He enjoyed an impressive debut season with Los Blancos, scoring 13 goals in 29 LaLiga appearances, though he fell out of favour when Zidane took charge and signed for Bayern – then coached by Ancelotti – on a two-year loan in 2017.
The attacking midfielder had a remarkable World Cup in 2014, where he was awarded the golden boot for scoring 6 goals. His performances were rewarded with a dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu from AS Monaco for a transfer fee of £63 Million, which made him one of the most expensive players at that time.
After winning last year’s La Liga title with a relentless final sprint, Real Madrid are betting on practically the same group of players as they seek to successfully defend a domestic crown for the first time since 2008. With their finances squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic and their squad already well rounded, Real have had […]
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) November 25, 2018 La Real pushed hard for an equaliser in the second half and twice thought they had it. Unal, on as a substitute, rifled home on the hour but Villa, standing offside and close to the goalkeeper, was judged to be interfering with play.
The game was originally scheduled to take place on Monday but was moved to the weekend after a scheduling dispute between the Spanish league and the Spanish soccer federation, which is against playing matches on Mondays and Fridays. Friday’s game between Granada and Athletic Bilbao also was moved to the weekend.
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) December 22, 2019 But the season hiatus put paid to that and Lewandowski was fit to return when the campaign resumed, with the Pole typically lethal since. But that doesn’t take away from the fact Zirkzee is Bayern’s third-youngest Bundesliga goalscorer, as he lays the groundwork for a potential breakthrough season in […]
Messi, 33, revealed last Friday in an interview with Goal.com that he was staying at Barca for the coming season as he did not wish to face a court case with the club where he has spent his entire career over a disputed release clause in his contract.
– Emiliano Martinez looks set to leave Arsenal. Goal reports the goalkeeper is close to a £20million move to Aston Villa with a deal to be finalised in the coming days. Martinez has been at Arsenal since 2010.
When all clubs do return, Barcelona and Messi likely will attract most of the attention after the Argentina great tried to leave but then changed his mind to avoid a legal battle with the Catalan club. Messi’s first appearance won’t happen until the end of the month as Barcelona’s matches in the first and second […]
Back in the league on Sunday after long absences, Pellegrini’s Real Betis won 1-0 at Alavés thanks to a stoppage-time goal from substitute Cristian Tello, while Emery’s Villarreal couldn’t get more than a 1-1 draw at home against promoted Huesca.