Real Madrid’s Luka Modric (left) during practice at the team’s Valdebebas training ground in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. Associated Press
Madrid: Zinedine Zidane claims he has not even thought about the criticism aimed at him in recent weeks as Real Madrid look to build on Sunday’s morale-boosting win away at Sevilla.
Real Sociedad meet Real Madrid on Saturday with the chance to reassert their stirring start to the season and press home their case as genuine contenders for La Liga’s top four.
Zinedine Zidane pursued Paul Pogba but found Fede Valverde and his emergence as Real Madrid’s most important midfielder may yet prove the turning point in their season.
The International Cricket Council had earlier announced that India will remain the hosts of the 2021 tournament while the postponed 2020 tournament which was to be held in Australia will now take place in 2023. Identifying backup venues is standard practice for any tournament.
Lionel Messi might never have been faced with a more daunting task at Barcelona than engineering a victory against Bayern Munich in Lisbon on Friday.
New Zealand’s George Bennett warmed up for this weekend’s Tour of Lombardy by winning the Gran Piemonte semi-classic race through northwestern Italy on Wednesday.