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Jose Mourinho maintains poker face over Madrid future speculation

Poker face: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho keeps his cards close to his chest over whether he will leave the club for pastures new.
Poker face: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho keeps his cards close to his chest over whether he will leave the club for pastures new.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is at the heart of a speculation storm surrounding his future as a football manager, but the man who has tasted success at every club he has taken charge of is keeping his cards close to his chest about whether he will leave the La Liga giants in the coming months. Continue reading Jose Mourinho maintains poker face over Madrid future speculation

Champions League: Valencia beat Lille but finish second in Group F after Bayern crush Borisov

Ball control: Valencia beat Lille 1-0 in their final Champions League Group F match, but qualify as runner-up as Bayern Munich beat BATE Borisov.
Ball under control: Valencia beat Lille 1-0 in their final Champions League Group F match, but qualify as runner-up as Bayern Munich beat BATE Borisov.

Valencia were forced to settle for second place in Group F despite their 1-0 victory away to Lille in Wednesday night’s Champions League group stage finale. Continue reading Champions League: Valencia beat Lille but finish second in Group F after Bayern crush Borisov

Bad night for Barca as Lionel Messi gets stretchered off in goalless draw

The biggest fear for any Barcelona fan is the sight of Lionel Messi being carried off the pitch injured, but at least La Liga defenders will get a good night's sleep for once.
The biggest fear for any Barcelona fan is the sight of Lionel Messi being carried off the pitch injured, but at least La Liga defenders across Spain will get a good night’s sleep for once.

Lionel Messi fell down in pain and had to be carried off the pitch in a stretcher after colliding with the Benfica goalkeeper in Barcelona’s goalless draw in the final Champions League game in Group G. Continue reading Bad night for Barca as Lionel Messi gets stretchered off in goalless draw

Ernesto Valverde faces tricky Champions League trip to Lille in first game in charge of struggling Spanish side Valencia

Ernesto Valverde faces a tricky trip to Lille as he attempts to guide Valencia to first place in Champions League Group F in his first game in charge of the La Liga club.
Ernesto Valverde faces a tricky trip to Lille as he attempts to guide Valencia to first place in Champions League Group F in his first game in charge of the La Liga club.

Ernesto Valverde faces his first test as manager of Valencia as he leads the La Liga club into their final group game in the Champions League against Lille tonight, and the pressure will be less intense for the new boss as his side have already secured at least second place in Group F. Continue reading Ernesto Valverde faces tricky Champions League trip to Lille in first game in charge of struggling Spanish side Valencia

Barca rest stars for Benfica battle but do include Messi who could equal goal-scoring record for a calender year

Many of Barcelona's first-team stars are missing for tonight's final group game against Benfica, but Lionel Messi has been included in the squad as he hunts down Gerd Muller's record for goals scored in a calender year.
Many of Barcelona’s first-team stars are rested for tonight’s final group game against Benfica, but Lionel Messi has been included in the squad as he hunts down Gerd Muller’s record for goals scored in a calender year.

Benfica visit the Camp Nou tonight desperate to get a result against La Liga giants Barcelona and clinch a spot in the next round of the Champions League at the expense of Group G rivals Celtic. Continue reading Barca rest stars for Benfica battle but do include Messi who could equal goal-scoring record for a calender year

Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win

Real Madrid's young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.
Real Madrid’s young contingent played their part, but it was Ronaldo and other familiar names who made the score-sheet in the 4-1 victory over Ajax in the final game in Group D.

Real Madrid eased to victory in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday, beating Ajax 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and manager Jose Mourinho was impressed by what he saw from some of the young academy players who he fielded in the game. Continue reading Real thumping as Madrid’s young guns impress Mourinho in Ajax win