Bayern Munich & Xabi Alonso

FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. Xabier Xabi Alonso Olano (born 25 November 1981) is a Spanish World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Real Madrid as a midfielder. 5.0/5

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Bayern Munich are so good at pinching talent off top clubs. James Rodriguez, Robert Lewandowski, Xabi Alonso, Kinglsey C…
Bayern Munich when they realise they’ll be without Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso & Arsenal next season…
Philipp Lahm & Xabi Alonso have 6 more days till their last game with FC Bayern Munich 😢💔💔
Dream: Bayern Munich. "With first-team stalwarts Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm retiring, Carlo Ancelotti needs to fr…
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Xabi Alonso's top five goals at Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich have Granit Xhaka on their radar after Xabi Alonso announced that he's retiring
Xabi Alonso has scored some beautiful goals at Bayern Munich. Good grief.
Bayern Munich plotting bid for Arsenal player to replace Xabi Alonso!
Bayern Munich want to leave Pep Guardiola with Champions League gift, says Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso will not be returning to Liverpool as he is happy at Bayern Munich, insists club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
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Xabi Alonso: "For me, Liverpool are the best in England, Real Madrid are the best in Spain and Bayern Munich are the best in Germany."
Bayern Munich must make plans for future without Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, warns Matth…
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso eyes treble after winning European Cup with Liverpool and Real Madrid
Alonso eyes Seedorf's Champions League record: Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has set his sights on emul...
BREAKING: Xabi Alonso to have medical at Bayern Munich today.
Bayern Munich say they have bought Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid
I spoke to Xabi Alonso about why he moved to Bayern Munich & learning from Pep Guardiola
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso was shown a red card in the Bavarians’ frustrating match with FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Lviv.
Xabi Alonso sees red in his 100th Champions League game as Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayern Munich pla
Xabi Alonso has been shown a red card for Bayern Munich on his 100th Champions League appearance.
Xabi Alonso sees red as Bayern Munich toil in 0-0 draw with Shakhtar
Xabi Alonso's lack of mobility is now a liability for Bayern Munich
Xabi Alonso saw red on his 100th Champions League appearance as Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich were frustrated by Shakhtar Donetsk in the
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso says "there is no set formula" for Manchester City to buy Champions League success.
Xabi Alonso is too cool for a blanket as Bayern Munich round off Champions League group stage with Moscow rout  -
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Xabi tells Man City: Big money not enough to win Champions League: Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has to...
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso feels the Bundesliga is much quicker than La Liga and added that playing in the German top flight reminds him of his time in the Premier League.
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Xabi Alonso believes Bayern Munich team-mate Manuel Neuer deserves to win the 2014 Ballon d'Or after playing a major role in Germany's World Cup triumph.
Alonso: Hard for a German to beat Messi & Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or 19-Nov-2014 The midfielder feels a German player has a chance if the award is decided on team success, but the Madrid and Barca stars have it wrapped up based on individual displays Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso believes that it would be tough for a German player to beat Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to the Ballon d'Or. The veteran Spaniard made a surprise summer move to the Allianz Arena from Real Madrid, where he played alongside Ronaldo and enjoyed many battles with Messi's Barcelona. A number of Bayern's contingent of German World Cup winners are nominated for the prestigious award, including the likes of Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer, but Alonso feels the Liga pairing are still ahead of the competition in terms of individual performances. He told Sport Bild: "It's a very general question: is the award about individual, personal performances? "In this case, it would be tough against Messi and Ronaldo. Or is it about t ...
Xabi Alonso just went to Bayern Munich and gave to them a new perspective.👏 ! If only Rodgers would stop playing Gerrard out of position
Rodriguez, Real Madrid top AP Global Football 10 LONDON (AP) — James Rodriguez held off Cristiano Ronaldo to take the top spot in the Associated Press global football 10 poll on Tuesday. Rodriguez scored twice in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Granada, a result that kept Madrid at the top of the team vote. For the second straight week, Ronaldo is the runner-up to one of his Madrid teammates, despite scoring his 22nd goal of the season. Last week's winner, Karim Benzema, also scored in Madrid's victory but dropped to fifth. Aurelio Capaldi of RAI Sport in Italy praised Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for getting the best out of Rodriguez so quickly. "Ancelotti is probably living the best time of his coaching career: 11 wins in a row is an amazing result and the way he's making things work after Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso is impressive," Capaldi said. "This also explains why Rodriguez, who is scoring fabulous goals, already fits well in the team." Bayern Munich's 2-1 comeback win over Boruss ...
