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8 hrs ago | BleacherReport
The Champions League group stage gets underway this week, as 32 teams set off on the long road toward next June's final in Berlin. The usual suspects will have strong ambitions of following in Real Madrid's footsteps and becoming champions of Europe, but there are bound to be a number of surprises and upsets along the way.
13 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson
Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.
14 hrs ago | A Different League
Does it take a management genius to see that Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas would improve a team, as Jose Mourinho spotted when sizing up his Chelsea squad following last season's third-place Premier League finish? Mourinho moved quickly for the pair when the campaign came to a close, with Fabregas confirmed as a Chelsea player on the eve of the World Cup and Costa, a long-running deal that threatened to become a saga, wrapped up on July 1. Costa grabbed the headlines with his performance for the Blues as Swansea City came to Stamford Bridge and left with a bit of a thumping. The former Atletico Madrid striker claimed a hat-trick, having netted a brace in his last club appearance, against Everton.
Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they were beaten 2-1 at home by champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Stuttering Real Madrid lost in the derby as La Liga titleholders Atletico Madrid gained a modicum of revenge for their Champions League final defeat while Manchester United are up and running even if Paris St Germain are yet to hit their stride.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Brazilian captain Neymar have both heaped praise on Lionel Messi by labelling the Argentine the best player in the world. Real Madrid new boy Javier Hernandez became the latest player to wade into the Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate shortly after sealing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, however Neymar and Enrique have both backed the Barcelona man.
Spanish speaking footballers such as Christiano Ronaldo are increasing the popularity of the language and encouraging more people to learn Rowley Poleys Indoor Play Centre, at Floor One, Wellholme Garage, Bradford Road, will host the La Jolie Ronde Spanish classes for children aged five to eight from next Monday, September 15, starting at 4.30pm. The gym will be open earlier for children to play and meal deals will also be available.
There is no denying it: Munir El Haddadi is the next big thing at Barcelona. The Masia graduate is already turning heads at the tender age of 19, and it looks like his future is set at Camp Nou.
New Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been voted one of the favourites for this season's Golden Boot award by the French public. New Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been voted one of the favourites to land this season's Golden Boot award in a poll conducted by the French publication Le10sport.
The Real Madrid star is the most expensive player in this year's free-to-play game after amassing over 100 points last season as he led the Spanish giants to La Decima Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational performances in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League helped Real Madrid claim La Decima - and also resulted in success for his fantasy football managers. Ronaldo's astonishing goalscoring record of 17 goals in 11 matches saw him amass an incredible 104 points for players of the official UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football game last season - 35 more than the next best performer.
As Daniel Alves is linked with a move to Manchester United , here are five reasons why the Barcelona defender would be a fantastic signing for the club. According to the Daily Express , Louis Van Gaal is ready to lure Barcelona wing-back Dani Alves to the Premier League on a short-term deal for the 2015/2016 season.
Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. The two-week international break affected Barcelona less than some of its rivals, as Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi were not called up to play for their respective national teams.
MADRID: Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while substitute Neymar struck twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win against visiting Athletic Bilbao. In their last league outing Real let slip a two-goal lead and lost 4-2 at Real Sociedad at the end of August and it was another disappointing display from the European champions, who have just spent heavily to bolster their star-studded squad.
Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from substitute Neymar saw Barcelona beat a resilient Athletic Bilbao side 2-0 to pick up a third consecutive win and stay top of the Primera Division. Ernesto Valverde's side had produced a disciplined performance at the Nou Camp and looked to be heading for a point until a moment of brilliance from Messi released Neymar, who broke the deadlock with nine minutes remaining.
The two Barcelona superstars linked up twice on Saturday to help Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, 2-0. Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Another stunning pass from De Marcos! He bends one in behind from the right but Aduriz lacks the pace to collect it inside the box. Good vision from the converted right-back nonetheless.
With the release of the new FIFA 2015 just around the corner, pictures have been released of former Liverpool ace Luis Suarez biting new Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic. Following the release of the FIFA 2015 trial game for those that can't wait to get their mittens on the real deal, an astonishing image of former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez biting new Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic has gone viral.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:01 pm
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