Tag: Primera División

Soccer – Real Madrid prepare for first Clasico without Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer – Real Madrid prepare for first Clasico without Cristiano Ronaldo

Out of form, out of goals and missing their former sharp-shooter, Madrid face an uphill task at the weekend when they take on their arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid have a lot at stake when they meet at Camp Nou on Sunday, but the first Clasico of the season will be haunted by the absence…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: ‘We won’t cry over Cristiano Ronaldo – he didn’t want to be here!’ – Isco

Soccer – Real Madrid news: ‘We won’t cry over Cristiano Ronaldo – he didn’t want to be here!’ – Isco

The Spain international has also defended head coach Julen Lopetegui, saying it would be “crazy” for him to be sacked after just two months in charge Isco insists that Real Madrid are refusing to lament Cristiano Ronaldo’s sale to Juventus, querying why they would miss a player who no longer wanted to represent the Blancos. Five-time…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi news: Maradona: I know who he is, the best in the world

Soccer – Lionel Messi news: Maradona: I know who he is, the best in the world

The Argentine has accused the media of trying to drive a wedge between himself and the Barcelona star Diego Maradona has reiterated his belief that countryman Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. The Argentine seemed to take aim at the Barcelona star last weekend, when he appeared to question the way that…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Lopetegui out? Seventh-placed Madrid suffer worst start in 17 years

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Lopetegui out? Seventh-placed Madrid suffer worst start in 17 years

Los Blancos’ run took a turn for the worst on the weekend, when Levante completed a shock 2-1 win over the Champions League winners Real Madrid are enduring their worst start to a league season since 2001. Julen Lopetegui’s men lost again at the weekend, falling 2-1 at home to Levante, their fifth game in a…

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Soccer – Full LaLiga debut excites Leganes’ Kenneth Omeruo

Soccer – Full LaLiga debut excites Leganes’ Kenneth Omeruo

The Nigeria international featured for 70 minutes as the Cucumber Growers were held by Marcelino’s men Kenneth Omeruo is delighted to make his first LaLiga start in Leganes’ 1-1 draw with Valencia at Mestalla on Saturday. The defender joined the Cucumber Growers in the summer on loan from Chelsea. and he made his debut as…

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Soccer – Chelsea news: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi entertaining, but N’Golo Kante the most influential player in the world’

Soccer – Chelsea news: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi entertaining, but N’Golo Kante the most influential player in the world’

The Chelsea midfielder has been heralded by the defender, with whom he won the Premier League title at Leicester in 2015-16 Former Leicester City defender Robert Huth believes Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is the most influential player in world football. The German defender is currently without a club after leaving the Foxes at the end…

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Soccer – Barcelona vs Real Madrid: ‘El Clasico is sh*t!’ – Robert Huth can’t stand battle between La Liga giants

Soccer – Barcelona vs Real Madrid: ‘El Clasico is sh*t!’ – Robert Huth can’t stand battle between La Liga giants

The German defender’s aversion to players pretending to be injured has ruined his enjoyment of the headline match between Spain’s top two Football fans all over the world will be tuning in as Barcelona and Real Madrid meet for the first Clasico of the season next week, but Robert Huth will be avoiding the clash…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Vinicius Junior scores stunning free-kick before earning red for diving

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Vinicius Junior scores stunning free-kick before earning red for diving

The Brazilian stole all the headlines during Castilla’s draw with Celta B, hitting a brilliant goal minutes before being sent to the dressing room Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior showed the good, the bad and the ugly of his game with a scintillating goal and a red card within the space of five minutes.  The Brazilian…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo threat clearly missed by Los Blancos, says Levante goalkeeper Olazabal

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo threat clearly missed by Los Blancos, says Levante goalkeeper Olazabal

The reigning European champions continue to struggle in La Liga and Saturday’s opponent believes selling last season’s star is the reason Levante goalkeeper Oier Olazabal says Real Madrid are missing Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming the European champions are “not as good as usual” after his side’s 2-1 win over Julen Lopetegui’s men on Saturday. Goals from Jose…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde not worried about extending contract with La Liga giants

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde not worried about extending contract with La Liga giants

The Spanish side’s boss says he is solely focused on the upcoming matches against Inter and Real Madrid Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde said he does not care about a contract extension as he dismissed speculation over his future with the La Liga champions. Valverde’s deal expires at the end of the season and the…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona can cope without Argentina star – Gerard Pique

Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona can cope without Argentina star – Gerard Pique

The defender and team-mate Ivan Rakitic both attempted to downplay fears of Barca faltering without their star man Gerard Pique acknowledged the absence of Lionel Messi will be a blow but insisted Barcelona can cope without their superstar captain. Messi will miss three weeks with a fractured arm after suffering the injury in Barca’s 4-2…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: ‘Heis fundamental’ – Valverde accepts Barcelona will miss injured star

Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: ‘Heis fundamental’ – Valverde accepts Barcelona will miss injured star

A fractured arm has ruled the Argentine out of action for three weeks, meaning he sits out the Clasico and other key clashes for the Catalans Ernesto Valverde feels Lionel Messi’s injury provides an opportunity for Barcelona players to step up, although he acknowledges the team will miss their captain. Messi has been ruled out…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: The games the Barcelona star will miss with broken arm

Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: The games the Barcelona star will miss with broken arm

Barcelona have confirmed Messi is out for three weeks with a broken arm, meaning he will miss a number of big games. Lionel Messi suffered a fractured arm after an awkward fall in Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday and he stands to miss some crucial matches as a result. The Argentina superstar scored…

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Soccer – End of an era: Messi and Ronaldo miss out on Clasico for first time in more than a decade

Soccer – End of an era: Messi and Ronaldo miss out on Clasico for first time in more than a decade

Not since December 2007 have both players been absent for Spanish football’s most famous battle Next Sunday’s Clasico will have an unfamiliar feel to it, as Barcelona and Real Madrid face off without the two players who have defined an era in the last decade.  Madrid are struggling to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo,…

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Soccer – ‘Chaotic’ La Liga ‘more competitive’ without Cristiano Ronaldo- Lionel Messi duel – Diego Simeone

Soccer – ‘Chaotic’ La Liga ‘more competitive’ without Cristiano Ronaldo- Lionel Messi duel – Diego Simeone

The Atletico Madrid boss is relishing the “chaotic” scrap for points in the Spanish top flight this season Diego Simeone believes LaLiga has become a more interesting and competitive environment now the emphasis has shifted from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s battle for silverware. Atleti squandered a glorious chance to temporarily go top on Saturday…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona show steel after star’s injury blow in strong start to key week

Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona show steel after star’s injury blow in strong start to key week

The La Liga giants had to deal with a knock to their star man, but showed they could cope in a strong start to a crucial week in their season It would have been no surprise if Barcelona wilted. Given the fragility of their defence in recent weeks and the nine points dropped from the…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: Barca star to miss Clasico with fractured arm

Soccer – Lionel Messi injury: Barca star to miss Clasico with fractured arm

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was forced off in the first-half at the Camp Nou after landing awkwardly on his arm Barcelona’s all-time record goslscorer Lionel Messi will miss next weekend’s El Clasico against Real Madrid after suffering a broken arm. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner fell awkwardly on his right arm in the 17th minute…

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Soccer – Julen Lopetegui Real Madrid future: Down, but not out: Under-fire Santiago Bernabeu boss to keep job until Clasico…for now

Soccer – Julen Lopetegui Real Madrid future: Down, but not out: Under-fire Santiago Bernabeu boss to keep job until Clasico…for now

Games this week against Viktoria Plzen and Barcelona are set to decide the former Spain coach’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is hanging on by a thread at the Santiago Bernabeu, but he is likely to get one more chance to prove he is the right man for the job…

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Soccer – Barcelona vs Sevilla: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Soccer – Barcelona vs Sevilla: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Ernesto Valverde’s side are looking to return to the top of La Liga ahead of surprise leaders Alaves Barcelona are looking to leapfrog Sevilla and return to the top of La Liga when the sides meet at Camp Nou on Saturday. The visitors had been the surprise league leaders after eight games, having taken advantage of stuttering…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Marcelo backs beleaguered Julen Lopetegui ‘to the death’ as Blancos hit new low

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Marcelo backs beleaguered Julen Lopetegui ‘to the death’ as Blancos hit new low

An under-fire coach at the Santiago Bernabeu continues to see his future questioned after a loss to Levante, but his players are sticking with him Marcelo insists Real Madrid’s players are “with the coach to the death” after a shock home defeat to Levante increased the pressure on Julen Lopetegui. Los Blancos saw their winless run extended…

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