Real Madrid did everything but score, and now find themselves denied a chance at unparalleled history and in a relatively deep early hole in La Liga’s table. A stoppage time loss to visiting Real Betis ended the club’s 73-match run of matches with a goal, and it came on the day it could’ve passed Pele’s Santos for sole possession of the longest scoring streak in history. Perhaps more important, Madrid now sits seven points back of first place Barcelona. Their eight points leave them sixth. Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis The hosts looked so good, and so fluid… and provided any number of finishes which would’ve been goals on another day. Unfortunately for them, the only goal came from Paraguay’s Antonio
Chelsea could be in big trouble. FIFA have confirmed they’re investigating Chelsea’s youth transfer policy yet again, specifically over the recruitment of foreign players under the age of 18. What could the punishment be? The worst-case scenario is that Chelsea would be banned from signing any new players across its senior or youth levels but it is believed this situation isn’t as serious as previous investigations involving Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Via the Telegraph, FIFA had the following to say about the investigation: “As the investigation is ongoing, no further comment is possible for the time being.” Chelsea released a short statement saying: “Chelsea FC complies with
Liverpool are set to duke it out with Tottenham as the Premier League sides attempt to sign Werder Bremen starlet David Philipp, according to Sky Germany. Out of contract next summer, Philipp has already racked up two goals and four assists with Bremen's U19 side this term. Inter Milan are ready to reward Liverpool target Zinho Vanheusden with a new contract until 2022, reports Corriere dello Sport .