Spain

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Carlo Ancelotti's men kicked off their Liga campaign with an underwhelming win at home to Cordoba and a massive improvement will be required if they are to triumph at the Anoeta

Friday, August 29, 2014

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The Spanish striker has been charged with the responsibility of filling the void left by Mario Balotelli at San Siro, after being deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

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Ahead of Sunday's trip to Villarreal, Ivan Rakitic is not getting carried away by Barcelona's winning start to the Liga campaign.

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La Roja is bidding to bounce back from World Cup humiliation with a fresh bunch of players, with Vicente del Bosque hoping they can inject some energy into his team.

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The experienced midfielder has stressed that his transfer is not related to the signing of the Germany international, insisting it was his decision to depart the Santiago Bernabeu.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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The striker's wages had threatened to provide a stumbling block but both clubs are working closely with the player to smooth his exit from Stamford Bridge

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The 29-year-old struggled at this summer's World Cup in Brazil and the Ballon d'Or winner has confessed that he paid the price for giving his all for his club.

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Very few European giants are likely to suffer shock elimination as the selection had a very familiar feel, with regular foes meeting once again in the group stage.

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The reigning champion discovered who it will face in the group stages on Thursday, with other top ties including Arsenal-Dortmund, Bayern-Man City and Atletico Madrid-Juventus.

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The Real Madrid star has been voted as the top performer in 2013-14 ahead of Bayern Munich pair and fellow nominees Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben

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The center back has nothing but praise for the creative attacker and has insisted that Bayern wants to win as much silverware as possible this term.

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The Portugal international has laughed off suggestions that he does not get along with the prolific Argentine after years of going head-to-head in La Liga.

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The Spaniard will be monitored by the Blues' medical staff to determine the extent of the problem, and no decision has yet been made on whether he will feature against Everton.

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The experienced midfielder is set to continue his career with the Bundesliga champion after losing his starting berth at Madrid and will undergo a medical imminently.

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The Old Trafford side needs defenders and midfielders and already has Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata - but the Argentine puts that impressive trio in the shade.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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The Italians conceded three goals in 13 minutes thanks to a handful of errors which saw them lose out on a group-stage place to Athletic Bilbao.

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Arsenal, Zenit and Athletic Bilbao are among the big names to confirm their place in the draw at the playoff stage after an intriguing week of Champions League football.