The driver of a fire truck died Thursday while racing to fight a raging forest fire in eastern Spain, the fifth fatality among firefighters this week, authorities said. The 44-year-old firefighter died while heading toward a fire in Teruel province, the regional Aragon government said on its Web site. Four firefighters died Tuesday while battling a forest fire in the eastern Catalonia region, not far from Teruel, CNN partner station CNN+ reported, citing local authorities
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has moved a step closer to joining Inter Milan after agreeing personal terms with the Italian champions, his agent has revealed. The Cameroon international will reportedly sign a five-year contract worth almost $15 million per season
Dutchman Frank Rijkaard has been appointed as the new coach of Turkish giants Galatasaray on a two-year contract. The 46-year-old, who has previously coached the Dutch national side, Sparta Rotterdam and Barcelona, replaces Bulent Korkmaz — who resigned earlier this week. The Istanbul-based side finished a disappointing fifth in the top flight Super Lig, a clear 10 points behind champions Besiktas.
A man "angered" by Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona in the final of the Champions League killed four people when he drove a minibus into a crowd celebrating the Spanish side’s victory, police in Nigeria have told CNN.
If you just look at the balance sheets of Europe’s top football clubs, it’s no surprise that Barcelona and Manchester United are in the Champions League final. Let’s start first with United. In that past decade, The English Premier League has exploded in terms of world wide popularity and revenue
A stunning last-gasp strike from Andres Iniesta put 10-man Barcelona in the Champions League final on the away goals rule, giving the Catalan giants a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on a night of high drama at Stamford Bridge. With the clock showing two minutes gone out of an extra four minutes at the end of the game, Spanish international Iniesta fired in a sublime shot from the edge of the area to break Chelsea’s hearts and take Pep Guardiola’s side through to a dream final against holders Manchester United in Rome on May 27. Following last week’s cagey goalless draw at the Nou Camp, all the talk before the match was whether Barca’s stunning attacking prowess could pierce Chelsea’s solid defense.
Champions League favorites Barcelona produced another devastating display to outclass Bayern Munich 4-0 at the Nou Camp and virtually guarantee a place in the semifinals of the competition. In the last round, the Catalan giants scored four first-half goals on their way to crushing French champions Lyon, and they repeated the trick on Wednesday as Lionel Messi (2), Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o again proved they are the most deadly strike-force in world football. German champions Bayern were thrashed 5-1 by Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday and they looked to be heading for another mauling as early as the fifth minute when Henry rounded goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt — but his weak shot was cleared off the line.