June 4, 2017 5:49 AM Champions League final: Real Madrid players’ bonus revealed
On Saturday night, Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff, to retain their Champions League title. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, while Casemiro and Marco Asensio also scored for Zinedine Zidane’s side as they created history in the competition. The players will earn more than their third title for their effort 18
June 1, 2017 6:25 AM Barcelona to start new season with two matches against Real Madrid
New Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, will have the toughest possible start to his reign at the Nou Camp, as he begins with two games against Real Madrid next season. Barca and Madrid meet in Miami in a Clasico clash during pre-season on July 29 and the two La Liga rivals, will face each other in the Spanish Supercopa. The Los Blancos won the title 18
May 22, 2017 7:45 PM What next for faltering Barcelona?
Madrid - Barcelona face a summer of reconstruction after their grip on the La Liga title was ended by newly-crowned champions Real Madrid. Here, AFP Sports looks at five key issues the Catalans have to address in the coming months to gain ground on their rivals from the Spanish capital. Undoubtedly Barca's number one priority is to ensure that Lionel 22
May 20, 2017 4:37 PM La Liga final day showdown: Real Madrid out to dethrone Barcelona
The Spanish La Liga is heading for a thrilling climax today (Sunday), and all pointers suggest Real Madrid would end their long wait for a domestic League crown since their 2012 triumph. Having done the needful to win their outstanding game against Celta Vigo in their last outing, all Real Madrid need is at least a point against Malaga. Many analysts 8
May 18, 2017 5:38 AM Ronaldo tells Zidane to drop Bale, pick Isco for Champions League final
Cristiano Ronaldo is leading a group of Real Madrid players, who want manager Zinedine Zidane, to start Isco ahead of Gareth Bale, in next month’s Champions League final. Bale has not played since Madrid’s defeat in the El Clasico, after picking up a calf injury. The Welshman is yet to return to training, but is expected to be fit for the game against 14
May 17, 2017 10:25 PM Live Commentary: Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid
Hello and welcome to Sports Mole's live text coverage of the La Liga showdown between Celta Vigo and Real Madrid at Balaidos. The visitors are now within touching distance of a first top-flight crown in five years, requiring four points from their two remaining games to overtake Barcelona and come out on top. Celta, meanwhile, are without as much as a point 16
May 15, 2017 11:35 AM Guillem Balague's contenders for La Liga player of the year
Last week we discussed the Manager of the Year contenders in La Liga and asked you to vote for the man you thought deserved the prize. Well I can reveal Zinedine Zidane was the winner with a huge 63 per cent of the vote! He has certainly done an impressive job this season and deserves the prize. This week we turn our attention to the La Liga player of the year award 31
May 11, 2017 11:13 AM 10 key questions: Can Real win historic back-to-back titles? Will Gareth Bale miss out on his Cardiff homecoming? And is it Gianluigi Buffon's time at long last?
Real Madrid and Juventus have set up a clash of the titans in the Champions League final on Saturday June 3. Real will be looking to win the competition for a 12th time to extend their own incredible record, while the Italians are seeking to conquer Europe for the third time. But there are many other intriguing sub-plots building around the final, featuring 16
May 5, 2017 6:16 AM James Lawton: Ronaldo is great, but he's not the greatest... here's my top 10 best of all time
The only issue left unresolved by the consistent tide of their brilliance, surely, is how close they have come to the mountain top occupied so long by such as Pele, Di Stefano, and Maradona. Many, including a sweetly smiling young BBC sports presenter who announced her view the morning after Ronaldo's second straight Champions League hat-trick, believe 15
April 30, 2017 6:06 AM Odegbami: Messi, Ronaldo, And The Greatest Player In History Debate!
FC Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegan thinks that Lionel Messi is the greatest player in the history of the game! He joins millions of people around the world, including yours truly, who also think so and are celebrating the genius after another superlative performance last Sunday night at the 94 minutes El Clasico thriller at the Santiago Bernabeu 18