"He was key to winning the league title under (Fabio) Capello and has grown a lot at Madrid. "It is not easy to find a player that scores 25-30 goals a season." The Argentina international, along with goalkeeper Pepe Reina, were presented to supporters for the first time since their respective moves to Stadio San Paolo before the 3-1 victory over Galatasaray on Monday. The duo sported the club's colours as they were paraded around the field prior to kick-off but, having failed to obtain international clearance in time for the visit of the Turkish champions, were forced to watch on from the stands as Goran Pandev, Juan Camilo Zuniga and Lorenzo Insigne all scored to secure the win. Pandev put the hosts ahead in the first-half after guiding his header beyond the Galatasaray stopper. Nordin Amrabat restored parity for the visitors early in the second-half before Zuniga - who was initially booed by thePartenopeifans amid speculation he is set to join Juventus next summer - and Insigne put the result beyond doubt late http://www.picowiki.com/gaylordwxgz/index.php/Louisiana Keeps 'Hollywood of the South' Nickname by Surviving Political Assault on.
Some 66 people injured in the crash are still hospitalized, 15 of them in critical condition. The accident cast a pall over the city, which is the last stop for the faithful who make it to the end of the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route that has drawn Christians since the investing Middle Ages. The crash occurred on the eve of annual festivities at the shrine, which subsequently were canceled. The disaster also stunned the rest of Spain, with Spanish royals and political leaders joining hundreds of people in Santiago de Compostela's storied 12th-century cathedral Monday evening to mourn the dead. According to the investigation so far, train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo received a call from an official of national rail company Renfe on his work phone in the cabin, not his personal cellphone, to tell http://jaeincb.wordpressy.pl/?p=12 him what approach to take toward his final destination.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric Would Be a Good Fit at Manchester United
Pay 85m; recoup scores back in shirts, TV and sponsorship. BUT... Hes brittle and prone to injury and hes inexperienced at the highest level. He plays international football for a minnow nation http://blog.bitcomet.com/post/3807431/ and has played only nine times in the Champions League - thats fewer than Jody Morris. SAM CUNNINGHAM Yes.
Transfer News: Real Madrid's Iker Casillas backs Gareth Bale chase
Malaga boss Bernd Schuster has ripped into La Liga, branding it a "two-and-a-half-team league." The former Real Madrid coach, who recently took over the reigns at La Rosaleda following Manuel Pellegrini's move to Manchester City, hinted that Barcelona and the Blancos dominate, while Atletico Madrid provide some competition to the duopoly. "We have a two-and-a-half-team league," Schuster was quoted as saying by SportYou. "The championship is for [Barca and Real Madrid] both, and then there's a fight between the fourth and 10th place, which was very nice last year. I think this year will be very similar." Schuster, who lifted La Liga with Real Madrid five years ago, also revealed his disdain toward Monday matches as he gears up for his first season in Spain since stepping down from his Santiago Bernabeu position in December 2008. "I hope this year we will not play too many Monday matches," Schuster added. "I do not even want to see them." Malaga, which finished sixth in La Liga last season, will kick off the new campaign with a trip to Valencia.
Schuster bemoans Barca & Madrid domination
Instead, Hunter suggested the move could in fact be a response to Barcelona signing Brazil prodigy Neymar, who joined the Catalan outfit for 57m euros earlier this year. visit the site "In football terms it's possible to argue Gareth Bale's brilliant skills and athleticism aren't necessarily the prime thing Real need right now," said Hunter. "It's not predominantly a football signing. "Real can't believe they'll have to go to the 100m euro mark to have a chance of signing Gareth Bale" Graham Hunter on Madrid's Bale pursuit "Perez fears Barcelona are a big brand name, have the best player in the world in Lionel Messi, are very well equipped football-wise and have signed a phenomenon in Neymar. "Those who watched him in the Confederations Cup and watched him at his most scintillating know there is a marketing phenomenon emerging there.
Is Bale worth 85m? Real Madrid think so but what about Sportsmail's team of experts
Times scribes Matt Hughes and James Ducker claim United are planning to test Reals resolve with a 25 million bid for the Croatia international. Hughes and Ducker write: United began the summer with genuine aspirations of marking the start of the David Moyes era at Old Trafford with a stellar signing such as Cristiano Ronaldo , Gareth Bale or Cesc Fabregas, but despite making several enquiries the club have been frustrated on all three fronts and forced to look elsewhere. As a result the clubs plans have altered, with Modric now viewed as a leading target as Moyes seeks a player capable of adding some creativity and sparkle to Uniteds midfield. The assertion is Modric is a step down in class when compared to Ronaldo, Bale or Fabregas. That is probably a fair assessment with regard to Ronaldo and Bale, but, then again, they are totally different players.
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