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Barcelona sign Gerardo Martino as new coach

Gerardo Martino

Argentine coach Gerardo Martino has been named as Barcelona's new boss on a two-year deal, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

Manchester United make third bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas.

Chris Bascombe Manchester United will further test Barcelona's resolve to keep Cesc Fabregas by increasing their bid to £35 million ($A59 million) for the midfielder.

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Bayern blast four past Barcelona

Thomas Mueller.

Ryland James Bayern Munich are on the verge of their third Champions League final in four years after routing Barcelona 4-0 in Tuesday's semi-final, first leg.

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Messi hits 300th Barcelona goal in win over Granada

Lionel Messi celebrates.

Kieran Canning Lionel Messi scores his 300th Barcelona goal as the league leaders come from a goal down to beat Granada 2-1 at Nuevo Los Carmenes.

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AC Milan stun Barcelona in Champions League

AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng, left, celebrates with teammate Philippe Mexes, of France, after scoring during their?Champions League round of 16, first leg soccer match, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

Barcelona’s hopes of winning the Champions League for the fourth time in eight seasons are hanging by a thread after a 2-0 defeat to AC Milan on Wednesday, while Galatasaray and Schalke played out an...

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Late strike earns PSG draw with Barcelona

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the Champions League quarter-final football match between PSG and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 2, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

PARIS: Blaise Matuidi's goal deep in stoppage time earned Paris Saint Germain a deserved 2-2 draw in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona at Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

Chelsea banking on Barcelona fatigue

Rob Woollard Chelsea is bracing for a Barcelona onslaught tomorrow as the wounded Catalans bid to recover from domestic disappointment by reaching its third Champions League final in four seasons.

Milan veterans frustrate Barcelona in first leg

Pirate Irwin A superb defensive display by AC Milan saw it draw 0-0 with holder Barcelona yesterday, while four-time winner Bayern Munich took a giant step towards the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-0 away...

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Ronaldo's goal in El Clasico ends Barcelona's hold over Real Madrid

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Dermot Ledwith Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 54th goal of the season as Real Madrid moved closer to the La Liga title with a 2-1 win at Barcelona that stretched their lead to seven points with just four games left.

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Abidal victim of Twitter cancer hoax

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Matt Bungard Former Barcelona star Eric Abidal was the victim of an ugly Twitter rumour on Friday, as ‘news’ spread that the footballer’s cancer had returned and he was retiring from football.

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A-League: Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar

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Shane Brady Live coverage as Sydney FC host runaway leaders the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium.

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

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Teo Pellizzeri Live coverage of the clash between old foes Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United FC from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Man Utd bid for Barca’s Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas

Manchester United, in Australia ahead of their A-League All Stars clash, have made a STG25 million ($A41.

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Moyes will target Bale after chase for Fabregas

Barcelona's  Cesc Fabregas celebrates his goal against Real Madrid  during their match Spanish first division soccer match, the

Mark Ogden Manchester United are aiming to secure the £26 million ($43.3 million) signing of Cesc Fabregas in the coming days before making an audacious attempt to lure Gareth Bale to Old Trafford.

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United step up bid for Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas

Manchester United manager David Moyes on Monday revealed he has stepped up his pursuit of Cesc Fabregas after making a second bid for the Barcelona midfielder.

De Gea backs bid to lure Barca star back to EPL

Cesc Fabregas

Dominic Bossi Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has thrown his support behind the club's audacious bid to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and believes that his Spanish national teammate will have a...

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Traore may be answer to Osieck's back line puzzle

Adama Traore

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck admits he is yet to find a solution for the perennial problem spot of left-back and says he would consider Melbourne Victory's Adama Traore if he can get citizenship in...

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Inspired Brazil see off Italy

An inspired second-half showing from Brazil earned the Confederations Cup hosts a 4-2 win over Italy in Salvador on Saturday to win Group A and avoid a potential semi-final meeting with Spain.

Chelsea fail in second bid for Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have rejected a second bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for unsettled England forward Wayne Rooney, United confirmed on Monday.

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Arsenal handed tough Champions League play-off tie

Arsene Wenger

English Premier League side Arsenal were handed a tricky tie against Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-off round after the draw was made on Friday at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon.