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Monday, February 28, 2005

Zidane Risks Of Missing Juve Game

The French midfielder suffered a muscle injury which has jeopardized his availability for the second leg match against the Bianconeri.

Pele pens open letter to Robinho: Reject Real Madrid

Robinho, 21, is expected to sign for Real at the end of this season, but Pele, a Santos legend, wrote in a local newspaper column: "Robinho, with his charisma and his talent can bring a new generation of fans to Santos and the Brazilian national team."

Brazil coach: Real Madrid's Ronaldo has lost focus

Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira says Real Madrid star Ronaldo has "lost his focus".

Real boss remains defiant

Real Madrid boss Wanderley Luxemburgo still believes his team can win the Spanish title despite a damaging defeat at Deportivo La Coruna.

Beckham, others eye gambling suit

Five of Real Madrid's star players are set to take legal action against seven online betting companies for using their images without consent, the club said.

La Liga wrap: New dawn for Valencia

Valencia won their first match in the post-Ranieri era, coming back to defeat Real Betis 2-1, with goals from Ruben Baraja and Mista. Earlier, Sevilla moved into third despite being held 2-2 at home by Racing, Atletico beat Real Sociedad 1-0, while Villarreal slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Zaragoza.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Spanish Soccer Leading Goalscorers

Real slip further behind, Barça held

Real Madrid missed the chance to narrow the gap at the top of the table as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday. Barcelona had been held to a 1-1 draw by bottom side Numancia earlier, but Real were unable to capitalise and now trail the leaders by eight points

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Barcelona keep tabs on Man Utd's Giggs talks

The Sun says Barcelona are monitoring Giggs' contract talks with United and are ready to pounce if a deal cannot be agreed before the summer market opens.


Minister for Sport Jaime Lissavetzky will on Tuesday meet a number of representatives from Spanish football in a bid to find a solution to the continuing problem of racist chanting at Primera Liga grounds.

Koeman Favourite For Valencia Hotseat

Ronald Koeman has emerged as the favourite to take over at Valencia after the Spanish giants sacked Claudio Ranieri following the club’s poor run of form.

Real battered by flu bug

Real Madrid coach Wanderley Luxemburgo faces an injury crisis for his side's visit to Deportivo la Coruna Saturday.

Koeman Favourite For Valencia Hotseat

Ronald Koeman has emerged as the favourite to take over at Valencia after the Spanish giants sacked Claudio Ranieri following the club’s poor run of form.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Irureta: Madrid Will Still Be Strong

Javier Irureta is still worried about the visit of Real Madrid, despite the absence of Ronaldo, Raúl and Guti from their squad.

Spain preview

Leaders Barcelona travel to bottom side Numancia in the Primera Division on Saturday while Real Madrid's injury list continues to grow ahead of their trip to Deportivo La Coruna.

Ranieri sacked by Valencia

Claudio Ranieri was sacked as Valencia coach on Friday just eight months after taking charge at the Primera Liga club. The decision was taken at a board meeting brought forward to Friday following the side's surprise elimination from the UEFA Cup at the hands of Steaua Bucharest.

Aguirre To Leave Osasuna

Javier Aguirre is set to take over at Deportivo La Coruña or Atlético Madrid in the summer after announcing he will quit as coach of Osasuna.

Paltry fines for Spanish racism

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has fined Primera Liga clubs Malaga and Getafe 600 euros each after their fans racially abused players from visiting teams last weekend. Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni was subjected to racist chants in Malaga's La Rosaleda stadium on Sunday.

Reports: Valencia to discuss Ranieri's future

Valencia called an emergency meeting of the board of directors for Friday to discuss the future of coach Claudio Ranieri, news agency Europa Press said on Thursday.

Ronaldo puzzled by Real blast

Ronaldo claims he was left puzzled by recent criticism from Real Madrid boss Wanderley Luxemburgo.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

FC Barcelona seeks to forge ahead in Spanish title race

FC Barcelona hasn't won a major trophy since 1999, but with the memories of a come-from-behind win over Chelsea in the Champions League and a visit to last-place Numancia in the Spanish league this weekend, things are looking up.

FC Barcelona goalkeeper Valdes leaves hospital

FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes left the hospital Thursday after recovering from a light concussion that he suffered during his team's 2-1 Champions League victory over Chelsea, the Spanish club said on its Web site.

