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Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies aged 45

Tim Hanlon Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died aged 45 following a battle with cancer that forced him to stand down at the end of last season, the club announced on Friday.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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Giggs is the right man to turn United around

Next in line: interim Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs, right, speaks with his predecessor David Moyes.

Michael Owen Every top manager in the world will be linked with the Manchester United job over the next few weeks, but it could be the most obvious choice is already in place: Ryan Giggs.

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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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Manchester United manager David Moyes ready for the school of hard knocks

David Moyes

Henry Winter David Moyes believes Manchester United may suffer more defeats like the 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City and that he will continue "to take the punches" as he changes a team in "transition".

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Canberra stars hoping to shine

David Polkinghorne The 2013-2014 A-League season has three very different meanings for its three Canberrans, writes David Polkinghorne.

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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.

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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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Lionel Messi hat-trick sweeps Ajax aside as Chelsea suffer shock loss

Lionel Messi.

Barnaby Chesterman Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

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Swansea stun Valencia, Spurs ease to victory

Miguel Michu.

Andy Scott Swansea City produced a remarkable performance on their Europa League debut to thump Valencia 3-0 in Spain on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur also got their campaign off to a winning start.

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Pellegrini enjoys calm before derby mayhem

Wayne Rooney

Mark Ogden Manuel Pellegrini has been able to wander freely through Manchester this week, sharing jokes with blues and reds, as he prepares for his first derby.

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'I'm no ball hog' says Messi

Lionel Messi.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says he is not a ball hog in an interview published Tuesday, a day after he picked up a Golden Boot award for scoring 50 goals last season.