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  • Messi, Suarez score twice as Barcelona extends league lead

    SEVILLE, Spain (AP) - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona cruised to a 5-0 win at Real Betis on Sunday, increasing its Spanish league lead. Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Catalan club, which moved 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid at the start of La Liga's ...

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  • Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Kepa Arrizabalaga, David De Gea

    Real Madrid target Kepa Arrizabalaga has reportedly decided to stay at Athletic Bilbao, which could prompt Los Blancos to resume their interest in David De Gea. According to AS's Alfonso Herran, Kepa has decided to renew his contract with Bilbao after watching a number of players, including Inaki Williams, commit their futures to the club, while Real stalled on a move because of a foot injury the goalkeeper suffered. As part of the deal, Arrizabalaga will receive a buyout clause of €80...

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  • Barcelona Increase La Liga Table Lead with 5-0 Win vs. Real Betis

    Barcelona extended their lead at the top of the La Liga table to 11 points after thrashing Real Betis 5-0 on Sunday. After a goalless first half, the visitors turned on the style after the break and cruised to victory with Ivan Rakitic opening the scoring before Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both grabbed doubles. Ernesto Valverde was without the injured Andres Iniesta, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho for the trip to Real Betis. The Barca coach therefore opted to start with Nelson Semedo at...

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  • La Liga Table 2018 Week 20: Standings and Final Scores After Sunday

    Real Madrid destroyed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1, as Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice on Sunday. Leganes fought back from a two-goal deficit away at Alaves, scoring twice in the final 15 minutes to steal a point. Real Sociedad were beaten 2-1 at home by Celta Vigo, with the visitors staging a comeback after conceding an early goal. Later, Barcelona visit Real Betis in the final match of the day. Here are the latest standings from Spain's top division: 1. Barcelona: 51 2....

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  • Real Betis v Barcelona: La Liga – live!

    All the latest from the evening kick-off at Estadio Benito VillamarínEvery January transfer from Europe’s top five leaguesEmail Will | or tweet @Will_Unwin 7.08pm GMT Barcelona to win?13 - Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 13 La Liga matches against Betis (W10 D3), their last defeat against them coming back in March 2008 (2-3). Memory. pic.twitter.com/lZMtiTNtf7 7.04pm GMT You can all send in your correspondence to the above addresses/[email protected]_Unwin Joaquín is reference point for Betis...

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  • Bloodied Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Deportivo 7-1

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice but had to leave the pitch with his face covered in blood as Real Madrid eased their domestic crisis by hammering La Liga strugglers Deportivo La Coruña 7-1 at home on Sunday to reclaim fourth place in the standings. Real had lost two of their last three league games and got off on the wrong foot against relegation-threatened Deportivo when former Atlético Madrid forward Adrián López put the visiting side ahead against the run of play in the 23rd minute. Continue...

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  • Real Madrid Beat Deportivo 7-1, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo Score Twice

    Real Madrid defeated Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 in La Liga on Sunday, as Los Blancos were forced to come from behind at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The hosts swiftly moved through the gears, but the visitors grabbed a shock lead through Adrian Lopez after 23 minutes. Nacho and Gareth Bale both hit the back of the net before half-time to wrestle an advantage, with the Wales international delivering a world-class finish into the top corner. Bale claimed his brace after 58 minutes with a glancing...

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  • Real Madrid v Deportivo la Coruña: La Liga – live!

    All the latest from the afternoon kick-off at the BernabéuEvery January transfer deal in Europe’s top five leaguesEmail Will | or tweet @Will_Unwin 3.06pm GMT Now Depor have some hope...Depor coach Cristobal was on Barca team which drew at Bernabeu in 91/92. And won here with Oviedo in 93/94 and Espanyol in 95/96. Long time ago etc. 3.04pm GMT Oh...if you want to send your views on the football or your Sunday roast details, then feel free to on the email address and Twitter handle provided...

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  • Philippe Coutinho could make Barcelona debut against Espanyol, Ernesto Valverde says

    Philippe Coutinho, 25, trained with his Barcelona teammates for the first time after joining from Liverpool in a £142m deal earlier this month.

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Thomas Lemar Wants Blaugrana Move in Latest Rumours

    AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar would reportedly prefer a summer move to Barcelona than to a Premier League club in a potential blow for Liverpool and Arsenal. According to Steve Bates of the Sunday People (h/t the Sunday Mirror), the France international has made it known the Camp Nou is his favoured destination in the summer should he leave the Ligue 1 club. "Despite paying £145 million for Kop star Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona have Lemar on their wishlist and see him as one of the best...

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  • Rafinha: Barcelona midfielder's father confirms Inter Milan deal

    Rafinha, 24, returned to action for Barcelona last week in their Copa del Rey defeat at Espanyol after recovering from a serious knee injury.

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  • Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest Rumours on £200M Harry Kane Offer

    Real Madrid are reportedly ready to make a staggering £200 million offer to Tottenham Hotspur for Harry Kane at the end of the season. According to Jonathan Northcroft of the Sunday Times, the La Liga giants want to spend big in the summer and are keen to sign the England striker in a deal that would see the Spurs man become the most expensive footballer of all time. However, Northcroft suggested Tottenham are ready to do all they possibly can to keep Kane at the club. "Daniel Levy, the...

