Showing posts with label Pepe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pepe. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Beşiktaş flies high with the Giants in the round of 16 in the Champions League

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Barcelona puzzled by Celta defeat

Barcelona were on the receiving end of a shock 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Saturday night.

Luis Suarez - on his competitive Camp Nou debut - Neymar and Lionel Messi all failed to fire as a single goal from Jaoquin Larrivey proved enough to seal an unlikely three points for the underdogs.

Messi and Neymar hit the crossbar twice each on a puzzling night for Barca fans.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 13:30

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Suarez set for Barcelona debut

Luis Suarez's four-month ban is finally over and the £70 million summer signing from Liverpool is set to make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday evening.

Will the Uruguay international mark his debut with a goal?
Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:00

Balotelli display leaves Rodgers fuming

It was another night to forget for Mario Balotelli as Real Madrid strolled to a 3-0 win at Anfield.

The Italy striker has struggled for form since his £16 million arrival from AC Milan and was unable to get out of first gear against the European champions on Wednesday evening.

To top it off, Balotelli was caught swapping shirts at half-time with Pepe, a gesture which irked Brendan Rodgers.

“That's the first I've heard (about Balotelli swapping his shirt) and I wouldn't like it either. It shouldn't happen and if that's the case, I'll deal with it,” said the Liverpool manager.

“It’s not something I stand for and it’s something I deal with internally.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:00

Friday, June 20, 2014

Half-fit Ronaldo overrun by ruthless Germany

Poor Ronaldo. He spent all week battling an ongoing knee problem to make Portugal's opening game in Group G against Germany, only to be shackled over the course of a 90 minute 4-0 defeat.

Tendonitis may have restricted his training time in the lead up to the game but the 29-year-old looked fit enough and did draw Manuel Neuer into a couple of good saves.

But when all was said and done (and Pepe had received his marching orders), Ronaldo could do nothing to drag his side away from a heavy defeat.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:22

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Real Madrid have a snail of a time in the Bernabeu

Real Madrid triumphed 1-0 over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night after shutting up shop and keeping Pep Guardiola's boys away from Iker Casillas's goal.

The Bundesliga champions were criticised for their style of play, often for the lack of tempo and incision in their build-up and drew a blank on the night.

Though Real sacrificed possession, their counterattacking threat was evident and were unfortunate not to at least score a second through either Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria. The story though, was of a sluggish Bayern.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:30

Friday, March 28, 2014

Smoking Bacca leaves Ronaldo & Co. in his wake

It was the Carlos Bacca show at the Ramon Sanchez on Wednesday.

The Colombian striker put a huge dent in Real Madrid's title challenge as he scored both goals in a famous 2-1 win for Unai Emery's side, with Pepe and Raphael Varane struggling to deal with the 27-year-old.

Real Madrid had taken the lead early on in the contest, courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo although there was nothing stopping Bacca thereafter, with the former Club Brugge man scoring twice to leave Madrid three points behind Atletico at the top.
Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:02

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jese 'living the dream' after saving Real Madrid

Jese Rodriguez claims he was "fulfilling a dream" after he scored a late winner in Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Valencia on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti's side had taken the lead twice through Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo, only to be pegged back on each occasion by Pablo Piatti and Jeremy Mathieu.

But as the match at the Mestalla looked to be heading for a stalemate, Jese popped up with a goal which has kept Madrid five points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

“I was looking for Zidane in the celebrations as his support is a big influence for me," Jese explained after the match. "He and the coach give me a lot of love and Zidane is a big reason why I stayed at the club.”
Monday, December 23, 2013 12:00

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Neymar & Co watch Pepe horror show

Neymar is set to make his El Clasico bow as Barcelona host Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Saturday and the Brazilian insists he is suitably prepared for the inevitable threat posed by Pepe.

The 30-year-old has been involved in his fair share of feisty encounters with Barcelona players, the most notable being when he stamped on Lionel Messi's hand in January 2012.

But Neymar claims he is up to speed with the defender's tricks after he received a video of Pepe's antics from the Brazil Football Confederation before his nation's friendly against Portugal in September.
Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Real 'robbery' gets Spain up in arms

Controversy reigned at Elche on Wednesday night as Real Madrid snatched the latest of winners from the penalty spot.

The home crowd, who had sang songs of Madrid's supposed cheating all evening, were incensed when referee Cesar Muniz pointed to the spot after Pepe took a tumble in the 94th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted, leaving Elche captain Albucar to brand it a robbery, Gerard Pique to make his disproval known on Twitter, and the Spanish police to reveal that they had received more than 120 complaining tweets from disgruntled fans!
Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bad Santa Mourinho leaves Casillas out in the cold

In just the latest in a long list of controversies, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho chose to drop Iker Casillas from his side to face Malaga on Saturday.

The pair have a notoriously frosty relationship, and the Portuguese boss' plan spectacularly back-fired, with los Blancos going down to a 3-2 defeat in Andalusia to leave his side a whopping 16 points behind Barcelona in La Liga.

Mourinho has been heavily linked with a departure from the Bernabeu at the end of the season, and may have sealed his own fate with his latest headline-grabbing mishap.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ronaldo's stars align as he tops the 50

This year's 50 has been announced with Cristiano Ronaldo revealed as the top player of the past 12 months.

Real Madrid team-mate Iker Casillas was surprisingly placed second with Lionel Messi shunted down to third after Los Blancos' title-winning exploits in La Liga last term.
The list has sparked debate and intrigue among fans and pundits alike, and is likely to continue to do so for time to come.

Not everyone has the time to pore over the facts and stats of the list in full so we have brought the entire 50 to you in the simplest of forms.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ronaldo winds down with team-mates after Portugal winner

After last night's stellar performance against Czech Republic in the first quarter final, there's no denying that Cristiano Ronaldo is beginning to take Euro 2012 by storm.
Having shaken off the shackles he seemed encumbered with in the opening two group games, the Portuguese maestro has been in fantastic form, bagging a pair in the Group B decider against Netherlands before netting the winner for the Seleccao in Warsaw last night.

On the back of two scintillating displays, the Real Madrid star would be forgiven for wanting to put his feet up before his side's semi-final next week - and his teammates are certainly indebted to him after his moment in the sun ...