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Lionel Messi at the double as Barcelona cruise to win over Osasuna

Barcelona put pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid by picking up their first win in four league games as two second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and one from Luis Suárez secured a 3-0 win at struggling Osasuna on Saturday. The La Liga champions missed a slew of chances in a dominant first-half display but […]
December 10, 2016 0
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals £191m income after tax evasion allegations

• Real Madrid forward’s agents publish details of 2015 income online• Ronaldo has denied claims he used offshore companies in BVI The agency representing Cristiano Ronaldo has published details of the Real Madrid forward’s income as evidence that he has paid all of his taxes, with the former Manchester United player declaring an astonishing £191m […]
December 9, 2016 0
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Marco Reus’ goal sends Dortmund top as Real Madrid finish second

Real Madrid failed to win their Champions League group for the first time in four years when a late goal by the substitute Marco Reus allowed Borussia Dortmund to equalise and clinch a 2-2 draw. Zinedine Zidane’s side looked to be on their way to securing first place in Group F when Karim Benzema knocked […]
December 7, 2016 0
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Reassessing Tony Pulis, a manager who has gone on the attack this season

West Brom scored 34 goals in 38 matches last season – fewer than Newcastle and Norwich – but now they are outscoring Manchester United and the champions By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network The Premier League was billed as the “league of managers” in the summer. With Pep Guardiola and […]
December 6, 2016 0
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Liverpool blow it against Bournemouth – Football Weekly

The podders reflect on the Cherries’ remarkable comeback. Plus, Chelsea power on; Arsenal and Tottenham put on five-star showings; and Leicester continue to plummet Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast & Stitcher. James Richardson returns to front this edition of Football Weekly. He’s a little hoarse, so it’s a good job he’s got […]
December 5, 2016 0
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Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta displays his nous and embraces the brain game | Sean Ingle

The captain had Barça humming again against Real Madrid and has been tested by scientists who believe they can identify high football IQ in a laboratory Less than a minute after replacing Ivan Rakitic during a strangely discordant el clásico, Andrés Iniesta had Barcelona humming sweeter harmonies again. His first act was to float to […]
December 4, 2016 0
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Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos grab point at the last from Barcelona

Sergio Ramos did it again. The clásico was heading into its last minute and Real Madrid were facing the end of a 32-game unbeaten run, when the man who scored the 94th minute winner in the Champions League final, leapt to head in another Luka Modric delivery to score another dramatic equaliser. It may prove […]
December 3, 2016 0
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Zinedine Zidane enters clásico aiming to put a fist on the desk in title race

Real Madrid have won La Liga only once in the past eight years but victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou would put them nine points clear of their rivals Zidane scored for Real Madrid this week – Enzo Zidane, that is. Just when his dad thought things could not get any better, the 21-year-old […]
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