Valencia 2-3 Real Madrid: Real press well early on, Valencia better after substitutions

November 20, 2011
Valencia 2-3 Real Madrid: Real press well early on, Valencia better after substitutions

Real Madrid maintained their lead over Barcelona after an entertaining win over Valencia at the Mestalla. Read more »

Bayern Munich 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: slow-burning game decided by scrappy Götze goal

November 19, 2011
Bayern Munich 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: slow-burning game decided by scrappy Götze goal

Mario Gotze struck midway through the second half as Dortmund move to within two points of Bayern at the top. Read more »

Germany use one friendly to thrash a rival, the other to experiment with a new formation

November 18, 2011
Germany use one friendly to thrash a rival, the other to experiment with a new formation

Germany played two games this week – 3-3 draw away in Ukraine, followed by a convincing 3-0 win over Holland. Read more »

Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Portugal better all over the pitch (and Bosnia’s complete reshuffle at half-time doesn’t help)

November 16, 2011
Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Portugal better all over the pitch (and Bosnia’s complete reshuffle at half-time doesn’t help)

Paulo Bento’s side wobbled midway through the match, but overall deserved to progress to Euro 2012. Read more »

Ireland: defensive, and no reason to change

November 16, 2011
Ireland: defensive, and no reason to change

Giovanni Trapattoni has guided Ireland to their first major tournament for a decade, yet there are still questions about his tactics. Read more »