Spain

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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The former Valencia and Chelsea man has been told he will not form a part of Jose Mourinho's first team, but his high salary demands could prove a stumbling block.

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Following their run to European Championship glory with Portugal, the Blancos pairing resumed training with the UEFA Super Cup winner.

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The 31-year-old was forced off just 13 minutes after being substituted on and faces months on the sidelines and will have to undergo an operation on the injury.

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The Spain international yet again scored in a major showpiece final in Tuesday's Super Cup win over Sevilla and is quickly becoming the man for the big occasion.

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Luis Suarez top-scored last season but the Uruguayan will face stiff competition this term from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gonzalo Higu...

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A surprise selection in the starting lineup by Zinedine Zidane, the Mallorca-born midfielder lit up the UEFA Super Cup with a stunning strike as Los Blancos beat Sevilla.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal struck late to deny Jorge Sampaoli a winning start to his reign as Sevilla boss in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup.

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The centre-back was once again on hand to score a vital goal for Los Blancos and spoke of the spirit in their camp in the aftermath of the dramatic win.

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The coach was accosted by Marcelo during the chat with reporters, and saw his suit drenched as his charges enthusiastically celebrated last-gasp victory over Sevilla.

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Dani Carvajal's late solo effort lifted Real Madrid past Sevilla in the battle of the Champions League and Europa League winners.

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Dani Carvajal's brilliant late goal in extra time gives Zinedine Zidane's men another European trophy after a hard-fought encounter with Jorge Sampaoli's new side in Trondheim.

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The right back took a leaf out of Diego Maradona's book to cut Sevilla's back line to shreds, after Sergio Ramos had earlier kept Madrid in the game with a last-minute equalizer.

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Sevilla attacker Luciano Vietto has revealed that he opted against signing for Barcelona due to the stiff competitions for places.

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After two seasons in Serie A the forward is thrown straight back into action due to the absences of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, while Benzema starts from the bench.

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The Catalans have added Andre Gomes, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and Denis Suarez to their squad for the coming season, but the coach does not rule out more purchases

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After taking votes from the editors of all of Goal's European editions, we count down the top sides on the continent right now...

Monday, August 8, 2016

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Summer signings Andre Gomes, Lucas Digne and Samuel Umtiti all claimed vacant numbers, while the big stars kept their familiar shirts ahead of the start of the season.