Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday`s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has said victory in the season`s first El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday is more important than the personal glory of becoming La Liga`s all-time leading goalscorer.
Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on Champions League winners Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Barcelona striker Neymar said Monday that Luis Suarez, who is set to play against Real Madrid Saturday, is working hard to leave his mark in Barcelona, who also have maestro Lionel Messi in their attack.
Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 14th and 15th goals to set a record scoring start in a Spanish league season as Real Madrid eased to a 5-0 win at Levante on Saturday, while Lionel Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer.
French football club Paris Saint-Germain and English Premier League's Manchester City have urged the European football governing body, UEFA, to make changes to its Financial Fair Play policy (FFP) rules.
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.