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Coupe de France: Lens end Epinal cup run (Feb 28, 2013 22:15 GMT)
Giant-killing Epinal's spirited run in the Coupe de France came to an end in the last-16 as the third-tier outfit were defeated 2-0 at Lens.
El Shaarawy pens new AC Milan contract (Feb 28, 2013 16:26 GMT)
Stephan El Shaarawy has signed a new contract with AC Milan running until June 2018.
Hamburg 'keeper Adler reveals Facebook fraud (Feb 28, 2013 14:13 GMT)
Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler has revealed his Facebook page was hacked and misused to sell counterfeit tickets and shirts.
Ibiza cops catch Benzema speeding at 134 mph (Feb 28, 2013 13:53 GMT)
Spanish police say Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was caught speeding at more than 60 mph over the limit.
Real and Barca set to make changes (Feb 28, 2013 13:27 GMT)
Real Madrid and Barcelona are both expected to make changes to their starting XIs for Saturday's La Liga Clasico at the Bernabeu, with Madrid's Jose Callejon and Luka Modric possibly coming in, and Barca's David Villa and Javier Mascherano in
Cannavaro confident Napoli can beat Juventus (Feb 28, 2013 12:23 GMT)
Fabio Cannavaro believes his former team Juventus are beatable and that his hometown club Napoli have nothing to fear when the two sides meet on Friday night.
Robben thrilled with 'dream' goal (Feb 28, 2013 12:06 GMT)
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has hailed his DFB-Pokal quarter-final match-winner against Borussia Dortmund as a "dream" goal.
Juanfran: Drop Martins if he is not committed (Feb 28, 2013 12:00 GMT)
Levante defender Juanfran Garcia has suggested that want-away striker Obafemi Martins should not play in Saturday's Primera Division city-derby against Valencia as he only wants players "100% committed" to the club in the game.
Marseille owner angered by sale talk (Feb 28, 2013 11:12 GMT)
Marseille owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus says she has no intention of selling Ligue 1's third-placed club and slammed former club president Bernard Tapie as a "false friend" of Marseille after his outspoken comments over the weekend.
Real Madrid 'asked to delay Benzema speeding case' (Feb 28, 2013 11:08 GMT)
Real Madrid reportedly persuaded the Spanish legal authorities to postpone a speeding case against Karim Benzema so the striker would be free to play Tuesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Gattuso claims first win as Sion boss (Feb 28, 2013 10:57 GMT)
Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has won his first game in charge of Swiss side FC Sion.
Jordan Lukaku catches AC Milan's eye at youth tournament (Feb 28, 2013 10:52 GMT)
AC Milan have been impressed by Anderlecht defender Jordan Lukaku, admits Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani.
Europol: France not under suspicion (Feb 28, 2013 10:08 GMT)
France is not one of the countries where matches are suspected of having been fixed, Europol's head of serious and organised crime has assured the president of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).
First XI: Cup final thrashings (Feb 28, 2013 10:01 GMT)
After Swansea's demolition of Bradford in the League Cup, we select a First XI cup final trouncings.
Becks sceptics won over (Feb 28, 2013 09:05 GMT)
David Beckham's full Paris Saint-Germain debut in the Coupe de France victory over arch-rivals Marseille won over the media doubters who felt the former England captain had only been signed for marketing reasons.
Falcao relishing Madrid derby Copa final (Feb 28, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao admits the Copa del Rey is an "important" part of the club's season as they set up a clash with Real Madrid in the final.
Beckham 'feels at home' at PSG (Feb 28, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham insists he feels "at home" in Ligue 1 after he turned in a sparkling full debut during Wednesday night's Coupe de France 2-0 win against Marseille.
Altidore heroics help AZ stun Ajax in Dutch Cup (Feb 28, 2013 03:03 GMT)
Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar stunned Ajax Wednesday to set up a clash with PSV Eindhoven in the KNVB Beker final.
Coupe de France: St Etienne ease past Lille (Feb 27, 2013 22:37 GMT)
St Etienne have overcome Ligue 1 rivals Lille to secure their progression to the Coupe de France quarter-finals with a 3-2 win at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Tuesday.
DFB-Pokal: Late show sees Freiburg past Mainz (Feb 27, 2013 22:16 GMT)
Freiburg have progressed to the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal courtesy of a 3-2 win over a 10-man Mainz.
DFB Pokal: Bayern keep Treble dream alive (Feb 27, 2013 22:05 GMT)
Bayern Munich stayed on course for a domestic double by edging out Borussia Dortmund in the DFK Pokal quarter-finals.
Coupe de France: PSG make progress (Feb 27, 2013 21:51 GMT)
David Beckham made his full debut for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat Marseille 2-0 in the Coupe de France.
Udinese impressed by Vydra form at Watford (Feb 27, 2013 16:28 GMT)
Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin is convinced on-loan striker Matej Vydra will have a bright future with the club when he returns from Watford.
Garde: Briand still has Lyon role to play (Feb 27, 2013 16:28 GMT)
Remi Garde has insisted Jimmy Briand can still play a part in Lyon's push for the Ligue 1 title, adding the French international has not been frozen out of his squad.
PSV forward Lens gets 3-match ban for brawl (Feb 27, 2013 15:00 GMT)
PSV Eindhoven forward Jeremain Lens has been given a three-match ban for getting into a post-game shoving match with Joris Mathijsen after Feyenoord beat his club 2-1 over the weekend.
De Jong targets early return (Feb 27, 2013 14:15 GMT)
Messi misses training but should face Real (Feb 27, 2013 14:11 GMT)
Lionel Messi missed Barcelona training on Wednesday morning after complaining of feeling unwell after the 3-1 Copa del Rey defeat to Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.
Lens banned for three matches after sparking brawl (Feb 27, 2013 13:11 GMT)
The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) have handed PSV Eindhoven striker Jeremain Lens a three-match ban after starting a fight in the tunnel with Joris Mathijsen following a league match against Feyenoord on Sunday.
Messi skips Barca training session with fever (Feb 27, 2013 13:07 GMT)
Lionel Messi has a fever and did not attend Wednesday's scheduled training session.
Rayo deny their involvement in sabotage arrests (Feb 27, 2013 12:18 GMT)
Rayo Vallecano have officially denied that the club are behind the arrests of 13 of their 'Bukaneros' fans in connection with the floodlight sabotage which caused the postponement of September's La Liga game against Real Madrid.
Rosell: Roura will continue as stand-in coach (Feb 27, 2013 11:47 GMT)
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says that recent painful defeats to AC Milan in the Champions League and Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey will not lead to a change in the club's current unusual coaching situation, which sees Tito Vilanova managing t
Martinez: Bayern want Dortmund revenge (Feb 27, 2013 11:21 GMT)
Javi Martinez believes Wednesday's DFB-Pokal quarter-final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund has a "revenge feel to it".
Casillas and Ronaldo primed for big week (Feb 27, 2013 10:59 GMT)
Following Real Madrid's emphatic win at the Camp Nou, Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo are looking ahead to a huge week in the club's season which sees them take on Barcelona again at the weekend before they travel to face Manchester United in the
Juve boss Conte faces match-fixing questioning (Feb 27, 2013 10:13 GMT)
Juventus coach Antonio Conte is set to be questioned for the second time about his involvement in the Italian match-fixing scandal next month.
Ancelotti: Ibrahimovic hecklers 'brave' (Feb 27, 2013 10:12 GMT)
Carlo Ancelotti has called a group of Paris Saint-Germain fans "brave" for heckling Zlatan Ibrahimovic during last weekend's Ligue 1 Classique with Marseille while sporting director Leonardo wants "a Champions League public" to match the club'
Varane pinching himself over meteoric rise (Feb 27, 2013 09:29 GMT)
Having developed from promising starlet into Real Madrid first-teamer in the past 18 months, Raphael Varane says he can scarcely believe his rapid ascent.
Mario Balotelli orders life-sized statue of himself (Feb 27, 2013 08:34 GMT)
Mario Balotelli has added to his reputation for the extreme by commissioning a life-sized statue of himself to be made for his home in Brescia.
Roura: Barcelona lacked 'wisdom' (Feb 27, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Jordi Roura has bemoaned his side's lack of "wisdom" as the Catalan club crashed out of the Copa del Rey semi-finals at home to arch-rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Ramos hails Madrid's Ronaldo as world's best (Feb 26, 2013 22:53 GMT)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player on the planet after the Portugal international's two goals helped his side to a 3-1 Copa del Rey victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Ronaldo rampant as Real burns Barca (Feb 26, 2013 22:15 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to lead Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at Barcelona on Tuesday and secure a spot in the Copa del Rey final.
Reading announce link-up with Galatasaray (Feb 26, 2013 19:51 GMT)
Reading have announced that they have agreed a link-up with Galatasaray.
Toronto's Torsten Frings announces retirement (Feb 26, 2013 16:07 GMT)
Former Germany midfielder Torsten Frings has retired from professional football, his club Toronto FC have confirmed.
Jeunechamp year-long ban reduced to six months (Feb 26, 2013 16:04 GMT)
Montpellier defender Cyril Jeunechamp has had his year-long ban from football reduced to six months, with a further six months suspended.
Barcelona confirms interest in signing Neymar (Feb 26, 2013 15:47 GMT)
Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Tuesday his club will be ready to sign Neymar whenever the Brazil striker decides he wants to leave Santos.
UEFA halt Evian attempts to play in Geneva (Feb 26, 2013 15:41 GMT)
UEFA have told Evian they will not be able to play stage Ligue 1 games in the Swiss city of Geneva as the club's search for a permanent, state-of-the-art home continues.
Real Madrid trio fit for Copa del Rey Clasico (Feb 26, 2013 15:13 GMT)
Real Madrid travelled to Barcelona for Tuesday's Copa Clasico semi-final second leg without defenders Raul Albiol and Marcelo, while Barca reported no new injury concerns after training on Tuesday morning.
Calderon: Mourinho likely to leave Real for PSG (Feb 26, 2013 14:57 GMT)
Jose Mourinho is likely to swap Real Madrid for Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to former Bernabeu president Ramon Calderon.
Inter fined for racist chants against Balotelli (Feb 26, 2013 14:22 GMT)
Inter Milan has been fined $79,800 after a section of fans directed racist chants and banners toward AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.
Beckham set to start against Marseille (Feb 26, 2013 13:50 GMT)
David Beckham will make his first start for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday after Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the former England captain will be in his starting line-up to face Marseille in the Coupe de France.
PSG to start Beckham vs. Marseille in Cup (Feb 26, 2013 13:46 GMT)
David Beckham will make his first start for Paris Saint- Germain in Wednesday's Cup de France last-16 tie with Marseille, coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
Inter fined for Balotelli abuse in Milan derby (Feb 26, 2013 13:25 GMT)
Inter Milan have been fined €50,000 for their fans' abuse of AC Milan's Mario Balotelli during their Serie A game on Sunday evening.
Susaeta believes Athletic Bilbao can escape trouble (Feb 26, 2013 13:20 GMT)
Athletic Bilbao winger Markel Susaeta admits to fearing the worst about the current nightmare season, but says his side are capable of turning things around.
Muller: Bayern are ready for Dortmund (Feb 26, 2013 12:19 GMT)
Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller believes his side will be taking on Borussia Dortmund at "just the right time" when the two clubs meet in this week's DFB-Pokal quarter-final.
Roma set deadline for Sheikh to buy stake (Feb 26, 2013 12:04 GMT)
Muntari praises Balotelli's newfound maturity (Feb 26, 2013 11:59 GMT)
Sully Muntari has praised AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli for his maturity after being subjected to racist abuse by Inter fans during Sunday's Milan derby.
