Spanish Debate

Friday, April 3, 2015

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COMMENT: The European champions no longer boast a core of homegrown players or footballers from La Roja and could start with only one first-choice footballer from Spain in 2015-16

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COMMENT: The former Lille boss could be forced out after a dismal run of results but his Partenopei counterpart is set to leave the San Paolo of his own accord

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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COMMENT: The Porto right-back was the Catalans' top target as a replacement for their veteran Brazil defender, but he has moved to their fiercest rivals instead

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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COMMENT: Vicente del Bosque's side produced a dismal display against an out-of-form Dutch team in Amsterdam and are unlikely to challenge for the Euros on this evidence

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COMMENT: Vicente del Bosque's side won the World Cup by beating the Dutch in South Africa in 2010 but were humbled by the men in orange in Brazil last summer

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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COMMENT: The 25-year-old winger has had a hard time following some poor performances with Real, but can boost his fragile confidence by beating Israel on Saturday

Friday, March 27, 2015

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COMMENT: The European champions failed to convince as they beat Ukraine by a single strike in Seville and are still struggling to forge an identity after World Cup failure

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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The Uruguayan striker hit the winner in the Catalans' 2-1 win over Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday as Luis Enrique's side stretched their lead to four points

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SPECIAL REPORT: The Madrid coach is on borrowed time, and only a major trophy will be enough to keep him in a job beyond this season

Monday, March 23, 2015

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COMMENT: The Uruguayan won the Clasico for Barcelona with a fine finish in the second half to cement his status at the Catalan club as a man for the big occasion

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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COMMENT: It's often argued that the Argentine attacker is superior to his great rival because of his God-given ability, but the Portuguese should be lauded for his dedication

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EXCLUSIVE: Goal asks Brazilian set-piece experts Marcos Assuncao and Rivaldo to discuss why the Portuguese has failed to net in more than 50 attempts since last April

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: The 25-year-old has been criticised for some selfish showings in recent times. Here, Goal asks former Spurs and Real boss Juande Ramos about his situation in Spain

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Real midfielder Esteban Granero believes his old club can upset the odds at Camp Nou despite disappointing results in the lead-up to the famous fixture

Friday, March 20, 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: The Real Madrid captain is out of sorts this season and his future is anything but certain. Can he get back to his best? Goal asks his former team-mate Jerzy Dudek

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Manuel Pellegrini's men were outclassed in all departments as they crashed out of the Champions League at Camp Nou and it is clear an ageing squad needs major surgery