Champions League round-up: Di Maria strikes to ensure Real win without thrills in France

Last week Angel di Maria told Real Madrid's fans that they should be happy with a lack of goals as long as they win. Last night he struck in the 81st minute to ensure they beat Auxerre 1-0, but it's hard to imagine too many Real fans moaning about an away win in Europe.

Euro Zone: Barca aim to mark decade of Messi magic in style

Barcelona celebrate the tenth anniversary of their greatest ever piece of business this weekend, and they do so ahead of a game against Atletico Madrid – their toughest rivals in recent years and the current league leaders of La Liga.

Ibrahimovic angered by 'big feet' comment

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised Arrigo Sacchi after his comments following Wednesday night's 2-0 Champions League victory over Auxerre.

Champions League round-up: Ibrahimovic strikes twice for Milan while Ajax's 'boys' no match for men of Madrid

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his home debut for Milan by scoring both goals in the Rossoneri's fortunate 2-0 win over Auxerre last night. Meanwhile Jose Mourinho's first Champions League game in charge of Real Madrid produced a 2-0 home victory over Martin Jol's Ajax.

Allegri warns his squad that Auxerre will be no push-over

After shock defeat AC Milan manager tells defence they must improve for tonight's Champions League clash

Mourinho's home run fails to silence critics

One of the longest standing unbeaten runs in history enters another phase today when Jose Mourinho's eight and half year roll of 136 home games without defeat receives its first test at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu.

Ibrahimovic and Robinho predict AC Milan success

New AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident the club can land success on the domestic and continental fronts this term.

Cruyff concerned by Barcelona unrest

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff is concerned that the continued boardroom squabbles at the Camp Nou could have a negative effect on the club's players.

Forlan backs Xavi for Ballon d'Or

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan believes Xavi should win the Ballon d'Or despite being hotly tipped to be named European Footballer of the Year himself.

'Computer error' sees Spurs let off missed Van der Vaart deadline

League allows Dutchman's £8m transfer from Real Madrid to go through despite delayed paperwork

Robinho 'very happy' as he secures City exit

The curtain finally fell on the chaotic and fleetingly brilliant Premier League career of Robinho yesterday, when Britain's most expensive player concluded a move to Milan for €18m (£14.9m), with a possible €4m (£3.3m) in appearance-related add-ons.

AC Milan complete deal for Robinho

AC Milan have made their second big signing in the space of 24 hours with the addition of Brazilian striker Robinho before the transfer deadline.

Alonso: the leader of 'project Mourinho'

As La Liga kicks off after an extraordinary week, Xavi Alonso tells Pete Jenson in Madrid about the World Cup and Real's grand plan

Transfer Talk: Move for Robinho is Milan's back-up plan

Manchester City forward Robinho will be a target for Milan should the Italian team fail in their efforts to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to San Siro.

Transfer Talk: Milan set for talks over Ibrahimovic

Milan chief Executive Adriano Galliani has claimed that the club are set to begin negotiations with Barcelona over the possible transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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