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Fabregas: Barca-Real the fiercest battle

Posted Friday, September 28, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes that the rivalry between his side and Real Madrid is far more of a competitive fight than winning the Barclays Premier League. Fabregas joined Barcelona from Arsenal last season and impressed for the Catalans over his debut season. Although he has not nailed down a regular first-team spot, he is respected by coach Tito Vilanova and his fellow midfie...Full Story »

Kaka nets hat-trick as Real Madrid ease to friendly victory

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Goal.com

The Brazilian registered three goals and his first Blancos minutes of the season in a comprehensive victory over Colombian outfit Millonarios Kaka starred for Real Madrid in a friendly played against South American opposition in honour of club legend Alfredo di Stefano on Wednesday by claiming a hat-trick and an assist. The former World Player of the Year excelled in an 8-0 win for the Spani...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Wenger backs Song to shine at Barcelona

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Goal.com

The Gunners manager is confident that the Cameroon international midfielder can be a star at the Camp Nou but believes that he would be best deployed at centre-back Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed former protege Alexandre Song to make an impact at Barcelona, as the Cameroon international continues to acclimatise himself to life at Camp Nou. The midfielder, who played under the stewa...Full Story »

Di Maria puts personal success down to Mourinho

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Goal.com

The Argentine winger is determined to repay the faith shown in him by the Portuguese coach and targets a trophy haul at the Santiago Bernabeu this season Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria believes that he has become the player he is today as a result of his coach Jose Mourinho. The Argentina international was signed from Portuguese side Benfica in 2010 and has enjoyed two successful campaign...Full Story »

Real Betis 2 : 4 Atletico de Madrid - Falcao continues hot streak

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PA

Atletico Madrid's winning streak continued as star striker Radamel Falcao inspired a comeback 4-2 victory over nine-man Real Betis. Falcao cancelled out Salvador Agra's bizarre opener before Juan Carlos nudged Betis ahead before half-time. But the free-scoring Colombian made it 10 goals from six games with a penalty following Damien Perquis' professional foul just after half-time to make it 2-...Full Story »

Malaga target Isco contract extension

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Goal.com

The Andalucian club are keen to tie down their prized asset to a long-term deal, after his match-winning performances in the Champions League attracted widespread acclaim Malaga have announced their intention to hand Isco an improved contract as they fear his £16.7 million (€21m) buy-out clause may soon be met by a rival club. The 20-year-old only arrived at La Rosaleda last summe...Full Story »

Mourinho hopes for winning run

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho was pleased to see his side defeat Rayo Vallecano and is unconcerned that they have not been accurate with their shots this season. Mourinho thought Real Madrid were worthy winners at the Estadio de Vallecas following their 2-0 triumph over Real Vallecano in Monday night's re-arranged fixture. Karim Benzema finished off a superb counter-attack in the 13th minu...Full Story »

Barca confident of Xavi deal

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Barcelona are looking to tie up veteran midfielder Xavi to a new contract, according to the player's representative. The 32-year-old, whose existing deal still has two years remaining, remains an integral part of both the Barca and Spain sides. He is the most decorated Spanish player in history, having won the Primera Division, the Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish and the UEFA...Full Story »

Ramos won't discuss Mourinho

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has refused to be drawn on his reportedly strained relationship with manager Jose Mourinho. The Spain international was surprisingly dropped from Mourinho's starting XI for last week's UEFA Champions League 3-2 victory over Manchester City. The decision prompted speculation that the 26-year-old defender had fallen out of favour with Mourinho. However, Ramos ...Full Story »

Real Betis vs Atletico de Madrid preview - Perez wary of Atletico threat

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PA

Ruben Perez is ready to face his parent club Atletico Madrid in the colours of Real Betis and has warned of the danger the visitors will pose in attack. The 23-year-old, who moved to Betis on a season-long loan in June, is preparing to face Atletico for the first time in the Primera Division clash at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Wednesday night. In-form striker Radamel Falcao looks set to lead...Full Story »

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