Tassotti: Zlatan victim of own success (Feb 26, 2013 11:39 GMT)
AC Milan legend Mauro Tassotti believes David Beckham's arrival to steal the spotlight at PSG is not responsible for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's recent drop in form, insisting the the Sweden striker is simply suffering because expectations of his scoring ab
Magath unsure of Guardiola appointment (Feb 26, 2013 11:36 GMT)
Former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath is sceptical about Pep Guardiola's chances of outdoing current boss Jupp Heynckes.
UEFA charge Lazio (Feb 26, 2013 11:14 GMT)
UEFA has charged Lazio fans with offences of a racist nature for the fourth time this season, with the club now facing the prospect of playing a Europa League tie behind closed doors.
Willian: I'll justify price tag at Anzhi (Feb 26, 2013 11:14 GMT)
Anzhi Makhachkala striker Willian is confident he will produce performances worthy of the £30 million transfer fee the club paid Shakhtar Donetsk for his services in January.
Maradona back in Naples for tax evasion case (Feb 26, 2013 10:43 GMT)
Diego Maradona has returned to Italy for the first time in eight years to clear his name in a tax evasion case the Italian authorities say is worth more than $50 million.
Cesc: Messi to answer Real on pitch (Feb 26, 2013 10:36 GMT)
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that team-mate Lionel Messi will answer recent criticism from Real Madrid winger Jose Callejon and the Madrid media on the pitch during Tuesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at the Camp Nou.
Szabolcs Huszti injured after scoring penalty (Feb 26, 2013 10:00 GMT)
Hannover midfielder Szabolcs Huszti has been ruled out for several weeks after suffering a thigh injury while taking a penalty at the weekend.
McClaren parts company with Twente (Feb 26, 2013 08:33 GMT)
Steve McClaren has parted company with Dutch club FC Twente.
Mazzarri confident of title challenge (Feb 26, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri believes his side is still well poised to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title this season, despite the current league leaders maintaining a six-point gap over their nearest rivals.
Brassell: In sun or snow, North-West is best (Feb 26, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Andy Brassell pays tribute to North-West Germany as it undergoes a period of profound change.
Conte slams jeering Juventus fans (Feb 25, 2013 22:37 GMT)
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has criticised his side's supporters after a large section of the home crowd were heard jeering during Sunday's 3-0 win over Siena.
Napoli fails to close on Juve in scoreless draw (Feb 25, 2013 22:36 GMT)
Gareth Bale scored yet another brilliant last-gasp winner to move Tottenham up to third after beating West Ham 3-2 on Monday night at a cracking London derby at Upton Park.
Reyes: Copa del Rey can rescue Sevilla's season (Feb 25, 2013 20:45 GMT)
Jose Antonio Reyes says Sevilla can save their season by seeing off Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.
Spanish clubs in danger if TV money slows (Feb 25, 2013 17:29 GMT)
Spanish league vice-president Javier Tebas has warned that clubs could disappear in the coming months - with Deportivo La Coruna one of those in most danger - if television revenues are not kept flowing as agreed.
Ambrosini: Milan days may be numbered (Feb 25, 2013 16:54 GMT)
AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini says he will understand if his career with the club comes to an end this summer.
Roma's Pjanic sets sights on reaching UCL (Feb 25, 2013 16:53 GMT)
Roma's Miralem Pjanic insists the Giallorossi can qualify for the Champions League next season despite lying eighth in Serie A.
Bulgaria introduces new anti-racism rules (Feb 25, 2013 16:20 GMT)
The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has given match delegates the power to abandon league games in the event of racist behaviour by fans.
Inter may be fined over Balotelli 'abuse' (Feb 25, 2013 15:54 GMT)
Serie A officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss sanctions against Inter Milan following allegations of racial abuse being directed at AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli at the weekend.
Mourinho: I am learning from Barcelona (Feb 25, 2013 15:40 GMT)
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho claims he has learned a sporting lesson from Barcelona and is not going to talk about referees ahead of Tuesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at the Camp Nou.
Gattuso takes over as player-manager at FC Sion (Feb 25, 2013 15:23 GMT)
Swiss side FC Sion have appointed Gennaro Gattuso as their player-manager, following the demotion of former boss Victor Munoz.
Barca's Roura hoping for fair Clasico (Feb 25, 2013 14:49 GMT)
Barcelona stand-in coach Jordi Roura says he hopes Real Madrid's physical approach stays within the laws of the game in Tuesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg at the Camp Nou.
Beckenbauer: Only a meteorite can stop Bayern (Feb 25, 2013 14:00 GMT)
Franz Beckenbauer believes only the intervention of a meteorite can stop Bayern Munich, 17 points clear at the top of the table with 11 games left, from lifting the Bundesliga title.
Schelotto reveals emotion of derby equaliser (Feb 25, 2013 13:58 GMT)
Ezequiel Schelotto said he cried after scoring the equaliser for Inter in the Milan derby.
Leverkusen offer skipper Rolfes new contract (Feb 25, 2013 13:56 GMT)
Bayer Leverkusen have offered skipper Simon Rolfes a new contract, the club's general manager Rudi Voller has confirmed.
Lyon confident about Ligue 1 title chances (Feb 25, 2013 12:39 GMT)
Lyon remain convinced they can still upset the odds and pip Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title this season.
Beckham PSG debut has France swooning (Feb 25, 2013 11:50 GMT)
David Beckham was the undisputed star of the show as Paris Saint-Germain triumphed in Sunday's Classique against Marseille to remain on course for the Ligue 1 title.
Messi calls for Barcelona improvement (Feb 25, 2013 11:43 GMT)
Lionel Messi believes Barcelona need to "pull themselves together" and not drive themselves crazy thinking about recent below-par performances ahead of Tuesday's Copa Clasico against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.
Chiellini should be fit for Napoli clash despite ankle injury (Feb 25, 2013 10:41 GMT)
Giorgio Chiellini has picked up an ankle injury on his return to action for Juventus but should be available for their trip to Napoli on Friday.
Niang: I can become world's best with Milan (Feb 25, 2013 09:31 GMT)
M'Baye Niang says he has no regrets about turning down a move to the Premier League with Arsenal in order to join AC Milan.
Ball: Camp Nou rehearsal (Feb 25, 2013 08:44 GMT)
Phil Ball visits a snow-dusted Camp Nou as preparations heat up for Barcelona's meeting with Real Madrid.
Conte pleased with summer job links (Feb 25, 2013 08:44 GMT)
Juventus boss Antonio Conte is relishing being linked with summer moves to Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Beckham makes "perfect" PSG debut (Feb 25, 2013 08:00 GMT)
David Beckham reflected back on a "perfect day" after making his Paris St Germain debut in a 2-0 victory over their arch rivals Marseille.
Balotelli subjected to racist taunts - report (Feb 25, 2013 08:00 GMT)
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli was reportedly racially taunted by Inter Milan fans during the 1-1 derby draw, the second incident he has been faced with since returning to the Serie A.
Kaka delighted with return to form (Feb 24, 2013 23:56 GMT)
Kaka has expressed joy at his recent change in fortunes, as the playmaker starred in Real Madrid's 2-1 comeback victory over Deportivo La Coruna.
Balotelli endures racist taunting from Inter fans (Feb 24, 2013 23:52 GMT)
Mario Balotelli of AC Milan was subjected to racial taunts by fans of his former club Sunday, but he kept his composure and held a finger to his mouth to signal for quiet.
Klopp puts Dortmund defenders on notice (Feb 24, 2013 23:19 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has put his defenders on alert after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach, warning they must improve or risk elimination from the German Cup this week.
Allegri regrets not killing Milan derby off (Feb 24, 2013 23:00 GMT)
AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri said he was pleased with his side's performance in the Milan derby but feels they had the chances to kill the game off.
Beckham makes winning debut as PSG coasts (Feb 24, 2013 22:45 GMT)
David Beckham made his Paris St Germain bow Sunday and enjoyed the perfect start as his new side produced a vital 2-0 win in their bid to win the Ligue 1 title.
Ligue 1: PSG retain lead at top of Ligue 1 (Feb 24, 2013 22:39 GMT)
Palermo welcome back Gian Piero Gasperini (Feb 24, 2013 21:44 GMT)
Serie A strugglers Palermo have brought back former head coach Gian Piero Gasperini 20 days after he left the club, following the sacking of Alberto Malesani after just three games.
Dortmund loses more ground with Gladbach tie (Feb 24, 2013 17:38 GMT)
Borussia Monchengladbach shared the points with its namesakes from Dortmund in a 1-1 game of two halves at the Borussia Park Stadion.
Serie A: Juve open up seven-point gap (Feb 24, 2013 17:15 GMT)
Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to seven points thanks to a 3-0 win over Siena, although the visitors made a game of it at the Juventus Stadium.
Inter salvages tie with Milan in derby (Feb 24, 2013 17:12 GMT)
Four days after beating Barcelona, AC Milan's mood was tempered Sunday following a 1-1 draw with Inter in a derby that was a tale of two sharply different halves.
Eredivisie: Feyenoord overcome leaders PSV (Feb 24, 2013 16:04 GMT)
Feyenoord moved third in the Eredivisie table, and within three points of the summit, after coming from behind to beat leaders PSV Eindhoven 2-1.
Heynckes frustrated despite Bayern rout (Feb 24, 2013 11:09 GMT)
In spite of a 6-1 hammering of Werder Bremen, which opened up an 18-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes was not entirely satisfied at the end of his 1,000th Bundesliga game as coach.
Materazzi: Mario can expect "passionate welcome" (Feb 24, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Former Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi believes Inter striker Mario Balotelli can expect a "passionate welcome" when he returns in the colours of cross-town rival AC Milan for Sunday's Milan derby.
Messi scores yet again, rallies Barca (Feb 23, 2013 23:24 GMT)
Lionel Messi scored for the 15th consecutive league game as Barcelona bounced back from its midweek Champions League defeat with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Saturday night.
La Liga: Atletico maintain home record (Feb 23, 2013 23:02 GMT)
Atletico Madrid maintained their 100% home record in the Primera Division this season by beating Espanyol thanks to a first-half Radamel Falcao penalty.
Eredivisie: Loss sees McClaren pressure build (Feb 23, 2013 22:58 GMT)
FC Twente dropped to fifth place after a 2-1 loss at Heerenveen piled the pressure on under-fire boss Steve McClaren.
Ligue 1: St Etienne continue European push (Feb 23, 2013 22:06 GMT)
St Etienne kept the pressure on in the battle for Europe in Ligue 1 as they brushed aside rock-bottom Nancy 3-0 to take all the points from a lively encounter that saw both sides finish with 10 men.
Real needs late goal to top Depor (Feb 23, 2013 21:43 GMT)
Gonzalo Higuain scored an 88th-minute winner as Real Madrid came from a goal down to sneak past a gutsy Deportivo La Coruna side, 2-1 on Saturday.
La Liga: Real snatch win, Barca edge Sevilla (Feb 23, 2013 21:30 GMT)
Gonzalo Higuain scored an 88th-minute winner as Real Madrid came from a goal down to sneak past a gutsy Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 at the Riazor.
Bundesliga: Six of the best for Bayern (Feb 23, 2013 18:19 GMT)
Bayern Munich stretched their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 18 points of Werder Bremen.
