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  • Valencia football president steps down

    Amadeo Salvo resigned as president of La Liga club Valencia on Wednesday citing personal reasons, although Spanish media said his departure along with four other senior personnel was due to differences with Singaporean owner Peter Lim. Salvo, who has been in the post since June 2013, sitting…

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  • Spanish judge suspects Osasuna of match-fixing

    A Spanish judge suspects Osasuna paid at least 900,000 euros ($1,000,000) to fix matches at the end of the 2013-14 La Liga season, a court said Wednesday. Osasuna were battling to avoid relegation from La Liga in 2013/14, although they failed to beat the drop. Around 250,000 euros appear to have…

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  • Eder strike hands Portugal friendly win over Italy

    Eder scored the only goal of the game as Portugal recorded their first win over Italy since 1976 with a 1-0 friendly success in Geneva on Tuesday. Fernando Santos's men were in buoyant mood after last Saturday's 3-2 Euro 2016 qualifying victory in Armenia and they produced a solid display against…

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  • Success brings doubts as Enrique shadows Guardiola

    Fast-forward 12 months and Enrique has not for the first time in his career followed in Guardiola's footsteps by landing the treble: Saturday's 3-1 defeat of Juventus added the Champions League to La Liga and Copa del Rey triumphs. Enrique succeeded Guardiola as Barca captain in his playing days…

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  • Barcelona cap great season with fifth European Cup soccer win

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a pulsating Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a title treble. The Spaniards lived up to their tag as…

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  • Xavi ends Barca career in style with European triumph

    By Iain Rogers BERLIN (Reuters) - Xavi brought his glittering Barcelona career to a fitting and emotional end when he hoisted aloft the European Cup following a 3-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday. Considered one of the finest midfielders of all time, Xavi…

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  • Barca still want more, warns Rakitic

    Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted his side will not lose their hunger for more trophies after landing the treble in his first season with the Catalan giants. The Croatian international opened the score after just four minutes of Saturday's 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League…

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  • Champions League Final Live: Juventus vs. Barcelona in Berlin

    The new king of European club soccer will be crowned when Serie A champion Juventus takes on La Liga champion Barcelona at the Olympiastadion.

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  • Barca's Pique dreaming of perfect season

    Gerard Pique says Barcelona will have achieved a perfect season if they beat Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final, and thus match the feats of Pep Guardiola's 2009 treble-winning side. Barca's current boss Luis Enrique can finish his first season at the Camp Nou by emulating Guardiola's…

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  • Flashy Neymar won't change despite final controversy

    Brazilian star Neymar has insisted he won't be bullied into curbing his repertoire of skills after a host of Athletic Bilbao players reacted angrily to his show-boating towards the end of Barcelona's 3-1 Copa del Rey final win. Neymar flicked the ball over Unai Bustinza with both feet with two…

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  • Messi on double for Barca, PSG claim quadruple

    Barcelona added a Copa del Rey title to their La Liga crown on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain strolled to an incredible French quadruple, Arsenal retained the FA Cup in England and Wolfsburg surprised Borussia Dortmund in Germany on a weekend of Cup finals across Europe. At the Camp Nou, a Lionel…

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  • Spain's Villarreal fight back to beat Adelaide 3-2

    Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Spanish La Liga side Villarreal fought back from two goals down to beat Australian A-League team Adelaide United 3-2 in an international club friendly in Adelaide on Friday.

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  • Ancelotti mulling AC Milan offer

    AC Milan are bidding to lure back Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked this week by Spanish giants Real Madrid, the Italian club's vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed on Thursday. Ancelotti lead Real to their 10th elite European title last season but was sacked after the club finished runners-up…

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  • Real Madrid fire coach Ancelotti

    Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy. Ancelotti, 55, had lead Real to their 10th elite European title last season but was sacked after the club finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga and lost to…

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  • Valencia claim Champions League place, Eibar, Almeria relegated

    Valencia sealed their place in next season's Champions League as Eibar and Almeria were relegated on a dramatic final day of the La Liga season. Deportivo La Coruna came back from 2-0 down away at champions Barcelona to spoil a homage to Xavi Hernandez at the Camp Nou and stay up with a 2-2 draw…

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  • Odegaard becomes youngest ever to appear for Real Madrid

    Madrid (AFP) - Norwegian 16-year-old Martin Odegaard became the youngest player to ever represent Real Madrid in La Liga when he made his first team debut as a second-half substitute against Getafe on Saturday.

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  • Barcelona celebrates La Liga title, gives Xavi emotional send-off (Video)

    The celebration of Barca's 23rd La Liga crown was bittersweet as the club honored one of its all-time greats after Saturday's season-ending 2-2 draw with Deportivo de la Coruna.

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