Salgado Out For A Month, Ronaldo And Zidane doubt for Depor

Real Madrid will be without Michel Salgado for the next month after the defender picked up a knee injury against Juventus.

Ferrando: I’m Not Leaving Atletico

Atletico Madrid coach Caesar Ferrando has denied reports that he will step down at the end of the season due to disagreements with the board.

Real disappointed despite win

Real Madrid feel that Juventus were fortunate to leave the Bernabeu with just a 1-0 defeat in Tuesday's Champions League tie.

Salgado blow for Real

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Atletico Madrid board wants Osasuna coach Aguirre

Deportivo La Coruna coach Javier Irureta and former Boca Juniors trainer Carlos Bianchi are among the early candidates to succeed Caesar Ferrando as Atletico Madrid coach.

Atletico Madrid shock: Ferrando to walk

Caesar Ferrando is set to sensationally resign from Atletico Madrid at the end of this season.The Atletico trainer only signed a new, 12-month extension in December, but AS says Ferrando cannot see a solution to the problems he is having with the board and is prepared to walk.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Owen staying Real - for now

Michael Owen is "flattered" by Newcastle's interest in him but insists he is happy with life at Real Madrid.

Barcelona board discusses mega Ronaldinho deal

Barcelona's board held a preliminary meeting on Monday to discuss Ronaldinho's new contract and also next season's shirt sponsorship proposal.

Stam snubbed Real switch

Milan stopper Jaap Stam has revealed that he has twice rejected moves to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid coach delighted with Beckham delivery

Ivan Helguera headed home for Real Madrid in last night's 1-0 Champions League win over Juventus.

Valencia president Soler plans clearout

Valencia president Juan Soler is planning a major clearout at the end of the season.

Salgado Out For Two Months?

Real Madrid have suffered a huge blow with the news that Michel Salgado may be out for the next two months.

Albelda Says Ranieri Should Stay

David Albelda has called for Claudio Ranieri to be given more time to turn things round at Valencia as calls for the coach's head grow.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Jardel Spanish stint short-lived

Brazilian striker Mario Jardel has broken his contract with Alaves less than a month after signing a deal with the Spanish second division club. "Mario Jardel has decided to leave Vitoria and return to his home country," Alaves said on their website on Tuesday.

Ronaldinho just wants to win everything

The 24-year-old Brazilian, instrumental in Barcelona's current success, told soccer magazine France Football he had set his sights on the Primera Liga, the Champions League, FIFA's player of the year award and France Football's own Golden Ball.

Ref interrupts game to warn racists

Referee Alfonso Perez Burrull became the first match official in Spain to halt a game because of racist abuse when he asked spectators to refrain from monkey chanting at a league match in Malaga.

Ronaldo: "We Must Play The Game Of Our Lives"

Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid's players are ready to play the game of their lives when they face Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Nihat out for rest of season

Real Sociedad's Turkish international striker Nihat Kahveci will miss the rest of the season after tearing the cruciate ligament in his left knee. The 25-year-old, who will have surgery, will be out for around six months.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Mourinho dismisses talk of Ronaldinho swoop

Jose Mourinho has denied that Chelsea will make a renewed bid for World Player of the Year Ronaldinho.

Barca renew Dacourt bid

Roma are at the centre of transfer gossip with Olivier Dacourt attracting international interest and the club seeking Emmanuel Adebayor.

Seville star Baptista desperate for Barcelona move

Seville striker Julio Baptista is desperate to seal a move to Barcelona in the summer.

Chelsea's Robben has swipe at Real Madrid's galacticos policy

Chelsea winger Arjen Robben has joined manager Jose Mourinho in taking a swipe at Real Madrid's galacticos policy.

Capello would love Real Madrid's Raul at Juventus

Juventus coach Fabio Capello has admitted he'd love to sign Real Madrid captain Raul.

Albacete sack coach Gonzalez

Albacete coach Jose Gonzalez was sacked on Sunday after his side slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against basement club Numancia that saw them drop into the relegation zone. The Primera Liga club said reserve team coach Martin Monteagudo would now take charge.

