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Vinicius inspires Madrid to much-needed win over Leganes

Girona, Spain | AFP | Vinicius Junior starred and Real Madrid steadied the ship as a 3-0 win over Leganes on Wednesday put them on the brink of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Vinicius, the 18-year-old Brazilian signed by Madrid last summer, capped an electric display at the Santiago Bernabeu …

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Griezmann brilliance keeps Atletico second in La Liga

Seville, Spain | AFP | Antoine Griezmann preserved Atletico Madrid’s status as chief challengers to Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday after his stunning free-kick earned them a 1-1 draw at Sevilla. Sevilla would have leapfrogged Atletico into second with a win at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and were favourites …

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Villarreal’s Cazorla spoils Real Madrid Liga return

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla scored twice as Villarreal drew 2-2 with Real Madrid in La Liga on Thursday, with the pint-sized midfielder producing a late header for a share of the spoils. This was Madrid”s first game since winning the World Club Cup in …

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Messi hat-trick restores Barcelona’s La Liga lead

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table. The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekend’s derby …

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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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Mourinho says ‘nothing’ surprised him about Valencia defeat

Valencia, Spain | AFP | Jose Mourinho said “nothing surprised” him about Manchester United’s miserable performance against Valencia on Wednesday but dismissed the potential impact of them finishing second in their group. United were beaten 2-1, a result made all the more disappointing given they could have gone through top …

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