Bayern scores 6 on Werder Bremen (Feb 23, 2013 17:00 GMT)
Mario Gomez scored two goals and set up another as Bayern Munich continued its march toward the Bundesliga title with a dominant victory over 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Hesse: A Pröpper impact (Feb 23, 2013 09:22 GMT)
Uli Hesse on the goalscoring feats of the relatively unknown Günter Pröpper in Germany in the 60s and 70s.
La Liga: (Feb 23, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Hannover's Franca diagnosed with tuberculosis (Feb 22, 2013 18:32 GMT)
Hannover midfielder Franca has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, just over a month after joining the German club from Brazilian side Coritiba.
Barca out to 'turn page' on Milan loss (Feb 22, 2013 17:52 GMT)
Barcelona stand-in coach Jordi Roura said his side want to use Saturday's La Liga clash with Sevilla at the Camp Nou to work Wednesday's unexpected 0-2 Champions League defeat at Milan out of their system.
Sheik Al Qaddumi to enter Roma ownership (Feb 22, 2013 15:55 GMT)
Roma has announced a preliminary deal for Sheik Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi to enter its ownership group.
Belhanda: Montpellier have gone soft this season (Feb 22, 2013 15:27 GMT)
Montpellier playmaker Younes Belhanda has admitted he and his Ligue 1-winning team-mates have struggled this season because they have "gone soft" after their title triumph.
I only have to die, Freiburg boss Streich says (Feb 22, 2013 15:24 GMT)
Freiburg boss Christian Streich insists he does not need to concern himself with European qualification ahead of Friday's game with Eintracht Frankfurt as he believes the only thing he, or anyone else, is obliged to deal with is death.
Ronaldo: No divide in dressing room (Feb 22, 2013 13:37 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo has denied claims that there is a Portuguese 'clan' inside the Real Madrid dressing-room.
Milan icon Maldini talks up Montolivo impact (Feb 22, 2013 12:50 GMT)
AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini admits he has been surprised by how Riccardo Montolivo has caught the eye in the Rossoneri midfield.
Lazio chief Lotito plays down Petkovic exit (Feb 22, 2013 12:47 GMT)
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has quashed rumours that manager Vladimir Petkovic could leave the club.
Heynckes set for 1,000th Bundesliga match (Feb 22, 2013 12:45 GMT)
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is set to be involved in his 1,000th Bundesliga game when his side take on Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Elana learnt to live with racism in France (Feb 22, 2013 11:50 GMT)
Lille goalkeeper Steeve Elana has said he would "spend all [his] time in police stations" if he complained every time he was racially abused at football matches in France.
Casillas recovery ahead of schedule (Feb 22, 2013 10:54 GMT)
Iker Casillas says his recovery from a broken bone in his hand is going better than expected and he could be back between the Real Madrid posts as soon as late March.
'Beck'Cam' set up for Beckham PSG debut (Feb 22, 2013 10:46 GMT)
TV channel Canal+ will have a specially-dedicated 'Beck'Cam' at the Ligue 1 Classique between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille on Sunday night to follow David Beckham's every step towards his PSG debut.
Vilanova unlikely to return to Barca bench until April (Feb 22, 2013 10:20 GMT)
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says Tito Vilanova will not be back on the bench for the club's Champions League last 16 second leg against AC Milan at the Camp Nou on March 12.
Dortmund launch second Lewandowski appeal (Feb 22, 2013 08:51 GMT)
Borussia Dormund have lodged a second appeal against the three-match ban handed to striker Robert Lewandowski for his red card against Hamburg.
Swansea's Laudrup plays down Real link (Feb 22, 2013 08:50 GMT)
Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has refused to be drawn on links with Real Madrid as he prepares for the Capital One Cup final but played down his interest in managing an elite club.
ESPN FC Quiniela - Week 25 - European hopes take a hit (Feb 22, 2013 08:00 GMT)
In the latest Quiniela, Eduardo Alvarez assesses the impact of mixed results in Europe for Spanish sides.
Hazard nets late winner for Chelsea (Feb 21, 2013 22:24 GMT)
Eden Hazard saved Chelsea's blushes Thursday with a stoppage-time strike that saw Rafael Benitez's side sneak into the Europa League last 16 at the expense of Sparta Prague, 2-1 on aggregate.
Liverpool's comeback bid falls short (Feb 21, 2013 22:20 GMT)
A Jamie Carragher error ultimately proved costly as Liverpool were edged out of the Europa League despite a fine comeback against Zenit St. Petersburg.
Atletico bows out, Inter through in Europa League (Feb 21, 2013 21:04 GMT)
Defending champion Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Europa League despite a 1-0 away win in the second leg of its last-32 tie with Rubin Kazan at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Dembele rescues Spurs with last-gasp goal (Feb 21, 2013 20:23 GMT)
Tottenham's difficult week in Lyon ended on a dramatic high after Mousa Dembele fired his team into the last 16 of the Europa League with a stunning last-minute strike.
Ligue 1 preview: Marseille bigger than PSG, Ayew (Feb 21, 2013 18:43 GMT)
Serie A: Milan aiming to continue improved form (Feb 21, 2013 18:41 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani does not expect to get much sleep before the weekend with the second Milan derby of the Serie A season promising another dramatic night at the San Siro.
Xavi eyes 'historic comeback' against Milan (Feb 21, 2013 15:52 GMT)
Xavi Hernandez says that if Barcelona manage to overturn a two-goal deficit and progress past AC Milan to this season's Champions League quarter-finals it will be a "historic comeback" which the current side have yet to pull off.
Van der Vaart: Hamburg have come a long way (Feb 21, 2013 15:30 GMT)
Hamburg have come a long way since the start of the season, Rafael van der Vaart has said.
Abidal fit for Barcelona after liver transplant (Feb 21, 2013 15:13 GMT)
Barcelona says Eric Abidal is fit to play for the first time since receiving a liver transplant last April.
Abidal declared fit to play after year out (Feb 21, 2013 15:08 GMT)
Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been given the all-clear to return to first-team action after a year on the sidelines with a liver transplant.
Alonso tired of denying Real rift talk (Feb 21, 2013 14:45 GMT)
Xabi Alonso says the Real Madrid dressing-room is not divided, and press speculation of ongoing problems is untrue.
Beckham may make French debut vs. Marseille (Feb 21, 2013 13:55 GMT)
David Beckham could finally make his French league debut on Sunday when Paris Saint-Germain hosts Marseille in the country's biggest rivalry.
3 Tottenham fans injured during attack in Lyon (Feb 21, 2013 13:31 GMT)
Three Tottenham fans were injured after being attacked at a pub in Lyon by about 50 masked thugs ahead of a Europa League match against the French club.
Former OM chief slams 'inconsistent' Zlatan (Feb 21, 2013 12:30 GMT)
Flamboyant former Marseille president Bernard Tapie has praised Paris Saint-Germain for signing David Beckham but delivered scathing criticism of an 'inconsistent' Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Bielsa calm ahead of emotional Basque derby (Feb 21, 2013 11:42 GMT)
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa says he is not worried about his job security as his struggling side prepare for Friday's highly-charged Basque derby against the impressive Real Sociedad.
Real fans want Laudrup (Feb 21, 2013 11:36 GMT)
As Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho circles his wagons against the Spanish media with his side preparing for three season-defining games in eight days, the club's fans have suggested Swansea boss Michael Laudrup, not Paris Saint-Germain's Carlo Ancelot
Barton: French players 'don't like working' (Feb 21, 2013 11:06 GMT)
Joey Barton has claimed French footballers "don't like working" and "getting themselves dirty", and believes they only play well if they are angry.
Hopp remains committed to struggling Hoffenheim (Feb 21, 2013 10:42 GMT)
Hoffenheim patron Dietmar Hopp has vowed to persist with his hefty financial backing of the club even if they are to be relegated.
Dugarry advises Zidane to steer clear of coaching (Feb 21, 2013 09:57 GMT)
French World Cup-winner Christophe Dugarry says he would advise his former international team-mate Zinedine Zidane to steer clear of a career in coaching.
Mandzukic sympathises with substitute Gomez (Feb 21, 2013 09:24 GMT)
Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic says he can sympathise with Mario Gomez over his lack of first-team opportunities.
Stramaccioni not fazed by scrutiny (Feb 21, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has fended off suggestions his time with the Nerazzurri could be nearing an end, insisting he has welcomed the pressure of leading the Italian giants.
U.S.'s Jones, Schalke draw at Gala (Feb 20, 2013 22:07 GMT)
Jermaine Jones' strike in the last minute of the first half gave Schalke a slight advantage as it drew 1-1 at Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter on Wednesday.
Milan batters Barcelona in UCL stunner (Feb 20, 2013 21:55 GMT)
AC Milan stunned Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of its Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, beating the Spanish giant for the first time in eight matches.
Greuther Furth sack manager Mike Buskens (Feb 20, 2013 18:59 GMT)
Bundesliga strugglers Greuther Furth have sacked their coach Mike Buskens, an annoucement from the club has confirmed.
Schweinsteiger insists UCL tie 'not over yet' (Feb 20, 2013 18:27 GMT)
Bastian Schweinsteiger helped Bayern Munich edge towards the Champions League quarterfinals but warned the job is not yet complete.
Striker Icardi: I want to play for Argentina (Feb 20, 2013 17:14 GMT)
Sampdoria striker Mauro Icardi says his international future lies with Argentina, not Italy, despite being eligible to play for both countries.
Rafa: I didn't call Madrid my sweetheart club (Feb 20, 2013 13:42 GMT)
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has insisted his comments about taking charge of Real Madrid were mistranslated.
Xavi: We will be remembered in history (Feb 20, 2013 10:40 GMT)
Xavi Hernandez says the current Barcelona side will be remembered as one of the greatest sports teams of all time and will be talked about in the same breath as the legendary LA Lakers basketball team containing Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Cagliari to play behind closed doors (Feb 20, 2013 09:30 GMT)
This weekend's Serie A fixture between Cagliari and Torino will be played behind closed doors at the controversial Is Arenas stadium.
Ayew most interested in Becks' fashion (Feb 20, 2013 08:40 GMT)
Marseille forward Andre Ayew says he has always admired David Beckham, but it will be fashion tips and not footballing advice the Ghanaian will be seeking come Sunday's encounter with Paris Saint-Germain.
Barton dismisses Beckham before PSG game (Feb 20, 2013 00:02 GMT)
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton took a gentle swipe at David Beckham on Tuesday.
Moutinho goal gives Porto 1-0 win over Malaga (Feb 19, 2013 22:18 GMT)
Joao Moutinho's second-half goal earned Porto a 1-0 lead to take to Spain for the second leg of itsr Champions League last-16 clash with Malaga.
Bayern in command after rout at Arsenal (Feb 19, 2013 22:07 GMT)
Bayern Munich seized on the uncertainty sweeping through Arsenal to claim a 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match on Tuesday
Robert Lewandowski to miss two further games (Feb 19, 2013 18:35 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund's attempt to appeal the red card shown to striker Robert Lewandowski during their defeat against Hamburg has been dismissed.
Barton doesn't fear Becks (Feb 19, 2013 17:28 GMT)
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton is unconcerned by the prospect of facing David Beckham in Ligue 1 this weekend.
Abel Resino demands intensity from Celta Vigo (Feb 19, 2013 16:33 GMT)
Incoming Celta Vigo coach Abel Resino says his new side must show more competitive spirit and intensity between now and the end of the season if they want to remain in the Primera Division.
Spartak Moscow strike $40 million stadium deal (Feb 19, 2013 14:59 GMT)
Spartak Moscow have sold the naming rights to their unfinished stadium to a local bank for more than $40 million.
