Five things we learned in European football this weekend
Zinedine Zidane marked his return to the Real Madrid dugout with a victory although Lionel Messi again stole the show in Spain with a magnificent hat-trick as Barcelona continued their march towards the La Liga title.
Zidane begins new Madrid era by dropping 'keeper Courtois
Zinedine Zidane restored old favourites for his first game since being re-appointed coach of Real Madrid as Thibaut Courtois was dropped for Keylor Navas while Isco and Marcelo both returned. Gareth Bale was also named in the starting line-up at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as Madrid launched their new era under Zidane at home…
Barcelona, Real Madrid face tricky tests in Laliga weekend of new beginnings
LaLiga Santander leaders Barcelona face a tricky trip to Real Betis on Sunday, with the weekend’s schedule packed with new beginnings and huge clashes at both the top and bottom of the table. With 11 games to play, Barça has a seven-point advantage at the top of the LaLiga Santander standings, having upped their form…
Zidane risks reputation to usher in new era at Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane stood for 29 minutes fielding questions but all of them really came down to two: Why now? And, what next?
Midas touch Zidane in Real Madrid relaunch
Two-hundred and eighty three days after resigning, Zinedine Zidane is back as coach of Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane returns to Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari's sacking was finally confirmed on Monday. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. Solari's dismissal…
Zidane set for shock Madrid return
Zinedine Zidane will make a shock return as coach of Real Madrid after the club decided on Monday to sack Santiago Solari, say reports in the Spanish press.
Zidane rejects offer to return to Real Madrid
Real Madrid have apparently come calling for Zinedine Zidane to come back and fix the mess they find themselves in but the Frenchman doesn’t fancy a return at this point, reports sportbible.com.
Arbeloa ‘counting days’ for Messi to retire
Former Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Arbeloa claims he is counting the days until Lionel Messi announces his retirement and that he doubts he’ll ever be able to enjoy him as a footballer. The 36-year-old, who himself retired in 2017, played against Messi during his Madrid days, with Arbeloa making 237 appearances in all competitions during two…
Zidane weighing up offer from Man United
Zinedine Zidane is ‘contemplating an offer’ to take the vacant Manchester United job in the summer.
Unique Maradona shirt sold for 12,000 euros
A unique red Napoli shirt worn by Diego Maradona with a number nine on the back was sold for 12,000 euros ($13,600) at an auction in Turin on Thursday. The Italian club usually wear sky blue and the Argentina star was best-known for wearing the number 10 jersey -- one was sold for 6,500 euros…