Gareth Bale: Anything is possible

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Gareth Bale not only believes Real Madrid can go to Barcelona and win the season’s final Clasico but a late title challenge is possible too. Madrid lost the first Clasico of the season 4-0 at Santiago Bernabeu and go into Saturday’s fixture 10 points adrift of La Liga leaders Barca. “I believe that anything is possible in football,” Bale told ...

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Gary Neville sacked by Valencia


Gary Neville has been sacked as manager of La Liga side Valencia after only four months in charge. The 41-year-old was a surprise replacement for Nuno Espirito Santo in December, and he struggled to make an impression at the Mestalla, despite his relationship with owner – and Salford City majority shareholder, Peter Lim. With Valencia languishing in 14th place in ...

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Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte breaks leg and dislocates ankle


Aymeric Laporte is facing a long lay-off after he suffered a serious injury while playing for France’s U21 team. The Athletic Bilbao defender, who is a reported transfer target for Manchester City, was taken off on a stretcher during Thursday’s match with Scotland’s U21 side in Agers. A scan on Friday revealed he has sustained a broken leg and dislocated ...

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Mahrez good enough for Barcelona – Xavi


Xavi believes Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez is good enough to play for Barcelona following his impressive season in the Premier League. The 25-year-old has 17 goals and 11 assists in all competitions this season for the Foxes, who lead the Premier League by five points with seven games remaining. And Barcelona legend Xavi, now playing in Qatar for Al Sadd, says ...

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Casemiro spares Madrid’s blushes

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Casemiro’s late header proved to be the winner at Gran Canaria as a below-par Real Madrid narrowly defeated Las Palmas 2-1 in La Liga on Sunday. Danilo, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos were given the night off by Zinedine Zidane, with Dani Carvajal, Isco and Lucas Vazquez all coming in as a result, while Alvaro Arbeloa was handed a rare ...

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Barcelona 6-0 Getafe: Hosts stretch La Liga lead


Barcelona produced another awe-inspiring display as they crushed lowly Getafe 6-0 in La Liga on Saturday afternoon to extend their unbeaten run to 37 games. Luis Enrique’s men opened up an 11-point lead over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid in the title race with just nine games remaining, with Real a further four points behind their city neighbours. Having enjoyed their ...

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Karim Benzema: France striker eligible for Euro 2016


Striker Karim Benzema will be eligible to play for France at Euro 2016 after some legal restrictions were lifted. Benzema is being investigated for his part in an alleged plot to blackmail France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. The Real Madrid player – who denies wrongdoing – was not allowed to contact Valbuena, meaning they could not be in the same squad, ...

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Real Madrid seal Aubameyang deal

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apparently signed a pre-contact deal with Real Madrid and for the move to materialize it now needs his club, Borussia Dortmund to agree the price that they are prepared to sell the player for. The initial response from the Bundesliga club is to attach ‘non-negotiable’ price tag of 100 million euro for the Gabon international. German media ...

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Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo row leads to stabbing death


A man was killed after arguing with a friend over whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo was the best footballer in the world. Nigerian national Michael Chukwuma, 21, stabbed 34-year-old compatriot Obina Durumchukwu in a Mumbai suburb, Indian police said. The incident took place following a party on Saturday night. “They were discussing football players. One is a fan of ...

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Ronaldo bags four as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 7-1

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 27 goals in La Liga this season and is now the second highest scorer, behind Lionel Messi, in the competition's history with 252 goals. He has 352 goals in total for Real Madrid (Image credit: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times as Real Madrid cruised to a 7-1 win over Celta Vigo to move within a point of second-placed Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo claimed his fifth hat-trick of the season to take his total to 39. He struck three times in 15 minutes after the break, after Pepe had headed Real into a 1-0 half-time lead. Iago ...

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