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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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Barca seek winning end to Luis Enrique\'s reign 

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Gerard Pique wants Barcelona to reward outgoing coach Luis Enrique with a ninth trophy of his three-year spell in charge ...

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Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem 

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There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid\'s star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has threatened to leave ...

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Ronaldo to start season in court 

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Cristiano Ronaldo faces a brutal return to Madrid before starting pre-season training with Real Madrid as he is expected in ...

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Ronaldo due in court over tax evasion claims  

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Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo appears in court near Madrid Monday accused of evading millions of euros in taxes, the latest ...

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Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona  

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Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second ...

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Zidane happy with no more Madrid signings  

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted he intends not to add to his squad in the final week of the ...

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Real streak halted by Valencia draw  

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Real Madrid needed a late strike from Marco Asensio to prevent a shock defeat but still saw their relentless winning ...

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Diego Simeone extends Atletico deal to 2020 

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Diego Simeone committed his future to Atletico Madrid by agreeing a two-year contract extension to remain as coach of the ...

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Deposed Spanish federation chief ordered to resign  

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Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar was ordered to resign by the federation on Wednesday to pave the way ...

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Messi hat-trick ensures Barca pounce on Madrid stumble  

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Lionel Messi\'s hat-trick saw Barcelona move four points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Ousmane ...

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El Clasico switched to December 23  

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La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and ...

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Prudent Real remain Champions League favourites  

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Such is Real Madrid\'s confidence in creating more Champions League history that while others have spent hundreds of millions trying ...

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Kroos adds to Madrid\'s casualty list 

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Toni Kroos added a fresh blow to a  depleted Real Madrid ahead of Sunday\'s trip to on-form Real Sociedad on ...

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Worried over referendum, Catalan employers make back-up plans 

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Catalonia\'s powerful business leaders are starting to lose their patience with an increasingly bitter tussle over an independence referendum deemed ...

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Ronaldo back for Real, Deulofeu in for Dembele 

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Barcelona begin a four-month stretch without injured club record signing Ousmane Dembele, but will be expected to sweep aside Eibar ...

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Messi hits four as Barca maintain perfect start 

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Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 percent ...

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Real Madrid beaten by Betis on Ronaldo return 

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Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on ...

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Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia 

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For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum ...

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Simeone defends goal-shy Atletico\'s style 

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Diego Simeone defended Atletico Madrid\'s style as another profligate performance left his side on the brink of an early Champions ...

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Bikes and drones give faster delivery 

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Whether bikes or drones, delivery firms are looking for ways to get packages to customers quicker as electronic commerce is ...

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Madrid will get more chances to chase Barca: Zidane  

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane tried to hide his disappointment at missing the chance to close to gap on rivals ...

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Ben Yedder leads a Sevilla playing for Berizzo  

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Barely an hour after the elation of a historic fightback to draw 3-3 against Liverpool, news that Sevilla\'s coach Eduardo ...

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Real Madrid eye January swoop for Bilbao \'keeper  

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Real Madrid\'s first foray into the January transfer market will be to snap up Athletic Bilbao\'s promising goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, ...

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Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017  

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Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club\'s already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy ...

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Real president Perez insists 2017 was a \'great year\' 

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Sunday that the club\'s fans have to be proud of their team\'s
achievements ...

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Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat  

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Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since ...

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Zidane takes blame as Real Madrid suffer humiliating defeat  

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Real Madrid crashed to a humiliating Copa del Rey exit on Wednesday when they were knocked out by little Leganes ...

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Delight for Ronaldo after match-winning display against PSG 

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Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted at the manner in which Real Madrid kept going to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 with two ...

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\'Nothing is impossible\', says Neymar after PSG lose to Real 

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Neymar insisted that Paris Saint-Germain can still qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals despite losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in ...

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Barcelona grind out victory at Eibar before Chelsea trip 

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Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba were on target as Barcelona saw off Eibar 2-0 on Saturday to continue their unbeaten ...

