Isco

  • Barcelona lose, Real Madrid win to move 2nd in Spanish League April 13, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona compounded their exit from the Champions League by losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday, letting Real Madrid move ahead into second place in the Spanish league with a 4-0 win over Almeria. Barcelona's stumble ensured the same Atletico Madrid that ousted them from Europe's top-tier competition would maintain the...
  • Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG advance in Champions League November 28, 2013

    London: Nine-time winner Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain qualified on Wednesday for the round of 16 in the Champions League. Juventus kept alive their chances of reaching the knockout stage. Madrid needed only a draw at home with Galatasaray to clinch the top spot in Group B. The Spanish...
  • Real playmaker Isco could be almost as good as me: Zidane September 25, 2013

    Madrid: Former France and Real Madrid great Zinedine Zidane believes Spain playmaker Isco could be almost as good as him one day, club coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Isco, 21, has become a firm favourite since joining the nine-times European champions from Malaga in the close season for a fee...
  • Real unlikely to field Gareth Bale at Elche, Barcelona host Sociedad September 24, 2013

    Barcelona: Promoted Elche's sole source of comfort when they host Real Madrid on Wednesday is that 100 million euros ($135 million) man Gareth Bale is unlikely to play. Bale missed out on his home debut against Getafe on Sunday when he sustained a minor muscle injury in his left leg...
  • Spain's Isco misses training with ankle problem September 4, 2013

    Madrid: Spain playmaker Isco hurt an ankle in Tuesday's training session and will have tests to determine whether he can play in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Finland in Helsinki, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Wednesday. The Real Madrid midfielder, who has been in fine form for his club...
  • Isco, Ronaldo lead Real Madrid to 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao September 1, 2013

    Barcelona: Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo added another goal on Sunday to give Real Madrid a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao with the club's drawn-out negotiations to sign Gareth Bale approaching the close of the summer transfer window. Madrid have until Monday evening to close the deal for...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Wednesday July 3, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Kolo Toure officially joins Liverpool from Manchester City Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has officially joined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer on Tuesday, the Merseyside...
  • Real Madrid unveil new midfielder Isco July 3, 2013

    Madrid: Francisco 'Isco' Alarcon delighted the several hundred Real Madrid fans with a solo display of ball control at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday. Madrid officials believe he'll be a great team player, too. "Isco has what it takes to satisfy a club as immensely demanding as Real Madrid,"...
  • Real close in on Ancelotti and Isco, says president Perez June 25, 2013

    Madrid: Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti and Malaga midfielder Isco, are close to joining Real Madrid, president Florentino Perez said on Monday. The nine-times European champions have been chasing a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who left at the end of last season and joined Chelsea, and one of Europe's most coveted...
  • Real Madrid aim to unveil Bale, Isco in July June 20, 2013

    With Neymar all set to dazzle at the Nou Camp next season, arch-rivals Real Madrid are pulling out all the stops to wrestle back the domestic title from Barcelona and if reports are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspurs most prized asset, 23-year-old Welsh international Gareth Bale, could be unveiled in...
  • Real Madrid, Manchester City have made offers for me: Isco June 17, 2013

    Madrid: Malaga's Spain Under-21 playmaker Isco has confirmed that Real Madrid and Manchester City have made offers to sign him and said he will decide his future after Tuesday's European championships final against Italy. The 21-year-old midfielder, valued at around 20 million Euros, helped Malaga reach the last eight of the...
  • Malaga seal quarters berth beating FC Porto 2-0 in second leg March 14, 2013

    Malaga: Malaga put a turbulent summer behind them to claim their place among Europe's elite with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Porto on Wednesday that put them through to the last eight 2-1 on aggregate on a memorable night for the Qatar-owned club. The Champions League debutants' achievement...
  • Spain's Del Bosque successfully blooding new generation February 7, 2013

    Madrid: Vicente del Bosque had his eye fixed on battles to come in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and this summer's Confederations Cup when he gave three players their debuts in Spain's 3-1 friendly victory over Uruguay. Chelsea right back Cesar Azpilicueta, 23, Malaga playmaker Isco, 20, and Atletico Madrid...
  • Isco, Azpilicueta included in Spain squad for Uruguay friendly February 1, 2013

    Madrid: Malaga's promising playmaker Isco and Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta have been included in Spain's squad for next week's friendly against Uruguay in Doha, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Friday. Amid stiff competition for places, there was no call-up for Swansea City midfielder Michu as Del Bosque said he preferred...