El Clasico: Barcelona to wear special Drake shirt vs Real Madrid

October 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Barcelona will celebrate Drake becoming the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams on Spotify by wearing a special shirt against Real Madrid on Sunday. The La Liga giants are sponsored by Spotify but will replace the streaming service’s logo with the OVO owl logo of the Canadian rapper for El Clasico. It is part of Barcelona and Spotify’s strategic Read More

Casillas deletes ‘I’m gay’ tweet

October 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Iker Casillas has deleted a tweet in which he seemingly announced he was coming out as gay. The former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper made the announcement on Twitter to his 10m followers on Sunday afternoon. Translated, the tweet reads: ‘I hope you respect me, I’m gay’. Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol responded to Casillas’ tweet.Translated, it read: “It’s time to Read More

I’m gay, Real Madrid legend Casillas opens up on sexuality

October 9, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has announced that he is gay, becoming one of the most high-profile male footballers in history to confirm his sexuality. In a tweet Sunday, the ex-Spain goalkeeper said: “I hope you respect me: I’m gay.” Casillas was married to sports journalist Sara Carbonero for five years before their separation in March 2021, having had two Read More

Breaking: Benzema shines as Real Madrid subdue Frankfurt, win 2022 Super Cup

August 10, 2022 BBC 0

Karim Benzema continued his Ballon d’Or pursuit with a 324th goal for European champions Real Madrid as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt to lift the Uefa Super Cup in Helsinki. Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who beat Liverpool to win the Champions League in May, took the lead when David Alaba tapped into an empty net, with Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp stranded following Read More

From Real Madrid, Gareth Bale joins MLS club

June 25, 2022 Agency Report 0

Wales captain Gareth Bale has joined Los Angeles FC following his departure from Real Madrid, reports in Britain and the US said on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times, citing a Major League Soccer source with knowledge of the deal said the 32-year-old star will be eligible to play for LAFC from July 1. The Times said confirmation of Bale’s signing Read More

Champions League debacle: Real Madrid make crucial demand

June 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Real Madrid have asked for answers into the “series of unfortunate events” at the Champions League final against Liverpool in Paris on 28 May. They also want to know why the Stade de France was chosen for the game and who is “responsible for leaving the fans abandoned and defenceless”. “Football has transmitted an image to the world which is Read More

Breaking: Real Madrid humble Liverpool, win 14th UEFA Champions League

May 28, 2022 Editor 0

Real Madrid have just beat Liverpool to win 2021/22 UEFA Champions League. A lone strike by Vinicious Junior in the 59th minute sealed the victory for Real Madrid who now won Champions League a record 14 times. For the second successive weekend, Jurgen Klopp’s men were denied a trophy in agonising fashion – a second-half sucker-punch from Vinicius Junior and Read More

UEFA Champions League final: Liverpool to pocket £106m if…

May 26, 2022 Editor 0

For a golden period in the 1970s and 80s, English football ruled the roost in Europe. And since claiming seven out of 10 European Cups through the triumphs of Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Aston Villa, England has strived to restore those continental bragging rights. Now, the country can finally step into a new era of supremacy, say analysts, as the Read More

Breaking: La Liga fires protest as Mbappe signs fresh ‘controversial’ PSG deal

May 21, 2022 Editor 0

La Liga have blasted Kylia Mbappe’s stunning U-turn as “scandalous” and will file a complaint to Uefa, accusing Paris Saint-Germain of “attacking the stability of football”. And the bitter Spanish top flight also launched a stinging and direct attack on PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Superstar forward Mbappe, 23, looked on course to sign for Real Madrid as a free agent Read More

[Breaking] UEFA Champions League: Manchester City overcome Real Madrid in 7-goal semi-final thriller

April 26, 2022 BBC 0

Manchester City remain on course to reach a second successive Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in a thrilling semi-final first leg. Kevin de Bruyne’s diving header and Gabriel Jesus’ calm finish gave City a 2-0 lead inside the opening 11 minutes. Karim Benzema volleyed home for Real, but Phil Foden’s header made it 3-1. Real’s Vinicius Jr scored Read More

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool labour to book semi-final place, face Villarreal; Manchester City wade off Atletico, set up Real Madrid clash

