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Spanish Super Cup: Kroos inspires Real win, Valverde unhappy with Saudi move

• Toni Kroos scores direct from corner in 3-1 win over Valencia• Barcelona manager says ‘income’ behind Saudi Arabia moveReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos scored directly from a corner as his side booked their place in the final of the revamped Spanish…

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Spanish Super Cup: Kroos inspires Real win, Valverde unhappy with Saudi move

• Toni Kroos scores direct from corner in 3-1 win over Valencia• Barcelona manager says ‘income’ behind Saudi Arabia moveReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos scored directly from a corner as his side booked their place in the final of the revamped Spanish…

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Supercopa’s Saudi Arabia adventure given short shrift by fans in Spain | Sid Lowe

The Spanish trophy’s derided trip to Jeddah sees Barcelona fans buying just 300 tickets and Valencia shifting as few as 27The sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo last week offered advice for football fans travelling to Spain’s new, revamped Supercopa, whi…

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Champions League last 16 draw: tie-by-tie analysis

PSG may have got it right at last, Frank Lampard returns to Munich – and it’s now or never for Cristiano Ronaldo and JuveCould this, finally, be Paris Saint-Germain’s year? Although their domestic form has been indifferent (they lead Ligue 1 by just se…

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Courtois helps break Valencia hearts after swapping boxes for Real Madrid | Sid Lowe

A thrilling finale left honours even but Valencia on their knees after the Real goalkeeper headed upfield and caused mayhem“I’m two metres tall; that frightens people,” Thibaut Courtois said. It was late, it was loud and he had nothing to lose, so ther…

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Courtois helps break Valencia hearts after swapping boxes for Real Madrid | Sid Lowe

A thrilling finale left honours even but Valencia on their knees after the Real goalkeeper headed upfield and caused mayhem“I’m two metres tall; that frightens people,” Thibaut Courtois said. It was late, it was loud and he had nothing to lose, so ther…

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Rayo Vallecano match abandoned after ‘Nazi’ chants; Real Madrid draw

• Albacete’s Roman Zozulya accused by Rayo Vallecano fans• Karim Benzema scores late equaliser for Real at ValenciaA Spanish second division match between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete was abandoned at half-time on Sunday after Albacete forward Roman Zoz…

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Champions League roundup: Ajax and Inter crash out after home defeats

• Valencia beat Dutch champions 1-0 in Amsterdam• Dortmund progress as Ansu Fati becomes youngest scorerLast season’s beaten semi-finalists Ajax were the big casualties from the Champions League group stage as the Dutch champions crashed out following …

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Frank Lampard relieved Chelsea are still in charge of Champions League destiny

• Valencia missed late sitter in 2-2 draw at the Mestalla • Chelsea will qualify if they beat Lille on 10 DecemberFrank Lampard said he was relieved that Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League are still in their own hands after…

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Arrizabalaga slips from hero to villain but Valencia muddle their lines | Sid Lowe

Chelsea’s goalkeeper was uneasy around a stunning penalty save and the home side missed more golden opportunities late onThe man who can teach any bird to sing silenced a football stadium, but not for long. Instead – as the final, wild, open, epic minu…

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Daniel Wass’s freak goal earns Valencia draw with Chelsea

It will be difficult for Chelsea to remember that they remain in control of their destiny in this competition. Frank Lampard’s young side gave everything on a breathless night at the Mestalla and there were eight minutes left when an eccentric game too…

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Valencia v Chelsea: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 5.55pm GMT kick-offMaxi Gómez: ‘In Uruguay you lift a rock and there’s a footballer’And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 5.14pm GMT On the subject of blood orange … oh my, what a sunset. 5.11pm GMT Her…

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Chelsea’s knockout stage starts with Valencia game, says Frank Lampard

• Three teams level on points at top of Champions League group• Lampard has left Ross Barkley at home for disciplinary reasonsFrank Lampard has said that Chelsea are effectively in a knockout situation in their Champions League group and has admitted t…

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Maxi Gómez: ‘In Uruguay you lift up a rock and there’s a footballer’ | Sid Lowe

The Valencia striker draws inspiration from the ‘fighting spirit’ of his home country, typified by his ‘idol’, Luis Suárez, as his side prepare for a Champions League encounter with ChelseaMaxi Gómez had truly gone fishing. It was early July and Valenc…

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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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Frank Lampard says Chelsea defeat was harsh Champions League lesson

• Chelsea lose 1-0 to Valencia in Group H opener• Manager defends Ross Barkley after late penalty missFrank Lampard admitted that his young Chelsea side were given a harsh lesson after opening their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 defeat against V…

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Ross Barkley’s penalty miss costs Chelsea as Valencia win opener

It was a night when Frank Lampard’s young players found out that no competition is as unforgiving as the Champions League. It was a night of missed opportunities and when it was over Chelsea were left wondering how they had failed to take at least a po…

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Chelsea v Valencia: Champions League – live!

Updates from the Group H game kicking off at 8pm BSTLive scoreboard: the latest from all Tuesday’s matchesValencia respond to crisis with statement that infuriates fansLampard wary of Valencia threatAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 7.05pm…

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Ten exciting Champions League debutants to watch this week

There will be some interesting new faces on show in the Champions League fixtures this weekBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThere will be plenty of familiar faces on show in the Champions League this week, but there are also a number of players hoping t…

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Valencia’s response to the crisis? A statement that infuriates fans more | Sid Lowe

Replacing Marcelino García Toral with Albert Celades has caused confusion before the Champions League trip to ChelseaThe only man who spoke after Valencia’s 5-2 defeat at Barcelona on Saturday was the man who had been there only three days and had noth…