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Fernando Torres' final hurrah: A Champions League climax to a truly special story
Fernando Torres' final hurrah: A Champions League climax to a truly special story

Fernando Torres has been immense for Atletico this season“Steven Gerraaard…TORREEEEEES!” Memories fail to fade even in light of betrayal. So did the Liverpool faithful admonish Fernando Torres for betraying their trust, as the “Lad from Sunny Spain” swapped his ethereal Red for a rollicking blue when he moved to Chelsea, what seems eons ago.Life’s come a full circle for Fernando Torres since. He wears nei

May 28 2016
UEFA Champions League: 5 instances when teams from the same country reached the final
UEFA Champions League: 5 instances when teams from the same country reached the final

UEFA Champions League final will be held in Milan this SaturdayThe Madrid derby is set to grace the Champions League final for the second time in the tournament’s history when Real meet Atletico at the iconic San Siro this Saturday. The two teams famously met in the 2013-14 final, when Los Blancos won the fixture 4-1 and claimed the La Decima, their historic 10th Champions League title. Things look better for A

May 28 2016
5 most memorable Champions League finals ever
5 most memorable Champions League finals ever

The last gasp equalizer from Sergio Ramos helped Madrid go on to clinch La DecimaChampions League finals are the greatest occasion for any club. Having made it so far through a grueling schedule, starting from the group stage and then through the minefield of the two-legged knockout rounds ever since, clubs go through a lot to get to the “promised land”. The matches are mostly tightly contested affairs as the very best of Europe

May 28 2016
Atletico provide a puzzling dilemma for the neutrals
Atletico provide a puzzling dilemma for the neutrals

Football Soccer - Atletico Madrid Press Conference - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 27/5/16 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone Reuters / Pool Pic / UEFA LivepicBy Brian HomewoodMILAN (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid's rise to the top of European football has been a refreshing lesson that money cannot buy everything, yet they can still be hard team to like.Neutrals are torn between admiration for the way in which coach Diego Simeone has transformed

May 27 2016
Kaka called up for Brazil's Centenary Copa America squad
Kaka called up for Brazil's Centenary Copa America squad

Kaka of Brazil reacts during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Venezuela in Fortaleza, Brazil, October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/Files SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil have called on Kaka as a late addition for next month's Centenary Copa America in the United States, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.The Orlando City midfielder will replace Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa, who was cut from the squad beca

Real Madrid looking for change in fortunes at San Siro
Real Madrid looking for change in fortunes at San Siro

A man walks next to the Real Madrid poster near Duomo square before the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan, Italy, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pawel KopczynskiMADRID (Reuters) - - Real Madrid will be hoping that some of Gareth Bale's magic at Giuseppe Meazza stadium will rub off on the rest of the team when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final at the stadium on Saturday.A victory would be the club's first-ever win in Milan after 14

May 26 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: May 24,2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: May 24,2016

Juventus have reportedly rejected a bid from Barcelona for DybalaThe transfer window is buzzing with rumours and gossips all around, with big money moves being linked with Manchester United as Jose Mourinho seemingly prepares to take over with a supposed kit of £200 million at his disposal. Chelsea and Manchester Cit meanwhile are both set to have major shuffles with new managers Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte

May 24 2016
6 Legends who won the Champions League as both player and manager
6 Legends who won the Champions League as both player and manager

Carlo Ancelotti has won the Champions League five times in allWhen Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final, one man will be looking to join an illustrious list of football personalities who have won the coveted trophy as both player and manager. Zinedine Zidane is no stranger to major finals, having played three Champions League finals, eventually winning it on his third attempt with Real Madrid.But before him, other leg

May 24 2016
International Champions Cup: Liverpool to lock horns with Barcelona at Wembley
International Champions Cup: Liverpool to lock horns with Barcelona at Wembley

10 teams will compete in the International Champions CupEnglish football club Liverpool will take on Spanish champions FC Barcelona in the International Champions Cup clash at the Wembley Stadium in London on August 6.Liverpool ambassador Gary McAllister and Ronald de Boer, representing Barcelona, were at Wembley on Tuesday to launch the news of the clash."What an incredible game to round off such a high-profile tournament - and all set unde

May 24 2016
6 European records Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet to break
6 European records Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are yet to break

Messi and Ronaldo share eight Ballon D’Ors between themCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely considered as the greatest players of this generation. Their rivalry has probably garnered the greatest drama through the years, with each player trying to break the other’s record. The two players have dominated the Ballon D’Or for the last eight years, with Messi coming on top five times to Ronaldo’s three.The Argentine h

May 24 2016
Manager watch: 5 candidates for AC Milan
Manager watch: 5 candidates for AC Milan

Cristian Brocchi could not stop the slide for the AC Milan sideSilvio Berlusconi will probably end up running through an entire league full of managers in hopes that at least one of them will be able to bring some glory back to the Milanese side’s plate. It’s been a terrible few years if you are a Milanista with the team finishing outside the top 6 for Three seasons in a row now without a single trophy to ease the pain.In fact, A

May 24 2016
Conte omits Balotelli from provisional Italy Euro 2016 squad
Conte omits Balotelli from provisional Italy Euro 2016 squad

Football soccer - Italy news conference - Udine, Italy - 23/03/16 File photo of Italy's coach Antonio Conte attending a news conference ahead of their international friendly against Spain. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo/FilesItaly manager Antonio Conte named his provisional squad for the European Championship on Monday, and his selection was notable as much for the player he left off as for those he chose.Milan's Mario Balotelli will not be part of

May 23 2016
Dybala disappointed with Juventus' refusal to release him for Argentina's Olympic squad
Dybala disappointed with Juventus' refusal to release him for Argentina's Olympic squad

Dybala is fresh off winning a domestic double with Juventus in ItalyJuventus will refuse to release Paolo Dybala for Argentina’s Olympic campaign due to a scheduling clash. The 22-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant Serie A season, but will miss out on both summer tournaments as Gerardo Martino has not picked the Juventus youngster for the Copa America either, leaving Dybala and Carlos Tevez out of the 23 man squad.Speaking to Italian TV chann

May 22 2016
Juventus beat Milan to win Italian Cup, complete double
Juventus beat Milan to win Italian Cup, complete double

Juventus v Milan - Italian Cup Final - Olympic stadium, Rome, Italy - 21/05/16 Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon holds the cup at the end of the match against AC Milan. REUTERS/Tony Gentile ROME (Reuters) - Juventus won a second consecutive double when substitute Alvaro Morata's extra-time goal secured a 1-0 Italian Cup final win over AC Milan who missed out on Europe for a third successive season on Saturday.Juve's triumph also meant tiny S

May 22 2016
Juventus, AC Milan players meet Pope Francis ahead of Coppa Italia final
Juventus, AC Milan players meet Pope Francis ahead of Coppa Italia final

Juventus will be looking to complete the double on SaturdayJuventus and AC Milan footballers met Pope Francis on Friday ahead of the Coppa Italia final to be held in Rome on Saturday.The two Italian giants will lock horns on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico.The two teams were flanked by the Serie A president Maurizio Beretta and invited for an interaction with the Pope, reported football-italia.net.Also Read: Silvio Berlusconi had threatened

May 20 2016
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