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Suarez hat-trick extends six-goal Barca\'s La Liga lead 

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Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick and Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first league goal for Barcelona as the  La Liga ...

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Ronaldo passes 300 La Liga goals in Real win over Getafe 

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Cristiano Ronaldo became only the second player ever to score 300 goals in La Liga as his double fired Real ...

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PSG showdown represents test of Zidane\'s faith in Bale  

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Gareth Bale became Real Madrid\'s second top-scorer for the season on Saturday night but it is on Tuesday in Paris ...

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Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback 

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Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge ...

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Barcelona hold on for draw at Celta Vigo after Roberto sent off 

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Lionel Messi was thrown on as a substitute but 10-man Barcelona were relieved to escape with a draw as Celta ...

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Messi hat-trick seals Barca\'s 25th title in style 

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was delighted that his side \"finally\" wrapped up a 25th La Liga title with four matches ...

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Sharapova blasts critic Mladenovic off court in Madrid 

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Maria Sharapova reached the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Wednesday with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 demolition of France\'s Kristina Mladenovic, one ...

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Kvitova wins Madrid Open title 

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Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open title for the third time on Saturday with a marathon 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-3 ...

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Real Madrid set for hero\'s welcome after European success  

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Following a night of celebrations, Madrid prepared Sunday to give Real Madrid players a hero\'s welcome after the Spanish giants ...

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Sergio Ramos releases World Cup anthem for Spain 

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos released Friday an anthem for Spain\'s 2018 World Cup campaign which he co-wrote with Spanish ...

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Ronaldo ends nine-year Madrid reign, joins Juventus 

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Modern great Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Italian champions Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million) on Tuesday, ...

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\'No Ronaldo no problem\' insists Real coach Lopetegui 

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Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insisted after a come from behind 4-1 win at Girona that a \'keep calm under ...

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Brazil great Ronaldo buys 51 percent of Real Valladolid 

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Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has taken control of Real Valladolid after buying 51 percent of the La Liga club\'s shares, ...

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Landa included in Spanish world championships team 

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Mikel Landa was included in Spain\'s initial squad for the cycling world championshps, announced on Tuesday.
Landa missed out on the ...

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Bale poised for part two at Real Madrid without Zidane and Ronaldo 

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If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play ...

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Spanish football should be proud of foreign interest, says La Liga official 

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\"The world is our playing field,\" says an inscription on the wall at La Liga\'s headquarters in Madrid, written in ...

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Griezmann on target as Atletico cruise to victory over Huesca 

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Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real ...

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Barca stay top after Real and Atletico share derby spoils 

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Barcelona slipped up for the third time in a week but stay top of La Liga after Real Madrid and ...

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Barcelona and Real Madrid scrap for revival as Clasico looms 

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Real Madrid and Barcelona cannot avoid heading into next week\'s Clasico under pressure but each have two games to lift ...

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Bale under scrutiny again as Madrid feel the love for Vinicius 

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\"Bale es fantastico\", Real Madrid\'s interim coach Santiago Solari said, but still took him off in the 71st minute against ...

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Boca Juniors arrive in Madrid to end Copa saga 

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Boca Juniors landed in Spain on Wednesday as they prepare to end the long-running Copa Libertadores final saga over two ...

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Messi\'s free-kick magic keeps Barca top 

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Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained their lead at the ...

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Barcelona to face demons as Levante host leaders in La Liga 

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Barcelona will head to Levante on Sunday night top of La Liga and with a score to settle.
Seven months ago, ...

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Madrid slip 10 points behind Barcelona aftershock defeat by Real Sociedad 

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Real Madrid may not even challenge for the title let alone win it as a shock 2-0 defeat at home ...

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Coutinho penalty gives Barca hope despite cup defeat to Levante 

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Philippe Coutinho scored a crucial away goal but Barcelona have work to do to avoid a surprise exit from the ...