Montpellier president 'won't cry' if Girard leaves (Feb 19, 2013 13:16 GMT)
Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has vowed he will not shed a tear if Ligue 1-winning coach Rene Girard decides to leave the club come the season's end.
Del Bosque: Mourinho and I are very different (Feb 19, 2013 12:18 GMT)
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says there are no specific characteristics that make a world-class coach, pointing to the contrast between his "calm" style of management and more "aggressive" approach preferred by Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho.
Beckham poised for PSG debut (Feb 19, 2013 10:18 GMT)
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed David Beckham will be available to make his Ligue 1 debut against Marseille on Sunday, and hopes the veteran can bring to Paris Saint-Germain what Ryan Giggs provides Manchester United.
Marotta: Clubs in Europe need fixture help (Feb 19, 2013 10:09 GMT)
Beppe Marotta says Italian clubs are disadvantaged in Europe and called upon league authorities to help alleviate fixture congestion for club's involved in continental competition.
Conte named coach of the year, Pirlo prize (Feb 19, 2013 08:04 GMT)
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has won the much coveted Panchina d'Oro award as Serie A's best coach while his star midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, was awarded the Giacomo Bulgarelli trophy.
Dani Alves wants Neymar at Barcelona (Feb 19, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Barcelona's Dani Alves has urged Brazilian compatriot to join him at the Spanish giants as speculation continues to build over the young star's future.
Heynckes putting future plans on hold (Feb 19, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has quashed speculation about his future, insisting he is determined not to let it disrupt his side's domestic and European campaigns.
Alves campaigns for Neymar to join Barca (Feb 18, 2013 21:45 GMT)
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has told Brazil teammate Neymar to join him at the Nou Camp.
Ex-boss in dark as Celta appoint Resino (Feb 18, 2013 15:43 GMT)
Struggling La Liga side Celta Vigo have appointed Abel Resino as their new coach - apparently without telling his predecessor, Paco Herrera, that he had been sacked.
I'm no Vieira, says Juve midfielder Pogba (Feb 18, 2013 12:45 GMT)
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has played down comparisons with former Serie A stars Patrick Vieira and Marcel Desailly, saying: "At this moment in time, I am a nobody."
Muller impatient for Champions League glory (Feb 18, 2013 12:41 GMT)
Bayern Munich winger Thomas Muller has said he wants to win the Champions League as soon as possible.
Steve McClaren rubbishes FC Twente exit talk (Feb 18, 2013 12:30 GMT)
Steve McClaren has dismissed talk that his spell as FC Twente manager is nearing an end, insisting he is determined to reverse the club's current fortunes.
'High possibility' players doped, WADA chief says (Feb 18, 2013 11:43 GMT)
World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) president John Fahey has called for the Spanish authorities to do more to investigate the possibility of doping in football.
Menez could leave PSG in the summer (Feb 18, 2013 11:16 GMT)
PSG midfielder Jeremy Menez has fuelled speculation that he will leave in the summer by revealing that he will hold talks on his future at the end of the season.
PSG talk grows as Mourinho looks to France (Feb 18, 2013 10:24 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has again said he would be interested in the possibility of taking charge at a French club as speculation continues to link him with a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Schalke dismiss Heynckes talk (Feb 18, 2013 09:55 GMT)
Schalke have described reports that they want Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes to take over next season as "pure speculation".
Petkovic: Lazio cannot complain about fatigue (Feb 18, 2013 09:40 GMT)
Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic says his team cannot complain about fatigue following Europa League games, stressing that the added fixtures are merely a byproduct of success.
Milan chief Galliani ready for Barca clash (Feb 18, 2013 09:19 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani believes the club have nothing to fear when taking on Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.
Napoli's Hamsik robbed at gunpoint (Feb 18, 2013 09:03 GMT)
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik was robbed at gunpoint outside the club's stadium following Sunday's Serie A match against Sampdoria.
Phil Ball: Madrid looking for Bale out (Feb 18, 2013 08:41 GMT)
Phil Ball explains why Gareth Bale is more suited to Real Madrid than Barcelona and how he might be the tonic they need.
Stramaccioni frustrated by 'tired' Inter (Feb 18, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has accepted the blame for his side's 4-1 drubbing at the hand of Fiorentina on Sunday, admitting he should have made a numbe
Ramos: Red card was 'unfair' (Feb 18, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Sergio Ramos believes he was unjustly sent off in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, claiming he is treated harshly by La Liga referees.
Corrigan: Ramos red tames Real (Feb 17, 2013 23:31 GMT)
Dermot Corrigan watched Sergio Ramos remain in the spotlight as Real Madrid eased to victory over Rayo Vallecano.
Eredivisie: PSV go six points clear at top (Feb 17, 2013 23:23 GMT)
Ten-man PSV Eindhoven stretched their lead at the top of the Eredivisie table to six points with a comeback 2-1 win over FC Utrecht.
PSG streak snapped by Sochaux; Lyon within 3 (Feb 17, 2013 23:03 GMT)
Paris St Germain saw its lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings slashed in half after it suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat at lowly Sochaux while closest challenger Lyon thrashed Bordeaux 4-0 away from home.
Ligue 1: PSG stunned as Lyon close gap (Feb 17, 2013 22:51 GMT)
Ligue 1 leaders PSG succumbed to a surprise 3-2 defeat at struggling Sochaux, a result that allowed Lyon to close the gap at the top of the table to three points thanks to an emphatic 4-0 win away to Bordeaux.
Real wins despite Ramos red; Atletico rolls (Feb 17, 2013 22:33 GMT)
Real Madrid eased to a relatively easy 2-0 derby win over Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu on Sunday despite playing over 70 minutes with a man less following Sergio Ramos' dismissal.
La Liga: Real win derby, Atleti close gap (Feb 17, 2013 22:24 GMT)
Atletico Madrid cruised to a 3-0 away win at Valladolid to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to 12 points.
Napoli draws 0-0, misses chance to near Juve (Feb 17, 2013 16:49 GMT)
Napoli missed the chance to cut Juventus' lead to two points as it was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday.
Serie A: Viola thrash Inter, Napoli frustrated (Feb 17, 2013 16:46 GMT)
An insipid display from Inter Milan saw Andrea Stramaccioni's side demolished 4-1 at Fiorentina, while Napoli missed the chance to close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus after being held to a goalless draw by Sampdoria.
Messi hailed after Granada victory (Feb 17, 2013 00:30 GMT)
Lionel Messi struck his 300th and 301st goals for Barcelona as the Primera Division leaders overturned a half-time deficit to win 2-1 at plucky Granada.
Totti's strike gives Roma win over Juventus (Feb 16, 2013 22:10 GMT)
Francesco Totti's second-half strike earned Roma a 1-0 victory over Serie A leader Juventus on Saturday.
Ligue 1: Marseille leave it late in vital win (Feb 16, 2013 21:33 GMT)
Rod Fanni's 94th-minute goal kept Marseille's Ligue 1 title challenge alive with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Valenciennes at the Stade Velodrome.
Messi rallies Barca with goals 300, 301 (Feb 16, 2013 21:05 GMT)
Lionel Messi struck his 300th and 301st goals for Barcelona as the league leader overturned a halftime deficit to win at plucky Granada, 2-1 on Saturday.
Oldham scores on final play to draw with Everton (Feb 16, 2013 20:30 GMT)
Beckham to wait another week for PSG debut (Feb 16, 2013 19:34 GMT)
David Beckham will have to wait at least one more week to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain because his coach says he needs to get in better shape.
Marseille scores in 94th minute to take 2nd place (Feb 16, 2013 19:23 GMT)
Rod Fanni's 94th-minute goal kept Marseille's Ligue 1 title challenge alive with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Valenciennes at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday.
Bundesliga: Reus' hat trick helps Dortmund cruise (Feb 16, 2013 17:32 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund bounced straight back from a home defeat to Hamburg last week by seeing off fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday, despite playing with 10 men for the second week in a row.
Bundesliga: Leverkusen and Dortmund win (Feb 16, 2013 17:24 GMT)
Arsenal stunned at home by Blackburn (Feb 16, 2013 17:10 GMT)
Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday as Blackburn pulled off a shock 1-0 fifth round win at Emirates Stadium.
Beckham to wait another week for PSG debut (Feb 16, 2013 14:37 GMT)
David Beckham will not make his Paris Saint-Germain debut in Sunday's Ligue 1 game against Sochaux, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.
Hesse: Football - bloody hell (Feb 16, 2013 09:41 GMT)
With masks in the spotlight in Germany, Uli Hesse examines football's bloody history of head wounds.
Roura: Barca must focus on Granada, not Milan (Feb 16, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura has urged his players not to get caught up in the hype of next week's Champions League clash with AC Milan and instead focus on taking an important step to claiming this season's La Liga crown by defeating Granad
Mario Balotelli: My career-best form is near (Feb 16, 2013 01:20 GMT)
Mario Balotelli admits he has struggled for consistency this season, but is confident AC Milan is helping him reach career-best form.
Milito injury mars Inter victory (Feb 15, 2013 23:17 GMT)
Diego Milito looks set to face another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury during Inter's 2-0 Europa League win over CFR Cluj on Thursday.
Balotelli scores in AC Milan's victory (Feb 15, 2013 22:03 GMT)
Mario Balotelli scored for the third game in a row since joining AC Milan to ensure the hosts took all the points against Parma at the San Siro on Friday night.
Bayern moves 18 points clear with win (Feb 15, 2013 21:43 GMT)
Bayern Munich's march toward a 22nd Bundesliga title continued unabated as it beat Wolfsburg 2-0 to move 18 points clear at the top of the table.
Drogba on target in Galatasaray debut victory (Feb 15, 2013 20:55 GMT)
Didier Drogba wasted no time announcing his arrival in Turkish football as he struck the opening goal in Galatasaray's 2-1 win at Akhisar Belediye.
FIFA mulls tough sanctions for racist abuse (Feb 15, 2013 15:08 GMT)
FIFA is looking to approve tougher sanctions for racist abuse at its congress of 209 soccer nations.
ACL injury sidelines Inter's Milito (Feb 15, 2013 13:00 GMT)
Inter Milan striker Diego Milito is likely to miss the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments in last night's Europa League win over Cluj.
Villa recovers at home after stomach operation (Feb 15, 2013 12:52 GMT)
Barcelona striker David Villa is to spend the weekend resting at home after undergoing a stomach operation and spending two separate overnight spells in hospital.
Schalke infuriated by Uchida injury blow (Feb 15, 2013 12:42 GMT)
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has hit out at Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni after defender Atsuto Uchida's thigh strain in the friendly against Latvia added to the Bundesliga club's injury problems.
Joaquin hits out at Malaga's European ban (Feb 15, 2013 12:35 GMT)
Joaquin says the European ban imposed on Malaga is unfair as the relatively small La Liga club are just being singled out as an example to others.
Heynckes: Schweini and Busquets best (Feb 15, 2013 11:35 GMT)
Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has dismissed recent criticism of Bastian Schweinsteiger, saying the Germany international ranks alongside Sergio Busquets as the world's best in his position.
Xavi defends team-mate Messi from recent Real attack (Feb 15, 2013 11:26 GMT)
Xavi Hernandez says the criticism by some in Madrid of the behaviour of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi after the recent Copa Clasico was just a nonsensical attempt to cast the Argentina international as a "bad guy."
