Ready for some club football? Enjoy these four huge derbies on Saturday

The big leagues are returning in style with four big derbies: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal, Roma v Lazio, Basaksehir v Galatasaray and Atlético v Real Madrid By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network The first North London derby of the season gets the ball rolling again in the Premier League this weekend as Arsenal aim to keep pace with Spurs after the clubs’ fortunes were well and truly reversed last season. While Mauricio Pochettino led Tottenham to their second successive top-three finish, Arsenal dropped out of the Champions League places for the first time under Arsène Wenger’s management. Continue reading...

Football transfer rumours: Arsenal and Real Madrid eye Kepa Arrizabalaga?

Today’s whispers are sold out Who remembers the Sami Khedira transfer storm of 2015? Well, that’s because there wasn’t one. Khedira, criminally under-appreciated at Real Madrid, joined Juventus on a free transfer and that was that. It was a good move for Khedira, it was a cheap move for Juve, who now want to repeat the trick of nabbing a handsome German international central midfielder with extremely good hair on a free transfer … with Liverpool’s Emre Can. Related: Arsène Wenger says he is tempted by chance to manage at a World Cup Continue reading...

Who are the all-time top goalscorers at the biggest clubs in Europe?

Sergio Agüero has followed Wayne Rooney in becoming the most prolific goalscorer at a Premier League club. Which players hold that accolade in Europe? • Who are the Premier League clubs’ top goalscorers?

Who is Real Madrid's top scorer with 412 goals?


Cristiano Ronaldo

Alfredo Di Stéfano

Ferenc Puskás

Who is Milan's top scorer with 221 goals?

Gunnar Nordahl

Filippo Inzaghi

Andriy Shevchenko

Roberto Baggio

Who is Barcelona's top scorer with 523 goals?

Lionel Messi

Samuel Eto'o


László Kubala

Who is Bayern Munich's top scorer with 566 goals?

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Gerd Müller

Thomas Müller

Arjen Robben

Who is Ajax's top scorer with 273 goals?

Johan Neeskens

Johan Cruyff

Piet van Reenen

Marco van Basten

Who is Internazionale's top scorer with 284 goals?

Christian Vieri


Giuseppe Meazza

Javier Zanetti

Who is Juventus's top scorer with 290 goals?

David Trezeguet

Alessandro Del Piero

Roberto Bettega

Roberto Baggio

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Mauricio Pochettino: ‘I would not change Spurs for another job in the world’

The Tottenham manager dismisses rumours linking him with Real Madrid and insists he is staying at the club that is ‘in my head 100%’By any reckoning, it was an unusual way to celebrate. Mauricio Pochettino reached for a Halloween cookie that had been baked by his wife, Karina, and a dram of the Japanese whisky that had been a present from his assistant, Jesús Pérez. And he tried to process what had happened. Related: Pochettino: Beating Real Madrid puts Spurs among Europe’s best Continue reading...

Manchester United manager José Mourinho settles Spanish tax fraud case

• Mourinho pays €3.3m fees demanded after appearing in Madrid court
• ‘I didn’t argue, I paid, and everything is definitively closed’ he saysJosé Mourinho declared the case brought against him for alleged tax fraud to be closed after he accepted the arguments put forward by Spain’s Inland Revenue and paid the fee demanded to settle charges brought against him, which he has always denied. The Manchester United manager left the court in Pozuelo to the west of Madrid insisting that the only problem he had with the brief appearance was that he had been forced to reschedule training. “I didn’t reply, I didn’t argue, I paid, I signed the papers,” he told reporters, describing the case as “definitively closed.” Continue reading...

‘Sound all the alarms’: Spanish press says Real Madrid in crisis after Spurs defeat

• Zinedine Zidane under pressure after Champions League loss
• Marcelo and Toni Kroos among players singled out for criticisedIf Zinedine Zidane was in any doubt that Real Madrid are in crisis after the Champions League group stage defeat to Tottenham at Wembley then a glance at Thursday morning’s newspapers would surely have brought home the reality. The Frenchman has presided over Madrid’s worst start to the season since José Mourinho left the club in 2012, with his side already eight points behind Barcelona in La Liga and now facing the prospect of not finishing top of their Champions League group for the second successive season after the 3-1 defeat. Continue reading...