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Griezmann on target again as Atletico edge closer to Barca 

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Antoine Griezmann struck again as Atletico Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga by beating ...

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Rodrigo treble inspires stunning Valencia Copa del Rey fightback 

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Rodrigo scored a hat-trick as Valencia staged a stunning late fightback at the Mestalla to stun ten-man Getafe 3-2 on ...

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Barcelona beat Real Madrid to edge closer to La Liga title 

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Barcelona won their second Clasico in four days on Saturday and Real Madrid might have to win the Champions League ...

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Solari pledges to continue after Madrid dumped out by Ajax 

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Santiago Solari vowed to fight on but the reign of Real Madrid in Europe is over and their season effectively ...

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Cheeky Messi magic keeps Barcelona 10 points clear in Spain 

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Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their ...

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Benzema saves Real Madrid blushes with late Huesca winner 

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Karim Benzema stopped Real Madrid\'s underwhelming La Liga season going from bad to worse on Sunday after firing a last-minute ...

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Madrid disappoint again in dreary draw with Leganes 

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Real Madrid took the Monday night slot reserved for La Liga\'s lower teams and never really looked out of place ...

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Arsenal there for the taking at Mestalla: Coquelin 

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Francis Coquelin has warned his former club Arsenal that Valencia are ready to exploit their fragility away from home and ...

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Federer wins on long-awaited clay return 

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Roger Federer shook off a brief bout of pre-match jitters as he returned to clay after a three-year absence, posting ...

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Nadal on the up again, Ferrer ends career in Madrid 

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Rafael Nadal believes he is finding his rhythm again after beginning his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title on ...

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Thiem ends Federer\'s clay court return as Djokovic, Nadal edge closer to final 

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Dominic Thiem saved two match points and ended the first chapter of Roger Federer\'s return to clay court tennis with ...

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Valencia hold on to fourth, Griezmann jeered on last Atletico appearance 

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Valencia held their nerve to secure La Liga\'s last Champions League place on Saturday as a 2-0 victory over Real ...

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Ramos and Morata on the spot as Spain cruise past Sweden 

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Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata both scored penalties as Spain beat Sweden 3-0 on Monday to keep their perfect start ...

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Zidane leaves Real training camp after brother\'s death 

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has left the Spanish giants\' pre-season training camp in Montreal after the death of his ...

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I tried to copy Messi and LeBron, says Griezmann after Barca double 

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Antoine Griezmann copied Lionel Messi for the goal and LeBron James for the celebration but it was his night for ...

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Bale scores twice and sent off as Madrid held by Villarreal 

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Gareth Bale scored twice to save Real Madrid from a damaging defeat away at Villarreal on Sunday before capping a ...

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Messi fit and firing in Barca demolition of Valladolid 

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Lionel Messi made it clear he is fit and back to his scintillating best by tearing apart Real Valladolid on ...

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Barca\'s fragility casts doubts on Champions League credentials 

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They may be one of Europe\'s most devastating teams at their best but another collapse in La Liga last weekend ...

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Morata makes it six in a row as Atletico move third 

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Alvaro Morata hit his sixth goal in as many games in all competitions as Atletico Madrid moved third in La ...

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Traore out of Spain squad  

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Wolves winger Adama Traore was forced to withdraw from the Spain squad with injury on Sunday just one day after ...

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Suarez, Vidal score in Barcelona\'s 2-1 fightback at Leganes 

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Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal scored second-half goals to lead Barcelona\'s recovery in a 2-1 win at last-placed Leganés in ...

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Defiant Bale down but not out at Real Madrid 

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When Zinedine Zidane dropped Gareth Bale for a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain last year, Bale believed it was ...

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Mbappe stars as PSG snatch dramatic point at Real Madrid 

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Kylian Mbappe instigated a dramatic Champions League comeback on Tuesday as Paris Saint-Germain scored twice in two minutes to rescue ...

