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  • Valencia take charge of Champions League chase

    Valencia moved three points clear of Sevilla in the fight for the fourth Champions League place in La Liga with a comfortable 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday. Nicolas Otamendi headed the hosts in front from Jose Gaya's cross midway through the first-half. Captain Dani Parejo then made the points…

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  • Bayern injury crisis leaves Guardiola guessing

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has no idea who will play against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final this week as injuries take a mounting toll. While a rampant Barcelona warmed up for Wednesday's tie with an 8-0 hammering of Cordoba in La Liga, Guardiola watched an ailing Bayern lose…

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  • Ancelotti hopeful over Benzema fitness for Juve clash

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful of having striker Karim Benzema fit to face Juventus in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. The French international missed his fifth consecutive game as the European champions kept alive their La Liga title hopes with a 3-2…

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  • Barcelona shut out for 41 minutes, then explodes for 8-0 rout of Cordoba (Video)

    Luis Suarez scored a hat trick and Lionel Messi added two goals as Barca added three more points to its La Liga title race lead.

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  • Granada sack coach Resino

    La Liga strugglers Granada hired Jose Ramon Sandoval as their new coach on Friday after sacking Abel Resino with just four games of the season remaining. A 2-1 defeat at home to Espanyol on Thursday proved to be the end for Resino, who only won two of his 16 games in charge since taking over in…

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  • Barca need to finish marathon season in style - Luis Enrique

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has urged his side not to let up in the quest for a potential treble despite facing the doomed Cordoba on Saturday just days before entertaining Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Cordoba's relegation back to the second tier after just one season in La Liga will be…

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  • Valencia back into top four despite Rayo draw

    Valencia could only manage a 1-1 draw away to 10-man Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Thursday, but the point was enough to lift them back into the top four above Sevilla. Nuno Espirito Santo's side trailed in Vallecas to a 19th-minute strike by Adrian Embarba but were handed a route back into the…

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  • Rodriguez cracker helps Real keep pressure on Barcelona

    Real Madrid warmed up for a big week by moving back to within two points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win over Almeria on Wednesday. Mauro Dos Santos's own goal doubled Madrid's advantage early in the second-half before Alvaro Arbeloa added a late third.

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  • Messi, Suarez, Neymar hit century mark in Barca rout

    Barcelona's star front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar brought up a century of goals in all competitions as the Catalans moved five points clear at the top of La Liga with a 6-0 humbling of Getafe on Tuesday. All three were on target inside 28 minutes as Messi opened the scoring from…

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  • Barcelona's six-goal destruction of Getafe is a sight to see (Video)

    Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scored twice as Barcelona enjoyed a 6-0 La Liga victory at the expense of Getafe.

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  • Valencia move past Sevilla into fourth

    Valencia moved into Champions League contention on Monday with a 4-0 win at home against relegation-threatened Granada. Javi Fuego's header and Faniel Parejo's penalty had the hosts well in command at the break, with late efforts from Sofiane Feghouli and Alvaro Negredo completing the scoring. …

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  • Barca guarding against complacency in La Liga title push

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has stressed his side won't take their eye off the ball despite having a comfortable run-in to the end of the La Liga season as they chase a fifth title in seven years. A 2-0 win over local rivals Espanyol on Saturday ensured Barca maintained a two-point lead over Real…

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  • Hernandez stars for Madrid in six-goal thriller

    Javier Hernandez struck twice as Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga by reducing the Catalans' lead to two points with a enthralling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Nolito fired the hosts into an early lead before goals from Toni Kroos and Hernandez turned the game…

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  • Vermaelen finally ready to start Barca career

    Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has been given the all-clear to make his first appearance for Barcelona nearly nine months since he joined the Catalan giants. Vermaelen has been plagued by hamstring problems that he originally suffered whilst representing his country at last year's World Cup…

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  • Neymar, Messi guide 10-man Barca to crucial win

    Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona produced a sensational first-half performance to take a huge step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 win at local rivals Espanyol on Saturday. The visitors dominated from the off and two goals in eight minutes sealed the win as Neymar and Messi…

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  • Champions League easier to win than La Liga - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side have a better chance of retaining the Champions League trophy than denying Barcelona the La Liga title. Los Blancos squeezed past Atletico Madrid to reach the last four in midweek and were rewarded with on paper the easiest draw as they face…

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  • Espanyol keen to destroy Barca's treble dreams

    Barcelona can take a huge step towards sealing a fifth La Liga title in seven years when they visit local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Saturday. Luis Enrique's men remain on course for just the second treble in the club's storied history after easing past Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 on…

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