The Real Madrid striker scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Celta Vigo
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Sunday 22 November 2009
It was always likely to be a night of passion in Paris. Sagna was sporting a dash of scarlet lipstick, Gourcuff had gone heavy on the eye-shadow, Henry just couldn't keep his hands to himself. Zidane and Barthez sat in the stands, nary a hair between them, the old goalie maybe whispering "Kiss my bald head" to bring the French luck. The brilliant successor to Zizou, Karim Benzema, was deemed too young to take part. He was only allowed to watch.
Thursday 12 November 2009
Wednesday 04 November 2009
"La France qui monte" (France is on the up) proclaimed the nation's leading football magazine, France Football, yesterday, capturing the heady view in the country that, on recent evidence, its clubs are capable of overcoming all that the rest of Europe has to throw at them. Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Zurich were defeated two weeks ago by Lyons, Bordeaux and Marseilles respectively and the same clubs are up against the French again this week in the Champions League.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
The Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini was last night clinging to his job after the most humiliating defeat in the club's history. Real were beaten 4-0 in the Spanish Cup by a third division side.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Michael Owen insists he remains as good a player as he was when he was England's leading striker.
Sunday 20 September 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
Premier League clubs spent around £477m during the transfer window, according to calculations by The Independent. That figure has only ever been topped in one window, summer 2008, when the elite spent £500m. So much for the recession.
Friday 28 August 2009
Real Madrid have accepted an offer from Inter Milan for midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
Friday 28 August 2009
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon believes top foreign players are being deterred from moving to the Premier League football due to tax increases and the high value of euro.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini has called for Cristiano Ronaldo to be given time to adapt to his new surroundings following his world record transfer.
Monday 24 August 2009
Dutch winger Arjen Robben has been linked with a big money move to Manchester United.
Thursday 13 August 2009
Ben Foster and Wes Brown are likely to be fit for champions Manchester United's opening Premier League game at home to Birmingham City after a close-season full of injuries and high-profile departures.
Thursday 06 August 2009
Xabi Alonso bade Liverpool a fond farewell after completing his move to Real Madrid last night - but admitted he had been "determined" to leave for some time.
Wednesday 05 August 2009
Real Madrid have ended their search for new signings with the deal to land Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso from Liverpool and will now focus on trimming their squad, director general Jorge Valdano said today.
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