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La Liga: Almeria 0 — 8 Barcelona

La Liga: Almeria 0 — 8 Barcelona

Barcelona showed they have hit top form ahead of next week’s El Clasico with a superb 8-0 victory over struggling Almeria at the Estadio del Mediterraneo. The win equals Barcelona’s biggest away victory in the league, an 8-0 demolition of Las Palmas in 1959. A Lionel Messi hat-trick, brace from substitute Bojan Krkic plus goals from Andres Iniesta, Pedro and a …

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Lionel Messi 1 – 0 Brazil

Lionel Messi 1 – 0 Brazil

Lionel Messi scored deep into injury time as Argentina earned victory over Brazil in their friendly in Qatar. Messi collected a pass from Ezequiel Lavezzi, dribbled past two defenders and brilliantly squeezed a shot into the far corner from 18 yards to win it. Brazil had gone close in the first half when Ronaldinho’s back-heel was saved and Dani Alves …

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France dazzle England

France dazzle England

Fabio Capello gave youth its chance in the shape of debutants Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson — but the friendly provided few positives for the coach as France’s quality and composure left England distinctly second best. Karim Benzema emphasised the visitors’ superiority with an early goal, and once Mathieu Valbuena swept home a second from Bacary Sagna’s cross just after …

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Barcelona to sign Dutch winger Afellay

Barcelona to sign Dutch winger Afellay

Spanish champions Barcelona have lined up their first signing of the January transfer window after agreeing a deal to sign Ibrahim Afellay from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. The Catalan club’s website reported on Monday that personal terms for the 24-year-old will be settled «over the next few weeks.» «The player will be registered in January once the winter transfer market …

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Manchester United owners set to repay loans

Manchester United owners set to repay loans

Manchester United’s American owners plan to reduce the financial pressure on the club by paying off high-interest loans, estimated to be worth £220m. The loans were taken out with three US hedge funds to help finance the Glazer family’s £790m takeover in 2005. Joel Glazer, the club’s joint chairman, has written to the lenders to inform them the loans will …

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La liga: Sporting Gijon 0-1 Real Madrid

La liga: Sporting Gijon 0-1 Real Madrid

Sporting were overexcited and hyper-motivated, playing just within the limits of the rules. Real Madrid tried to score an early goal in order to cool the atmosphere down a bit. Higuain had a chance on the 9-minute mark but hit the post. Hardly anything of note happened in the remaining of the first half; constant bickering and protests by Sporting …

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Premier League: Chelsea  0 – 3  Sunderland

Premier League: Chelsea 0 – 3 Sunderland

The weight of two pending records was too much for Chelsea as goals from Nedum Onuoha and Asamoah Gyan condemned the champions to their first home league defeat since February against Sunderland. A win would have seen the Blues set the Premier League record for most consecutive wins (12) against one team and also a club record for most consecutive …

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Serie A Preview: Inter – Milan & Juventus – Roma

Serie A Preview: Inter – Milan & Juventus – Roma

Italian and European champions Inter have struggled under coach Rafael Benitez this season. Reasons are aplenty but the crux is that the Nerazzurri are not as formidable as last term, either in Italy or in Europe. TEAM NEWS Inter Sulley Muntari, MacDonald Mariga, Thiago Motta, David Suazo, Maicon and Walter Samuel are unavailable for the derby because of injuries. Benitez …

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Chelsea is looking for a new coach

Chelsea is looking for a new coach

Chelsea are likely to replace coach Ray Wilkins with an internal appointment. The club announced on Thursday they were not renewing Wilkins’ contract, and that he was leaving immediately. Former Milan defender Paolo Maldini, has been linked with the job, as well as Gianfranco Zola, Mauro Tassotti, Alessandro Costacurta and Steve Clarke. But Chelsea are keen on appointing from within, …

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Franz Beckenbauer to stand down from FIFA executive

Franz Beckenbauer to stand down from FIFA executive

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer said Thursday he will not stand for re-election for world football’s governing body FIFA’s executive committee in 2011. The 65-year-old, who both captained and coached Germany to World Cup titles in 1974 and 1990, revealed the news in a press release citing personal and family reasons for his decision. ‘The Kaiser’ was elected to FIFA’s executive committee in …

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