All posts tagged "la liga"

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    Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

    Bundesliga fixtures are reportedly set to resume in May – but look likely to be played behind closed doors until the start of 2021. Like every other league in Europe, the German top-flight has been suspended since mid-March but Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert has told the New York Times that games in the top...

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    Real Madrid Open Bernabeu for Hospitals to Store Medical Supplies for Coronavirus Battle

    The Real Madrid hierarchy have opened the doors to their Bernabeu stadium so that hospitals can store crucial supplies, as Spain continues its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Like most of their opponents, the La Liga giants and thirteen-time champions of Europe haven’t kicked a ball since losing 2-1 away to Real...

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    Cesc Fabregas Reveals Xabi Alonso was ‘Begging’ to Sign for Arsenal in 2008/09

    Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has revealed his international team-mate Xabi Alonso was once desperate to sign for the Gunners. Back in the summer of 2008, speculation raged in the tabloids that Alonso was an Arsenal target after being deemed surplus to requirements at his then club Liverpool, with Reds boss Rafa...

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    Barcelona Goalie Marc-André ter Stegen Reveals His Affection for Celtic Park

    Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has revealed his soft spot for Celtic Park – and insists he’d love to experience the stadium one more time. The 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best goalies in European football after establishing himself as the Catalan club’s out-and-out No1 in the last few...

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    Video: Watch Diego Costa Pretend Cough on Journalists After Liverpool Win

    Diego Costa fully embraced his pantomime villain role at Anfield last night by pretending to cough on waiting journalists and refusing to stop for any interviews. The Ateltico Madrid striker started his side’s stunning 3-2 after-extra-time victory over Liverpool last night, and was substituted in the second-half by manager Diego Simeone after...

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    Video: Wijnaldum’s Thumping Header Breaks Atletico Resistance for Liverpool

    Liverpool‘s Champions League hopes were revived this evening thanks to a thumping header from midfielder Gini Wijnaldum. Trailing 1-0 in their last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid after their first-leg two weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp’s European Champions knew they’d need to dig deep to turn things around against Diego Simeone’s famously well-drilled defence....

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    Arsenal Are ‘Exploring’ Plans to Give Santi Cazorla One Final Send Off Match

    Arsenal are exploring what could transpire to be an extraordinary send-off match for Santi Cazorla – almost a full four years after he played his final official match for the club. The little Spaniard became a hero to supporters of the North London side, partly because of his mercurial midfield displays, but...

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    Video: Liverpool Rocked by Early Saúl Ñíguez Goal Against Atletico Madrid

    Liverpool‘s Champions League tie in Madrid this evening got off to the worst possible start after Saúl Ñíguez opened the scoring for Atletico after just four minutes. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds travelled to the city’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium for the first time since winning the competition for an historic sixth time against Tottenham...

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    Barcelona Given Special Dispensation to Sign Middlesbrough Flop Martin Braithwaite

    Leo Messi looks set to get a new striking partner – with Middlesbrough flop Martin Braithwaite on the brink of signing for Barcelona this evening. Of course, with the transfer window now slammed shut, teams can’t typically sign players, but the La Liga giants were given special dispensation to sign the Danish...

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    Ex-Real Madrid Defender Raul Bravo Denies Ordering Assassination Attempt on Former Team-Mate

    Former Real Madrid defender Raul Bravo has emphatically denied trying to orchestrate an assassination attempt on his ex-team-mate Darko Kovacevic. Now retired, Bravo won two La Liga titles with Los Blancos across a six-year period before going on to play alongside Kovacevic at Greek giants Olympiacos in 2007. News broke last week...