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El Clasico date switched

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La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on 23 December at 1:00pm local time. The clash was expected to take place on 20 December as part of a full midweek round of fixtures before Spain’s winter break. However, given Real could feature in ...

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Trophies more important than star status at Real Madrid – Bale

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Gareth Bale says trophies mean more than star status as he prepares to defend the Champions League with Real Madrid. Bale has won three European titles since swapping Tottenham for Madrid in a world-record move four summers ago, scoring in the final in his first season and netting a penalty in the shoot-out victory over neighbours Atletico in 2016. A ...

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Malaga 1-3 Las Palmas: Loic Remy scores on debut

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Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored on his Las Palmas debut as they beat Malaga 3-1. The 30-year-old, who joined after leaving Stamford Bridge on a free transfer, wrapped up the visitors’ first win of the season as they climbed off the bottom of La Liga. Jonathan Calleri and Jonathan Viera also netted for Las Palmas with Diego Gonzalez’s equaliser ...

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Marcelo sent off as Levante hold Real Madrid at Bernabeu

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Real Madrid’s stuttering start to their La Liga defence continued, coming from behind to draw against Levante. The visitors took a shock lead through Ivi, who spun past Dani Carvajal in the area before slotting home. But Lucas Vazquez equalised from close range after Sergio Ramos’s header was saved by Raul Fernandez. Marcelo was dismissed for kicking out at Jefferson ...

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Man City ‘trying to cook the books’ with Girona loans – La Liga Boss

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Manchester City and Girona of trying to “cook the books” by undervaluing five players loaned from City to their Spanish stablemate this summer. Tebas made the comment to reporters at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, where he also accused City and Paris St Germain of gaining an advantage through their state-backed spending. He ...

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Real Madrid have ‘great goalkeeper’ in Navas – Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon believes Real Madrid have no need to try and lure David de Gea away from Manchester United because they already have a great goalkeeper in Keylor Navas. De Gea, who has just begun his seventh season at Old Trafford, has been consistently linked with a move back to his native Madrid and United are understood to have turned down ...

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La Liga president accuses PSG, Man City of ‘financial doping’

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City of “financial doping”. PSG shattered the world transfer record last month when they activated Neymar’s buy-out clause and paid £198m to buy the Brazilian from Barcelona, a payment which La Liga initially refused to accept. The Ligue 1 club have also agreed a season-long loan for Kylian Mbappe that ...

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Diego Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020

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Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid that keeps him at the club until 2020. The Argentine manager was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the league in 2014, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid. Simeone, who has won five trophies at ...

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Pele backs Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join PSG

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Pele has backed Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain as he thinks his compatriot had to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow. The Brazilian moved to the French capital for a world record £198m earlier this summer, breaking up the famous ‘MSN’ trio of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, which had helped the Catalan club achieve trophy-laden ...

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Barcelona pulled out of Jean Michael Seri transfer – Nice

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Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has claimed Barcelona pulled out of a move for Jean Michael Seri at the last minute. The Ivory Coast midfielder was a target for Barca during the summer window but ultimately stayed at Nice. Barcelona have been criticised for their summer activity, with former presidential candidate Agusti Benedito launching a vote of no confidence against the club’s ...

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