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David de Gea on verge of joining Real Madrid from Manchester United

• United lower asking price with Keylor Navas set to move other way• Madrid set to seal £29.3m deal before Spanish window closes on Monday night David de Gea’s transfer to Real Madrid is nearing completion after Manchester United blinked first in their staring contest with Real Madrid and agreed to drop their valuation for […]
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Eibar, leaders of La Liga despite being relegated last season | Sid Lowe

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético all may have won in week two, but it is the reinstated team from a town of 27,000 who are looking down on Spain’s top tier Week Two ended with the team that was relegated at the end of last season top of the table. It also ended with the […]
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Atlético Madrid enjoy easy win over Sevilla as Koke ends his goal drought

Jackson Martínez came off the bench to score his first Atlético Madrid goal in a 3-0 win over Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium. The 28-year-old Colombian moved to the Spanish capital over the summer after a prolific spell in Portugal with Porto and he opened his account with Atlético to cap off a […]
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Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen praised by Enrique after match-winning goal

• Belgian defender scored only goal in 1-0 victory against Málaga• ‘He is a big asset at set pieces,’ says Luis Enrique after match Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was clearly delighted with Thomas Vermaelen’s debut goal for the club on Saturday and said he was not surprised the Belgium defender was finally coming good after […]
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James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale at double for Real Madrid against Betis

Real Madrid got their season up and running when Gareth Bale and James Rodríguez both struck twice in a 5-0 drubbing of Real Betis on Saturday. Rafa Benítez restored Rodríguez to the starting lineup against last season’s second division winners after he was controversially left out in the 0-0 draw at another promoted side, Sporting […]
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Barcelona maintain perfect start after Thomas Vermaelen sinks Málaga

Thomas Vermaelen scored his first goal for Barcelona in a laboured 1-0 win at home to Málaga on Saturday that maintained a perfect start to their La Liga title defence. With a fit-again Neymar restored to the attack alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez for the first time this season, Barcelona were looking to the […]
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Manchester United’s David de Gea named in Del Bosque’s Spain squad

• Goalkeeper absent from United line-up amid Real Madrid interest• Del Bosque says De Gea is ‘active and ready to play’ The Spain coach, Vicente del Bosque, had no qualms about including David de Gea in his latest squad despite being sidelined by Manchester United – but hopes the goalkeeper’s lack of action is only […]
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Gareth Bale will be stronger for his Real experiences, says Wales manager

• Coleman names talisman in Euro 2016 qualifying squad• Wales next scheduled to travel to Cyprus and host Israel Chris Coleman believes last season could be the making of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid and has backed the Welshman to thrive for the Spanish club now that he has been given a more central role. […]
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Real Sociedad re-sign Asier Illarremendi for cut-price £12.5m from Real Madrid

• Holding midfielder headed to Bernabéu in 2013• Illarramendi ‘very happy’ to be back in San Sebastián Asier Illarramendi is said to be “very happy” to be returning to his boyhood club Real Sociedad after a disappointing spell at Real Madrid. The 25-year-old arrived in San Sebastián on Wednesday morning and added that he was […]
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