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Real Madrid begin title defence in style

Real Madrid begin title defence in style

Spanish football club Real Madrid started its Champions League title defence with a comfortable 5-1 win over Swiss club Basel while Atletico Madrid slipped to a surprise 2-3 defeat to Olympiakos. Real Madrid’s big victory Tuesday night lifted the confidence of coach Carlo Ancelotti and the... read more »

Manchester United’s new ray of hope and ...

Manchester United’s new ray of hope and Chelsea’s goal machine

Louis Van Gaal tasted success for the first time as Manchester United manager last night, as his new-look side disposed off a disjointed Queens Park Rangers 4-0 at Old Trafford. All of the four debutants put on a good showing; however, it was Angel Di Maria’s performance that enthralled the home... read more »

Big chance for Arsenal’s Danny Wel...

Big chance for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck to prove his critics wrong

After a GBP 16million move to Arsenal from Manchester United on deadline transfer day this summer, Danny Welbeck will be eager to start a new chapter in his life. Arsenal host champions Manchester City at the Emirates on Saturday, and Welbeck’s debut for the Gunners couldn’t have come... read more »

Raheem Sterling has room for improvement...

Raheem Sterling has room for improvement: Roy Hodgson

London: England manager Roy Hodgson has predicted that Raheem Sterling will become an even more dangerous player, as the teenage Liverpool forward`s importance to his national side continues to grow. Having shown tantalising glimpses of his ability during the World Cup, Sterling is now threatening... read more »

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Manchester United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football’s most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer... read more »

Burnley holds Manchester United on di Maria debut

Angel Di Maria’s promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0—0 draw in the Premier League. The... read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player in Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named the UEFA Best Player in Europe, defeating Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben for the prestigious award. Ronaldo earned 24 votes from a... read more »

Xabi Alonso announces international retirement

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso announced that he was retiring from football after making 114 appearances for Spain and scoring a total of 16 goals for his country. The 32-year-old... read more »

Messi back with 2 goals as Barcelona wins opener

Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last... read more »