Karim Benzema out for up to month for Real Madrid with leg injury

• Striker to miss Roma return in Champions League• Frenchman hopes to be back for El Clásico in April The Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is expected to be out for up to a month because of a right leg muscle injury. The Frenchman will miss upcoming Spanish league games and next week’s return match […]
February 29, 2016 0

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué seal victory over Sevilla

• Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla• Messi 31, Piqué 48; Vitolo 20• Barça come from behind to equal Spanish record of 34 games unbeaten Goals from Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué enabled Barcelona to come from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Camp Nou and equal a Spanish record of 34 games without defeat in all […]
February 28, 2016 0

Gary Neville’s winning run ends with Valencia defeat to Athletic Bilbao

• Valencia 0-3 Athletic Bilbao• Merino 73 Muniain 77 Aduriz 80 Gary Neville’s four-game winning streak with Valencia came to an abrupt end with a 3-0 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao following seven frantic minutes late in the second half. Sabin Merino broke the deadlock in a tense and even game on 73 minutes and […]
February 28, 2016 0

Atlético Madrid wreck Real title hopes through Antoine Griezmann

Real Madrid’s anthem, blasted out over the loudspeakers at the Santiago Bernabéu at the full time whistle, could not drown out the whistles as a 1-0 derby defeat saw them virtually bid farewell to the league title for another season. Around the stadium, some waved white hankies in protest. A few minutes before, as the […]
February 27, 2016 0
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Valencia never considered sacking manager Gary Neville, claims president

• ‘The players believe in Gary Neville,’ says Layhoon Chan• Neville has contract until the summer and has seen results improve of late The Valencia president, Layhoon Chan, insists the players are fully behind Gary Neville and the club did not consider sacking him as manager during a poor run of form. Neville was appointed […]
February 23, 2016 0
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Focus on Suárez and Messi and you risk taking your eyes off Neymar | Sean Ingle

Statistics suggest Barcelona’s Brazilian forward will prove as troublesome to Arsenal in the Champions League as Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez You know how in the opening credits of Dad’s Army there are those three swirling arrows moving ominously towards Britain? For some reason it brings to mind Barcelona’s devilish trident of Leo Messi, Luis […]
February 21, 2016 0
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Gary Neville’s Valencia beat Granada to extend winning run to three games

Valencia secured their third successive win in a week under Gary Neville with a 2-1 victory at Granada. Daniel Parejo gave Valencia the lead in the 55th minute and the substitute Santi Mina doubled it in the last minute before Edgar Méndez pulled a goal back for Granada in stoppage time. … Source: The Guardian […]
February 21, 2016 0
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Ronaldo misses penalty as insipid Madrid are held at mid-table Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty as Real Madrid dropped points they could ill afford to squander with a 1-1 draw at Malaga that allowed Barcelona to maintain a nine-point lead at the top of La Liga. Ronaldo put Real ahead when he rose unmarked to send a looping header from a Toni Kroos free kick […]
February 21, 2016 0