BREAKING: Xabi Alonso misplaces pass for Bayern Munich. Pass accuracy down to 97%. Poor.
Forza-Italian-Football: Xabi Alonso: Roma match is vital for Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich midfielder, Xabi Alonso, has insisted that he enjoyed every minute at Real Madrid but he felt it was the right time to leave the club.
Carlo Ancelotti has been discussing comings and goings at Real Madrid, with Angel Di Maria demanding too much to stay. The Argentina international brought a four-year stay at Santiago Bernabeu to an end over the summer when completing a British record £59.7million transfer to Manchester United. Real were reluctant to part with one of their most creative influences, but refused to bow to his salary requests. Experienced performers such as Xabi Alonso and Diego Lopez were also moved out, to Bayern Munich and AC Milan respectively, and Ancelotti insists all of the sales sanctioned made sense for the players and club. He told Cadena COPE: “Di Maria? I was in agreement with the club. There are times when the club needs to say no. You can’t change the policies of the club for one player. “Di Maria asked for a lot of money and preferred to leave to go find it. The club couldn’t give him the money he wanted. They say that I’m the manager of the club; of course, I coach for the club, not for the pla ...
Xabi Alonso scored today his first goal for Bayern Munich .
Xabi Alonso scores his first goal for Bayern Munich
Xabi Alonso completed a lot of passes for Bayern Munich today against SC Paderborn
Pep Guardiola has hailed new signing Xabi Alonso – but has warned that Bayern Munich’s players must give him some help on the pitch or he ‘will be dead’.
Mario Gotze believes new Bayern Munich team-mate Xabi Alonso is an example to follow for the rest of the squad.
Xabi Alonso for Bayern Munich: . Games: 2. Man of the Match: 2. Real Madrid since Xabi Alonso left:. Played: 2. Lost: 2
Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid for Manchester City? Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set for a shock exit from Real Madrid at the end of season with Manchester City leading the race for his signature. According to The Express, the 29-year-old Portugal international is "determined" to leave the Spanish capital and is thought to be unhappy with the sale of Angel Di Maria to Manchester United and Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich. Los Blancos are rumoured to be looking for a fee in the region of £60m for the 2014 FIFA Ballon D'or winner and the Premier League champions are said to be a viable destination. However, City may face competition from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain with Les Parisiens willing to meet his wage demands and Real's price tag. The possibility of a return to Old Trafford remains, but manager Louis Van Gaal is reportedly mulling alternative options. Ronaldo scored a penalty in Real's 2-1 derby defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
Xabi Alonso signs for Bayern Munich for £5million whilst Aston Villa are paying £8million for Tom Cleverley.
Bayern Munich signed Lewandowski, Juan Bernat, Xabi Alonso, Mehdi Benatia and Pepe Reina & only spent £36m you know.
Aston Villa get Tom Cleverley for £8M. Bayern Munich get Xabi Alonso for £5M.
Bayern Munich are signing Xabi Alonso for £5 million. Aston Villa are paying £8 million for Tom Cleverley.
Xabi Alonso rejected Premier League clubs while at Real Madrid to protect his Liverpool legacy, Bayern Munich's new star reveals Xabi Alonso left Real Madrid for Bayern Munich in a £5 million deal Former Spain ace said he wanted to preserve his memories of Liverpool The midfielder will link up with compatriot Pep Guardiola in Munich German champions have midfield injury crisis with Thiago, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez currently unavailable Alonso was linked with Manchester United before Germany move Xabi Alonso said goodbye to Real Madrid on Friday and admitted he turned his back on a possible return to the Premier League because he did not want to spoil his Liverpool legacy. The former Spain midfielder, who joins Bayern Munich from Real Madrid after five years at the club, has been linked with a return to England with former coach Jose Mourinho in the past and even to former rivals Manchester United this summer. But speaking from the Bernabeu he said: 'I had five great years at Liverpool and ...
