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Jose Mourinho forced to deny TV claim he is leaving Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by theguardian.com131 hits

• Mourinho agent retracts comments and blames subterfuge• Portuguese feels isolated after shame of Camp Nou Real Madrid's José Mourinho has been the victim of a vindictive hoax, according to his spokesman. José Mourinho stood at the centre of yet another controversy on Tuesday when the Portuguese manager was forced to deny he was about to leave Real Madrid despite his of...Full Story »

Rossi’s double puts Villarreal in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

GENEVA (AP)—Giuseppe Rossi’s pair of second-half goals took Villarreal into the Champions League group stage by clinching a 3-1 aggregate win over Odense on Tuesday. The goals from the New Jersey-born Italy forward and Carlos Marchena’s late strike gave Villarreal a 3-0 win that overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit in the playoff round. “(It was) a difficult game but we p...Full Story »

Bayern canter through, Rossi rescues Villarreal

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

ZURICH, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich cantered into the Champions League group stages after a 1-0 victory at FC Zurich on Tuesday while two goals from Giuseppe Rossi rescued Villarreal against Odense. Former European Cup winners Bayern, who will host the final at their Allianz Arena stadium in May, never looked in danger after Mario Gomez’s seventh-minute goal completed a 3-0 aggregate...Full Story »

Kaka eyes Madrid stay - Midfielder wants to gain Jose Mourinho's 'confidence'

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by skysports.com145 hits

Kaka: Wants to carry on at the Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid midfielder Kaka says that he is not planning to leave the Santiago Bernabeu during this transfer window. The Brazil international has been a subject of transfer speculation since last summer following a disappointing debut campaign in Spain's Primera Division for Madrid in 2009/10. The 29-year-old spent much of last season sidelined...Full Story »

Pique fury at Mourinho - Barca defender accuses Madrid coach of 'destroying football'

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 by skysports.com522 hits

Gerard Pique reacts after a tough tackle during the Supercopa final Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has accused Jose Mourinho of "destroying Spanish football" after an ill-tempered Supercopa final. The former Manchester United star reacted as Barca took the silverware following a 3-2 win over their great rivals. A Lionel Messi brace secured a late 3-2 victory but there was still time for an...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho on the brink at Real Madrid

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 by The Sun294 hits

ONE IN THE EYE ... TV catches Mourinho shoving a finger into coach Vilanova's face JOSE MOURINHO is likely to escape punishment for sticking a finger in the eye of a Barcelona coach - but could lose his job instead.The Real Madrid boss was caught by TV cameras making a shameful attack on Tito Vilanova during Wednesday's 3-2 Spanish Super Cup defeat. Spanish FA chiefs are unlikely to charge the...Full Story »

Barca prepare for energised Real

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by Supersport.com92 hits

Barcelona know they will have to cope with a frustrated but energised Real Madrid team if they hope to win their first Spanish Supercup against their fiercest rival in Wednesday's return leg of the series. Madrid dominated Sunday's 2-2 draw and created the best scoring opportunities but the team was eventually undone by the individual talent of the Spanish champions, notably David Villa and L...Full Story »

Real Sociedad and Inter agree McDonald Mariga loan deal

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Real Sociedad has announced it has reached an accord with Inter for the transfer of midfielder McDonald Mariga on a season-long loan. The completion of the move is only subject to the 24-year-old passing a medical with the Spanish club, which should happen before the weekend. Mariga found himself on the fringes of the action at Inter last season, having joined the club from Parma in the winter...Full Story »

Spanish Supercopa Preview: Barcelona - Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport1367 hits

PROBABLE LINE-UPS Barcelona (4-1-2-3)Valdes; Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Abidal; Fabregas; Xavi, Iniesta; Sanchez, Messi, Villa Barcelona has no fresh injuries worries following the 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu but the Blaugrana are expected to field a makeshift defense as it did in the first leg. Gerard Pique is likely to start at Camp Nou after making an appearance from the substitut...Full Story »

Real can still win Supercup - Benzema

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by Supersport.com134 hits

French striker Karim Benzema believes Real Madrid can still win the Spanish Supercup on Wednesday despite a home draw with bitter rivals Barcelona in the first clasico of the season at the weekend. "Two great teams faced each other, but honestly, Madrid deserved the win," he told the sports daily AS about the 2-2 first-leg draw at the Bernabeu on Sunday. "We did much more than Barca, but, he...Full Story »

