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  • Messi injured in Barcelona win

    BARCELONA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, the club said. “He has pulled the hamstring of his right leg, it is a minor injury,” Barca said in statement. Forward Munir El Haddadi has a bruised calf and…

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  • Atletico seal deal for Torino's Cerci

    La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Torino for the signing of Italian international Alessio Cerci, the Spanish club announced on Sunday. The 27-year-old becomes Atletico's 10th signing of the summer as they look to bolster their squad following the departures of Diego…

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  • Atletico struggle past Eibar for first win

    La Liga champions Atletico Madrid recorded their first victory of the campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday. First-half headers from Miranda and Mario Mandzukic ultimately proved decisive, but Atletico were given a scare after Abraham's brilliant strike had…

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  • Tough early away days for Barcelona, Real Madrid

    Barcelona and Real Madrid face difficult trips in their first away games of the La Liga season on Sunday when they travel to Villarreal and Real Sociedad respectively. Luis Enrique enjoyed a trouble free debut as Barca boss last weekend as the Catalans eased past Elche 3-0 despite having Javier…

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  • Juan Arango scores with powerful shot from distance that hits the crossbar twice

    Venezuelan midfielder Juan Arango gave Club Tijuana a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute of their Liga MX match against Leones Negros with a blistering shot that went in off the crossbar.

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  • Del Piero to sign for upstart Indian league

    Italian World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero was set to be unveiled as the Indian Super League's latest marquee signing Thursday as organisers spoke of sparking a football "revolution" in the cricket-mad country. Reports said the 39-year-old had agreed to play for the Delhi Dynamos in the 10-week…

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  • Barcelona sign Brazilian right-back Douglas

    La Liga giants Barcelona have completed the signing of Brazilian full back Douglas Pereira from Sau Paulo for an initial fee of four million euros ($5.2 million, £3.2 million), the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 24-year-old will sign a five-year deal and is expected to compete with compatriot…

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  • Real Madrid off to winning start, Atletico held

    Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start as they beat newly promoted Cordoba 2-0 at home, but champions Atletico Madrid were held 0-0 away to Rayo Vallecano on Monday. Without the Manchester United bound Angel di Maria, Real were also far from convincing at the Bernabeu but…

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  • Atletico Madrid capable of another title challenge

    Just days after claiming his side couldn't challenge Spanish football's elite for another season, Diego Simeone's words were shot down by another stellar performance and trophy for his Atletico Madrid side on Friday. Atletico ended the 10-year hegemony of Real Madrid and Barcelona atop La Liga…

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  • Revitalised Barca aiming for a flying La Liga start

    Barcelona will be looking to put a disastrous end to last season behind them when they open their new La Liga campaign at home to Elche on Sunday. Former Barca captain Luis Enrique will take charge of his first competitive game after replacing Gerardo Martino in the dugout, but many of the new…

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  • La Liga new goal for Real's most expensive team ever

    Real Madrid's disappointing end to last season's La Liga campaign was washed away in a wave of celebration as they downed Spanish champions Atletico Madrid to win the prize the club most desired, a 10th European Cup. Despite a more than 100 million euro splurge on World Cup stars James Rodriguez,…

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  • Bilbao beaten, Valencia hold Sevilla in season opener

    Champions League hopefuls Athletic Bilbao got their La Liga campaign off to a poor start as they were beaten 1-0 at Malaga on Saturday. Liverpool loanee Luis Alberto scored the only goal of the game as he tapped home the rebound after Gorka Iraizoz had saved his penalty 10 minutes before…

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  • Liga MX goalkeeper punches the ball off a defender and in for an own goal

    Morelia had a terrible Friday night, losing 5-1 to Tigres. The first goal they conceded might have been the worst of the lot, though.

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  • Barcelona say Neymar suffers ankle sprain

    Brazilian superstar Neymar has suffered an ankle sprain in training, Barcelona announced Friday, adding to the club's injury woes just two days before opening their new La Liga campaign. Neymar complained of pain in his left ankle at the end of Thursday's training session and tests confirmed he…

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  • 10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

    Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown…

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  • Atletico struggle to keep up in arms race with Real, Barca

    Just three months after remarkably breaking Barcelona and Real Madrid's grip on the La Liga title, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has denied any repeat of their miracle championship triumph is possible. "We have to try to compete with Sevilla, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao for the Champions…

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  • Four Things That Can Send Your Resume to the Trash

    We asked recruiting managers and career experts about resume errors that cause them to crumple and toss a resume - their answers may surprise you.

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  • Mourinho relishing goalkeeping battle

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will continue to play but expects long-standing number one Petr Cech to stay and fight for his place. Belgium international Courtois, 22, got the nod to start the season after returning to Stamford Bridge from a loan spell…

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