Xabi Alonso has agreed to join Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, the German club have announced. £5million deal
ROLL OUT THE BARREL. LIVERPOOL are on red alert after it emerged that Real Madrid are ready to part ways with Xabi Alonso this summer. The Champions League holders have moved to bring in Monaco's James Rodriguez and Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos during the current transfer window, heating up competition for places in midfield. Manchester United target Angel Di Maria is set to be offloaded to French champions Paris St-Germain, whilst question marks remain over the future of Sami Khedira, who is being chased by both Arsenal and Chelsea. However, Spanish outlet El Confidencial claims that Carlo Ancelotti would rather part with Anfield favourite Alonso after the midfielder returned from Spain's abysmal World Cup campaign in poor condition. It is claimed that Alonso's fitness has shocked Real's coaching staff, and that the 32-year-old appears to be lacking the strength needed to dominate in the middle of the park. Alonso already looked set for a season on the sidelines, with Ancelotti planning to deploy Kroos alo ...
TRANSFER TALKS : * Manchester United want Arda Turan : Manchester United are keen to sign Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan and are ready to include Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez in a potential deal. * Southampton agree £8m Forster deal : Southampton have agreed a fee of £8 million for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, though are sweating on the Scottish champions being eliminated from the Champions League qualifiers. The Saints also want Virgil van Dijk. * AC Milan open Diego Lopez talks : Diego Lopez could leave Real Madrid for AC Milan after both sides have opened negotiations over a one-year loan deal. * Santos set to sign Robinho: Santos and Milan have reached an agreement over the transfer of Robinho. The tricky attacker will return to the Brazilian side on a one-year loan deal. * Reina to join Bayern in £2m deal : Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who fell down the pecking order at Anfield and was loaned to Napoli last season, is closing in on a suprise move to German champions Bayern Munich a ...
Manchester United face a losing battle to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos. According to reports in Spanish newspaper El Confidencial incoming United boss Van Gaal telephoned Kroos in an attempt to persuade him to join the Old Trafford side instead of Real Madrid. The news comes in the wake of several reports that have claimed Real Madrid now lead the race to sign the Germany international. Bayern Munich reportedly would prefer to do a deal with Real Madrid over United, having worked with them closely before on several big transfer deals - including Arjen Robben's move. Real Madrid could also use Sami Khedira as a makeweight in any deal to bring Kroos to the Bernabeu. Central midfield is a position Carlo Ancelotti has targeted as one to strengthen this summer. Asier Illarramendi has not worked out so far, and Xabi Alonso is getting any younger. The reigning Champions League winners have been linked with Kroos and Chelsea's Ramires, as well as Juventus duo Paul Pogba and Art ...
Uefa Champions League FINAL: Real Madrid: How Will They Line Up in Champions League Final Against Atletico? It may have been 40 years since Atletico Madrid last showed their face in a Champions League final—when it was still known as the European Cup—but the 12 years Real Madrid have been forced to wait since their last appearance at this stage feels like a lifetime given their cravings to lift the trophy for the 10th time. At last, on Saturday evening in Lisbon, Los Blancos now have the chance to win La Decima, and it will be all the more sweeter if they can do it against their city rivals. According to Spanish publication AS, "15,000 cars and 600 buses (around 90,000 people)" split between the two clubs will make the trip from Madrid to Portugal Before Carlo Ancelotti even assesses the fitness of his patched-up squad, he already knows he will be without Xabi Alonso. The Spanish international midfielder was booked in the semifinal second leg against Bayern Munich and will miss the match suspended. Ma ...
Real Madrid-Espanyol Preview: Ancelotti's men face Champions League final warm-up Real Madrid end their Liga season against Espanyol on Saturday - but all eyes will be on another capital versus Catalunya clash at Camp Nou. A run of three games without victory has ended any hopes Real had of winning La Liga, so their meeting with Javier Aguirre's side represents little more than an undercard clash ahead of the title-deciding bout between their arch-rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, which kicks off two hours later. Carlo Ancelotti's men have taken just two points from their last three league fixtures, meaning they have gone more than two Liga games without winning for the first time since May 2009. Real's poor run of domestic form has followed their stunning 4-0 Champions League semi-final second-leg demolition of Bayern Munich. And it is safe to say Ancelotti will now have more than one eye on next Saturday's Champions League showpiece with neighbours Atletico, when Real go in search of their long-awai ...
