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European roundup: Lionel Messi hits four goals to ease Barcelona past Eibar

• Argentinian scores hat-trick in just 26 minutes• Erling Braut Haaland scores again for Borussia DortmundLionel Messi scored four goals as Barcelona thrashed Eibar 5-0 at the Camp Nou. The Argentinian had not scored in his previous four games but put …

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Sterling ‘really happy’ at Manchester City but does not rule out Real move

Real Madrid are ‘fantastic club’, says England wingerSterling: ‘I have to respect my contract with City’Raheem Sterling insists he is “really happy” at Manchester City for now, but refused to rule out the possibility of joining Real Madrid in the futur…

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English quartet prepare for drama on a stage we must enjoy while we can

Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea face differing challenges in a Champions League group stage that is likely to be one of the last in the competition’s current formatThe Champions League returns on Tuesday with Liverpool back at the stadium…

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Pep Guardiola claims he could be sacked if Manchester City lose to Real Madrid

City could demand first Champions League win, manager saysGuardiola feels it give a ‘bad message’ to judge on trophies alonePep Guardiola has claimed Manchester City could sack him if they fail to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League.City dismissin…

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Manchester City run the risk of rust as Real Madrid showdown looms

Pep Guardiola’s side face a bizarre shortage of football leading up to the seismic tie that looks set to define their seasonSunday’s postponement of Manchester City’s match against West Ham may have an undesired corollary for Pep Guardiola’s side: they…

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Real Madrid dumped out by Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey thriller

• Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad• Ten-man visitors hold on in frantic finaleReal Madrid have been dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the quarter-final stage, losing 4-3 to Real Sociedad at the Bernabéu.Alexander Isak struck twice for the Basque side as t…

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Zidane swaps sparkle for steel to win the Madrid derby that matters | Sid Lowe

Madrid were written off after Atlético’s 7-3 pre-season win but they are now a ‘block of granite’ after a culture shift in the squad“Keep calm,” Zinedine Zidane said, but back in Madrid it was hot and it was late and it wasn’t easy to sleep. In Torrejó…

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Karim Benzema hits winner as Real pip Atlético in Madrid derby

Karim Benzema fired Real Madrid to a 1-0 win in the city derby against Atletico Madrid on Saturday which underlines Real’s La Liga title credentials. The French forward side-footed home a cross from his compatriot Ferland Mendy to break the deadlock in…

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Simeone facing Madrid derby that may make or break him at Atlético | Sid Lowe

Diego Simeone has revived Atlético and given Real the rival they crave but a poor season after the loss of several key players in the summer threatens to derail his projectDiego Simeone was the making of the Madrid rivalry; now, it could be the breakin…

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Juventus shocked by Napoli while Real Madrid go clear in La Liga

• Zielinski and Insigne score in Napoli’s 2-1 win over Juve• Real Madrid win 1-0 at Real ValladolidSerie A leaders Juventus suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Napoli, with coach Maurizio Sarri returning to his former club for the first time, though Cristia…

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European roundup: Ashley Young notches assist on dramatic Inter debut

Ex-Manchester United winger supplies pinpoint cross for openerRadja Nainggolan equalises for Cagliari against parent clubInter Milan were held to a third successive 1-1 draw in Serie A after Radja Nainggolan, a player they loaned to Cagliari for this s…

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European roundup: Barcelona slump at Valencia, Leipzig shocked by Frankfurt

• Bilbao’s Williams racially abused during Espanyol draw• Bundesliga leaders Leipzig’s 13-game unbeaten run endsThe Valencia striker Maxi Gómez scored once and helped produce an own-goal to beat Barcelona 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday.The loss was the fir…

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Real Madrid sign Flamengo playmaker Reinier Jesus for reported £25.6m fee

18-year-old is the club’s latest young Brazilian signingSheffield United near £1m deal for Forest’s Jack RobinsonReal Madrid have signed attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus from Flamengo. The 18-year-old joins the La Liga club on a six-year deal for a r…

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Casemiro at the double to help Real Madrid fend off Sevilla

Julen Lopetegui returned here for the first time and befell the same fate as the men who preceded him. You have to go back 14 coaches and more than a decade to find the last manager to win here after Sevilla were defeated for a 13th consecutive visit. …

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The story of professional fouls: from Willie Young to Federico Valverde

The red card shown to Valverde in the Spanish Supercopa can be traced back to a foul in the FA Cup final 40 years agoBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWhen Atlético Madrid striker Álvaro Morata raced through on goal with a few minutes to play in …

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The story of professional fouls: from Willie Young to Federico Valverde

The red card shown to Valverde in the Spanish Supercopa can be traced back to a foul in the FA Cup final 40 years agoBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWhen Atlético Madrid striker Álvaro Morata raced through on goal with a few minutes to play in …

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‘It was the only thing left I could do’: Valverde apologises for cynical foul on Morata – video

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde has apologised after his red-card challenge on Álvaro Morata in the Spanish Supercopa. Deep into extra-time, with the game tied at 0-0, the forward was running through on goal before he was cynically b…

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Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid on penalties to lift Spanish Supercopa

Atlético fail to convert first two spot-kicksReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos seals the win Thibaut Courtois was the hero for Real Madrid as they won the Spanish Super Cup final with a 4-1 penalty shootout victory over rivals Atlético Madrid.Courtois k…

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Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid: Spanish Supercopa final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the final, kicking off at 6pm GMTSupercopa’s Saudi adventure given short shrift by fansLive scoreboard: all Sunday’s latest scores and resultsAnd you can email Daniel here or tweet him here 5.18pm GMT Make your mind up, so…

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Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid: Spanish Supercopa final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the final, kicking off at 6pm GMTSupercopa’s Saudi adventure given short shrift by fansLive scoreboard: all Sunday’s latest scores and resultsAnd you can email Daniel here or tweet him here 5.18pm GMT Make your mind up, so…