He steps up, touches a ball and scores: David Alaba’s colossal entry with Real Madrid (video)

In their first La Liga game of the season, reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 win away to promoted Almeria on Sunday thanks to UEFA Super Cup goalscorer David Alaba won 2-0 against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday. Largely overhauled, Real folded in the 6th minute on a goal from Belgian Largie Ramazani, but … Read more

THE BALL – António Carvalho wins at Senhora da Graça in a Glassdrive show of strength (Returns to Portugal)

António Carvalho (Glassdrive) won, this Sunday, the ninth stage of the Volta a Portugal, which covered 174.5 kilometers between Paredes and Mondim de Basto, arriving in Senhora da Graça. In an authentic Glassdrive show of strength, the 32-year-old cyclist took 4:42.14 hours, arriving at the same time as teammates Frederico Figueiredo and Maurício Moreira. Closest … Read more

Why was Messi excluded from the “Golden Ball” list and the presence of Ronaldo?

The Argentine Lionel Messi, the Paris Saint-Germain player, was left out of the list of nominees for the “Golden Ball” award for the first time since 2005, and Ronaldo has continued to appear on the list continuously since 2004. Messi won the award on seven occasions, the last of which was in 2021, as the … Read more

THE BALL – «Ronaldo or Messi? It’s like choosing between father or mother…» (Paris Saint-Germain)

At the age of 22 and already nominated once for the Ballon d’Or, Kylian Mbappé has as his strongest memory the duel of recent years between Lionel Messi (7 times winner) and Cristiano Ronaldo (6 times winner). «It was always interesting to see the tension on those nights, to look at their faces and see … Read more

THE BALL – Benfica B resists the expulsion of Diego Moreira and draws in Tondela (Liga 2)

Tondela and Benfica B drew 1-1, in the match that opened the 2nd round of Liga 2, which took place on the afternoon of this Friday, at Estádio Municipal de Aveiro – a home loaned to Beira, since the stadium’s pitch João Cardoso, in Tondela, is being intervened. The reds came in better, who opened … Read more

The Golden Ball .. 3 “radical” changes to choose the best player

<div id="firstBodyDiv" data-bind-html-content-type="article" data-bind-html-compile="article.body" data-first-article-body=" The first change is the date of the award, as it was previously awarded in January of each year, and honors the best player during the previous year, but this has changed dramatically. The new award date has become October, and the players will not be residing during the year, … Read more

THE BALL – Twelve years later, number 12 has a new owner (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid published on its official website the squad numbers for the new season, taking into account that the Spanish League starts next weekend. More emphasis on number 12. For 12 years that number belonged to Brazilian side Marcelo, who ended his contract with Real Madrid and is now without a club. In the new … Read more

A world premiere, offsides were monitored by a computer. The signal from the ball goes 500 times per second

The UEFA Super Cup, the trophy traditionally contested between the Champions League and Europa League winners, was won by Real Madrid as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 after goals from Alaba and Benzema. The match was actually a sharp world premiere: semi-automatic offside technology was used for the first time during the match. The same … Read more

THE BALL – Sporting defeats Famalicão and there will be an eternal derby at the end of the Supercup (Women’s Football)

Sporting defeated Famalicão, 3-0, in the second semi-final of the Supercup, held on Wednesday night, at Estádio Aurélio Pereira, at Academia de Alcochete. The lionesses didn’t give the Famalicenses any chance and the 1-0 at half-time, the result of the goal scored by Brenda Pérez, was flattering for the Minho team, given the offensive tail … Read more

THE BALL – Dynamo Kiev wins in Austria and is Benfica’s rival in the Champions League (Champions League)

Dynamo Kiev will be Benfica’s opponent in the Champions League play-off, after beating Sturm Graz, from Austria, by 2-1 after extra time (0-1 in the 90′), on Tuesday night, in 2nd leg match of the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA competition played in the Austrian city, after the 1-0 victory in the 1st leg, … Read more