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Mesut Ozil joins Arsenal from Real Madrid

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger finally joined the big league of European spending when he obliterated Arsenal's transfer record with the £42 million signing of Mesut Ozil.

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Ramos heads Real Madrid to Clasico victory

Sergio Ramos.

Kieran Canning Barcelona's recent slump continued as Sergio Ramos' header nine minutes from time handed Real Madrid a 2-1 success for their second win over the Catalans in five days Saturday.

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Real Madrid beat Galatasaray in Champions League quarter-final

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Real Madrid swept to a 3-0 victory over Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

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Mourinho to leave Real Madrid next month

Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after a turbulent three-year spell in charge of the Spanish giants, club president Florentino Perez confirmed on Monday.

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Gareth Bale tells Villas-Boas he wants to accept record deal at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale's departure from Tottenham Hotspur looked increasingly likely on Wednesday night after it emerged that he had told manager Andre -Villas-Boas he wanted to join Real Madrid.

Real Madrid cool on Bale, Manchester United remain in picture

Gareth Bale

Pete Jenson and Mark Ogden Real Madrid's interest in Gareth Bale appears to be cooling after head coach Carlo Ancelotti told club president Florentino Perez that he did not consider the Tottenham player integral to his plans...

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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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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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England's soft centre may yet melt World Cup hopes

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Alan Hansen Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is the biggest danger to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup on Tuesday as he is so well equipped to exploit the weak heart of the English defence.

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Panthers' bid for Wanderers demonstrates its potential

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Craig Foster Even rugby league diehards would have to admit Penrith Panthers' attempt to acquire the Wanderers is a demonstration of how far the dynamics of the two sports have altered.

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Cardiff stun Man City, Soldado sinks Swansea

Fraizer Campbell.

Tom Williams Cardiff City pulled off a major shock in their first top-flight home game for 51 years by stunning Manchester City 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Villas-Boas bracing for Bale exit

Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur manager expects negotiations to move on within the next 48 hours.

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Champions League draw: Bayern to face City, stiff test awaits Arsenal

Messi (L) and FC Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.

Andy Scott Reigning European champions Bayern Munich were paired with Manchester City for this season's Champions League group stage, while the draw was particularly unkind for Arsenal and Celtic.

Real deal over the odds, claims Wenger

Gareth Bale

Jonathan Liew Arsene Wenger believes Real Madrid have overpaid for Gareth Bale.

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Arsenal finally raid piggy bank to win Ozil as EPL transfers set a record

Mesut Ozil

In a busy day of last-minute bargaining in the English Premier League, Arsenal pulled off a coup on Monday's transfer deadline day, smashing their transfer record by signing German playmaker Mesut...

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Ronaldo fury at Ozil's exit from Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pete Jenson Real Madrid's decision to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal has sparked a backlash from the Spanish club's most senior players.

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Messi spot-on as Argentina reach World Cup

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina booked their place at the World Cup with a 5-2 thrashing of Paraguay on Tuesday.

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Mesut Ozil: I would have come to Arsenal for nothing

Mesut Ozil.

Jeremy Wilson Mesut Ozil has complained that he was not afforded sufficient respect or trust at Real Madrid and said that he would have happily joined Arsenal to play under Arsene Wenger for nothing.

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Rooney returns to sink Palace, Everton stun Mourinho

Mesut Ozil.

Steven Griffiths Wayne Rooney returned to give Manchester United manager David Moyes his maiden win at Old Trafford as the champions beat Crystal Palace 2-0, while Jose Mourinho suffered the first Premier League...

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Ozil proves a weapon of precision for Arsenal

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Luke Edwards Even with a stomach bug, Mesut Ozil did enough on his Arsenal debut against Sunderland to send a shiver of fear through the rest of the Premier League.