Ronaldinho: the born entertainer who brought joy to football

Brazilian World Cup winner and former Barcelona forward Ronaldinho has retired from football at the age of 37. Here Joel Sked pays homage to one of the game’s great entertainers… Football is largely about endurance, about suffering. Because otherwise, what’s the point? But every so often a player comes along radiating joy. A player who …

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Arsenal make offer for Barcelona midfielder as long-term Mesut Ozil replacement

ARSENAL have made an offer for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to reports in Spain. Rafinha has struggled to make an impact at Barcelona after falling out of favour with previous managers and struggling with injuries. The 24-year-old is yet to make a single appearance for the Catalan side this season due to an ongoing knee …

Cristiano Ronaldo robbed me: Frank Ribery makes bizarre claim about Real Madrid star

BAYERN MUNICH star Frank Ribery has made a bizarre claim that he was robbed by Cristiano Ronaldo. The two attackers were lighting up world football back in 2013 and both had a chance to win the Ballon d’Or come the end of the year. Real Madrid’s Ronaldo scooped the award for only his second time …

Real Madrid close to sensational transfer deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

REAL MADRID are closing in on a sensational deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez with the player determined to return to Spain, according to reports. Real Madrid have emerged as potential suitors for Sanchez with the player’s Arsenal contract expiring at the end of the season. The Chile international nearly left the north London side …

Revealed: what Cristiano Ronaldo told Real Madrid teammates after Barça blow

Real Madrid’s 3-0 home defeat to Barcelona has been a huge blow for the campaign of the Merengues who are now 14 points away from the top of the table. Even if Zinedine Zidane’s side have one match in hand, it seems complicated for the Merengues to get back on track and become credible La …

Real Madrid get major Clasico boost as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to full training with squad ahead of Saturday’s clash with Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo missed training this week after a calf injury in Club World Cup He had trained alone on Wednesday and Thursday but was back on Friday Real Madrid host Barcelona looking to slash the 11-point deficit in La Liga Real Madrid have received a huge boost ahead of Saturday's Clasico after Cristiano Ronaldoreturned to …

Real Madrid in advanced talks to sign Chelsea star next year – report

Real Madrid are in “advanced” negotiations to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea next summer, according to reports in Spain. Spanish outlet Diario Gol, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the Spanish giants have already opened talks with Chelsea and are getting closer to agreeing a deal to land the 26-year-old attacker. The …

Real Madrid transfer news: Perez says NO to January signings, Asensio wants out, and more – 18th December 2017

A look at today's significant transfer news, rumours and updates related to Real Madrid Real Madrid won't sign any players in January In a rather surprising change of stance, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has denied any possibilities of signing new players in the January transfer window, reports Marca. Perez was speaking following Real Madrid's …

Zidane can’t explain Real Madrid’s struggles

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his side's patience and refused to criticize his misfiring forwards after they struggled past Al Jazira 2-1 in Wednesday's Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi. The opening 40 minutes saw Madrid take 17 shots, and have two goals disallowed, before Dubai-based Al Jazira took the lead. Even after …