Ramos vs Cuadrado- Did Real defender Sergio play act to get Cuadrado sent off by Felix Brych?

Sergio Ramos has often divided opinion among football supporters and this latest incident that occurred in Real’s 4-1 CL final win over Juventus saw him come for severe criticism from several in the media, including Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens, who tweeted that Ramos’ act was contrary to sportsmanship Continue reading

Last French manager to win La Liga before Zinedine Zidane- Marcel Domingo

Zinedine Zidane has become only the second French manager to win the Spanish league title after his Real Madrid side beat Malaga 2-0 at the Rosaleda to finish three points ahead of arch rivals Barcelona.

The last French manager to win the Spanish league title before Zidane was Marcel Domingo, who did it with Atletico Madrid in 1970- Los Colchoneros pipped Athletic Bilbao (they were called Atletico Bilbao during that period) to the title by a single point that year. Zidane is therefore the first French gaffer in 47 years to win La Liga

Real also remain on course to complete a league and CL double this season and will face Italian champions Juventus (who are bidding to complete a treble themselves!) in the final.

Neuer v Real Madrid | Bayern goalie shows why he is the best in the world with some stunning saves

Bayern’s Manuel Neuer has earned his reputation as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and he again showed why last night in Bayern’s 2-1 loss against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

One sees Neuer producing a finger tip save, while the other sees him stand firm against an effort that carried power (a bit Matrix-ish if we may say!)

If not for Neuer, Bayern have might lost the clash 4-1. They did lose 2-1, but are still in the tie ahead of the return leg at the Bernabeu Continue reading

Can Leicester claim another Spanish scalp?

After knocking over Europa League holders Sevilla in the round of 16, Leicester City will be seeking an encore when they square off against another Spanish side in the form of Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

The Foxes were one of three English teams in the Round of 16 and given their poor league form, few expected them to get the better of Sevilla. Despite losing the first leg 2-1 at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Jamie Vardy’s away goal gave them a lifeline, and with new manager Craig Shakespeare stepping in, they produced a remarkable turn around at the King Power, triumphing 2-0 to seal their progress into the last eight at the expense of the Andalusians. Continue reading