Vinicius Jr is full of confidence at the moment and the gifted Brazilian produced some eye-catching skills during Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. The 21-year-old winger played the full 90 minutes as Los Blancos extended their lead to seven points at the top of La Liga.
Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points by beating Athletic Bilbao. The France international scored his 17th goal of the season when he diverted home Luka Modric's wayward shot five minutes before half-time.
Manchester United's Facundo Pellistri sends touching messaging to departed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
On-loan Manchester United starlet Facundo Pellistri has praised Solskjaer for giving him his big break in football following his move to Europe. Teenage striker Facundo Pellistri has revealed he wrote to ex-Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer, remembering the lessons he taught him, as he arrived under the Norweigan from Uruguay just last year.
Another former Liverpool player is set to take his first steps into football management Javier Mascherano is set to become the latest ex-Liverpool player to pursue a career in coaching. The former Argentina spent three years of his career at Anfield between 2007 and 2010, prior to sealing a La Liga switch to join Barcelona.
Barcelona CEO Ferran Reverter has insisted that the Catalan outfit are in a position to make new signings during the January window. The La Liga side's financial problems saw them lose Lionel Messi on a free transfer last summer, while they are seemingly struggling to sign Ousmane Dembele to a new deal amid their off-the-field issues.
The hosts will be aiming to strengthen their grip at the top of the table but look set for a tough test against their visitors Real Madrid welcome Athletic Club to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening with Carlo Ancelotti's men knowing a win would see them move seven points clear at the top of La Liga.
Journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk to discuss Leeds United’s interest in Ben Brereton Diaz. The Blackburn Rovers striker has made an impressive start to the campaign, with 16 goals in the 20 appearances he has made in the Championship so far.
Two teams towards the bottom of the La Liga table will lock horns at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Friday night, as 16th-placed Granada welcome 15th-placed Alaves. Granada will enter the contest off the back of a 7-0 win over Laguna in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday, while Alaves also progressed in the cup with a 3-0 victory against Unami on the same night.
Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez will go down as Liverpool greats for different reasons Jurgen Klopp will meet Rafa Benitez on Merseyside this week, with only one of the two able to take charge of the team wearing red. The coaches will go down in Liverpool history for their achievements and contributions at Anfield.
The developers of FIFA 22 have revealed the nominees that are in line to pick up the Player of the Month (POTM) award for November 2021. EA typically celebrate a specific player that picks up this accolade by giving them an upgraded card and there is plenty of potential this month for a monster card to be made available through a Squad Building Challenge (SBC).
Karim Benzema will be looking to inspire Real Madrid to a seventh straight victory in all competitions when the Frenchman lines up against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. The 33-year-old has been in strong form for Los Blancos this season, finding the back of the net on 16 occasions in 18 appearances in all competitions, in addition to contributing eight assists.
Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho to both Manchester clubs as they look to seal a deal for a new striker. Manchester United's Anthony Martial is one of a number of strikers being targeted by Barcelona as they look to offload Philippe Coutinho. The Spanish giants have reportedly offered the out-of-favour Brazilian to both Manchester clubs in potential player exchange deals.
Real Madrid emerge frontrunners in race to sign Antonio Rudiger amidst contract issues with Chelsea According to Goal (h/t The Express), Real Madrid are the frontrunners in the race to sign Antonio Rudiger next summer amidst his contract standstill with Chelsea. The 28-year-old defender has hardly put a foot wrong under Thomas Tuchel in the past year.
Dani Olmo was Barcelona's priority target going into the January transfer window after the Catalan club failed to execute a late move during the summer window. But that was during the Ronald Koeman era. The arrival of Xavi Hernandez has seen the club take a new direction, which means a new target - .
The transfer rumour mill has churned out a highly unlikely name from Juventus, and Liverpool must make sure they learn from an expensive Tottenham error. Only a handful of players are best-known for their international exploits. Liverpool have some experience in that area with Xherdan Shaqiri, who always saves his best performances for Switzerland, but he has his fair share of iconic club moments — and at least tends to play most weeks, having moved to Lyon in the summer.
The Merseyside derby headlines Wednesday's action as title-chasing Liverpool make the trip across Stanley Park to take on Everton. That is one of six Premier League games this evening, with leaders Chelsea and champions Manchester City both also in action. Elsewhere in Europe, it is another big day at the top of Serie A with Napoli, AC Milan and Inter Milan all playing, while Real Madrid feature in the solitary midweek La Liga game.
The January transfer window could be an interesting and nervous one for Blackburn Rovers, with regards to the future of Ben Brereton Diaz. The Chilean international has enjoyed an excellent start to this season, scoring 16 goals in 20 league games to help Rovers to fifth in the current Championship standings.
Chelsea have an “enormous interest” in Barcelona defensive star Ronald Araujo, according to reports, as his contract situation becomes a pressing issue at Camp Nou. Defence is an area Chelsea are looking to reinforce for the future. Four of their current options at centre-back are out of contract in 2022.
The best one-season-wonders in Premier League history, including Michu, Papiss Cisse and Roque Santa Cruz
Everyone loves a one-season wonder. While someone playing consistently at the peak of their powers is destined for greatness, there is little as satisfying as watching a player hit heights neither he nor anyone else expected him to reach before fading into obscurity. But who are the best one-season wonders in Premier League history?