With Karim Benzema recovering from a hamstring injury, Gareth Bale resting due to a hamstring complaint of his own and Cristiano Ronaldo increasing his La Liga tally to 23 shots without a goal, Real Madrid relied on Isco’s best performance of the season to defeat Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday and stay within seven points of early pacesetters Barcelona.
Barcelona To Go On Strike For One Day Following Violence Surrounding Catalan Independence Referendum
Barcelona have announced the club will join a Catalonia-wide one-day strike that will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3.
A release on Barcelona's website said the strike was called by a group called "Taula per la Democracia" (Table for Democracy), which is made up of variuos Catalan trade unions.
This Philippe Coutinho wonder goal from outside the box, the 17th of his Premier League career, was canceled out by a fortunate Joselu goal as Liverpool and Newcastle United played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Saint James’ Park. Liverpool now find themselves trailing the Manchester clubs by seven points after seven matches following their third draw of the season.
When PSG agreed to shell out a reported $528 million total for Neymar Jr. (a $263 million transfer fee, plus a five-year, $265 million contract) many people thought the club was crazy. If they're crazy, perhaps they're crazy like a fox. So far for PSG, in only eight appearances, Neymar has racked up eight goals, seven assists and six man of the match ratings. This week, we saw a beautiful Neymar free kick from 35 yards out.
Tottenham Hotspurs’ training facility in North London had to be evacuated Friday after a World War II-era bomb was discovered on the grounds. Authorities immediately responded and the Tottenham bomb scare was soon cleared when the metal object was found to be of no danger to Tottenham or the surrounding community.
Claudio Pizarro doesn’t have amazing speed. He doesn’t dominate with his strength. He doesn’t even really look like much of a striker (maybe a defender). But all he does is score goals year after year. Now the soon-to-be 39-year-old is returning to the Bundesliga. Claudio Pizarro signed with FC Cologne on a one-year contract on Friday.
Gerard Pique has never been one to shy away from his political views. An outspoken supporter of Catalan independence, Pique has drawn a lot of ire from fans of the Spanish National Team, especially with Catalonia trying to vote on a referendum to decide whether to declare independence from Spain.
Pique's stance on the referendum will have no effect on Pique's role with Spain, said Spanish National Team manager Julen Lopetegui.
Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero was involved in a car accident on Thursday night in Amsterdam while riding in a taxi en route to the airport following a concert by Colombian singer Maluma.
Meet your new favorite player: 20-year-old Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin has everything you could ask for in a dynamic young attacker. He's pacy, skilled, smart and not afraid to try cool stuff.
Watch him turn into a one-man counterattack against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa League on Thursday.
Crystal Palace has played six, lost six, conceded 13 goals and scored none. That’s 540 minutes of English Premier League football without scoring, a record for longest goalless streak to start a season. In other words, one epic dry spell. But even if Crystal Palace manages to score this weekend against Manchester United, the Eagles will still hold the record for longest EPL scoreless streak.