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Apr 16, 2015

Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona

MADRID (Reuters) – Peter Lim’s takeover of Valencia has given the club’s long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire’s investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again.

Saturday’s La Liga game at leaders Barcelona is another chance for coach Nuno and the players to prove that the rebuilding project is on track and they can already compete with the continent’s elite.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona

MADRID, April 16 (Reuters) – Peter Lim’s takeover of Valencia has given the club’s long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire’s investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again.

Saturday’s La Liga game at leaders Barcelona is another chance for coach Nuno and the players to prove that the rebuilding project is on track and they can already compete with the continent’s elite.

Apr 16, 2015

Suarez on hot streak for treble-chasing Barcelona

MADRID (Reuters) – Luis Suarez was still in disgrace after the World Cup biting incident when Barcelona paid 81 million euros (0.674 million pounds) to buy him from Liverpool last July and a slow start in Spain prompted many to question the wisdom of the deal.

Nine months on and Suarez has silenced the doubters with a run of scoring in crucial games that has helped keep the Catalan giants firmly on course for a repeat of their 2009 treble of Champions League and Spanish league and Cup titles.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Suarez on hot streak for treble-chasing Barcelona

MADRID, April 16 (Reuters) – Luis Suarez was still in disgrace after the World Cup biting incident when Barcelona paid 81 million euros to buy him from Liverpool last July and a slow start in Spain prompted many to question the wisdom of the deal.

Nine months on and Suarez has silenced the doubters with a run of scoring in crucial games that has helped keep the Catalan giants firmly on course for a repeat of their 2009 treble of Champions League and Spanish league and Cup titles.

Apr 15, 2015

Marcelo’s Champions League suspension bad news for Real

MADRID (Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico emerged from Tuesday’s tempestuous 0-0 Champions League quarter-final draw knowing that Real left back Marcelo and Atletico midfielder Mario Suarez are out of next week’s return leg.

Each picked up a late booking in the clash at Atletico’s Calderon stadium, a repeat of last year’s final and the seventh time they have faced each other this term, that means they will be suspended for the second leg at the Bernabeu on April 22.

Apr 15, 2015

Soccer-Marcelo’s Champions League suspension bad news for Real

MADRID, April 15 (Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico emerged from Tuesday’s tempestuous 0-0 Champions League quarter-final draw knowing that Real left back Marcelo and Atletico midfielder Mario Suarez are out of next week’s return leg.

Each picked up a late booking in the clash at Atletico’s Calderon stadium, a repeat of last year’s final and the seventh time they have faced each other this term, that means they will be suspended for the second leg at the Bernabeu on April 22.

Apr 14, 2015

Ancelotti urges more consistency after Real held at Atletico

MADRID (Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid will need to maintain their intensity for the whole of next week’s return leg if they are to get past Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Real dominated their city rivals in the first half of Tuesday’s quarter-final, first leg at Atletico’s Calderon stadium but were unable to convert a host of chances.

Apr 14, 2015

Soccer-Ancelotti urges more consistency after Real held at Atletico

MADRID, April 14 (Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid will need to maintain their intensity for the whole of next week’s return leg if they are to get past Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Real dominated their city rivals in the first half of Tuesday’s quarter-final, first leg at Atletico’s Calderon stadium but were unable to convert a host of chances.

Apr 14, 2015

Oblak saves Atletico from dominant holders Real

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday.

Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season’s final to keep the Spanish champions’ hopes of reaching the last four alive ahead of next week’s return game at the Bernabeu.

Apr 14, 2015

Soccer-Oblak saves Atletico from dominant holders Real

MADRID, April 14 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday.

Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season’s final to keep the Spanish champions’ hopes of reaching the last four alive ahead of next week’s return game at the Bernabeu.