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Barca look to get back on title track – Real eye club record of 35 games unbeaten against Deportivo

BARCELONA, Dec 8, (RTRS): Champions Barcelona are aiming for a first win in four league games, at strugglers Osasuna on Saturday, after thrashing Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 in the Champions League in midweek. Consecutive draws with Malaga, Real Sociedad and Real Madrid leave Barca six points behind Zinedine Zidane’s La Liga …

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Dortmund’s hot-shots eye goal record at Real Madrid – Porto, Sevilla hunt final knockout berths

BERLIN, Dec 6, (AFP): Borussia Dortmund can set a new Champions League goal record at Real Madrid on Wednesday if the likes of Marco Reus, Ousmane Dembele or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score at the Bernabeu. Dortmund arrive in Madrid just one shy of the 20-goal record three teams — Manchester United, …

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Real, Barca draw in thrilling El Clasico – Ramos stoppage-time equaliser maintains Los Blancos six-point lead

BARCELONA, Dec 3, (AFP): Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid’s six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Saturday’s El Clasico. Luis Suarez looked to have breathed new life into the title race when he headed home the …

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Juve pack defence for Atalanta – Fear, loathing in Rome as derby day approaches

MILAN, Dec 2, (AFP): Embattled Juventus could look to repel the threat of a shock upset to Atalanta on Saturday by deploying a makeshift, four-man defence as injuries continue to pile up for the Turin giants. Still considered favourites to secure a record sixth consecutive scudetto, according to ex-boss Marcello …

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2-year jail for Neymar sought – Alleged corruption practices

MADRID, Nov 23, (AFP): Spanish prosecutors recommended that Brazilian star Neymar be handed a two-year jail sentence and a fine of 10 million euros ($10.6 million) for alleged corrupt practices in his transfer to Barcelona, a court filing revealed on Wednesday. Prosecutors are also seeking a five-year sentence for former …

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Ronaldo hat-trick downs Atletico, extends Real lead – Portuguese goes level with Messi and Suarez on eight goals

BARCELONA, Nov 20, (RTRS): Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Atletico Madrid fans will have bitter memories of the last local derby at the Vicente Calderon stadium by scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win for La Liga leaders Real Madrid on Saturday. Ronaldo’s deflected free kick put Real in charge in the …

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Costa sends Chelsea top – Record 6th straight win

MIDDLESBROUGH, United Kingdom, Nov 20, (AFP): Diego Costa scored his 10th goal of the season as Chelsea won 1-0 at Middlesbrough to record a sixth consecutive victory and take over at the Premier League summit. Costa struck for the third straight game with half-time approaching as Antonio Conte’s side underlined …

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Messi magic, Argentina down Colombia – Brazil notch 6th consecutive win; Chile beat Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 16, (AFP): Lionel Messi produced a magical display to get Argentina’s World Cup qualification back on track Tuesday as Brazil notched their sixth consecutive victory to put one foot in the 2018 finals in Russia. Messi curled home a stunning 30-yard free-kick and set up goals for Lucas …

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Japan pip Saudi 2-1 to boost WC hopes; Qatar hold China – UAE beat Iraq; Australia, Thailand draw

KUNMING, China, Nov 15, (AFP): Marcello Lippi’s dreams of taking China to the next World Cup received a reality check on Tuesday, while Asian champions Australia were made to sweat in a near-nightmare in Bangkok. China’s 0-0 draw with Qatar did nothing to boost their dwindling hopes of reaching Russia …

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Belgium rampant, Portugal survive scare – Depay saves Dutch

PARIS, Nov 14, (AFP): Belgium hammered Estonia 8-1 to go clear in Group H, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal survived a scare before overcoming Latvia 4-1 in World Cup qualifying on Sunday. There were braces from Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens as Belgium ran rampant with further goals …

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