Threatened with relegation if they failed against Betis, Gregorio Manzano’s players had great opportunities from the start of the match – Adrian rejected heroic Victor Casadesus’ header and Hemed sent the ball on the crossbar from the penalty area (min 10).
Mallorca managed to open the score after 22 minutes, when Adrian rejected wrong Victor’s shot and Hemed scored the opening goal (min 22).
Chica brought the first great opportunity of the second half – but Pabon sent wide at the Spaniard centering from the 58th minute. Read more
Philipe Montanier led Real Sociedad to the 4th place in the Primera Division, which ensures the presence in the Champions League qualifiers, and if will manage to withstand the assault of Valencia (5th), the French tactician can switch into his CV a historical qualifications in the most important competition in Europe. However, the 48-year coach decided not to stay with the Basque club next season and accepted an offer from his homeland. Read more
Real Madrid’s defeat of in the Copa del Rey final, 1-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu over rivals Atletico, put the point of the weakest season in Jose Mourinho’s career, who not hinted that he was going to leave. Former Inter coach still has a three-year contract with the Madrid giant.
Besides missing the Spanish Cup, the team he leads has finished in second place in the Primera Division and reached the UEFA Champions League semifinals, from where they were eliminated by Borussia Dortmund with the overall score of 3-4. He won only the Spanish Super Cup earlier this season. Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the man of who Real Madrid is dependent in recent seasons. With over 30 goals in each of the last three seasons in La Liga, the Portuguese star is the Blancos top scorer, and President Florentino Perez wants to do everything he can to retain him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United make increasing pressure, and the Lusitania stated on several occasions that he would like to play again at Old Trafford. Even the British fans have started a fundraiser to help the amount of this transfer. Read more
Pending the end of the season in hopes to qualify on a Champions League place, the leadership of Arsenal have made a surprising move.
From 2014 the Gunners will waive the equipment provided by Nike and will dress Puma, the grouping from Emirates Stadium signing a contract of 170 million pounds for a period of five years, this representing the highest amount in the history of English football given by a sponsor of sports equipment, according to themirror.co.uk
Besides this, a big part of this amount will be directed toward the transfers campaign, Wenger already announcing that the team will invest a lot of money this summer. Read more
PSG’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted that it would be hard to say no to an offer came from Real Madrid this summer after his adventure in Paris.
The 53-year-old tactician is seen as a good replacement for Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese being closer to Chelsea than staying in the capital of Spain for the coming years.
“If they would sent me an offer, it would be hard to refuse. I do not know if my future passes by Real Madrid, but it was a moment in my career when I was close to signing with this club, but finally I got to Chelsea ” admitted Carlo Ancelotti. Read more
The victory obtained in the first leg in Munich against the Catalans club FC Barcelona, 4-0, produced a general euphoria in Bayern’s dressing room, and also gave a total confidence themselves that can not miss qualification in the UEFA Champions League final, which will be played on May 25 at Wembley.
Jupp Heynckes’s players did not condescend to the Spanish in return match from the Camp Nou, the proof being how the team played, but they were absolutely convinced that they can not miss the third Champions League final in four years and the tenth in the Bavarian club’s history. Bayern played a League final and last year, but lost at the penalty kicks in front of Chelsea. In 2010 they lost 0-2 against Inter, team coached by Mourinho in that period. Read more
Earlier last week brought confirmation of Gotze’s transfer to Bayern even before the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Guardiola’s future lineup looks unstoppable at the moment, many anticipating a Bavarian global dominance, similar to the success of FC Barcelona in the last decade.
In these circumstances, all expect Real, Barcelona and the big teams from England to respond by moving keeping pace with Bayern. England press speculates a possible agreement between the Catalans and Arsenal regarding the the transfer of Jack Wilshere on Camp Nou. The midfielder would be, in fact, the subject of an exchange, which includes Cesc Fabregas. Yesterday, in Spain, there were information that the Spaniard who failed to find a place in Vilanova’s starting line-up will be put on the transfer list in the summer. Read more
The failure that suffered Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal in their travel to Borussia Dortmund (1-4), did not demoralize the Los Blancos grouping players, who now hopes to a spectacular turnaround.
Coach Jose Mourinho first said that if his team does not qualify, at least to make those from Dortmund to suffer. Then the Portuguese explained that on the Santiago Bernabeu it will be decided the first finalist of this Champions League edition, whose final is scheduled on May 25 at Wembley. Read more
FC Barcelona is as eliminated from UEFA Champions League after losing 4-0 the first leg of the semifinals of the competition, in front of Bayern. The Catalans will be thus limited to winning a single trophy this season, the Primera Division title.
Tito Vilanova was reconfirmed in charge by the club Vice President Josep Bartomeu, who claimed and that the grouping from the Camp Nou will bring serious reinforcements in the summer.
Among the transfers that are on the list of Barcelona, are Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) and Neymar (Santos), but Bartomeu said not yet reached an agreement with the two football players. Read more