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Granada CF vs Real Sociedad preview - Arrasate focused on Granada test

Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 by PA

Jagoba Arrasate is trying not to think about the Copa del Rey as his Real Sociedad side prepare to face Granada in the Primera Division. The Basque side beat Algeciras 4-0 in midweek to progress to the last 16 5-1 on aggregate but it is not just in the cup where their form has been good. They have won three games in a row in La Liga and sit sixth heading into the weekend's fixtures, and a win ...Full Story »

Elche vs Malaga preview - Caballero issues rallying cry

Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 by PA

Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has called on his side to rediscover a winning mentality when they travel to Elche in the Primera Division on Friday night. Malaga have won just once in their last six games in all competitions to slip to 13th in the table, level on points with their opponents. They went out of the Copa del Rey to Osasuna in midweek and Caballero knows it is important to finis...Full Story »

Initial agreement on Iniesta's new deal

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Marca.com

Barcelona has reached an initial agreement with Spanish international Andres Iniesta to extend his contract with the club. The Catalan club believes a deal is now imminent. The contract now hinges on small details and the club publicly announcing the deal. Both Iniesta and Barca president, Sandro Rosell said some days ago that negotiations were going according to plan. The length of the play...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi making good progress in recovery from injury

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2013 by skysports.com

Lionel Messi: In line for a January return Lionel Messi is making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, Barcelona have announced. The Argentina forward is in Buenos Aires as he continues his rehabilitation from the injury which has kept him out for more than a month. Club doctor Richard Pruna and director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta have travelled to Argentina to check on his...Full Story »

Barcelona grants Neymar holiday leave to Brazil

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has revealed that Neymar has been sent on vacation to Brazil in order to give him some extra rest. The Brazil international endured a shortened summer break due to his participation at the Confederations Cup and Martino believes the attacker is in need of some extra time off after making 23 appearances to date in his debut European season. Neymar is suspended ...Full Story »

From Tottenham totem to Bale Madrid: The inside story of the biggest transfer in football history

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Gareth Bale had to wait until the final afternoon of the summer transfer window before he was finally able to sit in the boardroom at the Santiago Bernabeu, sign his six-year contract and become the most expensive player in history. The Welshman had earlier been introduced to his new supporters as he described his 100 million euro move from Tottenham as a "dream come true" against the backdrop ...Full Story »

Christmas comes early for Nicola

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Marca.com

PEPE PRESENTED A SIGNED SHIRT TO A CHILD WITH LEUKAEMIA AHEAD OF THE OSASUNA MATCH Saturday's Osasuna-Real Madrid match became an unforgettable event for Nicola, an eight year old boy from La Rioja whose dream to have a shirt signed by his favourite Real Madrid player came true. All thanks to Pepe. The Portuguese player topped it off by heading home the goal for the night's 2-2 result. Nicola ...Full Story »

Valladolid 3 : 0 Celta Vigo - Guerra gets three as Valladolid win

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by PA

Javi Guerra bagged a second-half hat-trick to guide Real Valladolid out of La Liga's bottom three after Celta Vigo were reduced to 10 men. Valladolid spent most of the first half on the back-foot, but once Charles Dias had been sent off early in the second half the hosts took control and Guerra's goals gave them a hugely important 3-0 win. The result sees Valladolid move to 16th place, two poi...Full Story »

Everton loanee Deulofeu out for 'a few weeks'

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Everton has confirmed Gerard Deulofeu is set to be out until 2014 with the hamstring injury he sustained on Saturday. The Barcelona loanee was taken off on a stretcher after pulling up in the second half of Everton's 4-1 win over Fulham. A statement on Everton's official website confirmed Deulofeu faces "a few weeks" on the sidelines, meaning he will miss a busy run of fixtures. "Scans have...Full Story »

Costa scores twice as Atletico Madrid keep pace with leaders Barcelona

Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 by Daylife.com

Atletico Madrid overcame a difficult first half to sweep to a 3-0 victory over Valencia and go level on points and goal difference with Barcelona at the top of the Primera Division.Diego Costa struck the opening goal on 59 minutes, and then Raul Garcia doubled the lead just moments after coming onto the pitch.Costa missed a penalty and then scored his second attempt from the spot to round off a ...Full Story »

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