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Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi & Neuer make three-man Ballon d’Or shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer have made the three-man shortlist for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid attacker, 29, could win the prestigious individual award for a third time after lifting the trophy in 2008 and 2013. Ronaldo played a key role in Madrid’s successful Champions League campaign last season, scoring 17 goals to set a new record ... Read More »

Dortmund Woes Continues

Borussia Dortmund have been left rock bottom of the Bundesliga after slumping to a 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday evening. Jurgen Klopp’s men slumped to 18th courtesy of Stuttgart’s win over Freiburg on Friday, and missed the chance to hit back in the weekend’s final game as Alexander Meier and Haris Seferovic took advantage of glaring BVB errors. ... Read More »

IK Uche Strikes Again!

Ikechukwu Uche was on target for Villarreal on Sunday as they eased past hosts Cordoba 2-0 at the win at Estadio Nuevo Arcangel. The Nigerian?s replaced Gerard Moreno in the 63rd minute and made his presence count by netting his side?s second goal seven minutes later. C�rdoba got off to an early start, with Fede getting the first shot of ... Read More »

Rodgers Not Impressed

Late, desperate scrambles have characterised a lot of Liverpool’s wins this season and so it proved again against Stoke. It was untidy and it was not enough to convince that last season’s runners-up might have finally found the solutions to re-align their campaign this time around. This was a victory more of luck than design and Stoke pressed for a goal ... Read More »

I can make every player better

Louis Van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney and says the England international will always be assured of a place in his side – but insists he can still make the Manchester United captain even better. Rooney has scored 11 goals in 16 appearances for club and country this season, playing a key role in United’s revival after a disastrous start ... Read More »

Ronaldo Seals Madrid Qualification

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid sealed top spot in Champions League Group B and racked up a club-record 15th successive win courtesy of a 1-0 victory at Basel. The prolific Portugal forward matched Real legend Raul’s tally of 71 Champions League goals with a first-half strike at Jakob-Park on Wednesday. Ronaldo’s latest goal was ... Read More »

Mandzukic Hat Trick Downs Olympiakos

A Mario Mandzukic hat-trick secured a 4-0 win over Olympiakos as Atletico Madrid strolled into the Champions League last 16. La Liga champions Atletico suffered a shock 3-2 defeat in Greece on the opening matchday in Group A, but a repeat never looked likely at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. Atletico youth team graduate Roberto Jimenez endured a moment to forget in ... Read More »

Arsenal Qualifies For Champions League Next Stage In Style

Arsenal guaranteed themselves a place in the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to a 2-0 win at home against Borussia Dortmund. Drafted into the starting XI after Danny Welbeck’s injury, Yaya Sanogo sealed the perfect start when he finished through the legs of Roman Weidenfeller after 73 seconds, his first competitive goal for the Gunners. Alexis Sanchez then curled a ... Read More »

Aguero Keeps Man City’s Hopes Alive

Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero turned the game on its head to keep Manchester City‘s hopes of Champions League qualification very much alive with a turnaround 3-2 victory over 10-man Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium. Manuel Pellegrini’s men took the lead from the penalty spot through the Argentine midway through the first half, the spot kick won in an incident that saw ... Read More »

Chelsea Drub Di Matteo’s Schalke

Chelsea romped to a 5-0 victory away against Schalke to confirm themselves as winners of their Champions League group with a game to spare. The Blues took the lead in just the second minute when John Terry headed home a corner and their superiority was clear from that point onward. Willian finished a glorious team move to double their advantage just before the ... Read More »