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Cristiano Ronaldo honoured by Real Madrid for goals record

Real Madrid held a special ceremony to honour Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday after he became the club's all-time leading scorer.<p>Ronaldo scored his 322nd …

Daley Blind suggested David De Gea take armband, says Schweinsteiger

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE<p>Bastian Schweinsteiger has explained that Daley Blind was the man responsible for David de Gea captaining Manchester United for …

Manchester United's £58 million bid for Anthony Martial was NOT the highest, claims Monaco chief

It is now claimed that another club made an even larger bid for the 19-year-old and were willing to let him stay at Monaco for another season<p>Monaco …

Real Madrid News: Benitez's side mystified at James Rodriguez Colombia call-up

The Liga side do not understand the decision to include the injured star for World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay with James having not …

Real Madrid Transfer News: Jose Mourinho Rumours Sparked by Sergio Ramos Saga

Sergio Ramos' potential departure from Real Madrid could reportedly pave the way for Jose Mourinho to return as manager at the Bernabeu.<p>Centre-back Ramos has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United, with the Red Devils supposedly lodging a £35 million bid for the Spaniard, per Pete …

Luis Suarez Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Hamstring and Return

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez failed to feature in the club's final match of the La Liga season due to discomfort in his left hamstring, picked up in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich.<p>However, the Uruguay international is now set to start in the Copa del Rey final …

Man Utd news: Louis van Gaal hoping to discover size of transfer budget as Ed Woodward reveals latest accounts

After guiding his side to the brink of the Champions League group stages, Louis van Gaal is hoping for another big cheque to spend on players<p>Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is expected to shed light on spending plans for a return to the Champions League next season when the …

Barcelona reach Champions League final after Neymar goals doom Bayern

MUNICH -- Three points on Bayern Munich's 3-2 win vs. Barcelona, which results in a 5-3 aggregate win for Barca in the Champions League semifinals.<p><b>1.</b> …

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Jose Mourinho puts Premier League title above Eden Hazard's personal glory

Chelsea manager insists the priority for Hazard and the club is to ensure the Premier League is won rather than the PFA Player of the Year award<p>In the end, it came down to one No 10 doing what he excels at and the other being diverted to a firefighting role elsewhere, so it should be no surprise …

Barcelona Transfer News: Latest on Paul Pogba Bid and Pedro Swap Deal Rumours

Barcelona will bid £50 million to try and beat Chelsea to Juventus midfield sensation Paul Pogba. The Camp Nou club have identified the Premier League leaders as their only credible challengers in the race to lure Pogba away from Serie A.<p>That's according to Catalan newspaper <i>SPORT</i> (h/t MailOnline …

Who is the world's fastest footballer while dribbling with the ball at his feet

Gareth Bale has been named as the fastest footballer in the world with the ball at his feet.<p>Real Madrid's Welsh winger topped the charts in a recent …

Raul warns Xavi: Qatar stadiums are empty

The Barcelona midfielder is close to a move to Al Sadd but his former Spain team-mate has warned him to prepare for underwhelming atmospheres<p>Raul has warned Xavi to prepare to play in "half-empty stadiums" if he makes his expected move to Qatar in the summer.<p>The Barcelona midfielder appears to be …

Bale would be perfect for Manchester United, says Scholes

The ex-Red Devils midfielder has claimed that the Welshman would be a 'natural fit' for his former club as the winger continues to be linked with a move back to England<p>Paul Scholes has claimed that Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale would be 'perfect' for Manchester United.<p>The Welshman moved to the …

De Bruyne is good enough to play for Chelsea, insists Hazard

The 23-year-old was offloaded to Wolfsburg last season after failing to secure a regular place in Jose Mourinho's side<p>Eden Hazard believes Kevin De Bruyne has the quality to play for Chelsea despite Jose Mourinho opting to sell the Belgian midway through last season.<p>Having impressed during a loan …

