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Pirlo or Iniesta deserve Ballon d'Or, claims Cannavaro

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Goal.com

The retired Italy centre-half believes that there are other candidates worthy of the coveted award, not just the popular figures of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Former Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has voiced his disbelief that Andres Iniesta and Andrea Pirlo are not being considered as realistic candidates for this year's Ballon d'Or. Three-time winner Lionel Messi and Cristian...Full Story »

Mourinho: No unrest at Real

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Jose Mourinho has dismissed talk of unrest at Real Madrid and insisted his relationship with the club's directors is "the same as ever". Defending Spanish champions Madrid slipped 11 points behind current leaders Barcelona following Saturday's surprise 1-0 defeat at Real Betis was followed by the Catalans' 4-0 win at Levante a day later. They are also eight points adrift of city rivals Atlet...Full Story »

Mourinho is the best coach Madrid could have, says Xabi Alonso

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Goal.com

Los Blancos midfielder believes that the 'Special One' is the best trainer the team could wish for, and is determined to take on the upcoming challenges ahead of them Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso has backed his coach Jose Mourinho insisting he still has the eagerness to win titles. The Spanish outfit along with the Portuguese tactician have recently been the subject of heavy criticism from vari...Full Story »

Zaragoza 0 : 1 Celta Vigo - Celta finally collect away victory

Posted Monday, November 26, 2012 by PA

Iago Aspas' late strike gave Celta Vigo their first away win of the season to move them away from the Primera Division drop zone as they defeat Real Zaragoza 1-0. Aspas got the only goal in the 83rd minute as Celta picked up not only their first victory but their first points on the road this season. The win moves them three points clear of the bottom three and to within a point of their oppon...Full Story »

Barca cruise; Atletico keep pace

Posted Monday, November 26, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Barcelona continued their unbeaten start to La Liga as the leaders cantered to a 4-0 victory at Levante. Barcelona's Andres Iniesta was the star of the show, providing assists for Lionel Messi's quickfire double - his 81st and 82nd goals of 2012 - early in the second half. Iniesta lashed home a goal of his own in the 57th minute before playing in Cesc Fabregas for a fourth six minutes later ...Full Story »

Levante 0 : 4 Barcelona - Four-star Barca march on

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2012 by PA

Andres Iniesta took centre stage with a virtuoso display as Barcelona continued their unbeaten start to the Primera Division season with a classy 4-0 victory at Levante. Iniesta provided assists for Lionel Messi's quickfire double - his 81st and 82nd goals this calendar year - before lashing home a goal of his own and playing in Cesc Fabregas for a fourth as Barcelona ran riot in a devastating ...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 4 : 0 Sevilla - Athletico fire four past Sevilla

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2012 by PA

Atletico Madrid stretched their 100% record at the Vicente Calderon this season to 10 games with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over nine-man Sevilla. The game was almost over as a contest after just 20 minutes when Koke was brought down by Federico Fazio inside the area and - after the Italian defender had seen a red card for a professional foul - Radamel Falcao hammered home his 14th goal of the...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 1 : 1 Deportivo La Coruna - Depor out of drop zone with point

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2012 by PA

Deportivo moved out of the Primera Division relegation zone thanks to a vital point earned from a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. The hosts took a deserved lead before the break as Oscar de Marcos converted Markel Susaeta's cross in the 24th minute, but Abel Aguilar headed Depor level from Juan Carlos Valeron's driven ball just after half-time. Athletic pressed for the winner but F...Full Story »

Zaragoza vs Celta Vigo preview - Jimenez wary of Celta threat

Posted Monday, November 26, 2012 by PA

Real Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez has warned his team not to take Celta Vigo lightly at La Romareda, despite the visitors' lowly position in the Primera Division. Celta head into the game precariously placed just above the relegation zone having won only three of their first 12 games. Zaragoza are only four points better off, though, and Jimenez believes Paco Herrera's side are a better team ...Full Story »

Espanyol 0 : 2 Getafe - More misery for Espanyol

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2012 by PA

Getafe heaped more misery on Espanyol by inflicting another defeat on the Primera Division's bottom team - 2-0 at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat. Pedro Leon's early strike set the visitors on their way and Mane put the result beyond doubt with a second goal in stoppage time. The result left the Barcelona team rooted to last place while Getafe climbed provisionally to seventh in the standings. Ge...Full Story »

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