Bale on target in Real win, Suarez inspires Barca revival
Bale on target in Real win, Suarez inspires Barca revival

Gareth Bale scored on his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up for the first time in a month as the European champions beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool stars could remain benched for Chelsea visit
Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool stars could remain benched for Chelsea visit

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers warned some of his star players their place in the side for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday is far from assured after a battling performance by their understudies in a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund ease into Champions League last 16
Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund ease into Champions League last 16

Holders Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund eased into the last 16 of this season`s Champions League with two group games to spare on Tuesday.

Freescoring Real Madrid move top of La Liga
Freescoring Real Madrid move top of La Liga

Real Madrid moved to the top of La Liga for the first time this season as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and a James Rodriguez double handed them a 4-0 win at Granada.

El Clasico: Barcelona beaten by Real Madrid on Luis Suarez debut
El Clasico: Barcelona beaten by Real Madrid on Luis Suarez debut

Luis Suarez`s Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday.

Barcelona looking to '"MNS" to eclipse Real's "'BBC"
Barcelona looking to '"MNS" to eclipse Real's "'BBC"

While Real Madrid`s fearsome attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema has become known collectively as "BBC" in Spain, Barcelona are confident "MNS" can be at least as lethal.

Benzema outshines Ronaldo as France beat Portugal
Benzema outshines Ronaldo as France beat Portugal

Karim Benzema scored an early goal and set up Paul Pogba`s winner as France beat Portugal 2-1 in an international friendly at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits third hat-trick in five games
Cristiano Ronaldo hits third hat-trick in five games

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third hat-trick in five games as Real Madrid moved into the top four for the first time this season with a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid win late, Liverpool lose in UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid win late, Liverpool lose in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid and Liverpool found their combined 15 European titles were no protection on the road in the Champions League.

Misfiring Karim Benzema told to forget hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo
Misfiring Karim Benzema told to forget hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid`s misfiring striker Karim Benzema has been told by coach Carlo Ancelotti to forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring exploits and concentrate on helping the team.

Loic Remy strike condemns Spain to friendly defeat
Loic Remy strike condemns Spain to friendly defeat

France got the better of a new-look Spain team on Thursday, a superb strike from substitute Loic Remy in the second half giving the hosts a 1-0 victory.

La Liga: Champions Atletico Madrid held by Rayo, Real beat Cordoba

Champions Atletico Madrid made a sluggish start to the defence of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano while a header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike helped Real Madrid beat promoted Cordoba 2-0.

Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez make Real Madrid debuts

New signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez were both named in Real Madrid`s starting line-up for Tuesday`s UEFA Super Cup against domestic rivals Sevilla in Cardiff.

Real Madrid`s new contract with Karim Benzema

Real Madrid has reached an agreement to extend the contract of French international striker Karim Benzema for five seasons.

Stoppage-time save against France no big deal: Neuer

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said his one-handed save to keep out Karim Benzema`s shot deep into stoppage time was no big deal after his team beat France 1-0 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany vs France - As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the first quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup between France and Germany at the iconic Maracana in Rio De Janeiro.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung wants Hulk, Fred to ease pressure off Neymar

As the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 start today, its battle of the world`s heavyweights who know a win could get them to the last-four. Germany are pitted against France as hosts Brazil face gritty Colombia. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Hulk and Fred need to help Neymar for Brazil. He also added that the flu that hit several German players will be a blow against France.

FIFA World Cup: Five reasons why France can send Germany packing

But in today’s encounter, one of the favourites to win the FIFA trophy this time, Germany might have to go back home. At least few factors and statistics suggest this.

Striker shoot-out as World Cup quarter-finals begin

One of the finest generations of goalscorers ever assembled is poised for a climactic shoot-out for the greatest prize in football here Friday as the World Cup quarter-finals get under way.

France win gives Deschamps attacking dilemma

While Antoine Griezmann`s introduction gave France the edge in their World Cup last-16 tie against Nigeria, it left coach Didier Deschamps no closer to knowing his strongest attacking configuration.