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Lionel Messi hit by a bottle in Barcelona’s late win at Valencia

• Messi was celebrating Sergio Busquets’ added-time winner• Barcelona are two points behind leaders Real Madrid• Deportivo La Coruña fan dies before Atlético Madrid game Lionel Messi was struck by a bottle during the goal celebrations as Barcelona left it late to win 1-0 at Valencia on Sunday and trim the gap to La Liga […]
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Valencia v Barcelona – live! | Daniel Harris

La Liga latest updates as Barça take on Valencia Email daniel.harris.casual@theguardian.com Tweet @DanielHarris Latest scores from around Europe 7.00pm GMT Daniel will be here shortly… In the meantime, Real Madrid secured a club record 16th straight victory when Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale struck in a laboured 2-1 win at Málaga on Saturday that put […]
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Deportivo fan critically injured after clash outside Atlético Madrid stadium

• 43-year-old man had to be fished out of Manzanares river• 12 people injured in brawl prior to La Liga match A Deportivo La Coruña supporter was critically injured when dozens of rival fans clashed before the club’s La Liga match at Atlético Madrid on Sunday. A 43-year-old man, who was not identified by name, […]
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Málaga 1-2 Real Madrid | La Liga match report

Real Madrid secured a club record 16th straight victory when Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale struck in a laboured 2-1 win at Málaga on Saturday that put them five points clear of second-placed Barcelona in La Liga. Benzema diverted a Cristiano Ronaldo centre past the goalkeeper Carlos Kameni in the 18th minute at the Rosaleda […]
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Real Sociedad 3-0 Elche | La Liga match report

• Real Sociedad 3-0 Elche• Vela 3, 31, 53 David Moyes notched his maiden victory as manager of Real Sociedad as Carlos Vela scored a classy hat-trick in a morale-boosting 3-0 win at home to Elche in La Liga on Friday. Moyes took over this month with the Basque side languishing in 15th place and […]
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Real Madrid criticise Uefa’s Michel Platini over Ballon d’Or comments

• Platini suggested a German should win award, not Ronaldo• Madrid express surprise at lack of impartiality Real Madrid have hit out at Uefa president Michel Platini for suggesting the Ballon d’Or should go to a member of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad rather than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was awarded the accolade in 2013 and is […]
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Real Madrid criticise Uefa’s Michel Platini over Ballon d’Or comments

• Platini suggested a German should win award, not Ronaldo• Madrid express surprise at lack of impartiality Real Madrid have hit out at Uefa president Michel Platini for suggesting the Ballon d’Or should go to a member of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad rather than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was awarded the accolade in 2013 and is […]
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Match-fixing charges over La Liga game could be filed next week

• Investigation into match between Levante and Real Zaragoza• Zaragoza avoided relegation by winning game 2-1 Spain’s anti-corruption prosecutor could be ready to file charges in a suspected case of match-fixing involving La Liga clubs Levante and Real Zaragoza early next week. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said it was “possible” the charges, which […]
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Real Madrid drop Christian cross from club crest in Middle East

• Real signed deal with National Bank of Abu Dhabi• Crest was originally designed in 1931 Real Madrid have removed the traditional Christian cross from their official club crest after signing a lucrative three-year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. The crest, which was originally designed in 1931, usually contains a cross on […]
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