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La Liga round-up: Villarreal, Las Palmas, Sevilla pick up wins


Cedric Bakambu scored two goals as Villarreal claimed a comfortable 3-0 home victory over struggling Alaves on Sunday. The Congolese striker fired Victor Ruiz’s assist into the bottom corner just after the half-hour mark and Carlos Bacca added a close-range second seven minutes after the break. Bakambu completed his double 10 minutes later thanks to Samu Castillejo’s well-placed through ball ...

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Messi goes past 50 goals this season as Barcelona beat Villareal

Lionel Messi is the first player from the top five European leagues (Spain, England, Italy, Germany, France) to reach 50 goals this season in all competitions (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season as Barcelona beat Villarreal to temporarily move three points clear at the top of La Liga. Real Madrid later restored parity with a 4-0 win over Tony Adams’ Granada. Barca went ahead when Neymar finished off a fine team move by scoring from close range after Messi’s pass. Villarreal ...

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Round of 32: hat-tricks for Džeko and Ibrahimović

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The UEFA Europa League resumed with a bang for Edin Džeko and Zlatan Ibrahimović as they both scored hat-tricks in handsome round of 32 first-leg wins for their respective sides. Roma and Rostov record 4-0 first-leg wins in the round of 32 Edin Džeko scores a hat-trick in the Giallorossi’s emphatic defeat of Villarreal Zlatan Ibrahimović on target three times ...

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Liverpool ease through to Europa League final

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Second-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana take Liverpool into final Reds through to fourth decider having lifted the trophy in 1973, 1976 and 2001 Villarreal’s first-leg lead wiped out inside seven minutes by Bruno Soriano own goal Villarreal comeback hopes end with Víctor Ruiz’s dismissal on 71 minutes The winner will face holders Sevilla in the final in ...

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Klopp tells Liverpool to go at Villareal

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The pressure is on Liverpool after Villarreal snatched a late win last week in the first leg of a semi-final tie that concludes at Anfield – not that you would know it listening to Jürgen Klopp. Substitute Adrián López’s late goal won first leg at the last for Villarreal The Spanish side are on a club record 12-match unbeaten run ...

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Villarreal strike late to thwart Liverpool in Europa League

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Substitute Adrián López wins it at the last as Villarreal put on late rally Cédric Bakambu earlier hit post and had late effort saved superbly Roberto Firmino has low shot pushed on to upright for Liverpool Villarreal end Liverpool’s unblemished run; Yellow Submarine now unbeaten in 12 Second leg takes place next Thursday, with the final in Basel on 18 ...

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Real Madrid stroll past Villareal


Real Madrid kept up the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 3-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday night. Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Real in the first half, before Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric secured the three points after break. The result keeps Zinedine Zidane’s side a point behind leaders Barcelona and second-placed Atletico, ...

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Europa League: Liverpool face Villarreal in the semi-finals

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Liverpool will play Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals. The Reds’ reward for Thursday’s dramatic victory over Borussia Dortmund is a trip to Spain for the first leg on 28 April, with the return at Anfield on 5 May. In the other semi-final, Spanish side Sevilla, who are looking to win the competition for the third successive year, face Ukraine’s ...

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Soldado strike sinks Madrid

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Roberto Soldado’s early strike against his former side gave Villarreal a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid, who fell to a third La Liga defeat on Sunday. Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale were both absent from Tuesday’s 8-0 mauling of Malmo in the Champions League, but the defender was fit enough to replace Nacho after he recovered from a shoulder complaint, ...

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