The Premier League has already been decided and Bayern Munich look likely to sew up the German Bundesliga this weekend. However, who will win the Spanish La Liga remains very much up in the air with a neck-and-neck, three-way race between FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
It was a glorious ending to a tumultuous season at FC Barcelona. The beginning of the year proved tough and patience seemed to be running out for new coach Luis Enrique. However, things turned around for the club on a dramatic level as the Catalans lifted La Liga, La Copa del Rey and Champions League trophies.
Brazilian Dani Alves looks set to be offered a three year deal from Manchester United to the tune of £15.6m. The 31 year-old is out of contract in the summer and is set to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer. At the moment Barça have shown little interest in renewing and the door looks wide open for Alves in the summer. Read the rest of the story….
Colombian hitman James Rodríguez is in the Spanish capital fuelling rumours that his transfer from Monaco is imminent. The 23 year old star greatly impressed at this year’s World Cup in Brazil and is the subject of a €20m move to Real Madrid. More on James Rodriguez
An unconvincing Leo Messi steered Argentina to victory over Holland last night and now face Germany in the final on Sunday. Messi has the chance to come good and prove he is the real deal for both club and country against a well-oiled machine at the weekend – More on this story
If Spain win the World Cup for a second time each player stands to earn a staggering €720,000 euros as a bonus. Meanwhile Germany will be paying their players around half that figure if they manage to lift the World Cup on 13th July. The question arises as to whether it’s good for the nation’s image, given the country’s precarious economic situation to be throwing this sort of cash at footballers. More on this story
Manuel Pellegrini has been handed a two-match ban following his outburst after the Champions League match against Barcelona which ended in a 2-0 win for the Catalans. The Chilean will therefore miss the second leg of the clash at the Nou Camp. More on Pellegrini’s ban
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has apologised for his rant at the Swedish official in charge of his side’s last 16 Champions League clash with Barcelona on Tuesday.Pellegrini says he was “frustrated and angry” after going down 2-0 to the Catalans. More on Pellegrini apology here