Zidane’s claims about Real Madrid legend Ramos aren’t as wild as they may seem

A few eyebrows will have been raised earlier this week when, speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s meeting with Valencia on Sunday, Zinedine Zidane claimed that Sergio Ramos was the best central defender ever. “The best? He’s one of them, certainly,”…

Joshua Cheptegei smashes 10,000m world record as Letesenbet Gidey sets new women’s 5,000m best

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei smashed the men’s 10,000m world record as Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke that of the women’s 5,000m in Valencia. Cheptegei, 24, clocked 26 minutes 11.00 seconds to beat Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year-old time by more than six seconds. Gidey,…

Manchester United target £28m deal to sign Uros Racic from Valencia

Manchester United are targeting Valencia midfielder Uros Racic, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already strengthened his midfield options with the £40 million signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax this summer. But United have also been linked…

Rodrigo: Leeds United sign Valencia forward for club record fee

Leeds United have signed Spain forward Rodrigo from Valencia for a club record 29m euro (£26m) fee. Rodrigo, 29, has signed a four-year contract with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who are back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence. He…

*Lagos motorists, commuters groan as works on Pen Cinema flyover delay (Punch) *Lagos East Senatorial bye-election: APC settles for ex-Polaris Bank boss, Abiru (Nation)

Lagos motorists, commuters groan as works on Pen Cinema flyover delay (Punch) “I use 15 litres of fuel every day to get to my house in Iju from Ikeja,” Akinlabi David, a motorist, said angrily while speaking with our correspondent…

Rodrigo Moreno: Leeds United agree deal to sign Valencia striker

Leeds United have agreed a deal with Valencia to sign forward Rodrigo Moreno. The Spain international, 29, had a loan spell with Bolton in 2010-11 and initially joined Valencia on loan from Benfica in 2014. He went on to score…

Ferran Torres: Man City sign Valencia winger

Manchester City have completed the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres for 23m euros (£20.87m). He is City’s first summer signing and replaces Germany forward Leroy Sane, who left on 3 July for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The 20-year-old has…

COVID-19: Spain to end women’s football season

Spain’s women’s football season is on the verge of being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with champions in each tier being declared based on the standings before the campaign was halted, the country’s football federation (RFEF) has said.…

Ilicic scores four as Atalanta beat Valencia behind closed doors

Josip Ilicic scored four goals against Valencia as Atalanta eased into the Champions League quarter-finals in the competition’s first match to be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Italians arrived in Spain with a commanding 4-1…

Atalanta stun Valencia at San Siro to continue Champions League fairytale

Atalanta’s fairytale Champions League debut campaign looks set to continue into the quarter-finals after they thumped Valencia to take a commanding lead into the second leg of the last-16 tie. Hans Hateboer, with two, Josip Ilicic and a wonder-strike from…

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