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  • Sounders earn 2-2 tie with Club Tijuana

    Andy Rose, who subbed into the game to start the second half, scored in the 56th minute on Tuesday night and the Seattle Sounders rallied to tie Club Tijuana 2-2 in an international friendly. Lamar Neagle also scored for the Sounders, who are 1-1-0 in the early stages of MLS play. Dayro Moreno…

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  • Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020

    Atletico Madrid's Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who had been linked with a move to Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain, has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish champions until 2020. He led Atletico to the 2012 Europa League title before his side beat city rivals Real Madrid in the…

    AFP
  • Five things we learned from Barca's win over Real Madrid

    Barcelona took a huge step towards a fifth La Liga title in seven years with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid thanks to Luis Suarez's stunning strike on Sunday. Here, AFP sports looks at five lessons to be learned heading into the final 10 games of the La Liga season. The Uruguayan made his Barca debut…

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  • Suarez stunner hands Barca victory over Madrid

    Barcelona moved four points clear at the top of La Liga as Luis Suarez's brilliant individual effort handed them a 2-1 win over Real Madrid on Sunday. Jeremy Mathieu headed Barca in front early on from Lionel Messi's free-kick, but Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at his critics in recent weeks with a…

    AFP
  • Barcelona beats Real Madrid 2-1 in El Clasico (video)

    Luis Suarez's 56th-minute goal turned out to be the winner as Barcelona extended its La Liga lead to four points over Real.

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  • Sevilla down Villarreal to remain in Champions League chase

    Sevilla moved back to within four points of Atletico Madrid in fourth place in La Liga with their third victory over Villarreal in 10 days, 2-0, on Sunday. Second-half goals from Coke and Vitolo, who was called into the Spain squad for the first time on Friday, ensured a fifth consecutive victory…

    AFP
  • El Clasico not a title decider - Luis Enrique

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has insisted that his side's crucial top of the table clash with Real Madrid on Sunday will not be the sole determining factor in the La Liga title race. The Catalans lead Madrid by a point and are favourites to extend that advantage in an evening kick-off on home soil…

    AFP
  • Torres breaks La Liga drought in Atletico win

    Fernando Torres scored his first La Liga goal for eight years as Atletico Madrid moved back to within a point of third-placed Valencia with a 2-0 win over Getafe on Saturday. Torres scored Atletico's final penalty as they eliminated Bayer Leverkusen in a tense shootout to reach the Champions…

    AFP
  • Barca are favourites, claims Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Barcelona are rightly favourites for the crucial La Liga clash between the two teams at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Barca lead the European champions by a point after overhauling Madrid on the back of 17 wins in 18 games since early January. By contrast,…

    AFP
  • Valencia maintain title push with Elche thrashing

    Madrid (AFP) - Valencia moved to within five points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 4-0 rout of Elche on Friday.

    AFP
  • The exhausting existence of Barcelona, Real Madrid in Spain's Perpetual Crisis Machine

    With the Spanish media eager to overreact, the two La Liga giants are just a loss away from a front-page headline spelling their impending doom.

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  • Messi wary of wounded Real Madrid

    Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has warned his team-mates not to take Real Madrid lightly, despite their contrasting form ahead of Sunday's crucial La Liga clash at the Camp Nou. Barca go into the game still on course to win the treble for just the second time in the club's history…

    AFP
  • Man City tie more important than Clasico - Iniesta

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes his side's Champions League last 16 meeting with Manchester City is more important in the context of their season than a potentially decisive La Liga clash with Real Madrid on Sunday. The Catalans come into the most important week of their season to…

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  • Historic task awaits Man City in Barcelona

    Manchester City face a huge challenge if they are to reach the last eight of the Champions League for the first time ever by overturning a 2-1 first leg deficit when they travel to an in-form Barcelona on Wednesday. The English champions were outplayed at home for the second season in a row at…

    AFP
  • Cordoba sack coach Djukic

    Madrid (AFP) - Miroslav Djukic's tenure as coach of La Liga's bottom side Cordoba came to an end after less than five months on Monday when he was sacked.

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  • Messi double moves Barca four points clear

    Barcelona moved four points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as a double from Lionel Messi eased them to a 2-0 win at Eibar on Saturday. The Argentine overcame his recent penalty yips to open the scoring from the spot and then headed in his side's second from Ivan Rakitic's corner. …

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  • Crisis-hit Madrid in desperate need of pre-Clasico boost

    Real Madrid go into Sunday's clash at home to Levante with little room for error ahead of next weekend's El Clasico away to Barcelona after a three-game winless streak. Los Blancos surrendered top spot in La Liga for the first time in five months with a 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao last weekend. …

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