MADRID SEEK TO END BARCA’S UNDEFEATED RUN

  ●Revenge also on the cards   As usual, tomorrow’s 238th El Clasico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be followed with keen interest by football fans across the world despite the fact that the former have already clinched the league crown in the top-flight of Spanish football. This tie is revered as the most eagerly anticipated football encounter in the world and it’s a showdown between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two best footballers in the world. Beyond the fact that Barcelona have secured the title, the…

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La Liga: Messi ensures Barca pounce on Real stumble

 Lionel Messi’s hat-trick saw Barcelona move four points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Ousmane Dembele marked his debut with an assist in a 5-0 rout of local rivals Espanyol on Saturday. Earlier, Madrid paid for the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and a series of missed chances by Gareth Bale as they were held to a shock 1-1 home draw by newly-promoted Levante. Barca made no such mistake as for all their early season off-field problems, Ernesto Valverde’s men have taken maximum…

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Man City seal signing of Madrid right-back, Danilo, for £26.5m

Manchester City have completed the signing of Real Madrid’s Danilo on a five-year contract for a fee of £26.5m after the two clubs reached an agreement over the transfer of the Brazilian defender in midweek. The 26-year-old will join up with his new team-mates on their tour of the United States after agreeing personal terms and passing his medical at the Premier League club. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola views Danilo as a versatile player, who can operate at left-back and in defensive midfield, as well as at right-back. His…

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