Barcelona apologise for late showing

The Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has apologised for the 50-minute delay to the match at Real Osasuna on Saturday. Confusion surrounded the start of the game (won 3-0 by Rosell's side), with Barcelona originally announcing the game would be postponed for 24 hours because of the strike by air traffic controllers which grounded flights in Spain. But Osasuna said the Spanish Football Federation had not moved the fixture.

Eurozone: Mourinho claims Guardiola receives preferential treatment

Jose Mourinho has made his first thinly disguised attack on Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola since Real Madrid's 5-0 defeat at the Nou Camp on Monday, claiming: "It's one rule for me and another rule for the rest."

City in business as Balotelli takes goals seriously

They still talk about that Mario Balotelli goal; his first league strike for an Internazionale side that was missing Zlatan Ibrahimovic but which badly needed three points from Atalanta in the final straight of a desperately tight Serie A title push in April 2008.

Jose Mourinho unimpressed by Scottish referee

Jose Mourinho was puzzled by the performance of Scottish referee Craig Thomson as Real Madrid had two men sent off late in their 4-0 Champions League win over Ajax.

Champions League round-up: Ronaldo scores twice but Real finish with nine men

Real Madrid guaranteed they will finish top of Group G with a 4-0 win at Ajax last night thanks to two Cristiano Ronaldo goals and two first-half strikes from Karim Benzema, and Alvaro Arbeloa. However, Jose Mourinho's side finished with nine men after Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos were sent off late on.

Mario Balotelli 'begged' Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join Manchester City

AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic has welcomed comments from Manchester City frontman Mario Balotelli that he would like to link up with the Sweden international.

Samuel Eto'o headbutt controversy as Inter Milan lose again

Under-pressure Internazionale coach Rafa Benitez has defended striker Samuel Eto’o for an alleged headbutting incident during the 2-1 defeat at Chievo.

Mario Balotelli plays down AC Milan link

Mario Balotelli has brushed aside reports he will leave Manchester City in the winter transfer market.

Beleaguered Benitez given time to improve

Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has "full confidence" in Rafael Benitez amid speculation the Spanish coach could be on his way out of San Siro.

Massimiliano Allegri delighted with Milan derby victory

AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri was full of praise for his side after they secured a 1-0 derby win over Internazionale to move six points clear of their city rivals.

Eurozone: Messi's magical moment ends Villarreal resistance

Real Madrid required a late goalkeeping mistake from Sporting Gijon's Juan Pablo to clinch a 1-0 win at El Molinon last night and remain a point ahead of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Inzaghi suffers career threatening injury

AC Milan's 37-year-old striker Filippo Inzaghi is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering cruciate ligament and meniscus damage in his left knee, leaving his career hanging in the balance.

Inter Milan play down Messi transfer talk

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has played down rumours linking last season's Serie A champions with a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Robinho: 'I would never protest against being on the bench'

AC Milan striker Robinho insists he is willing to spend time on the bench with three other high-class forwards challenging for a starting role in Massimiliano Allegri's side.

Timely return of Messi boosts goal-shy Barça

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