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An honour to face Madrid in Super Cup – Mourinho

One of the perks of winning the Europa League is a single 90 minute match with yet another major trophy at stake, and Jose Mourinho is looking forward to the privilege of facing old club Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Not only will the clash represent the Portuguese tactician’s first crack at Los

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Football Week in Quotes

“I’ve always said that to compare Messi with the rest is like comparing a great policeman to Batman.” Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli praises Lionel Messi in an interview with beIN Sports Spain “She is a world-class player and one of the most respected players in the U.S. Her determination and character will make a big

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Benítez looks like a good solution to me – Del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque feels that Rafa Benítez would be the right man to take over as Real Madrid’s manager. “The arrival of Benítez looks like a good solution to me, as he knows his stuff and will try to make Real Madrid better. I met him years ago; he had the idea to become a

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Berlin or bust for Real Madrid

Real Madrid are one game away from the Champions League final and giving themselves a real opportunity of being the first ever team to retain the title. They will face a Juventus side that travel to the Bernabéu with a goal advantage and their chests puffed up after recently having defended their Serie A title.

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City hold talks with Juventus star Pogba

City’s representatives travelled to Turin to speak to the France international over a potential transfer to the Etihad Stadium. However, dethroned Premier League champions City face stiff competition as the 22-year-old has also been linked with Paris St Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and former club Manchester United. United signed Pogba from Le Havre in 2009

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Henry blasts Hernandez celebration

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has lashed out at Javier Hernandez, for celebrating without acknowledging Cristiano Ronaldo, who set him up in the box for the winning goal that put Real Madrid into the Champions league semis, last night. Hernandez struck an 88th-minute winner as Real Madrid beat their Madrid rivals 1-0 to secure their place

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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling to Juventus?

Gather round, children, gather round as the Mill is older than you think and wants your company on a journey back to a simpler time in English football. The year is 1996 and Arsène Wenger is speaking on an oversized mobile phone from a Japanese hotel room. The then Arsenal vice-chairman, David Dein, is a

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Bayern not looking past Porto – Pep Guardiola

It has not been the easiest of weeks for Pep Guardiola. After the very public falling-out with Bayern Munich’s feted club doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, following the 3-1 defeat against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last week the Spaniard has found his position under greater scrutiny than at any other time since his

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Bale, Modric, set to miss decider against Atletico?

Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid with a calf injury. The Wales forward, 25, was substituted with the problem after just five minutes of Real’s 3-1 home victory over Malaga on Saturday. “Bale has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in his left soleus. His

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Suárez, the big-game specialist

Although the signing of Luis Suárez was welcomed by the majority of Barcelona fans, many also threw up their hands when they found out he had cost over €81 million. However, more than six months later there is no doubt the Uruguayan was worth every penny and all the supporters are more than satisfied with

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RONALDO CRISTIANO: The Stuff Of Legends

“What more can I say about Cristiano?” Even Carlo Ancelotti is at a loss for words to describe his star player, who has written yet another record-breaking chapter in his life as a Real Madrid marksman. In the game against Granada, the Portuguese scored five goals – something he had never before achieved as a

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Spain’s Club-obsessed press ignores the national team

The front cover of Spain’s leading sports paper, last Sunday featured Gareth Bale of Wales. Page 2: Bale. Page 3: Bale. Page 4 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal. Plus a bit of Lucas Silva, Brazil. Page 5: Luka Modric, Croatia. Toni Kroos, Germany. And Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema, France (neither of whom played). Page 6: Marcos

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Barcelona storm league top-rung

Barcelona moved to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November as Lionel Messi struck his 32nd hat-trick for the club in a 6-1 thrashing of ten-man Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday handed Barça the chance to overtake the European champions, and Luis

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ZIDANE IN HOT WATER

The debate over Zidane's coaching credentials has taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks. On 30th August, MARCA reported that the RFEF Coaches' Committee intended to monitor the situation with the Frenchman following a complaint filed by the schools director of the Centro Nacional de Formación de Entrenadores (National Coaches' Training Centre, CENAFE).

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