Pressure on Real Madrid as Spanish league gets set to open

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Theglobeandmail.com112 hits

Barcelona will head into the Spanish league season with a fourth straight title within sight and rival Real Madrid as its most likely obstacle to the record-tying feat. Barcelona opens its season Saturday at revamped Malaga, while Madrid hosts new-look Athletic Bilbao, which has Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa at the helm. But all eyes will be on the season-long tussle between Barcelona and Ma...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo: I deserved a penalty against Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport282 hits

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has voiced his dismay with the referee's decision not to award him a spot kick in Sunday's 2-2 Spanish Supercopa draw against Barcelona. The Spanish capital club had its penalty claim dismissed by the referee in the 82nd minute as goalkeeper Victor Valdes caught Ronaldo's legs with his right arm and prevented the Portugal international from reaching the ...Full Story »

Barca hold Real away in Super Cup first leg

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by Supersport.com111 hits

European and La Liga champions Barcelona have the advantage of two away goals after holding arch-rivals Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. King's Cup holders Real started stronger with Mesut Ozil putting the hosts in front after only 13 minutes and stoking a vibrant atmosphere at the Bernabeu. Barca struggled to settle into their game before, out o...Full Story »

Alonso rallies Madrid to 2-2 draw with Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport174 hits

MADRID (AP)—Xabi Alonso’s second-half goal earned Real Madrid a 2-2 draw against Barcelona in a first-leg Spanish Supercup match the host largely dominated on Sunday. Alonso fired a low shot beyond goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the 54th minute to equalize after Barcelona had stunned Madrid by taking a 2-1 halftime lead. Madrid went ahead in the 13th through Mesut Oezil at the Santiag...Full Story »

Barca, Real set for explosive reunion

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by Supersport.com127 hits

Barcelona and Real Madrid, whose five meetings last season produced fireworks on and off the pitch, clash in a potentially explosive Spanish Supercup first leg on Sunday, a crucial marker for the season ahead. Barcelona swept to a La Liga-Champions League double last time out, winning praise worldwide for their free-flowing, mesmeric style which had some commentators eagerly anointing them as...Full Story »

Barca battles lack of training, injuries vs Madrid

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

MADRID (AP)—While Barcelona worries that a lack of preseason training could hinder its chances in the Spanish Supercup, opponent Real Madrid eyed the season’s first chance at silverware as the warmup act in a season-long task to upstage its closest rival. The Spanish giants renew their explosive rivalry come Sunday’s first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu where Copa del Rey winner...Full Story »

Villarreal's Nilmar: 'I would be happy to play for Roma'

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Villarreal striker Nilmar has said he would be delighted to play for Roma, and admits the clubs are in talks over a €16 million transfer.Last week Italian director Walter Sabatini said the 27-year-old Brazilian was an excellent player, but added there was a distance between the two clubs regarding an agreement.Initial reports had suggested a €14m bid from Roma was not seen as satisfa...Full Story »

Santos' Ganso reveals dream to play for 'favorite club' Real Madrid

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

Santos playmaker Ganso has revealed that joining Real Madrid would be a dream move, adding that the Spanish outfit are his favorite team. Ganso's international and club teammate Neymar has been strongly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in recent weeks, as coach Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options. Neymar's agent has made no secret of the fact that his client favors ...Full Story »

Real’s Ramos back for first ‘clasico’

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos trained with the squad that will be available for the first 'clasico' of the season on Sunday, after missing Spain's mid-week friendly against Italy through injury. "(Coach) Jose Mourinho was able to enjoy some great news: the return of Sergio Ramos to the group," a team statement said Friday after the penultimate training session before the first leg of the Su...Full Story »

Roma interest in Guarin - Reports suggest Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter may also bid

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by skysports.com98 hits

Guarin: The midfielder has a multi-million contract release clause Roma have shown an interest in Porto midfielder Fredy Guarin, according to the Colombian's agent. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan have also been linked with the 25-year-old, who has a €30million (£26m) release clause in the remaining three years of his contract. But Guarin's agent, Marcelo Ferreyra, claims Roma...Full Story »

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