Champions League Matchday 6 still has some intrigue despite several top clubs already assured of their spots in the knockout stages. Miguel Delaney runs through what to watch for this week.
Less and less on the line in 2016
Since it's the final matchday of the group stage, there is obviously one big theme to look at -- do-or-die qualification for the last 16 -- but that also demands a wider historical perspective. There are four places up for grabs, with 12 already decided, and that means...
So much for the idea that Real Madrid are going to run away with La Liga. They're not -- not yet, anyway. And even a win at the Camp Nou and going nine points clear would not have meant locking up the title just yet.
But what the 1-1 draw showed (Sergio Ramos' late goal notwithstanding) is that Real Madrid are very much a team, a compact unit more than capable of going into the Camp Nou and dominating, physically and tactically. That was the case in the first half, where Zinedine Zidane's midfield,...
Five thoughts from the weekend in La Liga as Sergio Ramos' late header in the Clasico at Barcelona kept Real Madrid in control of the title race, Atletico and Sevilla missed chances to make up ground, and there was a shake-up at the bottom of the table.
1. Modric the master
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos got the headlines, again, on Saturday afternoon as his latest last-gasp header equalised at the Camp Nou and maintained his side's six-point advantage over Barcelona in the La Liga table.
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La Liga giants to fight for Martial
Manchester United have only just made Anthony Martial the most expensive teenager in history, but the Sun believes Real Madrid and Barcelona would be ready to offer the Red Devils a profit on their investment.
The France international cost an initial £36 million, but with a further £8m arriving once he reaches 25 goals for...
BARCELONA, Spain -- This was a match in which individual skill, tactics, strategy and passion all took a backseat to mentality.
The recent history of Barcelona and Real Madrid is so dotted with footballers of five-star, luxury class -- Lamborghinis and Ferraris amid a sea of family-sized, five-door, school-run estate cars -- that we all get caught up in talking about them like they are high-performance machines.
Not mere human beings.
Because they can, in football terms, go from nought to 60 in...
Sergio Ramos's header in the final minute earned Real Madrid a 1-1 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Saturday. Luis Enrique's side had led through Luis Suarez's fourth goal in five Clasicos, but the late equaliser means they remain six points behind Zinedine Zidane's league leaders.