Soccer Break – Friday edition

March 4, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/Lionel Messi one day, Cristiano Ronaldo the next. It does not get any better than seeing the world’s best players at the top of the their game after Ronaldo’s hat-trick inspired Real Madrid to a 7-0 hammering of Malaga.

There’s plenty to get your teeth into here, while other Real blogs are debating the future of midfielder Kaka. Could you see him in the Premier League?

Back to England, and not good news for Manchester City after Kolo Toure was suspended after testing positive for a specified sample. The former Arsenal man has been key in the heart of City’s defence this season and they will struggle to replace the Ivorian international if he does get a ban.

North of the border, and Celtic and Rangers passionate yet fiery relationship lives on.

Looking ahead to the weekend and there is so much at stake in all the top European leagues. Read our Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 previews to fill you in on what’s going on.

Enjoy the weekend of football action and see you again on Monday to discuss all things soccer.

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Picture: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty against Malaga during their Spanish first division soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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