Manuel Neuer is therefore back in Bayern’s net for the first time since November 2022. He broke his leg in a skiing accident late last year.
I know it’s not football – but there’s an absolute thriller in the Cricket World Cup if you fancy a quick look.
Scott Murray is currently all over Chelsea-Brentford at Stamford Bridge…where the visitors scored!
I really enjoyed reading Sid Lowe’s interview with Aitor Karanka this morning. There’s a nice piece about the Bellinghams.
Hello, hello, hello and welcome to a good old Saturday clock. The story of today, this week, this month and this year is Jude Bellingham. The young prodigy lines up for his first clásico today, with Real Madrid taking on Barcelona at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys at 3.15pm BST. With eight goals in nine league matches and three rebounds in the Champions League, he is ready for this.
In the Premier League, Burnley travel to Bournemouth, with both teams hoping for a victory that would take them out of the relegation zone. Sheffield United, at the very bottom of the list, face the tricky task of trying to get something from the Emirates.
We’ll also be keeping an eye on events elsewhere – here’s our list of featured games today:
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