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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

Aug 29 2015
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

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
Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's penalty success rate
Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's penalty success rate

Messi or Ronaldo – who has a better penalty conversion rate? During FC Barcelona’s narrow victory over Athletico Bilbao in their first match of the season, Lionel Messi’s low effort from the penalty spot was saved by Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz. Luiz Suarez however, scored a stunning volley in the 54th minute which was enough to separate the two sides. The Uruguayan’s goal saved Messi’s blush

Aug 26 2015
Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid: Five talking points
Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid: Five talking points

Real Madrid got off to a slow start in their new La Liga campaign Rafael Benitez’s second spell in Spain got off to a whimper as his side Real Madrid were held to a dour 0-0 draw at El Molinon by the stoic Sporting Gijon side, who returned to the Spanish top flight after three years of absence. Having fielded a stong line-up, the visitors were expected to saunter their way past the newcomers, but Rojiblancos had other plans. Los

Aug 24 2015
Real Madrid director blames referee for denying penalty to Ronaldo
Real Madrid director blames referee for denying penalty to Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a penalty in the first half during Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw against Sporting Gijon Emilio Butragueno, director of Real Madrid, has blasted referee Javier Fernandez for denying Real Madrid a penalty during their opening La Liga fixture against Sporting Gijon. Los Blancos kicked off their new campaign under new manager Rafa Benitez with a disappointing draw against newly promoted side Gijon as the hosts manag

Aug 24 2015
Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid: Lackluster draw kicks off Rafa Benitez era
Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid: Lackluster draw kicks off Rafa Benitez era

Ronaldo misfires as Real Madrid handed a draw in their season opener Real Madrid’s journey under new manager Rafa Benitez commenced in a disappointing manner as the capital club drew against Sporting Gijon in their La Liga opening fixture on Sunday night. In a game that was supposed to be a one-sided affair, the newly promoted Spanish minnows took the game to the visitors and it was evenly contested for almost the entirety of the mat

Aug 24 2015