Perez: I won't quit Real Madrid presidency

Florentino Perez has denied reports he intends to step down early from the Real Madrid presidency.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Barca installed as favorites

Former Barcelona defender Michael Reiziger believes his former side are favourites to beat Chelsea in the Champions League.

Salgado doubtful for Juventus game

Real Madrid right back Michel Salgado is rated as doubtful for his team's Champions League game with Juventus, news reports said Sunday.

Beckhams welcome third child

Real Madrid and England star David Beckham has become a father for the third time after his wife, Victoria, gave birth to the couple's third son.

Luxemburgo Takes Blame For Saturday Night Fiasco

Real Madrid boss Wanderley Luxemburgo took the blame for his team’s home loss at the hands of Athletic Bilbao.

Ronaldo plots Inter comeback?

Brazilian newspapers suggest Ronaldo’s difficult attitude is part of a plan to free himself from Real Madrid for a return to Inter.

La Liga Saturday Wrap: Barça Back In Control As Madrid Flop

Barcelona reopened their seven point lead at the top of the Spanish league after beating Mallorca as Real Madrid were embarrassed at home by Athletic Bilbao.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Barça seven clear after Real crash

Real Madrid's championship challenge sustained a potentially fatal blow on Saturday as they slumped to their first defeat under coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo, 2-0 at home to Atheltic Bilbao. Barcelona stretched their lead to seven points with a 2-0 win over Mallorca.

Woodgate threatened with year-long absence

Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate is likely to be sidelined for the rest of the season following the latest tests on his injured left thigh, news reports said Saturday.

Luxemburgo wants Liverpool's Gerrard at Real Madrid??

Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo wants Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

Mourinho Not Giving Up On Joaquín

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Chelsea could attempt to sign Betis star Joaquín again in the summer.

Luxemburgo Angry With Ronaldo

Vanderlei Luxemburgo has expressed his anger with Ronaldo after the Brazilian attracted all the headlines this week for his off-field antics.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Figo doesn't fear Juve

Luis Figo missed a penalty in their Champions’ League defeat to Juventus in 2003, but claims Real Madrid are the favourites to go through this time.

Bayern Munich's Ballack reveals Barcelona offer

Bayern Munich midfield ace Michael Ballack admits he'd love to play with Ronaldinho.

La Liga Preview Day 24

Ambitious Athletic Bilbao head to the Bernabeu on Saturday in the belief that they can end Real Madrid's seven-match winning streak by outgunning the home side up front. Leaders Barcelona will hope to maintain their four-point gap over Real when they take on struggling Mallorca.

Ronaldo injury blow may give Owen Real chance

England striker Michael Owen may be handed a rare start for Real Madrid on Saturday after Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldo returned from his high-profile Valentine's Day party in Paris with an injured toe.

Eto'o: Aragones misunderstood

Barcelona and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has revealed he used this week's tsunami match to try and convince Arsenal striker Thierry Henry that Spain coach Luis Aragones was misunderstood when he made his much-documented outburst about the Frenchman last year.

Gerrard: Owen loving Real life

Michael Owen's Real ambition is undimmed - and he is determined to remain in Spain to fight for a starting role at the Bernabeu.

Saviola plans to return to Barca

Monaco's talented hitman Javier Saviola has made it clear he has no intention of remaining in the Principality next season.

Ronaldo to be fined after arriving late twice to training

"Ronaldo arrived 40 minutes late for training on Tuesday, because of an airplane delay and then was 15 minutes late on Wednesday," said Antonio Garcia Ferreras, Madrid media chief.

Meghni Worth £7.5 Million, Say Bologna

Bologna have told the clubs chasing Mourad Meghni that the player will cost £7.5 million.

Robinho Should Stay at Santos - Pele

Brazil legend Pele has urged Robinho to reject the advances of Real Madrid and stay at Santos.

You Can't Compare Rijkaard To Me - Mourinho

Ahead of next week's Champions League clash with Barcelona, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho insists comparison's with his Catalan counterpart Frank Rijkaard are worthless.

Champions League Countdown: Spanish Clubs’ Chances

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Barça And Madrid Want To Own Kompany

Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to become embroiled in a tug-of-war for Anderlecht defender Vincent Kompany after both clubs revealed they are watching him.

Gio in Chelsea warning

Barcelona's Giovanni van Bronckhorst has warned Chelsea that Barcelona will upset their Quadruple dream.

