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Messi`s creativity as important as goals : Martino  

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Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino hailed compatriot Lionel Messi's passing ability after the Catalans moved back to the top of La ...

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Ancellotti unhappy at Ronaldo red card  

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti accused Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi of exaggerated theatrics in the action that led to Cristiano ...

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Messi, Neymar on target as Barca hit Rayo for six  

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Barcelona warmed up for their highly anticipated Champions League clash with Manchester City in midweek with a 6-0 thrashing of ...

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Ronaldo salvages point for Real, Barca beat Almeria  

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Cristiano Ronaldo equalised eight minutes from time as Real Madrid remained top of La Liga thanks to a pulsating 2-2 ...

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Messi targeting Madrid after gunning down Osasuna  

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Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has set his sights on beating Real Madrid next weekend after leading ...

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Last chance saloon for Barca, admits Martino 

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Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has admitted that his side need to beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday ...

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Neymar heads for Clasico as 'one of world's best'  

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Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino claims Brazilian star Neymar remains "one of the top five players in the world" despite his ...

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Messi hat-trick sees Barca past Real in seven-goal thriller 

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Barcelona moved to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as they twice came from ...

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Tiredness an issue for Barca, Atletico 

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Barcelona and Atletico Madrid bosses Gerardo Martino and Diego Simeone believed their sides struggled physically as they laboured to victories ...

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Injured Ronaldo a doubt for King's Cup final  

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Cristiano Ronaldo has sustained a muscle injury in his left thigh, Real Madrid announced Thursday, making the Portuguese striker a ...

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Messi will keep leading Barcelona, says club chief  

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Lionel Messi will continue to be Barcelona's leading light despite the Argentine superstar suffering a stream of criticism in recent ...

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Struggling Nadal seeks homeground solution 

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World number one Rafael Nadal targets a ninth Barcelona Open title this week desperate to prove his shock Monte Carlo ...

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Nadal out to dispel doubts in Madrid 

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World number one Rafael Nadal heads into the Madrid Masters this week in the unusual position of searching for his ...

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Federer celebrates birth of second set of twins  

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Roger Federer announced on Tuesday that has wife Mirka had given birth to the couple's second set of twins, this ...

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Serena withdraws from Madrid quarter-final, Rome  

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World number one Serena Williams pulled out of her quarter-final at the Madrid Open against Petra Kvitova on Friday morning ...

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Halep outlasts Kvitova to make Madrid final  

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Romanian Simona Halep booked her place in the final of the Madrid Open on Saturday with a hard-fought 6-7 (4/7), ...

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Messi urges Barca to prevent Atletico title party 

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Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has urged his Barcelona teammates not to miss out on the second ...

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Nadal to face Nishikori in Madrid Masters final  

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World number one Rafael Nadal will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in Sunday's Madrid Masters final after he romped past fellow ...

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Madrid a divided city for clash of arch-rivals 

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Madrid bars will be packed Saturday with red-striped Atletico Madrid football fans and Real Madrid rivals, all in white, drinking ...

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Zidane named coach of Real Madrid feeder team 

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France legend Zinedine Zidane has been appointed coach for next season of Real Madrid's feeder team, third- division side Castilla, ...

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World Cup winner Kroos joins Real Madrid 

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Toni Kroos will be unveiled as Real Madrid's latest high profile signing on Thursday after the European champions agreed a ...

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Del Bosque to stay on as Spain coach 

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Vicente del Bosque on Thursday confirmed his intention to stay on as coach of Spain, despite their disappointing performance at ...

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Spain's Xavi retires from international football 

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Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez announced Tuesday the end of a dazzling international football career crowned by La Roja's 2010 World ...

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Real even better than last season, insists Ancelotti 

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his side will be even stronger this campaign than the one which won the ...

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Barca need Messi, Neymar, Suarez to mask defensive deficiencies  

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After a year of political turmoil in the board and court rooms and disappointment on the pitch, Barcelona have not ...

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Di Maria exit imminent, Ancelotti confirms  

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Argentine midfielder Angel di Maria's expected move to Manchester United should be completed in the coming days, Real Madrid boss ...

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Spain, Germany defend EU austerity, economic reforms 

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The leaders of Germany and Spain on defended the need for structural reforms and austerity measures in Europe, saying they ...

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Messi to miss World Cup final rematch  

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Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain, ...

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Ronaldo hits four as Madrid ease past Elche 

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times as Real Madrid came from behind to move within three points of La Liga leaders ...

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Barca slip up in Getafe stalemate 

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Barcelona's La Liga title hopes suffered a blow as they fell four points behind leaders Real Madrid after being held ...

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Messi a class above all season, insists Barca boss 

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi's consistent brilliance this season after the Argentine took his tally to 28 goals ...