April 14, 2022 Supersport 0

Liverpool booked a Champions League semifinal showdown against Villarreal as the quadruple chasers survived a late collapse in Wednesday’s 3-3 draw against Benfica. Jurgen Klopp’s side already had one foot in the last four after winning 3-1 in the quarterfinal first leg in Lisbon. They were on cruise control for long spells in the second leg at Anfield, but had Read More

Breaking: Defending Champions, Chelsea, bow out as Real Madrid crawl into Champions League semis

April 12, 2022 Editor 0

Defending Champions, Chelsea, have eventually lost to Real Madrid after extra time in the quarter-final of the 2022 UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday. The leg encounter had ended 3-1 in favour of Real Madrid at Stamford bridge. However, Chelsea came to Santiago Benebau dooling out goals, but couldn’t hold forth when the match slipped into extra time. Details loading…

Arsenal plot Gareth Bale capture

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid as a free agent in the summer transfer window, with Arsenal lining up a surprising move for the Welshman. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Gareth Bale’s spell with Real Madrid will end in the summer transfer window when he departs from the Santiago Bernabeu as a free agent. And Arsenal could Read More

Breaking: Aubameyang nets twice as Barcelona shock Real Madrid in El clasico

March 20, 2022 BBC 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice on his El Clasico debut as Barcelona stunned La Liga leaders Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu. Aubameyang headed the visitors in front in the 29th minute and scored their final goal early in the second half. Ronald Araujo doubled Barca’s advantage before the break, with Ferran Torres adding a third on the counter-attack after 47 Read More

Clasico: Injury rules out Benzema ahead Real Madrid vs Barcelona clash

March 19, 2022 Supersport 0

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will miss Sunday’s Clasico against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu after suffering a calf injury.  Benzema, LaLiga’s top scorer, was absent from Real’s Saturday training session in Madrid and is likely to concentrate on getting fit for next month’s Champions League quarterfinal matches against Chelsea. The France striker was injured after grabbing an assist and Read More

Breaking: Chelsea face Real Madrid, Manchester City battle Atletico in Champions League quarterfinal *See full draw

March 18, 2022 BBC 0

Holders Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Manchester City will play Atletico Madrid, while Liverpool tackle Benfica and Bayern Munich take on Villarreal. In the semi-finals, the winner of the Chelsea v Real Madrid tie will face Atletico Madrid or Manchester City, while Benfica or Liverpool will play either Villarreal or Bayern Munich. The Read More

Breaking: Karim Benzema fires hat-trick as PSG crash out of UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid through

March 10, 2022 BBC 0

Karim Benzema scored a superb second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid produced a stirring fightback at a raucous Bernabeu to reach the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Paris St-Germain. Kylian Mbappe’s first-half goal had given PSG a deserved two-goal aggregate lead and looked to have put Mauricio Pochettino’s side well on course for the last eight. However, a mistake Read More

Champions League: Real Madrid ‘s Courtois saves Messi’s penalty as MVP Mbappe scores late winner for PSG

February 16, 2022 Supersport 0

Kylian Mbappe struck in the fourth minute of injury time to give Paris Saint-Germain a precious 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. It looked as though Real would escape with a draw after weathering a first-half onslaught from PSG before Lionel Messi had a penalty saved by Thibaut Read More

Real Madrid agree mega €200m Mbappe deal

February 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly reached a pre-contract agreement to join Real Madrid, with the PSG talisman set to earn €50 million per year. According to a report by German publication BILD, Kylian Mbappe is on the verge of joining Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have reached a pre-contract agreement with the Paris Saint-Germain attacker, who will pocket wages worth €50 million per Read More

Breaking: Real Madrid star, Benzema, jailed, fined over sex tape blackmail

November 24, 2021 BBC 0

France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been found guilty of conspiring to blackmail a fellow French footballer with a sex tape. A judge handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail term and ordered him to pay a €75,000 (£63,000; $84,000) fine. Benzema, 33, was one of five people put on trial last month over an attempt to extort Frenchman Read More

Breaking: At last, Barcelona sack Koeman

October 28, 2021 BBC 0

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp. Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage of this season’s Champions League. They are ninth in the table, six points adrift of the joint leaders after losing Read More