Real Madrid second on top Ten Rich clubs

Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only spanish teams in the world's top ten list of most profitable clubs

Liga Weekend Preview: It’s Saturday Night Fever For Top Trio As Race Heats Up

Red-hot temperatures are guaranteed on Saturday night as Barca, Real and Sevilla look to rack up the points for the final third of La Liga.

Spain investigates racism

Spain's Anti-violence Commission has opened an investigation into incidents of racist abuse during last Saturday's league match between Real Zaragoza and Barcelona. Eto'o, named African Player of the Year for the second time in succession this week, celebrated his goal by imitating a monkey.

Ronaldo injures toe at a party

Real Madrid striker Ronaldo is doubtful for Saturday's league match against Athletic Bilbao after returning from his lavish Valentine's Day engagement party in Paris with an injury to his toe.

Figo: Cristiano is best

Real Madrid star Luis Figo believes that his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo has the potential to become the world's greatest player.

Ronaldo incurs Real's wrath

Real Madrid are to fine Ronaldo after he arrived late for training on Wednesday. Real are unhappy with the attitude shown by the Brazilian during the past couple of days following his party in Paris earlier in the week.

Helguera Unhappy With Madrid Critics

Iván Helguera has joined in the acttack on Real Madrid’s critics who have labelled the team as lucky, by claiming that it is their winning attitude that is bringin them success.

Scolari turned down Real Madrid

Luis Felipe Scolari has admitted that he was approached by Real Madrid before they opted to appoint fellow Brazilian Wanderley Luxemburgo.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Unsatisfied Adriano Eyeing Real Move?

Massimo Moratti and Florentino Perez discussed a possible move during Monday’s Ronaldo wedding celebrations.

Ronaldinho Going Nowhere

The Brazilian star’s brother and agent has denied that Ronaldinho will be leaving the Blaugrana club any time soon.

Málaga Sunk By Water Board

Málaga have had an embargo placed on all their finances after failing to pay the local water authority for six years!

Beckham Pulls Out Of Training

David Beckham pulled out of training at Real Madrid on Wednesday morning after straining his left thigh muscle.

Inter Milan closer to deal for Benfica's Luisao

Inter chiefs have managed to talk down the Portuguese giants from their original �8 million asking price after several weeks of negotiations.

Valencia turn to Getafe coach Flores

Getafe coach Quique Flores is the Valencia board's No1 candidate to replace Claudio Ranieri at the end of this season.Marca says Valencia president Juan Soler and advisors Agust�n Morera and Enrique Lucas agreed after a lengthy meeting on Monday night to replace Ranieri in June.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

'There'll never be black refs in Spain'

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o believes the problem of racism in Spanish football has escalated to the extent that authorities could never appoint a black referee as fans 'would kill him'.

Figo's Premiership dream in doubt

Figo has 18 months remaining on his current contract with the Spanish giants but the club have yet to indicate whether or not there will be a fresh offer on the table.

Eto'o takes African award

Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o has been named African Player of the Year for 2004.

Barca star back in six weeks

Edmilson has handed Barcelona a major boost by claiming he will be ready for action in around six weeks.

Real Sociedad stand firm over Nihat

Real Sociedad have reiterated their desire to hold on to Nihat Kahveci amid reports of renewed interest from Manchester United.

Injured Nedved in fitness battle

Pavel Nedved is in a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the Champions’ League clash against Real Madrid.

Figo: Real have one option

Luis Figo admits Real Madrid only have one option ahead of their massive UEFA Champions League tie with Juventus.

Gerrard keen on Owen link-up

Steven Gerrard has admitted he would be more than happy to link up with former Liverpool team-mate Michael Owen if he decides to make a swift return to the Premiership.

Chelsea Assistant Manager: It's 50-50 against Barca

"I think José said it would be a 50-50 tie and you've got to agree with that,You're looking at two teams who are on top of their game at the moment, so it's evenly balanced over the two legs. "

Real showed 'spirit of champions' - Luxemburgo

Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo says his team showed the stuff of champions in grinding out a 2-1 win over Osasuna at the weekend.

Casillas - We were not lucky

Iker Casillas has hit back at claims that Real Madrid were lucky to beat Osasuna on Sunday and claimed that Barcelona had as much good fortune in their victory at the weekend.

