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Barcelona's Dream Team - where are they now? - Telegraph

Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not have time for nonsense like the Champions League Final

As we have said many times, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlike any other footballer.<p>Actually, scratch that. Zlatan is unlike any other human being.<p>For many …

Robben, Ribery, Ramos, James, Modric, now Chiellini – injuries helping Barcelona to the treble

COMMENT: Giorgio Chiellini was ruled out of the Champions League final due to a calf problem in a season where Barca have got the rub of the green …

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Bale: I'll be at Real Madrid next season

The 25-year-old's future at the Santiago Bernabeu has been doubted after a number of below-par performances, but the world's most expensive player is …

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Modric: Tough having to watch Real Madrid collapse

The Croatia international was unable to help Los Blancos during what proved a disastrous second half to their 2014-15 campaign<p>Luka Modric has revealed his heartache at having to sit on the sidelines as Real Madrid exited the Champions League.<p>The Spanish giants went down to Juventus in the …

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Manchester United set to make £30m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after Gareth Bale declares he's staying in Spain

• <b>Real Madrid could cash in on Karim Benzema to boost their transfer funds</b>• <b><br>Cristiano Ronaldo is set to start ahead of Benzema under Rafa Benitez</b>• <b><br>Arsenal</b> …

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Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni Scores 128th Goal for Sao Paulo, Enters Club's Top 10

On Wednesday night, Rogerio Ceni scored his 128th goal for Sao Paulo.<p>That figure is not bad for a striker, let alone a goalkeeper.<p>Ceni's latest goal saw him enter the top 10 of the famous Brazilian club's list of all-time goalscorers.<p>Ceni is a dead-ball specialist who is clinical from free-kicks …

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Real Madrid reject Man United's €150m move for Gareth Bale & Raphael Varane [Spanish reports]

By Ben Green Last Updated: June 2, 2015 8:39 pm<p>There are widespread reports today in Spain that Real Madrid have rejected a mega 150 million euro …

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Mesut Ozil clocks up another assist for FA Cup final photographers

Arsenal's German playmaker is well-known for creating goalscoring opportunities for his team-mates on the field, but this time he has helped out in a …

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Betting: Benitez just 2/7 to take over at Real Madrid

President Florentino Perez announced that Carlo Ancelotti would be leaving the club this summer and the bookmakers expect Napoli boss Rafael Benitez …

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Could This Be Barcelona's 3rd Shirt for the 2015/16 Season?

Barcelona have already officially unveiled their first and second kits for next season.<p>However, Footy Headlines have revealed what they say is a "leaked" picture of their third kit.<p>They have obtained an image of a turquoise blue shirt that they claim will be the third kit for next season.<p>Barcelona …

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Are Juventus' Youngsters Ready to Step Up in 2015/16?

While their focus remains firmly on the Champions League final against Barcelona, there is little doubt that Juventus are preparing for the future. Italian football’s grand Old Lady has made moves for some of the peninsula’s brightest young talents, clearly seeking to extend her current dominance …

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Reports: Paul Pogba to snub Manchester City and Manchester United and move to Spain

Manchester City and Manchester United are set to miss out on signing Paul Pogba from Juventus this summer.<p>According to L'Equipe, the Frenchman has …

Diego Costa out of Spain squad as Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal get first call-ups

• Chelsea striker Costa not risked due to ‘muscle troubles’ • Sevilla duo Rico and Vidal rewarded for impressive club form • Spain play Costa Rica and Belarus next month<p>Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque has called up the uncapped Sevilla pair of Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal for next month’s games …

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Why Martin Montoya Was Barcelona's Most Surprising Player in 2014/15 Season

Martin Montoya has been a complete surprise during Barcelona's 2014/15 season. A let down even. To himself as much as to the club.<p>Per EFE (h/t Dermot Corrigan of ESPN FC), in December Montoya and his agent expressed an interest in moving elsewhere.<p>Quite why the player didn't dig his heels in is …

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Gareth Bale, not Cristiano Ronaldo, will be Real Madrid's key man under Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez has Florentino Perez's backing to make Bale future of the club and potentially put Ronaldo's nose out of joint with a place on the wing<p>Rafael Benítez is ready to make Gareth Bale Real Madrid’s new ‘untouchable’ ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in a move that could also see the Welshman …

15 - History - Juventus-Barcelona

Two of European football's great names meet in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League final as Juventus and FC Barcelona face off at Berlin's …

Barcelona's Lional Messi hails 'emotional' Liga success

The Argentina international expressed his delight at Barcelona's title success on a day that saw Xavi end a 24-year stay at Camp Nou<p>Lionel Messi has …

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Real Madrid close on Rafael Benitez as new manager

<b>Rafael Benitez is expected to be installed as the new Real Madrid manager after his season with Italian club Napoli finishes on Sunday.</b><p>The former Liverpool manager, 55, has not yet signed a contract with the 10-time European champions but negotiations are at an advanced stage.<p>Carlo Ancelotti was …

Dani Alves' Contract Comments Could Mean Trouble for Barcelona

Dani Alves is not a happy footballer. With his contract running out and potential suitors lining up, the Brazilian right-back has hit out at his club, FC Barcelona, with the season's two biggest matches still to come.<p>And with a transfer ban in place, the comments could spell trouble for Barcelona, …

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Real Madrid Transfer News: Gareth Bale Tipped to Stay, Top David De Gea Rumours

Wales coach Chris Coleman doesn’t expect Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid in the summer after being linked with a move to Manchester United.<p>Bale is a priority signing for United, per the <i>Daily Mail</i> (via Rhys Turrell of the <i>Daily Star)</i>, and his future at Real has been the source of debate.<p>But Coleman …

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Real Madrid declines purchase option on Chicharito, who heads back to Manchester United

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is, presumably, back on the market.<p>Mexico’s tidy poacher, he of the 9 goals in 33 appearances for Real Madrid this …

What's in Rafa Benitez's in-tray at Real Madrid?

Reining in Ronaldo, getting the best out of Bale...the Real manager-elect has many pressing issues to sort out<p>Get Cristiano Ronaldo onside<p>The Portuguese superstar wields such authority in the Bernabeu dressing room, that it's imperative Benitez gets his backing early on.<p>To make matters a little …

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How Twitter Reacted to Carlo Ancelotti's Departure from Real Madrid

In life, there are only three certainties: Death, taxes and Real Madrid firing world-class managers when their impossibly high standards are not met.<p>On Monday, Los Blancos held a press conference to announce the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, the man who delivered the club's much-vaunted 10th …

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Germany leave Bayern Munich star Neuer, Real Madrid ace Kroos out of squad for USA

Germany will be without a trio of stars for next month’s international friendly with the USA.<br>read more

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Transfers 'Realistic,' Claims PSG President

Link to Media<p>Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi believes it is "realistic" the Ligue 1 champions could sign Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo one day.<p>Al-Khelaifi spoke to <i>Football Focus</i> (h/t BBC Sport) about the club's progression, and how they could lure the …

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Diego Costa, Juan Mata Left Out of Spain Squad to Face Costa Rica and Belarus

Link to Media<p>Vicente del Bosque has overlooked Premier League stars Diego Costa, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Cesar Azpilicueta in his Spain squad to take on Costa Rica and Belarus.<p>The veteran coach's selection combines a number of veteran stars with those who can be considered the next generation …

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