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Catalans march in Barcelona to advocate support for Madrid


September 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Sept 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of Catalans thronged the streets of Barcelona to in an unprecedented show of unity to advocate for autonomy from Madrid. The march was informed by the ... Read more...

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Real Madrid need Supercup win to boost morale


August 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS) Real Madrid have the chance to forget a dreadful start to the current football season when they entertain FC Barcelona in the return leg of the ... Read more...

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Mourinho’s Real Madrid win Spanish League title


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Real Madrid won the Spanish soccer league title for the 32nd time, their first time in four years. It was also coach Jose Mourinho's first ... Read more...

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Real Madrid on brink of La Liga title


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS) Real Madrid will have to wait till Wednesday night to be crowned champions of Spanish La Liga after both Madrid and FC Barcelona won their respective ... Read more...

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Real Madrid on verge of La Liga triumph


April 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid could be crowned the Spanish Primera Liga champions if results go their way after the 35th round of matches in Spain this weekend.Last ... Read more...

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Barca look to avenge Stamford Bridge defeat at Nou Camp (Lead, superseeding previous story)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 23 (IANS) Barcelona will take on Chelsea in the second leg semifinal of the football Champions League at Nou Camp Tuesday looking to overcome a one goal ... Read more...

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Barca look to avenge defeat at Stamford Bridge


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Barcelona will take on Chelsea in the second leg semi-final in Champions League football Tuesday at Stamford Bridge looking to overcome a one goal deficit.Barcelona manager ... Read more...

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Chelsea stun Barcelona at home in Champions League


April 19th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) A resilient Chelsea overcame defending champions Barcelona 1-0 in the semi-final first leg of the UEFA Champions League football at the Stamford Bridge here.The London club ... Read more...

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Real Madrid’s lead shrinks to four points


April 9th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 9 (IANS) Real Madrid's lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga was reduced to just four points following a 0-0 draw with third placed Valencia.Madrid were ... Read more...

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Real Madrid crush Osasuna in Primera Liga


April 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 1 (IANS) Real Madrid remained six points clear at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga following their 5-1 win away against Osasuna.The game Saturday had been touted ... Read more...

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Messi becomes Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer


March 21st, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Star footballer Lionel Messi made history Tuesday night as he became the top scorer in the history of FC Barcelona with a hat-trick in his side's ... Read more...

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Barca beat Gijon 3-1 without Messi


March 4th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona, playing without their talisman Lionel Messi who was suspended for the game, beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 at the Camp Nou.The win takes Barca to ... Read more...

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Real Madrid retain 10-point lead over Barcelona


February 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Real Madrid won a difficult and controversial away game against Rayo Vallecano to retain their 10-point lead over FC Barcelona at the top of the Spanish ... Read more...

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Real Madrid steer seven points clear of Barcelona


January 29th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 29 (IANS) Real Madrid have opened up a seven point lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga thanks to a comfortable 3-1 win over Zaragoza at ... Read more...

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Barca win ‘El Classico’ to go top of Spanish La Liga


December 11th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) Barcelona came back after conceding the quickest 'EL Classico' goal to beat Real Madrid 3-1 to go top of the table, courtesy their better ... Read more...

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Barca to pay tribute to Fukushima victims during Club WC


December 10th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 10 (IANS) Spanish soccer giants Barcelona will pay a tribute to the Fukushima nuclear disaster victims during their stay next week in Japan for the Club World Cup.Barca ... Read more...

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Messi strikes thrice in Barcelona’s 8-0 rout of Osasuna


September 18th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona bounced back to form this Saturday with an 8-0 destruction of Osasuna in the Spanish Premier Football League.The Catalans controlled the match from ... Read more...

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Barcelona kick off Champions League defence against AC Milan


September 12th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) FC Barcelona will make sweeping changes to their starting 11 for the visit of AC Milan to the Camp Nou Stadium in the UEFA Champions ... Read more...

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Mourinho under criticism for using negative tactics


April 19th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is under criticism for using negative tactics in his club's 1-1 draw against arch rivals Barcelona.Madrid is eight points behind Barcelona in La ... Read more...