Ranieri safe... for now!

Valencia president Juan Bautista Soler has said he will not discuss the future of coach Claudio Ranieri until the end of the season. The champions' 2-1 home defeat by Deportivo on Saturday made it no wins in five, leaving them fourth in the Primera Liga table, 16 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Monday, February 14, 2005

'I'm not unhappy at Real', insists Owen

Michael Owen insists he is not unhappy with life at Real Madrid in spite of speculation that he could return to England in the summer.

Majority Of Real Fans Want Raul On The Bench

Real Madrid skipper Raul’s starting role for the Liga giants is beginning to be questioned by the Spanish media and the club's fans.

Eto'o tipped to become African Player of the Year

Samuel Eto'o is expected to be named African Footballer of the Year on Tuesday for the second year running.

Atletico Madrid brace for AC Milan Torres assault

Atletico Madrid are bracing themselves for a summer assault from AC Milan for their captain, Fernando Torres.

Santos ace Robinho: Talk to my agent about Real Madrid

Santos winger Robinho is playing it cool after Real Madrid GM Arrigo Sacchi said his transfer was "closed".

Barcelona could have had Adriano for �7.5M

Inter Milan ace Adriano could already be playing for Barcelona, it has been revealed.

Riquelme Eyes Barca Future

Juan Roman Riquelme has brushed aside the comments of Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain that he is unlikely to return to the Nou Camp when his loan deal with Villarreal expires this summer.


A thrilling encounter at San Mames was the match of the day and a candidate for match of the season.

Spanish Scoring Leaders

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Spain: Real scramble late 2-1 win over Osasuna

Late strikes from Michael Owen and Ivan Helguera enabled Real Madrid to scramble a 2-1 win at Osasuna that kept them in touch with arch-rivals Barcelona at the top of the Primera Liga on Sunday.

Eto'o furious with racist chants

Samuel Eto'o has revealed he aimed his goal celebrations in response to the racist abuse he received in the 4-1 win at Real Zaragoza.

Ronaldo rents castle for romantic celebration with fiance

Not always the scene for Ronaldo's best moments, Paris will be used as a backdrop by the Brazilian striker for a romantic Valentine's Day celebration with his fiancee Daniella Cicarelli just a stone's throw from the capital.

Samuel: We have won respect

Walter Samuel believes that Real Madrid's recent form has finally won the side the respect they deserve.

Real coach reassures Owen

Real Madrid coach Wanderley Luxemburgo has moved to reassure Michael Owen that he is a central figure in the Spanish giants' plans.

Owen drops Real Madrid quit hint

Real Madrid striker Michael Owen has hinted he could quit Spain to give his international career a boost.

Deportivo La Coruna coach Jabo delighted with Valencia win

"This victory is a huge confidence boost with games ahead of us against Betis and Real Madrid."

Barcelona chief confident of �150M turnover

Barcelona's income could reach �150 million-a-year depending on the team's future success.

Pandiani open-minded over Birmingham future

Birmingham City striker Walter Pandiani admits he doesn't know if he will make his loan from Deportivo La Coruna a permanent deal at the end of this season.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

More Woe for Valencia

Valencia's defence of their Primera Liga title all but ended on Saturday with another disappointing defeat, this time at the hands of Deportivo La Coruna.

Barcelona extend lead at top

Barcelona managed to halt their mini-run of defeats in convincing fashion, a commanding 4-1 win at Zaragoza re-opening a 7-point gap between the Catalan giants and their nearest rivals Real Madrid.

Erkisson expresses real fears over Owen

Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted he would be concerned if Michael Owen was still struggling to win a regular place at Real Madrid next season.

Puyol: "It's time to win in Zaragoza "

Barca has not won a league match in Zaragoza for five years. Carles Puyol is convinced that now is the time to put an end to that negative run and collect three more points.

Joaquin: I won't join Arsenal's Reyes at Real Madrid

Real Betis winger Joaquin says he won't be joining Arsenal striker Jose Reyes at Real Madrid next season.

Wenger Opens Door For Reyes

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Jose Antonio Reyes can leave the club after he told Spanish radio that it was his dream to play for Real Madrid.

