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Real Madrid will win La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid will win La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo Monday insisted that his team will make a strong comeback from its Saturday’s 0-4 loss to rivals Atletico Madrid and clinch the La Liga title this year.

Everton deny Liverpool's Steven Gerrard victorious final derby
Everton deny Liverpool's Steven Gerrard victorious final derby

Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in the Merseyside derby to 10 games but departing captain Steven Gerrard had to content himself with a 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday.

Atletico thrash woeful Real 4-0 in Madrid derby
Atletico thrash woeful Real 4-0 in Madrid derby

 Atletico Madrid blew the La Liga title race wide open by extending their unbeaten run over Real Madrid to six games this season with a 4-0 thrashing of the European champions on Saturday.

Atletico's aerial strength a worry for derby, says Carlo Ancelotti
Atletico's aerial strength a worry for derby, says Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that Atletico Madrid`s aerial strength against his side`s inexperienced defence is cause for concern ahead of Saturday`s La Liga derby.

Pace-setters Derby and Ipswich remain on promotion trail
Pace-setters Derby and Ipswich remain on promotion trail

Championship leaders Derby swept to a 3-0 win over Brighton while fellow promotion pace-setters Ipswich crushed Leeds 4-1 on Saturday.

Bundesliga Match Week 6 Preview: Victory needed by both Schalke and Dortmund in derby
Bundesliga Match Week 6 Preview: Victory needed by both Schalke and Dortmund in derby

Bayern Munich are right where they want to be atop the Bundesliga after five rounds and ahead of a tough showdown against Cologne this weekend while Schalke and Borussia Dortmund both head into the 145th derby needing a victory.

Ranieri and Monaco seek derby redemption

Monaco host Nice in a Cote d`Azur derby on Sunday looking to get back to winning ways in Ligue 1 after the blow of losing in the French Cup semi-finals.

Derby keep Burnley waiting for promotion

Burnley will have to wait at least another few days to clinch promotion to the Premier League as Derby stayed in the hunt on Friday.

Leicester City promoted to Premier League

Leicester City clinched promotion to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday as their two main rivals both lost.

Ivorians star for Lille and St. Etienne

Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou grabbed an injury time winner for Lille in Ligue 1 action on Sunday while his compatriot Max Gradel was the hero in Saint-Etienne`s 2-1 derby win at arch rivals Lyon.

Pellegrini backs City to add to Arsenal woe

Manuel Pellegrini has challenged his Manchester City stars to use the momentum from their demolition derby to pile on the misery for title rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

Lyon boss vows to defy St Etienne fan ban

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is ready to defy a French Interior Ministry ban on visiting Saint-Etienne fans for Sunday`s Ligue 1 derby clash, he said on Friday.

Rebuilding United will take time, warns Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes once again called on the club`s supporters to show patience after his side fell to a sixth home defeat of the campaign against Manchester City.

Manchester United eye derby delight, Arsenal in damage control

Four of the Premier League`s biggest clubs will go in search of victory in upcoming midweek matches as the race for the title enters the home straight.

QPR back on track, while Derby stumble

QPR got their Championship promotion campaign back on track with a 2-0 win at Birmingham, while Derby`s bid to reach the Premier League was rocked by a 1-0 defeat against Millwall on Saturday.

Ancelotti expecting `intense` not `ugly` derby clash

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side`s fourth meeting of the campaign against Atletico Madrid on Sunday will be as keenly contested as any so far this season.

Tevez gives Juve derby win over furious Torino

Carlos Tevez scored a stunning goal as Serie A leaders Juventus beat Torino 1-0 on Sunday to continue an extraordinary dominance of their neighbours.

Bale ruled out of Madrid derby

Welsh winger Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid`s Copa del Rey semi-final, first leg against La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on Wednesday due to an ongoing calf injury.

Lopez gives Sampdoria derby win over Genoa

A first-half goal by Maxi Lopez gave Sampdoria a 1-0 win over Genoa in their derby on Monday as they avenged their 3-0 drubbing by their old rivals earlier in the season.

Villa win seven-goal thriller against Baggies

Aston Villa came from two goals down to beat West Bromwich Albion 4-3 in an extraordinary West Midlands derby on Wednesday.