Neither Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid will be in the last 16 draw for the Copa del Rey this Friday. They obviously will not be in the quarters either. This is the first time neither of them have been in the last eight since 1919.
The English football season below the top four divisions is under increasing threat of being cancelled after the UK government said any future funding for National League clubs would be in the form of loans rather than grants.
One day after being knocked out of the Copa del Rey at the hands of Alcoyano, Zidane took charge of Real Madrid's training session back at Valdebebas. 'Marca' says that the club support the Frenchman and that he will remain as coach until at least the end of the season.
Talk of a European Super League continues. A document revealed by 'The Times' explains that the competition would have 20 teams, six of them from the Premier League and each one would get 310 million pounds participation fee.