Atletico Madrid preview: With Joao Felix adding silk to Diego Simeone's steely side, new-look Atleti launch title challenge
Atletico Madrid finished the last two league seasons above Real and the same objective data that draws all the attention towards Real and Barcelona, begs everyone to consider Atletico as strong contenders for gold.
International friendlies: Antoine Griezmann scores as France ease past Bolivia ahead of team's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign
Antoine Griezmann scored as France eased past Bolivia 2-0 in a friendly in Nantes on Sunday, ahead of the world champions' resumption of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid keep title hopes alive with Alvaro Morata-inspired win over Real Sociedad; Valencia see off Athletic Bilbao
Alvaro Morata's first-half double fired 10-man Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday as Diego Simeone's men kept their slim La Liga title hopes alive.
Champions League: Juventus might be favourites but Atletico Madrid relish prospect of facing familiar foe Cristiano Ronaldo
While it may evoke a few chuckles or some queasy groans from the Atletico fans, you would expect Diego Simeone to relish the prospect of coming up against a familiar foe
Brazilian defender Naldo has joined Thierry Henry's Monaco from Schalke 04, the French Ligue 1 club struggling in 19th place announced on Thursday.
LaLiga: Diego Costa sidelined with foot injury ahead of Atletico Madrid's crucial tie against Barcelona
Diego Costa hobbled off during a 3-2 league win over Athletic Bilbao, which saw Atletico Madrid close to within a point of leaders Barcelona.
Ligue 1: AS Monaco sack title-winning manager Leonardo Jardim after losing five out of opening nine matches
AS Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim after the title-winning manager was unable to get them out of their downward spiral which has resulted in them being in the relegation zone of Ligue 1.
La Liga: Real Madrid ride on Marco Asensio strike to sink Espanyol; Thomas Lemar nets maiden goal as Atletico ease past Getafe
Real Madrid moved top of La Liga on Saturday after Marco Asensio's goal proved the difference in a scrappy 1-0 win over Espanyol.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' defensive tactics edge off-colour Belgium as he leads France to consecutive finals
The outcome of the final will, unfortunate as it may be, decide Deschamps' managerial future, despite taking France to two major finals within two years.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France trudge into semi-finals but Didier Deschamps must display tactical nous to lead them to title
With his contract with France ending with Euro 2020, Didier Deschamps knows that nothing less than a finals appearance will satisfy the fans back home.
France haven't really been tested yet at the World cup but neither have they managed to set the stage on fire despite boasting of some of the best players in the world.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' France yet to realise full potential of youthful squad after unconvincing win over Peru
Despite having made it past the group stage, Didier Deschamps youthful France side hasn't realised its full potential.
Atletico Madrid made a triple swoop at France’s World Cup training base on Monday, announcing new contracts for talismanic striker Antoine Griezmann and defender Lucas Hernandez as well as officially signing midfielder Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco.
FIFA World Cup 2018: With ideal balance of youth and experience, France are favourites to achieve glory in Russia
With Didier Deschamps at the helm, France, boasting of a perfect balance between youth and experience are favourites to clinch their second FIFA World Cup.
La Liga: Atletico Madrid have agreed deal in principle for AS Monaco and French midfielder Thomas Lemar
French World Cup star Thomas Lemar looks set to quit Monaco and join Atletico Madrid, the two clubs revealed on Tuesday.
International friendlies: France coach Didier Deschamps slams team's lack of aggression in Colombia loss
According to Deschamps, who as a player captained France to their only world title in 1998, his side were not at their usual best.
International friendlies: Juan Quintero's late penalty helps Colombia seal stunning comeback win over France
Substitute Juan Quintero lashed home a penalty five minutes from time as Colombia came back from 2-0 down to stun France 3-2.
Rony Lopes was on target yet again as champions Monaco took their unbeaten Ligue 1 run to 14 games with a 3-1 win on Strasbourg's dreadful pitch
Ligue 1: Neymar's solitary goal helps Paris Saint-Germain edge past Toulouse; AS Monaco thrash Angers 4-0
PSG stretched their advantage at the top to 12 points courtesy of Neymar's 19th Ligue 1 goal of the season, while Monaco thrashed Angers 4-0 to go second.
January transfer window: Monaco's Thomas Lemar will remain at club untill end of season, says club's vice-president
Monaco are currently fourth in Ligue 1, a point behind Lyon in second and Marseille in third, but 12 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.