Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Champions League returns

Just four months after Cristiano Ronaldo & co. were holding aloft the giant trophy in Benfica's Stadium of Light, the Champions League is back as the group stages kick-off on Tuesday night.

Holders Real Madrid are in action against Basel and will be eager to kick-start their season, having so far struggled domestically, while Italian champions Juventus will be looking for a longer-lasting European adventure this time around - and have been handed an easier draw, beginning against Malmo.

The Premier League is well represented too, with Arsenal travelling to Dortmund looking to repeat the victory they recorded last term, while Liverpool's absence from Europe's premier club competition is finally over as they begin against Ludogorets.

As ever, you can follow all the action as it unfolds LIVE with Goal.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:30


Di Maria finally heralds new Van Gaal era


Angel Di Maria's exemplary display for Manchester United on Sunday finally got Louis van Gaal's reign at Old Trafford underway as a goal and an assist saw the Red Devils cruise past QPR 4-0.
Monday, September 15, 2014 11:55

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chelsea's runaway train led by rampant Costa

The Premier League season may only be four games old but already Chelsea are threatening to run away with the title.

Jose Mourinho’s men have a 100% record so far this season and cruised to a 4-2 victory over Swansea on Saturday.

New signing Diego Costa was once again impressive for the Blues, hitting a hat-trick to sink Garry Monk’s previously unbeaten side.
Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:53

Ancelotti: Football isn't a game for girls!

Carlo Ancelotti caused quite a stir in the build-up to the Madrid derby, claiming Atletico Madrid should be applauded for their physical approach because "football's not for girls"...
Saturday, 13 September 2014 11:04

Falcao dreams of long Manchester United stay

Radamel Falcao may only be on loan at Manchester United for one season, but the Colombia striker says he hopes to stay at Old Trafford for many years to come.

But just how long has he got in mind?!
Friday, 12 September 2014 12:00

Suarez counting down the days to Clasico debut

Luis Suarez learned on Wednesday that he will make his competitive Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on October 25.

The first Clasico of the season will take place at Santiago Bernabeu and is set to be a thrilling occasion with Suarez joining team-mates Lionel Messi and Neymar against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:48

Czech mate! Hiddink’s Holland suffer late defeat

Guus Hiddink’s return as coach of Netherlands got off to the worst possible start as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic.

The World Cup bronze medallists had looked set for a point after Stefan de Vrij equalised Borek Dockal’s opener, before disaster struck in stoppage time.

A dreadful error by Daryl Janmaat saw the Newcastle defender attempt to head back to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, with the ball instead hitting the post and leaving Vaclav Pilar the simple task of tapping home for a late winner.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:23