What an El Clásico. I’m sure we all expected a… closer tie, but Barcelona’s 5-0 display was a team performance to remember. Joseph Sexton, our La Liga writer in Barcelona, takes a step back and reviews the Monday night madness, and glances over the rest of the past weekend’s action.
As the winter chill hits Europe, the topic of the day after a blistering weekend of football is the ‘snood’, the neck warmer which is being sported by footballers around the world. Some of the managers and pundits aren’t impressed with the latest trend, while some players are delighted to have some extra protection in the harsh weather.
In a record-equalling weekend for goals, Kevin Coleman takes a look at some of the big talking points as Tottenham beat Liverpool in the final minute, Chelsea slumped to a draw against Newcastle and Wolves had the luck of the Irish in a win over Sunderland.
BackPageFootball editor Neil Sherwin yesterday had a knee reconstruction to repair a ruptured cruciate ligament sustained during a game and over the next few months you can follow his road to recovery.