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Real Madrid's José Mourinho will get another season to dethrone Barcelona

Posted Thursday, May 05, 2011 by theguardian.com147 hits

• Manager to meet club president after Champions League exit• Florentino Pérez and fans back him for success next term Real Madrid's José Mourinho has the backing of the fans despite their defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League. José Mourinho will continue as the Real Madrid manager next season, despite his side's defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League sem...Full Story »

Manchester United 4-1 Schalke (agg. 6-1): Red Devils put on attacking masterclass to join Barcelona in Wembley final

Posted Thursday, May 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Manchester United coasted through to a Champions League final meeting with Barcelona after dismantling Schalke 4-1 at Old Trafford. Antonio Valencia opened the scoring in the 26th minute before Darren Gibson doubled the home side's lead five minutes later. Jose Manuel Jurado's fierce effort in the 35th minute gave the travelling contingent hope but United grabbed their third when Anderson net...Full Story »

Barcelona progress to Champions League final

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) - Barcelona reached their second Champions League final in three years after a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at the Nou Camp in their semi-final second leg clash saw them progress 3-1 on aggregate. Barcelona could now face Manchester United in a repeat of the 2009 final - which Barcelona won - as they hold a 2-0 lead over Schalke going into Wednesday's second leg in Mancheste...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Guardiola praises team

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola praised his team for reaching the Champions League final and believes it is a victory for their style of attacking football against bitter rivals Real Madrid. The Catalan side came through with a 3-1 aggregate victory after two stormy matches. It was always going to be an extremely difficult task for Real to turn around their 2-0 defeat at home b...Full Story »

Barcelona 1 : 1 Real Madrid (agg 3-1) - Barca breeze into Wembley final

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by PA89 hits

Barcelona comfortably advanced to the Champions League final 3-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw at home to fierce rivals Real Madrid at the Nou Camp. Following a completely one-sided first half in which Madrid keeper Iker Casillas kept his side in the game, Pedro gave Pep Guardiola's team the lead nine minutes into the second period. Marcelo soon hit back for a vastly-improved Madrid 10 min...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho in nou Barcelona war

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by hits

JOSE MOURINHO’S assistant warned that the Champions League showdown between Barcelona and Real Madrid could explode again. Speaking at the pre-match press conference after Jose Mourinho refused to attend, Aitor Karanka said UEFA’s  decision to reject Real Madrid’s complaints about the fi rst leg could lead to more ugly scenes in tonight’s clash. The teams meet a...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Madrid preview - Guardiola dismisses Real concerns

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by PA830 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Real Madrid have no grounds to complain about his side ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp. Madrid reported Barca for unsporting conduct during last week's first leg at the Bernabeu, in which defender Pepe and coach Jose Mourinho were dismissed for the hosts, and have also accused Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets of racially a...Full Story »

Barcelona's Milito sidelined

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by Supersport.com38 hits

Barcelona's injury problems in defence worsened on Sunday when tests showed centre back Gabriel Milito would be out for around four weeks with a thigh injury. Barca, who defend a two-goal lead over arch rivals Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal second leg at their Nou Camp Stadium, had also lost reserve team fullback Martin Montoya, they said in a statement on their website ....Full Story »

Real Sociedad 2 : 1 Barcelona - Sociedad surprise Barca with defeat

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by PA81 hits

Barcelona missed the chance to move within a point of the Primera Division title as they surprisingly lost 2-1 at Real Sociedad in the 34th round of matches. Thiago Alcantara gave Barca the lead late in the first half, but late goals from Diego Ifran and Xabi Prieto - from the penalty spot - handed the Basques a shock win. Barcelona had seen fierce rivals Real Madrid surprisingly lose 3-2 at h...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's father criticizes Jose Mourinho's comments after Real Madrid's defeat to Barcelona

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport598 hits

Lionel Messi’s father has criticized the approach of Jose Mourinho following Real Madrid’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The nine-time European champions suffered a 2-0 loss to its archrivals at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the club's semifinal tie and are now seemingly on the verge of exiting competition. After the match, Mourinho...Full Story »

Real Madrid 0 : 2 Barcelona - Messi puts Barca on brink of Wembley

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by PA87 hits

Lionel Messi struck twice late on as Barcelona took a huge step towards the Champions League final with a 2-0 semi-final, first leg win over 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Messi, taking his tally to 52 in all competitions this season, netted in the 76th and 87th minutes - the second a typically brilliant solo effort - to settle an ill-tempered clash which saw Madrid defender Pepe sent off ...Full Story »

Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi & Barcelona will force Real Madrid into hiding

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport187 hits

Barcelona will beat Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal first-leg, and the game will be decided by Lionel Messi, according to former striker Luis Suarez. Despite the tight nature of the last two Clasico's in La Liga and the Copa del Rey final, the former Grande Inter legend, and ex-Barca man is not expecting a stalemate in the Bernabeu later tonight. "I think that despite everything,...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview - Ramos: Real are not favourites

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by PA625 hits

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos insists his side are not viewing themselves as favourites ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona, even though they could hardly be in better shape going into the clash at the Bernabeu. Confidence is soaring in the Madrid camp having last week ended a near three-year trophy drought by beating Barca to win the Copa del Rey, and the...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi extends lead over Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in European Golden Shoe

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport343 hits

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi started the match against Osasuna from the bench, but was brought on after the interval and scored once to increase his tally to 31 La Liga goals this season. Runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo also come off the bench in Real Madrid's 6-3 win over Valencia, but, unlike his rival, the Portugal international was unable to find the net. Antonio Di Natale didn't score fo...Full Story »

Barcelona's Victor Valdes: It's an honor to play 400 games for Barcelona

Posted Monday, April 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has spoken of his delight in playing his 400th game for the Catalan giants in yesterday's 2-0 victory over Osasuna. The 29-year-old made his debut back in 2002 and has so far earned an impressive 13 impressive major titles with the Spanish giants. Valdes is only the second goalkeeper in Barcelona's history to reach the 400-game milestone with the legendary An...Full Story »

Real Madrid and Barcelona Both Pick Up Wins

Posted Monday, April 25, 2011 by english.cri.cn80 hits

Argentinean striker Gonzalo Higuain struck a hat-trick amongt Real's six against Valencia. Real Madrid produced one of the displays of the season to win 6-3 away to Valencia on Sunday in the Spanish La Liga. Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick, while Kaka scored twice and Karim Benzema also netted as Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho rested nine players from the side who had won the Copa del Rey ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona have taken a big step towards the title

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola was pleased after his team took a significant step towards retaining their Primera Division crown with a 2-0 victory at home to Osasuna. "We know that Madrid are not going to fail again so we have to win two games and draw the other to be champions. We have taken a big step towards the title," he said in the post-game press conference. "We played against a team...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 : 0 Osasuna - Villa and Messi on target for Barca

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA30 hits

Lionel Messi netted his 50th competitive goal of the season and David Villa ended his goal drought as Barcelona recovered from their Copa del Rey final defeat with a victory over Osasuna that keeps them firmly on course for the Primera Division title. Villa had gone 11 matches without finding the back of the net for his club - including Wednesday's painful cup final loss to bitter rivals Real M...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Osasuna preview - Barca keen to bounce back

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA59 hits

Barcelona will look to ease the pain of Wednesday`s Copa del Rey final defeat to Real Madrid when they host lowly Osasuna, where a win would see Pep Guardiola`s side take a significant step towards retaining their Primera Division crown. Hopes of a second treble in three years were sunk as Barca were beaten in the cup by bitter rivals Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo heading in the only goal of the ...Full Story »

Barcelona and Real Madrid players get over $7m a year

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by Supersport.com159 hits

Barcelona v Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey: Barca's players have the edge when it comes to salaries Top Spanish football clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid pay their players more than $7m (£4.3m) a year, on average. The two, who are regularly in the top three richest football clubs worldwide, have overtaken the New York Yankees as the best paid global sports teams. The review, by Sporting ...Full Story »

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