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5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League

The group stage draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League gave us all a lot of reasons to be excited, after throwing up a number of mouth-watering encounters between clubs deemed to be among the best in Europe. However, the teams will not be the only ones grabbing the headlines as the draw has also set the stage for some fascinating sub-plots. As we see in almost every Champions League edition, there will be players and managers drawn agai

Aug 30 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 for Brazil, many bystanders and fans during his unveiling at the Bernabeu deemed this transfer as unnecessary and purely as a marketing move from President Florentino Perez. He was automatically labelled as a shirt-seller by several Madridismos who wer

Aug 30 2015
Rumour: Manchester United to finally accept Real Madrid's bid for David De Gea
Rumour: Manchester United to finally accept Real Madrid's bid for David De Gea

David De Gea is reportedly set to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid The David De Gea saga is set to come to an end as Real Madrid edge close to capturing their summer target. Real Madid feel they made a breakthrough in their £29 million bid for the Spanish goalkeeper and the deal could be completed on Monday, according to the reports in The Independent. The rumours on the Manchester United goalkeeper being keen to join the

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

Transfer Rumours: 29 August 2015
Transfer Rumours: 29 August 2015

With only two more days before the end of the transfer season, most of the clubs across Europe are finalizing their last minute deals. Here we follow most of the top leagues in Europe including the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.  The teams in the Premier League still seem active with both the big and small looking to sign the one player who can make the difference this upcoming season. Teams like Sunderlan

Aug 29 2015
Video: Sportskeeda tests fans' knowledge of the clubs they support
Video: Sportskeeda tests fans' knowledge of the clubs they support

Sportskeeda is on a mission to weed out the glory hunters from the ardent supporters of football clubs and in that interest, we put supporters of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Liverpool to the test. It was a mixed bag of questions from the easy ones to the toughest ones and like their clubs, some stumbled but others emerged looking much better. The general consensus of the definition of a glory hunter is that he/she is a person

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
5 Footballers you won't believe are still playing for big clubs
5 Footballers you won't believe are still playing for big clubs

One of the most exhilarating aspects of the game of football is its wondrous unpredictability. To paraphrase Aunty Entity from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, one day you're cock of the walk, the next you're a feather duster. Well, yes, that’s about it. Once dubbed as the next big thing (with the exception of one player) these men faded into oblivion as individuals but still have their careers associated with the European gia

Aug 29 2015
Video: Gareth Bale's first ever Spanish interview since joining Real Madrid
Video: Gareth Bale's first ever Spanish interview since joining Real Madrid

Gareth Bale gives his interview in Spanish for the first time Wales superstar Gareth Bale has spoken in Spanish for the first time in an interview where he has thanked the Real Madrid fans and is due to be broadcasted next Thursday. The 25-year-old has been with the 10-time European champions for two seasons now since he made his move from Tottenham to the Spanish side back in 2013 for a world record transfer fee of €100 m. The wi

Aug 28 2015
7 Most dominant European teams that didn't win the treble
7 Most dominant European teams that didn't win the treble

Winning a treble of any sort is a great achievement to be lauded, indeed. For many teams, silverware is to be celebrated with the utmost joy and jubilation after a long season of hard work and dedication – but sometimes there can be those who come so close to achieving something extra that their accomplishments lose some of that special shine. Having the Champions League trophy or Europa League crown slip away from one's grasp at the final hu

Aug 28 2015
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

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