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The statistics behind El Clasico

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Sunday’s El Clasico is as hotly anticipated a clash between the two giants of the Spanish game as there has been in recent memory with the LaLiga title potentially being decided, however there are a number of statistics behind the match that help set the stage for such an encounter. Real Madrid and Barcelona have been competing with each other ...

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Pique: Juventus deserve to progress, they can win the tournament

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  It was a perfectly delivered masterclass by Juventus on Wednesday as Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League 3-0 on aggregate with Gerard Pique suggesting that the Italian giants deserved to progress and could in fact go on to win the tournament.Massimiliano Allegri’s charges were aggressive in their pressing and defending their 3-0 first-leg lead for their lives as ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 100 Champions League goals

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  Cristiano Ronaldo brace ended a run of six games without a goal in the competition and took his tally up to 100 in Champions League competition. The Portuguese forward now has four strikes in this season’s tournament. More importantly, however, it means he is the first player to find the net 100 times in European club competition. It was ...

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Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini make peace

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  After the biting incident at the 2014 World Cup, all eyes were on Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini during the Juventus-Barcelona clash, but the pair quickly buried the hatchet.They were pictured with arms around each other, indicating that what had happened previously was now forgotten.In the 2015 Champions League final, the defender was ruled out at the last minute, ...

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Another Barcelona debacle

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  Barcelona’s Champions League aspirations are once again in serious trouble after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus in their quarter-final first leg on Tuesday night at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.The reigning Serie A champions put on a masterclass of football from back to front and a first-half brace from Paulo Dybala and a second-half header from Giorgio Chiellini have ...

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CRISTIANO RONALDO has told Real Madrid to steer clear of signing AC Milan wonderkid Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports.

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  Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid not to sign AC Milan star Gianluigi Donnarumma Donnarumma, 18, has been drumming up interest from a host of top European clubs due his impressive form between the sticks at AC Milan. Real Madrid are keen to find a replacement for keeper Keylor Navas and view Donnarumma as potential candidate to sign this ...

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Messi contract negotiations to restart in May

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  Barcelona will have to wait until May to begin further discussions over Lionel Messi’s contract renewal, with the club set to miss the March deadline they had set themselves to complete negotiations.The Blaugrana vice president Jordi Mestre announced last December that the club had been issued with a directive to finalise contractual agreements with Messi within the first quarter ...

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Messi could be suspended for two to four matches

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FIFA have opened a “disciplinary procedure” to investigate Lionel Messi’s behaviour towards an assistant referee in the Argentina-Chile game and if he is found guilty of using “offensive, rude and obscene” language, the Albiceleste captain could miss between two and four matches as a punishment.The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) were notified by a letter on Monday, signed by the Disciplinary ...

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