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Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Paris, France | AFP | Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all extended their respective league leads in Spain, Italy and France, while Bayern Munich warmed up for their Champions League clash at Liverpool with a narrow win. As Kylian Mbappe continued his remarkable goalscoring form and Mauro Icardi watched Inter Milan from the stands, AFP …

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Neymar’s father denies any contact with Barca over return

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar’s father reiterated on Sunday that there has been no attempt to contact Barcelona over a possible return to Spain for the world’s most expensive player. Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros ($251 million) in August 2017 but has repeatedly been linked with …

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Real Madrid draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid will face defending champions Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. The draw made on Friday means there will be back-to-back Clasicos, with the second leg due to take place in the last week of February, before Madrid host Barca in La Liga on March 2. …

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Real Madrid, Atletico close in on Barcelona

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Karim Benzema shot Real Madrid to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with the winner in a scrappy 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano, while countryman Antoine Griezmann fired a brace in a 3-2 win over Real Valladolid to take Atletico Madrid level with …

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Griezmann shoots Atletico level with Barcelona

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Antoine Griezmann dragged Atletico Madrid level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga as he scored twice and created another in a 3-2 win at Valladolid. The victory left Diego Simeone’s side second in La Liga but they joined Barca, who travel to Levante …

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Valverde says Barca want to ‘help’ difficult Dembele

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday that the club wants to “help” French winger Ousmane Dembele realise his potential, after the youngster’s latest disciplinary transgression. The 21-year-old arrived two hours late for practice on Sunday and had to train alone and is now facing …

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Suarez doubt for Spurs over knee injury

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Luis Suarez faces a fight to be fit for Barcelona’s last Champions League group game against Tottenham after the club confirmed on Monday he had sustained a knee injury. Barca have already qualified for the knock-out stages but their match against Spurs on December 11 …

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