Showing posts with label Casillas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Casillas. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mourinho begged to leave Real Madrid

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he had to beg Real Madrid to let him leave back in 2012...

Monday, August 1, 2016

Yearbook Battle - Messi, Ronaldo and Co. go back to school!

Goal's Yearbook Battle has kicked off and the world's best players are battling for recognition across 16 star-studded teams.

Our experts have compiled the best XIs based on the year players were born, from the golden oldies of 1981 to the new kids on the block of 1996, and Monday sees the last 16 games get under way in the week-long fantasy tournament.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

More than 50,000 readers around the world voted Iker Casillas as UEFA Champions League's greatest ever goalkeeper

After the announcement that Casillas is UEFA Champions League's greatest ever goalkeeper, legendary Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar retweeted my cartoon on twitter, followed by a retweet from Casillas himself., Huffington Post (Spanish), O Jogo and Morocco World News wrote about the indecent.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Casillas hurting Spain's Euro 2016 hopes

Slovakia shocked Spain on Thursday night as they picked up an incredible 2-1 victory against La Roja, a match in which Iker Casillas's place in the side was once again called into question.

Vicente del Bosque stuck with the veteran shot-stopper at the World Cup despite losing his undisputed No.1 status at Real Madrid, but his poor form in Brazil continued in Zilina as the 33-year-old allowed a routine free kick to fly past him down the centre of the goal.

Casillas's performance against Slovakia could be the final straw for a player who has captained his country to World and European glory, with David de Gea - who was so magnificent against Everton at the weekend - waiting in the wings.
Friday, October 10, 2014 14:00

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ronaldo the ultimate star of Madrid's Galacticos

Real Madrid have spent close to £100 million this summer on the signings of James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

But it was Cristiano Ronaldo who once again stole the show as Madrid left Cardiff as Uefa Super Cup winners on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla as Carlo Ancelotti's star-studded side kicked off their season with a trophy win.

The new-look Galacticos boasts Bale, Benzema, James, Kroos, Modric and more, but Ronaldo remains the star attraction.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:30

Monday, August 11, 2014

Casillas still the man at Madrid

Iker Casillas was provided with something of a vote of confidence following Real Madrid's decision to offload Diego Lopez to AC Milan.

The Spain No.1, who lost his place to Lopez for the majority of the 2013-14 campaign, is seemingly still in favour at the Bernabeu despite his struggles with his national team at the World Cup.

The signing of Keylor Navas has further pushed Lopez out the door, with the 32-year-old furious at the way he has been treated by the Champions League winners, while Casillas now looks certain to finish his career in Madrid.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:00

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Xavi calls time on Spain career

Xavi has retired from international football after winning the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain.

The 34-year-old was capped 133 times, more than any other Spanish outfield player, while Vicente del Bosque admits the national side will struggle to find a replacement for the Barcelona midfielder.

"We have lost a unique player in the national team and it will be difficult to find another one like him,” said the 63-year-old.

"Xavi has been key in Spain's style and in all the success achieved. We'll miss him so much on and off the pitch."
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:00