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Chelsea FC 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso lift Chelsea to comfortable win over Brighton

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by PA28 hits

Alvaro Morata returned from suspension to ignite Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League victory over Brighton at Stamford Bridge. Morata was unavailable for the goalless draw at Everton three days previously but his firepower inspired the champions following a lifeless first half that saw a number of fine chances wasted. It was a familiar sight that broke the deadlock as the Spain striker combined wit...Full Story »

Alonso demands 'clinical' Chelsea after 'very disappointing' Everton draw

Posted Monday, December 25, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com56 hits

Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger want the champions to respond swiftly to their setback at Everton. Marcos Alonso has called for Chelsea to be more clinical as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw with Everton. The champions dominated Saturday's Premier League clash at Goodison Park but failed to make the most of their opportunities against Sam Allardyce's diligent ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 0 Southampton: Alonso scores winner for clock-watching Conte

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA37 hits

Time was on Chelsea's side as Marcos Alonso's free-kick earned a 1-0 Premier League win over Southampton. Antonio Conte says time is running out in the title pursuit, even if Manchester City slip up, and said the clear leaders had been lucky with late goals. But the Blues benefited at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, as more than the advertised minimum two minutes of first-half stoppage time had...Full Story »

Fernando Alonso: Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by Marca.com72 hits

Even Formula 1 stars are wading into the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi argument, with Fernando Alonso throwing his weight behind the Real Madrid star. The McLaren man is a huge football fan and is a big supporter of Los Blancos, being officially presented as an honorary member of the club this year, despite actually being bestowed with that title in 2012. Due to his scheduling problems, he ...Full Story »

Zidane, Del Piero, Xabi Alonso and Kaka meet in Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by Marca.com56 hits

Football legends Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Xabi Alonso and Kaka got together in Russia for the presentation of the new ball for the 2018 World Cup. Former Milan and Real Madrid trequartista, Kaka, posted a snapshot of the former superstars on Twitter, with a comment "Does anyone want to play a friendly game?" All know what it is like to win a World Cup and also a Champions Leagu...Full Story »

Xabi Alonso Announces His Post-Retirement Plans

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by thesportbible.com51 hits

Xabi Alonso, the suavest man in football, has announced his post-retirement plans in what he calls the "next step in the career". The 35-year old called time on his glittering career earlier this year, celebrating his retirement with a third and final Bundesliga title win with Bayern Munich. And having regularly been tipped as someone who has the potential to become a manager in the game, he ...Full Story »

Real Madrid to make Fernando Alonso an honorary member

Posted Sunday, September 03, 2017 by Marca.com43 hits

A special event will take place in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu next Monday, as Real Madrid name Fernando Alonso as their newest honorary member. The Formula One driver is a keen fan of Los Blancos and his support will now be formally recognised, following on from the gesture made after the Cardiff Champions League final when he was gifted a section of the net. The ceremony will take place...Full Story »

Alonso: Chelsea needed the Spurs win

Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by foxsportsasia.com37 hits

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso was delighted to score a brace against Tottenham and secure a much-needed Premier League victory for his side on Sunday. The Spaniard opened the scoring for the defending champions in the 24th minute with a curling free-kick into the top corner, and after an own-goal levelled matters, he sneaked in a winner in the 88th minute. Alonso admitted the Blues needed t...Full Story »


Posted Monday, August 21, 2017 by Goal.com56 hits

Marcos Alonso's hit an 88th-minute winner having also stunned Wembley with a brilliant free-kick in Chelsea's 2-1 win against Tottenham. Chelsea got their Premier League title defence up and running amid late drama as Marcos Alonso proved to be an unlikely two-goal hero in the 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley.Last weekend's shock opening-day loss at home to Burnley – a match where captai...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 Chelsea: Marcos Alonso helps Chelsea recover from defeat by downing Spurs at Wembley

Posted Sunday, August 20, 2017 by PA66 hits

Chelsea responded to the humiliating start to their title defence by extending Tottenham's Wembley woe with a 2-1 victory in the first Premier League clash at the national stadium. Marcos Alonso scored twice for the visitors as Antonio Conte's men, crowned champions in May, recovered from their opening home loss to Burnley. Alonso's first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Michy Batshuayi's...Full Story »

