Sport The Portugal forward picked up a pass from Angel Di Maria on the left, cut inside and unleashed a powerful shot past home goalkeeper Stephan Andersen for his 21st league goal of the campaign

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema took Real Betis apart to give Real Madrid a resounding 5-0 win yesterday that put them level on 50 points with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.

City the new Galacticos? No, they're just all good guys

Money can no more buy success than love, but in modern football it doesn't half help. So while Tottenham are as prudent in spending Enic's riches as Manchester City are profligate with Sheikh Mansour's, the balance between the two clubs has almost inevitably swung north.

James Lawton: Modric can be a true great if he listens to his heart and conscience

As he moves to his football prime he should understand there is only one place he can truly make his future, financial or otherwise - and that is out on the field

Modric sits out bore draw as Adebayor arrives at the Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Hearts 0 (Tottenham win 5-0 on aggregate)

Chelsea not ruling out fresh Luka Modric bid

Andre Villas-Boas today refused to confirm whether Chelsea would heed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy's demand for them to abandon their pursuit of Luka Modric.

Redknapp: refusing to sell Modric may backfire

Spurs manager admits he may have an upset player on books after denying Chelsea move

Luka Modric must 'get on and play' demands Harry Redknapp

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has told wantaway playmaker Luka Modric to stop pining for a move to Chelsea and start committing himself to playing for Spurs.

Tottenham reveal interest in Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has declared an interest in signing Liverpool's out-of-favour midfielder Joe Cole.

Redknapp warns Levy not to sell Modric

Tottenham manager tells chairman that sale of Chelsea target would embarrass club

Redknapp willing to cup-tie Modric

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has hinted that he would be willing to play Luka Modric in Thursday's Europa League game against Hearts - a move that could end Chelsea's pursuit of the player.

Kranjcar defends Modric over move

Niko Kranjcar thinks Tottenham team-mate Luka Modric should not be vilified for wanting to leave the club for Chelsea.

Modric 'problem' tests Redknapp

Chelsea make new £30m bid for Spurs star whose 'head is not right' to face Manchester United tonight

Tottenham assistant Kevin Bond expects Luka Modric to stay

Luka Modric will remain at Tottenham despite Harry Redknapp's claim the squad could benefit from his departure, Spurs assistant manager Kevin Bond insists.

Romelu Lukaku can emulate Didier Drogba claims Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas backed Romelu Lukaku to become as big a Chelsea legend as Didier Drogba after the Belgium sensation completed his "dream" move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea lose Cech but may still get Modric

Successful management is about getting the big decisions right and Andre Villas-Boas is facing two critical ones this weekend. The easier may well be choosing which of his unheralded back-up goalkeepers will deputise for Petr Cech, who will be out for a month after sustaining medial ligament damage in training. The other judgement call is how strongly to push his boss, club owner Roman Abramovich, in the pursuit of Luka Modric.

Andre Villas-Boas unsure over new Luka Modric bid

Andre Villas-Boas today hinted Chelsea would not be held to ransom over Luka Modric as he continued to explore alternatives to the club's number one transfer target.

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