With their resources and the calm head of Ancelotti at the helm, PSG are only going to get stronger, and next season, they will be even better equipped to challenge for the Champions League title.
Despite being labelled ‘fat and overrated’ by Marseille’s ever outspoken Joey Barton prior to the match, Silva showed exactly why PSG shelled out a mammoth €42million last summer to acquire his services from AC Milan.
Fans of all ages love it. Computer gamers are obsessed with it. Managers hate it. Dribbling.
On Sunday, Spain’s economic powerhouse is taking its quest for sovereign independence to the polls backed by unprecedented nationalist support- and the Spanish central government is watching closely. The election will test the nature of the Catalan identity, the power struggle between Madrid and Barcelona at a time of economic uncertainty for Spain, but also [...]
Football’s greatest – Pelé, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer and Alfredo Di Stéfano amongst others – may already have been surpassed by a 25-year-old.
There is a belief, albeit a somewhat guarded one at this stage of the season, that the Mattress Makers, as Atletico are fondly known, can do something a little bit special this season.
For many in Argentina, Messi was not one of them; he was a child of Barcelona, raised abroad and lacking in sufficient nationalistic zeal.
There is a misconception in some quarters that big clubs sell tens of millions of shirts a year but this is simply untrue. As the graphic shows, only three clubs sell more than 1m shirts a year each consistently.
Cristiano Ronaldo, chasing a hat-trick of hat-tricks, will be relishing taking on depleted Barcelona in El Clasico
Drop everything you’re doing at 6.50pm on Sunday. Barcelona welcome, or should that simply be host, old foes Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the first Clasico meeting of the Liga season.
For a two time Fifa World Footballer of the Year, Palmeiras v Atlético Mineiro was hardly the most glamorous of occasions. But for Ronaldinho Gaúcho, however, it provides perhaps a last shot at redemption.
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