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Baecelona beat Real Madrid in El Clasico

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Luis Suarez drilled in a brilliant second-half winner as Barcelona maintained control of the Spanish title race by beating Real Madrid in a pulsating El Clasico. Cristiano Ronaldo cancelled out an early header from Jeremy Mathieu before Suarez struck to leave the hosts four points clear at the top of La Liga. Although Barca made the brighter start, Real soon ...

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Enrique: Clasico not decisive

Barca coach Luis Enrique
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Luis Enrique has insisted that the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Sunday will not reveal the identity of this season’s La Liga champions. The Catalans head into the Camp Nou encounter on the back of 17 victories in their last 18 matches and having overtaken Los Blancos, who have struggled for consistency of late, atop the League standings. ...

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WAFA beat Aduana to move up FCP Premier League table

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WAFA SC have beaten Aduana Stars 2-1 in their First Capital Plus Premier League Week 11 match played at the Sogakope Park on Saturday. The match which was the first of eight League matches to be played this weekend saw Martin Antwi and Bashir Umar score the two goals for the home side with Richard Arhin scoring for Aduana. Martin ...

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Kompany: Huge difference between City and Barça, Bayern

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany accepts the club still remain a long way short of fulfilling their European dreams. The gap between City and the continent’s best clubs was starkly illustrated on Wednesday, when Barcelona dumped the English champions out of the UEFA Champions League with a commanding performance at Camp Nou. Thanks to the brilliance of Joe Hart, City ...

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Atletico Madrid beat Leverkusen on penalties

Atletico Madrid reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Bayer Leverkusen on penalties. Following a 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Germany, Atletico levelled the tie in the 27th minute when Mario Suarez’s strike deflected in off Omer Toprak. Raul Garcia went closest to a winner for Atletico in extra time but Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno saved. ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Ghanaian clubs in Africa, Sports Ministry wahala and Rooney KO

Citi Sports’ editor Nathan Quao returns with his weekly column. This time, he takes a look at Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko’s adventures on the African continent, Mahama Ayariga’s exit from the Sports Ministry and Wayne Rooney’s boxing skills. Hearts and Kotoko on African safari Over the weekend, Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak joined teams from the other ...

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Bale double gives Madrid 2-0 Levante win

Gareth Bale scored his first goals in nine matches as Real Madrid kept pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a comfortable win over Levante. Bale opened the scoring by powering home a loose ball in the box, after Cristiano Ronaldo’s acrobatic effort was saved. The Welshman added his second by diverting Ronaldo’s low driven shot, which ...

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Ronaldo is the world’s most ‘liked’ person

Despite going through a rough patch on the field at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo remains a much-loved figure all over the world and has now become the most ‘liked’ person on Facebook. And while Madrid have dropped to second in La Liga and were almost eliminated from the Champions League in midweek, the 30-year-old remains No.1 to the global audience. ...

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Calhanoglu pleased with Barca interest

Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu says he was filled with pride to hear his name linked with a big-money move to Barcelona. The 21-year-old has been in fine form since his €14.5 million arrival from Hamburg this past summer, sparking speculation of a switch to Camp Nou. The midfielder’s agent said that he has no interest in moving to Barca, ...

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Messi moves ahead in European Golden boot race with brace at Eibar

Lionel Messi scored twice to take his season’s goal total to 43 as Barcelona beat Eibar comfortably to open up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga. Messi converted a 31st-minute penalty for Luis Enrique’s side, who face Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Argentina forward headed in Ivan Rakitic’s corner after half-time. Federico Piovaccari ...

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