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Madrid Cruise Past Schalke

Real Madrid equalled the longest winning run in Champions League history as they beat Schalke 2-0 in Wednesday’s last-16, first-leg clash in Gelsenkirchen. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 73rd goal in the competition set the defending champions on their way in the first half, before Marcelo sealed victory with a stunning 79th-minute strike into the top corner. It was the 10th consecutive win in the tournament for the ... Read More »

Arsenal face Manchester United trip – FA Cup quarter-final draw in full

Arsenal have been drawn against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, with Liverpool set to host Championship side Blackburn Rovers. The Red Devils booked their place in the last eight by beating Preston 3-1 on Monday night, joining the other two Premier League giants in avoiding a fifth-round upset. Sunderland were the biggest casualties as they were knocked out by Chelsea-tormentors Bradford ... Read More »

Kolo Toure Retires From International Football

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has confirmed his retirement from international football with Ivory Coast, a week after helping the Elephants to a Nations Cup triumph. The 33-year had indicated that the recent competition in Equatorial Guinea would be his last  for his country. Toure, who made his debut against Rwanda in April 2000, played in all six matches as the ... Read More »

Ibrahimovic Explains Sudden Tatoo Explosion

Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has explained the deeper meaning behind the multiple new tattoos which he showed off during his side’s 2-2 draw with Caen on Saturday. The Sweden international opened the scoring in the second minute at the Parc des Princes and promptly took off his shirt to show off the tattoos. Ibrahimovic was shown a yellow card as a result ... Read More »

Messi Shines On 300th La Liga Game

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick, putting in a phenomenal performance, on his 300th Liga appearance to fire Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Levante on Sunday. The Argentine talisman supplied the first goal for Neymar before going on to claim a 23rd top-flight treble, as Luis Enrique’s side made it 11 consecutive wins in all competitions. A cool side-footed finish past Diego Marino doubled Barca’s lead ... Read More »

Giroud Strikes Twice As Arsenal Progress In FA Cup

A quickfire first-half double from Olivier Giroud ensured FA Cup holders Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the famous competition on Sunday. France international Giroud struck twice in as many minutes and there was no way back for Championship high-flyers Boro, who were outclassed at the Emirates Stadium. Aitor Karanka’s side sprung a major surprise by winning ... Read More »

Celta Vigo Shocks Athletic Madrid

Atletico Madrid were dealt a blow in their Liga title defence as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo on Sunday. In a game dominated by Celta, Diego Simeone’s men struggled to hit the heights of last weekend’s 4-0 demolition of Real Madrid and will be particularly unhappy with the award of the penalty converted by Nolito. Augusto Fernandez ... Read More »

Vidal misses penalty as Juventus are held

Juventus failed to capitalise on Roma’s draw with Parma as they were held 2-2 by Cesena on Sunday, with Arturo Vidal missing a late penalty. The reigning champions looked set to take all three points when Vidal stepped up to take an 82nd-minute spot-kick, but the Chile star missed the target, leaving Juve to rue not capitalising on Roma’s 0-0 ... Read More »

QPR Set To Appoint New Coach

Chris Ramsey is set to be appointed QPR manager until the end of the season, Goal understands. Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood – who worked with Ramsey and QPR director of football Les Ferdinand at White Hart Lane last season – was initially the favourite to succeed Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road, and on Tuesday Goal reported that the 46-year-old had ... Read More »

FA Give Final Verdict For Chelsea Everton Player Clash

The Football Association have opted not to charge Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic after his clash with James McCarthy during the Blues’ 1-0 win over Everton on Wednesday. Both clubs have, however, been charged for failing to control their players during the mass confrontation that occurred after Gareth Barry brought down Willian in the 87th minute of the Premier League encounter ... Read More »