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Winning return for Real Madrid’s Bale

Vigo, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane promised changes but it was a retro Real Madrid that gave the revolution a winning start on Saturday as Gareth Bale led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo. Bale was back in the team and back in form at Balaidos, …

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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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Messi’s free-kick magic keeps Barca top

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of La Liga with a thumping 4-0 derby win over Catalan rivals Espanyol. The Argentine superstar curled home two sensational set-pieces and set up …

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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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Real confirm Solari as coach until 2021

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Santiago Solari on Tuesday was confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021 following his successful spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions. “Real Madrid’s board of directors met today and decided to name Santiago Solari as first team coach until June 30, …

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