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The 20 photographs of the week

The continuing crisis in Ukraine, Gareth Bale and the Champions League final, Pope Francis in Jerusalem the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … Source: The Guardian – Real Madrid     
May 31, 2014 0
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Real Madrid handed partial stadium closure over fans racist behaviour

Bernabéu to be part-closed for Champions League game Incident occurred in semi-final win over Bayern Munich European champions Real Madrid have been ordered to close part of their Bernabéu stadium for one match after the club was charged over racist behaviour by fans during their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich in April. Following the […]
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Alex Ferguson asked Carlo Ancelotti to be Manchester United manager

Real Madrid president says Italian was first choice Approach made in summer 2013, claims Florentino Pérez Sir Alex Ferguson wanted Carlo Ancelotti to succeed him as Manchester United manager last summer, according to the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez. Ferguson has claimed he hand-picked David Moyes to follow him into United after 26 years in […]
May 28, 2014 0
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Atlético Madrid agree to sign Angel Correa from San Lorenzo

Nineteen-year-old to join Spanish champions on five-year deal Correa has helped San Lorenzo reach Libertadores Cup semis Spanish champions Atlético Madrid have agreed to sign teenage forward Angel Correa from San Lorenzo in his native Argentina on a five-year contract, pending a medical. … Source: The Guardian – La Liga     
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Its the Sids 2014! The complete review of La Liga 2013-14 | Sid Lowe

From a flashing backside distracting Diego Costa to Carlos Vela presenting a match ball to his dog, its time for the annual end-of-season Spanish football awards It was the biggest party Madrid had seen in a decade but it might not even have been the biggest party Madrid saw that week. Atlético Madrid celebrated their […]
May 28, 2014 0
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Could Eibars astonishing rise to La Liga end before a ball is kicked?

The smallest club to enter the top flight of Spanish football, described as a model club, could be demoted before the season starts due to unfair regulations As you pass over the France-Spain border at Irun and begin your drive along the beautiful A8 motorway, west across the roof of Spain, you pass the stunning […]
May 27, 2014 0
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Paul Clement to turn down West Brom and Brighton to stay at Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelottis assistant to remain with European champions Several English clubs were thought to be interested in Clement Paul Clement is set to turn down interest from West Bromwich Albion, as well as Brighton and Hove Albion, in luring him into management with the Englishmans instinct to remain as Carlo Ancelottis assistant at Real Madrid […]
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Real Madrid’s Champions League win watched by 4.9 million on ITV

Coverage of Spanish club’s extra-time victory over city rivals Atlético takes 24.6% of audience share on Saturday evening Real Madrid’s victory over city rivals Atlético in the Champions League final was watched by an average audience of 4.9 million on ITV, down on the audiences of previous finals that benefited from involving an English side. […]
May 27, 2014 0
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Diego Simeone | The Gallery

This week’s winner is Mark Pickavant, who wins a copy of Terry Venables’s Born To Manage. Get in touch to claim your prize. Next, we’d like to see your 2014 World Cup predictions. Send your efforts to gallery@theguardian.com by noon on Monday 2 June as a jpeg or gif, complete with a CAPTION. Anyone who […]
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