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  • Congolese striker Mabwati exits Spain for MLS

    Columbus (AFP) - Cedrick Mabwati, a 22-year-old African striker who played in La Liga last season, has been obtained by the Columbus Crew, the Major League Soccer club announced Friday.

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  • Ronaldo accepts he made a mistake, says Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said Friday that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he made a mistake and would accept his two-match ban. "He made a mistake and knows it," Ancelotti said after the World Player of the Year was banned after being sent-off for lashing out at Cordoba…

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  • Villarreal sign Bailly from Espanyol

    Villarreal have agreed a deal to sign Ivorian defender Eric Bailly from fellow La Liga side Espanyol for a fee of 5.7 million euros ($6.5 million, £4.3 million), both clubs announced on Thursday. "Villarreal and Espanyol have reached an agreement for the transfer of young central defender Eric…

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  • Improving Neymar key to Barcelona's pursuit of Real

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Neymar took time to settle but is finally shining in Barcelona's devastating attacking trident with Villarreal the next La Liga opponents in their sights on Sunday as the Catalans continue their pursuit of Real Madrid. The pressure of expectation and scandal…

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  • Arsenal complete Gabriel deal, Campbell exits

    Arsenal announced on Wednesday that they have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal, with Joel Campbell moving in the opposite direction in a short-term loan deal. "Arsenal have signed Brazilian defender Gabriel from Villarreal, with Joel Campbell agreeing a…

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  • The real reason why Barcelona is considering ending its Qatar shirt sponsorship

    Qatar has a horrible human rights record, but that isn't why the La Liga powerhouse might end the lucrative partnership.

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  • Valencia down Sevilla to move into fourth

    Valencia leapfrogged Sevilla into fourth in La Liga with a 3-1 win over the Andalusians in a match filled with controversy and three penalties on Sunday. The hosts sped into a 2-0 lead as Dani Parejo opened the scoring from the penalty spot before adding the finishing touch to a fine…

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  • Villarreal agree Paulista deal with Arsenal

    La Liga side Villarreal announced on Saturday that they have reached an agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista. As part of the deal, Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell will join Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season. Paulista wasn't included for…

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  • Barcelona coach Enrique confident Suarez will find his feet

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Friday he was untroubled by Luis Suarez's form despite the Uruguayan striker scoring just five times since his arrival last year. The 27-year-old has played 16 times for Barcelona since his four-month ban for biting an opponent during the World Cup expired at…

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  • Espanyol on verge of Cup semis after Sevilla win

    Espanyol have one foot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after a surprise 3-1 win over Europa League holders Sevilla on Thursday. Sevilla came into the game on an unbeaten 10-game run that had seen them rise to fourth in La Liga, but coach Unai Emery paid for making a number of changes as…

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  • Tycoon's Atletico Madrid deal shows Chinese football passion

    Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has become the latest foreign investor to be enticed by the riches and glamour of European football after agreeing to buy a 20 percent stake in Spanish champions Atletico Madrid. Despite great success on the field, which included a run to the Champions League final…

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  • Rock-bottom Grenada bring back escape specialist

    Madrid (AFP) - Struggling Grenada have reappointed Abel Resino, who steered them to La Liga survival in 2012, in a deal that runs to the end of the season, the club said Monday.

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  • Messi hat-trick keeps Barca in sight of Madrid

    Lionel Messi struck a stunning hat-trick to ensure Barcelona maintained the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win away to Deportivo la Coruna to cut the gap at the top to one point. Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo rounded off a week where he was named World Player of the Year for the…

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  • Negredo winner lifts Valencia up to third

    Former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo came off the bench to score the winner as Valencia moved into third in La Liga thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Almeria on Saturday. The hosts went in front twice in the first-half through captain Dani Parejo and Rodrigo, but on both occasions the…

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  • Cup exit can boost Real league campaign - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is hoping to turn the disappointment of their Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Atletico Madrid in midweek into an advantage in the La Liga title race. Whilst Atletico will now face Barcelona in a two-legged quarter-final over the next two weeks, Real will…

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  • Barca hope calm continues in pursuit of Madrid

    After staving off a full blown institutional crisis with victory over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid last weekend, Barcelona will be hoping their best performance of the season proves to be a turning point in their campaign. The star forward trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all…

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  • Torres proving doubters wrong, says Atletico boss Simeone

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone claimed Fernando Torres' double to take the La Liga champions into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey at Real Madrid's expense had proved the former Chelsea striker's critics wrong. Torres scored in the first minute of each half to ruin Cristiano Ronaldo's…

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