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Messi hat-trick breaks La Liga record as Barca put five past Mallorca 

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Lionel Messi broke yet another record by hitting his 35th La Liga hat-trick on Saturday as Barcelona thrashed Real Mallorca ...

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Joaquin becomes La Liga\'s oldest hat-trick hero, Sevilla held 

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Real Betis captain Joaquin became the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick after he inspired his team to ...

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Barca pegged back by Real Sociedad after Ter Stegen error 

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Barcelona gave Real Madrid the chance to go top of La Liga ahead of Wednesday\'s Clasico at Camp Nou as ...

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Barca and Real continue title tussle ahead of Super Cup 

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Barcelona and Real Madrid recommence their war of attrition on Saturday as Spanish league action returns briefly before the pair ...

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Barcelona set to sack Valverde and appoint Setien 

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Barcelona are set to sack their coach Ernesto Valverde and appoint Quique Setien as his replacement, according to a club ...

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Real make light of absentees to go top 

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Real Madrid started without their top scorer, captain and record signing on Saturday but claimed a scrappy 2-1 win over ...

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Fati and Messi connection sees Barca hold on against Levante 

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Ansu Fati became the youngest player ever to score a brace in La Liga on Sunday by capitalising on two ...

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Atletico get timely victory 

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Atletico Madrid won for the first time in four games on Saturday thanks to a 1-0 win over Granada that ...

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Barca beat Betis to keep pace with Real Madrid 

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Lionel Messi gave a hat-trick of assists on Sunday as Barcelona ended their turbulent week with a thrilling 3-2 victory ...

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Atletico held at Valencia as Liverpool loom 

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Atletico Madrid were twice pegged back in Friday\'s 2-2 draw at Valencia to keep Diego Simeone\'s side in fourth in ...

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Messi sees \'strange\' things at Barcelona after social media row 

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Lionel Messi said Wednesday it was \"strange\" to see Barcelona locked in a row over a company accused of criticising ...

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Spain, France impose sweeping virus restrictions 

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Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, as US President Donald Trump tested negative ...

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Spanish King distances himself from scandal-hit father 

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King Felipe VI of Spain moved Sunday to distance himself from his scandal-hit father, stripping him of his palace allowance ...

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Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus 

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Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his ...

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La Liga to restart with Seville derby on June 11 

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The Spanish top-flight football season will restart on June 11 with the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis, La Liga ...

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Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chase 

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Sevilla suffered a setback in their bid to qualify for next season\'s Champions League group stage as a late own ...

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Pique pessimistic over Barcelona title bid after Sevilla draw 

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Gerard Pique said La Liga\'s title race is Real Madrid\'s to lose after Barcelona were held to a goalless draw ...

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Barcelona grind out Bilbao win to put pressure back on Madrid 

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Barcelona limped to a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday that sends them back to the top of La ...

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Jaime Mata double revives Getafe Champions League bid 

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Jaime Mata scored twice as Getafe beat fellow European hopefuls Real Sociedad 2-1 on Monday to give their push for ...

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Messi scores 700th goal but Atletico draw hurts Barca\'s title hopes 

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Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal but Barcelona suffered another blow to their La Liga title hopes after a ...

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Messi doubts reflect chaos at Barcelona 

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Barcelona may be about to lose the league but losing Lionel Messi would be much harder to stomach.
Messi\'s contract is ...

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Real Madrid clinch 34th La Liga title with game to spare 

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Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions for the 34th time on Thursday after Karim Benzema scored twice in a ...

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Messi predicts Champions League failure if Barca fail to change 

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A frustrated Lionel Messi called for change after Barcelona handed the La Liga title to Real Madrid on Thursday, warning ...

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Zidane silences the doubters by bringing Real Madrid back to life 

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Few expected Zinedine Zidane to leave Real Madrid and even fewer expected him to come back as coach.
And yet almost ...

