Goals from Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric helped Real Madrid beat archrivals Barcelona 3-1 in an entertaining El Clasico. As the win took the Los Blancos to the top of the table, here are the best performers from the high-voltage clash between the Spanish giants.
Ask any footballer. To wear his/her country's colours at the international stage will be always special. The bondings you form at the national camp is expected to run deep and last long. But your camaraderie with your international teammates can be tested if they are competing in the same league as you are in the club level. It extends to another level altogether when it comes to derbies. Sunday's El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeau will see some well-known names of football clashing with their international teammates. They know each other's game really well and who will ultimately profit from it? Here are three such pairs you don't want to miss out on.
While we all love Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the talent they are, the Ballon d’Or declaration make us wonder every time - What, rather Who, if not the duo..? TNIE explores
Luka Modric has been named the FIFA men’s footballer of the year at Best FIFA Football Awards in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Britain, on 24 September 2018, with Brazil’s Marta crowned the world’s best female player. Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the ceremony. Here are photographs of top footballers from the glitzy awards night. (Photo | AP)
This is the list of six key battles to watch out for in the semi-final matches at the FIFA World Cup: Belgium vs France and England Vs Croatia.