Totti issues rallying cry (Feb 15, 2013 11:06 GMT)
AS Roma club captain Francesco Totti says the players must stick together to pull out of the recent run of poor form.
Bojan relishing Barca clash (Feb 15, 2013 10:20 GMT)
AC Milan forward Bojan Krkic says he will not be looking for revenge when facing former club Barcelona in the Champions League next week.
Beckham to stay in ¬17,000-a-night hotel (Feb 15, 2013 09:57 GMT)
David Beckham will stay at the most prestigious suite in the most refined hotel in the French capital during his five-month stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
Menez angered by snub (Feb 15, 2013 09:43 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is finding out an embarrassment of riches can also mean a wealth of problems with Jeremy Menez the latest player to allow his frustration at a lack of playing time to boil over.
Vukcevic recovering well after car crash (Feb 15, 2013 09:37 GMT)
Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic is recovering well from the head injuries he suffered in a serious car accident in late September, the club's general manager, Andreas Muller, has said.
Ex-Lyon coach's €7 million claim (Feb 15, 2013 08:59 GMT)
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has described an attempt by the club's former coach Claude Puel to seek almost €7 million in unpaid salary and damages as "indecent".
ESPN FC Quiniela - Week 24 - Focus back on football (Feb 15, 2013 08:00 GMT)
In the latest Quiniela, Eduardo Alvarez is pleased the focus is back on football as the La Liga season heats up
Robert Pires: Iniesta better than Messi (Feb 15, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Former French international Robert Pires believes Andres Iniesta is Barcelona's best player, putting him ahead of Lionel Messi.
Spurs win on Bale's stoppage-time free kick (Feb 14, 2013 22:28 GMT)
Gareth Bale scored two stunning free kicks as Tottenham gained the advantage over Lyon with a thrilling last-gasp 2-1 win in the Europa League at White Hart Lane.
Oscar goal gets Chelsea off hook against Sparta (Feb 14, 2013 20:36 GMT)
Oscar saved Chelsea, interim boss Rafael Benitez and striker Fernando Torres from embarrassment with an 82nd-minute strike in a Europa League last-32 first-leg 1-0 win at Sparta Prague.
Hulk helps Zenit to Europa win over Liverpool (Feb 14, 2013 19:48 GMT)
Liverpool conceded two goals in less than three minutes to lose 2-0 at Zenit St Petersburg, leaving the visitors' Europa League hopes hanging in the balance.
Lucas Piazon: Life at Chelsea 'difficult' (Feb 14, 2013 13:49 GMT)
Lucas Piazon, on loan at Malaga from Chelsea, has said he prefers the more cultured football of La Liga to the hustle and bustle of the Premier League.
Sevilla owe €3.25 million to players (Feb 14, 2013 13:25 GMT)
Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido has said the heavily-indebted club still owe more than €3 million to players in back wages from last season - but claimed 90% of Spanish sports clubs were even worse off.
Lawyer: French police have not questioned M'Vila (Feb 14, 2013 12:59 GMT)
Yann M'Vila's lawyer says the France international midfielder has not been contacted by police as part of an investigation into an alleged underage prostitute.
I'm not just here for the money, Hiddink says (Feb 14, 2013 12:58 GMT)
Guus Hiddink maintains he took charge of Anzhi Makhachkala for the project rather than the money and suggested he may remain at the club beyond this summer.
Eto'o: I could have joined PSG (Feb 14, 2013 12:10 GMT)
Samuel Eto'o has told French radio station RMC that he could have been playing alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham at Paris Saint-Germain but a planned move to the club fell through.
Villa captain Vlaar has high hopes for Sylla (Feb 14, 2013 12:06 GMT)
Ron Vlaar believes deadline-day signing Yacouba Sylla could be a key factor in ridding Aston Villa of their soft-centre reputation.
Ribery confronted by fan at training ground (Feb 14, 2013 11:43 GMT)
Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery was accosted by a fan who managed to enter the dressing room at the club's training ground on Wednesday.
Barcelona striker Villa readmitted to hospital (Feb 14, 2013 11:09 GMT)
David Villa has been readmitted to hospital for observation due to further abdominal pain and is certain to miss Barcelona's La Liga game at Granada on Saturday, the club have confirmed.
Cagliari president arrested in Is Arenas inquiry (Feb 14, 2013 10:46 GMT)
Cagliari president Massimo Cellino was one of three men arrested on Thursday morning following an inquiry into the construction of the Stadio Is Arenas.
Simeone eyes Inter job (Feb 14, 2013 10:20 GMT)
Diego Simeone believes he will one day return to Inter Milan as coach, insisting it is his destiny to take charge of his former club.
Viola's Heysel taunts slammed (Feb 14, 2013 10:14 GMT)
Former Juventus and Fiorentina player Pietro Vierchowod has slammed the behaviour of the Viola supporters who mocked the Heysel tragedy during their side's 2-0 defeat in Turin.
Garde wanted Bale to sign for Lyon (Feb 14, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Lyon manager Remi Garde has revealed he was hopeful of recruiting Gareth Bale while the Welshman was rising through the ranks at Southampton.
4 dead as plane with fans crashes in Ukraine (Feb 13, 2013 22:46 GMT)
A passenger plane carrying fans headed for Shakhtar's Champions League match skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing four people, officials said.
Hummels nets late tie for Dortmund at Donetsk (Feb 13, 2013 22:23 GMT)
Mats Hummels grabbed a crucial late equalizer as Borussia Dortmund claimed a 2-2 draw in the first leg of its Champions League last-16 clash at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Ronaldo header helps Real tie United (Feb 13, 2013 22:05 GMT)
Danny Welbeck's first-half header ensured Manchester United left the Bernabeu with a precious away goal from a thrilling 1-1 Champions League draw against with Real Madrid.
FIFA clears Drogba for Gala, Shanghai pending (Feb 13, 2013 16:25 GMT)
FIFA has provisionally cleared Didier Drogba to play for Galatasaray, though it says his contractual dispute case with Shanghai Shenhua remains open.
Zidane: Beckham will surprise people (Feb 13, 2013 15:30 GMT)
Zinedine Zidane has promised David Beckham will surprise French football fans and told Canal+ the former England captain will teach certain members of the Paris Saint-Germain squad "what 'professionalism' means".
Beckham has first training session with PSG (Feb 13, 2013 15:30 GMT)
David Beckham has started his first training session with Paris Saint-Germain, with dozens of camera crews and photographers jostling for position at the club's training facility in the western suburb of Paris.
Lyon get green light for building of new stadium (Feb 13, 2013 15:00 GMT)
Lyon have taken a big step towards finally securing themselves a state-of-the-art stadium by signing the contract for its construction with the builders of their new home on Tuesday.
'International' cited in under-age prostitute probe (Feb 13, 2013 14:19 GMT)
An international footballer is under suspicion of soliciting an alleged under-age prostitute, prosecutors in the country have confirmed.
Players 'bet against own team' (Feb 13, 2013 13:01 GMT)
Cartagena president Paco Gomez says his team were relegated from Spain's Segunda Division last season because six of his players were betting against their own team.
Barca to pursue ex-president Laporta for €23m (Feb 13, 2013 12:14 GMT)
Barcelona say they will pursue €23 million the Spanish Supreme court has ruled the club is owed by ex-president Joan Laporta and seven former board members, while Laporta himself says the whole episode is a shameful personal attack orchestrated
Villa out of hospital (Feb 13, 2013 11:37 GMT)
David Villa has left hospital after surgery to remove a kidney stone was completed successfully, but he remains a doubt for his side's Primera Division game at Granada on Saturday and next week's Champions League trip to Milan.
Berlusconi would consider selling AC Milan (Feb 13, 2013 11:13 GMT)
Silvio Berlusconi has revealed he may be forced to sell AC Milan if the current economic crisis persists.
Lewandowski banned for three matches (Feb 13, 2013 10:36 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they will appeal against the three-match ban handed to star striker Robert Lewandowski for his red card against Hamburg at the weekend.
Hoffenheim fine 'party row' duo (Feb 13, 2013 09:38 GMT)
Hoffenheim players Tim Wiese and Tobias Weis have been fined by the club after they were thrown out of a carnival party on Monday.
Henry supports point deductions for racism (Feb 13, 2013 08:37 GMT)
New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has told NBC that point deductions may be "the only way" to tackle racism in football.
U.S. midfielder Diskerud stays with Rosenborg (Feb 13, 2013 02:40 GMT)
American midfielder Mix Diskerud has agreed to two-year contract with Norway's Rosenborg.
PSG turns back Valencia but has Ibra sent off (Feb 12, 2013 22:27 GMT)
Adil Rami popped up with a crucial stoppage-time strike to hand Valencia a lifeline in its Champions League last-16 2-1 loss to Paris St Germain at the Mestalla on Tuesday.
Juventus in command after UCL win at Celtic (Feb 12, 2013 22:15 GMT)
Juventus virtually sealed its place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday, beating Celtic 3-0 in their last-16 first leg.
Metzelder: Schalke must stop the rot (Feb 12, 2013 15:49 GMT)
Schalke defender Christoph Metzelder has warned his team-mates to question themselves instead of blaming others.
Inter Milan fined for racist Balotelli chants (Feb 12, 2013 14:02 GMT)
Inter Milan have been fined €15,000 for their fans' racist chants about Mario Balotelli last weekend.
Subotic back for Shakhtar clash (Feb 12, 2013 12:57 GMT)
Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin Grosskreutz are injury doubts for Borussia Dortmund as the Bundesliga champions prepare for their first game in the Champions League knockout stages in 15 years.
La Liga Clasico given Saturday afternoon slot (Feb 12, 2013 12:25 GMT)
The upcoming Primera DivisionClasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu is to kick off at 1600 CET on Saturday March 2, meaning British TV viewers may not be able to watch the game live.
Ancelotti: No coach can turn down Real Madrid (Feb 12, 2013 10:54 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted it would be impossible to turn down a chance to coach Real Madrid, as speculation over his future continues.
Fiorentina striker Rossi targets April return (Feb 12, 2013 10:43 GMT)
Giuseppe Rossi expects to be ready to make his Fiorentina debut sometime in April it was revealed on Monday.
Prolific Ronaldo lauded by Real legends (Feb 12, 2013 08:53 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo's achievement in becoming Real Madrid's sixth-highest all-time goalscorer, in just three and a half years at the club, has been hailed by Blancos legends Paco Gento, Pirri, Emilio Butragueno and Amancio.
Vazquez hired to save Deportivo from drop (Feb 12, 2013 08:34 GMT)
New Deportivo la Coruna coach Fernando Vazquez is well aware of the size of the task he faces in keeping the crisis-hit club in the Primera Division, but says that "nothing is impossible" in football.
Klopp snubs Chelsea to stay at Dortmund (Feb 12, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has vowed to remain with the Bundeslia club, despite the overtures of Chelsea.
Barca's Villa in hospital with kidney stones (Feb 11, 2013 20:14 GMT)
Barcelona striker David Villa is undergoing treatment for kidney stones after the Spanish league leaders confirmed he was admitted to hospital on Monday night.
Henry: Deduct points from teams for racism (Feb 11, 2013 18:41 GMT)
Thierry Henry said soccer officials should deduct points from teams whose fans racially abuse players.
Ancelotti's Paris Saint-Germain future undecided (Feb 11, 2013 16:22 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted uncertainty surrounding his future at the club.
