Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale training - Goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale returned to training with their Real Madrid team-mates on Monday. The pair missed Madrid's 2-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday, a result that saw them equal Barcelona's La Liga record of 16 successive victories achieved in 2010-11.
Terry Gibson baffled by Diego Simeone's contract reduction | Sky Sports
Terry Gibson has questioned the thinking behind Diego Simeone's decision to announce he had reduced the length of his contract at Atletico Madrid. The fervent Argentine, the most successful manager in Atleti's history, released a statement outlining plans which confirm he intends not to fulfil the remainder of his contract at the Vicente Calderon.
Why did Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone cut his contract by two years? - ESPN FC
"It's true that it happened, but nothing changes. We're fine, I'm happy where I am, I'm guided by my feelings and my heart. During the two years we can renew the deal, if they don't want to get rid of me first." It was last Friday at Atletico Madrid's training complex and coach Diego Simeone was defending, but not explaining, the decision made earlier this summer to cut two years off his current contract.
Alaves down to earth after 0-0 draw with Deportivo La Coruna - ESPN
Alaves followed up their memorable win at Barcelona with a forgettable goalless draw at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Monday night. The visitors came closest to scoring when Alaves defender Victor Laguardia headed against his own post with 10 minutes to go from a Faycal Fajr free kick.
France Football announces changes to Ballon d'Or award after FIFA split - ESPN FC
France Football has announced new rule changes for its Ballon d'Or award. The announcement comes after the magazine ended its six-year association with FIFA -- a relationship in which the Ballon d'Or and FIFA's World Player of the Year combined to award the world's best player.