Ramon Calderon warns Chelsea of Madrid interest in Hazard

Chelsea have been warned by a former Real Madrid president they won’t be able to stop Eden Hazard from joining the Spanish giants this summer if he wants to make the move. The Belgian playmaker has been in outstanding form for the Blues this season to help them close in on the Premier League title. Real are reportedly keen to ...

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Barcelona beat Valencia in six-goal thriller

Lionel Messi beat Valencia keeper Diego Alves at the near post for his 25th La Liga goal of the season (Image credit: AFP)

Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat 10-man Valencia in a thrilling match to move two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Eliaquim Mangala headed the visitors in front from a corner, before Luis Suarez steered in an equaliser. Messi’s penalty made it 2-1 after Manchester City loanee Mangala was sent off for dragging back Suarez, but Munir El ...

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La Liga: Deportivo stun Barcelona 2-1

Match-winner Alex Bergantinos was making his first La Liga start of the season (Image credit: Reuters)

Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes were hit as they followed up their famous Champions League win over Paris St-Germain with a defeat at struggling Deportivo La Coruna. Luis Enrique made five changes from the side who beat PSG 6-1, with the injured Neymar ruled out. Barca were below par, falling behind to a close-range Joselu finish. Luis Suarez equalised seconds ...

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La Liga: Ramos sends Real Madrid back to top spot

Sergio Ramos has scored 10 goals this season, including a point-saver against Barcelona at the Nou Camp in December (Image credit: AFP)

Sergio Ramos headed a late winner as Real Madrid recovered from a howler by keeper Keylor Navas to beat 10-man Real Betis 2-1 to go top of La Liga. Navas escaped a red card for fouling Darko Brasanac, then spilled Antonio Sanabria’s shot into his own net. Cristiano Ronaldo headed Madrid level from a Marcelo cross before half-time. Betis defender ...

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La Liga: Barcelona back on top after thumping Celta Vigo


Lionel Messi scored two superb individual goals as Barcelona produced an archetypal display to see off Celta Vigo and return to the top of La Liga. Outbound coach Luis Enrique watched his Barca run Celta ragged with great interplay in attack and high pressing. Messi made it 1-0 when he ran 45 yards and slotted in, before Neymar scored with ...

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La Liga: Real Madrid back to winning ways at Eibar


Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid overcame the absence of injured Cristiano Ronaldo and suspended Gareth Bale to beat Eibar. The striker scored from a rebound after Yoel had saved his initial effort and then turned home James Rodriguez’s free-kick to double Real’s lead. Benzema set up the third with a cross which Rodriguez slid home over Yoel. Marco ...

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Thomas Partey Impresses as Atletico Draw in La Liga

Ghana international Thomas Partey

Ghana international Thomas Partey completed 90 minutes of action for the first time this season for club side Atletico Madrid in their Spanish La Liga game against Deportivo La Coruna. Partey, who recently returned to the club after representing the Black Stars at the just ended AFCON, put in a master class midfield performance on the night, as his side ...

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Torres ‘lucid and conscious’ after after head injury in Atletico draw

Fernando Torres has scored five goals for Atletico this season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid say striker Fernando Torres is “stable, conscious and lucid” in hospital after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Deportivo. The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker fell heavily in an 85th-minute aerial challenge with Alex Bergantinos. The Spain international, 32, will have more tests on Friday, but Atletico confirmed scans showed he has “no traumatic alterations or ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng scores to help Las Palmas frustrate Real Madrid

Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng

Suspended Ghana international Kevin-Boateng scored to inspire Las Palmas and frustrate Real Madrid to a 3-3 draw in front of their home fans on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old scored from a Jonathan Viera assist in the 59th minute to put the Canaries into a 3-1 lead before Cristiano Ronaldo conjured a magic to score two late goals to end the ...

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