PSG coach Ancelotti uncertain about his future (Feb 11, 2013 15:43 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is uncertain about his future with the club and has not yet opened talks over extending his contract with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Barca 'keeper Pinto signs contract extension (Feb 11, 2013 15:36 GMT)
Barcelona's second-choice goalkeeper Jose Pinto has signed a one-year contract extension, tying him to the Catalan club until June 2014.
Inter sorry for racist chants toward Balotelli (Feb 11, 2013 14:44 GMT)
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti expressed his disappointment at the racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli during the Nerazzurri's game with Chievo Sunday.
Inter fans chant racist abuse of Balotelli (Feb 11, 2013 14:13 GMT)
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has expressed his disappointment after a section of his club's fans chanted racist slogans about Mario Balotelli during their weekend win over Chievo.
Domingos quits struggling Depor after six games (Feb 11, 2013 11:47 GMT)
Former Celta Vigo coach Fernando Vazquez is set to take charge of Deportivo la Coruna until the end of the season, according to widespread reports in the Spanish media.
Phil Ball: Local hospitality (Feb 11, 2013 11:38 GMT)
Phil Ball is left with an unpleasant taste in his mouth after making his maiden trip to Real Zaragoza's Estadio de la Romareda.
Atletico boss Simeone bemoans costly slow start (Feb 11, 2013 11:02 GMT)
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was left to rue his side's slow start after they were beaten 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
Schalke star Jones backs under-fire boss Keller (Feb 11, 2013 11:02 GMT)
Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones has backed under-fire manager Jens Keller after the club's dismal defeat at Bayern Munich.
Lyon legend Lacombe worried by Gourcuff injuries (Feb 11, 2013 10:48 GMT)
Influential Lyon legend Bernard Lacombe has admitted Yoann Gourcuff is "a worry" to the Ligue 1 side while calling Lisandro Lopez "bloody annoying" at times.
Mancini to drop underperformers against Leeds (Feb 11, 2013 10:10 GMT)
Roberto Mancini is prepared to wield the axe and drop Manchester City's underachievers after their title hopes all but ended with Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Southampton.
Andreazzoli at a loss to explain Roma penalty miss (Feb 11, 2013 09:52 GMT)
Aurelio Andreazzoli says he does not know what led to Pablo Osvaldo missing a crucial penalty for Roma during their 3-1 loss to Sampdoria on Sunday.
Van der Vaart admits he got Lewandowski sent off (Feb 11, 2013 09:51 GMT)
Rafael van der Vaart controversially admitted he "kicked up a fuss" to make sure Robert Lewandowski was sent off during Hamburg's 4-1 upset over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Heart surgery may force Inter's Natalino to quit (Feb 11, 2013 09:12 GMT)
AC Milan defender Felice Natalino could be forced to quit football after having to undergo emergency heart surgery.
Stramaccioni: Inter not 'dead and buried' (Feb 11, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes his side proved they are still strong contenders in Serie A with a convincing display in Sunday's 3-1 win over Chievo.
Ramos: Ronaldo primed for United (Feb 11, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has warned Manchester United that they will have to contain a rampant Cristiano Ronaldo who is at the peak of his career in Wednesday's Champions League round of 16 tie at the Bernabeu.
Eredivisie: Ajax and Twente held, Feyenoord win (Feb 10, 2013 17:53 GMT)
Ajax were frustrated by lowly Roda JC as they failed to take advantage of PSV Eindhoven's draw on Saturday.
Balotelli plays hero again as Milan gets draw (Feb 10, 2013 17:29 GMT)
Mario Balotelli earned and converted a late penalty as AC Milan drew 1-1 at 10-man Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.
Barca routs Getafe with 6-goal blitz (Feb 10, 2013 16:41 GMT)
Serie A: Milan held by Cagliari, Roma lose (Feb 10, 2013 16:25 GMT)
Ligue 1: Lyon suffer title blow, Marseille held (Feb 10, 2013 15:58 GMT)
Lyon's Ligue 1 title bid took a huge blow as they suffered a second straight defeat, a surprise home loss to Lille.
Sanchez relieved to break Barca goal drought (Feb 10, 2013 15:16 GMT)
Alexis Sanchez was delighted after netting his first La Liga goal of the season in Barcelona's emphatic 6-1 victory over Getafe.
La Liga: Barca demolish Getafe, Atleti lose (Feb 10, 2013 12:54 GMT)
Barcelona are sitting pretty 12 points clear at the top of the Primera Division after thrashing Getafe 6-1 on Sunday lunchtime, and then enjoying their evening's viewing as Atletico Madrid lost 2-1 at city rivals Rayo Vallecano.
Juventus ready for the 'Lion's den' (Feb 10, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Juventus director and club legend Pavel Nedved is confident his team is ready to face Champions League opponent Celtic in the 'lion's den' after disposing of Fiorentina 2-0 in Turin.
Ronaldo: Time at United was my favourite (Feb 10, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Following an impressive hat-trick in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Sevilla, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the most enjoyable period of his career so far was spent at Manchester United.
Ronaldo heroics mask Madrid issues (Feb 10, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Dermot Corrigan was at Santiago Bernabeu as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick masked Real Madrid's issues ahead of their clash with Manchester United.
Ronaldo warms up for Man U with hat trick (Feb 9, 2013 23:07 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo fired an ominous warning to former club Manchester United with a hat trick as Real Madrid warmed up for its Champions League showdown against the Red Devils with a one-sided 4-1 victory over Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
La Liga: Ronaldo hits hat-trick in Real rout (Feb 9, 2013 23:01 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo fired an ominous warning to former club Manchester United with a hat-trick as Real Madrid warmed up for their Champions League showdown against the Red Devils with a one-sided victory over Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Eredivisie: Vitesse Arnhem hold PSV to draw (Feb 9, 2013 22:18 GMT)
PSV Eindhoven missed the chance to move six points clear at the Eredivisie summit after conceding a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with 10-man Vitesse Arnhem.
Matri scores with his sock to help Juventus win (Feb 9, 2013 20:40 GMT)
Juventus will not be caught at the top of the Serie A table this weekend after first-half goals from Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri sealed a comfortable 2-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Bayern expands lead in Bundesliga to 15 (Feb 9, 2013 20:26 GMT)
David Alaba scored twice as Bayern Munich extended its lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 15 points with an 4-0 thrashing of struggling Schalke.
Serie A: Juventus stay top, Napoli drop points (Feb 9, 2013 19:11 GMT)
Juventus cemented their position at the top of the Serie A table as first-half goals from Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri sealed a comfortable 2-0 win over Fiorentina.
Bundesliga: Bayern surge 15 points clear (Feb 9, 2013 17:02 GMT)
David Alaba scored twice as Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 15 points with an impressive thrashing of struggling Schalke.
Ligue 1: St Etienne thrash Montpellier to go fourth (Feb 9, 2013 14:21 GMT)
In-form St Etienne stepped up their bid for Champions League football by casting aside champions Montpellier 4-1 at a snowy Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Blatter: Racism bigger issue than match-fixing (Feb 9, 2013 08:00 GMT)
FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes match-fixing affects only a small percentage of soccer games across the world and racism is a bigger problem for the sport.
Carlo Ancelotti: PSG ready for Valencia (Feb 9, 2013 08:00 GMT)
PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti is confident his side is 'mentally and physically' prepared for the challenge of next week's Champions League opponents Valencia after dismissing Ligue 1 rivals Bastia 3-1 at the Parc des Princes.
Hesse: The sweet taste of failure (Feb 9, 2013 06:54 GMT)
Uli Hesse on the 'Nutella Curse' in German football, which finally looks to have been broken.
Drogba treated to hero's welcome in Istanbul (Feb 8, 2013 22:26 GMT)
Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba was greeted by hordes of Galatasary supporters as he arrived in Istanbul hoping to complete a transfer from Shanghai Shenhua.
Modric promises Real improvement (Feb 8, 2013 21:22 GMT)
Luka Modric has admitted that his first six months at Real Madrid have not gone as well as hoped, but says he is improving all the time.
Arsenal's Wenger blasts match-fixing scandal (Feb 8, 2013 16:51 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the Europol match-fixing investigation has swept through football like a "tsunami," and claimed "sport is full of legends who are in fact cheats."
FIFA urged to show leadership to fight corruption (Feb 8, 2013 14:18 GMT)
FIFA's anti-corruption advisers urged president Sepp Blatter to "demonstrate leadership" and resist attempts to dilute reforms.
Aduriz: Llorente saga 'uncomfortable' for Bilbao (Feb 8, 2013 12:18 GMT)
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits that the long-running Fernando Llorente transfer saga has been "uncomfortable" for everyone at the club.
Robben unhappy with lack of playing time (Feb 8, 2013 11:58 GMT)
Arjen Robben said his current situation at Bayern Munich is "unsatisfying" after clocking up some rare game time on international duty with Netherlands.
No Baena Barca compensation, court rules (Feb 8, 2013 11:19 GMT)
The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that Espanyol midfielder Raul Baena does not have to pay Barcelona the €3.5 million they had wanted as compensation for him breaking a youth contract and leaving in 2007.
Hoffenheim player Advincula hurt in car crash (Feb 8, 2013 11:16 GMT)
TSG Hoffenheim's Luis Advincula suffered minor injuries after crashing his car on Thursday, the club has said.
Essien: Liga more fun than Premier League (Feb 8, 2013 10:31 GMT)
Michael Essien says he finds Spanish football "more fun" than the more physical English league.
Beckham PSG bow may be brought forward (Feb 8, 2013 10:26 GMT)
David Beckham may make his Paris Saint-Germain debut earlier than planned after making great strides to improve his fitness.
AEK Athens defender fails drug test (Feb 8, 2013 10:00 GMT)
AEK Athens have confirmed that defender Christos Arkoudas has tested positive for banned stimulant oxilofrine.
Knee surgery rules out Hannover skipper Cherundolo (Feb 8, 2013 09:44 GMT)
Hannover 96 captain Steven Cherundolo faces a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his left knee on Wednesday.
Be patient, Cesare Prandelli tells Italy fans (Feb 8, 2013 09:16 GMT)
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has urged fans to be patient with his new-look team after watching them snatch a 1-1 friendly draw against Netherlands in Amsterdam.
Marchisio targets swift Juventus return (Feb 8, 2013 09:12 GMT)
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has said he is uncertain when he will return to action after his recent hip problem.
ESPN FC Quiniela - Week 23 - Real must get fans on side (Feb 8, 2013 08:00 GMT)
In the latest Quiniela, Eduardo Alvarez believes Real Madrid need a convincing win to resore the faith of their fans.
Blatter: Most Europol cases already handled (Feb 7, 2013 19:59 GMT)
Most allegations of match-fixing raised by Europol this week had already been dealt with, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Thursday.
American defender Cherundolo has knee surgery (Feb 7, 2013 19:11 GMT)
Hannover captain Steve Cherundolo has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Berlusconi Jnr makes peace with Balotelli (Feb 7, 2013 17:50 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi has been snapped making up with Mario Balotelli after footage emerged earlier this week of him making racial slur to describe the striker.
AC Milan VP, Balotelli make peace after slur (Feb 7, 2013 17:45 GMT)
AC Milan has published a photo that appears to show Paolo Berlusconi making peace with Mario Balotelli after footage emerged of the Serie A club's VP using a racist slur to describe the striker.
Cagliari-Milan Serie A clash moved to Turin (Feb 7, 2013 16:42 GMT)
Cagliari's Serie A clash with AC Milan will be held in Turin on Sunday after their own stadium was once again deemed unsuitable to host a league match.
Messi officially re-ups Barca deal to '18 (Feb 7, 2013 16:20 GMT)
Lionel Messi has officially signed his two-year contract extension with Barcelona.
