UEFA Confirms Real Madrid As The Richest Club In Europe | THT
Although Manchester United are Europe’s top club with respect to operating profit (140m Euros), Spanish Giants Real Madrid have been named the richest in terms of 2014 revenue (550m Euros), gate receipts (121m Euros), biggest wage bill (270m Euros) and most expensive squad (316m Euros).
Paris, Real Madrid draw a blank in France - UEFA.com
This showdown between the section juggernauts was billed as a sure-fire football feast, but the qualities on display turned out to be of a subtler, more attritional kind. Both teams hared into the midfield battle from the start, and it took the calm-headed promptings of Thiago Motta to secure Paris the first spell of pressure, Blaise Matuidi having a shot saved before Thiago Silva headed over from a Motta free-kick.
The embarrassing stat that suggests it's time Ronaldo gives up taking free-kicks - Goal.com
Real Madrid had a frustrating evening against Paris Saint-German on Wednesday but no player will have come away from the Parc des Princes more disappointed than Cristiano Ronaldo as he extended an unwanted record.
Rafa Benitez deserves more credit and five things we learned from the Champions League this week - Goal.com
Too often the Champions League group stage is a procession for the big teams as they smash their way past minnows, to which Atletico Madrid's 4-0 hammering of Astana would attest. This matchday made a refreshing change, then, as first Arsenal tangled with Bayern Munich and then Real Madrid visited Paris Saint-Germain.
Atlético put four past Astana in Madrid - UEFA.com
It was one-way traffic from the off, Diego Godín's set-piece threat a particular cause of concern for the Astana defence. The Kazakh debutants were resolute enough but Atlético bided their time and were rewarded midway through the first half. From their seventh corner of the night, Yannick Carrasco drove into the area and fed a low cross for Saúl Ñíguez, who impishly back-heeled past Nenad Erić.
Jackson Martinez relieved to end Atletico Madrid goal drought - Goal.com
Jackson Martinez hopes to go on a goal scoring run after ending his recent drought as Atletico Madrid cruised to a 4-0 victory over Astana in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Colombia international had failed to score in his last eight appearances for Diego Simeone's side and had only found the back of the net once since arriving from Porto.
De Bruyne earns Manchester City another late win - UEFA.com
Kevin De Bruyne struck a 91st-minute winner to ruin Sevilla's night as Manchester City once again left it late in the UEFA Champions League. Three weeks after Sergio Agüero's last-gasp intervention against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Belgium midfielder De Bruyne ensured a welcome repeat for the City fans as he arrowed a low shot into the bottom corner.
Gent own goal gives Valencia the points - UEFA.com
Nuno Espírito Santo had insisted there was no danger of his Valencia side underestimating the visitors and his players were as good as his word, tearing forward from the outset. Gent goalkeeper Matz Sels saved at the feet of Santi Mina after Sofiane Feghouli's pass had split the defence, before Shkodran Mustafi put a free header over from a corner.