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Champions League: Messi’s brace sinks brave Spartak


September 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lionel Messi scored twice in nine minutes to turn a potential defeat into 3-2 victory for Barcelona in their Champions League football opener against Spartak ... Read more...

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Shakira confirms pregnancy


September 20th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Ending weeks of speculation, Colombian singer Shakira confirmed Wednesday that she and Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique are expecting their first child and that she has ... Read more...

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Spain to face Saudi Arabia in World Cup warm-up


September 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) The Spanish national team is to prepare for the first game of their World Cup qualifying campaign when they entertain Saudi Arabia in the city of ... Read more...

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Hope my two-game ban sets precedent: Vilanova


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova complained about the two-game suspension which means he will have to watch his side's Primera Liga football match against Valencia from ... Read more...

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Questions to answer as Barca entertain Valencia


September 1st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another tough test as his side entertains Valencia in the Primera Liga Sunday.Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid in ... Read more...

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Questions to answer as Barcelona entertain Valencia


September 1st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another tough test as his side entertains Valencia in the Spanish La Liga football Sunday.Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid ... Read more...

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Real Madrid defeat 10-man Barca to win Spanish Supercup


August 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish Supercup on away goals.First half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo Wednesday put Real Madrid ... Read more...

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Shakira in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend


August 14th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira is in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer ... Read more...

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Iniesta named player of Euro 2012


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta was named the player of the Euro 2012 Monday by European football governing body UEFA.The 28-year-old Barcelona player was a key ... Read more...

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No Twitter ban for Russia at Euros


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russia's coach Dick Advocaat said Sunday he will not follow his Spanish counterpart Vicente del Bosque and forbid his players fom using social networking site ... Read more...

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Spain prepare for Euro defence with China game


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish national team has its final rehearsal for the European Championships when they play China in Sevilla Sunday night.The game will be the only ... Read more...

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Fatigue and injury problems for Spain


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) Tiredness and injuries to the squad could spoil Spain's chances of defending their European crown with some of the big names having already been ruled ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona vie in Copa del Rey final


May 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish football season comes to an end Friday as Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona clash in the final of Copa del Rey in Atletico ... Read more...

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Xavi, Pique to miss Barca’s Liga game at Rayo


April 29th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 29 (IANS) Injured Xavi Hernandez and Gerard Pique will miss Barcelona's Spanish Primera Liga football match Sunday night at Rayo Vallecano.Midfielder Xavi is sidelined for around two weeks ... Read more...

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Guardiola quits Barca, deputy Tito to take over (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's most successful manager Pep Guardiola Friday confirmed he is quitting at the end of the season and the club appointed his ... 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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Valiant Chelsea knock Barca out, reach Champions League final


April 25th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Chelsea staged a remarkable comeback with 10 men to knock out defending champions Barcelona and qualify for the final of Champions League football with a ... 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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Barca trail one point behind Real after crushing victory


April 11th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Barcelona piled the pressure on leaders Real Madrid with a comfortable 4-0 win at home against Getafe in the La Liga football.The win Tuesday night takes ... Read more...

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Barcelona play Zaragoza away from home


April 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona look to reducing the gap to within three points of Real Madrid when they go away to play Zaragoza Saturday in the Spanish ... Read more...

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We’re worthy winners, says Guardiola


April 4th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were worthy winners of the Champions League quarterfinal tie against AC Milan.Two Lionel Messi penalties put Barca ... Read more...

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Barca qualify for Champions League semifinals


April 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona produced a convincing display to defeat AC Milan 3-1 in the return leg at the Camp Nou of their Champions League football quarterfinal.The ... Read more...

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Real, Barca both claim victories at Primera Liga


March 25th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 25 (IANS) Real Madrid and FC Barcelona both won their matches in the Spanish Primera Liga to maintain the status quo at the top of the league table.Real ... Read more...

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Barca look to put pressure on Madrid


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona have a chance to put pressure on Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title when they travel to play Mallorca ... Read more...

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Barcelona president Rossell angry at Pique rumours


March 13th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 13 (IANS) FC Barcelona president Sandro Rossell has rejected claims that coach Pep Guardiola has asked for central defender Gerard Pique to be sold as a condition for ... Read more...

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Shakira says she watches every match of soccer star beau


March 7th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira said she never misses a match where her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique, is playing.Aware of the "dedication, commitment, discipline and ... Read more...

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Barca’s winger Alexis injured


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona will be without winger Alexis Sanchez for 10-15 days after the Chilean suffered a muscle injury during Saturday night's 3-1 win at home against ... 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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Shakira attacked by sea lion


February 14th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cape Town, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Shakira has revealed that she suffered an attack in South Africa recently when she tried to take a snap of a sea lion. The She ... Read more...

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Barcelona must beat Real Sociedad at home


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona have a must-win game against Real Sociedad in the Spanish Primera Liga football Saturday.Barca are already seven points behind league leaders Real madrid and ... Read more...

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Barcelona take on Espanyol in city derby


January 7th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) FC Barcelona face one of the most difficult games of the Spanish La Liga football season when they take on city rivals Espanyol Sunday night.Newly ... Read more...

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Barcelona face surprise package in La Liga


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS) There is no let up for Barcelona Football Club as they prepare to play this season's surprise package, Levante, in the Camp Nou Saturday night.Barcelona's ... Read more...

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Real Madrid extend La Liga lead


November 21st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Real Madrid remained three points clear of FC Barcelona at the top of the La Liga following a weekend in which the case for those complaining ... Read more...

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Barcelona blank Zaragoza in La Liga, Real Madrid beat Valencia


November 20th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Barcelona capped their two-week break with a comfortable 4-0 win over Zaragoza in Spanish La Liga football here at the Camp Nou stadium. Real Madrid beat ... Read more...

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