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Barcelona sack Setien, Koeman favourite to take charge 

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Barcelona have sacked Quique Setien as coach, the club confirmed on Monday, with Ronald Koeman the frontrunner to be his ...

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Koeman to take dream job at Barca, reveals Bartomeu 

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Ronald Koeman is set to take his dream job at Barcelona after the Catalan giants\' president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed ...

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Messi misses first pre-season training session as Barcelona stand-off continues 

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Lionel Messi boycotted Barcelona\'s first pre-season training session on Monday, club sources have confirmed to AFP, as the striker upped ...

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Messi trains alone as Barca reintegration begins 

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Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona training for the first time on Monday since his failed attempt to leave the club ...

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Real Madrid toil in goalless opening draw at Real Sociedad  

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Real Madrid began the defence of their Spanish title with a tepid 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday as ...

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Neymar has 34 million euro Spanish tax debt 

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar owes more unpaid tax than any other individual on a Spanish authorities' blacklist with debts of ...

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Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president 

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Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned as Barcelona president on Tuesday, along with his board of directors, and left with a bombshell ...

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Atletico go top after Messi rescues Barca off the bench 

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Atletico Madrid jumped to the top of La Liga on Saturday with a 4-0 thrashing of Cadiz after Lionel Messi ...

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Real Madrid recovery halted by three Valencia penalties and own-goal 

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Real Madrid were thrashed 4-1 at struggling Valencia on Sunday as Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties to raise ...

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Barca lose again as Zidane gets breathing space 

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Lionel Messi\'s Barcelona suffered a fourth defeat of the campaign with a 2-1 loss at Cadiz, while Real Madrid eased ...

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Messi, Ronaldo set to renew stellar rivalry in CL 

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Lionel Messi\'s rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo has enthralled football for the better part of a decade, and the pair will ...

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Ex-Barcelona star Iniesta out for four months with thigh injury 

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Former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta will be sidelined for four months after injuring his thigh while playing for Vissel Kobe ...

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Atletico extend La Liga lead after Real slip at Elche 

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Atletico Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga on Wednesday after Luis Suarez fired them to a ...

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Barca triumph as Messi makes 500th La Liga appearance 

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Barcelona won 1-0 at bottom side Huesca on Sunday as Lionel Messi became the first foreigner to make 500 appearances ...

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Atletico stretch La Liga lead with Sevilla win 

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Atletico Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to four points on Tuesday after a 2-0 win ...

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Messi marks return with goal as Barca come from behind to beat Rayo 

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Lionel Messi marked his return from suspension with a goal in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday as Barcelona survived ...

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Real Madrid beaten by Levante  

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Real Madrid had Eder Militao sent off in a 2-1 defeat by Levante on Saturday, handing Atletico Madrid the chance ...

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Zidane vague on future but feels \'supported\' by Real Madrid 

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Zinedine Zidane said on Monday he feels \"supported by everyone\" at Real Madrid but would not confirm whether he will ...

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Real Madrid held by Real Sociedad to give Atletico advantage 

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Real Madrid\'s chances of chasing down La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were dealt a blow on Monday as they needed ...

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Messi celebrates levelling Xavi record with double against Huesca 

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Lionel Messi scored a spectacular double the same night he equalled Xavi Hernandez\'s appearance record for Barcelona, the Argentinian inspiring ...

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Sevilla goalkeeper Bono scores dramatic equaliser against Valladolid 

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Sevilla\'s goalkeeper Bono scored an incredible 94th-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid on Saturday.
Bono went up ...

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Messi on song as Barca thrash Sociedad, Atletico edge past Alaves 

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Lionel Messi scored twice on Sunday as Barcelona trounced Real Sociedad 6-1 to keep the pressure on Atletico Madrid, who ...

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Barca edge closer to Atletico after late Dembele winner against Valladolid 

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Ousmane Dembele volleyed in a 90th-minute winner against Real Valladolid on Monday to fire Barcelona to within a point of ...

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