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Watch: Messi Hat-Trick Restores Barcelona’s La Liga Lead

Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table. The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekend’s derby thumping of Espanyol. He took his goals tally for the season to 20 after a …

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Eleven Sports At Risk Of Closure In UK After Four Months

Streaming service, Eleven Sports, is reportedly at risk of closure in the UK after just four months due to ‘poor distribution and growing losses’.  The streaming service currently holds the broadcasting rights for La Liga and Serie A and were due to begin exclusively streaming UFC fights in Ireland and the UK from January 2019, however, the promotional company has …

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“He Only Has One Skill” – Pelé Launches Astonishing Attack On Leo Messi

It appears as though Brazilian great Pelé isn’t the biggest fan of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The legendary striker and three-time World Cup winner hit out at comparisons between himself and Messi claiming that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner only has “one skill” and that he was a much better all-around player than the Argentine. “How can you make a comparison between a …

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Poll: Vote For Your Barcelona/Real Madrid Combined XI

Sunday night’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga will be the first El Clásico to feature neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Messi is out of the game with an arm injury, while Ronaldo completed a £100 million move to Juventus last summer. Ahead of the clash at the Nou Camp, pick your combined …

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Resistance To USA Game Is ‘Cultural’, Says La Liga President

La Liga president Javier Tebas on Tuesday claimed that resistance to the controversial plans to hold a Spanish top-flight game in the United States is “cultural”. The match between Girona and Barcelona on January 26 is scheduled to be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, despite strong opposition and fears that the Catalan giants would effectively be gifted an …

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Barcelona & Real Madrid Lose On Same Day For First Time Since 2015

Real Madrid failed to capitalize on Barcelona’s defeat at Leganes as both clubs lost league matches on the same day for the first time since January 2015. Barca’s 2-1 loss to relegation fighters Leganes was the greater shock but Madrid’s beating was more emphatic, blown away 3-0 by Sevilla after a torrid 39 minutes at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. For …

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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal for Juventus.  Barcelona fought back from a goal down to win 1-2 away to Real Sociedad to maintain their 100% start. Two quick-fire goals from Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé in three second-half minutes ensured Barca picked up all three points. French …

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Brazilian Great Ronaldo Buys 51 Percent Of Real Valladolid

Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has taken control of Real Valladolid after buying 51 percent of the La Liga club’s shares, it was announced on Monday.  At a press conference held in the city’s town hall, Valladolid president Carlos Suarez said: “Today is a starting point. Ronaldo personally acquires 51 percent of the shares of Real Valladolid.” “He is an idol …

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Real Madrid Start New Era Strong With 2-0 La Liga Opener

Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane. The European champions ensured the three points at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 20th-minute goal from Dani Carvajal and a Gareth Bale …

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Messi Brace Leads Barcelona To Dominant La Liga Opener

Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night. Wearing the captain’s armband following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japan, Messi stepped up to send a cheeky second-half free-kick under the jumping wall …

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