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Ramos heads Real Madrid to Clasico victory

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

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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

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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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Mesut Ozil joins Arsenal from Real Madrid

Arsene Wenger and Mesut Ozil.

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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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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Portuguese men at war: Spurs coach lifts lid on Mourinho rift

Jim White Andre Villas-Boas says former mentor Jose Mourinho tried to block his progress as a coach and that they have not spoken in four years.

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

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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".

City stares at second early exit from Champions League

Chris Wright Manchester City's first tilt at Champions League glory ended in a heartbreaking group stage exit a year ago from a tough group - though the club then went on to lift the English Premier League crown.

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Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta up for award

Sao Paulo Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or.

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De Vanna tweets up a storm

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David Polkinghorne An accusation from Perth Glory playmaker Lisa De Vanna has erupted in a Twitter war.

Messi's Barca brace breaks calendar record

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Dermot Ledwith MADRID: Lionel Messi surpassed Gerd Mueller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year with a first-half double that helped his side to an important 2-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday.

Glory courted by England veteran Owen

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Michael Owen of Stoke City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


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PERTH GLORY have their sights set on bringing star English striker Michael Owen to the A-League club.

Ronaldo and Iniesta are greats, but Messi's outrageous skill puts him in a league of his own

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Paul Hayward Lionel Messi is monopolising the world-player-of-the-year title the way his feet dominate the ball. The little maestro's magnetism has kept the prize in his possession for a fourth consecutive year.

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Beckham to Chelsea -- Brooklyn, that is

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David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn has had a trial with Premier League giants Chelsea, according to reports in the British media on Wednesday.

Man Utd defend spate of new sponsors

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Tottenham Hotspur clashes with Luis Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on January 20, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Premier League giants Manchester United have dismissed suggestions they have diluted their brand by announcing a glut of new sponsorship deals.

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Messi, Ronaldo in La Liga goal fest

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates a goal with teammate Mesut Ozil.

Dermot Ledwith Lionel Messi hits four and Cristiano Ronaldo a hat-trick as Barcelona and Real Madrid enjoy respective 5-1 and 4-0 victories over Osasuna and Getafe.