Alvaro Arbeloa has jumped to the defence of the record-breaking attacker after Sepp Blatter's comments last week.
Already hammered by their role in the 2008 financial crisis and the rigging of the key bank rate LIBOR, the global banking sector looks set to take another battering to its reputation as investigations start into the fixing of foreign exchange.
Europe's leading investment banks took a trading revenue battering in the third quarter that shows no signs of reversing before the end of the year and gives a glimpse into the upheaval facing the industry as a whole.
Global accounting giant PwC is to buy strategic consultancy firm Booz & Co in a deal thought to be worth $1bn.
Match to be played on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at 12:45. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle.
Lukas Podolski has just purchased a 'lodge' to be placed in the East Stand of his beloved FC Koln home ground.
Liverpool linked Stefan Kiessling is enduring a torrid time in German football following his ghost goal against Hoffenheim.
To be played at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 2nd November at 17:30
Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga appears to be a target for Southampton, but who exactly is he?
Manchester City talisman Yaya Toure believes Brendan Rodgers has a strong squad.