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  • Neville seeks momentum from first Valencia win

    Valencia boss Gary Neville is hopeful his first win in 10 La Liga games in charge of Los Che will be the confidence boost his young side needed to turn their season around. The hosts came from behind to beat Espanyol 2-1 on Saturday thanks to goals in the final 20 minutes from Alvaro Negredo and…

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  • Ronaldo hits double in Madrid win, Neville records first win

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win on Saturday. Meanwhile, Gary Neville registered his first La Liga win as Valencia boss at the 10th attempt as they came from behind to…

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  • 'Brilliant' Ronaldo far from finished - Zidane

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane launched a staunch defence of star man Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese scored twice in his side's entertaining 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Ronaldo's double took him one clear of Luis Suarez as La Liga's top goalscorer with 21 and onto 32 in…

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  • Messi named La Liga player of month...for first time

    In a stellar 12-year career, Lionel Messi has won the world player of the year award five times and broken endless goalscoring records, but he had never been named player of the month in Spain, until now. The 28-year-old Argentine forward received the award for La Liga's player of the month for…

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  • Madrid will not rush back Bale, says Zidane

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday Gareth Bale will only return to competitive action when he is 100 percent fit as the Welshman continues his recovery from a calf injury. Bale has been out since suffering the injury in a 5-1 win against Sporting Gijon in mid-January and has still not…

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  • Soccer: Messi named La Liga player of the month for first time

    (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's player of the month for January, the first time he has won the award since its introduction in 2013. Argentine Messi's team mate Neymar won the award in November, the first Barca player to claim it. Real Madrid's Cristiano…

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  • Modric saved Madrid blushes: Zidane

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane encouraged Croatian playmaker Luka Modric to shoot more often as his first league goal of the season salvaged a 2-1 win at Granada on Sunday. Youssef El Arabi had deservedly cancelled out Karim Benzema's first-half opener for Real before Modric's fantastic strike…

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  • Unconvincing wins for Barcelona, Real, more woe for Valencia's Neville

    Barcelona equalled a club record of 28 games unbeaten to move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid remain four points behind the leaders in third thanks to Luka Modric's stunning strike five minutes from time to…

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  • 'Obituaries' won't sway Neville's belief

    Coach Gary Neville insisted he is intent on continuing as Valencia boss despite stretching his winless streak in La Liga to nine games with a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis on Sunday. Valencia are now just four points above the relegation zone with defeat coming just days after a 7-0 thrashing at the…

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  • Torres reaches century, Atletico keep pressure on Barca

    Fernando Torres scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal as Los Rojiblancos came from behind to move level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga thanks to a 3-1 win over Eibar on Saturday. Central defensive pairing Jose Maria Gimenez and Saul Niguez headed home corners after Keko had fired…

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  • Valencia's Neville on brink of sack

    Gary Neville could take charge of Valencia for the final time should he fail to deliver a league win at the ninth attempt when his side travel to fellow strugglers Real Betis on Sunday. Neville's terrible run of five points from eight La Liga games since taking charge in December was compounded as…

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  • Betis sign ex-Brazilian international Damiao

    Madrid (AFP) - La Liga strugglers Real Betis have bolstered their attacking options by signing former Brazilian international Leandro Damiao on a free transfer, the club confirmed on Thursday.

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  • Neville won't quit despite 7-0 Barca thrashing

    Valencia boss Gary Neville admitted his side's 7-0 Copa del Rey semi-final mauling at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday was one of his worst nights in football but he refused to quit. Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi added a hat-trick as Barca rendered next week's second-leg meaningless…

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  • Under-fire Neville faces daunting Barcelona in King's Cup semi

    European champions Barcelona continue their quest for a second consecutive treble when Gary Neville's off-form Valencia visit the Camp Nou in the first-leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday. Valencia's run to the last four of the Cup has been the only positive of a difficult start for…

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  • Deportivo La Coruna held 2-2 by Rayo in La Liga

    MADRID (AP) -- Deportivo La Coruna twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against visiting Rayo Vallecano on Monday, extending its winless streak in the Spanish league to six games.

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  • Watford land Doucoure from Rennes

    Watford signed Abdoulaye Doucoure from Rennes and immediately loaned the French midfielder to Spanish club Granada on Monday, the Premier League side announced. The 23-year-old will gain further top-level experience with La Liga outfit Granada, whose shares are held by Watford owners the Pozzo…

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  • Barca full-back Montoya joins Betis

    Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya has joined Real Betis on loan till the end of the season, the European champions confirmed on Monday. Montoya had been on loan at Inter Milan, but that deal has now been cut short to allow him to join La Liga strugglers Betis. "Barcelona and Betis have reached…

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