Neymar most valuable player in Europe – Study

Neymar (pictured) transferred to Barcelona in 2013 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe – worth about £216m – according to a new study which values 10 players at more than 100m euros. The Barcelona striker is ahead of team-mate Lionel Messi, who is valued by academics at £149m. The only England players in the top 10 are Tottenham duo Harry Kane (worth £122m) and Dele ...

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Sevilla end Real Madrid’s unbeaten run


Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten run was brought to an end as ex-Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for title rivals Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead with a penalty after Dani Carvajal had been fouled by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. Sergio Ramos’ late own goal against his former club levelled the scores. Substitute Jovetic ...

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Barcelona close gap on Real Madrid with Las Palmas win


Barcelona moved into second place in La Liga by thrashing Las Palmas 5-0 at the Nou Camp on Saturday. Luis Suarez scored twice – his 101st and 102nd goal for the club – in between a tap in from Lionel Messi before Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal completed the rout. The Uruguayan swept the Catalans into an early but controversial ...

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Martin Odegaard completes loan deal to Heerenveen


Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard was subject to plenty of interest and he’s now completed a loan move to Dutch side Heerenveen. Per Marca, the 18-year-old will now ply his trade in the Eredivisie until the end of next season, and the club are set to unveil him in an official presentation later today. It was speculated that a move ...

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Alcorcon upset Espanyol in Copa del Rey


La Liga side Espanyol were dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the last-32 stage as second-tier Alcorcon forced a penalty shootout victory in Barcelona. Lowly Alcorcon had clinched a 1-1 draw back in the Madrid suburbs and repeated the scoreline at El Prat as Alvaro Gimenez opened the scoring before a last-gasp leveller from Espanyol’s Hernan Perez. No ...

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Messi will end his career at Barcelona – Club President


Barcelona will have to do without Lionel Messi for their final game of 2016 but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident the Argentine’s short-term absence will not end up becoming a permanent one. There has been speculation that Messi – who has been rested for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey second leg with Hercules – could be about to end ...

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K.P. Boateng scores 5th La Liga goal in win over Bilbao


Former Black Stars midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his 5th La Liga goal of the season as Las Palmas beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Monday. Boateng connected a cross from Michel in the 40th minute to open the scoring for Las Palmas. They went on to score two more through Momo and Jonathan Viera to seal the match and pick up ...

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Real Madrid 2-1 Sporting Gijon: Ronaldo double gives Real victory

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Real Madrid were let off the hook by Duje Cop’s missed penalty as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in an unconvincing 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon at a sodden Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. La Liga leaders Madrid were without star man Gareth Bale, who has been ruled out for up to four months with an ankle tendon injury, but appeared comfortable ...

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UCL: Benzema snuffs out Sporting to seal Madrid’s progress

Real Madrid's players celebrate after Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane scored during the UEFA Champions League football match Sporting CP vs Real Madrid CF at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on November 22, 2016. / AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Defending champions Real Madrid booked a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase for a 20th consecutive season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Group F rivals Sporting CP, who duly exit the competition. In an end-to-end first period, Raphaël Varane took advantage of some slack defending to open the scoring just before the half-hour and when João Pereira ...

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