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Xabi Alonso will not play in the Champions League final should Real Madrid knock out Bayern Munich after picking up a booking in the semi-final second leg
Real Madrid ROAR POWERFULLY INTO FINAL Real Madrid blew Bayern Munich away to reach the Uefa Champions League final with a 4-0 second leg victory which secured a 5-0 aggregate success. Sergio Ramos took advantage of some woeful marking to head home twice from set pieces in the opening 20 minutes before Cristiano Ronaldo put the finishing touch to a devastating counter-attack in the 34th minute in a blistering opening half from the Spanish giants. Ronaldo added a fourth with a late free-kick and the only downside for Carlo Ancelotti's side, who will face either city rivals Atletico Madrid or Chelsea and former boss Jose Mourinho in the Lisbon final next month, was the needless booking for midfielder Xabi Alonso which rules him out of the showpiece. Pep Guardiola's reigning European champions had dominated possession in the first leg at Santiago Bernabeu last week, only to leave Spain with a 1-0 deficit after Karim Benzema struck. Any hopes they had of working their way back into the tie were obliterated by ...
Real Madrid has just gone 3-0 up against Bayern Munich on the night and 4-0 on aggregate when Xabi Alonso was booked for a poor challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger.
What an unbelievable Night.. History rewritten.. Here We come Lisbon.. Real Madrid assassinated Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena, 4-0, thru to CL finals on agg 5-0.. InCRedible Ronaldo, become first player in history to score 16 goals/season.. Sad that Maestro Xabi Alonso will miss the final.. Be it, Thala Mourinho's Blues or Cross town Rivals, Atletico Madrid, good luck in advance.. La Decima, no more distant dream!!!
Champions League semifinal - Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid at Allianz Arena on 30 April 2014. Match starts at 12:30 am India time. It's the clash between two of the biggest spenders in club football. Real Madrid are worth 425 millions and Bayern are worth 314 million pounds in player values. Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola have been good with their respective teams but RM stands a better chance after the 1-0 lead in the first leg. Bayern were tactically naive in the first leg where RM played without Gareth Bale and CR without full fitness. Will the Bavarians get the two required goals and prevent RM from scoring that 1 away goal? Real Madrid: Iker Casillas; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Dani Carvajal; Ángel di María, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modrić; Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale. Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante, Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm; Javi Martínez; Franck Ribéry, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben; Mario Mandžukić.
*Latest news* FREE Live column - and the latest football news, check out; Alonso criticial of Gurpegui after Ronaldo dismissal Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso feels Carlos Gurpegui and the San Mames crowd contributed to Cristiano Ronaldo's dismissal on Sunday. Taider urges Inter recovery Inter's Saphir Taider wants his team-mates to forget about their defeat to Juventus and move forward in Serie A. Tan: Solskjaer better than Mackay Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan believes his club are in much better hands following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager. Robben eager for full fitness Arjen Robben believes he will soon be back to full fitness after scoring in Bayern Munich's 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. Beckenbauer: Hamburg relegation unthinkable Franz Beckenbauer claims he can not imagine seeing struggling Hamburg ply their trade in the 2. Bundesliga. Arsenal confirm Kallstrom is to stay Arsenal have confirmed that the injured Kim Kallstrom will remain at the Emirates Stadium ...
TOP JANUARY TRANSFER STORIES ACROSS EUROPE AC Milan will sign Chelsea’s Michael Essien as he is due a medical at the Itaian giants Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms that Juan Mata will move to Manchester United pending a medical Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed forward Jo Inge Berget from his former club Molde. Borussia Dortmund signed Ji Dong Won on a free transfer from Bundesliga rivals Augsburg. Anderson has completed his loan move from Manchester United to Fiorentina Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne has completed a move to Wolfsburg Chelsea confirm the signing of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Benfica. Hull City have signed striker Nikica Jelavić from Everton and agreed a fee with West Brom for Shane Long. Jermain Defoe leaves Tottenham Hotspur for MLS club Toronto FC. Keisuke Honda’s move from CSKA Moscow to AC Milan for free has been completed. Robert Lewandowski has signed a 5-year contract until 2019 with Bayern Munich. He will join in the summer for free. Xabi Alonso has signed ...