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Messi strike gives Barca edge over Atletico 

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Lionel Messi struck five minutes from time to hand Barcelona a vital 1-0 lead heading into the second leg of ...

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Ronaldo apologises for moment of madness 

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Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has apologised to Cordoba defender Edimar for the kick that saw the ...

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Bale nets winner as Ronaldo sent off, Barca hit six 

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Gareth Bale scored a late winning penalty after Cristiano Ronaldo had been sent off for the ninth time in his ...

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Ronaldo-less Madrid too strong for Sociedad 

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Real Madrid recovered from an awful start to move four points clear at the top of La Liga with a ...

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Neymar, Messi lead Barca fightback against Villarreal  

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Barcelona moved back to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they twice came from behind to ...

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Messi magic moves Barca to within a point of Madrid  

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Lionel Messi scored once and played his part in four more goals as Barcelona closed to within a point of ...

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Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal 

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Real Madrid missed the chance to move four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after being ...

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Messi hat-trick, Suarez double move Barca top of La Liga 

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Barcelona moved to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November as Lionel Messi struck his ...

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Rodriguez to make Real Madrid comeback 

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Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez will start for Real Madrid against Granada on Sunday after a two month layoff ...

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Ronaldo on target for Real, Atletico held 

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Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally for the season to 49 as Real Madrid cut the gap on La Liga leaders ...

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Messi nets 400th Barca goal, Bale injured in Madrid win 

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Lionel Messi scored the 400th goal of his Barcelona career as the Catalans beat Champions League-chasing Valencia 2-0 at the ...

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Sharapova eases through in Madrid 

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Defending champion Maria Sharapova showed no signs of her recent struggles with form and fitness as she beat Switzerland's Timea ...

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Slimline Messi back on top of the world  

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By Lionel Messi's exceptional standards 2014 was a year to forget. For the first time in six years he went ...

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Casillas, the Spain hero Real Madrid let go  

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Spain captain Iker Casillas spent a glorious quarter-century at Real Madrid but hit a rough patch in his last years ...

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Neymar back in training but misses trip to Bilbao 

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Brazilian star Neymar will miss Barcelona's first La Liga game of the season despite returning to training for the first ...

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Real Madrid join drive to help refugees  

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Spanish giants Real Madrid will donate one million euros (US$1.1m) to help support projects for refugees in Spain, the club ...

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Barca achievements deserve more credit : Luis Enrique 

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique launched a staunch defence of his players after they came from behind without the injured Lionel ...

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Messi-less Barcelona beaten by Sevilla  

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Barcelona's struggles without Lionel Messi continued as second-half goals from Michael Krohn-Dehli and Vicente Iborra consigned the European champions to ...

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I`ve never been negative about Spain: Pique  

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has stressed his commitment to the Spain after he was again jeered by the home fans ...

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Neymar's father seeks assurances before new contract 

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The father and representative of Barcelona star Neymar has said he will seek judicial and tax assurances before agreeing to ...

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Suarez hat-trick inspires Barca, Atletico beat Valencia  

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Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona came from behind in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to beat ...

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Suarez, Neymar keep Barca on track, Madrid down Las Palmas  

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Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Saturday as Luis Suarez and Neymar once ...

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PSG scalp first step toward European glory for Madrid 

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas believes defeating Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday will be a significant step towards lifting the Champions ...

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Spanish jobless count up again, to 4.18 million 

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Spain's jobless total rose for a third straight month in October to 4.18 million, the employment ministry said on Tuesday.
The ...

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Neymar breaks out of Messi`s shadow ahead of El Clasico 

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During Brazilian star Neymar's two-and-a-half year spell at Barcelona, there has been one continuous soundbite from the softly-spoken 23-year-old: "I'm ...

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Suarez, Neymar star as Barca rout Madrid 4-0 

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Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their sensational goalscoring form as Barcelona moved six points clear of Real Madrid at the ...

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Ronaldo sets group stage record in 8-0 Madrid rout 

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Cristiano Ronaldo struck four times to set a new record for goals scored in the Champions League group stage as ...

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Bale and Messi hit hat-tricks, Zidane flying 

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Zinedine Zidane's reign as Real Madrid boss got off to a flying start as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick in ...

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Neymar ordered to appear in court in transfer fraud case 

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Barcelona's Brazilian star Neymar has been called to give evidence by Spain's national court on February 2 for alleged fraud ...

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Zidane rules out January signing 

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he has no need to dive into the transfer market despite a one-year transfer ...

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Zidane 'proud' despite dent in Madrid title hopes  

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he was proud of his side's display despite slipping further behind Barcelona in the ...

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Barca president silenet in Neymar case 

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell refused to testify before a judge on Monday for suspected ...

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Under-fire Neville faces must-win Espanyol clash 

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Valencia coach Gary Neville has pleaded with the club's disgruntled fans to turn up and support his struggling side when ...

