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  • Flashy Neymar won't change despite final controversy

    Brazilian star Neymar has insisted he won't be bullied into curbing his repertoire of skills after a host of Athletic Bilbao players reacted angrily to his show-boating towards the end of Barcelona's 3-1 Copa del Rey final win. Neymar flicked the ball over Unai Bustinza with both feet with two…

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  • Messi on double for Barca, PSG claim quadruple

    Barcelona added a Copa del Rey title to their La Liga crown on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain strolled to an incredible French quadruple, Arsenal retained the FA Cup in England and Wolfsburg surprised Borussia Dortmund in Germany on a weekend of Cup finals across Europe. At the Camp Nou, a Lionel…

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  • Spain's Villarreal fight back to beat Adelaide 3-2

    Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Spanish La Liga side Villarreal fought back from two goals down to beat Australian A-League team Adelaide United 3-2 in an international club friendly in Adelaide on Friday.

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  • Real Madrid fire coach Ancelotti

    Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy. Ancelotti, 55, had lead Real to their 10th elite European title last season but was sacked after the club finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga and lost to…

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  • Valencia claim Champions League place, Eibar, Almeria relegated

    Valencia sealed their place in next season's Champions League as Eibar and Almeria were relegated on a dramatic final day of the La Liga season. Deportivo La Coruna came back from 2-0 down away at champions Barcelona to spoil a homage to Xavi Hernandez at the Camp Nou and stay up with a 2-2 draw…

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  • Odegaard becomes youngest ever to appear for Real Madrid

    Madrid (AFP) - Norwegian 16-year-old Martin Odegaard became the youngest player to ever represent Real Madrid in La Liga when he made his first team debut as a second-half substitute against Getafe on Saturday.

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  • Xavi to start final La Liga game

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique confirmed that Xavi Hernandez will captain the side on his 505th and final La Liga appearance for the Catalans at home to Deportivo la Coruna on Saturday. "Xavi will start tomorrow," Enrique told a press conference on Friday.

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  • Relegation, Europe to play for on Liga final day

    Almeria, Deportivo la Coruna, Eibar and Granada will fight it out to avoid the two remaining relegation places when the Spanish league season comes to a close on Saturday. The makeup of Spain's representatives in next season's Champions League will also be decided with Valencia and Sevilla still…

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  • Legendary Xavi gets send-off season he deserved

    Barcelona's most decorated player of all-time, Xavi Hernandez, announced on Thursday he will bring to an end a stellar 17-year playing career with the Catalan giants at the end of the season. The 35-year-old will follow in former international teammate Raul's footsteps by joining Qatari side Al…

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  • Luis Enrique eyes new era of Barcelona dominance

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes his side's 23rd La Liga title can be the launching pad for another prolonged period of success and a potential treble this season. Lionel Messi scored the winner to hand the Catalans a fifth title in seven years with a 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday as…

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  • The best way to describe Barcelona's championship season in La Liga

    The Catalan side was able to capture its fifth league championship in the last seven seasons because of one player. Guess who.

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  • Messi hands Barca 23rd Liga title

    Barcelona claimed their fifth La Liga title in seven years and their 23rd overall as Lionel Messi scored the winner in a 1-0 victory at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Exactly a year to the day since Atletico won the league in a title decider at Barca's Camp Nou, the Catalans exacted some measure of…

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  • Barcelona not seeking revenge at Atletico: Luis Enrique

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted revenge will not fuel his side's thirst to win La Liga when they travel to face Atletico Madrid on Sunday looking to wrap up the title. The match comes exactly a year to the day since Atletico won the league on Barca's home pitch on the final day of last…

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  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti postpones talk of future

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said he will wait until the end of the season before taking a decision on his future as Los Blancos look set to end the season without a major trophy. The European champions were knocked out of the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate by Juventus in midweek and…

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  • Barca with La Liga title in sight after strike lifted

    A proposed players' strike had threatened the La Liga calendar this weekend, but that threat was lifted on Thursday when Spain's National Court concluded a strike would "cause a serious organisational disorder" to the end of the league season. Atletico won the league with a 1-1 draw the Camp Nou…

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  • Spanish court suspends footballers' strike

    A Spanish court on Thursday suspended a planned strike by star footballers in protest against a new TV rights law, meaning Barcelona could seal the La Liga title this weekend. A strike would also disrupt "the international commitments of Spain and its clubs, as well as players' holidays", the…

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  • Real Madrid boss unsure of future after Champions League exit

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said he isn't the man to judge whether he will stay in charge of the Spanish giants next season after Juventus dumped the holders out of the Champions League. The Italian champions will face Madrid's eternal rivals Barcelona in the final on June 6 after former Real…

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