-"No players will leave,nor will we sign anyone.For us the market is closed"-Carlo Ancelotti Speaking after Real Madrid's win over PSG in Doha,yesterday.Good news for Madridistas,is that Xabi Alonso might extend his contract. -Pitso Mosimane wants Lucky Baloyi and George Lebese,in exchange for Edward Manqele. -Katlego Mphela to Orlando Pirates,almost a done deal. -Bayern Munich are planning a summer move for Chelsea defender David Luiz.
LATEST TRANSFER NEWS - Celtic manager Neil Lennon has revealed Southampton have renewed their interest in midfield star Victor Wanyama. - Lukas Podolski hopes Arsenal can take advantage of the managerial changes at several of their Premier League rivals. - Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Jese Rodriguez admits he is not certain to stay at Real Madrid due to a lack of first-team chances. - Bayern Munich director of sport Matthias Sammer says he has no intention of dropping the asking price for Germany striker Mario Gomez to allow Fiorentina to net a bargain. - Norwich City have made contact with Ajax to enquire about the availability of Toby Alderweireld, the Belgian defender's agent understands. - Swansea City got their pre-season friendly campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over FC Gravenzande in Holland. - Sky Sports understands Hull City are closing in on the signing of Burnley striker Charlie Austin. - Liverpool's no over-30s policy could scupper a move for Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, 3 ...
Top 5 Craziest Transfer Rumors of the day Here Are the Top 5 Craziest, Shocking and Funny Transfer Rumors in the Market Today. 1. Torres to Barcelona (€20m) According to Catalan Sport, Barcelona will make a €20m bid for Chelsea's striker Fernando Torres. 2. Cristiano Ronaldo to As Monaco (£85m) According to the Leading News Papper Independent, Monaco set to make world record £85m bid for Cristiano Ronaldo. 3.Roberto Lewandowski to Manchester United(Undisclo sed) According to some leading news paper in England, Lewandowski to Manchester Red is already a done deal. 4. Mario Gomez to Fiorentina Another leading News paper Bild stated that Fiorentina have agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez. 5. Xabi Alonso to Chelsea Another leading News paper Telegraph, Chelsea are set to bid for Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso. Ronty
TRANSFER RUMOURS Juventus are preparing a £17m bid for Chelsea's Frank Lampard. Juve also want Ajax's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarrro. (Express) The Italians are also keen on Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso and his Anfield team-mate Mohamed Sissoko. (Times) However, Alonso could be heading to Barcelona as part of a £30m deal with Samuel Eto'o going to Anfield. (Mirror) Sevilla's Daniel Alves and Zaragoza's Gabriel Milito will sign for Liverpool "within the next few days". (Mirror) Arsene Wenger has rubbished reports he and Cesc Fabregas are set for summer moves to Real Madrid. (Various) The Gunners are closing in on Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho. The 20-year-old will cost £15m. (Mirror) Having beaten them to the signing of Gareth Bale, Tottenham are now set to challenge Manchester United in the race for Sporting Lisbon's Nani. (Mirror) Tottenham are monitoring Michael Owen's return from injury with a view to bringing him to London. (Express) Reading are back in for ...
TACTICAL ANALYSIS Bayern Vs Burussia By Jonathan Wilson About a month before Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, their coach, Jurgen Klopp, was asked how his side had twice come out on top of games against Jose Mourinho’s team in the group stage. Easy, he replied: shut down Xabi Alonso and everything else follows. He must have regretted being so open when Dortmund faced Madrid again, but the principle held true. Xabi Alonso is the player who sets Madrid’s rhythm: the majority of moves flow through him. So Mario Gotze harried him every time Madrid had possession and, when Dortmund got the ball, rapidly trotted off to overload on one flank or the other with Ilkay Gundogan advancing from deep in midfield to monitor Alonso. Bayern Munich don’t play in quite the same way but their shape is similar to Madrid’s and they have a tendency to play through Javi Martinez. Logic, then, would suggest that if Gotze had been fit, he would have performed a similar role on ...
