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Interim manager leads rejuvenated Real Madrid to fourth successive win

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Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates his goal against Celta Vigo. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates his goal against Celta Vigo. INTERIM BOSS SANTIAGO Solari guided Real Madrid to a fourth consecutive win in all competitions on Sunday as they eased past Celta Vigo 4-2 in LaLiga. The Argentine has steadied the ship following Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal last month and will fancy ...

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Simeone sticks injured Godin up front, Godin scores late winner

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ATHLETICO MADRID HERO Diego Godin has revealed that a masterstroke from his manager paid off in a big way on Saturday. Diego Simeone instructed the defender to play up front for the closing stages of their dramatic 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, primarily because the 32-year-old was injured. Defender Godin damaged his thigh trying to prevent Inaki Williams ...

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‘I’d love to return to Spain’ – Out-of-favour Tottenham star hints at imminent exit

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Fernando Llorente (file pic). Fernando Llorente (file pic). TOTTENHAM STRIKER FERNANDO Llorente admits he would love the chance to return to La Liga at the end of season. Llorente has spent the last three years in the Premier League, having initially joined Swansea from Sevilla in the summer of 2016. After a successful season in south Wales, which saw him ...

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Icardi bags 87th minute-equaliser but Barcelona qualify for Champions League knockout stages

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Mauro Icardi celebrates levelling against Barcelona. Image: Luca Bruno Mauro Icardi celebrates levelling against Barcelona. Image: Luca Bruno BARCELONA QUALIFIED FOR the knockout stage of the Champions League despite Mauro Icardi snatching a late 1-1 draw for Inter Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday. Icardi struck in the 87th minute to grab the draw just four minutes after a ...

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Barcelona strike twice in three minutes to snatch victory at Rayo Vallecano

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Barca celebrate Suarez’s late strike. Image: Getty Images Barca celebrate Suarez’s late strike. Image: Getty Images BARCELONA SCORED TWICE in the last three minutes to edge past lowly Rayo Vallecano 3-2 and open up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga. A third straight league win moves Ernesto Valverde’s side clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, but their advantage will be ...

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Vinicius makes the difference as Real Madrid produce late show

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Ramos celebrates his goal. Image: Getty Images Ramos celebrates his goal. Image: Getty Images REAL MADRID ESCAPED from a largely uninspiring display with two late goals securing a fortuitous 2-0 win over Real Valladolid in Santiago Solari’s first La Liga match in charge. Vinicius Junior came off the bench to force an own goal off Kiko Olivas in the 83rd ...

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'Ramos makes more mistakes than me' – Lovren takes swipe at Real Madrid star

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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren and Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid. Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren and Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid. LIVERPOOL DEFENDER DEJAN Lovren has taken another swipe at Sergio Ramos, claiming the Real Madrid defender makes more mistakes than him. The Croatia international has also doubled-down on his assertion that he is one of the best defenders in the world, echoing ...

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