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Mubarak Wakaso scores for Granada in win over Alaves

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso

Ghana international Wakaso Mubarak netted the opener for Granada and helped them to a deserving 2-1 win over Deportivo Alaves in the Spanish La Liga on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old put the relegation-threatened side into a 38th minute lead when he fired in a cracking drive from outside of the box. Spanish star Isaac Cuenca topped it up 8 minutes ...

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CONFIRMED: Luis Enrique announces decision to leave Barcelona at the end of the season

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Luis Enrique has announced he will not be Barcelona’s head coach next season. The former Spain midfielder has been Barcelona boss since May 2014 and is in the final year of his contract. Barcelona wrote on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: @LUISENRIQUE21 announces he will not continue as Barca manager next season.” Enrique has won eight trophies since taking charge, including the ...

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President Akufo Addo: Kotoko, Real Madrid are my favourite clubs

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President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, has confirmed his support for Ghana Premier league side Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The President made this known during his meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in his one day visit to Ghana. President Akuffo Addo is the second Ghanaian president to declare his support for the Kumasi based side, after former president John Kuffuor. ...

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Messi winner sinks Atletico 2-1 in Simeone’s 300th game

Lionel Messi has scored 22 goals in as many La Liga games against Atletico (Image credit: Reuters)

Lionel Messi scored a late winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid to go briefly top of La Liga. Rafinha gave Barca the lead when Luis Suarez – who had an effort ruled out – took a shot which ricocheted off two defenders to land at his feet. Diego Godin levelled when he headed home Koke’s free-kick. But Messi pounced in ...

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Neymar to face trial after losing appeal over corruption charges

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A court rejected the final appeals against the ruling that the Brazil star will face a trial over allegations of fraud in his move to Barcelona Neymar will have to stand trial after he lost an appeal against corruption charges relating to his transfer from Santos to Barcelona, a criminal court in Spain has ruled. The Brazilian’s move to La ...

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Barcelona’s Bartomeu backs Luis Enrique and says there is ‘no plan B’

Barca owed their narrow win over 17th-placed Leganes to a 90th-minute Lionel Messi penalty (Image credit: EPA)

Enrique’s contract expires at the end of this season, and some fans booed him during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leganes. “The priority is still for Luis Enrique to continue,” Josep Maria Bartomeu told Catalan broadcaster TV3. “In the last few years, he has won almost all competitions. The Barca supporters are very happy with him.” Former Barca and Spain midfielder ...

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Messi penalty beats Leganes at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi scores the opener for Barcelona (Photo: REUTERS)

Lionel Messi’s 90th-minute penalty saw off the challenge of gutsy Leganes and spared Barcelona from a second successive embarrassing result. The champions underwhelmed again after Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Paris St-Germain and had keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to thank for a string of great saves. Messi gave Barca an early lead, before Unai Lopez fired in the equaliser. ...

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Gameiro Hat-trick guides Atletico past Gijon

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A devastating hat-trick from Kevin Gameiro gave Atletico Madrid a 4-1 victory away to Sporting Gijon on Saturday that keeps their top-four hopes firmly in their hands. The striker came off the bench to score three times in five minutes in the closing stages to secure maximum points for Diego Simeone’s side and inflict a damaging defeat on the struggling ...

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Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Gareth Bale scores on return from injury

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Gareth Bale made a goalscoring return from an ankle injury as he scored Real Madrid’s second in a comfortable 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday. Los Periquitos had not won at the Bernabeu since 1996, but looked organised in the early stages of the game, though they went behind when Alvaro Morata headed Isco’s cross past David Lopez in the ...

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Thomas Partey signs new deal with Atletico Madrid

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Thomas Partey has renewed his contract with our club until 2022. The Ghanaian midfielder, who came to the red and white club in 2011, extends his link for three more seasons. Our player was happy with his renewal: “I’m very happy. I want to continue growing in Atleti.” The Ghanaian international made his debut last season with the first team ...

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