Messi signs new Barcelona deal (Feb 7, 2013 16:12 GMT)
Lionel Messi has now put pen to paper on a contract extension that ties him to Barcelona until 2018.
Bundesliga: Schalke looking to end slump (Feb 7, 2013 15:26 GMT)
La Liga: Real Madrid looking to rediscover form (Feb 7, 2013 15:22 GMT)
Schalke's Huntelaar sidelined with eye problem (Feb 7, 2013 13:35 GMT)
Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been ruled out for action after undergoing eye surgery, with the German club unsure when exactly he will return.
Benat wants his Real Betis future quickly resolved (Feb 7, 2013 11:35 GMT)
Highly sought-after Real Betis midfielder Benat Etxebarria says he wants to get his future sorted quickly to avoid a Fernando Llorente-style exit from the club.
Ronaldo unsure over Mourinho future (Feb 7, 2013 11:02 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested that Jose Mourinho could be coming towards the end of his time in charge of Real Madrid.
Roma eye up Blanc to manage club next season (Feb 7, 2013 10:42 GMT)
Roma have confirmed they are considering former France coach Laurent Blanc to take over at the helm of the Giallorossi for next season following the sacking of Zdenek Zeman.
Lucas reveals Ibrahimovic support since arriving at PSG (Feb 7, 2013 10:33 GMT)
Lucas Moura has admitted his surprise at being taken under Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wing, with the Sweden international helping Paris Saint-Germain's new arrival settle into life in Ligue 1.
Gasperini 'bitter' over Palermo sacking (Feb 7, 2013 10:00 GMT)
Gian Piero Gasperini says he feels "angry, bitter and let down" following his sacking by Palermo earlier this week.
Three more arrested over Spurs attack in Rome (Feb 7, 2013 09:28 GMT)
Police in Rome arrested three more people on Wednesday for offences relating to the attack on Tottenham fans in November.
Badstuber to commit his future to Bayern Munich (Feb 7, 2013 09:09 GMT)
Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber is set to extend his contract with the club until 2017.
Saha relishing Lazio chance (Feb 7, 2013 08:59 GMT)
Louis Saha was presented as a Lazio player on Wednesday evening, joining the Italian club as a free agent following the termination of his contract with Sunderland.
Germany nets rare win vs. France; Italy rallies (Feb 6, 2013 22:45 GMT)
Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira scored clinical second-half goals as Germany withstood heavy spells of pressure to come from behind and beat France 2-1 in a friendly on Wednesday.
Lampard strike helps England end Brazil hex (Feb 6, 2013 22:03 GMT)
Frank Lampard's second-half strike earned England their first win over Brazil for 23 years with a 2-1 success in the friendly international at Wembley.
Pedro grabs double as Spain sinks Uruguay (Feb 6, 2013 21:26 GMT)
A brace from Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez helped world and European champion Spain beat Uruguay 3-1 in a friendly on Wednesday.
Civil rights group: Racism is a 'disease' in Italy (Feb 6, 2013 18:36 GMT)
FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) chief executive Piara Powar believes remarks made by AC Milan vice president Paolo Berlusconi about striker Mario Balotelli show that racism is a "disease" in Italian society.
Lazio signs striker Saha to replace injured Klose (Feb 6, 2013 15:48 GMT)
Lazio have announced the signing of French striker Louis Saha.
Guardiola set for summer reunion with Barca (Feb 6, 2013 15:35 GMT)
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola won't have to wait long to face former club Barcelona after it was announced that the two sides will meet in a pre-season friendly on July 24.
Barca vs. Guardiola's Bayern Munich on July 24 (Feb 6, 2013 15:21 GMT)
Van Basten reveals Milan ambition (Feb 6, 2013 15:15 GMT)
Panucci sounded out for Roma job (Feb 6, 2013 13:22 GMT)
Former Roma defender Christian Panucci has claimed he was sounded out about a return to the club but said without a serious offer he will remain in his role with the Russian national team.
Iniesta committed to Barca for the long-term (Feb 6, 2013 12:43 GMT)
Andres Iniesta has said his dream has always been to spend the remainder of his playing days at Barcelona.
Sammer understands Robben frustration (Feb 6, 2013 11:58 GMT)
Bayern Munich general manager Matthias Sammer said he sympathises with Arjen Robben's frustration at a lack of first-team opportunities after the winger received a late call-up to the Netherlands squad.
Spain FA play down Real Sociedad doping claims (Feb 6, 2013 11:55 GMT)
Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar has called the revelations of alleged doping at Real Sociedad "just an anecdote to an anecdote" and pointed out that many La Liga players take and pass drug tests every weekend.
Ibrahimovic relishing Beckham link-up (Feb 6, 2013 11:10 GMT)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is convinced David Beckham's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain will take the club "to a higher level".
Coleman's match-fixing suspicions (Feb 6, 2013 10:41 GMT)
Wales manager Chris Coleman has said he was suspicious about some of the games he managed in Spain and Greece following the recent allegations over match-fixing.
Grosskreutz signs new contract with Dortmund (Feb 6, 2013 09:52 GMT)
Local hero Kevin Grosskreutz has penned a new contract with Borussia Dortmund, extending his stay at the club for two more years.
Berlusconi Jr makes racist remark about Balotelli (Feb 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
AC Milan vice president Paolo Berlusconi has been overheard using a racist slur to describe new signing Mario Balotelli.
Tax ethics of Becks deal questioned (Feb 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Controversy is growing in France over David Beckham's decision to donate his reported £170,000-a-week wages from his short contract with Paris Saint
Pearce surprised by Under-21 rout (Feb 6, 2013 08:00 GMT)
England Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce is confident his side are ready to challenge for this year's European Championship finals after they cruised to a 4-0 victory over Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday night.
Milan VP uses racist slur in describing Balotelli (Feb 6, 2013 00:31 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi used a racist slur to describe newly acquired forward Mario Balotelli during public remarks at a political forum in Italy.
Real Mallorca sack coach Joaquin Caparros (Feb 5, 2013 23:00 GMT)
Real Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros has been sacked by the club after his side slipped just one point off bottom place in La Liga following Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Real Sociedad.
Injury rules Klose out for up to two months (Feb 5, 2013 22:31 GMT)
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose could face up to two months on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in his side's 3-2 defeat to Genoa on Saturday.
England U-21 4-0 Sweden U-21: Ince brace (Feb 5, 2013 21:33 GMT)
England Under-21s cantered to a 4-0 victory against Sweden by out-muscling and out-passing their opponents in a friendly match at Walsall's Banks's Stadium.
Sporting Lisbon board resign amid struggles (Feb 5, 2013 16:34 GMT)
Sporting Lisbon's board have resigned, just two years after taking over at the struggling Portuguese club.
Prosecutors: Match-fixing is growing (Feb 5, 2013 16:18 GMT)
German prosecutors have said criminals are turning from drugs to match-fixing as they view it as a low-risk means of making money.
Palermo appoint Malesani and Perinetti (Feb 5, 2013 16:02 GMT)
Palermo have confirmed Alberto Malesani as their new coach, with Giorgio Perinetti returning as sporting director.
Manzano replaces Caparros at Mallorca (Feb 5, 2013 15:13 GMT)
New Real Mallorca coach Gregorio Manzano admitted he knew the size of the challenge he is taking on, as the experienced manager returned to San Moix for a third spell in charge.
Cagliari-Milan under threat (Feb 5, 2013 14:38 GMT)
The Serie A match between Cagliari and Milan may not be played at the Rossoblu's Stadio Is Arenas due to safety concerns once again being expressed by the Cagliari city council.
Madrid forward Ronaldo: I'm not at my best (Feb 5, 2013 14:24 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo has said he intends to play in Portugal's friendly against Ecuador on Wednesday, although he admits that he is not 100% at the moment.
Ex-Real Socidad president repeats doping claims (Feb 5, 2013 13:55 GMT)
Former Real Sociedad president Inaki Badiola has repeated his claims that Jose Luis Astiazaran, his predecessor at the Basque club and current Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) president, was involved in doping practices at La Real.
Messi to sign Barca extension through 2018 (Feb 5, 2013 13:35 GMT)
Argentina forward Lionel Messi on Thursday will sign a five-year contract extension with Barcelona, the club announced Tuesday on its website.
Barcelona to confirm new deal for Messi (Feb 5, 2013 12:39 GMT)
Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with the club until 2018 on Thursday.
Liverpool: 'No contact' in match-fixing probe (Feb 5, 2013 12:25 GMT)
Liverpool on Tuesday said the club has not been contacted by Europol concerning the European Union police agency's match-fixing investigation.
FIFA upholds sanctions in Hungary, Bulgaria case (Feb 5, 2013 12:00 GMT)
FIFA has upheld sanctions imposed on Hungary and Bulgaria for anti-Semitic and racist behavior by fans, and says both teams will play World Cup qualifiers in empty stadiums next month after rejecting appeals by both soccer associations.
Conte and Chiellini apologise for ref rage (Feb 5, 2013 11:48 GMT)
Antonio Conte and Giorgio Chiellini have apologised for their actions after both men were suspended following Juventus' 1-1 draw against Genoa two weeks ago.
Ancelotti impressed with Beckham longevity (Feb 5, 2013 10:42 GMT)
David Beckham has been put through his paces as a Paris Saint-Germain player for the first time with praise from Carlo Ancelotti ringing in his ears.
Iniesta planning long-term Barca stay (Feb 5, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Xavi Hernandez faces a race against time to be fit for Barcelona's upcoming Champions League last 16 tie in Milan on February 20 after tearing a hamstring muscle in his side's 1-1 draw at Valencia on Sunday.
Galliani: Balotelli now AC Milan's Messi (Feb 5, 2013 08:00 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has hailed Manchester City reject Mario Balotelli as the club's answer to Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo: Real 'have a better team' than United (Feb 5, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo has boldly stated "Real Madrid have a better team" than his former club Manchester United ahead of their Champions League round of 16 clash next week.
Liverpool match under suspicion (Feb 5, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Liverpool have been thrust into a worldwide match-fixing scandal, with reports emerging Europol are investigating a 2009 Champions League home clash with Hungarian side Debrecen.
Valencia respond to emotional week against Barca (Feb 4, 2013 23:56 GMT)
Dermot Corrigan was at Mestalla to witness Valencia repond to an emotional week in a positive manner against Barcelona.
Player wages soar as clubs show record losses (Feb 4, 2013 17:09 GMT)
UEFA says losses across European soccer clubs are ballooning as player salaries soar, despite the economic crisis engulfing the continent.
Barca's Xavi a doubt for AC Milan clash (Feb 4, 2013 16:09 GMT)
Xavi Hernandez faces a race against time to be fit for Barcelona's upcoming Champions League last 16 tie in Milan on February 20 after tearing a hamstring muscle in his side's 1-1 draw at Valencia on Sunday.
Brondby avoid bankruptcy after talks (Feb 4, 2013 16:01 GMT)
Former Danish champions Brondby have avoided the threat of bankruptcy after the club announced on Monday that their immediate financial future had been secured.
Gasperini sacked by Palermo after latest defeat (Feb 4, 2013 15:35 GMT)
Gian Piero Gasperini has been sacked by Palermo following the 2-1 loss to Atalanta on Sunday that leaves the club bottom of Serie A.
UEFA warns clubs against trying to 'cheat' FFP (Feb 4, 2013 15:02 GMT)
UEFA has warned clubs they will have to prove they are not "cheating" the new financial fair play (FFP) system by having sponsorship deals with companies closely associated with their owners.
