Real Madrid hope to put an embarrassing midweek cup exit behind them, while Andre Villas-Boas's future is under scrutiny at Marseille and AC Milan look to keep their rivals in the rearview mirror with Zlatan Ibrahimovic back from injury. AFP Sport selects some of the standout football action in Europe this weekend: Pressure back on Zidane in Madrid Alaves v Real Madrid, Saturday 2000 GMT After successive defeats in the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey, the second a shock loss to third-tier Alc...
Arsenal have made an approach to Real Madrid for attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard. Odegaard is expecting to be granted his wish to leave on loan this month for regular first-team football, and the Real Madrid board is currently considering the latest proposal from the London club. The 22-year-old impressed while on loan at la Real last season, registering seven goals and nine assists across 36 appearances, and it was thought there was an option for a further season-long loan, but Real decide...
Barcelona ditched him last summer because they thought he was too old and slow but Luis Suarez is joint top scorer in Spain at the halfway point of the season and his brace against Eibar put seven points between Diego Simeone’s leaders and second placed Real Madrid. Suarez took the sponsors’ man-of-the-match at the end of the game when it seemed destined for the hands of Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic, who scored Eibar’s opener from the penalty spot.
|Champions League (League Winners): Atlético de Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Villarreal|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Granada CF|
|Relegation (League Position): Elche, Osasuna, Huesca|