Gerard Pique & Karim Benzema
Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu (born 2 February 1987) is a Spanish footballer, currently playing as a central defender for FC Barcelona. Karim Benzema (born 19 December 1987) is a French international footballer who plays for Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga. /5
Gerard Pique Karim Benzema Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Lionel Messi Mesut Ozil Sergio Ramos Didier Drogba Gianluigi Buffon Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wayne Rooney Manchester United Manchester City Xabi Alonso Sergio Busquets Iker Casillas Andrea Pirlo Andres Iniesta
Man Utd plot January raid for Pique Manchester United are considering a January move for Barcelona's Gerard Pique. The Red Devils believe the Spain international could be open to returning to Old Trafford after becoming unhappy at losing his place in the Catalans' side. Messi almost joined Arsenal when he was 16 Barcelona superstar almost signed for Arsenal as a 16-year-old. Arsene Wenger was interested in the Argentine along with Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas but work permit issues scuppered the deal. Manchester United fear Ronaldo will be too expensive Manchester United fear they may not be able to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo because the Portugal captain will be too expensive, particularly as he will turn 30 in February. Liverpool agree €48m Benzema deal Liverpool have agreed a €48m deal with Real Madrid for striker Karim Benzema. The France international is still to agree personal terms with the Reds ahead of competing a January move to Anfield. Dani Alves wants Manchester City move Barcelona defend ...
Riskiest online searches list for footballers Cybercriminals are most likely to use names of famous footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lure netizens to malicious webpages designed to infect them with malware, cyber security firm McAfee said. McAfee, part of Intel Security, has brought out ‘Red Card Club’ list showcasing the top 11 Brazil-bound football players whose web pages are considered to be risky for fans to search for online. Other names in include Spain’s Iker Cassillas, Karim Ziani (Algeria), Karim Benzema (France), Paulinho (Brazil), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Fernando Torres (Spain), Eden Hazard (Belgium) and Gerard Pique (Spain).
Barca keep Atletico at bay, Bayern back 27 January 2014, 10:24 Barcelona stayed top of La Liga on goal difference with a 3-0 win over Malaga as Atletico Madrid won 4-2 at Rayo Vallecano to stay hot on their heels. Bayern Munich returned from the Bundesliga winter break to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach, Juventus dropped points for the first time in 13 Serie A matches and Monaco cut Paris St Germain's Ligue 1 lead to three points. SPAIN Real Madrid moved top when they beat Granada 2-0 on Saturday but comfortable wins for Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Sunday restored the joint leaders' one-point advantage in La Liga after 21 matches. Cristiano Ronaldo set Real on their way with the opening goal at the Bernabeu, the league's top scorer's 22nd of the campaign, and Karim Benzema added a second for Carlo Ancelotti's in-form side. Barca coasted to a 3-0 home victory over Malaga thanks to goals from Gerard Pique, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, and Turkey playmaker Arda Turan struck twice in Atletico's 4-2 success a ...
Who wins the Ballon d'or?Drogba’s Champions League exploits for Chelsea could see him as the main contender to the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars, but it will be hard to see past Messi after a season where he scored a record 73 goals.Here is the full list:Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Yaya Toure (all Manchester City), Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie (both Manchester United), Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid), Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets (all Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Iker Casillas, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso (all Real Madrid, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon (both Juventus), Neymar (Santos).
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, ...
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is in line to become the first man to win the World Player of the Year award for the fourth time in a row after the shortlist for Fifa's Ballon d'Or was published on Monday. Players (23, in alphabetical order): Sergio Aguero, Xabi Alonso, Mario Balotelli, Karim Benzema, Gianluigi Buffon, Sergio Busquets , Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Radamel Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, LionelMessi, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Mesut Ozil, Gerard Pique, Andrea Pirlo, Sergio Ramos, Wayne Rooney, Yaya Toure, Robin van Persie, Xavi. Coaches (10, in alphabetical order): Vicente del Bosque, Roberto Di Matteo, Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola, Jupp Heynckes, Jurgen Klopp, Joachim Loew, Roberto Mancini, Jose Mourinho, Cesare Prandelli
.Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were both in scintillating form as Barcelona and Real Madrid played out an enthralling 2-2 draw at Camp Nou in the first Liga Clasico of this season. Despite coming as just the seventh fixture of the season, the match was touted as having a potentially huge impact on the final Liga outcome. With Madrid in need of a win, Ronaldo got the club off to the perfect start as he silenced the crowd with his sixth consecutive Clasico goal. But a brace from Messi, including a sumptuoussecond-half free kick, put the Blaugrana in the driving seat. However, the last had not been heard of Ronaldo and he capitalized on a disorganized defense to equalize 25 minutes from time. After all the intense build-up, the first surprise of the night was sprung as news filtered through that in the absence of Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol, Adriano would start alongside Javier Mascherano in the center of defense. Mourinho, meanwhile, opted for Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil. The teams were greeted on t ...
Karim Benzema of France is closed down by Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique of Spain during the UEFA EURO 2012 quart...
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