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Ronaldo: Issue with Mourinho has been resolved

Posted Friday, February 08, 2013 by Goal.com

The Real Madrid attacker has denied any knowledge of whether his Portuguese coach will step down at the end of the season, and refused to discuss what goes on in the dressing room Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed there was an issue between him and head coach Jose Mourinho, but it has now been resolved. In September 2012, Ronaldo had explained to the press he was "sad" at Santi...Full Story »

Real Madrid prepare summer bid to woo Gareth Bale from Tottenham

Posted Friday, February 08, 2013 by Guardian.co.uk

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale is much in demand. André Villas-Boas has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur must qualify for the Champions League in order to keep Gareth Bale from the clutches of predatory clubs, with Real Madrid preparing an offer for the player in the summer. The Tottenham manager also hopes that a massive price tag could serve as a deterrent for interested parties. Bale ...Full Story »

Messi signs new deal with Barcelona

Posted Friday, February 08, 2013 by Fox Sports

Lionel Messi has signed his two-year contract extension with Barcelona. The Argentina superstar put pen to paper on his new deal at the Nou Camp this afternoon and is now tied to the Catalan giants until June 30, 2018. Messi follows in the footsteps of fellow club stalwarts Xavi and Carles Puyol, both of whom signed their extensions last month. Barca announced in December they had agreed ne...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic: Messi is the best in the world

Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2013 by Goal.com

The Paris Saint-Germain star thinks the Argentine is the best player in the world at present, but says the South Americans' match against Sweden is more important for the visitors Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that Lionel Messi is the best player in world football as he prepares to face his former Barcelona team-mate when Sweden take on Argentina on Wednesday. The Paris Saint-Germain forwa...Full Story »

Reina surprised by Valdes decision

Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2013 by Fox Sports

Liverpool's Jose Reina is surprised by Victor Valdes' decision to leave Barcelona at the end of his contract but also dismissed links of a move to the Nou Camp. Last month, Valdes made the shock announcement that he would not sign a new contract with Barca after his existing deal expires in 2014, with the 31-year-old saying he wanted a new challenge. Reina was among those caught unawares by ...Full Story »

Wenger backs Iniesta over Messi

Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2013 by Fox Sports

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would not have voted for Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or. The Argentinean star fended off club team-mate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo to sweep his third consecutive FIFA Ballon d'Or earlier this year, after a phenomenal 2012 that saw him smash Gerd Muller's scoring record. However, Wenger told the Arsenal Ma...Full Story »

Messi set to sign Barca contract this week

Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2013 by Sky Sport

Lionel Messi will formally sign his new Barcelona contract when he returns from international duty later this week. Barca announced the Argentina superstar was to extend his stay at the Nou Camp by a further two years in December. When he puts pen to paper he will be tied to the Catalan giants until June 30, 2018. Messi is currently with the Argentina squad ahead of Wednesday's friendly in S...Full Story »

First Pique at Shakira and footie ace Gerard’s son...Singer and Barcelona star release snap of lad Milan

Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2013 by The Straits Times

Smooch ... Gerard Pique and son Milan SUPERSTAR singer Shakira' son is cradled tenderly by his Barcelona ace father Gerard Pique in the first official photo of him. The snaps show little Milan - the couple's first child - getting a kiss from his 26-year-old dad. In place of gifts, the couple have asked fans to donate money to children's charity Unicef. They explained: "We hope that, in his n...Full Story »

'Barcelona are not just Messi' - Iniesta

Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2013 by Goal.com

The Spain international has stressed that football is not an individual sport and says the entire Blaugrana squad are responsible for the Argentine's continued brilliance Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes Lionel Messi's outstanding displays are as a result of the team working in unison. The Argentina international broke Germany legend Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar...Full Story »

Alves: Atletico Madrid are our main rivals, not Real

Posted Tuesday, February 05, 2013 by Goal.com

The full-back is more concerned with Diego Simeone's second-placed side and believes it is dangerous to overlook their threat with Blancos cut adrift Barcelona right-back Dani Alves believes that Atletico Madrid are his side's main rivals for the Liga title and not reigning champions Real Madrid. Tito Vilanova's men currently top the table with a nine-point advantage over Atletico, with Blan...Full Story »

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