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I’m happy with Real Madrid’s progress – Solari

Santiago Solari

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari is pleased with the progress they have made in spite of the revival being punctured by Thursday’s 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal. The coach, in expressing his pleasure, emphasised the difficult situation he inherited when he took charge in October. Real Madrid are seven …

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Sarri says it’s difficult to play every 3 days

Maurizio Sarri 3

Maurizio Sarri says he is relishing the intense nature of the Premier League’s winter schedule, but warns it is “very difficult” to play every three days, Sky Sports reports. While other major European leagues, such as La Liga and the Bundesliga, are enjoying a winter break, the Premier League fixtures …

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Colombian defender Murillo joins Barca on loan

Jeison Murillo

Barcelona have signed Colombian international centre-back Jeison Murillo on loan from Valencia until the end of the season, the two clubs announced on Thursday. The La Liga leaders have struggled defensively this season, conceding 19 goals in 11 league games before a run of three consecutive clean sheets, while also …

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Ballon d’Or vote: Messi’s fifth place absurd – Barca coach


Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was absurd, his FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions’ Argentina forward on Tuesday. Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric took the prize Monday in Paris after winning the UEFA Champions League and being named the tournament’s …

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United activate De Gea contract extension


Manchester United have activated the one-year extension on star goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract, British media reported Thursday. The Spain stopper’s deal was set to expire at the end of the current season and, without activating the extension clause, he could have entered into pre-contract talks with another club after …

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Ronaldo: Decision to leave Real Madrid was ‘easy’


Cristiano Ronaldo says the decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus in Italy after nine trophy-filled years in Spain was an easy one to make. The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions last month on a four-year deal, ending a stint in Spain that saw him win two La Liga titles …

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Spanish La Liga announces plans to play regular season games


La Liga’s organising body announced on Thursday that it plans to hold regular season Spanish top flight games in the United States in the future. “LaLiga, Spain’s top-flight soccer competition, and Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment group, today announced a first-of-a-kind 15-year, equal joint venture to promote soccer …

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I’ll improve next season – Dembele


Ousmane Dembele admits his first season at Barcelona was tough but says he will prove his quality at Camp Nou next season. Dembele joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund for €105 million last summer, which was a club-record transfer at the time, but his role in Spain has been limited due …

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