PSV earns option to sign 13-year-old Brazilian

Dutch club PSV Eindhoven has earned the right to sign a 13-year-old Brazilian soccer player, beating out interest from FC Barcelona and Russia's CSKA Moscow.

Valdes: No panic at Camp Nou

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes says there is no cause for panic at the Camp Nou despite the Catalans' recent slide. Defeat to Atletico Madrid last Sunday saw their lead over Real Madrid - once eleven points - eroded to just four, yet Valdes remains confident the Catalans can hold on

Roma's Mancini "flattered" by Real Madrid talk

AS Roma wing-back Mancini admits he is "flattered" to be linked with Real Madrid, but says he cannot see the move happening.

Wenger unruffled by Reyes

Arsene Wenger says that he is not worried about Jose Antonio Reyes saying that he would like to join Real Madrid during a radio hoax.

Pandiani, Birmingham's new Dugarry?

Steve Bruce is optimistic new Birmingham signing Walter Pandiani can have as big an impact as Christophe Dugarry two years ago.

Saviola And Riquelme Could Play For Bar�a Again

Frank Rijkaard has revealed that Javier Saviola and Juan Rom�n Riquelme could play for Barcelona again.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Liga Preview: Valencia – Deportivo La Coruna

History tells us this match is one of the biggest in the Liga calendar that inevitably involves two clubs in the higher echelons of the standings, fighting it out for the championship. These days that feels like Ancient History.

Sacchi: Robinho in the bag

Arrigo Sacchi has confirmed that Real Madrid have already sealed a deal for Brazilian starlet Robinho.

Real Madrid: Report of possible Owen-Reyes swap a prank

Real Madrid denied news reports Friday that the football club was contemplating trading striker Michael Owen for Arsenal counterpart Jose Antonio Reyes.

Barcelona join race for Arsenal fullback Cole

The Mirror says Barca coach Frank Rijkaard is keen on Cole after receiving a glowing reference from ex-Arsenal star Gio van Bronckhorst.

Real Again Linked With Megni

Real Madrid sporting director Arrigo Sacchi was at the Stadio Olimpico at the weekend to watch the game between Roma and Bologna.

Mancini Commits To Roma

Roma’s Amantino Mancini has committed himself to the club after reports linked him with a move to Real Madrid.

Middlesbrough target Celades admits Real Madrid frustration

Real Madrid midfielder Alberto Celades admits he is frustrated by the timing of the club's decision to inform him he won't be offered new terms.

Judge recommends fine for Aragones

A judge investigating controversial remarks made by Spain coach Luis Aragones last year has recommended that he be fined €3,000 ($3,845), El Pais newspaper reported on Friday.

Liga Weekend Preview: Will Laporta Still Have Faith After Zaragoza?

Barcelona supremo Joan Laporta was steadfast in his belief that the Blaugrana are on course for summer Liga glory, all after the 2-0 defeat to a Fernando Torres inspired Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.

Deportivo seal De Guzman deal

RC Deportivo La Coruna will sign midfield player Julian de Guzman when the the Canadian international leaves Hannover 96 at the end of the season.

Ronaldo lays on Valentine Day's wedding bash

Brazil's World Cup star Ronaldo was reported to have hired a private jet to fly his Real Madrid team-mates to a French chateau for his Valentine's Day wedding to Brazilian model Daniela Cicarelli.

Barcelona players on mega £12M bonus

Barcelona's senior squad will share a bumper £12 million bonus amongst themselves if they manage to win the Liga and Champions League this season

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Barca undecided on duo

Barcelona have still not decided on the futures of on-loan stars Javier Saviola and Juan Roman Riquelme.

Atleti Duo Handed Improved Deals

Pablo Ibanez and Luis Perea have both signed extensions to their contracts with Atletico to ward off interested clubs.

Reyes in radio hoax

Jose Antonio Reyes has been involved in a radio hoax in Spain, where he was tricked into admitting his desire to join Real Madrid.

'Flattered' Reyes committed to Gunners

Jose Antonio Reyes is 'flattered' by reports linking him with Real Madrid but insists he is fully focused on on winning trophies with Arsenal.

Thoughts turn to S&M for Spanish

Spain, with an efficient 5-0 win over San Marino in the bag, are now firmly focused on next month's World Cup qualifier against group leaders Serbia & Montenegro.