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Didier Drogba: Jose Mourinho sends me late-night texts

Posted Monday, November 12, 2012 by The Sun

FOR LIFE ... Didier Drogba is best mates with Jose Mourinho DIDIER DROGBA admits he gets texts in the middle of night from his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Drogba, who now plays in China, said: “Obviously with him and Abramovich, it’s for life. “But the problem with Jose is he still doesn’t understand there is a time difference and he keeps sending them when I...Full Story »

Levante 1 : 2 Real Madrid - Morata hands Madrid win

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by PA

Young substitute Alvaro Morata earned Real Madrid a near-farcical 2-1 win at a waterlogged Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real into a first-half lead but Angel Rodriguez, on as a substitute early in the second half, equalised in the 62nd minute. Xabi Alonso missed a penalty but then delivered the free-kick for Morata, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes after rep...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 2 : 0 Getafe - Atletico close in on leaders Barca

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by PA

Atletico Madrid moved back to within three points of Barcelona at the top of the Primera Division table after easing to a 2-0 victory over Getafe. Adrian Lopez opened the scoring with his first league goal of the season midway through the first half, with Atletico doubling their lead two minutes before half-time as Arda Turan was allowed to run through on goal and slot coolly past Miguel Angel ...Full Story »

Mallorca 2 : 4 Barcelona - Messi at the doube for Barca

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by PA

Two goals by Lionel Messi inspired leaders Barcelona to a 4-2 victory at Mallorca after the hosts had threatened to derail their visitors' bid for a 10th win in this season's Primera Division. Barcelona were cruising at 3-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Xavi, Messi and Cristian Tello. However, Mallorca scored twice in four second-half minutes through Michael Pereira and a Victor Casades...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 2 : 1 Sevilla - Bilbao see off Sevilla

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by PA

First-half goals from Oscar de Marcos and Markel Susaeta were enough to hand Athletic Bilbao a 2-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts withstood a late flurry to take all three points. De Marcos put the hosts ahead at San Mames with a neat side-footed finish from Jon Aurtenetxe's cross in the 27th minute and Susaeta made it two with the last attack of the half as Andres Palop could only help his powe...Full Story »

Valladolid 1 : 1 Valencia - Valencia end away-day blues

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by PA

Valencia claimed their first away point in five league games with a 1-1 draw at Valladolid. Aly Cissokho had headed the visitors into the lead after just 15 minutes but the French defender went from hero to villain in the second half when he brought down Omar Ramos to concede a penalty and was shown a red card for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. Victor Perez confidently converted the ...Full Story »

Messi is the best player of all time, says Carlos Bianchi

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by Goal.com

The former Argentina international believes that the Barcelona star's consistency makes up for his lack of success with his country, and has saluted the 25-year-old's consistency Former Argentina international Carlos Bianchi believes that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the greatest player the game has ever seen. Many have questioned the 25-year-old's claim to that title due to his failure to...Full Story »

Andres Iniesta says Barcelona's style is not the only way to success

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by Sky Sport

Andres Iniesta: Happy with Barcelona's style but recognises there are other methods Andres Iniesta believes Spain and Barcelona have proven that talent can come out on top over physicality, although he sees just as much merit in other styles of football. Barcelona have earned rave reviews for their passing approach over the past few years, while Spain have also dominated on the international s...Full Story »

Mourinho confirms Ronaldo striking role

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by Goal.com

The Portuguese will play as a No.9 against Levante on Sunday, with Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema missing through hamstring injuries Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will start as a striker for Real Madrid's clash against Levante at Ciutat de Valencia. Both Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain have been suffering from hamstring problems, and the Portuguese coach will shift ...Full Story »

Karim Benzema believes he still has the backing of boss Jose Mourinho

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2012 by Sky Sport

Karim Benzema: Confident of Real Madrid stay Karim Benzema is confident he retains the support of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho despite admitting his frustration at a lack of playing time at the Spanish champions. Benzema has shown only flashes of his potential since moving to the Bernabeu from Lyon in July 2009, and continues to share the starting role in attack with Argentina international...Full Story »

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