ROB DRAPER: Mesut Ozil left you wanting more, but he remains one of the best players I’ve ever seen

How is it possible to regret what a player achieved in his career when he won the World Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey, three FA Cups, the German Cup, played for Real Madrid and Arsenal and added 92 caps for his country? Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from football on Wednesday with a resume … Read more

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Kessie scores the winning goal in injury time and Xavi’s team scores 12 goals

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Franck Kessie shoots the Clasico injury-time winner to put Xavi’s team TWELVE points clear at the top of LaLiga… Franck Kessie scored in stoppage time to spark huge celebrations at Camp Nou Real Madrid opened the scoring after Vinicius Jr’s cross deflected off Ronald Araujo Sergi Roberto equalized for the hosts … Read more

David Villa insists Barcelona duo Pedri and Gavi are among the “best midfielders in the world”

Spain top scorer legend David Villa believes today’s El Clasico could be a story of two Brazilian wingers, with Raphinha and Vinicius Jr facing off at Camp Nou. Speaking about Barcelona’s second-highest goalscorer, Raphinha, Villa said: ‘He’s one of Barcelona’s top players right now. They’ve always depended on direct wingers and he’s been a great … Read more

Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to ‘buy a right back’ to help Trent Alexander-Arnold

Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool ‘MUST buy a right-back’ this summer because Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘needs some serious competition’… as Liverpool legend says ‘we all know your defense isn’t good enough’ By Ben Willcocks for Mailonline Published: 8:45 pm EDT, March 15, 2023 | Updated: 9:05 pm EDT, March 15, 2023 Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘needs some serious competition’ … Read more

Liverpool: Why Klopp and company can still accomplish mission impossible against Real Madrid

They couldn’t…could they? After Real Madrid’s 5-2 thrashing of Liverpool at Anfield last month, it seems an almost mathematical certainty that the hosts will advance in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday. The reasons are clear: Real, with superstar Karim Benzema in front, are the current European champions, the kings of the … Read more

10 THINGS WE LEARNED from LaLiga, with Barcelona opening nine points at the top

Barcelona were unaffected by off-field scandals as they beat Athletic Bilbao away from home to move nine points clear at the top. Not that Xavi will like them becoming the team people love to hate. Real Madrid set Liverpool up with a Vinicius-inspired victory that keeps them in second place, but they are starting to … Read more

GRAEME SOUNESS: You wouldn’t want to be in the trenches with this Manchester United team

I’ve been through that tunnel at Anfield enough times to know what Manchester United faced last weekend. I’ve seen players look intimidated before a ball is kicked. That’s part of the reason why I was very, very confident about the outcome of last Sunday’s match. Some were surprised by how confidently I expressed my opinion … Read more

Real Madrid ‘will make a move to Jude Bellingham in 2024 rather than a big money move in 2023’

Real Madrid ‘will be making a move to Jude Bellingham in 2024 as they are unwilling to make a big money offer this summer’, with the Spanish giants unconvinced of the ‘need to cut Toni Kroos and Luka Modric minutes’ By Dominic Hogan for Mailonline Published: 7:58 pm EST, March 2, 2023 | Updated: 8:00 … Read more

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Franck Kessie forces an own goal and the visitors leave with a minimal lead

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Catalans win Clasico after Franck Kessie forces Eder Militao in the first half to score an own goal in Copa del Rey semi-final first leg – with Xavi’s side recovering from back-to-back defeats By Pete Jenson for MailOnline Published: 4:55 pm EST, March 2, 2023 | Updated: 5:27 pm EST, March … Read more

Vinícius Jr and Karim Benzema make our Champions League team of the day after scoring two goals

There really is nothing quite like the Champions League, especially with so many mouth-watering draws in this season’s Round of 16. Liverpool’s thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid was the biggest talking point, with the European champions showing they’re never dead after the heroics of Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema stunned Anfield. Elsewhere, Bayern … Read more