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  • Griezmann hat-trick leads Atletico to comeback triumph

    France international Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid produced a stunning second-half display to hammer Athletic Bilbao 4-1 away on Sunday and move to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid. The Spanish champions looked on course for back-to-back league defeats…

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  • Messi double, Suarez goal fire Barca rout

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored two late goals and Luis Suarez got his first in La Liga as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 on Saturday to finish the year a point behind leaders Real Madrid. In-form Pedro put Barca ahead after 71 seconds, the second fastest goal in…

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  • Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014

    Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014. The Spanish giants dominated the final with Sergio Ramos, who had been an injury doubt because of a hamstring strain, and Gareth Bale getting on the scoresheet. Real…

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  • Messi double, Suarez hits first La Liga goal in Barca rout

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, Reuters - Lionel Messi scored twice and Luis Suarez struck his first La Liga goal as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 on Saturday to finish the year a point behind Real Madrid at the top of the table. In form Pedro put Barca ahead after just 71 seconds, the second…

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  • Luis Suarez opens Barca league account

    Luis Suarez celebrated Barcelona's final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday. After joining the Catalan outfit in the summer and serving a four-month ban for a bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, the…

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  • Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

    If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level. A thrilling title race in La Liga, home to the world's best player Cristiano Ronaldo and his great rival Lionel Messi, made it the envy…

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  • Villarreal end Atletico's 28-match unbeaten home run

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid suffered their first home league defeat in 28 matches as Luciano Vietto blasted home the winner six minutes from time to hand Villarreal a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday. An uncharacteristically error-strewn performance from Diego Simeone's men was…

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  • Barcelona slip up in Getafe stalemate

    Barcelona's La Liga title hopes suffered a blow as they fell four points behind leaders Real Madrid after being held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at Getafe on Saturday. In a bitty first half at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez the visitors were indebted to goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who kept his side on…

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  • Real Madrid make it perfect twenty

    Two late Cristiano Ronaldo goals helped Real Madrid make it 20 consecutive victories in all competitions as they saw off Almeria 4-1 at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos on Friday. In their final La Liga game of 2014, Los Blancos stretched their lead over Barcelona, who travel to Getafe on…

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  • Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty

    La Liga leaders Real Madrid will look to make it 20 consecutive victories in all competitions as they travel to managerless Almeria on Friday for their final league outing of the year. After downing Celta Vigo last weekend, a comfortable 4-0 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad in midweek saw Los…

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  • Madrid hopeful of Rodriguez return for Club World Cup

    Real Madrid's James Rodriguez has started running again after a calf injury and could return in time to help his side in the Club World Cup next week, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday. The Colombian picked up the injury in last weekend's 3-0 win against Celta Vigo in La Liga and will not…

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  • Hat-trick and 400th Barca goal for Messi

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored yet another hat-trick and surpassed 400club goals as Barcelona came from behind to win the Catalan derby 5-1 against Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday. The Argentine, who holds the La Liga and Champions League scoring records, produced a now…

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  • Newcomer Morales, goalie Hamid win MLS awards

    Chilean midfielder Pedro Morales, who joined the Vancouver Whitecaps last March from Spanish La Liga side Malaga, was named Major League Soccer's Newcomer of the Year on Wednesday. The North American league also named D.C. United's Bill Hamid as MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, with both awards the…

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  • Factbox - Lionel Messi's 10 greatest Barcelona goals

    MADRID (Reuters) - Following is a selection of 10 of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's greatest goals for the Spanish club. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades ago. * A…

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  • Factbox - Messi's next targets after La Liga record

    MADRID (Reuters) - Following is a selection of targets and achievements that still elude Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades…

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  • Messi sets La Liga record of 253 goals

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year. The previous mark was held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra…

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  • Factbox - Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi

    MADRID (Reuters) - Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades ago. Born June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. EARLY CAREER *…

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