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Real Madrid cruise past Malmo and Cristiano Ronaldo moves level with Raul

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Raul as Real Madrid’s most prolific goalscorer when he scored both goals in their 2-0 win over Malmo in Champions League Group A. Already the top scorer in the competition’s history, Ronaldo rifled home his 81st and 82nd Champions League goals and took his Real tally to 323, alongside Raul, with goals […]
September 30, 2015 0
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Champions League previews and teams of the week from around Europe

Best XIs from around the continent, plus previews of Porto v Chelsea, Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen, Manchester United v Wolfsburg and Juventus v Sevilla By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network José Mourinho returns to Porto with Chelsea for the third time since leading the Portuguese club to their finest hour […]
September 29, 2015 0
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Real Madrid frustrated by 10-man Málaga in home stalemate

• Málaga’s Nordin Amrabat sent off after 76 minutes• Real no longer top of table after Barcelona’s victory A toothless Real Madrid were held 0-0 at home by 10-man Málaga as Rafa Benítez’s side relinquished the lead in La Liga. Real pushed forward from the start but a combination of fine goalkeeping from Carlos Kameni […]
September 26, 2015 0
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Lionel Messi injured as Luis Suárez double sees Barcelona past Las Palmas

Lionel Messi hurt his left knee in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Las Palmas before Luis Suárez scored a brace to lift the defending champions, temporarily at least, to the top of La Liga on Saturday. Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer asked to be substituted in the eighth minute after he had tried to return to the […]
September 26, 2015 0
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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi taken off after suffering knee injury against Las Palmas

• Messi reportedly visits hospital for scan after injury in game’s early stages• Barcelona face Bayer Leverkusen at home and Sevilla away in next eight days Lionel Messi suffered a knee injury in the opening stages of Barcelona’s La Liga match against Las Palmas, forcing his substitution after just ten minutes and putting his involvement […]
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Real Madrid rise to top of La Liga with Athletic Bilbao victory

A Karim Benzema brace gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory at Athletic Bilbao and lifted them to the top of La Liga on goal difference ahead of Celta Vigo, who thrashed Barcelona 4-1 on Wednesday. The Frenchman took full advantage of a poor backpass by Mikel San José and fired home to put Real ahead […]
September 23, 2015 0
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Iago Aspas scores twice as Celta Vigo give Barcelona shock thrashing

Iago Aspas scored twice as Celta Vigo sent Barcelona crashing to a 4-1 defeat to temporarily go top of La Liga. After disappointing spells at Liverpool and Sevilla, Aspas is back to his best this season having returned to Celta. He struck clinical finishes in either half against a Barcelona side who were far from […]
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