Frenkie De Jong Strikes Late for Barcelona After Real Madrid Pinned Back by Elche

Barcelona needed a late winner from Frenkie de Jong to edge past Alaves in La Liga on Sunday while Real Madrid gave hope to their title rivals by drawing 2-2 at home to Elche. De Jong’s 87th-minute winner at Mendizorrotza was the high-point of an otherwise uninspiring performance from Barca but it also secured a […]

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La Liga: Real Madrid Thwarted by Elche as Karim Benzema is Injured in Surprise Draw

Real Madrid gave hope to their title rivals on Sunday by drawing 2-2 at home to Elche. It could have been even worse for Madrid, who were two down with 11 minutes left yet managed to rescue a point thanks to a Luka Modric penalty and a 92nd-minute header from Eder Militao. Lucas Boye and […]

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Erling Haaland Unhappy About Pressure from Borussia Dortmund to Reveal His Future Plans

Tension is simmering between Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund with the star striker accusing his Bundesliga club of putting pressure on him to make a decision regarding his future. The 21-year-old has a Dortmund contract until 2024, but a release clause could see the Norwegian leave at the end of this season for around 80 […]

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund in Search of Consistency Against Freiburg

Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg, who face each other on Friday in the Bundesliga, could not be more different this season even though both are battling to stay in the top spots behind leaders Bayern Munich. Freiburg are the surprise package of the Bundesliga this season, having played a sensational first half of the campaign to […]

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Xavi Hernandez Says Barcelona ‘Heads Held High’ After Spanish Super Cup Clasico Defeat

Xavi Hernandez said his young Barcelona team could leave with their “heads held high”, despite losing to Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. Barca were beaten 3-2 after extra-time in Saudi Arabia to make it five consecutive Real Madrid victories in Clasico games. But Xavi’s side, who sit 17 […]

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Real Madrid Dominance Leaves Barcelona Hoping for Clasico Upset in Spanish Super Cup Semifinal

It is traditional to say there are no favourites in the Clasico but this time even Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was unable to keep up the pretence. For the past decade, there has been some justification in the usual platitudes, the assertion that games between Real Madrid and Barcelona have a rhythm unto themselves, […]

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Real Madrid, FC Barcelona Win Respective Matches to Make into Copa del Rey Last 16

Barcelona recovered from a goal down to defeat third-tier Linares 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Bitter rivals Real Madrid also made it through with a 3-1 win at another third-division team, Alcoyano. With veteran Dani Alves returning to the club, Barca were a goal down inside 19 […]

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La Liga: Real Madrid ‘Still on Holiday’ in Shock Getafe Defeat, Says Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti admitted Real Madrid were “still on holiday” as they suffered a shock 1-0 loss at relegation-battling Getafe in La Liga on Sunday. Madrid’s surprise defeat is their first in three months and gives fresh hope to the beleaguered chasing pack in Spain, after Eder Militao’s early error allowed Enes Unal to score the […]

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