Real Madrid’s failure to grow or adapt post-Cristiano Ronaldo cost it dearly in Sunday’s El Clasico. BARCELONA — After days of consistent rain, the heavens parted and the sun shone through ahead of Sunday’s kickoff on a crisp Sunday in Barcelona. The change in weather appeared to be a signal from the
El Clasico is never just another match, of course, but Sunday’s El Clasico is the first $8 billion match in the history of sport. Sunday’s 177th league El Clasico features Real Madrid valued at $4.088 billion and Barcelona valued at $4.064 billion, good enough for the fourth- and third-most valuable
Lionel Messi is still, incredibly quietly, the best player on the planet and, probably, the greatest player of all time. Barcelona to win the Champions League always seems like a smart bet at the start of a campaign, but the current run for Messi with Barcelona is greater than simply winning 4-0 on
The 2018-19 Premier League season is upon us. To get you set for the planet’s most enthralling 38-game soccer circuit, Yahoo Sports’ Premier League XI will delve into the 11 most compelling questions ahead of the coming campaign. Next up is Liverpool’s expensive but ambitious quest to reclaim the English
Belgium may go on to win the World Cup, but the biggest winner of the 2018 World Cup is England — more accurately, the Premier League. Nine of the 11 starters Belgium picked out to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals ply their trade in the Premier League, and Belgium’s squad is, in many ways, a Premier
On a turnover of possession, Andres Guadado takes possession of the ball and immediately searches for and finds Carlos Vela. Vela uses his La Liga and Arsenal pedigree, combined with his familiarity with playing as a central playmaker, to skillfully hold and advance the ball to Miguel Layun on the right
Winning the 2018 World Cup for Cristiano Ronaldo is a luxury and a dream. For Lionel Messi, it is a necessity. Anything short of making it a reality would be devastating to the Argentine's psyche.
Brazil in 2018 is better without Neymar than Brazil in 2014 was with Neymar. Neymar may not have worn the captain’s armband, but he was Brazil in 2014. Consequently, a break in Neymar’s vertebrae fractured Brazil.
In Arabic, “Salah” means “righteousness,” “goodness” and “peace,” and Mohamed Salah has brought the peace, goodness and righteousness out of football fans across the United Kingdom and instantly become an Egyptian and Muslim icon in Great Britain. In English, “Salah” refers to the Muslim prayer, which
Andres Iniesta de la Mancha lived out a reality that seems like a hallucination. The silverware is easy to point to as a marker, but Iniesta meant far more to the sport and to the club than the shiny objects the club celebrated at the end of seemingly every season he served. In many ways, Iniesta kept
Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest managers to ever take residence on a sideline. At Manchester United, Mourinho is struggling to accomplish something, frankly, he has never done before: maintain stability. More than simply winning the Premier League, Champions League or collecting noteworthy silverware
Barcelona vs Juventus kicks off the 2017-18 Champions League group stages with an early test for 2 of Europe's giant clubs at the Camp Nou on Sept 12, 2017
Real Madrid has grown into the planet’s most dominant side, and it’s been at the expense of Barcelona. Real Madrid and Barcelona have flipped roles, and all it took was Zinedine Zidane. Real Madrid has become the best team on the planet and only looks to be stronger than ever at the start of a new
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have spent about a half a billion dollars in 13 months, and their goal appears to be the assembly of world class talents in the hopes to build a dynasty that can rule the Premier League and legitimately challenge in the Champions League.
Romelu Lukaku is a $100 million striker. The Premier League is currently stuffed fat with money from television contracts, and that money is shared by all the clubs in a non-salary cap world — though the teams that finish closer to the top get more of that hearty money pie. In short, these ridiculous
Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm retire on an emotional day at the Allianz Arena following Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over SC Freiburg.
Liverpool moved back to third place with a convincing 4-0 victory at West Ham United, putting the Reds in prime position to return to the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in the semi-finals of the Champions League put Atletico Madrid on life support and also served as a reminder that he's far from finished at age 32.
Barcelona beat Espanyol in front of a hostile crowd on Saturday night to regain its slender lead over Real Madrid in La Liga
Lionel Messi scored a brace to lead Barcelona to a 7-1 victory over Osasuna, while Javier Mascherano scored his first ever goal for FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi took over El Clasico on Sunday by scoring twice, including his 500th goal for Barcelona with the match winner in the 92nd minute
With Neymar banned, in-form Real Madrid enters Sunday's El Clasico against FC Barcelona as the clear favorite to win and effectively secure the La Liga title