A look at all the football events from today: * Sir Alex Ferguson on Fryers’ deal: “I think it’s a blatant manipulation of the rules. It has Daniel Levy’s finger prints all over it.” * John Terry given dressing down by the club after going public of devastation over Lampard (Times) * Iniesta's father won't attend Ballon d'Or gala on Monday. He has fear of flying. The player's wife, mother and sister, will be there. * Rafa Benitez: "Two strikers in the squad should be enough for us, as we have other players around who can contribute" * 'We're playing Manchester United and not Mansfield!' Rodgers demands Liverpool go full pelt * Jan Kirchhoff moves to Bayern Munich * David Villa, linked with Arsenal, Liverpool Tottenham, City and Chelsea, doesn't plan to leave Barcelona now. His wife is about to give birth. * Xabi Alonso: “We want to kick off 2013 with a win”
Casillas chosen as World’s Top Keeper English newspaper, The Guardian recently released their list of the World’s 100 best footballers and Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas captures the honour of the world’s top keeper. By Tom Conn Casillas lands in 12th place in the overall standings, beating out Juventus and Italian International keeper, Gianluigi Buffon and Bayern Munich and German International goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer as the most trusted man between the sticks. The top four players are all from La Liga with Barcelona’s Leo Messi coming at number one, followed by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovich at fifth and Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao coming in sixth. The list is dominated by Spanish internationals, with 16 of the 100 hailing from Spain, including; Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Casillas, Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, David Silva, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Juan Mata, Cesc Fábregas, Carles Puyol, Jordi Alba, David Villa, Pedr ...
If you could sign just ONE player from Bacrelona (Not messi ) , Real Madrid (Not ronaldo ), Bourrsia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Ajax who will you sign ? `NC`
L’Onze Mondial FIFA FIFPro is selected by professional footballers from around the world. Xavi and Iniesta The two Barça midfielders are no strangers to this award. Xavi has featured in the all-star team for four consecutive years, while Iniesta has been named to the last three. Cesc and Busquets have yet to break into l’Onze Mondial FIFA FIFPro. Here’s the list (by team) of nominated midfielders: FC Barcelona : Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc and Busquets. Real Madrid : Xabi Alonso, Modric and Özil. Bayern Munich : Schweinsteiger and Ribery. Manchester City : Touré Yaya and Silva. Chelsea : Hazard and Lampard. Juventus : Pirlo. Liverpool : Gerrard.
The worldwide players’ union FIFPro and FIFA has announced the 15 midfielders shortlisted for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2012 (see list below), part of the 55-player final shortlist to be revealed at a press conference in São Paulo on 29 November 2012. After the unveiling of the five shortlisted goalkeepers and the 20 shortlisted defenders, the shortlist of 15 midfielders is now also known. These three shortlists will be completed by the list of 15 forwards to be announced and published on on 29 November. The midfielder shortlist is: (home country, club) Xabi Alonso (Spain / Real Madrid) Sergio Busquets (Spain / FC Barcelona) Cesc Fabregas (Spain / FC Barcelona) Steven Gerrard (England / Liverpool) Eden Hazard (Belgium / Chelsea) Andres Iniesta (Spain / FC Barcelona) Frank Lampard (England / Chelsea) Luka Modric (Croatia / Real Madrid) Mesut Özil (Germany / Real Madrid) Andrea Pirlo (Italy / Juventus) Franck Ribery (France / Bayern Munich) David Silva (Spain / Manchester City) Bastian Schweinst ...
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is among 12 La Liga nominees on the 23-man list for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or award. Among the nominees from La Liga for the world's best player are six Real Madrid players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso. Messi's Barcelona teammates, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Xavi Hernandez are also candidates, along with Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao. Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure, all from Manchester City, are nominees, along with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. The other nominees are Juventus players Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon, Shanghai Shenhua's Didier Drogba, PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and Santos (Brazil's) Neymar. Seven of the 23 candidates are from the Spanish national team. The final three candidates will be revealed on Nov. 29 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Ballon d'Or ceremony will take place in Zurich on Jan. 7, 2013, ...
