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Football can sometimes be so cruel. For Atletico Madrid to be so close to their greatest footballing night and to have it all taken away at the last minute must be heart-breaking for the supporters. The Ramos goal delivered what proved to be the knock-out blow for Atletico Madrid. It was only a matter of time before Real won as all the Atletico players were out on their feet. The final score line suggests that this was an emphatic victory for Real Madrid but it was anything close to being …

For football fans, the weekend ended with the thrilling Liverpool and Manchester City six pointer…and captain Steven Gerrard’s tears.
Liverpool fans overcame all possible emotions within those enthralling 90 minutes. First the sadness of Hillsborough tragedy anniversary; the silence; the goosebumps at kickoff; the anticipation of how the game will flow; then the elation after Raheem Sterling sidestepped the City defence to open the score; the dream of title; the shrill and stretching of vocal cords after 2-0; the skepticism of holding on; the ‘pinching myself’ at half time; the edginess …

Diego Simeone aims to become the first manager in Atletico Madrid’s history to record three successive of victories over rivals Real Madrid.
Simeone takes his table-topping side to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night having won their last two games over Real and he will hope to further etch his name into the history books as he continues to excel at the helm of the Vicente Calderón.
Having already led Atletico to the Copa Del Rey last season, his team will play tomorrow night with an unprecedented feeling of power, accompanied by …

Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla are both Spanish and both midfielders. Both have bags of creative ability and a winning mentality and both have extremely similar playing styles. So what could the main difference between these two fantastic footballers really be?
The difference between the two and their performance levels is how much their current clubs rely on them, therefore how they’re used by their current clubs.
Many football fans and bookmakers have anticipated Juan Mata possibly leaving Chelsea this summer, aided by the fact he hasn’t played for Chelsea so far …

Ruud van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals in 219 appearances during his five year stint at Old Trafford. The Red Devils won two Premier League titles and one FA Cup with the Dutchman and he is regarded as a club legend by many of United’s supporters – despite his ill-tempered departure in the Summer of 2006. However, United eclipsed those trophies won in the three years following, winning three further league titles and one Champions League. The United side between 2006 and 2009 was arguably Ferguson’s best team in his 26 …

Well this is what it all has come down to, the past two weeks of Confederations Cup football reaches its climax at the Maracana this evening as hosts Brazil have the chance to retain their title in front of their own fans provided they can defeat Vicente del Bosque’s imperious Spanish side with Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believing victory can restore lost pride,  “I think what would be so important for us… with a victory we would regain a lot of credibility and respect from our own fans in …

Spain sealed a nail biting clash beating Italy 7-6 on penalties to reach the Confederations Cup Final against Brazil. The final will be played at the historic Estadio do Maracana and several superstars will be taking the stage of what has been an epic Confederations Cup tournament. The likes of Brazil’s Neymar, Paulinho, Fred and Spain’s Torres, Xavi and Iniesta have had excellent records in this tournament so far and this final is a match which would excite any fan around the globe.
The match will feature several players from Europe …

We are now around about thirteen hours removed from the climax of yesterday evening’s Confederations Cup semi-final clash involving Spain and Italy and I am still not quite sure how the Azzurri aren’t in the final. Before the game I gave Cesare Prandelli’s side, perhaps unfairly, very little hope of overcoming Vicente del Bosque’s Spain side who have looked more or less untouchable so far this tournament however I was left astounding by the quality of performance Italy put in last night, as well as the way they played when …

Euro 2012 final, 2013 Under-21 final, Cofederations Cup semi-final. That’s the last meetings between the two sides, Spain looks like always the out-right winner but can Italy pull something off?
Italy will miss miss Milan due Mario Balotelli and Ignazio Abate as another team-mate Riccardo Montolivo is set to miss out to an Andrea Pirlo is a big doubt coming into the crucial game. Spain are injury free and coming with a big group stage where we saw them beat Tahiti 10-0, Uruguay 2-1 and Jordi Alba’s amazing performance as he …

The European U21 Championships and Spain defended their title successfully with a convincing 4-2 win over Italy in the final. The Spanish were dominant throughout the match and the scoreline looks a lot better for the Italians than it does for the Spanish. Italy couldn’t get a foot hold in the game and were outplayed and outclassed in the final. The man of the match was Thiago Alcantara who is reportedly on the move to Old Trafford in search of first team football to see if he can break into …