La Liga

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, takes a look at the market for the winner of La Liga and finds Carlo Ancelotti's men to be the clear favorites ahead of Luis Garcia's side

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No team has successfully defended the continent's top prize since it was rebranded and restructured in 1992 - but the centre-back says Carlo Ancelotti's men intend to change that

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COMMENT: Carlo Ancelotti's side claimed the Super Cup on Tuesday, their third trophy in four since his arrival. But if all goes to plan, this will be just the start for the club

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The Wales winger supplied the assist for Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal in Cardiff and departed his home city with yet another trophy in the white of Real Madrid

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The Portuguese forward was in lethal form against Sevilla in Cardiff, scoring twice and showing little sign of the injuries which slowed him down at the World Cup

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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The left-back will become Brendan Rodgers's eighth summer signing after the Reds agreed a deal with the Primera Division side ahead of their Uefa Super Cup clash with Real Madrid

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The Portugal star defied concerns over his fitness by scoring both goals in the Uefa Super Cup final and his team-mate is confident it could be the start of a trophy clean sweep

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The Portuguese scored both of Real Madrid's goals in their Uefa Super Cup win over Sevilla on Tuesday and has now scored twice more than the Argentine in continental competitions

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Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo wrapped up the Uefa Super Cup, with the star forward netting one in either half to defeat Unai Emery's hardworking outfit

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The Real Madrid talisman played his first meaningful minutes of pre-season and starred as los Blancos overran Sevilla in Cardiff, comfortably outshining the new Galacticos

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Two goals from the Portugal captain sealed a comfortable victory for Carlo Ancelotti's side in Cardiff as Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez made their competitive debuts

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The French defender, who was unveiled by Olympiakos on Monday, hints that there was turbulence behind the scenes at Camp Nou about which nobody outside of the club knew

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Los Blancos' former goalkeeper believes that the Costa Rican World Cup star is a great addition to the squad and will push club captain Iker Casillas for his place

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The pair will complete their proposed moves to the Giuseppe Meazza if they are given the all-clear by doctors at the Clinica La Madonnina on Tuesday

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The Premier League outfit have agreed a fee for the Colombian, who has signed a four-year deal and only needs to pass a medical before moving from Elche

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The Portugal international has been beset by muscular problems since the tail end of last season but the Che boss fully expects the Ballon d'Or holder to feature in Cardiff

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The 22-year-old's enthusiasm has not been dampened by a turbulent and unsuccessful debut campaign at Camp Nou and expressed his pride at wearing the club colours

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La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides thinks La Real are capable of getting on the scoresheet, making the price of 10/11 for both teams to score look highly tempting