Absence made United fonder of Pogba

Absence made United fonder of Pogba

He does not yet share teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic's cult status, but Paul Pogba's display on his comeback from injury showed his importance to Manchester United is second to none.

Atletico face Roma inquisition

Atletico face Roma inquisition

Twice Champions League finalists in the past four seasons, Atletico Madrid are staring an embarrassing and financially damaging Champions League exit in the face unless they beat an in-form Roma on Wednesday.

Sacrifice got Assombalonga to the top

Sacrifice got Assombalonga to the top

When Britt Assombalonga runs out on to the Elland Road pitch on Sunday lunchtime his thoughts may well stray, momentarily, to the past, to the sacrifices his parents made in helping him become Middlesbrough’s record £15m signing.

El-Hadary ready to break records

El-Hadary ready to break records

The busy intersection of 25th Avenue and Steinway Street was completely shut down due to the mass of people chanting, singing, cheering and screaming.

Madrid count the true cost of keeping Balr

Madrid count the true cost of keeping Balr

The sadly familiar sight of a forlorn Gareth Bale dominated Spain's sports pages on Saturday after the Real Madrid star suffered the latest in a series on injury setbacks.

Tite revives Brazil after 2014 nadir

Tite revives Brazil after 2014 nadir

When Brazil emerge from the Wembley tunnel to face England on Tuesday evening most eyes will be on Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and the array of dazzling talent wrapped in canary yellow. 

City title isn't a sure thing

City title isn't a sure thing

Manchester City’s eight point advantage after 11 games is leading to talk of the Premier League title race being over in November, but as Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho noted - English football has a habit of throwing up surprises.

Is this the end of the Spanish monopoly?

Is this the end of the Spanish monopoly?

Spanishteams have ruled with an iron fist in Europe for the last few years but a disappointing round of results in the Champions League has left the media wondering if this dominant era might be grinding to a halt.

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