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Barcelona beaten 3-2 by Valencia in rare home loss

Valencia inflicts Barcelona's first league loss at the Camp Nou since April 2012.

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Valencia stay on track for top-three spot

Madrid Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao all collected wins in La Liga on Sunday, providing crucial boosts ahead of their Europa League semi-finals involvement on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid talisman Arda sinks Juventus

Atletico Madrid's Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic (centre) vies with Juventus' defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Bearded talisman Arda Turan reignited Atletico Madrid's Champions League campaign.

Emery staying on as Valencia coach

Valencia's new sporting director Xabier Azkargorta says Unai Emery will remain as the Spanish club's coach.

Hull's new boys score but West Ham take a point

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A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday.

Man Utd reach agreement to sign Blind

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement to sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax.

Manchester United the big spenders on deadline day

Red devilled: Manchester United have beaten out rivals to win the signature of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Tom Williams Manchester United's mooted loan swoop for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and signing of Dutch defender Daley Blind was the headline news as the transfer deadline loomed closer for...

Loic Remy on target as France beat Spain

Julien Pretot New Chelsea signing Loic Remy grabbed the only goal as France squeezed past 2010 world champions Spain 1-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Five-goal Spain turn on style against Macedonia

Holders Spain kicked off their European Championship title defence in style after a cheeky Sergio Ramos penalty set up a 5-1 victory over Macedonia.

'It has been a very difficult start - but I will deliver': Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal

Gary Neville Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaks to Gary Neville about the philosophy he believes will transform the club, his tough opening to the season and winning the title back.

Manchester United draw with Sunderland

Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal (right) and  assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

Julian Guyer Manchester United have secured their first Premier League point under Louis van Gaal, but were still left searching for a first competitive win of the Dutchman's reign, after a 1-1 draw away to...

Wayne Rooney named Manchester United captain

Wayne Rooney has been named captain of Manchester United by new manager Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United names Wayne Rooney captain

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has given England striker Wayne Rooney the role of team captain and made Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher his vice-captain.

How every English Premier League club will rate this season

Can Manchester City relicate last season's success?

We look at Every English Premier League club's prospects for the 2014-15. Who they've signed and who they've released for the season, beginning Saturday August 16.

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Captain Wayne Rooney ready to lead Louis van Gaal's Manchester United revolution

Wayne Rooney

Timothy Abraham Wayne Rooney believes he is ready to play a lead role in Louis van Gaal's Manchester United revolution after being appointed as the team's new captain.

English Premier League preview: New signing Diego Costa gives Jose Mourinho's Chelsea the edge

Got their man: Chelsea's new signing Diego Costa with Chelsea teammates Gary Cahill and John Terry.

Henry Winter It began as a plan, became a chant and is now a reality that could define a classic Premier League season.

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Monaco beats Arsenal 1-0 in friendly

Radamel Falcao (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal.

LONDON- Radamel Falcao has scored his first goal since a six-month injury lay-off to earn Monaco a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Emirates Cup friendly tournament in London.

Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid chase Atletico

Tim Hanlon Real Madrid's rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looked to be back at his best as he scored at the start of each half to set up a 4-0 victory over lowly Osasuna and put the pressure back on La Liga leaders...

United start life under Giggs by thrashing Norwich

Kick start: Wayne Rooney scores a penalty in the first of four goals for Manchester United.

Toby Davis Manchester United ushered in a new era under interim manager Ryan Giggs with a 4-0 Premier League win over Norwich City on Saturday full of the verve and attacking intent often absent under the...

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Emotional Barcelona battle back

Lionel Messi grabbed the winner for Barcelona

Barcelona maintained their slight La Liga title hopes as they came from 2-0 down to beat Villarreal 3-2 on an emotionally-charged night at El Madrigal when players and fans remembered Tito Vilanova.