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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

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As the Portuguese returned to the summit of world football on Monday with his third Golden Ball victory, Goal takes a look at his long and arduous road to the top.

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Ronaldo is undoubtedly the world's best footballer at the moment, but his cabinet of team trophies may never do justice to his individual brilliance.

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The Red Devils fell to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Southampton at Old Trafford on Sunday, though there were wins for Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

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Former Premier League official Mark Halsey believes the Frenchman could be damaging his reputation following another incident off the ball in Arsenal's win over Stoke.

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The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Southampton on Sunday, and the Dutchman now has an identical record to his predecessor with 37 points from 21 Premier League games.

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With this year's winner set to be announced in Zurich on Monday, Goal takes an in-depth look at the three contenders and their amazing statistics during the voting period.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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After a troubled week for Barcelona, Leo helped out his boss in their best performance of the season against a tough Atletico Madrid side

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The French midfielder opened the scoring before Miguel Britos leveled the scoreline, but second-half strikes from Martin Caceres and Arturo Vidal secured all three points.

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COMMENT: The legendary Italian scored a stunning acrobatic goal before celebrating by taking a selfie; he is now the most prolific marksman in the history of the Rome derby.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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The Welshman was back on form for Real Madrid and scored a brilliant free kick, but irked the Golden Ball contender as he failed to square the ball late on

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Soccer's most prestigious individual award needs to recognize outstanding contributions in a calendar year — and not be turned into a tacky popularity contest.

Friday, January 9, 2015

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The former Chelsea star was thought to be heading to NYCFC but instead will stay at Manchester City in what has become a black eye for all involved.

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The 18-year-old has been a highly regarded prospect since the age of 13, but after a year that saw him make his pro and U.S. national team debuts, he is ready to break out.

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The Switzerland star never fully delivered on his early promise at the Allianz Arena - but Pep Guardiola could rue his lack of faith in the forward.

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Alexis Sanchez has carried his side's Champions League hopes almost single-handedly this season - can the England international help the Gunners into the top four again?