucks and don't appear to be ready to stop anytime soon. Real Madrid club president Florentina Perez is not afraid to splash the cash and has proved it by making marquee signings such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Z

Aug 27 2015