Barcelona’s Xavi set to sign deal in Qatar; will not join New York City FC, MLS

After New York City FC’s head coach Jason Kreis cooled speculation surrounding a move for Xavi, it’s not much of a surprise to see the Barcelona …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Covers Ricardo Quaresma's Car in Aluminum Foil

Cristiano Ronaldo will go to great lengths for a good prank...or a good opportunity to promote his lucrative boot sponsor.<p>Such was the case Thursday when Ronaldo had a bit of fun at Portugal training at team-mate Ricardo Quaresma's expense.<p>Ronaldo posted a picture on Twitter of himself with his …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Potentially Facing La Liga Sanction over Clasico Celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo brought out his famous "calm down" celebration when he scored for Real Madrid against Barcelona on Sunday night, a gesture which looks likely to land him in trouble with La Liga officials.<p>The Portuguese international repeated his actions from 2012's match at the Camp Nou, where he …

Barcelona need to improve in front of goal to keep treble hopes alive

Barcelona secured a 2-1 win in <i>El Clasico</i> over the weekend in what could prove a decisive step toward bringing the Liga trophy to the Camp Nou museum …

Real Madrid Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane visits Bayern Munich to learn from Pep Guardiola

The Real Madrid Castilla coach joined Will Sagnol and Claude Makelele in Germany as they aim to complete their Uefa Pro Level Three licence<p>Real …

Cristiano Ronaldo faces probe over goal celebration

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could face punishment for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at …

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Real Madrid lost the <i>Clasico</i>, but their stunning goal proves they'll rebound

After Sunday's <i>Clasico</i>, in the mid-sized lecture theatre that is the Camp Nou news conference room, both Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique used phrases …

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Madrid better under Ancelotti than Mourinho - Sergio Ramos

The Spain defender has stressed that the former PSG coach is one of the best in the world and feels he deserves more recognition<p>Sergio Ramos has taken the time to defend Carlo Ancelotti and believes Real Madrid are a better team under the Italian than they were under Jose Mourinho.<p>Ancelotti …

Lionel Messi passed fit for Argentina after foot injury scare

It was feared the forward had picked up a toe problem against Real Madrid but the AFA have confirmed he has received the medical all-clear<p>Lionel Messi has been passed fit for Argentina's match with El Salvador this week despite concerns over a toe injury.<p>The Barcelona star picked up a knock in the …

Arsenal allowed Mesut Ozil to fly to Berlin after game - Joachim Low

Mesut Ozil was cleared to fly to Berlin by Arsenal, according to Germany coach Joachim Low, amid reports the midfielder was seen celebrating in a …

Real Madrid Are Exhausted, Despite Carlo Ancelotti's Claims

A season is a marathon, not a sprint. After running, say, 20 miles out of 26, some athletes "hit the wall." That means they suddenly feel depleted of energy and are struck by a deep fatigue.<p>That's what it looked like Real Madrid were going through, to the 99,760 spectators crammed into Camp Nou on …

Barcelona Flawed Even in Clasico Win, but Still No Chance Real Madrid Sell Bale

Considering it is the biggest league match in the world bar none, it is not surprising every Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has consequences. Last Sunday’s clash has been no exception to the rule.<p>But what did we learn from the game?<p>The most noticeable thing is this is a Barcelona looking …

Kaka: I was better than Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo

The former AC Milan star remains proud to have beaten the duo to the Ballon d'Or award in the past, while also voicing his admiration for Jose Mourinho<p>Kaka has stressed he was a better player in his prime than Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.<p>The Brazilian …

Pele: I'd choose Messi over Ronaldo

The Brazilian legend has told Goal that he would rather have the Argentine in his team than the Portuguese superstar as the two get ready for Sunday's Clasico clash<p><b>EXCLUSIVE</b><br>By Kris Voakes<p>Pele insists he would rather have Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo in his team as the two prepare to go …

PSG have bid for Pogba...but Barcelona and Madrid are interested - Nedved

The midfielder has been linked with a number of clubs, but the Ligue 1 champions have stolen a march on their rivals<p>Paul Pogba's Juventus future …