Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Will it be Leo's Clasico?

Lionel Messi is set to return for this Saturday's El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu, hoping to stretch the lead over their rivals to six points.

Both teams have lost 1 in their last 6 matches. However, clean sheets have become hard to register with Barcelona and Real Madrid having 2 in their previous 6 games.

As one third of the magical trio took some time out, his assistants have taken over... Neymar and Luis Suarez have scored 20 goals between them carrying Barcelona to the top of La Liga. 

Real's golden boy Cristiano Ronaldo has started where he left off last season scoring 8 goals in 11 La Liga appearances.  

With Karim Benzema not available for the Clasico it looks as though Ronaldo will continue to act as the front man hoping to close the gap on their rivals. 

The competition in midfield: 

It can be argued that Real Madrid's and Barcelona's midfielders are the best in world football. The German and Croatian pair of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have showed their class with passing accuracies of 92.6% and 92.1% in the La Liga this season. Facing them come the trio of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakatic. Known for their domination of possession, it will be interesting to see who gets the better of who. A key battle on the pitch for sure.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Manchester United To Look For Winger In Transfer Window

ESPN are reporting that Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal will look to sign a winger in the January transfer window.

Van Gaal was quoted as mentioning that both Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata aren't speedy enough to play on the wing.

This follows a number of impressive performance from youngster Lingard, including one most recently where he grabbed his first goal against West Brom.

Liverpool And United After Newcastle Striker

The Chronicle are reporting that Manchester United and Liverpool are both interested in Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez.

It is thought that Spurs are also interested in the talented youngster.

Liverpool's interest was present a long time before Jurgen Klopp arrived so it is yet to be seen whether this interest will persist and result in anything materialising but Perez has shown his ability on a number of occasions and it now looks like Newcastle face a battle to keep him at St. James Park.

Manchester United To Open Talks With Ibrahimovic

The Metro is reporting that Manchester United are set to open talks with Paris Saint Germain over the transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It is thought that initially there will only be an enquiry before they decide whether to actually put a bid in for the big Swede.

Ibrahimovic is the all-time leading goalscorer for his country and this news will excite thousands of United fans everywhere.