The cat flashes his claws

January 7, 2012

Karim Benzema has shrugged off the disparaging label of being Real Madrid’s pussycat and turned himself into a fearsome feline under Jose Mourinho.

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Soccer Break Friday

April 1, 2011

SOCCER-WORLDThe first day of the fourth month means April fools day, so we would really love to hear from you if there are any dubious stories doing the rounds.

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Relief in Barcelona as Guardiola extends contract

February 9, 2011

SOCCER-FIFA/During Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp last Saturday, which set a Spanish record of 16 straight La Liga victories, there was one thrilling passage of play which perfectly illustrated the work ethic Pep Guardiola has instilled among his squad of wonderfully gifted players.

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Five things we learned, or had confirmed, in Monday’s “Clasico”

November 30, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/CLASICO1. Lionel Messi is a more effective “big game player” than Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Transfer deadline day live blog

August 31, 2010

We're following all the deals as they happen on the final day of activity in the transfer market. Comments always welcome...

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Who will be Mourinho’s Milito this year?

August 30, 2010

Should Real Madrid have stepped in and taken Zlatan Ibrahimovic off Barcelona’s hands instead of AC Milan?

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Real put faith in youth to topple Barcelona

August 18, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/Real Madrid’s signing of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil is further proof that they have opted for youth and pace this year, after glitz and glamour failed to knock Barcelona off their perch last season.

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Not a classic “Clasico” but a fascinating experience

April 12, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/Saturday’s game between Real Madrid and Barcelona had been dubbed “the match of the millennium” by sports daily Marca and for anyone living in Spain it was impossible to ignore "El Clasico" in the days leading up to the clash at Real’s Bernabeu stadium.

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Champions League quarter-finals — live

March 30, 2010

We're live blogging the night's two Champions League quarter-final first legs, with expert commentary and analysis, including on-the-spot details from our reporters in the stadiums (or stadia, if you prefer).

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Should fans have the right to buy into their clubs?

March 29, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/BARCELONA-PRESIDENTInteresting story in the Guardian this morning, saying Britain's Labour government, if re-elected, are ready to unleash plans to give fans the right to buy their clubs when they come up for sale, and to insist that current club owners give up a stake as high as 25 percent to their supporters.