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring from the penalty spot with Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid during the Uefa Champions League Semi Final second leg between Real Madrid CF and Bayern Munich at The Bernabeu Stadium on April 25, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.
oLa st daniel Got this stuff from The Sanish Tabloids That RealMadrid boss Jose Mourinho want the workaholic ChelseA brazillian ( Santos do Nascimento ''Ramires'') bernabeu Ramires has really impressed this season. His energetic performances, particularly in the Champions League, have upped his profile. From being seen as a peripheral figure at Chelsea, he now looks to be an essential part of the club's future and it's a huge loss - perhaps more than the others - that he won't be available for the final against Bayern Munich. Spanish newspaper say Jose Mourinho would want the player to provide the perfect midfield alongside Xabi Alonso. The energy and work rate from Ramires being noted specifically as something which could help the current La Liga champions. also say that Jorge Mendes, not thought to represent the Brazilian, could play a big role in brokering a deal between Real Madrid and Chelsea for the midfielder. They acknowledge that Chelsea wont be eager to sell Ramires and that th ...
Xabi Alonso and Iker Casillas tried to remain upbeat after Real Madrid’s defeat by Bayern Munich -
I'm happy and relieved that Real Madrid is shown door out of Champions League by Bayern Munich on penalty shootout. Christiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real and Arjen Robben scored a penalty to make it 2-1 in 90mins. Ronaldo and Kaka's shots were saved by Neuer and Sergio Ramos airmails his shot miles above over the crossbar.Xabi Alonso manages to score. Philip Lahm,Toni Kroos kicks were saved by Casillas for Bayern and David Alaba,Mario Gomes,Bastian Schweinsteiger score for Bayern to win 3-1 on penalties when aggragate was 3-3 after regular time.
Full Time - 4/24/12 Barcelona 2Chelsea 24/25/12 7:45 PM WAT Real Madrid -Bayern - 10-man Chelsea send Barca crashing outMessi's penalty miss proved costly for the holders as they exited the Champions League with a late Torres goal capping off a 3-2 aggregate win which allowed the Blues to reach the final Chelsea squad offered €12.3m Champions League win bonus - report » Rosell proud of Barca despite Champions League elimination » ANALYSIS: Barcelona gifted the tie to Chelsea » Terry apologises for red cardThe Chelsea captain regretted his sending off in the second leg against Barcelona, but was delighted his team-mates showed the spirit necessary to reach the Champions League final SPECIAL: Sensational Chelsea put idiotic Terry to shame » Di Matteo hails 'incredible achievement' as Chelsea overcome Barcelona » Barcelona will be back, warns Fabregas » Mourinho: My players can't be selfishThe Real Madrid boss has urged his squad members to do their best against Bayern Munich despite the possibility ...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has moved to quash rumours of a move back to the Premier League by insisting he plans to stay at the club next season. Chelsea and Manchester City are both reported to be interested in bringing him back to England, but for now Mourinho is only concerned with long-term success at the Bernabeu. "At the moment my future is not important, but I think I will be here next season,'' he said. "I have a contract and once we arrive at the end of the season I will have time to speak with the players and the directors and we will decide what is best for me, for the club and for the squad. "It is better to stay at a club for four or five years.'' Mourinho's Real entertain Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday evening, looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg at the Allianz Arena. He claimed he's had little of fortune in previous matches at the semi-final stage after twice losing to Liverpool when at Chelsea, and again to arch rivals Barcelona last se ...
BAYERN MUNICH v Real Madrid - LIVE ON SKY 7.45KO 13/8 BAYERN MUNICH 6/4 Real Madrid 2/1 DRAW Bayern Munich will recall Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery and Mario Gomez to the starting line-up for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, after the trio were rested on the bench for the weekend draw with Mainz. Bastian Schweinsteiger is available after serving a one-match ban but may be left out in favour of Luiz Gustavo, who was an unused substitute on Saturday. Defenders Daniel Van Buyten (foot) and Breno (knee) are both out. Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will likely reinstate Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria and Kaka to the starting XI after the trio were benched for Saturday's win over Sporting Gijon. Xabi Alonso returns from domestic suspension, but Ricardo Carvalho (thigh) and Lassana Diarra (hamstring) are both sidelined.
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