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  • La Liga Results 2018: Scores and Updated Table After Saturday's Week 20 Matches

    Title contenders Atletico Madrid and Valencia both dropped points in La Liga on Saturday. Atleti were held at home by Girona, while Los Che were stunned by relegation candidates Las Palmas. Elsewhere, Sevilla put three past Espanyol, while Villarreal moved into the top four above champions Real Madrid after beating Levante at home. The Yellow Submarine have played a game less than Los Blancos, who are in action against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. Leaders Barcelona now look increasingly likely...

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Rafinha Allowed to Leave Amid Inter Milan Rumours

    Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has confirmed that midfielder Rafinha will be allowed to leave the club amid ongoing links to Inter Milan. The Blaugrana boss said on Saturday that, following recent transfer moves from Barca—notably the €160 million deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool—Rafinha will be allowed to leave so he can get more game time, per Chris Burton of Goal: "He won't be at the training session today as he has permission from the club to sort his situation. I spoke to...

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  • European roundup: Robin Koch sinks Leipzig to bolster Bayern

    • Freiburg shock Leipzig with two goals in four minutes• Girona peg back Atlético Madrid with second-half equaliser Lowly Freiburg stunned RB Leipzig 2-1in the Bundesliga on Saturday, coming from a goal down and scoring twice in four minutes to spoil their opponents’ chance of cutting Bayern Munich’s advantage at the top. Leipzig’s Timo Werner broke the deadlock when he dribbled past two defenders and fired in a left-footed shot that went in off the post in the 65th minute. But their joy was...

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  • Atletico slips in title race after 1-1 draw with Girona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Atletico Madrid stumbled in the Spanish league title race on Saturday after conceding a late goal to draw 1-1 with Girona at home. Second-place Atletico was left eight points behind leader Barcelona, which can increase the gap if it wins at Real Betis on Sunday. Diego ...

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  • Barcelona deny reports of reaching agreement with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has a release clause of €200m in his contract, which will be lowerd €100m from 1 July.

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  • Barcelona Deny Antoine Griezmann Agreement Amid Rumours

    Barcelona have issued a statement denying an agreement has been reached between the club and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. On Saturday on their official website, Barcelona said the club "strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atletico Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club." According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Jordan Seward of the MailOnline), the Blaugrana will not allocate the...

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  • Real Betis vs. Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    La Liga leaders Barcelona head to Real Betis on Sunday fresh from seeing their 29-game unbeaten run ended by local rivals Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. They face a home side who are in form having won their last two La Liga games, scoring eight goals along the way and conceding five. As such, it promises to be a fascinating match at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Read on for viewing details, team news and a full match preview. Date: Sunday, Jan. 21 Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET TV...

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  • La Liga Table 2018: Latest Standings Following Friday's Week 20 Results

    Getafe drew 2-2 with Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Friday, as three penalties were awarded in a pulsating game. The hosts were forced to come from behind twice after Athletic Club had carved out leads at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The point sees Getafe climb to seventh in the top-flight, as Bilbao move up to the 10th spot. Here are the latest standings from Spain: La Liga Table (Goal Difference) 1. Barcelona 51 (43) 2. Atletico Madrid 42 (20) 3. Valencia 40 (21) 4. Real Madrid 32 (15) 5....

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  • Barcelona Transfer News: Aleix Vidal Move to Sevilla 'Close' Amid Latest Rumours

    Aleix Vidal's disappointing Barcelona career looks set to end in the January transfer window as Sevilla are reportedly "close" to re-signing their former player. According to Marca's R. Guevara, Sevilla will pay €8 million for the right-back—and a potential €6 million in bonuses—after selling him to the Catalans in June 2015 in a deal worth €22 million.  Due to a transfer ban, he was not able to make his debut for the Blaugrana until January 2016, but he has since been unable, through a...

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  • Sergio Roberto Signs Barcelona Contract Renewal Until 2022

    Sergi Roberto signed a contract renewal at Barcelona on Friday that will keep him at the Camp Nou until 2022.  Barcelona announced the news via their official website, with a €500 million buyout clause included in the 25-year-old's contract. Spanish football journalists David Cartlidge and Graham Hunter welcomed the news: Sergi Roberto joined the club as a youngster in 2006 and worked his way through the ranks at the Blaugrana's La Masia academy before making his senior debut in 2010 at the age...

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  • Real Madrid vs. Deportivo: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Real Madrid host struggling Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday, hoping to reduce an embarrassing 19-point gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona. Champions Real have slipped to fourth amid growing doubts about the futures of manager Zinedine Zidane and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, Depor are in the bottom three and struggling for goals. Before a look at the team news, here are the schedule and viewing details: Date: Sunday, January 21 Time: 3:15 p.m. GMT/10:15...

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  • Marco Asensio's Last-Minute Goal Gives Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Win vs. Leganes

    Real Madrid took the upper hand in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against Leganes and will return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with a 1-0 lead running in their favour.  The two teams almost ran to a draw before Marco Asensio rose to save Real's blushes thanks to his 90th-minute golazo, scoring with only his side's third shot on target. Leganes will travel to Spain's capital for the second-leg meeting at the Bernabeu on Jan. 24. Just as he did for the round-of-16...

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