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Defending champs prepare for Europa League action


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Reigning Europa League champions Atletico Madrid begin the defence of their crown when they travel to Israel to face Hapoel Tel Aviv Thursday night.Atletico have enjoyed ... Read more...

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Barca start on long road to Wembley


September 18th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The long road to Wembley starts Wednesday night as FC Barcelona kick-off their Champions League campaign at home against Spartak Moscow.Wembley has a special place among ... Read more...

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Susaeta signs new contract with Athletic Bilbao


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 11 (IANS) Spanish football club Athletic Club Bilbao confirmed it has reached an agreement with winger Markel Susaeta over extending his contract for four years.Susaeta has agreed ... Read more...

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Fabregas denies problems with new Barca coach


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has ruled out any hint of problems with new coach Tito Vilanova.Although he has started his side's three BBVA Primera ... 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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Mallorca end top of Primera Liga


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) Real Mallorca moved to the top of the Primera Liga football on goal difference Saturday night, thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad.Victor ... 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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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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Michael Laudrup appointed Swansea manager


June 15th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Danish coach Michael Laudrup has taken charge at Swansea City on a two-year contract, the Premier League club said Friday.Brendan Rodgers turned down a contract ... Read more...

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Unai Emery signs two-year Spartak deal


June 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Valencia coach Unai Emery has officially taken charge at Russian club Spartak Moscow after signing a two-year contract, the club confirmed.Emery left Valencia at ... 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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Three month ban for Granada’s Dani Benitez


May 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) Granada winger Dani Benitez has been handed a three-month ban by the Spanish FA for his part in the scenes which marred the end of 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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Barcelona take on Real Madrid in crucial ‘El Classico’


April 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will take on Real Madrid in a crucial 'El Classico' Saturday that could see Madrid's lead at the top of the Spanish Primera ... Read more...

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Real Madrid work hard to beat Sporting Gijon


April 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 15 (IANS) Real Madrid had to work a lot harder than expected as they defeated Sporting Gijon 3-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the Spanish Primera Liga.It ... Read more...

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Barcelona move closer to Real Madrid with 4-1 win


April 8th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 8 (IANS) FC Barcelona moved to within three points of the Spanish Primera Liga leaders Real Madrid thanks to a 4-1 away win in Zaragoza.Although Barcelona were below ... Read more...

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Real Madrid to play Apoel in Champions League


April 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Real Madrid face what in theory should be a comfortable evening when they entertain APOEL Nicosia in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal ... 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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Real Madrid face tough Osasuna test away


March 30th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 30 (IANS) Real Madrid face one of the most difficult games of the Spanish Primera Liga season when they travel to Pamplona Saturday to face an in-form Osasuna ... 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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Valencia defender Alba signs agreement to join Barcelona


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Valencia's left-back Jordi Alba has agreed to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.Alba, who is out of contract with Valencia at the ... Read more...

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Champions League: Milan draw Barca, Chelsea face Benfica


March 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Nyon (Switzerland), March 16 (IANS) Italian giants AC Milan were drawn against tournament favourites Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals draw held here Friday, while Chelsea, the only English ... Read more...

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Mourinho: Liga is priority


March 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 15 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho continues to insist that winning the Spanish Primera Liga title is more important for his side than winning a 10th Champions ... Read more...

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Barcelona look to close gap with Madrid


March 15th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 15 (IANS) Second placed Barcelona will look to close the 10-point gap with Real Madrid when they visit Sevilla Saturday in the 27th round of the Spanish Primera ... Read more...

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Guardiola: I don’t think Barca can win the League


February 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola ruled his side out of the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title Monday.Lionel Messi's 28th league goal of the season, ... 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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Barca face test away to in-form Atletico


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona face what could be one of their most difficult away match when they travel to play Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Sunday.Barcelona ... Read more...

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Real Madrid register narrow win in Getafe


February 5th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 5 (IANS) A 17th-minute header from Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos was enough to give his side a narrow but a crucial 1-0 win away to Getafe in ... 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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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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Easy fixture for Real Madrid at home


January 27th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 27 (IANS) Real Madrid will need to put their Copa del Rey disappointments behind them when they host Zaragoza in the Spanish Primera Liga football Saturday night.Madrid took ... Read more...

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Injury hit Barca can’t afford mistakes in Villarreal


January 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 27 (IANS) Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola will have to overcome a serious injury crisis in order to keep his side's bid for a fourth successive Spanish Primera Liga ... Read more...

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Must win game for Barca as Betis visit Camp Nou


January 14th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Jan 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona face a must-win game when they host Betis at the Camp Nou in the Spanish Primera Liga Sunday.Barcelona's 1-1 draw away to neighbours, Espanyol, ... Read more...

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Real Madrid look to extend the lead in Liga


January 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) Real Madrid look to reach the halfway point of the Spanish football season this Saturday night by extending their lead at the top of the Spanish ... Read more...

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Mourinho pleased with pragmatic Real Madrid


January 11th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 11 (Xinhua) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho was pleased with the practical display that took Real Madrid into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.Karim Benzema's goal, which came ... Read more...

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