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Missed out on football over the weekend? We give you a quick glimpse of the top moments that took the headlines in the world of football


10. Rivaldo announces retirement

"The veteran, currently 41, finally called time on his playing career, insisting it was a 'miracle' that he was able to reach the heady heights on Barcelona and AC Milan. He also won the World Cup with Brazil, scoring 34 times in 74 appearances. In other news involving football legends, former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona was arrested for an altercation with a photographer in north London."
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9. Messi becomes Barcelona's all-time leading scorer

"The prolific Argentinian forward has erased Paulino Alcantara's name from the record books following his two goals against Osasuna, which took his tally to 370. The Catalans romped to a 7-0 victory to stay third in La Liga, four points behind leaders Real Madrid."
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8. Urawa Reds to play behind closed doors after racism scandal

"The J-League side have been hit with a hefty punishment after a banner reading 'JAPANESE ONLY' was hung next to a Japanese flag in the concourse of Saitama Stadium. Club chairman Keizo Fuchita has also taken a 20% pay cut for next three months as a sign of apology."
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7. Bayern pounce as Dortmund slip

"The Bundesliga leaders pulled a massive 23 points clear after they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1, while second-placed Borussia Dortmund fell by the same scoreline to Borussia Monchengladbach at home. Mario Mandzukic and Bastian Schweinsteiger put the Bavarians in cruise control and they comdfortably saw out the game despite Stefan Kiessling's late goal."
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6. Real maintain lead in Spain

"The La Liga leaders edged Malaga 1-0 in an away victory through Cristiano Ronaldo's (who else?) strike midway through the half to take home three crucial points. They now top the table on 70 with 28 games played, three ahead of rivals Atletico, who won 1-0 at home as well against Espanyol.  "
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5. DPMM cruise past Home United

"The Protectors were touted as serious title contenders for the 2014 S.League crown but the Bruneian side showed them up and sent out a message with a 3-0 victory. Roy O'Donovan got his first goals in a DPMM shirt with a brace and Rodrigo Tosi added his third in as many games to seal a comfortable triumph."
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4. Arsenal edge Spurs in North London derby

"Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky struck a rocket in just the second minute to pour more misery on Tim Sherwood's men, as the Gunners moved level on points with second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League."
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3. LionsXII crash in Sarawak

"The Malaysia Super League champions failed to bounce back from last weekend's 2-1 home loss to Kelantan FA as they went down 3-1 in Kuching. Suppiah Chanturu's brace sandwiched Nazrul Nazari's equaliser in the first half and Rashid Aya sealed victory in the second period."
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2. Liverpool sweep Manchester United aside at Old Trafford

"The season just continues to get worse for the Red Devils, who fell to a sorry 3-0 defeat at home against their bitter rivals. A silly handball from Rafael gave Steven Gerrard the chance to score from the spot and the Reds captain repeated the trick 20 seconds after the break after a Phil Jones foul. Nemanja Vidic saw red and Luis Suarez added a third late on to compound the misery."
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1. Villa stun nine-man Chelsea

"Touted as title contenders in recent weeks, the Blues crashed 1-0 at Villa Park to extend Jose Mourinho's record of having never won there. The Portuguese saw red, along with Willian and Ramires as Fabian Delph's superb back-flicked goal gave the hosts a shock victory and blew the Premier League title race wide open."
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