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Lionel Messi to PSG a 'possibility,' says former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal

Eric Abidal believes former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi could be interested in a move to Paris Saint-Germain if he wants "a different …

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Barca president: tax evasion accusations linked to Catalan independence

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has claimed the accusations against the club for tax evasion in the signing of Brazilian star Neymar are linked to their support of Catalan independence from Spain.<p>Bartomeu was charged with tax fraud by a Spanish judge on Tuesday, suspected of evading 2.85 …

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James Rodriguez to miss 2 months with broken foot

Real Madrid will be without their big summer signing for the next two months, thanks to an injury sustained in Wednesday's La Liga match against Sevilla. James Rodriguez broke a metatarsal in his right foot and is set to undergo surgery that will keep him out through March.<p>James scored in the 12th …

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ESM Team of the Month - January 2015

<b>ESM XI</b><p>David De Gea (Manchester United, 4 votes)<br>Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, 6 votes)<br>Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, 5 votes)<br>Gerard Pique (Barcelona, 4 votes)<br>Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus, 4 votes)<br>Paul Pogba (Juventus, 11 votes)<br>Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid, 7 votes)<br>Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg, 4 …

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Cristiano Ronaldo: 30 reasons why he is the best / worst person ever to play football

On the occasion of Ronaldo's 30th birthday, here are 30 reasons to love and/or despise the Real Madrid legend<p><b>1) He has scored FIFTY goals in a season for the last four seasons</b><p>And has already netted 36 times this one. That is more goals than Aston Villa have scored in their entire history, if you …

Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible scoring record by numbers

Portugal captain <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> has netted an incredible 15 goals for Real in seven La Liga outings this season.<p>He is the fastest <b>Real Madrid</b> player to reach that 100 league goals and the first player to score against every team in a single season in La Liga.<p>His transfer to the club in 2009, after …

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Real Madrid's Rodriguez undergos surgery

Real Madrid's Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodríguez has undergone surgery on the fracture he suffered in the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The operation was a complete success and was carried out by Doctor Mariano de Prado under the supervision of Doctor Jesus Olmo, the Real Madrid …

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A superstar at only 23

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Cristiano Ronaldo at 30: Manchester United, Real Madrid and rose-tinted spectacles

CR7 may be the best in the world, but he was not the best in the Premier League, despite how time plays tricks with the memory. We would love to have him back though<p>How we miss him. The news this week that <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> has a billion-dollar transfer release clause written into his <b>Real Madrid</b> …

3 things we learned from Barcelona's 3-1 win over Atlético Madrid

The Blaugrana aren't in crisis mode anymore.<p>A tumultuous couple of weeks for Barcelona have given way to a massive result and the solidification of their place in La Liga. The famed trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all snatched goals in a 3-1 win over Atlético Madrid on Sunday, pulling …

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Lionel Messi says he has no intention of leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi has denied that he demanded Barcelona sack their manager, Luis Enrique, and says he has no intention of leaving the club, describing reports linking him to Chelsea or Manchester City as “lies”.<p>At the end of a week of crisis Messi broke his silence on the club’s TV channel after …

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Ballon d’Or: Why Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Lionel Messi in the shade after winning European and Club World Cup

Real Madrid star deserves to beat great rival to the Ballon d’Or after a stellar season in which he led his club to the hallowed Décima<p>Cristiano <b>Ronaldo</b> hits 30 in February. Not goals, but years. That fact, guaranteed to make all <b>Manchester United</b> and <b>Real Madrid</b> fans feel old, is no barrier to the …

Real Madrid vs. Espanyol live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch La Liga online

The once invincible Madrid has gone off the rails over the past two matches.<p>After 22 straight victories in all competitions, Real Madrid a football's version of a stunned prize fighter after suffering two straight losses. Carlo Ancelotti's side will try to get back on track as they host Espanyol at …

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Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid's genius that defies explanation

Sky Sports documentary on the genesis of footballing phenomenon gives insight but fails to hit the target<p>“I think I’ve found you a genius,” the <b>Manchester United</b> scout Bob Bishop famously telegrammed to Sir Matt Busby on seeing George Best. Never mind finding a genius, how do you make one? Last …

Lionel Messi hits out at 'lies' linking him with a move from Barcelona to Chelsea

Argentine guides Catalans to victory over Atletico Madrid in La Liga after torrid week at Nou Camp<p>Lionel <b>Messi</b> declared that reports linking him with a move to either <b>Manchester City</b> or <b>Chelsea</b> were "all lies" after leading <b>Barcelona</b> to a convincing win over title rivals <b>Atlético</b> <b>Madrid</b>.<p>There were …

Messi: "I'm not going anywhere"

Four-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi shot back angrily Sunday at rumours that he could leave Barcelona after clashing with coach Luis Enrique and the club's board.<p>The Argentine was in top form with a goal and two assists as the Catalan giants ended and unsettling week off the field with …

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No Frenchmen in L'Equipe's Top 10 footballers of 2014

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Guillermo Ochoa keeps active during the holidays

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Lionel Messi matched Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo with a hat-trick this weekend as Barcelona returned to second in La Liga with victory over Espanyol.</b><p>The 27-year-old struck either side of half-time with two typically well-taken finishes to put his side ahead after Sergio Garcia's solo goal …

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Messi and Ronaldo shine, Chelsea slip | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continued their extraordinary double act, both scoring hat-tricks as Real Madrid and Barcelona maintained their battle for supremacy at the top of La Liga over the weekend.<p>Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal against …

Wanderers' Mullen hopes to take on Cristiano Ronaldo

The AFC Champions League-winning defender is hoping to seize a second chance at pitting himself against the Portuguese superstar<p>Daniel Mullen missed out on marking Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2008 Club World Cup in Japan, so the Western Sydney Wanderers defender is hoping it's second time lucky in …

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are too good for La Liga - it should not be this easy

Brilliance requires a counter-balancing force and the Spanish league is lacking it<p>This weekly rampage – entertaining though it is – needs to be constrained if <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> and <b>Lionel Messi</b> are not to shred the dignity of Spanish league football, where the two maestros are turning it into …

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European Team of the Week: Lionel Messi Steals the Show from Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi is WhoScored.com's European player of the week after helping himself to a hat-trick and earning a rating of 10 in Barcelona's 5-1 thumping of Espanyol on Sunday.<p>Messi could have ended the encounter with four goals after hitting the woodwork midway through the first half and was a …

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La Liga Team of the Week: Ronaldo & Messi hit hat-tricks

The Portuguese scored all three for Real Madrid in their 3-0 win at home to Celta Vigo and the Argentine struck a superb treble in Barcelona's 5-1 …

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo definitely hate each other

Could this weekend's game of one-upsmanship have come from anything other than a nasty rivalry?<p>Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two best footballers in the world. They are, perhaps, the two best footballers who have ever lived. They play at the two biggest clubs in the world, which happen …

Lionel Messi Is The ‘Best Player Ever,’ Declares David Luiz

Lionel Messi is the best player in the history of soccer, according to the central defender who tried to tame the Barcelona forward on Wednesday …