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Xabi Alonso: Former Real Madrid star accused of tax fraud

The case dates back to 2010, when Mr Alonso was playing for Real Madrid (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso is facing a possible five-year jail term after Spanish authorities accused him of tax fraud. Prosecutors say he owes nearly €2m ($2.4m; £1.7m) in tax related to earnings from his image rights that he failed to declare. The income relates to the period from 2010 to 2012, when the former Spanish international ...

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Ronaldo scores 50th career hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Girona 6-3

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 37 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid this season, including 21 in his past 11 games (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Real Madrid beat Girona to move up to third in La Liga. Ronaldo converted Toni Kroos’ pass, but Cristhian Stuani’s header made it 1-1. Real retook the lead with a powerful strike from Ronaldo and he then set up Lucas Vazquez for the hosts’ third before completing his hat-trick. Stuani ...

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Champions League draw: Liverpool face Manchester City in quarter-finals

Manchester City have won one of the past seven Premier League games against Liverpool (Image credit: Reuters)

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-Premier League Champions League quarter-final. Runaway leaders City suffered their only defeat in the league this season at Liverpool on 14 January, while Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Reds 5-0 at Etihad Stadium last September. The first leg will take place at Anfield on 3-4 April, with the return the following week on ...

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UCL: Ronaldo on target as Real Madrid eliminate PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 times in his past nine games in all competitions for Real Madrid (Image credit: AFP)

European champions Real Madrid moved into the Champions League quarter-finals as they beat Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain at Parc des Princes. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the first leg at home, which Real won 3-1, and he headed in from Lucas Vazquez’s cross to extend Real’s lead in France. PSG had midfielder Marco Verratti sent off for two bookable ...

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Moreno goal for Espanyol beats Real Madrid

Real Madrid had been unbeaten in seven La Liga games - their best run of the season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gerard Moreno scored an injury-time winner as Espanyol beat Real Madrid for the first time in over a decade. Real had won five games in a row but rested Cristiano Ronaldo and were made to pay for a below-par performance. Espanyol probably edged the game and Moreno had a first-half goal ruled out for a marginal offside call. Real defender ...

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Asensio hits brace as Real Madrid edge Betis in thriller


Marco Asensio scored twice as Real Madrid beat Real Betis to secure a third successive victory. Zinedine Zidane’s side took the lead when Asensio nodded in, but Betis equalised through Aissa Mandi. Nacho’s own goal put Betis ahead at the break but Sergio Ramos, Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put the defending champions in control. Sergio Leon’s late goal ...

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UCL: Ronaldo double helps Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1


A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid come from behind to boost their hopes of a third straight Champions League crown during a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain. The Portuguese forward scored a late close-range strike after his penalty had cancelled out Adrien Rabiot’s opener at the end of a thrilling first half. Brazilian left-back Marcelo wrapped up the ...

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Bale scores twice for Real Madrid in Celta Vigo draw

These were Gareth Bale's first goals in La Liga since he scored in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Real Sociedad on 17 September (Image credit: AFP)

Wales forward Gareth Bale scored twice in his first La Liga start since 20 September as Real Madrid were held to a draw at Celta Vigo. Celta went ahead when ex-Liverpool striker Iago Aspas set up Daniel Wass, who lobbed goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Bale, who has had a calf injury this season, netted twice in three minutes after passes from ...

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo trains alone ahead of Clasico


Cristiano Ronaldo was again unable to take part in Real Madrid training on Thursday morning, just 48 hours before Saturday’s “must-win” Clasico at home to La Liga leaders Barcelona. Madrid, the reigning champions, go into the fixture 11 points behind Barca, although having played one game fewer, meaning they realistically need to win if they are to have any chance of retaining ...

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Bale goal sends Real Madrid into Club World Cup final

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Gareth Bale came off the bench to score Real Madrid’s winning goal with his first touch in their Fifa Club World Cup semi-final against Al Jazira. Bale, 28, scored moments after coming on for only his second appearance since suffering a calf injury in September. Al Jazira had taken a first-half lead through Brazilian forward Romarinho. Mbark Boussoufa then had ...

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