Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Real Madrid claim record-equalling win
Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Real Madrid claim record-equalling win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Fantastic to become the highest scorer, says Lionel Messi
Fantastic to become the highest scorer, says Lionel Messi

 FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said his record of becoming the highest scorer ever in the UEFA Champions League is a 'fantastic' achievement.

Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, Carlo Ancelotti says
Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, Carlo Ancelotti says

Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday`s Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers
Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers

Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets.

Carlo Ancelotti determined to keep winning run going
Carlo Ancelotti determined to keep winning run going

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his side won`t let up despite already securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they seek a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win away to Basel on Wednesday.

Spain's Iker Casillas a surprise inclusion on shortlist for Fifa goalkeeper award
Spain's Iker Casillas a surprise inclusion on shortlist for Fifa goalkeeper award

Iker Casillas is a surprise inclusion as one of the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil last summer and after making just 12 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid to play at Australia`s 100,000-seat MCG
Real Madrid to play at Australia`s 100,000-seat MCG

European champions Real Madrid will headline a pre-season international tournament at Australia`s 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground next year, organisers said on Monday.

Atletico Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 in La Liga
Atletico Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 in La Liga

Atletico Madrid closed to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid when midfielder Tiago scored one goal and created another for Diego Godin in a 3-1 win for the champions at home to Malaga on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo double downs Eibar dreams
Cristiano Ronaldo double downs Eibar dreams

Real Madrid saw off Basque minnows Eibar`s dreams of a giant killing thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double to register their 14th consecutive win in all competitions with a 4-0 victory on Saturday.

Barcelona rest Javier Mascherano for Sevilla clash
Barcelona rest Javier Mascherano for Sevilla clash

Barcelona on Saturday rested Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano for their league clash with Sevilla but were boosted by the return of defender Jeremy Mathieu.

Carlo Ancelotti earmarks Sami Khedira as replacement for injured Luka Modric
Carlo Ancelotti earmarks Sami Khedira as replacement for injured Luka Modric

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar on Saturday.

Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban
Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban

A Spanish sports court on Friday backed Zinedine Zidane`s appeal against a three month ban from coaching Real Madrid`s reserve team over his disputed qualifications.

Real Madrid giants enter land of Eibar`s little people
Real Madrid giants enter land of Eibar`s little people

Real Madrid`s superstars, flying high at the top of La Liga, enter the land of Spanish football`s little people on Saturday when they take on humble Eibar in the Basque country.

Modric injury gives Ancelotti Real midfield poser
Modric injury gives Ancelotti Real midfield poser

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces a dilemma following an injury to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric when the leaders return to La Liga action after the international break at promoted Eibar on Saturday.

Colombian football club laundered money for cartel: US
Colombian football club laundered money for cartel: US

The owner of top-flight Colombian football team Envigado used the club and his influence to support narcotics trafficking and money laundering by a dangerous drug cartel, the US Treasury Department said Wednesday.

Real Madrid president caught revealing ''IPIC'' stadium name
Real Madrid president caught revealing ''IPIC'' stadium name

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been caught on camera apparently revealing the future name of the club`s revamped stadium as either `IPIC Bernabeu` or `CEPSA Bernabeu`.

Fernando Santos glad Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed winning return to Manchester United
Fernando Santos glad Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed winning return to Manchester United

Portugal manager Fernando Santos insisted Cristiano Ronaldo`s return to Old Trafford had been a success even though the former Manchester United winger was anonymous in his side`s 1-0 friendly win over Argentina.

Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal
Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal

Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world.

Ronaldo`s showdown with Messi proves damp squib
Ronaldo`s showdown with Messi proves damp squib

Cristiano Ronaldo`s latest duel with Lionel Messi proved a damp squib as the two superstars played for just 45 minutes of Portugal`s 1-0 friendly win over Argentina at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Luka Modric facing three-month injury break
Luka Modric facing three-month injury break

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his left thigh while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, press reports said Tuesday.