Spanish Primera División
Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has said he is unsure if he would have made the grade if he had stayed at Barcelona and is pleased to have been given a chance by Arsene Wenger.
Bellerin, 20, has deputised for the injured Mathieu Debuchy this season and has looked comfortable despite having started the season without a Premier League appearance to his name.
The Spaniard went on loan to Watford in the English Championship in 2013-14 and has developed well since leaving the Camp Nou at the age of...
Lionel Messi has been the best performing forward in Europe's elite leagues in 2015, according to a CIES Football Observatory study, while it ranked Cristiano Ronaldo only 29th among forwards.
The CIES study assessed players in La Liga, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A according to six Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) -- shooting, chance creation, take-ons, distribution, recovery and rigour.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP SCORERS
1. Lionel Messi - 75 (94 games) - Barcelona
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 75 (111) - Man Utd, Real Madrid
3. Raul - 71 (142) - Real Madrid, Schalke 04
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy - 56 (73) - PSV, Man Utd, Real Madrid
5. Thierry Henry - 50 (112) - Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
Barcelona star Messi, who has scored 17 goals in La Liga since Jan. 1, rated as...
Real Sociedad sporting director Loren has praised the work David Moyes has done since taking over at the Primera Division club in November.
Former Manchester United manager Moyes replaced Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked last year after a dismal start left the club 19th in the table.
The 51-year-old has led Sociedad away from the relegation zone and into ninth place with 10 games of the season remaining.
"It was hard for us to replace Jagoba," Loren told Spanish sports newspaper Marca. "But the team...
Hristo Stoichkov has hit out at Louis van Gaal, claiming the current Manchester United manager engineered his departure from Barcelona.
The Bulgaria legend played for Van Gaal briefly during the 1997-98 season, when Stoichkov had returned to the Camp Nou and the Dutchman had arrived from Ajax.
And Stoichkov, a forward who scored 314 goals in his club career, told L'Equipe: "I don't have any respect for him. He's a bastard.
"One day, when I was injured and I was with my wife at the Camp Nou, he went...