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Category: La Liga

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David Villa to retire: a look back at Spain’s most prolific goalscorer – video report

Spanish striker David Villa is to retire from football in January. The 37-year-old will finish his career at Vissel Kobe in Japan. The forward scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for Spain, five of them coming at the 2010 World Cup, where Spain were crow…

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Clarence Seedorf: ‘If someone has talent and ideas, give them a chance’

Seedorf’s three spells as a manager – at Milan, Deportivo and Cameroon – have shown him the power of positivityBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkStarting at the highest level felt natural to me. I know how that might sound, but hear m…

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Kieran Trippier: ‘Everywhere I go they shout Rooney at me. Everyone’

The defender on how Diego Costa created his nickname at Atlético Madrid, what went wrong at Tottenham and missing the dartsFor one brief moment Kieran Trippier sounds worried. The England defender is talking about how his Atlético Madrid teammate Diego…

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Julen Lopetegui roars as the king of Seville and repays Monchi’s faith | Sid Lowe

This is the game you can’t afford to lose, and the Sevilla coach’s wild eyes showed what winning the 130th derby meantWhen it was over, Julen Lopetegui started roaring, mouth so wide you could fit his half of Seville inside. He wore a wild look in his …

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European roundup: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top as Real chase

• Messi levels Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 trebles in La Liga• Inter comeback from 1-0 down to beat Verona at homeLionel Messi scored two exquisite free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo that took Ba…

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Football quiz: managers who won trophies … then got sacked

Niko Kovac was sacked months after he won the double at Bayern. He’s not the first manager who has been treated harshlyClaudio Ranieri was sacked in February 2017, nine months after he led Leicester to their first ever league title. Where was his final…

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Osasuna film festival offers players a view to a thrill and unique bond | Sid Lowe

With not much money but spirit to burn, the club are using footage of fan power to drive their La Liga returnBack in the summer, when the recently promoted Osasuna were building a squad for their return to La Liga, they sent videos to the players they …

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Osasuna film festival offers players a view to a thrill and unique bond | Sid Lowe

With not much money but spirit to burn, the club are using footage of fan power to drive their La Liga returnBack in the summer, when the recently promoted Osasuna were building a squad for their return to La Liga, they sent videos to the players they …

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Proud Athletic Bilbao are on a journey to find ways to win beyond ball games | Sid Lowe

The Basque club’s book-publishing and literature and film festivals are a model for how smaller clubs can express their identities in an era of super-club domination“They push me against the wall, hands on my head. They frisk me, recriminating me in a …

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European roundup: Barça lose at Levante as Frankfurt thrash Bayern

• La Liga champions stunned by three goals in seven minutes• Ten-man Bayern beaten 5-1 and drop to fourth in BundesligaLa Liga champions Barcelona fell to a shock 3-1 defeat away to Levante after taking the lead but then conceding three times in the sp…

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Nabil Fekir, Rubí and a picture that sums up sport | Sid Lowe

Real Betis v Celta Vigo was supposed to be the end. But one coach looks like he will still be standing after a dramatic finaleMaybe the best way to grasp what happened on Wednesday night and what it meant is to pause it and watch it back again frame by…

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European roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Juventus as Real Madrid hit five

• Late penalty seals 2-1 win over Genoa for Serie A leaders• Luka Jovic scores his first Real Madrid goal against LeganesCristiano Ronaldo rescued Juventus when his penalty delivered a barely-deserved 2-1 win over Genoa at the Allianz Stadium.Juventus …

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Ten of the most prolific strikers in Europe this season

Robert Lewandowski has scored in every league game he has played this season and he’s not the only striker on a hot streakBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA few strikers in Europe’s top leagues have enjoyed blistering starts to the season. Robert Lewand…

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European football roundup: Barcelona and Inter climb back to top

• Lionel Messi at the double in Barça’s 5-1 win over Real Valladolid• Romelu Lukaku gives Inter a 2-1 win at BresciaLionel Messi scored two goals and set up two more as Barcelona thrashed Real Valladolid 5-1 to move top of La Liga.Ernesto Valverde’s si…

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And the big winners of this season’s first Clásico weekend … Granada | Sid Lowe

This wasn’t supposed to happen. But Granada are only the third promoted team to ever be top of La Liga as late as thisThe first clásico weekend has a habit of shaping the season, a glimpse of the way things are and the way they’re going to be, pieces s…

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European roundup: Minnows Granada go top of La Liga after Real Betis win

Mönchengladbach top Bundesliga after Eintracht winRoma defeat continues crisis at MilanGranada continued a stunning start to the season by climbing above Barcelona to the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Real Betis 1-0 for a fourth consecutive ho…

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Barcelona and Real Madrid agree 18 December date for rescheduled clásico

•Saturday’s match postponed due to fears over political unrest•New fixture slot was date Barça proposed a week agoThe first clásico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been rescheduled for 18 December.Barça were initially due to host th…

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Pace, precision, power, joy: Real Sociedad storming in La Liga | Sid Lowe

Imanol Alguacil’s team are rocketing this season with a style of football that is delighting their fans and playersThere was one loud explosion and then six more followed. Across the city they knew that could mean only one thing: Real Sociedad had won …

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Antoine Griezmann inspires Barcelona’s easy win away to Eibar

Barcelona’s attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all got on the scoresheet for the first time together in a 3-0 win away to Eibar which took the La Liga champions top of the table for a few hours at least.Barça lead the …

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Barcelona v Real Madrid called off following unrest in Catalonia

• First clásico of the season had been set for 26 October• New date for game will have to be agreed by MondayReal Madrid and Barcelona will not meet on 26 October after the first clásico of the Spanish league season was postponed, just eight days befor…