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  • The injury that could derail Barcelona's season

    The Catalans' quest for the La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey titles could be hurt by Sergio Busquets' ankle injury.

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  • Barca out to sink Villarreal Cup final dreams

    Barcelona have one eye on a potential treble when they take a 3-1 lead into the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final against Villarreal on Wednesday. The Catalans have their La Liga fate back in their own hands thanks to Villarreal holding Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw on Saturday and seem well…

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  • Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal

    Real Madrid missed the chance to move four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo's early second-half penalty looked to have Madrid on course for a fourth consecutive win, but Gerard Moreno's thunderous equaliser 26…

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  • Almeria to appeal FIFA points deduction punishment

    La Liga side Almeria have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over a decision by FIFA which could see them docked three points for unpaid debts to foreign clubs. Spanish media reported that the debt in question is allegedly owed to Danish club Aalborg for the signing of defender…

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  • Madrid look to maintain La Liga title momentum against Villarreal

    European champions Real Madrid will be aiming to maintain their recent winning form when they host high-flying Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Barca's shock 1-0 defeat to Malaga last weekend allowed Madrid to open up a healthy advantage thanks to their best La Liga performance in…

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  • Everton face Ukraine trip in Europa League last 16

    Everton, the lone British representative remaining in the Europa League, were given a testing last-16 tie against Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kiev after the draw was made on Friday in Switzerland. Roberto Martinez's side have not reached the later stages of a European competition since they won the…

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  • Atletico's Simeone targets focused display

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says concentration and control will be key for last season's finalists when they face Bayer Leverkusen away in Wednesday's Champions League last-16, first leg tie. Madrid arrive in Germany in a rich-vein of form with ex-Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic…

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  • FIFA kicks off talks on 2022 World Cup dates

    A FIFA taskforce met Tuesday in Doha to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. A shift to November-December is seen as likely but faces resistance from European clubs who fear major disruption to high-profile championships such…

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  • Lionel Messi is the planet's best player again and the numbers back it up

    The Barcelona star has regained his old Ballon d'Or form, having scored as many or more goals as 60 percent of the teams in La Liga.

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  • Cameroonian Kameni defies Barcelona again

    Paris (AFP) - Former Cameroon goalkeeper Carlos Kameni was the standout African in Europe at the weekend as he helped Malaga stun Barcelona in La Liga.

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  • Real Madrid four points clear with win at Elche

    Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday. After passing up a host of chances in the first-half, Madrid finally made the breakthrough when Karim Benzema tapped home from close range 11 minutes into the second period. Cristiano Ronaldo…

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  • Barca slump to stunning home defeat by Malaga

    Barcelona's La Liga title hopes were dealt a huge blow as Malaga stunned the Camp Nou with a 1-0 win on Saturday. Juanmi grabbed the only goal of the game after just seven minutes when he pounced on an error by Dani Alves. Thereafter, the hosts failed to break down a well-organised Malaga…

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  • Barca must forget Malaga meltdown for City clash - Luis Enrique

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has said his side must put their shock 1-0 defeat to Malaga behind them as soon as possible with a huge Champions League clash against Manchester City to come on Tuesday. Juanmi pounced on an error from Dani Alves to score the only goal of the game at the Camp Nou on…

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  • Modric will be ready for El Clasico - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that midfielder Luka Modric will be fit by the time his side face Barcelona in a crucial La Liga clash on March 22. Modric returned to training this week after three months out due to a torn thigh muscle. The Croatian's influence has been badly missed…

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  • Barcelona target perfect 12 ahead of City trip

    Barcelona can move to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November when they look to stretch their winning run to 12 games against Malaga on Saturday. The Catalans have struck 42 goals in that hot streak to close to within a point of Real Madrid and to the brink of reaching the Copa…

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  • Messi, Luis Enrique truce on shaky foundations

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and coach Luis Enrique appear to have agreed an uneasy truce but hostilities could break out again if the Argentina forward's form dips and the club stumbles as the season reaches a crucial stage. A series of inspirational Messi…

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  • Barca target Latin America with Telefonica deal

    Barcelona have said they are targeting expansion in the Latin American market after agreeing a sponsorship deal with telecommunications giant Telefonica. The Spanish side announced on Monday that Telefonica had bought the club's television rights for next season for a reported 140 million euros…

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