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Sep 6, 2015

Spain on top in Group C after win over Slovakia

OVIEDO, Spain (Reuters) – Spain leapfrogged Slovakia to the top of Euro 2016 qualification Group C when a rare Jordi Alba header set the holders on their way to a serene 2-0 victory over the Eastern Europeans in Oviedo on Saturday.

One of the smallest men on the pitch, Alba nodded past Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik from David Silva’s beautifully executed cross in only the fifth minute and Andres Iniesta made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after half an hour after Kozacik felled Diego Costa in the area.

Sep 5, 2015

Soccer-Spain on top in Group C after win over Slovakia

OVIEDO, Spain, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Spain leapfrogged Slovakia to the top of Euro 2016 qualification Group C when a rare Jordi Alba header set the holders on their way to a serene 2-0 victory over the Eastern Europeans in Oviedo on Saturday.

One of the smallest men on the pitch, Alba nodded past Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik from David Silva’s beautifully executed cross in only the fifth minute and Andres Iniesta made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after half an hour after Kozacik felled Diego Costa in the area.

Jul 13, 2015

Real fans urge president to quit over Casillas exit

MADRID (Reuters) – Several hundred Real Madrid fans chanted for president Florentino Perez to resign at an official send-off for goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu stadium on Monday.

Real held the presentation following criticism over the surreal nature of Casillas’s tearful news conference on Sunday, when he appeared to be alone in the stadium press room to read out a farewell statement.

Jul 13, 2015

Soccer-Real fans urge president to quit over Casillas exit

MADRID, July 13 (Reuters) – Several hundred Real Madrid fans chanted for president Florentino Perez to resign at an official send-off for goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu stadium on Monday.

Real held the presentation following criticism over the surreal nature of Casillas’s tearful news conference on Sunday, when he appeared to be alone in the stadium press room to read out a farewell statement.

Jan 31, 2014

Hot prospect Quintana content to play second fiddle

MADRID (Reuters) – Missing out on the Tour de France could be considered a setback for one of cycling’s hottest prospects but Nairo Quintana sees the logic in Movistar’s decision to have him lead the team’s assault on the Giro d’Italia.

The 23-year-old Colombian finished second behind Chris Froome of Britain in last year’s Tour, scooping the white and polka-dot jerseys for the top young rider and best climber.

Nov 10, 2013

Fabregas shines for Barca after Messi injury

MADRID (Reuters) – A Cesc Fabregas double helped Barcelona maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-1 win at bottom side Real Betis to move three points clear in La Liga on Sunday although they lost Lionel Messi to injury.

Barca now have 37 points from 13 games ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who were denied a couple of hours on the summit when Juanfran put the ball into his own net late on in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal, who also scored an own goal.

Nov 10, 2013

Soccer-Fabregas shines for Barca after Messi injury

MADRID, Nov 10 (Reuters) – A Cesc Fabregas double helped Barcelona maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-1 win at bottom side Real Betis to move three points clear in La Liga on Sunday although they lost Lionel Messi to injury.

Barca now have 37 points from 13 games ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who were denied a couple of hours on the summit when Juanfran put the ball into his own net late on in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal, who also scored an own goal.

Nov 9, 2013

Remarkable Ronaldo leads Real romp

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo kept up his remarkable run of goals netting a hat-trick as Real Madrid crushed Real Sociedad 5-1 at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

The prolific Portugal forward took his La Liga tally to 16 goals from 13 games, adding to his top scorer status in the Champions League where he has eight from four matches.

Nov 9, 2013

Ronaldo nets hat-trick in Real rout of Sociedad

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid rattled in four goals before halftime in a 5-1 La Liga rout of Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

The prolific Portugal forward took his season’s tally to 16 goals from 13 games in La Liga, adding to his top scorer status in the Champions League where he has eight from four matches.

Nov 9, 2013

Soccer-Ronaldo nets hat-trick in Real rout of Sociedad

MADRID, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid rattled in four goals before halftime in a 5-1 La Liga rout of Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

The prolific Portugal forward took his season’s tally to 16 goals from 13 games in La Liga, adding to his top scorer status in the Champions League where he has eight from four matches.