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Gunners, Barca in bitter bust up over footie wonderkid Toral


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.22 (ANI): Arsenal and Barcelona are locked in a bitter bust-up over the former trying to snatch 16-year-old wonderkid Jon Miquel Toral Harper from their academy, just like they did ... Read more...

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Debt ridden Barca loses hope of snaring Fabregas


November 18th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Barcelona FC's chances of attracting Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas have receded after it was revealed that the club is 400 million pounds in debt - the biggest ... Read more...

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Barcelona sign Mascherano, poised to sell Ibrahimovic


August 27th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 27 (DPA) Spanish football champions Barcelona announced Friday that they had reached an agreement with Liverpool "for the transfer of Javier Mascherano." Mascherano, 26, will fly into the Catalan capital ... Read more...

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Espanyol sign striker Sergio Garcia from Betis


August 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (DPA) Spanish Liga club Espanyol announced Tuesday the signing of striker Sergio Garcia from second division Betis. According to media reports, Espanyol have paid Betis around 1.8 million euros ($2.31 ... Read more...

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Spanish media full of praise for Del Bosque’s heroes


July 8th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 8 (DPA) The Spanish media was euphoric over coach Vicente del Bosque's team Thursday after they reached a first World Cup final, outplaying Germany 1-0. The impressive win was front-page ... Read more...

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Arsenal will ensure Barca’s exit from Champions League: Walcott


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): England ace Theo Walcott believes Arsenal will dump Barcelona out of the Champions League next week.Walcott was speaking after the Gunners ensured a draw against the Catalan ... Read more...

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Fabregas vows to take Arsenal to winner’s podium against Barca


March 31st, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Barcelona (Spain), Mar.31 (ANI): Arsenal skipper Cesc abregas has vowed to take the Gunners to the winner's podium in tonight's Champion League clash against Barcelona, despite fears over his injury.However, ... Read more...

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Wonderful year for Messi crowned with another award


December 22nd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 22 (DPA) It has been a wonderful year for Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who Monday was crowned with the FIFA World Player of the Year award, based on the votes ... Read more...

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Barcelona sign left-back Maxwell from Inter Milan


July 16th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 16 (DPA) European champions Barcelona late Wednesday announced the signing of left-back Maxwell from Inter Milan. Barca will pay Inter around 4.5 million euros (6.28 million dollars) for the 27-year-old Brazilian, ... Read more...

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‘We were beaten by the better team,’ admits Ferguson


May 28th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, May 28 (ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Barcelona after his team's 2-0 Champions League final defeat in Rome, admitting that the Catalans deserved their triumph ... Read more...

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Real Madrid fans unsure about snatching league from Barcelona


April 27th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 27 (DPA) The fans of Spanish giants Real Madrid are unsure about their team getting ahead of leaders Barcelona in the race for the Liga title. Real are just four points ... Read more...

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Iniesta guides leaders Barcelona to fifth successive win


April 12th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, April 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta inspired leaders Barcelona to a 2-0 home win over lowly Recreativo Huelva in the Spanish Liga.Barca after Saturday's win have 75 points from ... Read more...

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Barcelona take a step towards Liga


April 5th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (DPA) Barcelona took another step towards the Spanish Primera Liga title Saturday, with a tight 1-0 win away to midtable Valladolid on a goal from league top scorer ... Read more...

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Maradona feels Messi needs to show more character


July 26th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Buenos Aires, July 26 (Xinhua) Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona feels that Lionel Messi needs to show more character, after his club Barcelona refused to let him go for the Beijing Olympics. ... Read more...

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Barcelona agree to sell Ronaldinho to AC Milan


July 16th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Madrid, July 16 (DPA) Barcelona have agreed to sell Ronaldinho to AC Milan for $33.38 million, according to Spanish media reports. The deal between the Spanish and Italian giants was struck late ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid clinch Champions League berth, Zaragoza in trouble


May 12th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
DPA Madrid, May 12 (DPA) Atletico Madrid are back in the Champions League after 11 years' absence, thanks to a 1-0 home win over Deportivo Coruna. The tense win Sunday night allows Atletico ... Read more...

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