Former Real Madrid players reunite at Alonso and Arbeloa's retirement party

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Marca.com103 hits

Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa have both hung up their boots this summer and they celebrated their retirement from football with some former Real Madrid teammates. Raul Albiol and Jose Callejon were among those to join in the celebrations, and they did so along with their partners. Arbeloa shared a photo of the group on social media, along with the caption "friends", while Alonso's partner ...Full Story »

Xabi Alonso's goodbye letter to Arbeloa: Always in my team

Posted Sunday, June 25, 2017 by Marca.com104 hits

For me, speaking about Alvaro Arbeloa isn't just a case of speaking about a teammate, but one of speaking about life and a friend, one with capital letters and a lifelong one. Now that he is saying goodbye to football it's inevitable that I think back to the start, when we met each other at Anfield. He arrived at Liverpool quietly, away from the noise of the spotlight. He won over the dressi...Full Story »

Daddy Cool: Xabi Alonso's Suavest Moments

Posted Sunday, May 21, 2017 by Marca.com48 hits

Spain's finest midfielder/fashion icon Xabi Alonso smoulderingly good looking career has come to an end and we couldn't be more upset about it. OK, on the one hand, perhaps having his weekday afternoons and weekends free will allow the brilliant Basque bastard to finally get to work as a freelance features writer for Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, start a blog devoted to ranking each of Wes And...Full Story »

Bayern Munich 4 - 1 SC Freiburg: Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso sign off in style as champions Bayern beat Freiburg

Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017 by PA64 hits

Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso received standing ovations as Bayern Munich sent two of modern football's great maestros into retirement on a winning note. Full-back Lahm, 33, captained Bayern for the last time in a 4-1 Bundesliga victory over Freiburg, almost 15 years on from his debut for the club. In doing so, Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning skipper achieved his 250th, and last, win in the B...Full Story »

Guardiola labels Alonso 'one of the best midfielders ever'

Posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com83 hits

Pep Guardiola has described Xabi Alonso as one of the best midfielders he has ever seen after the Bayern Munich player confirmed his impending retirement. Alonso, 35, will end his career at the conclusion of the season following his announcement on Thursday. Manchester City boss Guardiola brought Alonso to Bayern in 2014 and spent two seasons coaching the former Liverpool and Real Madrid sta...Full Story »

Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea: Alonso scores twice as Costa-less Blues go seven clear

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Goal.com34 hits

  Antonio Conte's men did not let the absence of their star striker affect them as they eased to three points at the King Power Stadium on Saturday Diego Costa's absence had little impact on Chelsea's title tilt as Marcos Alonso's double saw them restore their seven-point advantage at the Premier League summit with a 3-0 win over Leicester City. The Spain striker, rumoured to be the target of ...Full Story »

Xabi Alonso showcases watch collection

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016 by Marca.com103 hits

An icon both on and off the pitch, Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has opened the doors of his house to showcase one of his most precious and unique treasures: his box of watches. IWC, Audemars Piguet, Panerai and Franck Muller are among just some of the names in this vast collection, which boasts models suited for all occasions such as formal gatherings, athletic tasks and for general d...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid vs Bayern Munich - Alonso not eyeing revenge against Atletico Madrid

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by PA58 hits

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso insists his side will not be motivated by revenge when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League for the second time in five months on Wednesday. Bayern's dreams of a sixth European Cup title were brought to an end by Atletico at the semi-final stage last season, the German heavyweights tumbling out on away goals despite winning the second leg 2-1 at...Full Story »

Chelsea are set to sign Fiorentina Marcos Alonso

Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by squawka.com285 hits

Chelsea are set to sign left-back Marcos Alonso from Serie A side Fiorentina, according to reports. Blues boss Antonio Conte is thought to be keen on adding another signing to his squad and his defensive options are reportedly set to be bolstered. The charismatic manager has already added N'Golo Kante from Leicester City and Michy Batshuayi from Marseille to his squad and reports suggest tha...Full Story »

Alonso pays tribute to Zidane

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by Foxsports.com48 hits

FC Bayern München's influential midfielder, Xabi Alonso, has revealed that Zinedine Zidane has had the biggest impact upon his playing career. The 34-year-old believes Zidane's name needs to be mentioned when it comes to the discussion about which players deserve to be thought of as the greatest of all time. Zidane, the current manager of Real Madrid, enjoyed a glittering career in which ...Full Story »

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