Phil Seery

Barcelona crowned Spanish champions

Barcelona were crowned Spanish champions for the third successive season with a 1-1 draw at Levante on Wednesday, clinching a 21st domestic title.

Irate Mourinho rails against Barca ‘favouritism’

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho could not hide his anger in the wake of the 2-0 Champions League semifinal defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday.

Wounded Barcelona braced for latest Real duel

Barcelona are out for revenge when they face bitter rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's eagerly-anticipated Champions League semifinal.

Spurs target more home misery for Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur will hope they can become the latest side to win at the Santiago Bernabeu when they travel to Real Madrid on Tuesday.

World Cup favourites tag weighs heavy on Spain

Spain head to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa as one of the favourites to lift the trophy but that tag does not sit well with the team.

Emotional Milan return for Kaka

Real Madrid's Brazilian superstar Kaka faces old club AC Milan for the first time on Wednesday when the two sides do battle at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Debut goal for Ibrahimovic as Barca win opener

Club record signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a late debut goal as Barcelona began their title defence with a 3-0 win over Sporting Gijon on Monday.

Ronaldo the draw as Real begin new Galacticos era

A global recession has most football clubs tightening their purse strings, but Real Madrid don't seem to care.

Hero Lehmann helps Germany into semis

Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was the toast of Germany as the hosts progressed into the semifinals of the World Cup with a sensational 4-2 penalty shootout win over Argentina on Friday. With the game unsettled at 1-1 after extra-time, Arsenal goalkeeper Lehmann stepped up to save spot-kicks from Roberto Ayala and Esteban Cambiasso to ensure celebration parties across Germany.

Clash of World Cup titans

It does not come much bigger than Germany vs Argentina -- a match-up steeped in World Cup history that will bring the host country to a standstill on Friday. The quarterfinal clash in Berlin's Olympic Stadium will evoke memories of 1986 and 1990, when West Germany and Argentina faced each other in successive World Cup finals.

Germany crush Ecuador to top group

Germany recorded a third straight win to finish top of World Cup Group A with their Polish connection of Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski gunning down a weakened Ecuador 3-0 on Tuesday. Both teams had already qualified for the last 16 of the competition but Germany go into the second round with wind in their sails.

Neuville comes to Germany’s rescue

Substitute Oliver Neuville scored a stoppage-time winner as host nation Germany moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Poland on Wednesday. Germany had spurned countless chances, with their Polish-born strikers Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski the main guilty parties.

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