Heldt fully behind Keller despite recent results (Feb 4, 2013 14:30 GMT)
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has labelled the club's 2-1 defeat to Greuther Furth on Saturday as "humiliating" but has given his backing to under-fire boss Jens Keller.
Boenisch signs new Leverkusen deal (Feb 4, 2013 14:11 GMT)
Bayer Leverkusen have rewarded left-back Sebastian Boenisch with a new contract until 2016.
Gomes helps Hoffenheim to rare win on debut (Feb 4, 2013 13:56 GMT)
Hoffenheim bagged their first three points since early November as Heurelho Gomes made his Bundesliga debut in Hoffenheim's 2-1 win over Freiburg at the weekend.
Klopp joy at hard-fought Dortmund victory (Feb 4, 2013 13:27 GMT)
Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp was proud of this players after they defeated Bayer Leverkusen following a thrilling match at BayArena.
Germany's Dortmund trio hurt (Feb 4, 2013 13:25 GMT)
Germany is without Borussia Dortmund trio Marcel Schmelzer, Marco Reus and Mario Goetze for its visit to France in a Paris friendly set for Wednesday.
Panel to consider tweaking law on offside players (Feb 4, 2013 13:10 GMT)
FIFA's rules-making panel will consider changing how the offside law is interpreted at its annual meeting next month.
Spanish league president refutes doping claims (Feb 4, 2013 12:54 GMT)
Liga de Futbol Profesional president Jose Luis Astiazaran has denied claims by former Real Sociedad president Inaki Badiola that illegal medical practices took place during Astiazaran's term in charge of the Basque club.
Robben frustrated by 'dream duo' (Feb 4, 2013 12:20 GMT)
As Bayern Munich continue to dominate the Bundesliga, the partnership of Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Muller is reaching new heights with the duo scoring the goals in Bayern's 3-0 over Mainz at the weekend.
Investigation unveils scale of match-fixing (Feb 4, 2013 11:31 GMT)
An investigation has uncovered allegations of match-fixing in around 380 games across Europe.
Brondby shares suspended as bankruptcy looms (Feb 4, 2013 11:07 GMT)
Danish club Brondby have had all trading of their shares suspended as the possibility of bankruptcy looms, according to a statement from the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (CSE).
We're hurting, Ramos tells Real Madrid fans (Feb 4, 2013 10:54 GMT)
Sergio Ramos has said Real Madrid's players "are hurting" after their limp 1-0 away defeat to Granada - their fifth league defea of the season.
Ball: Geta life (Feb 4, 2013 10:53 GMT)
Phil Ball gets to grips with Getafe as he pays his first visit to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on a freezing Saturday night.
Spalletti backing Andreazzoli to shine at Roma (Feb 4, 2013 10:39 GMT)
Zenit St Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti says Aurelio Andreazzoli "deserves Roma's faith" and backed him to succeed after being placed in temporary charge of the struggling Giallorossi.
Athletic star Llorente relishing Juve move (Feb 4, 2013 10:32 GMT)
Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has spoken of his excitement at joining Juventus this summer and is setting his sights on success in the Champions League.
Stramaccioni making no excuses for slump (Feb 4, 2013 10:10 GMT)
Andrea Stramaccioni has said Inter "are going through a difficult moment" after they lost 3-1 to Serie A's bottom club Siena but has backed his team to finish in the top three this season.
Alves: Atletico biggest threat to Barca (Feb 4, 2013 10:09 GMT)
Dani Alves has said people should stop talking about Real Madrid as Barcelona's main rivals - because Atletico Madrid are much closer to the Primera Division leaders.
Marseille coach Baup defends Barton red card (Feb 4, 2013 09:44 GMT)
Marseille coach Elie Baup has leapt to the defence of Joey Barton after the controversial midfielder was sent off for the first time in his Ligue 1 career.
Spain's Xavi ruled out of Uruguay clash (Feb 4, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Xavi has been withdrawn from Spain's squad to take on Uruguay following a hamstring injury picked up in Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Valencia.
Balotelli delighted with dream debut (Feb 4, 2013 00:35 GMT)
Mario Balotelli revealed he was not supposed to start for AC Milan against Udinese, but was delighted with his contribution as he scored a brace on debut in a 2-1 victory.
Barton's red card costs Marseille; Lyon beaten (Feb 4, 2013 00:16 GMT)
Marseille was left counting the cost of Joey Barton's second-half dismissal as ity slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to lowly Nancy in Ligue 1 Sunday night.
Two-goal Balotelli hero in Milan debut (Feb 3, 2013 22:44 GMT)
Mario Balotelli marked his return to Serie A by scoring both goals -- including the winner in added time -- in AC Milan's 2-1 win over Udinese on Sunday.
Messi helps Barca salvage tie in Valencia (Feb 3, 2013 21:34 GMT)
Barcelona was indebted to goalkeeper Victor Valdes for producing two super saves to secure a point from a tough 1-1 draw against Valencia at the Mestalla Sunday.
Juve's Bonucci off Italy roster due to Serie A ban (Feb 3, 2013 19:51 GMT)
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has been omitted from Cesare Prandelli's latest Italy squad due to a lack of discipline.
Dortmund escapes Leverkusen in 5-goal thriller (Feb 3, 2013 19:05 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund blew a two-goal lead but hit back to win 3-2 at Bayer Leverkusen and climb up to second place in the Bundesliga
Eredivisie: Home defeat hits Twente's hopes (Feb 3, 2013 18:06 GMT)
FC Twente's Eredivisie title hopes suffered a blow after they were beaten 4-2 at home by fifth-placed FC Utrecht.
First woman calls men's pro game on German TV (Feb 3, 2013 17:49 GMT)
German soccer fans are hearing an unfamiliar voice, with a woman providing commentary on a men's soccer game on national TV for the first time.
Juve clips Chievo to move 3 clear; Lazio falls (Feb 3, 2013 17:02 GMT)
Juventus won 2-1 at Chievo Verona on Sunday to move three points clear of Napoli again at the top of Serie A.
Bundesliga: Dortmund edge out Leverkusen (Feb 3, 2013 16:52 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund blew a two-goal lead but hit back to win 3-2 at Bayer Leverkusen and climb up to second place in the Bundesliga, trying to catch runaway leaders Bayern Munich.
Ligue 1: Barton sent off as Marseille are beaten (Feb 3, 2013 16:04 GMT)
Marseille paid the price for the second-half dismissal of Joey Barton as they slipped to a shock defeat at home to lowly Nancy.
La Liga: Barca rescue point at Valencia (Feb 3, 2013 15:29 GMT)
Barcelona were indebted to goalkeeper Victor Valdes for producing two super saves to secure a 1-1 draw from a tough assignment against Valencia at the Mestalla.
Serie A: Balotelli bags brace on Milan debut (Feb 3, 2013 13:21 GMT)
Mario Balotelli deviated slightly from the script in scoring twice on his AC Milan debut in a 2-1 victory over Udinese, but his winner arrived in typically controversial fashion.
Roma: Zeman sacked over poor form (Feb 3, 2013 11:18 GMT)
Roma chief executive Italo Zanzi has revealed the reasons for the sacking of coach Zdenek Zeman following the side's 4-2 loss against Cagliari on Friday night.
Kahn: Guardiola may not bring glory to Bayern (Feb 3, 2013 09:17 GMT)
German goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn has moved to quash speculation Pep Guardiola's imminent move to Bayern Munich will result in instant success.
Ronaldo: No splitting Mourinho, Ferguson (Feb 3, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is expecting an epic battle between super coaches Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson when Madrid and Manchester United square-off in the Champions League round of 16.
Serie A: Mazzarri rues missed chances in Napoli win (Feb 3, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has criticised his side's attack, despite Saturday's 2-0 victory over Catania moving them level with Serie A leaders Juventus.
Mourinho blasts 'tired' and 'horrible' Real (Feb 3, 2013 08:00 GMT)
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has labelled his side's performance in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Granada as "horrible", insisting it is unacceptable for fatigue to be an issue for professional players.
La Liga: Real beaten by Ronaldo own goal (Feb 2, 2013 23:12 GMT)
New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz enjoyed a dream first game in charge as his side pulled off a shock victory over Real Madrid at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Ronaldo own goal dooms Madrid at Granada (Feb 2, 2013 23:11 GMT)
New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz enjoyed a dream first game in charge as his side pulled off a shock 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Saturday.
Serie A: Napoli move level on points with Juventus (Feb 2, 2013 22:36 GMT)
Marek Hamsik took centre stage as Napoli moved level with Juventus at the top of Serie A with victory over Catania.
Napoli handles Catania to join Juve atop Serie A (Feb 2, 2013 22:31 GMT)
Napoli moved alongside Juventus at the top of the Serie A table with a routine 2-0 win over Catania this evening.
Eredivisie: PSV smash seven past Den Haag (Feb 2, 2013 22:22 GMT)
PSV Eindhoven underlined their superiority at the top of the Eredivisie as they thrashed ADO Den Haag 7-0 to move four points clear.
Ligue 1: Bordeaux and Nice climb up table (Feb 2, 2013 21:24 GMT)
Bordeaux moved up to fourth in the Ligue 1 table, with Nice only behind on goal difference, after Saturday's fixtures.
Bayern widens lead to 14 with win (Feb 2, 2013 18:04 GMT)
Bayern Munich continued its seemingly unstoppable march toward the Bundesliga title with a convincing 3-0 win at Mainz on Saturday afternoon.
Bundesliga: Bayern batter Mainz, Schalke woe (Feb 2, 2013 16:47 GMT)
Bayern Munich continued their seemingly unstoppable march towards the Bundesliga title with a convincing 3-0 win at Mainz.
Roma part company with Zdenek Zeman (Feb 2, 2013 14:02 GMT)
Roma have announced the sacking of their manager Zdenek Zeman.
Ancelotti: Beckham will be PSG's Maldini (Feb 2, 2013 08:00 GMT)
PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has compared star recruit David Beckham to Italian legend Paolo Maldini after the 37-year-old signed a five-month contract with the Paris club.
Spanish Cup: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Sevilla (Feb 1, 2013 23:51 GMT)
Atletico Madrid claimed a 2-1 victory over Sevilla in an incident-packed Copa del Rey semi-final first leg that produced three penalties and three red cards in the second half.
Mario Balotelli: I won't miss English culture (Feb 1, 2013 21:51 GMT)
Mario Balotelli has thanked Manchester City's fans for their support, but the AC Milan striker says he is not going to miss England.
Bender twins ready for Bundesliga showdown (Feb 1, 2013 19:05 GMT)
Twin brothers Lars and Sven Bender are set to battle it out on Sunday when Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund play each other for second place in the Bundesliga.
Emirates, Paris St. Germain ink shirt deal (Feb 1, 2013 17:55 GMT)
Emirates airlines has agreed to a new five-year shirt sponsorship deal in principle with Paris Saint-Germain, the big-spending French team which just signed David Beckham.
Robben hits back at critics (Feb 1, 2013 13:45 GMT)
Bayern Munich's under-fire winger Arjen Robben says his commitment is not in doubt after it was questioned by general manager Matthias Sammer.
Bruising Clasico left its mark on Alba (Feb 1, 2013 12:01 GMT)
ESPN FC Quiniela - Week 22 - Beautiful game marred (Feb 1, 2013 08:32 GMT)
In the latest Quiniela, Eduardo Alvarez predicts Barcelona will follow their Clasico draw with an away defeat.