Suarez offers Barcelona something different – Pique


Gerard Pique has claimed Luis Suarez offers the “opposite” to Barcelona’s trademark style. Uruguayan striker Suarez is eligible to make his belated Barcelona debut this weekend in El Clasico against Real Madrid, live on Sky Sports 5 on Saturday evening, following the expiration of his ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Suarez was signed from Liverpool amid the ...

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Real Madrid boss Ancelotti may return to English football


Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled out a return to English football should he leave the Bernabéu before he retires. The former Chelsea boss, who won the Premier League and FA Cup in his first year in charge at Stamford Bridge in 2010, takes the European Champions to Liverpool on Wednesday night. But despite delivering Chelsea’s first ever ...

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More woe for Real Sociedad as Getafe win 2-1


Real Sociedad’s nightmare start to the season continued on Monday night as Abdoul Yoda scored twice in the final stages to give Getafe a 2-1 away win. It seemed like Pablo Hervais’ 82nd minute goal was going to give Sociedad their second win of the season, but Yoda had other ideas. He levelled in the final seconds of the 90 ...

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Levante sack coach Mendilibar after two months in charge


La Liga strugglers Levante have sacked coach Jose Luis Mendilibar after just two months in charge following their 5-0 thrashing against Real Madrid on Saturday. “Levante’s board of directors have held an extraordinary meeting and decided to rescind the contract of Jose Luis Mendilibar,” said a statement on the club’s website. The 53-year-old managed just one win in eight games ...

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I thought I had blown Barcelona move – Luis Suarez


Luis Suarez has revealed he thought he had blown his chance of joining Barcelona after his infamous bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. The Uruguayan was banned for four months from all football activity following his bite on Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy at this summer’s finals in Brazil. In the wake of the ban Suarez’s ...

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Deportivo end their winless run with win over Valencia.


Deportivo La Coruna ended their winless run in style with a 3-0 home win over high-flying Valencia. Victor Fernandez’s men had taken just four points from their first seven La Liga matches, losing four games in a row, while the visitors had not been beaten, winning six already. The Riazor, though, was celebrating again as an own goal from Valencia ...

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Bacca and Gameiro net in Sevilla’s 2-0 win at Elche


Second half goals from Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro saw Sevilla take all three points from a testing trip to Elche to go second in the Primera Division. Unai Emery’s men managed just three shots on target all game against a determined Elche side but took the lead just before the hour mark, Bacca knocking a rebound over the line ...

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Villarreal beat Almeria 2-0 to move up to sixth place


Ikechukwu Uche scored both goals as Villarreal comfortably beat Almeria 2-0 to move up to sixth place in the Primera Division. The Nigerian forward had not scored in the league since the opening day of the season but struck either side of half-time to see off Francisco Rodriguez’s side, who matched the hosts for possession but lacked the same deadliness ...

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Atletico Madrid get back on track with win over Espanyol


Atletico Madrid got their Primera Division season back on track with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol on Sunday. Atletico lost 3-1 at Valencia before the international break to leave the defending Primera Division champions in fifth place, but goals from Tiago and Mario Suarez ensured they returned to winning ways. The victory saw Atletico move up to fifth with 17 ...

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Inter Milan held by Napoli in 2-2 draw


A late flurry of goals at San Siro saw Inter Milan and Napoli share the points from a 2-2 Serie A draw. Both Inter coach Walter Mazzarri and Napoli boss Rafael Benitez were challenging their former clubs with a certain amount of pressure on their shoulders following sluggish starts to the season. And there was anxious stalemate in Milan until ...

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