Carvajal wonder goal wins Super Cup for Madrid

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Dani Carvajal’s 119th-minute solo strike gives Madrid victory against Sevilla in Trondheim Marco Asensio’s superb curling shot gives Madrid the lead (21) Franco Vázquez (41) and Yevhen Konoplyanka penalty (72) turn match around Sergio Ramos forces extra time with equaliser in final seconds (90+3) Madrid win UEFA Super Cup for third time; Sevilla‘s third defeat in a row A remarkable ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng to join Las Palmas on free transfer

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Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has agreed terms with La Liga side Las Palmas after being released by AC Milan at the end of last season. Boateng, who previously had spells with Tottenham and Portsmouth in the Premier League, is set to arrive in the Canary Islands on Tuesday to undergo a medical before being unveiled to supporters at the Estadio ...

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Valencia sign Martin Montoya from Barcelona on four-year deal


Martin Montoya has joined Valencia after Barcelona agreed to terminate the contract of their youth-team product. The 25-year-old defender played 66 games for Barca after making his debut in 2011 but was unable to nail down a first-team berth at the Nou Camp and spent time on loan at Inter Milan and Real Betis last season. Barca have now given ...

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Morata to stay at Real Madrid – Zidane


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed he has no intention of letting Alvaro Morata leave the club this summer. The Spain international striker returned to the Bernabeu from Juventus last month after the European champions activated the buy-back clause in his contract. Following Saturday’s International Champions Cup 3-2 win over Chelsea in Michigan, Zidane was asked about rumours linking ...

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Rubin Kazan sign Alex Song after Barcelona contract cancelled


Russian club Rubin Kazan have signed Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a free transfer. The 28-year-old former Cameroon player had been expected to join Rubin on loan but has signed a permanent deal after terminating his Barca deal. Song, who left Arsenal to sign a five-year deal with Barcelona in 2012, made 65 appearances for the Catalan club and scored ...

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Barcelona agree deal to sign Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes


La Liga champions Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia. The 22-year-old made 77 appearances for Valencia in two seasons after joining from Portuguese side Benfica. He was part of Portugal’s 2016 European Championship-winning side in France and becomes Barcelona’s fourth signing of the transfer window after Denis Suarez,Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne. Reports in ...

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Spanish court drops Neymar transfer case


Spanish investigators on Friday dropped a fraud and corruption case against Brazilian superstar Neymar and his father in relation to the player’s 2013 transfer to Barcelona. The case had been brought by the Brazilian investment fund DIS, former owners of the rights of the the 24-year-old, who moved to the Nou Camp from Santos in his homeland three years ago. ...

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Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

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Lionel Messi, left, in court with his father in June

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, Spanish media say. His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. They also face millions of euros in fines for using tax havens in Belize and Uruguay used to conceal ...

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Ronaldo ‘hurt’ by Messi’s tears after Copa America heartbreak


Cristiano Ronaldo says he was “hurt” by Lionel Messi’s tears following Argentina’s Copa America heartbreak and urged his great rival to reconsider his international retirement. Messi’s mission to win the Copa ended in huge disappointment when Argentina lost in the final to Chile on penalties – with the Barcelona superstar missing his spot-kick in the shoot-out. Lionel Messi has retired ...

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Winger Nani leaves Fenerbahce for Valencia


Fenerbahce winger Nani has joined Valencia on a three-year contract. The Portugal international, who played for Manchester United from 2007 to 2015, will be part of his national side’s line-up in Wednesday’s Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales in Lyon. He has represented his country on 101 occasions, scoring 20 goals including two at this summer’s European Championship where he has ...

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