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Barca equal unbeaten record in Sevilla win 

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Barcelona came from behind to equal a Spanish record of 34 games unbeaten in all competitions by moving eight points ...

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Four-goal Ronaldo silences Madrid critics in Celta rout  

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Cristiano Ronaldo silenced his critics with four goals in Real Madrid's 7-1 mauling of Celta Vigo on Saturday after being ...

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Zidane eyes Champions League glory after Roma scare  

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted he was happy as his side progressed into the Champions League quarter-finals despite being ...

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Suarez hits four in 8-0 rout, Ronaldo injured 

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez ...

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Nadal to carry Spanish flag at Rio 

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Tennis star Rafael Nadal will carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, the Spanish ...

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Bayern lose 1-0 to Atletico in Champions League semifinal 

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An early goal by youngster Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a gritty 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first ...

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Zidane won't protect Ronaldo for Champions League final 

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he won't wrap Cristiano Ronaldo in cotton wool for the Champions League final while ...

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Spain's Gasol heading to Rio despite Zika fear  

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Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol will go to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he announced in comments published Saturday, ...

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Suarez gives Barcelona edge in Supercup 

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Luis Suarez insisted the Spanish Super Cup is not Barcelona's yet after helping his team shoot down Sevilla 2-0 to ...

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Zidane expects James to remain at Madrid 

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane closed the exit door on Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez despite leaving the 2014 World Cup's ...

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Zara owner Inditex profits rise on clothes sales surge 

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Spain's fashion retail giant Inditex, owner of popular brand Zara, on Wednesday posted an eight-percent rise in first-half profits thanks ...

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Spain reopen Neymar fraud case  

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A fraud case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and  his father in relation to the player's 2013 transfer to Barcelona was ...

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Messi scores on return, Atletico, Real stay on top  

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Lionel Messi took just three minutes to score on his return from injury as Barcelona thrashed Deportivo la Coruna 4-0 ...

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Ronaldo double extends Real lead, Sevilla up to second  

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Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid were thankful to a late missed penalty from Duje Cop to open up ...

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Zidane's son scores on debut in Real Cup rout 

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's son, Enzo, scored on his senior debut as the European champions brushed aside third tier ...

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Ronaldo declared 20 million euros in Swiss banks  

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Cristiano Ronaldo declared income of over 225 million euros in 2015, including 20 million euros held in 22 Swiss bank ...

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Zidane proud as Real finally fall at 41st hurdle 

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane urged his side to put their disappointment of a first defeat in 40 games behind ...

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Suarez, Messi hand Barca Cup lead over Atletico  

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Wonder goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi left Barcelona with a 2-1 Copa del Rey semi-final, first leg advantage ...

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Real Madrid bounce back to beat Napoli 

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Real Madrid shrugged off conceding an early away goal to take a huge step towards a seventh straight Champions League ...

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Last-gasp Messi penalty rescues poor Barcelona 

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Barcelona needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the ...

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Valencia stun Real Madrid 

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Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide ...

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Rivals more motivated when facing Madrid: Zidane  

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes opponents raise their game when facing the European champions after suffering a shock defeat ...

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Messi makes Barca believe, Benzema leads Madrid 

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Lionel Messi dazzled with two goals and two assists as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo 5-0 in their first game since ...

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Zidane defends under-fire 'keeper Navas  

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed goalkeeper Keylor Navas's contribution as the European champions leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in ...

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Oblak stars in stalemate as Atletico progress 

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Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals for a fourth consecutive season but had goalkeeper Jan Oblak ...

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Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca's way 

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Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice ...

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Neymar sees red as Barca let Real Madrid off  

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Neymar was sent-off as Barcelona lost further ground on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga in a shock ...

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Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico 

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Lionel Messi kept Barcelona's title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as ...

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Bale out of Bayern return 

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Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale as they look to book their place in a record seventh straight Champions ...

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Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of Clasico 

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Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue ...

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Celta plan more pain for exhausted Man Utd 

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Jose Mourinho must patch up an injury ravaged Manchester United squad as the English side's quest for Europa League glory ...

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Barca's Neymar ordered to stand trial for corruption 

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Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to ...

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Sharapova sets up Bouchard grudge match 

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Maria Sharapova set up a mouth-watering second-round clash with Eugenie Bouchard at the Madrid Open on Monday after battling back ...

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Nadal crushes Djokovic to reach Madrid final 

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Rafael Nadal snapped a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic in commanding fashion as he romped into the final of ...

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Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters 

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Rafael Nadal's flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid ...

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Title Madrid's to lose : Zidane 

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Real Madrid have all they can ask for with just one La Liga game of the season to go and ...

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Madrid on brink of breaking Barca's grip on La Liga 

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Real Madrid can only throw away a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday with a shock defeat ...

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