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Lionel Messi and father Jorge lose Supreme Court appeal

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have lost their appeal to Spain’s Supreme Court against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. The 29-year-old, five-times world player of the year, was found guilty by a Barcelona court last July on three counts of tax fraud between 2007 and 2009, resulting in a suspended 21-month prison sentence and fine ...

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Former Barcelona President Sandro Rosell Arrested

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Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering investigation. Per El Mundo (h/t Marca), Spain’s National Court ordered the probe, and a joint task force, comprised of the civil guard and police, arrested him after the investigation indicated he “collected irregular commissions, obtained through the sale of the image rights of the Brazilian ...

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Real Madrid beat Malaga to win La Liga

Zinedine Zidane has won La Liga, the Champions League and reached another final in his first 18 months in charge (Image credit: Reuters)

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 thanks to a final-day victory at Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored early on to settle the nerves, latching onto Isco’s through ball to step around Carlos Kameni and tap into an empty net. Karim Benzema added their second goal after the break after Kameni parried Sergio Ramos’ shot. Real, who had ...

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K.P. Boateng agrees 3-year extension with Las Palmas

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Former Black Stars midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng, will be staying with Las Palmas for the next three years after the club announced an agreement with the player on Thursday. Boateng joined the club before the start of the current season and has gone to feature 28 times (1990 minutes in all) for the team. He is the team’s current top scorer ...

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Ronaldo breaks Greaves record to put Real Madrid closer to La Liga title

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 24 goals in 29 La Liga games this season

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year European scoring record as Real Madrid moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012. Ronaldo, 31, fired Madrid ahead with his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Greaves in 1971. Ronaldo slotted in a second and, after John Guidetti gave 10-man ...

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Messi goes past 50 goals this season as Barcelona beat Villareal

Lionel Messi is the first player from the top five European leagues (Spain, England, Italy, Germany, France) to reach 50 goals this season in all competitions (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season as Barcelona beat Villarreal to temporarily move three points clear at the top of La Liga. Real Madrid later restored parity with a 4-0 win over Tony Adams’ Granada. Barca went ahead when Neymar finished off a fine team move by scoring from close range after Messi’s pass. Villarreal ...

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Real Madrid level with Barcelona after beating Granada

James Rodriguez has scored seven times in his past nine appearances for Real Madrid (Image credit: AFP)

Real Madrid moved level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga after thrashing Tony Adams’ Granada side. Real made nine changes and were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but took the lead within three minutes and were 4-0 up after only 35 minutes. James Rodriguez scored from Lucas Vazquez’s pull-back, before Rodriguez headed in a second ...

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Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona: Messi brace stuns Madrid in El Clasico

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Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send the Catalans top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better goal difference and head-to-head record. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead before Messi and Ivan Rakitic goals put Barcelona in front ...

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Why We Love the El Clasico

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Across the hundreds of countries that will broadcast it live, Real Madrid against Barcelona is usually known as El Clasico. Fair enough, too, as it’s a genuine all-time classic of football rivalry. But in parts of Spain, particularly where traditionalists meet and shout at each other in smoky cafes over canas of cerveza, jabbing their stogies forward with each repeated ...

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Barcelona’s Neymar misses Clasico after being hit with three-game ban

Neymar picked up two yellow cards as Barcelona slumped at Malaga.

Barcelona will be without Neymar for this month’s Clasico against Real Madrid after he was banned for three matches by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Neymar was sent off for picking up two yellow cards as Barca were beaten at Malaga on Saturday, becoming their first player to be dismissed in La Liga since October 2015. The dismissal was ...

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