Enyimba eye Champions League glory.

Enyimba eye Champions League glory.

The African Champions League kicks off this weekend with former title holders Enyimba of Aba, Biafraland facing a tricky tie. The Biafra side take on relatively weak and inexperienced opponents, Buffles Borgou of Benin Republic. Enyimba, continental champions in 2003 and 2004, were expected to go far in the competition last year. But they lost at home to Real Bamako of Mali and a second leg recovery could not prevent an early exit. Coach Kadiri…

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Bayern thrashed one of their opponents.

Bayern thrashed one of their opponents.

Arjen Robben was one of Bayern’s top performers in the rout of Hamburg. The first goal by the Dutch international came from a trademark piece of play by the winger. Bayern thrashed one of their most traditional opponents in the Bundesliga. The side’s 8-0 win cast aside any doubt over the Bavarian outfit, who now face Shakhtar Donetsk as the Champions League gets back underway.  

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We’ve got the best positional attack.Luis Enrique

We’ve got the best positional attack.Luis Enrique

Barcelona are firing on all cylinders going into Sunday’s clash with Levante, having posted ten straight wins, but Luis Enrique isn’t getting carried away: “We’re on a good run, but it’ll definitely be tough. It’s always difficult taking on teams that get men behind the ball. It’s a challenge and we’re going to try to deal with it effectively”. Getting the breakthrough when the opposition park the bus: “We’ve got the best positional attack in…

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Neymar talking Danilo out of Real move.

Neymar talking Danilo out of Real move.

Real Madrid now know that the main obstacle to them signing Danilo are their eternal enemies Barcelona, but more specifically, Neymar. The Barça forward is a very close friend of the Porto right-back, who ‘Los Blancos’ want to see running up and down their right flank next season. For a while now, Neymar has been trying to persuade his Brazil teammate to join him at Barcelona. Neymar and Danilo keep in regular contact over the…

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Cristiano Ronaldo went away empty-handed.

Cristiano Ronaldo went away empty-handed.

Cristiano Ronaldo went away empty-handed again after Deportivo’s vLuis Enriqueisit, failing to get his name on the scoresheet as Real Madrid eked out a 2-0 win. The Portuguese ace’s last league goal came way back on 18th January against Getafe, on the matchday officially marking the midway point of the season. In other words, he has yet to score since the second round of La Liga games got underway. CR7’s frustration boiled over in Córdoba,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo takes a foot off the pedal.

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a foot off the pedal.

One of the keys, but not the only one, to explaining Real Madrid’s dip in performance and results lies with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese player has only scored four goals in 2015, over which time his team have played a total of nine matches and lost three. CR7’s start to the season was stratospheric. Yet again he seemed hell-bent on obliterating all La Liga goalscoring records in his path. Caught up in another battle to…

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